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Programme for Third Nordic Conference in Development Economics



(updated  June 17)




June 17












Arrival and registration

Opening session

Keynote lecture and



Session 1 (A+B)

Lunch (at location)

Session 2 (A+B)


Session 3 (A+B)

Conference dinner (in town)



June 18












Keynote lecture and



Session 4 (A+B+C)

Lunch (at location)

Session 5 (A+B)


Session 6 (A+B)

Concluding session



Arrival and Registration - The Restaurant in Building E, ground floor


Opening Session - Room: E 45



Keynote Lectures


Thursday 09.45-10.45           Room:  E 45


Paul Collier: ¿Development and Security¿

Chair: Arne Bigsten


Friday 09.15-10.15                Room:  E 45


Tim Besley: ¿The Quality of Government in the Small and in the Large¿

Chair: Dick Durevall



Session 1 A


Thursday 11.00-12.30           Room:  E 45         Chair: Finn Tarp


Halvor Mehlum and Kalle Moene: ¿So Much Fighting and So Little Success¿

Discussant: Ola Olsson


Ola Olsson: ¿Property Rights Investment in Modern Africa¿
Discussant: Jens Chr. Andvig


Jens Chr. Andvig: ¿Corruption and Fast Change: Shifting Modes of Micro-Coordination¿
Discussant: Halvor Mehlum/Kalle Moene



Session 1 B


Thursday 11.00-12.30           Room:  E 43         Chair: Per Fredriksson


Martina Björkman: ¿Public Funding in the Educational Sector and its Effect on Test Scores: Evidence from the primary education sector in Uganda¿
Discussant: Nan Nan Lundin


Anne Olhoff: ¿The Costs of Poverty: Private and Social Costs of Household Energy Use in Ghana¿
Discussant: Martina Björkman


Nan Nan Lundin: "The Impact of Government's Funding and Tax Incentives on the Industrial R&D Investments: Empirical Evidences from the Industrial Sectors in Shanghai"
Discussant: Anne Olhoff


Session 2 A


Thursday 13.30-15.00           Room:  E 45         Chair: Göte Hansson


Per Fredriksson: ¿Trade Policy: What¿s Welfare Got To Do With It?¿
Discussant: Pertti Haaparanta


Pertti Haaparanta: ¿International Trade, Resource Curse and Demographic Transition¿
Discussant: Arne Bigsten/Dick Durevall


Arne Bigsten and Dick Durevall: ¿Kenya¿s Development Path 1964-2000¿
Discussant: Per Fredriksson



Session 2 B


Thursday 13.30-15.00           Room:  E 43          Chair: C-J Dalgaard


Gang Shuge: ¿The Challenge of Unemployment and the Social-Economic Policies of Anti-Unemployment in China's Social Transition¿
Discussant: Anton Nivorozhkin


Anton Nivorozhkin: ¿Duration of Registered Unemployment in Urban Russia¿
Discussant: Gang Shuge



Session 3 A


Thursday 15.15-16.45           Room:  E 45         Chair: Jakob Svensson


Finn Tarp: ¿SME Growth and Survival in Vietnam: Did Direct Government Support Matter?¿
Discussant: Alexander Sangare


Måns Söderbom: ¿Survival and Success among African Manufacturing Firms¿
Discussant: Finn Tarp


Alexander S. Sangare: ¿On Firms Life Cycle Patterns¿
Discussant: Måns Söderbom



Session 3 B


Thursday 15.15-16.45           Room:  E 43         Chair: Ulla Lehmijoki


Thomas Sterner: ¿Environmental Policy Instruments in Developing Countries¿
Discussant: Charles Jumbe


Razack Lokina: ¿Fishermen Compliance Behaviour to Different Conservation Measures¿
Discussant: Thomas Sterner 


Charles Jumbe: ¿Econometric Modelling of the Determinants of ¿Participation¿ in Forestry Co-Management in Malawi: Evidence from Chimaliro and Liwonde Forestry Reserves¿
Discussant: Razack Lokina



Session 4 A


Friday 10.30-12.00                Room:  E 45         Chair: Ola Olsson


Jakob Svensson: ¿The Power of Information: Evidence from a Newspaper Campaign to Reduce Capture¿
Discussant: Magnus Hatlebakk


Henrik Wiig: "Too Much Cooperation - Work Exchange in Peruvian Communities"
Discussant: Jakob Svensson


Magnus Hatlebakk: ¿Attached Labor in Nepal: A Field Study of Landlord-Labor Relations that are Misrepresented in the Nepal-LSMS Data¿
Discussant: Henrik Wiig



Session 4 B


Friday 10.30-12.00                Room:  E 43         Chair: Måns Söderbom


Andreas Madestam: "Informal Finance: A Theory of Moneylenders"
Discussant: Jukka Pirttila


S. Quamrul Ahsan: "Micro-credit and Labour Supply" 
Discussant: Andreas Madestam


Jukka Pirttila: ¿Reforms and Confidence¿
Discussant: S. Quamrul Ahsan


Session 4 C


Friday 10.30-12.00                Room:  E 44       Chair: Thomas Sterner


Anne M. Mikkola: ¿Does the Low Status of Women Affect Growth and Incentives for Development? A Look at the Literature¿

Discussant: Ulla Lehmijoki


Ulla Lehmijoki: ¿Demographic Transition in the Ramsey Model¿
Discussant: Carl-Johan Dalgaard


Carl-Johan Dalgaard: "David vs. Goliath"
Discussant: Anne Mikkola



Session 5 A


Friday 13.00-14.30                Room:  E 45         Chair: Halvor Mehlum


Minhaj Mahmud: "Trust and Religion: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh"
Discussant: Eve Parts


Wilfred Nyangena: ¿The Effect of Social Capital on Technology Adoption: Empirical Evidence from Kenya¿
Discussant: O. Johansson-Stenman/M. Mahmud/P. Martinsson



Session 5 B


Friday 13.00-14.30                Room:  E 43         Chair: P. Haaparanta


Arne Wiig: ¿Risk and Disintermediation in Tourism¿
Discussant: C. Ljungwall/S. Wang


Christer Ljungwall and Steven Zijian Wang: ¿Determinants of Capital Flight from China: 1993-2003¿

Discussant: Gunnar Köhlin


Gunnar Köhlin: Contingent Valuation of Community Plantations in Ethiopia: A look into value elicitation formats and intra-household resource allocation decision"




Session 6 A


Friday 14.45-16.15                Room:  E 45         Chair: M. Hatlebakk


Thomas Barnebeck Andersen: ¿US Politics and IMF Lending¿
Discussant: Hala Abou-Ali


Osman Ouattara: ¿Foreign Aid and Government Fiscal Behaviour in Developing Countries: Evidence from a Dynamic Panel¿
Discussant: Thomas Barnebeck Andersen


Hala Abou-Ali: ¿Does Benefit Transfer Always Work? A Multicountry Comparison¿
Discussant: Osman Outtara


Session 6 B


Friday 14.45-16.15                Room:  E 43         Chair: Renato Aguilar


Jorge Buzaglo: ¿A Multisectoral Distributional Study of Poverty Reduction: The Bolivian PRSP¿

Discussant: Jesper Kühl


Alexis Palma: ¿Income Inequality in Chile: Short-run and Long-run Experiences¿
Discussant: Jorge Buzaglo


Jesper J. Kühl: "Empirical Evidence for a Poverty Trap? A study of income dynamics in Ethiopia"
Discussant: Alexis Palma

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