Call for Papers: 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:
of know-how and limits to available human capital
of information on the profitability of investment opportunities
2) Market failures, possibly originating from asymmetric information or the lack of appropriate institutions:
of insurance markets
3) Constraints on operational resources:
of market linkages
of support facilities (such as milk-chilling plants, veterinarians)
4) Constraints relating to social norms:
of resources and gender roles
The organising committee invites submissions of high-quality research papers studying these constraints and other policy relevant topics in a developing country context.
Dupas (Stanford University)
La Ferrara (Bocconi University)
Rasul (University College London and IFS)
Rosenzweig (Yale University)
further information about the call for papers and the conference see the IFS website at http://www.ifs.org.uk/events/1100