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Overview and detailed program for NCDE2023

Here you will find an overview and a detailed program of the Nordic Conference in Development Economics 2023. The program is continuously updated.

Tuesday June 13

16.00 Registration - SEB lecture hall, house E, floor 4
16.30 Parallel sessions #1
17.30 Keynote: Professor Chris Blattman (Zoom) - SEB lecture hall, house E, floor 4
18.30 Welcome mingle - "Hyllan", house E, floor 4

Wednesday June 14

8.30 Late registration - Volvo lecture hall, house E, floor 4
8.55 Info and welcome - Volvo lecture hall, house E, floor 4
9.00 Keynote: Professor Martina Björkman Nyqvist - Volvo lecture hall, house E, floor 4
10.00 Break - Coffee at "Hyllan", house E, floor 4
10.20 Parallel sessions #2
11.50 Lunch- "Hyllan", house E, floor 4
13.00 Invited speakers sessions
14.30 Break
14.45 Parallel sessions # 3
16.15 Break - Coffee at "Hyllan", house E, floor 4
16.35 Parallel sessions # 4
18.05 End of sessions day 1
19.30 Dinner at Skansen kronan. Directions.

Thursday June 15

9.00 Parallel sessions #5
10.30 Break - Coffee at "Hyllan", house E, floor 4
10.50 Keynote: Professor E. Somanathan - Volvo lecture hall, house E, floor 4
12.20 Lunch - "Hyllan", house E, floor 4
14.00 Parallel sessions #6
15.30 Break - Coffee at "Hyllan", house E, floor 4
15.50 Parallel sessions #7
17.20 End of conference

Information for Presenters

Each speaker has 30 minutes to present. Aim to finish in 25 minutes to leave 5 minutes for questions. The last speaker in each session should chair the session and keep time. 

Day 1: June 13 



Speaker and title





SEB-salen, House E, floor 4


Parallel Session 1


Session 1.1: Conflict and Technology Adoption 

Fenella Carpena: The Effect of the Colombian Ceasefire on Household Investment

Guohao Yang: The input channels of development: evidence from cotton planting technology adoption in 1920s China



Session 1.2: Gender 1

Marine de Talance: Compulsory education, fertility and childlessness in Indonesia

Rami Zalfou: Female labor, ethnic inequality, and sectoral composition in the Middle East: Evidence from census data



Session 1.3: Inequality

Elena Perra: The inequality costs of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa

Chandre Jacobs: Income inequality in South Africa: evidence from individual-level tax data



Session 1.4: Labour 1

Apurav Bhatiya: Expected Benefits and Costs of Migration for Rural Youth: Experimental Evidence from India

Shotaro Nishimura Nakamura: Distributional and Productivity Implications of Regulating Casual Labor: Evidence from Ridesharing in Indonesia



Info and Welcome





Chris Blattman: Why We Fight: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace

SEB-salen, House E, floor 4


Welcome Mingle


Hyllan, House E, floor 4

Day 2: June 14, morning



Speaker & title

Rooms TBA




Volvosalen, House E, floor 4


Info and welcome  

Volvosalen, House E, floor 4




Martina Björkman Nyqvist: Community Health Provision at Scale: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Uganda


Volvosalen, House E, floor 4




Hyllan, House E, floor 4



Parallel Session 2




Session 2.1: Political Econ 1

Martin Mattsson: Formalizing Dispute Resolution: Effects of Village Courts in Bangladesh




Felix Schilling: Authoritarian Political Selection: Ruling Parties and the Rise of Business Elites




Laura Montenbruck: Fiscal Exchange and Tax Compliance: A Field Experiment in Freetown, Sierra Leone



Session 2.2: Gender 2

Angelina Nazarova: Education vs Labour: Land Contracts and Gendered Parental Investments in Tajikistan




Pedro Naso: The Economic Benefits of Being a Man: Evidence from Rural Burundi




Awa Diouf: Taxing Mobil money in Kenya: Impacts on financial inclusion



Session 2.3: Education 1

Claire Cullen: Education in Emergencies: Evidence from Large-Scale Randomized Trials in Five Countries




Aditya Kumar: Impact of No Detention Policy on Learning Outcomes: Evidence from India




Safoura Moeeni: The Labor Market Returns to Unobserved Skills: Evidence from a Gender Quota



Session 2.4: Agri tech

Tessa Bold: Market access and demand for improved seeds




Leah Bevis: The Green Revolution and Inequality: India




Salvatore Di Falco: Conservation Agriculture and Welfare: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia



Session 2.5: IPV

Jyotsna Jalan: Participatory Theater Empowers Women: Evidence from India




Eugenia Maria Frezza: Intimate-Partner-Violence and Attitudes in India




Julian Röckert: Extreme Weather Events and Children´s Exposure to Intra-household Violence




Hyllan, House E, floor 4

Day 2: June 14, afternoon



Speaker & title




Invited Speakers Session 1

Johannes Haushofer: The Shape of Forgetting



Kalle Hirvonen: Do ultra-poor graduation programs promote resilience against droughts? Evidence from rural Ethiopia


Invited Speakers Session 2

Francesca Jensenius: Politician Quality in the Developing World: Evidence from Indian Village Councils



Ludvig Wier: Global profit shifting, 1975-2019






Parallel Session 3


Session 3.1: Agriculture

Mohammad Sepahvand: Agricultural productivity and positive assortative mating: Micro-level evidence from Burkina Faso



Bahre Kiros: Revisiting the weather: the effects of temperature on farm labor market outcomes in Ethiopia


Prakash Veettil: Hypothetical bias and cognitive ability: Farmers’preference for crop insurance products


Session 3.2: Child health

Annika Lindskog: The origins of human capital formation: The long term impact of early life shocks on human capital outcomes in Ethiopia



Pallavi Prabhakar: The Impact of Early Childhood Development Interventions on Children’s Health in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis


Hardi Ahmed: Women's rights and child health: evidence from a gender-biased reform in Nigeria


Session 3.3: Climate 1

Yonas Alem: The Impact of a Major Climatic Shock on Technology Use: Exploring the Mechanisms



Nicklas Nordfors: Urbanization at risk: urban growth, flood risk and climate variability


Claas Schneiderheinze: Migration Responses to Drought: The Importance of Local Economic Opportunities


Session 3.4: Conflict 2

Gustav Agneman: Conflict Victimization Shapes Norms of Obedience: Evidence From Colombia



Rahul Mehrotra: Irrigating the Killing Fields: Economic Legacy of the Khmer Rouge Genocide


Monica Beeder: The effect of a supply shock in the production of cocaine on violence: Evidence from Colombia and Venezuela


Session 3.5: Labour 2

Fjolla Kondirolli: Minimum wages, Earnings and Employment in India



Margherita Tambussi: Foreign Direct Investment and Structural Transformation in Africa


Utsa Banerjee: Can Trade Policy Change Gender Equality? Evidence from Chile




Hyllan, House E, floor 4



Parallel Session 4    

Session 4.1: Climate 2

Meseret Abebe Drought: Livestock Holding and Milk Production: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis



Stein T. Holden: Can climate shocks make vulnerable subjects more willing to take risks?


Gonfa Abraham: Insurance Albeit No Insurance Scheme: Role of Social Capital in Rural Ethiopia


Session 4.2: Education 2

David Contreras: Sibling spillover effects on college admission exams



Paul Brabet: Assessing Competency-Based Pedagogy reforms in French-speaking Africa


Sarah Deschênes: Expanding Access to Schooling in Nigeria: Impact on Marital Outcomes


Session 4.3: Finance

Collin Constantine: Fiscal-Oil Dominance and the Finance Resource Curse: The Paradoxes of Plenty and Banking



Fabrizio Santoro: Digital Merchant Payments as a Medium of Tax Compliance


Hailu Adugna Ayano: The rise of Fintech digital financial services: How would it impact income inequality across Countries?


Session 4.4: Firms 1

Hailegebriel Yigezu: Energy Efficiency and Productivity: Pseudo Panel Data Evidence from the Manufacturing Industry in Ethiopia.



Maria Jouste: Tax optimization of small and medium-enterprises in Uganda


Juan Soto-Diaz: Booming Sector, Multinationals, and Local Economic Development


Session 4.5: Measuring prefrences

Olivia Bertelli: Measuring insecurity-related experiences and preferences in a fragile State. A list experiment in Mali



Ann-Kristin Reitmann: Measuring social norms towards women and work in Tunisia – An assessment of the ‘opinion matching’ method


Rahul Lahoti: Does it Matter Who You Ask For Time Use Data?


Session 4.6: Health and Natural Disasters

Dorothee Weiffen: Anticipatory action to mitigate flood distress - a machine learning approach



Dureja Abhishek: Demand and Supply Side Incentivization and Child Health Outcomes: Evidence from India


Steve Berggreen: Waterborne diseases and children's learning




Dinner at Skansen Kronan. 
It is about ten minutes walk from the School, , the last part is very steep though. You can also go to there by car. 
Directions: Here is how you get to Skansen Krona

Skansen Kronan, Skansberget, Leijonsparres Väg 15. Gothenburg.


Day 3: June 15, morning



Speaker & title



Parallel Session 5


Session 5.1: Education 3

Katherina Thomas: How to close the skill gap? Parental Background and Children's Skill Development in Indonesia



Weijian (Eddy) Zou: Resource Cursed? The Short- and Long-Run Effects of Coal Mining on Human Capital Accumulation in Indonesia


Olle Hammar: The Global Distribution of Human Capital and Total Wealth


Session 5.2: Environment

Bruno Martorano: Roots of Dissent: The Long-Term Political Legacies of Trade Liberalization in Brazil



Paulo Santos: Income and wildlife hunting in the Anthropocene. Evidence from Cambodia


Subrendu Pattanayak: Open up the black box of community driven water and sanitation


Session 5.3: Health 1

Stefan Sliwa Ruiz: Doctor Turnover and Health Outcomes: Evidence from the Exit of Cuban Doctors in Brazil



Roxanne Kovacs: Paying our way to better health? The impact of public spending on health outcomes in Brazil


Damien de Walque: How to encourage service delivery to the poor: Intrinsic motivation, extrinsic incentives, and effort


Session 5.4: Gender 3

Hugues Champeaux: Height, parental investments and marriage payments in sub-Sahara Africa



Jorge Garcia Hombrados: The Economics of Bride Kidnapping: Evidence from Ethiopia


Tanu Gupta: Women's Inheritance Rights and Time Use in India


Session 5.5: Migration

Henrique, Pita Barros: The Power of Dialogue: forced displacement and social integration in Mozambique



Mark Marvin Kadigo: Does perceived labor market competition increase prejudice between refugees and their local hosts? Evidence from Uganda and Ethiopia


Christian Ambrosius: Deportation Externalities and the Unintended Outcomes of Immigration Enforcement: Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean


Session 5.6: Poverty

Katharina Fietz: Exit patterns of Bolsa Familia and the role of the local labor market in Brazil

Volvosalen, House E, floor 4


Sudeshna Maitra: To Draw a Relative-Poverty Line: An Approach using Mixture Models and CART


Arne Nasgowitz: Gender, Norms and Time Poverty in Mexico





Hyllan, House E, floor 4



E. Somanathan: Access to Clean Cooking: Electric Stoves and Air Pollution in India

Volvosalen, House E, floor 4



Day 3: June 15, afternoon



Speaker & title



Parallel Session 6    

Session 6.1: Gender 4

Simon Anne: The Human Capital Impacts of Banning Child Marriage – Evidence from Ethiopia



Albena Sotirova: Child marriage around the world: evidence from repeated cross-sectional data


Lame Ungwang: Nudging technology adoption: Experimental evidence on menstrual cup uptake in Botswana


Session 6.2: Health 2

Celine Zipfel: A Mother’s Voice: Impacts of Communication Training on Child Health Investments



Manuela Fritz: Do loss-framed ads encourage diabetes screening? Evidence from a Facebook diabetes awareness campaign in Indonesia


Giulia Montresor: Involving religious leaders in COVID-19 awareness campaigns: Implications for behavioral change


Session 6.3: Firms 2

Michael Kilumelume: Exploring horizontal FDI spillovers in South Africa’s manufacturing sector: A firm-level study



Mohamed Abouaziza: Cash Constraints and Relational Contracts: Evidence from Dairy Cooperatives in Kenya


Miri Stryjan: Incentives in Microfinance: an experimental evaluation of group versus individual bonuses on staff performance and well-being


Session 6.4: Household

Maria Hernandezde-Benito: This Is a Man’s World: Crime and Intra-Household Resource Allocation



Gidisa Lachisa Tato: The Dynamic Impact of Parental Death on Child Labour: Evidence from Ethiopia


Jingyao Wei: Solar Energy for Poverty Alleviation in China


Session 6.5: Political Economy 2

Emmanuelle Lavallée: Army arrangement? Armed conflict and support for democracy in Mali



Alex Yeandle: Mobile Internet, Local Development and the Quality of Elections: Evidence from Rural Malawi


Michele Valsecchi: Sanctions and Voting Behavior: Evidence from Russia


Session 6.6: Public goods

Anders Fredriksson: Quantifying political effects in the spatial allocation of public services

Volvosalen, House E, floor 4


Juliette Crespin-Boucaud: Ethnic Homogenization and Public Goods: Evidence from Kenya’s land reform program


Selene Ghisolfi: Contribution Requirements and Redistribution Decisions: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh




Hyllan, House E, floor 4


Parallel Session 7    

Session 7.1: Gender 5

Carlotta Nani: Perceived abilities and gender stereotypes within the household. Experimental evidence from Bangladesh.



Dipanwita Ghatak: Social networks and working women: Neighbourhood effects in post-childbirth employment patterns among ethnic minority women in UK


Felix Rusche: Broadcasting Change: Community Radio and Women's Empowerment in India


Session 7.2: Health 3

Henry Cust: Weather Shocks and Transactional Sex



Arpita Khanna: Long run impact of the Bengal famine of 1943: A gender analysis


Yun Xiao: Beyond Boiling: The Effect of In Utero Exposure to Treated Tap Water on Childhood Health


Session 7.3: Household 1

Sally Zhang: Causes and Consequences of Intrahousehold Hidden Income: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment



Timothy Kohler: Can Cash Transfers to the Unemployed Support Economic Activity? Evidence from South Africa


Dereje Zegeye: The Impact Rainfall Shock on Child Labor: The Role of PSNP and Market Imperfections


Session 7.4: Inequality 1

Laura Perez-Cervera: Affirming the Racial Divide? The Political Consequences of Affirmative Action in Brazil



Renate Hartwig: Religious Discrimination in Healthcare: Evidence from an Audit Study in Indonesia


Malte Becker: Country, Culture or Competition - What Drives Attitudes Towards Immigrants in Sub-Saharan Africa?


Session 7.5: Political Economy 3

Ola Olsson: Historical Pathogen Prevalence and government responses to COVID-19



Roland Hodler: Mining for peace


Jakob EnlundElectoral Cycles, Foreign Policy, and Conflict Mitigation:Evidence from Contributors to UN Peacekeeping Operations