Economic Research on Identity, Norms, and Narratives (ERINN)

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McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, 22-23 April 2017

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PROGRAMME 

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Saturday April 22

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09:00     Welcome and Introductions

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09:15     Yan Chen: “Group Identity as a Behavioral Mechanism in the Field”

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09:55     Paul Collier: ”Politics, Culture and Development” or “Language of Compliance”

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10:35     Coffee

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11:00     Rob Johnson: “At Sea with No Anchor: Narrative, Identity, and Purpose: Know Who You Are”

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11:40     George Akerlof: “Beetles”

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12:20     Lunch

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14:00     Sharun Mukand and Dani Rodrik: “Political Economy of Ideas”

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14:40     Karla Hoff: “The Making of Behavioral Development Economics”

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15:20     Steven Bosworth: “Status-driven group realignment and welfare”

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16:00     Coffee 

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16:20     Stefan Dercon: “The Future in Mind: Long-term Impacts of an aspirations and goal-setting intervention”

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17:00     Nathan Nunn: “Culture, Social Structure, and Economic Development”

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17:40     Discussion of ERINN

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19:30     Dinner, The Cosmos Club

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Sunday April 23

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09:30     Roland Benabou: “Narratives, Imperatives, And Moral Reasoning” (with Armin Falk and Jean Tirole)

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10:10     Robert Akerlof: “Group Identity”

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10:50     Coffee

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11:20     Tim Besley: “The Joint Dynamics of Organizational Culture, Design, and Performance” (with Torsten Persson)

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12:00     Moses Shayo: “Social Identity and Political Economy: Consumption, Voting, Judicial Decisions and Brexit”

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12:40     Lunch

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14:10     Jean Paul Carvalho: “Religious Communities:Assimilation, Extremism and Cultural Reproduction” (with Michael Sacks)

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14:50     Anandi Mani: “The deserving rich and the lazy poor? Attitudes to Redistribution”

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15:30     Coffee

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16:00     Paul Seabright: “Religion and respect for norms”

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16:40     Paola Giuliano: “Long Term Orientation and School Performance”

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17:20     Close