These are 2008 AEA Conference Papers; please see also the full 2008 ASSA Preliminary Program Schedule.
Conference papers will be uploaded as they become available from the authors.

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Dani Rodrik (Harvard University)

Friday, January 4, 10:15 AM

Friday, January 4, 10:15 AM
Session: Design and Reform of Institutions in LDCs and Transition Economies (AEA)
Presiding: Avinash Dixit (Princeton University)

Institutions: Top Down or Bottom Up?
William Easterly (New York University)

Heterodox Reform
Dani Rodrik (Harvard University)

Self-enforcing Constitutions and Economic Prosperity
Avner Greif (Stanford University)
Yadira Gonzalez de Lara (Stanford University and University of Alicante)
Saumitra Jha (Harvard University)
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Saturday, January 5, 10:15 AM

Saturday, January 5, 10:15 AM
Session: The Economics of South Africa since the End of Apartheid (AEA)
Presiding: James Levinsohn (University of Michigan)

Understanding South Africa's Economic Puzzles
Dani Rodrik (Harvard University)

South Africa: Macroeconomic Challenges after a Decade of Success
Jeffrey Frankel (Harvard University)
Bent Smith (Stellenbosch University)
Federico Sturzenneger (Harvard University)

Why has unemployment risen in the new South Africa
Abhijit Banerjee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Sebastian Galiani (Washington University in St Louis)
James Levinsohn (University of Michigan)
Ingrid Woolard (University of Cape Town)

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