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(October 17-18) Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network

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15th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network
“New Methods in Empirical Conflict Research”

From October 17 to October 18, 2019
PSE - Paris School of Economics, 48 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris


Thursday 17 October

8.30 Welcome

9.00 - 11.00 Parallel Sessions 1

Room 1 (Amphi). Session 1A: Refugees
9.00 - 9.30 “Assessing the Effects of Humanitarian Assistance on Internally Displaced Households: Experimental Evidence from a Voucher Program in the Congo”. Maarten Voors (Wageningen University).
9.30 - 10.00 “Our trade, thy refugees and my welfare: The spatial impact of civil conflict beyond its borders”. Andreas Eberhard-Ruiz (University of Sussex).
10.00 - 10.30 “Refugees and Environmental Degradation in Africa”. Jean-François Maystadt (University of Lancaster).
10.30 - 11.00 “International Migration Intentions and Illegal Costs: Evidence from Africa-to- Europe Smuggling Routes”. Giovanni Prarolo (University of Bologna).

Room 2 (R2-21) Session 1B: Natural resources
9.00 - 9.30 “Fiscal Incentives for State Building: Evidence from India’s Red Corridor”. Oliver Vanden Eynde (Paris School of Economics, CNRS)
9.30 - 10.00 “The role of markets and preferences on resource conflicts”. Petros Sekeris (Montpellier Business School)
10.00 - 10.30 “Technological Change, Organizational Capacity and Rural Conflict: Land Occupations in Brazil”. Stefano Falcone (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

Room 3 (R1-14) Session 1C: Networks
9.00 - 9.30 “Contours of Conflict: Network Position as a Contours of Conflict: Network Position as a Predictor of Political Violence Level and Type in Afghanistan”. Melissa Pavlik (King’s College London)
9.30 - 10.00 “The Industrial Organization of Multi-Party Rebellions”. David Ribar (Princeton University).
10.00 - 10.30 “Chasing the Key Player: A Network Approach to the Myanmar Civil War”. Andrea Di Miceli (Analysis Group).
10.30 - 11.00 “Criminality as a Social Process Evidence from Colombian Ex combatants”. Mateo Vásquez-Cortés, (ITAM).

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 13.00 Parallel Sessions 2

Room 1 (Amphi) Session 2A: Media
11.30 - 12.00 “Violence against journalists and freedom of the press: Evidence from Mexico”. Juan Morales (Collegio Carlo Alberto - University of Turin).
12.00 - 12.30 “The Social Network Effects of Drone Strikes”. Paolo Bertolotti (MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society)
12.30 - 13.00 “Facebook causes protests”. Leopoldo Fergusson (Universidad de los Andes).

Room 2 (R2-21) Session 2B: Methods and new data
11.30 - 12.00 “The Hard Problem of Prediction for Conflict Prevention”. Hannes Mueller (Institut d’Analisi Economica).
12.00 - 12.30 “Crowdseeding Conflict and Peace Events in Syria: A pilot for the collection of primary disaggregated conflict event data”. Ghassan Baliki (International Security and Development Center).

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.00 Keynote 1: Solomon Hsiang, Room 1 (Amphi)

15.00 - 16.00 Parallel Sessions 3

Room 1 (Amphi) Session 3A: Firms
15.00 - 15.30 “Private firms amidst the war: Evidence from Libya”. Michele Di Maio (Sapienza University of Rome).
15.30 - 16.00 “Violence and Tourism”. Hannes Mueller (Institut d’Analisi Economica).

Room 2 (R2-21) Session 3B: Historical Roots
15.00 - 15.30 “The Nature and Origins of Sectarian Animosity”. Elizabeth Dekeyser (MIT).

Room 3 (R1-14) Session 3C: Policy Interventions
15.00 - 15.30 “Aid Fragmentation, Corruption, and Conflict: A Micro-Level Analysis”. Travers Child (CEIBS)
15.30 - 16.00 “Cash Transfers and Political Attitudes: Micro-Level Evidence from Pakistan”. Patricia Justino, Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex).

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 - 17.30 Parallel Sessions 4

Room 1 (Amphi) Session 4A: Social Cohesion
16.30 - 17.00 “Social Cohesion through Community Driven Development in Kyrgyzstan”. Damir Esenaliev (International Security and Development Center & IGZ - The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops).
17.00 - 17.30 “Trust and Altruism when exposed to Violent Conflict: Experimental Evidence from Refugee and Host communities in Northern Uganda”. Annet Adong (Center for Development Research, University of Bonn).

Room 2 (R2-21) Session 4B: Trade
16.30 - 17.00 “Globalization and conflicts: the good, the bad and the ugly of corporations in Africa”. Tommaso Sonno (University of Bologna).
17.00 - 17.30 “Should I trade or should I go (to war)?”. Sami Miaari (Tel-Aviv University).

17.30 - 18.30 Keynote 2: Ekatarina Zhuravskaya, Room 1 (Amphi)

18.30 - 19.30 HICN session

Friday 18 October:

8.30 - 10.30 Parallel Sessions 5

Room 1 (Amphi) Session 5A: Health
8.30 - 9.00 “Can Unconditional Cash Transfers Mitigate the Impact of Civil Conflict on Acute Child Malnutrition in Yemen?”. Jean-Francois Maystadt (University of Antwerp).
9.00 - 9.30 “The Cost of Fear: Impact of Violence Risk on Child Health During Conflict”. Augustin Tapsoba (Toulouse School of Economics).
9.30 - 10.00 “Cash, food, or kitchen gardens: how to best help refugees?”. Olivier Sterck (University of Oxford).
10.00 - 10.30 “Forced Displacement, Migration and Fertility in Armed Conflict: Evidence from Burundi”. Philip Verwimp (ECARES).

Room 2 (R2-21) Session 5B: Environment and geography
8.30 - 9.00 “Climate Change and Intergroup Conflict: An Experimental Design”. Hanna Freudenreich (Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops).
9.00 - 9.30 “Warfare’s ecological footprint: A Synthetic Control approach with data from the Falkland Islands”. Antoine Pietri (University of Montpellier - CEE-M).
9.30 - 10.00 “Spatial Inequality, Civil Conflict, and Cells: A Dynamic Spatial Probit Approach”. Beatriz Manotas-Hidalgo (Universidad Pública de Navarra).

Room 3 (R1-16) Session 5C: Elections
8.30 - 9.00 “Buying off the Revolution: Evidence from the Colombian National Peasant Movement, 1957-1985”. María del Pilar López-Uribe (Universidad de los Andes).
9.00 - 9.30 “No Kin In The Game: Moral Hazard and War in the U.S.”. Eoin McGuirk (Trinity College - Tufts University).
9.30 - 10.00 “Criminal Dominance and Campaign Concentration”. Jessie Bullock (Harvard University).
10.00 - 10.30 “Ballots and Bullets: The Electoral Origin of the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal”. Mario Chacón (NYU Abu Dhabi).

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 13.00 Parallel Sessions 6

Room 1 (Amphi) Session 6A: Education
11.00 - 11.30 “Undo with one hand what they have done with the other: School dropout and illicit economies during the peace agreement with the Colombian guerrilla FARC EP”. Alejandra Quintana-Barrera (Universidad de los Andes).
11.30 - 12.00 “Civil War and Labour Market Outcomes in Sierra Leone”. Jennifer Korie (University of Maroua).
12.00 - 12.30 “Intergenerational effects of war on education: Evidence from World War II in Europe”. Enkelejda Havari (European Commission - Joint Research Centre).
12.30 - 13.00 “Terrorism, education, and the role of expectations: Evidence from al Shabaab attacks in Kenya”. Marco Alfano (University of Strathclyde).

Room 2 (R2-21) Session 6B: Policy Interventions
11.00 - 11.30 “Testing the Link Between Employment Programs and Stability in Jordan and Lebanon: A Pre-Analysis Plan”. Neil Ferguson (International Security and Development Center).
11.30 - 12.00 “Education and Conflict: Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Indonesia”. Dominic Rohner (University of Lausanne and CEPR).
12.00 - 12.30 “The impacts of food security interventions in conflict zones: Evidence from North-east Nigeria and Syria”. Wolfgang Stojetz (International Security and Development Center).

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.00 Keynote 3: Jacob Shapiro, Room 1 (Amphi)

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 - 17.30 Parallel Sessions 7

Room 1 (Amphi) Session 7A: Household welfare
15.30 - 16.00 “Conflict and Poverty Traps: Evidence from a Secret War”. Rahul Mehrotra (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies).
16.00 - 16.30 “Households in Times of War: Adaptation strategies during the Nepal Civil War”. François Libois (Paris School of Economics & INRA).
16.30 - 17.00 “The impact of conflict on household welfare and inequality- Evidence from Sierra Leone”. Hannah Sam (University of Sussex).
17.00 - 17.30 “Female Empowerment after Genocide”. Thorsten Rogall (The University of British Columbia).

Room 2 (R2-21) Session 7B: Political Economy
15.30 - 16.00 “Markets, conflict, and incumbent tenure: evidence from Turkey’s kurdish insurgency”. Emine Deniz (Ozyegin University).
16.00 - 16.30 “The geography of dictatorship and support for democracy”. Mounu Prem (Universidad del Rosario).
16.30 - 17.00 “Minorities at Risk Organisations: Terrorism, Insurgency, State Repression, and Cycles of Violence”. Christophe Muller (Aix-Marseille University).
17.00 - 17.30 “Trust Unraveled: The Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War”. Felipe Valencia-Caicedo (The University of British Columbia).


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