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The Washington Area Development Economics Symposium (WADES) is a forum that highlights cutting edge development economics research at leading economic institutions in the Washington D.C. area. Faculty and graduate students from local universities have the opportunity to present and discuss their recent research at an annual one-day conference.

This year's event is hosted by the Department of Economics and the Center for Economics and Policy at the University of Maryland. Other participating institutions include the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and George Mason University.

See below for the schedule and papers.

Session Time Presenter Title Institution
Breakfast / Registration 08:30 AM-09:00 AM N/A N/A N/A
Paper 1 09:00 AM-09:45 AM Paul Carrillo Tax Me if You Can: Evidence on Firm Misreporting Behavior and Evasion Substitution George Washington University - Faculty
Paper 2 09:45 AM-10:30 AM Heidi Schramm Switching Sectors:  The Equilibrium Effect of Income Taxation on Labor Markets in Mexico

University of Virginia - Student

Break 10:30 AM-10:45 AM N/A N/A N/A
Paper 3 10:45 AM-11:30 AM Shareen Joshi Can the Poor Be Organized? Behavioral Evidence from Rural India Georgetown University - Faculty
Paper 4 11:30 AM-12:15 PM Meng Xue (Melanie) Textiles and the Historical Emergence of Gender Equality in China George Mason University - Student
Paper 5 12:15 PM-01:00 PM Giordano Palloni University of Maryland - Student
Lunch 01:00 PM-02:00 PM N/A N/A N/A
Paper 6 02:00 PM-02:45 PM Pam Jakiela Does Africa Need a Rotten Kin Theorem? Experimental Evidence from Village Economies University of Maryland - Faculty
Paper 7 02:45 PM-03:30 PM Saher Asad The Crop Connection: Impact of Cell Phone Access on Crop Choice in Rural Pakistan George Washington University - Student
Break 03:30 PM-03:45 PM N/A N/A N/A
Paper 8 03:45 PM-04:30 PM Nisha Rai Incentives for Traditional Birth Attendants to Encourage Antenatal Care Georgetown University - Student
Paper 9 04:30 PM-05:15 PM
Sheetal Sekhri
Agricultural Trade Promotion and Depletion of Natural Resources University of Virginia - Faculty

The registration deadline has passed. Further inquiries should be addressed to harmon [at] econ.umd.edu (subject: WADES%20Registration) (Angela Harmon) by email.

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