All sessions are held in  SSPB 1208 (First Floor- Social Science Plaza B)

FRIDAY, February 9, 2001

11:30 - 12:55  Lunch Buffet: Introduction; opening remarks, and registration for the banquet

Each session has two papers and one leading discussant each 1:00 - 3:00: Session I

Ethan Ligon, UC-Berkeley, "Informal Insurance and Limited Commitment." (joint with J. P. Thomas and T. Worrall) discussant: Marcel Fafchamps

Marcel Fafchamps, Oxford University, "Risk-Sharing Network and Limited Commitment." (joint with S. Lund) discussant:  Andrew Foster

Coffee 3:30 - 5:30: Session II

Abhijit Banerjee, MIT, "Networks, Migration and Investment: Insiders and Outsiders in Tirupur's Production Cluster."
discussant: Duncan Black

Garance Genicot, UC-Irvine, "Endogenous Group Formation in Risk-Sharing Agreements" (joint with Debraj Ray)
discussant: Ethan Ligon
Dinner Banquet at Kotos

SATURDAY, February 10, 2001
8:00 - 10:00 Session III

Matthew O. Jackson, Caltech , "La Crema: A Case Study of Mutual Fire Insurance" (joint with A. Cabrales and A. Calvo-Armengol)
discussant: Ashok Rai

Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University, "Corruption and Decentralization of Infrastructure Delivery in Developing Countries" (joint with Pranab Bardhan)
discussant: Philippe Bond

Coffee 10:15 - 12:15 Session IV

Maitreesh Ghatak, University of Chicago, "Occupational Choice, the Wealth Distribution and Allocation of Talent"
(joint with Massimo Morelli and Tomas Sjostrom).
discussant: Garance Genicot

Debraj Ray, New York University, "Persistent Inequality." (joint with Dilip Mookherjee)
discussant: Maitreesh Ghatak
Lunch 1:30 - 3:30  Session V

Kaushik Basu, Cornell University, "International Credit and Welfare: Some Paradoxical results with
Implications for the Organization of International lending" (joint with Hodaka Morita)
discussant: Priya Ranjan

Andrew Foster, Brown University, “Imperfect Commitment, Altruism and the Family: Evidence from Transfer
Behavior in Low-Income Rural Areas” (joint with Mark Rozenzweig)
discussant: Gary Richardson

Coffee 4:00 - 6:00: Session VI

Philip Bond, Northwestern University “Why is Microfinance Hard?” (joint with Ashok Rai)
discussant: Stergios Skaperdas

Jonathan Morduch, New York University, "Commercial Banking and the Poor: New Survey Evidence from Indonesia"
discussant: Jeffrey Nugent

Open Dinner in Newport Beach


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