GLM-LIC Researchers Meeting

Organizers: David Lam (University of Michigan), Janneke Pieters (IZA)
Location:Bonn, Germany
Date:August 21, 2013

Event Manager:

Stephan Kohzer (IZA)


+++ presentation: 10 minutes +++ discussion: 5 minutes +++

Wednesday, August 21:

11:30 - 12:00   Registration
12:00 - 12:30   Welcome, Introduction and Overview of GLM-LIC by
Corrado Giulietti
David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA)
Janneke Pieters
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 13:45   Asim Ijaz Khwaja (Harvard Kennedy School)
  "Punjab Economic Opportunity Program: Evaluating Markets for Skill Acquisition and Employment"
13:45 - 14:00   Quy-Toan Do (World Bank), Andrei A. Levchenko (University of Michigan), Claudio E. Raddatz (Central Bank of Chile)
  "Globalization and the Gender Gap"
14:00 - 14:15   Brian McCaig (Wilfrid Laurier University), Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College)
  "Structural Change, International Trade and the Labor Market in Vietnam"
14:15 - 14:30   Damir Esenaliev (SIPRI), Tilman Brück (SIPRI and IZA)
  "Gender and Employment in Central Asia"
14:30 - 14:45   Maddalena Honorati (World Bank), Pam Jakiela (University of Maryland), Owen Ozier (World Bank)
  "Impacts of Microfranchising on Young Women in Nairobi"
14:45 - 15:00   Simon Quinn (University of Oxford), Girum Abebe (Ethiopian Development Research Institute), Stefano Caria (University of Oxford), Marcel Fafchamps (University of Oxford), Paolo Falco (University of Oxford), Simon Franklin (University of Oxford)
  "Assisting Job Search in Low-Employment Communities: The Effect of Information Provision and Transport Vouchers in Addis Ababa"
15:00 - 15:15   Emanuela Galasso (World Bank), Kathleen Beegle (World Bank and IZA)
  "Public Works Programs and Farm Household Behavior: The Malawi Social Action Fund"
15:15 - 15:30   Kelsey Jack (Tufts University), Gunther Fink (Harvard School of Public Health), Felix Masiye (University of Zambia)
  "Food Constraints, Yield Uncertainty and “Ganyu” Labor"
15:30 - 16:15   Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:30   Taryn Dinkelman (Dartmouth College), Grace Kumchulesi (Population Council)
  "Labor Migration and Structural Change in Rural Labor Markets: Evidence from Malawi"
16:30 - 16:45   Carlos Vargas-Silva (University of Oxford), Sonja Fransen (Maastricht University), Isabel Ruiz (University of Oxford), Melissa Siegel (Maastricht University)
  "The Labor Market Impacts of Forced Migration"
16:45 - 17:00   Joshua E. Blumenstock (University of Washington), Dave Donaldson (MIT)
  "How Do Labor Markets Equilibrate? Using Mobile Phone Records to Estimate the Effect of Local Labor Demand Shocks on Internal Migration and Local Wages"
17:00 - 17:15   Christopher Woodruff (University of Warwick)
  "Building Management Hierarchies for Growth in LICs: Understanding the Role of Supervisor Training in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector"
17:15 - 17:30   Abu Shonchoy (Institute of Developing Economies), Selim Raihan (University of Dhaka)
  "Skill Training for Industry Job Placement"
17:30 - 17:45   Isaac M. Mbiti (Southern Methodist University)
  "Small Business Grants and Vocational Training in Kenya"
17:45 - 18:00   David E. Sahn (Cornell University)
  "Transitions to Adulthood: Skills and Labor Market Outcomes in Madagascar and Senegal"
18:00 - 18:15   Closing Remarks
19:00       Dinner

List of Participants

Joshua Blumenstock (University of Washington)
Ana C. Dammert (Carleton University and IZA)
Taryn Dinkelman (Dartmouth College)
Quy-Toan Do (World Bank)
Damir Esenaliev (SIPRI)
Simon Franklin (University of Oxford)
Emanuela Galasso (World Bank)
Corrado Giulietti (IZA)
Maddalena Honorati (World Bank)
Kelsey Jack (Tufts University)
Asim Ijaz Khwaja (Harvard Kennedy School and IZA)
David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA)
Isaac Mbiti (Southern Methodist University)
Brian McCaig (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Janneke Pieters (IZA)
Simon Quinn (University of Oxford)
Selim Raihan (University of Dhaka)
David E. Sahn (Cornell University)
Abu Shonchoy (Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO))
Carlos Vargas-Silva (University of Oxford)
Christopher Woodruff (University of Warwick and IZA)