2015 Annual Conference - General Invitation

NYU Development Research Institute 2015 Annual Conference

Beyond the Nation State: 
How traders, migrants and ethnic networks are driving economic growth in the developing world

Friday, November 13, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Kimmel Center Rosenthal Pavilion
10th Floor, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Conference Agenda:

8:30am ­– 9:00am Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – 9:15am Conference Introduction by NYU Provost David W. McLaughlin

9:15am – 10:45am Session 1:

  • Diego Daruich (New York University), William Easterly (New York University), and Ariell Reshef (University of Virginia) - "The Surprising Size and Instability of Hyper-Specialization in Exports”

10:45am - 11:15am Coffee break

11:15am - 12:45pm Session 2:

  • Yaw Nyarko (New York University) - “Cross-border Technology Flows for Success: The African Mobile Revolution

  • Michael Clemens (Center for Global Development), *paper with Lant Pritchett (Harvard Kennedy School) - “The Economic Case for Migration Restrictions"

12:45am - 1:45pm Lunch

1:45pm - 3:15pm Session 3:

  • Hui Kian Kwee (University of Toronto) -  "Socio-Religious Institutions and Economic Migration: Case Studyof the Bai Clansmen from Anxi, Fujian in Southeast Asia, c. 1880-present"

  • Cheikh Anta Babou (University of Pennsylvania) - "The Murid Ethic and the Spirit of Entrepreneurship: Faith, Business and Mobility among Murid Immigrants in Gabon"

3:15pm - 3:30pm Coffee break

3:30pm - 5pm Session 4:

  • Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University), *paper with Louis Putterman and David N. Weil (Brown University) - "The Influence of Ancestral Lifeways on Individual Economic Outcomes in Sub­-Saharan Africa"

  • Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University) - “Education and Long-term Social Mobility in Benin”

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