CFSP Researchers Featured at 2012 AEA

January 11, 2012

Ten CFSP economists presented at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association (AEA).  The meeting took place in Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2012. Most presentations were hosted at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago. The Consortium members spoke on a variety of topics focusing on development economics. Their schedule is listed below. (For a complete list of all presentations given, please visit AEA’s website.

Seven CFSP members and seed grant recipients presented on developing economy topics, as well as participating as discussants or presiders:

 

Jan 06, 2012 8:00 am Field Experiments on Savings in Developing Countries

American Economic Association

Agricultural Loans, Savings and the Returns to Capital among Women in Mali: Christopher Udry (Yale University)

Discussant: Cynthia Kinnan (Northwestern University)

 

Jan 06, 2012 10:15 am Experiments in Firms

American Economic Association

Hoping to Win, Expected to Lose: Theory and Lessons on Micro Enterprise Development: Chris Udry (Yale University)

 

Jan 06, 2012 2:30 pm Family Networks in Developing Countries

Econometric Society

Risk and Return in Village Economies: Robert M. Townsend (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Discussant: Christopher Udry (Yale University)

Discussant: Cynthia Georgia Kinnan (Northwestern University)

 

Jan 07, 2012 10:15 am Financial Frictions and the Business Cycle

American Economic Association

Aggregate Implications of a Credit Crunch: Francisco Buera (University of California-Los Angeles)

 

Jan 07, 2012 10:15 am Family Structure and Intra-household Bargaining: Causes and Consequences

American Economic Association

Kinship and Financial Networks, Formal Financial Access and Risk Reduction:Cynthia Kinnan (Northwestern University), Robert M. Townsend (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

 

Jan 07, 2012 2:30 pm New Directions in Trade and Geography
American Economic Association

Presiding: Robert M. Townsend (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Villages as Small Open Economies: Robert M. Townsend (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Discussant: Franciso Buera (University of California-Los Angeles)

 

Jan 07, 2012 2:30 pm Network Models: Identification and Estimation

Econometric Society

A New Class of Estimable Network Models: Arun Gautham Chandrasekhar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

 

Jan 07, 2012 2:30 pm African Economic Development II

African Finance & Economics Association

Presiding: Christopher Udry (Yale University)

 

Jan 08, 2012 8:00 am Including Communities in the Development Process

American Economic Association

Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia: Abhijit Banerjee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

 

Jan 08, 2012 10:15 am Structural Change, Growth and Welfare in the Global Economy

American Economic Association

Discussant: Francisco Buera (University of California-Los Angeles)

 

Jan 08, 2012 1:00 pm Experiments on Household and Business Finance

American Economic Association

Discussant: Christopher Woodruff (University of Warwick)

 

Three CFSP members were also in attendance at the conference, presenting on their recent work and participating as panelists, presiders, and discussants:

 

Jan 06, 2012 8:00 am Fixed Income - Term Structure

American Finance Association

Presiding: Kenneth Singleton (Stanford University)

 

Jan 06, 2012 10:15 am Price Rigidities

Econometric Society

Internet Prices and the Great Recession: Roberto Rigobon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

 

Jan 06, 2012 10:15 am Liquidity Dynamics

American Economic Association

Discussant: Douglas W. Diamond (University of Chicago)

 

Jan 06, 2012 10:15 am Sovereign Default (Panel Discussion)

American Finance Association

Panel Participant: Kenneth Singleton (Stanford University)

 

Jan 06, 2012 2:30 pm Derivatives: Option Pricing

American Finance Association

Discussant: Kenneth Singleton (Stanford University)

 

Jan 07, 2012 2:30 pm Funding Markets and the Financial Crisis

American Economic Association

Discussant: Douglas Diamond (University of Chicago)