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2011 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC)


The Experimental Social Science Laboratory (X-lab) and the Center of Evaluation for Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California at Berkeley, and the Choice Lab at NHH Norwegian School of Economics hosted the 2011 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) held from December 1, 2011 to December 3, 2011 at U.C. Berkeley.  The objective of the Symposium was to bring together a community of top scholars who employ laboratory experimental economics methods for research in developing countries.

Program Papers
Revising Commitments: Time Preference and Time-Inconsistency in the Field
Xavier Gine (World Bank Development Economics Research Group), Jessica Goldberg (University of Maryland), Dan Silverman (University of Michigan), Dean Yang (University of Michigan)
Envy and Agricultural innovation: An Experimental Case Study from Ethiopia
Bereket Kebede (University of East Anglia), Daniel John Zizzo (University of East Anglia)
Self-Control at Work: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Supreet Kaur (Harvard University), Michael Kremer (Harvard University), Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University)
Does Africa Need a Rotten Kin Theorem? Experimental Evidence from Village Economies
Pamela Jakiela (University of Maryland), Owen Ozier (World Bank Development Economics Research Group)
Mobilizing Investment Through Social Networks: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in the Field
Emily Breza (MIT), Arun G. Chandrasekhar (MIT), Horacio Larreguy (MIT)
Measuring Preferences and Predicting Outcomes
Julian Jamison (Boston Fed), Dean Karlan (Yale University)
Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service
Fred Finan (UC Berkeley), Ernesto Dal Bo (UC Berkeley), Martin A. Rossi (Universidad de San Andres)
The Schooling Decision: Family Preferences, Intergenerational Conflict, and Moral Hazard in the Brazilian Favelas
Leonardo Bursztyn (UCLA), Lucas C. Coffman (Ohio State University)
Do Girls in China Compete Just As Much As Boys? Evidence from an Experiment that Predicts Educational Choice
Jane Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Human and financial capital for microenterprise development: Evidence from a field and lab experiment
Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration), Kjetil Bjorvatn (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration), Bertil Tungodden (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

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Date and Time

Dec 1, 2011 1:00pm — Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm


Blum Center Room B100
University of California, Berkeley


The Experimental Social Science Laboratory, UC Berkeley (X-lab); Choice Lab, NHH Norwegian School of Economics