March 16, 2019
University of Southern California
Taper Hall of Humanities

8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
North Foyer and Room 114
8:30 - 9:50 AM

Session 1

Room 110 Development Programs:  Chaired by Steven Helfand, UC Riverside
No Impact of Rural Development Policies? No Synergies with Conditional Cash Transfers? An Investigation of the IFAD-Supported Project in Brazil Steven Helfand, UC RiversideImpact subways in China on Traffic Ben Zou, Michigan State UniversityScarcity and Inter-Village Cooperation Muhammad Haseeb, University of Warwick
Room 112 Political Economy 1:  Chaired by Meera Mahadevan, University of Michigan
Monetary Incentives to Vote: Evidence from a Nationwide Policy Mariella Gonzales, University of Chicago Establishing Responsive Linkages between Politicians and Voters in Pakistan Miriam Golden, UCLA The Price of Power: Costs of Political Corruption in Indian Electricity Meera Mahadevan, University of Michigan
Room 116 Child Development:  Chaired by Daniel Bennett, University of Southern California
The Intergenerational Health Effects of the U.S. Bombing Campaign in Cambodia Paloma Moyano, Emory University Leave the Kids Alone: An Alternative Approach to Studying Parent Child Interactions Tushar Bharati, University of Western Australia Understanding the Role of Parents in Reinforcing Inequalities Over the Life Course Rakesh Banerjee, Rice University Intergenerational Spillover Effects of Bhopal Gas Disaster Arushi Kaushik, UC San Diego
Room 118 Labor:  Chaired by Vittorio Bassi, University of Southern California
Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply Nandita Krishnaswamy, University of Southern California Labor Market Frictions in Developing Economies: Evidence from Peruvian Firms Munseob Lee, UC San Diego The Impact of Monitoring Technologies on Contracts and Employee Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Kenya’s Transit Industry Gregory Lane, UC Berkeley The Mechanics of Job Search: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda Vittorio Bassi, University of Southern California
Room 119 Migration 1:  Chaired by Nilesh Fernando, Notre Dame
Should I Stay or Should I Go: Microeconomic Determinants of Migration Zack Barnett-Howell, Yale University Hidden Income and the Perceived Returns to Migration: Experimental Evidence from Kenya Travis Baseler, Stanford University Regulation by Reputation? Quality Revelation of Labor Intermediaries in International Migration A. Nilesh Fernando, University of Notre Dame Seasonal Migration and Permanent Migration: Lessons from Eight-Years of Tracking in Bangladesh Maira Reimão, Yale University and Evidence Action
9:50 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break
Room 114 Beverage Stations
10:30 - 11:50 AM

Session 2

Room 110 Demography 1:  Chaired by Jeff Nugent, University of Southern California
Technical Change and Fertility: Evidence from the Oil Palm Boom in Indonesia Esther Gehrke, UC Berkeley The Winter’s Tale: Season of Birth Impacts on Children in China Nidhiya Menon, Brandeis University Explaining Inequality:  Wealth Mobility, Inheritance, and Extinction in Rural JapanYuzuru Kumon, UC Davis The Brides of Boko Haram: Economic Shocks, Marriage Practices, and Insurgency in Nigeria Jonah Rexer, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
Room 112 Political Economy 2: Chaired by Jeff Weaver, University of Southern California
Motivating Bureaucrats with Non-Monetary Incentives when State Capacity is Weak: Evidence from Large-Scale Field Experiments in Peru Andrew Dustan, Vanderbilt University Are Transparency and Accountability Enough? Open Corruption and Why it Exists Ajay Shenoy, UC Santa Cruz Improving Last-Mile Service Delivery using Phone-Based Monitoring Karthik Muralidharan, UC San Diego Scores, Camera, Action? Incentivizing Teachers in Remote Areas Arya Gaduh, et al., University of Arkansas
Room 116 Health 1:  Chaired by Daniel Bennett, University of Southern California
Brain vs. Brawn: Child Labor, Human Capital Investment, and the Role of Dynamic ComplementaritiesNatalie Bau, UCLA Social Protection, Risk, and Migration: The Impact of Low-Cost Health Insurance on Return Migration to Mexico Melissa Knox, University of Washington The Policy Implications of Price Sensitivity of Demand for Health Insurance – Evidence from Community Based Health Insurance in Rwanda Carolin Sjöholm, University of Gothenburg The Contribution of Patients and Providers to the Overuse of Prescription Drugs Anja Sautmann, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Room 118 Firms/Entrepreneurship:  Chaired by Vittorio Bassi, University of Southern California
Access to credit and productivity: Evidence from Thai Villages Diego Vera-Cossio, Inter-American Development Bank and UC San Diego Equilibrium Effects of Size-based Policies on Multiproduct Firms Gaurav Chiplunkar, Yale University What Explains Low Adoption of Digital Payment Technologies? Evidence from 1,003 Small Firms in India Carly Trachtman, UC Berkeley The Difference a Job Makes: Evidence from a Random Procurement Scheme Matthew Pecenco, UC Berkeley
Room 119 Migration 2:  Chaired by Sandra Rozo, University of Southern California
Prison or Sanctuary? An Evaluation of Camps for Syrian Refugees Thomas Ginn, Stanford University The Migration Response to Land Registration: Evidence from China Ren Mu, Texas A&M Consequences of Cambodian Refugees Masahiro Kubo, Brown University Brothers or Invaders? How Crisis-Driven Migrants Shape Voting Behavior Sandra Rozo, University of Southern California
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch and Keynote Address
Room 114 Food and Beverage Stations
Proceed with plates to Keynote in Room 201
Keynote Speaker: Professor Duncan Thomas, Duke University
1:40 - 3:00 PM

Session 3

Room 110 Gender:  Chaired by Paulina Oliva, University of Southern California
De Facto Suffrage: A Field Experiment to Improve Women’s Turnout in Pakistan’s General Elections Asad Liaqat, Harvard University Impact of Relaxing Mobility Constraints on Women’s Economic Participation: Evidence from a Countrywide Natural Experiment in Pakistan Saher Asad, Lahore University of Management Sciences Keeping It in the Family: Female Inheritance, Inmarriage, and the Status of Women Duman Bahrami-Rad, Harvard University
Room 112 Public: Chaired by Jeff Weaver, University of Southern California
Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Motivations for Tax Compliance: Evidence from Pakistan Obeid Ur Rehman, University of Michigan Insurance Demand and the Crowding Out of Redistribution Karlijn Morsink, University of Oxford Barriers to Public Pension Program Participation in a Developing Country Junichi Yamasaki, Kobe University Labor Market Effects of In-Kind Food Subsidies Aditya Shrinivas, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Room 116 Behavioral:  Chaired by Simone Schaner, University of Southern California
Risk and Time Preferences after Natural Disasters Dhanushka Thamarapani, Cal State Chico Cognitive, Socioemotional and Behavioral Returns to College Quality Subha Mani, Fordham University Effects of Stress on Economic Choice Prachi Jain, Loyola Marymount University
Room 118 Education 1:  Chaired by Mauricio Romero, ITAM
Improving Learning Quality and Equity with Technology: Evidence from Chile Nicolas Bottan, Cornell University Poor Sleep: Sunset Time and Human Capital Production Maulik Jagnani, Cornell University Power of Demand: A Natural Experiment in Higher Education Mahdi Majbouri, Babson College The Challenge of Designing Effective Teacher Performance Pay Programs: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania Mauricio Romero, ITAM
Room 119 Networks:  Chaired by Alan Griffith, University of Washington
Endogenous information sharing and the gains from using network information to maximize Technology Adoption Elisabeth Sadoulet, et al, UC Berkeley Job Migration in a Rivalry Setting Robert Fletcher, Stanford University and Santiago Saavedra, Universidad del Rosario Household (Under) Adoption of Sanitation: Externalities and Borrowing Constraints Sanghmitra Gautam, Washington University Network Partitioning and Social Exclusion under Different Selection Regimes Alan Griffith et al, University of Washington
3:00 - 3:30 PM Coffee Break
Room 114 Beverage Stations
3:40 - 4:50 PM

Session 4

Room 110 Program Evaluation:  Chaired by Sarojini Hirshleifer, UC Riverside
Testing Attrition Bias in Field Experiments Sarojini Hirshleifer, UC Riverside Do Research Findings Influence Policy? Experimental Evidence from 2,145 Brazilian Municipalities Diana Moreira, UC Davis Toward an Ethical Experiment Yusuke Narita, Yale University
Room 112 Conflict:  Chaired by Gaurav Khanna, UC San Diego
Formal employment and Organized Crime: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Colombia Gaurav Khanna et al, UC San Diego Does Information Break the Political Resource Curse? Experimental Evidence from Mozambique Inês Vilela, Nova School of Business and Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Why do people join armed groups? Evidence from Eastern Congo David Wu, UC BerkeleyThe Implications of Aggregate Measures of Exposure to Violence for the Estimated Impacts on Individual Risk Preferences Marc Rockmore, Clark University
Room 116 Health 2:  Chaired by Paulina Oliva, University of Southern California
Land Reform and Child Health in The Kyrgyz Republic Olga Shemyakina, Georgia Tech Commitment Contracts and School Competition for Smoking Prevention in Indonesia Margaret Triyana, Notre Dame The Economic Benefits versus Environmental Costs of India's Coal-Fired Power Plants Teevrat Garg, UC San Diego Local Media and the Spread of Ebola in Guinea Ada Gonzalez-Torres, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Room 118 Education 2:  Chaired by Teresa Molina, University of Hawaii
Long-Term and Intergenerational Effects of Education: Evidence from School Construction in Indonesia Marieke Kleemans, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Labor Market Effects of Eliminating University Tuition in Ecuador Teresa Molina, University of Hawaii at Manoa Social Promotion and Learning Outcomes: Evidence from India Nazmul Ahsan, St. Louis University Should Program Graduation be Better Targeted? The Other Schooling Outcomes of Mexico’s Prospera Tobias Pfutze, Florida International University
Room 119 HH Finance:  Chaired by Simone Schaner, University of Southern California
The Limits of Commitment: Who Benefits from Illiquid Savings Products? Simone Schaner, University of Southern California Informal Taxation Responses to Cash Transfers: Experimental Evidence from Kenya Michael Walker, UC Berkeley Personalizing or Reminding? How to better incentivize savings amongst the Poor Jeanne Lafortune, PUC-Chile The Role of Social Norms in Old-Age Support: Evidence from China Xuezhu Shi, London School of Economics
Room 213 Trade:  Chaired by Jeff Nugent, University of Southern California
Global Agricultural Value Chains Songhun Lim, University of Minnesota Import Competition and Gender Inequality in the Labor Market Andrea Velásquez, University of Colorado DenverMultinational enforcement of labor law: Experimental evidence from Bangladesh's Apparel Sector Laura Boudreau, UC Berkeley