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Theoretical Research in Development Economics

 ThRed is an organization dedicated to research in Development Economics. ThReD takes theory seriously, including empirical work that is motivated and guided by theory. The questions of economic development necessitate continuous dialogue between theory and empirics. Our goal is to provide a platform that contributes to this dialogue from the theory side. That means we support research where the main contribution is theoretical, research that combines theory and empirics, as well as research that is purely empirical but is theoretically grounded and helps us choose between alternative theories, and/or stimulates further theoretical research. Our goal is to hold workshops, conferences, and host working papers and lecture notes, all geared to a methodological focus that is theory-oriented.

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  FRIDAY June 22, 2018  
09.00-10.00  Capital and Inequality in the Long Run: Automation Without Technical Progress Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University;
Debraj Ray, NYU
10.00-11.00  Skill-Replacing Technological Change and the Skill Premium: Theory and Evidence Wenbo Zhu, UIBE (Beijing)
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break  
11.30-12.30  Altruism and Risk Sharing in Networks  Renaud Bourles, Ecole Centrale de Marseille;
Yann Bramoullé, Aix-Marseille University;
Eduardo Perez-Richet, Sciences Po
12.30-13.30  Lunch  
13.30-14.30  Friend-based Targeting Francis Bloch, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne;
Matthew Olckers, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
14.30-15.00   Coffee Break  
15.00-16.00  Upping the Ante: the Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools Tahir Andrabi, Pomona College;
Jishnu Das, World Bank;
Asim I Khwaja, Harvard University;
Selcuk Ozyurt, Sabanci University;
Niharika Singh, Harvard University
16.00-17.00   Optimal Arrangements for Distribution in Developing Markets: Theory and Evidence William Fuchs, UT Austin;
Brett Green, UC Berkeley-Haas;
David I. Levine, UC Berkeley-Haas
20.00  Conference Dinner   
  Saturday, June 23   
09.00-10.00   Marriage, Commitment and Social Norms: Theory and Evidence from Egypt  Siwan Anderson, University of British Columbia;
Chris Bidner, Simon Fraser University;
Clèmentine Sadania, Aix-Marseille University 
10.00-11.00  The Adam Smith Rule: Inequality and Emerging Markets  Halvor Mehlum, University of Oslo;
Kalle Moene, University of Oslo 
11.00-11.30  Coffee Break   
11.30-12.30  Pricing People into the Market: Targeting through Mechanism Design  Terence Johnson, University of Notre Dame;
Molly Lipscomb, University of Virginia 
12.30-14.00 Lunch  
14.00-15.00 Guilt, Esteem and Motivational Investments Maitreesh Ghatak, LSE;
Zaki Wahhaj, University of Kent
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break  
15.30-16.30 The Survival and Demise of the State: a Dynamic Theory of Secession Joan Esteban, Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica;
Sabine Flamand, Universitat Rovira-i-Virgili;
Massimo Morelli, Bocconi University;
Dominic Rohner, University of Lausanne
16.30-17.30 Shedding New Light on the Economic Effects of Constitutions Laurent Bouton, Georgetown University;
Micael Castanheira, ULB (ECARES);
Garance Genicot, Georgetown University;
Dario Sansone, Georgetown University