Agriculture and Economic Development
The 2nd International Workshop in Memory of Yair Mundlak
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Faculty Club, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Rehovot, Israel
9:30 – 10:00 Greetings
10:00 – 11:00 Session1
Qihua Qiu, Jaesang Sung, Will Davis and Rusty Tchernis (Georgia State University)
"Using Spatial Factor Analysis to Measure Human Development" * Avraham Ebenstein (Hebrew University)
Avi Simhon and Oded Galor
"The Origins of the Nuclear Family and Modern Demographic Consequences"
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Session 2
Summer Allen, Ousmane Badiane, Ligane Sene and John Ulimwengu (IFPRI)
"Government Expenditures, Health Outcomes, and Marginal Productivity of Agricultural Inputs: The Case of Tanzania"
Fleur Wouterse (IFPRI) and Ousmane Badiane
"The Role of Health and Educational Attainment in Agricultural Production: Evidence from Smallholders in Burkina Faso"
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Session 3
Fidel Perez‐Sebastian and Ohad Raveh (Hebrew University)
"Federal Tax Policies, Congressional Voting, and the Fiscal Advantage of Natural Resources"
"The Many Faces of the Devil: Environmental Policy Under Catastrophic Threats"
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:00 Session 4
Ligane Massamba Sene (The African Union)
"Connectivity an Engine for Productivity among Smallholder Peanut Farmers in Senegal"
Pavel Chakraborty (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and Ohad Raveh
"Trade Liberalization, Intermediate Inputs, and the Demand for Managers: Evidence from India"
17:00 – 18:30 Keynote Lecture
Professor Christopher Udry Yale University
Department of Economics, Economic Growth Center and Council on African Studies
"Agricultural Productivity, Poverty and Growth in Africa"
Participation is free but conditional on registration.
Please contact Miri Arazi at 08‐9489230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This invitation will allow entry to campus by foot or by car
The workshop is partially funded by the Center for Agricultural Economic Research
Refreshments will be served from 16:30