Workshop in Development Economics "Children, Gender and Social Protection"
Room 2019, buiding 696, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Barcelona Thursday and Friday, October 19 - 20 2023



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Workshop in Development Economics "Children, Gender and Social Protection"

Room 2019, buiding 696, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Barcelona

Thursday and Friday, October 19 - 20 2023


Thursday, October 19

14:45 – 15:30 Registration at desk in front room 2019

15:30 – 16:45 SESSION 1 - Social Protection and Political Economy — Chair: Katherina Tomas

  • Anastasia TERSKAYA (University of Barcelona): How do Labels and Vouchers Shape Unconditional Cash Transfers? Experimental Evidence from Georgia (with Miguel Ángel Borrella-Mas and Jaime Millán-Quijano)
  • Jaime MILLÁN-QUIJANO (University of Navarra): Welfare Eligibility Manipulation: Evidence from Georgia (with Brendo McConnel)
  • Daniel SOLÁ (CEMFI): The Catholic Church and its Effects on Redistributive Conflict in Brazil (with Mónica Martínez-Bravo and Guadalupe Tuñón)

16:45 - 17:15 Coffee Break

17:15 - 18:20 SESSION 2 – Violence Against Women — Chair: Warn N. Lekfuangfu

  • Ada GONZÁLEZ-TORRES (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev): Monitoring Harassment in Organizations (with Laura E. Bordreau, Sylvain Chassang and Rachel M. Heath)
  • Cristina BELLÉS-OBRERO (University of Barcelona): Old-age Income and Intimate-Partner Violence (with Giulia La Mattina)
  • Jorge GARCÍA-HOMBRADOS (Autonomous University of Madrid): The Economics of Abduction Marriage:Evidence from Ethiopia (with Lindsey Novak)

20:00 - 22:30 Dinner at Restaurant Ca la Nuri (Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 51)

Friday, October 20

9:30 - 10:30 KEYNOTE TALK — Chair: Elisabetta Aurino

Karen Macours (Paris School of Economics): Long after transfers end human capital and productive investment, social dynamics and mobility

10:30 - 11:30 PhD students' flash talks — Chair: Jorge García Hombrados

  • Claudia SUÁREZ-ARBESÚ (University of Oviedo): An approach to social mobility in African countries: Is there a transmission of education, occupation or income from parents to children? (with Maria R. Vicente and Ana Jesús López-Méndez)
  • Marie Leila BIEGELMAN (University of Barcelona): Intergenerational Impacto of Labor Coercion
  • Barbara AMA LEZU (University Rovira i Virgili): Pension Policy Reform and Fertility: Micro Evidence from Ghana (with Susana Iranzo and Alejandro Pérez-Laborda)
  • Fatima El KHATABI (Autonomous University of Madrid): Trade and connectedness between Neighbours across the Strait (with Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso)
  • Pablo ÁLVAREZ-ARAGÓN (University of Namur): Colonial Education and its Intergenerational Transmission: Evidence from D.R. Congo (with Caherine Guirkinger and Paola Villar)
  • Joaquín PASEYRO MAYOL (University of Siena): Planning Better: Unplanned: Parental Pregnancies, Investment, and Newborn Outcomes (with Juan Pereira)
  • John EGYR (University of Alicante): Disasters and tightness of social norms: The case female genital cutting (with Jorge García Hombrados and Marianna Battaglia)

11:30 - 12:00 Coffe Break

12:00 - 13:00 SESSION 3 – Childhood and Adolescence — Chair: Mariana Battaglia

  • Laura MUÑOZ BLANCO (Trinity College Dublin): Quaking Chilhoods. Early Wives: The Impacts of Forced Displacement on Marriage
  • Elisabetta AURINO (University of Barcelona): A "smart-buy" for all? Unintended consequences of a messaging program for child education
  • Nicolás A. ROIG (University of Alicante): Adolescent Fertility and Reproductive Rights: Evidence from Argentina
  • Ana GARCÍA HERNÁNDEZ (JPAL): Wheels of Change (with Nathan Fiala, Kritika Narula and Nishith Prakash)

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 SESSION 4 – Demography —Chair: Eliane Liu

  • María HERNÁNDEZ DE BENITO (Unviersity of Alicante): Firtsborn Girls and Family Structure: Evidence from Sub-Saharian África (with Garance Genicot)
  • Ramon RAMON-MUÑOZ (University of Barcelona): Gender inequality under communism. An anthropometric approximation in Maoist China (with Roser Álvarez-Klee)
  • Sébastian FONTENAY (University of Alcalá): Fertility in Sub-Saharian Africa: the role of inheritance (with Paula E. Gobbi and Marc Goñi)

15 minutes break

16:15-17:20 SESSION 5 – Environment — Chair: Gianmarco Leon

  • André GROEGER (Autonomous University of Barcelona): Does Foreing Aid Reduce Migraton? Global Micro-Evidence form World Bank Projects (with Andreas Fuchs, Tobias Heiland and Lukas Wellner)
  • Teresa MOLINA MILLÁN (University of Alicante): Artisan Mining (with Victoire Girard and Guillaume Vic)
  • David CASTELLS QUINTANA (Autonomous University of Barcelona): Inequality and climate change: the within-countries distributional effects of global warming (with Thomas McDermott)

We thank the Jacobs Foundation for its financial support