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(18-19 juin) India-China Conference

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India-China Conference, 18-19 June 2018
Location : R2-01, Paris School of Economics, 48 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris
Registration required (by 13 June) : https://doodle.com/poll/kma44rauqxz93chc

Monday 18 June

> 8.30-8.45 Welcome Coffee

> 8.45-9.00 Introduction, Oliver Vanden Eynde (PSE, CNRS)

> 9.00-10.30 Session 1 : Public Service Delivery
Chair : Clément Imbert (University of Warwick)

  • Dan Keniston (Yale University), “The Efficient Deployment of Police Resources : Theory and New Evidence from a Randomized Drunk Driving Crackdown in India.” Discussant : Debraj Ray (NYU)
  • Zhang Yifan (CUHK), “Moving ‘Umbrella’ : Bureaucratic Transfers, Collusion, and Rent-seeking in China.” Discussant : Maiting Zhuang (PSE)

> 10.30-11.00 Break

> 11.00-12.30 Session 2 : Financial development
Chair : Guilhem Cassan (University of Namur)

  • Lore Vandewalle (Graduate Institute Geneva), “Access to formal banking and household finances : Experimental evidence from India.” Discussant : Mattea Stein (PSE)
  • Jing Cai (University of Maryland), “Micro Effects of Financial Deepening.” Discussant : Victor Pouliquen (PSE)

> 12.30-13.30 Lunch

> 13.30-14.30 India China Research Group : Maëlys de la Rupelle (University of Cergy-Pontoise), Guilhem Cassan (University of Namur), Jonathan Lehne (PSE), Clément Imbert (University of Warwick), Chair : Thomas Vendryes (ENS, Cachan)

> 14.30-16.00 Session 3 : Industrial Development
Chair : Maëlys de la Rupelle (University of Cergy-Pontoise)

  • Yanos Zylberberg (University of Bristol), “Industrial Clusters in the Long Run : Evidence from Million-Rouble plants in China.” Discussant : Oliver Vanden Eynde (PSE, CNRS)
  • Bisnupriya Gupta (University of Warwick), “Community Origins of Industrial Entrepreneurship : Evidence from India.” Discussant : Sam Asher (World Bank)

> 16.00-16.30 Break

> 16.30-18.00 Session 4 : Political Selection
Chair : Oliver Vanden Eynde (PSE, CNRS)

  • Abishek Chakravarty (University of Manchester), “Is Knowledge Power ? Education and Women’s Political Candidacy in India.” Discussant : Véronique Gille (University of Paris-Dauphine, IRD)
  • Esther Duflo (MIT), “Entry Exit and Candidate Selection : Evidence from India.” Discussant : Jonathan Lehne (PSE)

Tuesday 19 June

> 8.45-9.00 Coffee

> 9.00-10.30 Session 5 : Schooling and intergenerational mobility
Chair : Clément Imbert (University of Warwick)

  • Abhijeet Singh (Stockholm School of Economics), “Understanding the Flailing State : Experimental Evidence from a Large-Scale School Governance Improvement Program in India.” Discussant : Marc Gurgand (PSE, CNRS)
  • Paul Novosad (Dartmouth College), “The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in India.” Discussant : Guilhem Cassan (University of Namur)

> 10.30-11.00 Break

> 11.00-12.30 Session 6 : Structural Transformation
Chair : Guilhem Cassan (University of Namur)

  • Jessica Leight (Williams College), “Exporting out of Agriculture : The Impact of WTO Accession on Structural Transformation in China.” Discussant : Marlon Seror (PSE)
  • Corrado Giuletti (University of Southampton), “Migration and the transfer of consumption : evidence from China.” Discussant : Maëlys de la Rupelle (University of Cergy-Pontoise)

> 12.30-13.40 Lunch

> 13.45-14.30 India China Research Group : Paul Dutronc (PSE), Oliver Vanden Eynde (PSE, CNRS), Maiting Zhuang (PSE), Chair : Thomas Vendryes (ENS Cachan)

> 14.30-16.00 Session 7 : Political Development
Chair : Maëlys de la Rupelle (University of Cergy-Pontoise)

  • Xu Chenggang (CKGSB), “Analyzing Political Economic Regime Changes in China : Theory and Evidence.” Discussant : Paul Dutronc (PSE)
  • Ruixue Jia (UCSD), “The Oriental City : Political Hierarchy and Regional Development in China, AD1000-2000.” Discussant : Thomas Vendryes (ENS Cachan)

> 16.00-16.30 Break

> 16.30-17.15 Session 8 : Labor Markets
Chair : Oliver Vanden Eynde (PSE, CNRS)

  • Abhijit Banerjee (MIT), “How important are matching frictions in the labor market ? Experimental and non-experimental evidence from one Indian firm.” Discussant : Clément Imbert (University of Warwick)