Conferences & workshop

Workshop on Networks and Development Naples

We are pleased to announce the second edition of the Workshop on Networks and Development, which will host Oriana Bandiera (LSE) and Imran Rasul (UCL), as keynote speakers.


DAY 1: Monday 29 May 2023

13.30-14.15: Registration

14.00-15.15: Session 1

Norms and the Evolution of Leaders’ Followership
Antonio Cabrales [UC3M], Esther Hauk [IAE]

Altruism and the Topology of Transfer Networks
Simon Hess [Frankfurt], Marcel Fafchamps [Stanford]

15.15-16.15: Coffee break & Poster session I

16.15-17.45: Session 2

Learning about Farming: Innovation and Social Networks in a Resettled Community in Brazil
Margherita Comola [PSE], Carla Inguaggiato [Bern], Mariapia Mendola [Bicocca]

Peer Effects on Violence: Experimental Evidence from El Salvador
Lelys Dinarte Díaz [World Bank]

Endogenous Institutions: a Network Experiment in Nepal
Giulio Iacobelli [World Bank], Juni Singh [Caltech]

DAY 2: Tuesday 30 May 2023

9.30-11.00: Session 1

Optimal Incentives in the Presence of Social Norms
Edward Jee [Chicago], Anne Karing [Chicago], and Karim Naguib [Evidence Action]

Knowledge Spillovers, Competition, and Individual Careers
Thomas Cornelissen [Essex], Christian Dustmann [UCL], Uta Schönberg [UCL]

Enforcement Spillovers Under Different Networks: The Case of Quotas for Workers with Disabilities in Brazil
Samuel Berlinski [IADB], Jessica Gagete Miranda [Milano Bicocca]

11.00-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-12.30: Keynote Lecture

Economic Development and the Organisation of Labour
Oriana Bandiera [LSE]

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.00: Session 2

Unpacking Neighborhood Effects: Experimental Evidence from a Large-Scale Housing Program in Brazil
Carlos Alberto Doria [Zurich], Gustavo Gonzaga [PUC-Rio], Gabriel Ulyssea [UCL]

Neighbourhood Diversity and Local Public Goods: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Housing in Ethiopia
Simon Franklin [Queen Mary]

Community Networks and Trade
Johannes Böken [Warwick], Lucie Gadenne [Queen Mary], Tushar Nandi [IISER Kolkata], Marta Santamaria [Warwick]

15.00-16.00: Coffee break & Poster session II

16.00-17.30: Session 3

Cash Transfers after Ebola in Guinea: Lessons Learned on Human Capital
Damien de Walque [World Bank], Dimitris Mavridis [University of Ioannina]

It’s a Sure Win! Experimental Evidence on Overconfidence in Betting Behavior
Martin Chegere [Dar es Salaam], Paolo Falco [KU], Marco Nieddu [Cagliari], Lorenzo Pandolfi [Federico II], Mattea Stein [Federico II]

Promotions and Productivity: The Role of Meritocracy and Pay Progression in the Public Sector
Erika Deserranno [Bocconi], Philipp Kastrau [IDinsight], Gianmarco León-Ciliotta [UPF]

20.00-23.00: Social Dinner @ D’Angelo Santa Caterina
                             Via Aniello Falcone, 203, Napoli

DAY 3: Wednesday 31 May 2023

9.30-11.00: Session 1

Self-employment within the Firm
Vittorio Bassi [USC], Jung Hyuk Lee [USC], Alessandra Peter [NYU], Tommaso Porzio [Columbia], Ritwika Sen [Northwestern], Esau Tugume [BRAC]

Gender Identity and Peer Effects at the Workplace
Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano [Alicante], Julián Messina [Alicante], Anastasia Terskaya [Navarra]

Labor Market Power, Self-employment, and Development
Francesco Amodio [McGill], Pamela Medina [UTSC], Monica Morlacco [USC]

11.00-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-12.30: Keynote Lecture

Anti-poverty Policies, Preferences, and Beliefs: Evidence from a Partial Population Experiment
Imran Rasul [UCL], Nicolas Cerkez [UCL], Adnan Q.Khan [LSE], Anam Shoaib [CERP]

12.30-13.30: Lunch

Posters (Day 1, 15.30-16.30 & Day 2, 15.00-16.00)

Classroom Social Networks after COVID-19
Yusuf Agus [EUI], Betul Turkum [EUI]

Religious Leaders and Collective Adaptation to Water Scarcity: Evidence from Jordan
Giulia Buccione [Brown]

Fickle Groups: Experimental Evidence on Time Preferences
Zain Chaudhry [Heidelberg], Karrar Hussain [Heidelberg]

Assessing the Effectiveness of Results-Based Financing in Northern Uganda
Michela Collaro [Federico II], Sergio Beraldo [Federico II], Luigi Greco [Federico II], Venice Omona [St. Marys Hospital Lacor, Uganda]

Using Third-party Data to Improve Tax Compliance in a Context of Low Enforcement
Leo Czajka [UC Louvain], Florence Kondylis, [World Bank], Bassirou Sarr [Ministry of Finance, Senegal], Mattea Stein [Federico II]

In the Eye of the Beholder: Peers’ Expectations and Long-Term Educational Outcomes in Brazil
Jessica Gagete-Miranda [Bicocca], Marcos Rangel [Duke]

Misperceptions about Interpersonal Dialogue in Social Networks
Vatsal Khandelwal [Oxford], Ronak Jain [Harvard]

Market Access and Social Change: Evidence from Road Construction in Rural India
David Garcés Urzainqui [Copenhagen]