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December 3d and 4th, 2004

Organisers: Robin Burgess, John Sutton, David Dollar and Chang-Tai Hsieh.
Conference Administrator: Kate Perry (
Location: Michio Morishima Room (R505)
LSE Research Laboratory
Lionel Robbins Building
entrance in 10 Portugal Street
London WC2.

10.00 - 11.15 am PETIA TOPALOVA, MIT
Factor Immobility and Regional Effects of Trade Liberalization: Evidence from India
[download pdf]
11.15 - 11.30 am Coffee break
11.30 - 12.45 am BEATA SMARZYNSKA JAVORCIK, World Bank
Gifted Kids or Pushy Parents? Foreign Acquisitions and Plant Productivity in Indonesia
[joint with Jens Matthias Arnold]
[download pdf]
12.45 - 1.45 pm Buffet Lunch
1.45 - 3.00 pm MARIANNE BERTRAND, University of Chicago
Mixing Family with Business: A Study of Thai Business Groups and the Families Behind Them
[joint with Simon Johnson, Krislert Samphantharak and Antionette Schoar]
[download pdf]
3.00 - 3.15 pm Break
3.15 - 4.30 pm MATTHIEU CHEMIN, LSE
Does the Quality of the Judiciary Shape Economic Activity? Evidence from India
[download pdf]
4.30 - 4.45 pm Break
4.45 - 6.00 pm ESTHER DUFLO, MIT
[joint with Rohini Pande]
6.00 - 7.00 pm Reception in STICERD Open Space
7.15 - 9.30 pm Conference Dinner - Chowki Indian Restaurant

10.00 - 11.15 am MARK AGUIAR, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Emerging Market Business cycles: The Cycle is the Trend
[joint with Gita Gopinath]
[download pdf]
11.15 - 11.30 am Coffee break
11.30 - 12.45 am FRANCESCO CASELLI, Harvard and LSE
Deregulation, Legal Reform and Meritocracy
[joint with Nicola Genniaoli]
[download pdf]
12.45 - 2.15 pm Lunch at Café Sofra, Covent Garden
2.15 - 3.30 pm JOHN HALTIWINGER, University of Maryland
The Effects of Structural Reforms on Productivity and Profitability Enhancing Reallocation: Evidence from Columbia
[joint with Marcela Eslava, Adriana Kugler and Maurice Kugler]
[download pdf]
3.30 - 3.45 pm Break
3.45 - 5.00 pm BEN OLKEN, Harvard and NBER
Monitoring Corruption: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
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