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Sharing Strategies, Sharing Solutions: A Policy Institute for Innovations in Public Services

Date and Time

Aug 27, 2018 — Aug 30, 2018

Location

Berkeley Executive Education, Haas School of Business, Classroom S480

Agenda

Monday, August 27

10:00am Welcoming Remarks
  • Ernesto Dal Bó, Phillips Girgich Professor of Business, Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley
10:45am Brief Overview of the EDI Programme’s Approach to Policy Uptake
  • Mark Henstridge, Chief Economist, Oxford Policy Management
11:00am Frontiers in Evidence-based Policy: Evaluating National-Scale Reforms and Citizen Engagement in Sierra Leone
11:45am Frontiers in Evidence-based Policy: Using Mobile Money to Fight Corruption in Afghanistan
  • Michael Callen, Assistant Professor of Economics and Strategy Management, UC-San Diego
2:00pm Priorities for Investment, Strategies for Action: Open Government and Evidence-based Policy
  • Andrew Westbury (Moderator)
  • Elizabeth Brower, Economic Adviser, UK Department for International Development
  • David Sasaki, Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
3:45pm Frontiers in Open Government: Open Policy Analysis and Opportunities to Collaborate
4:30pm Concluding Session

Tuesday, August 28

10:00am Welcoming Remarks
  • Ernesto Dal Bó, Phillips Girgich Professor of Business, Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley
10:15am The State of Science: Evidence on Policy Reform
The Judiciary – Efficiency, Access, Equity
  • Bilal M. Siddiqi, Economist, Development Impact Evaluation, The World Bank
11:15am The State of Science: Evidence on Policy Reform
The Bureaucracy – More Effective and Accountable Public Institutions and Services
  • Ernesto Dal Bó, Phillips Girgich Professor of Business, Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley
  • Frederico Finan, Associate Professor, Economics and Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley
1:45pm Rountable Discussion: Policy Challenges, Research Priorities
3:30pm Rountable Discussion: Policy Challenges, Research Priorities (continued)
4:15pm Closing Session

Wednesday, August 29

9:30am Welcoming Remarks
  • Mark Henstridge, Chief Economist, Oxford Policy Management
  • Fred Finan, Associate Professor, Economics and Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley
10:15am Taxation
  • Pierre Bachas (World Bank): “Audit Selection under Weak Fiscal Capacity (Senegal)”
  • Justine Knebelmann (Paris School of Economics): “Measuring the Effect of Technological Improvements and Compliance Nudges on Property Taxes: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Senegal”
  • Shekhar Mittal and Aprajit Mahajan (UC Berkeley): “Who is Bogus? Catching Fraudulent Firms in India”
11:30am Courts
  • Joyce Sadka and Enrique Seira (ITAM): “Improving the Effectiveness of Labor Courts through Information and Conciliation (Mexico)”
  • Bilal Siddiqi (World Bank): “Using Administrative Data Systems to Improve Court Efficiency: Multi- Country Study (Kenya, Tanzania, India)”
  • Virginia Nelder (Senior Legal Researcher, Kenya Law Reform Commission): “Judicial Decisions as Public Goods (Kenya)” on behalf of J. Andrew Harris (NYU-Abu Dhabi)
12:15pm Rights & Access to Legal Protection
  • Eric Arias (Princeton): “Community Policing and Public Trust: A Field Experiment in Colombia”
  • Kate Vyborny (Duke): “Institutional Reform and de facto Women’s Rights (Pakistan)”
  • Michael O’Sullivan (World Bank): “Relaxing Credit Constraints and Tenure Insecurity in Imperfect Markets (Uganda)”
2:30pm Bureaucracy & Public Goods
3:30pm Bureaucracy & Public Goods
  • Andrew Zeitlin (Georgetown): “Recruitment, Effort, and Retention Effects of Performance Contracts for Civil Servants: Experimental Evidence from Rwanda Primary Schools”
  • Katherine Casey (Stanford): “Politician Entry, Selection, and Performance in Sierra Leone”
  • Charity Troyer Moore (Harvard): “Using Digital Trails to Improve Management and Accountability for Public Service Delivery (India)”
4:15pm Closing Remarks
  • Ernesto Dal Bó, Phillips Girgich Professor of Business, Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley

Thursday, August 30 

9:15am Research Feedback Sessions
11:30am Research Feedback Sessions (cont’d)

Michael Callen (UC San Diego), Katherine Casey (Stanford University), Ernesto Dal Bo (UC Berkeley), Frederico Finan (UC Berkeley), Aprajit Mahajan (UC Berkeley)