Seminar für Makroökonomie
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lmu   Northwestern University  stanford washington mannheim

Thursday, June 30

20.00 Informal drinks and dinner at Bachmaier Hofbräu

Friday, July 1

Session 1: 9.30 - 13.00, chaired by Matthias Doepke (Northwestern)

09.30 – 10.30 Francesco Caselli, Massimo Morelli and Dominic Rohner

The Geography of Inter-State Resource Wars

10.30 – 11.30 Douglas Gollin, David Lagakos, and Michael Waugh

The Agricultural Productivity Gap in Developing Countries

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.00 Rody Manuelli

Disease and Development: The Role of Human Capital

13.00 – 14.45 Lunch

Session 2: 14.45 - 18.15, chaired by Joachim Voth (Pompeu Fabra)

14.45 – 15.45 Matteo Cervellati, Marcel Jansen, and Uwe Sunde

Religious Norms and Long Term Development: Insurance, Human Capital and Technological Change

15.45 – 16.45 Thomas Barnebeck Andersen, Jeanet Bentzen, Carl-Johan Dalgaard, and Paul Sharp

Religious Orders and Growth through Cultural Change in Pre-Industrial England

16.45 – 17.15 Coffee Break

17.15 – 18.15 Holger Strulik

From Subsistence to Modernity: Economic Growth in a Small World

19.00 Conference Dinner at Chinesischer Turm

Saturday, July 2

Session 3: 9.30 – 13.00, chaired by Michèle Tertilt (Mannheim)

09.30 – 10.30 José-Víctor Ríos-Rull, Shannon Seitz, and Satoshi Tanaka

The Demographic Transition and Long-Term Marriage Trends

10.30 – 11.30 David de la Croix and Fabio Mariani

From Polygamy to Serial Monogamy: a Unified Theory of Marriage Institutions

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.00 Nico Voigtländer and Hans-Joachim Voth

How the West ’Invented’ Fertility Restriction

13.00 – 14.45 Lunch

Session 4: 14.45 – 18.15, chaired by Theo Eicher (Washington)

14.45 – 15.45 Alessandra Fogli and Laura Veldkamp

Germs, Social Networks and Growth

15.45 – 16.45 Alessandra Voena

Yours, Mine and Ours: Do Divorce Laws Affect the Intertemporal Behavior of Married Couples?

16.45 – 17.15 Coffee Break

17.15 – 18.15 Matthias Doepke and Michèle Tertilt

Does Female Empowerment Promote Economic Development?