Call for Papers: Improving productivity in developing countries: identifying bottlenecks and obstacles to productive investments and technology adoption

Posted on 2015/02/03. Filed under: 綜合 |

Improving productivity in developing countries: identifying bottlenecks and obstacles to productive investments and technology adoption

8 and 9 July 2015, Goodenough College London.

Organised by: Orazio Attanasio (UCL and IFS), Britta Augsburg (IFS), Safija Jusupovic (IFS) and Sonya Krutikova (IFS)

CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN

The call for papers is now open and will close of 28thof February 2015 and notifications of acceptances will be circulated by April 17th 2015.

This conference will focus on four key areas of imperfections:

1) Constraints on informational resources available to individuals:

Lack

of know-how and limits to available human capital

Lack

of information on the profitability of investment opportunities

2) Market failures, possibly originating from asymmetric information or the lack of appropriate institutions:

Credit

constraints

Lack

of insurance markets

3) Constraints on operational resources:

Lack

of market linkages

Lack

of support facilities (such as milk-chilling plants, veterinarians)

4) Constraints relating to social norms:

Intra-household allocation

of resources and gender roles

Networks and

intrapersonal links

The organising committee invites submissions of high-quality research papers studying these constraints and other policy relevant topics in a developing country context.

Plenary Speakers:

Pascaline

Dupas (Stanford University)

Eliana

La Ferrara (Bocconi University)

Imran

Rasul (University College London and IFS)

Mark

Rosenzweig (Yale University)

For

further information about the call for papers and the conference see the IFS website at http://www.ifs.org.uk/events/1100

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