Growth and Development Agenda

Friday, November 12, 2010
The Garden Room at The Upham
*note that speakers are highlighted in author listings*

 10:00-11:00: Distortions, Infrastructure, and Labor Supply in Latin American Countries
German Cubas (Banco Central del Uruguay)
• 11:00-11:15:: Coffee Break

• 11:15-12:15: Castes and Labor Mobility 
Viktoria Hnatkovska(University of British Columbia), Amartya Lahiri (University of British Columbia) and Sourabh B. Paul (University of British Columbia)
• 12:15-2:00:  Lunch – Louie's Bistro (courtyard)

• 2:00-3:00: Explaining Educational Attainment across Countries and over Time 
Diego Restuccia (University of Toronto) and Guillaume Vandenbroucke(University of Iowa)
• 3:00-3:15: Coffee Break

• 3:15-4:15: Beyond GDP?  Welfare across Countries and Time 
Charles A. Jones (Stanford GSB and NBER) and Peter Klenow (Stanford University and NBER)
• 4:15-4:30: Coffee Break

• 4:30-5:30:      The Macroeconomics of Microfinance 
Francisco J. Buera (UCLA), Joseph P. Kaboski (University of Notre Dame)and Yongseok Shin (Washington University, St. Louis)
• 8:00: Dinner – El Paseo Mexican Restaurant

Saturday, November 13, 2010
The Garden Room at The Upham
*note that speakers are highlighted in author listings*

 10:00-11:00: Catching Up and Falling Behind
Nancy L. Stokey (University of Chicago)
• 11:00-11:15:: Coffee Break

• 11:15-12:15: Competition and Productivity
Benjamin Bridgeman (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
• 12:15-2:00:  Lunch – Louie's Bistro (courtyard)

• 2:00-3:00: Informal Sector, Productivity and Tax Collection
Julio C. Leal-Ordonez (CIDE, Mexico City)
• 3:00-3:15: Coffee Break

• 3:15-4:15: The Intensive Margin of Technology Adoption 
Diego Comin (Harvard University and NBER) and Martí Mestieri (MIT)
• 4:15-4:30: Coffee Break

• 4:30-5:30:      The World Distribution of Productivity: Country TFP Choice in a Nelson-Phelps Economy 
Erika Färnstrand Damsgaard (Research Institute of Industrial Economics-IFN) and Per Krusell(Institute for International Economics Studies-IIES, CAERP, CEPR, and NBER)
• 8:00: Dinner – Coast Restaurant at the Canary Hotel

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