Development Economics Day Agenda
U-M, Michigan State University, and University of Notre Dame Faculty and Graduate Students Workshop
December 4, 2010. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Annenberg Auditorium. 1120 Weill Hall
By invitation only
Presenters’ names are given in italics.
|9:30–10:00 a.m.||Participants arrive; Continental breakfast served|
|10:00–10:15 a.m.||Opening and Welcome
David Lam and Jan Svejnar, University of Michigan
"Introducing the Conference"
|10:15–11:15 a.m.||Paper I|
"Can political reservations improve female empowerment? Evidence from local Panchayat elections in rural India"
Klaus Deininger, World Bank, Songqing Jin, Michigan State University, and Fang Xia, Michigan State University
|11:30–12:30 p.m.||Paper II
|"Returns to Electricity: Evidence from the Geologic Placement of Hydropower plants in Brazil"
Molly Lipscomb, University of Notre Dame, Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University, and Tania Barham, University of Colorado at Boulder
|12:30–1:30 p.m.||Paper III
|"Infrastructure Quality and the Subsidy Trap"
Shaun McRae, University of Michigan
|2:30–3:30 p.m.||Paper IV
|"Matching for credit: Risk and diversification in Thai microcredit groups"|
Chris Ahlin, Michigan State University
|3:30–4:30 p.m.||Paper V
|"Exporting the Second Amendment: US Assault weapons and Homicide Rates in Mexico"
Luke Chicoine, University of Notre Dame
|4:45–5:45 p.m.||Paper VI
|"Circumcision, Information, and HIV Prevention"
Susan Godlonton, University of Michigan, and Rebecca Thornton, University of Michigan
|5:45 p.m.||Concluding Remarks|
|6:30 p.m.||Informal Dinner|
Sponsored by the International Policy Center and the University of Michigan Department of Economics.