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

“Groups in Conflict”


Michael Kremer
Harvard University

“There Is No Place Like Home: Theory and Evidence on Decentralization and Politician Preferences,” with Vivian Hoffman, Pamela Jakiela, Ryan Sheely and Matthew Goodkin-Gold

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

“No Shit: Demand Estimation under Strategic Complementarities,” with Raymond Guiteras and Jim Levinsohn


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 and Flavio Cunha


Kaivan Munshi
Cambridge University

“Wealth, Marriage, and Sex Selection,” with Girija Borker, Jan Eeckhout, Nancy Luke, Shantidani Minz and Soumya Swaminathan

  Andrew Foster
Brown University

“Consumption Risk and Human Capital Accumulation in India,” with Esther Gehrke

10:15 am



10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Junsen Zhang
Chinese University of Hong Kong

“Hard to Get: The Scarcity of Women and the Competition for High-Income Men in Chinese Cities,” with David Ong and Yu (Alan) Yang


John Strauss
University of Southern California

“Cognition and SES Relationships Among the Mid-Aged and Elderly: A Comparison of China and Indonesia”


Christopher Udry
Northwestern University

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



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