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■第3回開発経済学会大会報告論文を公開しました。参加登録者には閲覧のためのパスワードをお送りします。
 Papers for the 3rd JADE Conference are now available. Registered conference participants will receive a password to view these files.
■第3回開発経済学会大会のプログラムを公開しました。
 The program for the 3rd JADE Conference is now available.

Registration for 4/17 (Sat)
  9:00-12:30 Full Presentation 1: Institution and Development
 13:30-14:00 JADE General Meeting (JADE members only)
 14:00-15:00 Short Presentation 1: Human Capital Development
 15:30-16:30 Short Presentation 2: Political Economy and Development
 17:00-18:30 Keynote Speech - Prof. Robin Burgess (London School of Economics)

Registration for 4/18 (Sun)
  9:00-12:30 Full Presentation 2: Agricultural and Experimental Economics in Development
 13:30-14:30 Short Presentation 3: Public Health and Development
 14:45-15:00 Hayami Award Ceremony

■第3回開発経済学会大会の論文募集を開始しました。
 A Call for Papers for the 3rd JADE Conference has been uploaded.
■第3回開発経済学会大会は、2021年4月17~18日にオンラインで開催予定です。
 The 3rd JADE Conference will be held virtually on April 17-18, 2021.








研究会情報   Workshop Information

JADE/GRIPS Development Economics Workshops
Upcoming Workshops:

Date/Time: May 12 (Wed), 16:40-18:10 Japan time
Place: Online (Zoom)
Title: Endogeneity bias and other problems in the estimation of production functions
Presenter: Jesus Felipe (Asian Development Bank)
Discussant: Masayuki Sawada (Hitotsubashi University)
To attend: Regsiter here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the meeting.
Abstract: A recurring issue in the estimation of production functions has been the problem of the endogeneity of the regressors and the bias in the coefficients that this may result in. A number of different estimation techniques have been proposed to solve this problem. This paper starts by estimating a Cobb-Douglas production function to analyze the endogeneity issue, using five different estimation techniques. The estimators considered are ordinary least squares, least-squares dummy variables, instrumental variables, generalized method of moments, and the Levinsohn-Petrin procedure. It is found that the estimates of the output elasticities vary considerably across methods. Most often, the fits are high and, when the values of the estimated factor elasticities seem to be sensible, it is because they are close to the factor shares, with the consequence that they add up to one. We show that the reason behind these results is that researchers use constant-price value data for output and capital, instead of physical quantities, as the latter are not available, other than for employment. This is not an innocuous procedure, as these three series, are linked through a constant-price distribution accounting identity. It has long been argued that all the estimation of these putative production functions does is to merely capture a transformation of the said identity. Hence, the identity is responsible for the good statistical fits obtained and for the fact that the elasticities are often close to the factor shares. It is shown that the possibility of regressors’ endogeneity bias that has discussed for decades is, in reality, caused by the omission of a term in the identity. It is concluded that the use of value rather than physical data poses an insoluble problem for the estimation of production functions. This is, consequently, far more serious than any supposed endogeneity problems.

Date/Time: May 19 (Wed), 16:40-18:10 Japan time
Place: Online (Zoom)
Title: Generalized poverty-gap orderings
Presenter: Kohei Kamaga (Sophia University)
Discussant: Tomoki Fujii (Singapore Management University)
To attend: Regsiter here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the meeting.
Abstract: This paper provides a characterization of a new class of ordinal poverty measures that are defined by means of the aggregate generalized poverty gap. To be precise, we propose to use the sum of the differences between the transformed fixed poverty line and the transformed level of income of each person below the line as our measure. If the transformation is strictly concave, the resulting measure is strictly inequality averse with respect to the incomes of the poor. In analogy to some existing results on inequality measurement, we show that the only relative (scale-invariant) members of our class are based on specific means of order r. We suggest that our poverty measures can be interpreted as inverse welfare indicators for the poor and derive relative and absolute ethical indices of inequality that correspond to them. In an empirical analysis, we compare the logarithmic variant of our index to two well-established alternative orderings. Unlike numerous indices that appear in the earlier literature, ours do not explicitly depend on the number of poor or on the total population size, thereby ruling out any direct influence of the head-count ratio on poverty comparisons.



Past Workshops:
   Date: Jan 6 (Wed), 2021
   Title: Education and the Evolution of Comparative Advantage
   Presenter: Aashish Mahta (UC Santa Barbara)
   Discussant: Yasuyuki Todo (Waseda University)

   Date: December 2, 2020
   Title: Harvesting the rain: The adoption of environmental technologies in the Sahel
   Presenter: Kelsey Jack (UC Santa Barbara)
   Discussant: Yuko Nakano (University of Tsukuba)

   Date: November 11, 2020
   Title: The Effect of Computer Assisted Learning on Children's Cognitive
      and Noncognitive Skills: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Cambodia
   Presenter: Makiko Nakamuro (Keio University)
   Discussant: Masaru Nagashima (Waseda University)

   Date: July 15, 2020
   Title: Information Campaign on Water Quality and Marriage Market:
      The Case of Arsenic Exposure in Rural Bangladesh
   Presenter: Shyamal Chowdhury (University of Sydney)
   Discussant: Chikako Yamauchi (GRIPS)

   Date: June 17, 2020
   Title: Human Capital Accumulation and Disasters: Evidence from the Pakistan
      Earthquake of 2005
   Presenter: Jishnu Das (Georgetown University)
   Discussant: Takashi Kurosaki (Hitotsubashi University)

   Date: June 3, 2020
   Title: The Health Costs of Dirty Energy: Evidence from the Capacity Market in Colombia
   Presenter: Teresa Molina (University of Hawaii)
   Discussant: Masaru Nagashima (Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies)

   Date: May 20, 2020
   Title: At the Right Time: Disbursement and Repayment Schedules of Microcredit
      Loans for Sharecropping Farmers
   Presenter: Hisaki Kono (Kyoto University)
   Discussant: Jun Goto (Kobe University)

   Date: May 13, 2020
   Title: How do community contribution requirements affect local public good
      provision? Experimental evidence from safe water sources in Bangladesh
   Presenter: Anna Tompsett (Stockholm University)
   Discussant: Takeshi Aida (IDE-JETRO)

   Date: December 19, 2019
   Title: Perceived Barriers, Actual Barriers and Growth Intentions: Evidence
      from Small and Medium Enterprises
   Presenter: Nhung Vu Thi Hong (Vietnamese-German University)
   Discussant: Yukichi Mano (Hitotsubashi University)

   Date: November 27, 2019
   Title: The Impact of Road Development on Household Welfare in Rural Papua
      New Guinea
   Presenter: Christopher Edmonds (Tokyo International University)
   Discussant: Manabu Fujimura (Aoyama Gakuin University)

   Date: November 13, 2019
   Title: Early-Life Circumstance and Adult Locus of Control:Evidence from 72
      Countries
   Presenter: Masahiro Shoji (Seijo University)
   Discussant: Izumi Yamasaki (Gakushuin University)

   Date: October 16 2019
   Title: Epidemics and the Emergence of Labor Saving Technologies
   Presenter: Raphael Franck (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
   Discussant: Junichi Yamasaki (Kobe University)

   Date: July 3, 2019
   Title: Mobilizing P2P Diffusion for New Agricultural Practices- Experimental
      Evidence from Bangladesh
   Presenter: Mohammad Abdul Malek (University of Tsukuba)
   Discussant: Kazushi Takahashi (GRIPS)

   Date: June 12, 2019
   Title: Cooperation under Elite Control: Community Policing in Tanzania
   Presenter: Yuya Kudo (IDE-JETRO)
   Discussant: Hideaki Goto (IUJ)

   Date: May 15, 2019
   Title: Vocational training for persons with disabilities: Experimental evidence
      from Cambodia
   Presenter: Yoshito Takasaki (University of Tokyo)
   Discussant: Yuki Higuchi (Nagoya City University)

   Date: April 17, 2019
   Title: Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Evidence from Centralizing and
      Decentralizing School Admissions
   Presenter: Mari Tanaka (Hitotsubashi University)
   Discussant: Tomohiro Machikita (IDE/JETRO)

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