Rosenzweig Symposium

Conference in Honor of Mark Rosenzweig

November 10-11, 2017  |  Grand Ballroom, Yale Club, New York City

Friday, November 10

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Robert Townsend
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Risk Taking Over the Life Cycle in Village Economies,” with Dejanir Silva


Pascaline Dupas
Stanford University

“Who Learns By Doing and Who Learns From Others? Mechanisms to Target Experimentation Subsidies,” with Sylvain Chassang, Catlan Reardon and Erik Snowberg

10:30 am


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Debraj Ray
New York University



Michael Kremer
Harvard University


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Oded Stark
University of Bonn

“Social Preferences and Migration Outcomes”


Dilip Mookherjee
Boston University

“Community Networks and the Evolution of Private Enterprise in China,” with
Ruochen Dai, Kaivan Munshi and Xiaobo Zhang

3:00 pm


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

David McKenzie
World Bank

“Testing Classic Migration Theories in the Lab,” with Catia Batista


A. Mushfiq Mobarak
Yale University



Penny Goldberg
Yale University

“Trade and Informality in Brazil”

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Saturday, November 11

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 10:15 am

Jere Behrman
University of Pennsylvania

“You are What Your Parents Think: Height and Local Reference Points,” with Esteban Puentes, Fan Wang, Flavio Cunha


Kaivan Munshi
Cambridge University

“Wealth, Marriage, and Sex Selection”

  Andrew Foster
Brown University


10:15 am



10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Junsen Zhang
Chinese University of Hong Kong



John Strauss
University of Southern California



Christopher Udry
Northwestern University

“Rural Risk and Anticipatory Migration: The General-Equilibrium
Effects of Improving Weather Forecasts,”
with Mark Rosenzweig