Schedule LAC-DEV 2014

Friday, September 26th: (Persson Hall 27, Auditorium)

12:00 - 1:00:      Registration and Lunch outside of Persson Hall 27

1:00 - 2:15:         Keynote Speech by Christopher Udry (Yale University)

2:15 - 2:30:        Coffee Break

2:30 - 4:15:        Session I: Migration 
                                            Chair: Emily Conover

 AuthorsPaper Title  Discussant
Caroline TheoharidesBanned from the Band: the effect of migration barriers in origin-country labor market decisions Sarah Pearlman (Vassar College)
 Sukanya Basu & Sarah PearlmanViolence and Migration: Evidence from Mexico's Drug War

 Emily Conover (Hamilton College)
 Maria Amparo Cruz-Saco, Monika Lopez-Anuarbe & Yongjin ParkUnderstanding the Remittance Gender Gap among Hispanics in the US: Gender Norms and Expectations

 Nicole Simpson (Colgate University)

4:15 - 4:30: Coffee Break

4:30 - 6:00:        Session II: Intra-Household and Gender
                                            Chair: Daniel LaFave

AuthorsPaper Title  Discussant
Tanya Byker & Italo GutierrezFertility and Family Well-being effects of an Aggressive Family Planning Policy in Peru

Daniel LaFave (Colby College)
 Michael Dalton & Daniel LaFaveMitigating the Consequences of a Health Condition Family Insurance in the PSID

 Gabriela Rubio (UC Merced)
 Damien de Walque, William H. Dow & Erick GongCoping with Risk: The Effects of Shocks on Reproductive Health and Transactional Sex in Rural Tanzania

 Susan Godloton (Williams College)

6:30 - 9:00: Cocktails and Conference Dinner
                    Colgate Inn

Saturday, September 27th(Persson Hall 27, Auditorium)

8:30 - 9:30:          Breakfast at Merrill House

9:30 - 11:00:        Session III: Children Investments
                                                Chair: Prakarsh Singh

AuthorsPaper Title  Discussant
 Prakarsh Singh & Sandip MitraAbsolute versus Relative Performance Pay: Evidence from an Experiment targeting Child Malnutrition in West Bengal

 John Maluccio (Middlebury College)
 Veronica SoveroRisk Preferences and Child Investments: Evidence from Mexico

 Erick Gong (Middlebury College)
 Hillary CaruthersTesting the Thrifty Phenotype Hypothesis: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Indonesia

Amy Damon (Macalester College)

11:00 - 11:15: Coffee Break

11:15 - 1:00: Session IV: Teaching Panel & Discussion: Undergraduate Honors Research in Development

                                        John Maluccio - Middlebury College
                                        Amy Damon - Macalester College
                                        Nicole Simpson - Colgate University

1:00 - 2:00:      Lunch at Merrill House

2:15 - 3:45:        Session V: Conflict, Happiness and Social Networks
                                            Chair: David Stifel

AuthorsPaper Title  Discussant
 Paul Castaneda Dower & Tobias PfutzeLand Titles and Violent Conflict in Rural Mexico

Benjamin Anderson (Colgate University)
 Muhammad Faress Bhuiyan & Radek SzulgaExtreme Bounds to Happiness: Global Sensitivity Analysis of Self-Reported Well-being Correlates

 David Stifel (Lafayette College)
Niels-Hugo Blunch & Nabanita Datta GuptaHealth Knowledge, Caste and Social Networks in India

Dylan Fitz (Davidson College)