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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Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley)

Saturday, January 5, 8:00 AM

Saturday, January 5, 8:00 AM
Session: International Migration and Remittances (AEA)
Presiding: Dean Yang (University of Michigan)

Individual Ability and Selection into Migration in Kenya
Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley)
Joan Hamory (University of California, Berkeley)

Remittances and the Problem of Control: A Field Experiment with Migrant Families in El Salvador and Washington, D.C.
Dean Yang (University of Michigan)
Nava Ashraf (Harvard Business School)
Claudia Martinez (University of Michigan)
Diego Aycinena (Francisco Marroquin University)
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The Economics of International Refugee Law
Michael Kremer (Harvard University)
Ryan Bubb (Harvard University)
David Levine (University of California, Berkeley)

The Impacts of International Migration on Remaining Household Members: Omnibus Results from a Migration Lottery Program
David Mckenzie (World Bank)
John Gibson (University of Waikato)
Steven Stillman (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)

Saturday, January 5, 10:15 AM

Saturday, January 5, 10:15 AM
Session: The Micro-Level Consequences of Political Violence and Civil War (AEA)
Presiding: Christopher Blattman (University of California, Berkeley, Economics)

War and Local Collective Action in Sierra Leone
Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley)
John Bellows (University of California, Berkeley, Economics)

Violence, Human Capital and Gender: Evidence from Colombia
Adriana Lleras-Muney (Princeton University, Economics & Woodrow Wilson School)
Grant Miller (Stanford University)
Jorge Alberto Restrepo (Royal Holloway College, University of London)

Socio-Political Conflict and Economic Performance in Bolivia
Stergios Skaperdas (University of California, Irvine, Economics)
Jose Luis Evia (Catholic University of Bolivia and Andean University "Simon Bolivar" of Bolivia)
Roberto Laserna (CERES)
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From Violence to Voting: War and Political Development in Uganda
Christopher Blattman (Yale University & Center for Global Development)
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Saturday, January 5, 2:30 PM

Saturday, January 5, 2:30 PM
Session: The Empirics of Corruption (AEA)
Presiding: Tim Besley ()

Parochial Politics: Ethnic Preferences and Politician Corruption
Abhijit Banerjee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Rohini Pande (Harvard University)
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Cultures of Corruption: Evidence from Diplomatic Parking Tickets
Ray Fisman (Columbia University)
Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley)

The Simple Economics of Extortion: Evidence from Trucking in Aceh
Benjamin Olken (Harvard University)
Patrick Barron (World Bank)
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Sunday, January 6, 8:00 AM

Sunday, January 6, 8:00 AM
Session: Effects on Natural and Human Resources of the Rise of Markets in Developing Countries (AEA)
Presiding: Mark Pitt (Brown University)

Water markets and the decline of the water table in India
Andrew Foster (Brown University)
Sheetal Sekhri (Brown University)
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Spring Cleaning: A Randomized Evaluation of Source Water Quality Improvement
Alix Zwane (University of California, Berkeley)
Michael Kremer (Harvard University)
Jessica Leino (University of California, Berkeley)
Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley)

The Costs of Decentralization: Water Pollution Spillovers from the Re-drawing of County Boundaries in Brazil
Mushfiq Mobarak (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Molly Lipscomb (University of Colorado, Boulder)

International Trade Competition, Market Power, and Gender Wage Differentials in India's Manufacturing Sector
Nidhiya Menon (Brandeis University)
Yana Rodgers (Rutgers University)
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