2017 Agriculture and Development Conference

Rural Productivity Growth, Structural Transformation and Development

March 31 - April 1, 2017  |  165 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut (Room 4200)

Attendance is subject to permission from the organizers. Please email noel.sardalla@yale.edu if you have not received an email from the organizers.

Please register if you plan to attend.     

* Confirmed attendee

Friday, March 31

8:00 am - 8:55 am

Breakfast

8:55 am

Opening Remarks

  * A. Mushfiq Mobarak
Yale University

 

Session 1: Misallocation 

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Doug Gollin
Oxford University

* Chris Udry
Yale University

Agricultural Productivity Gaps in Africa [Paper not available]

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Joan Hamory Hicks
University of California Berkeley

* Marieke Kleemans
University of Illinois

Nicholas Y. Li
University of California Berkeley

Edward Miguel
University of California Berkeley

Reevaluating Agricultural Productivity Gaps with Longitudinal Microdata [Paper]

10:30 am - 10:45 am

 Coffee Break

 

Session 2: Infrastructure

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Wyatt Brooks
Notre Dame University

* Kevin Donovan
Notre Dame University

Eliminating Uncertainty in Market Access: The Impact of New Bridges in Rural Nicaragua [Paper]
 

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

* Anjali Adukia
University of Chicago

* Sam Asher
The World Bank

* Paul Novosad
Dartmouth College

Educational Investment Responses, Structural Transformation and Rural Roads

[2 papers combined] [Paper]

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch

 

Session 3: Migration

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

* Taryn Dinkelman
Dartmouth College

Grace Kumchulesi
African Institute for Development Policy

Martine Mariotti
Australian National University

Labor Migration, Capital Accumulation, and the Structure of Rural Labor Markets  [Paper]

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

A. Ali Akram
Evidence Action

Shyamal Chowdhury
University of Sydney

* A. Mushfiq Mobarak
Yale University

Effects of Migration on Rural Labor Markets [Paper]

3:15 pm - 3:30 am

 Coffee Break

 

Session 4: Property Rights

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

* Alain de Janvry
University of California Berkeley

Eduardo Montoya
University of California Berkeley

* Elisabeth Sadoulet
University of California Berkeley

Property Rights Reform, Migration, and Structural Transformation in Mexico [Paper]

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Amalavoyal (A.V.) Chari
University of Sussex

Elaine M. Liu
University of Houston

* Shing-Yi Wang
University of Pennsylvania

Yongxiang Wang
University of Southern California

Property Rights, Misallocation and Agricultural Efficiency in China [Paper]

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dinner

 

Saturday, April 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast

 

Session 5: Productivity

9:00 am - 9:45 am

* Andrew Foster
Brown University

* Mark Rosenzweig
Yale University

Input Transaction Costs, Mechanization, and the Mis-allocation of Land: The Irrelevance of the IR [Paper]

9:45 am - 10:30 am

* Clément Imbert
University of Warwick

* Marlon Seror
Paris School of Economics

Yifan Zhang
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Yanos Zylberberg
University of Bristol

Rural Emigration and Urban Firm Growth: Evidence from China [Paper]

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Coffee Break

 
 

Session 6: Technology Adoption

 

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Tanguy Bernard
Paris School of Economics

Sylvie Lambert
Paris School of Economics

* Karen Macours
Paris School of Economics

* Margaux Vinez
Paris School of Economics

Adoption of Improved Seeds and Land Allocation, Evidence from DRC [Paper]

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

* C. Austin Davis
University of Michigan
 

Why Did Sugarcane Growers Suddenly Adopt Existing Technology? [Paper]