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ThReD Conference 2017

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Sponsors: This year’s ThReD conference is sponsored by the University of Warwick's Department of Economics and hosted by Warwick in London

By invitation only

ThReD is an organisation dedicated to research in Development Economics. The annual ThReD conference provides a platform that contributes to the dialogue between theory and empirics.

Event Details

Date: Friday 23 - Saturday 24 June 2017

Time: Friday 9am – 5.30pm (and conference dinner) and Saturday 9am – 5.30pm

Location: Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. Find us

Organisers: Professor Sharun Mukand and Professor Debraj Ray

Conference Programme

Friday 23rd June 2017

Time

Presentation

Presenters/Authors (those in bold will be presenting at the conference)

9am

Coffee


SESSION ONE

9.30am – 10.30am

Clans, Guilds, and Markets

Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University; David de la Croix, Univ. Cath. Louvain; Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University

10.30am – 11am

Coffee


11am – 12noon

The Perverse Politics of Polarization

S. Nageeb Ali, Penn State; Maximilian Mihm, NYU Abu Dhabi; Lucas Siga, NYU Abu Dhabi

12noon – 1pm

Informal Risk Sharing with Local

Attila Ambrus, Duke University; Wayne Y. Gao, Yale University; Pau Milan, Univsersitat Autonoma de Barcelona

1pm – 2pm

Lunch


SESSION TWO

2pm – 3pm

Dynamic Reform of Public Institutions

Justin Valasek, WZB Berlin

3pm – 3.30pm

Coffee


3.30pm – 4.30pm

Meritocracy and Markets

Rajiv Sethi, Barnard College, Columbia University; Rohini Somanathan, Delhi School of Economics

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Altruistic Donors, Development and Redistribution

Patrick Legros, Univsersité libre de Bruxelles (ECARES); Mohamed Sraieb, University of Essex


Saturday 24th June 2017

Time

Presentation

Presenters/Authors (those in bold will be presenting at the conference)

9am

Coffee


SESSION THREE

9.30am – 10.30am

The Explosive Combination of Religious Decentralisation and Autocracy: the Case of Islam

Emmanuelle Auriol, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE); Jean-Philippe Platteau Université de Namur

10.30am – 11am

Coffee


11am – 12noon

Moral Codes and the Dynamics of Social Norms

Zaki Wahhaj, University of Kent

12noon – 1pm

Redistribution of Economic Resources due to Conflict: The Maoist Uprising in Nepal

Anirban Mitra, University of Kent; Shabana Mitra, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

1pm – 2pm

Lunch


SESSION FOUR

2pm – 3pm

Resources, Conflict, and Economic Development in Africa

Achyuta Adhvaryu, University of Michigan; James Fenske, University of Warwick; Gaurav Khanna, Center for Global Development & UCSD; Anant Nyshadham, Boston College

3pm – 3.30pm

Coffee


3.30pm – 4.30pm

Benevolent Mediation in the Shadow of Conflict

Andrea Canidio, INSEAD; Joan Esteban, Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Renegotiating with One's Self

Karna Basu, Hunter College

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Post Conference Farewell Reception