India-China Conference, 18-19 June 2018

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Cepremap India-China Conference, 18-19 June 2018

Location: R2-01, Paris School of Economics, 48 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris
Registration required (by 13 June):

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: 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)

12.30-13.30         Lunch

13.30-14.50         India-China Research Group: ), Maiting Zhuang (PSE), Maëlys de la Rupelle (University of Cergy-Pontoise), Guilhem Cassan (University of Namur), Jonathan Lehne (PSE)

Chair: Thomas Vendryes (ENS, Cachan)

14.50-15.15         Break

15.15-16.00         Session 3: 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)

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

9.00-9:45              Session 5:  Labor Markets

Chair: Clément Imbert (University of Warwick)

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)

9.45-10.25            India-China Research Group : Paul Dutronc (PSE), Oliver Vanden Eynde (PSE, CNRS)

Chair: Thomas Vendryes (ENS Cachan)

10.25-10.55         Break

 10.55 -12.25        Session 6: Structural Transformation,

                      Chair: Guilhem Cassan (University of Namur)

Jessica Leight (American University), 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)

12.25-13.45         Lunch

 13.45-15.15         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)

15.15-15.45         Break

15.45-17.15         Session 8: Schooling and Mobility

              Chair: Oliver Vanden Eynde (PSE, CNRS)

Paul Novosad (Dartmouth College), “The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in India.”

Discussant: Guilhem Cassan (University of Namur)

Abhijeet Singh (Stockholm School of Economics), “Understanding the Failing State: Experimental Evidence from a Large-Scale School Governance Improvement Program in India.”

Discussant: Marc Gurgand (PSE, CNRS)

17.15-17.30         Concluding remarks