2nd CEPR WEFIDEV Workshop

2nd CEPR WEFIDEV Workshop in Finance and Development.

April 12th and 13th, 2023 in Evanston, Illinois 

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Day 1: April 12th, meeting at Kellogg Global Hub (2211 Campus Drive, Evanston IL 60208), Room 4101

3:00pm-3:15pm: Opening Remarks by the organizers Sean Higgins (Northwestern University) and Nicola Limodio (Bocconi University and CEPR)

3:15pm-4:30pm: Tavneet Suri (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and CEPR): Keynote Lecture

4:30pm-5:00pm: Break

5:00pm-6:00pm: Nicola Limodio (Bocconi University and CEPR): “Mobile Money, Competition and Financial Inclusion”

6:00pm-6:30pm: Nicolás de Roux (Universidad de los Andes) “Internet Access and Banking Competition in Rural Credit Markets”

7:00pm: Social Dinner

Day 2: April 13th, meeting at Kellogg Global Hub (2211 Campus Drive, Evanston IL 60208), Room 4101

Starting from 8:00am: Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am: Apoorv Gupta (Dartmouth College): “Debt Restructuring and Small Firm Performance: Evidence from South Africa’s Informal Transit”

10:00am-10:30am: Cagatay Bircan (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development): “Blended Finance and Female Entrepreneurs”

10:30am-10:45am: Break

10:45am-11:45am: Lorena Keller (University of Pennsylvania): “The Role of Family Networks in First-Credit Access”

11:45am-12:15pm: Lisa Spantig (RWTH Aachen): “Can you spot a scam? Measuring and improving scam identification ability”

12:15pm-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm-2:45pm: Dean Karlan (Northwestern University, USAID, and CEPR): Keynote Lecture

2:45pm-3:00pm: Break

3:00pm-4:00pm: Justine Knebelmann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - J-PAL): “Widening the Tax Net when Information is Scarce: the Role of Agents’ Discretion”

4:00pm-4:15pm: Break

4:15pm-5:15pm: Deivy Houeix (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): “Technology Adoption, Relational Contracts, and Business Growth: Evidence from Digital Payments in Senegal”

This workshop has been funded by the Financial Institutions and Markets Research Center and the Asset Management Practicum at the Kellogg School of Management.