Virtual Conference: The International Political Economy of Aid & Development

GSIPE

The International Political Economy of Aid and Development

Virtual conference – December 1, 2020

Each paper has a maximum of 15 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for Q&A with the audience. For more details, see https://campuspress.yale.edu/gsipe/. Should you have any questions about the conference, please contact Lorenzo Crippa (l.crippa@essex.ac.uk), Nina Obermeier (keo44@cornell.edu) and/or Baptiste Souillard (baptiste.souillard@ulb.be). Registration: here.

9:00am-10:30am (EST) — CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF CHINESE AID

Chair: Lorenzo Crippa, University of Essex

“Determinants of Chinese Outbound Energy Finance to Developing Countries”, Zhongshu Li, Princeton University (joint with Kevin Gallagher, Xu Chen and Denise L. Mauzerall)

“Is China Winning? Chinese Aid as Effective Soft Power Instrument”, Lukas Wellner, University of Göttingen (joint with Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Bradley Parks, Austin Strange and Michael Tierney)

 GSIPE – Wellner

“Ties that Bind? Chinese Investment and Political Influence in Africa”, Karen Nershi, University of Pennsylvania

10:40am-11:40am (EST) — DEVELOPMENT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Chair: Baptiste Souillard, Université Libre de Bruxelles

“Free and Protected: Trade and Breaks in Long-Term Persistence”, Sebastian Ellingsen, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

GSIPE – Ellingsen

“Endogenous Institutions: A Network Experiment in Nepal”, Juni Singh, Paris School of Economics (with Giulio Iacobelli)

GSIPE – Singh

12:10pm-1:10pm (EST) — AID IN DISCOURSE AND PRACTICE

Chair: Cleo O’Brien-Udry, Yale University

“From Discourse to Meaningful Action in Foreign Aid? Evidence from the OECD Donor Assistance Committee (DAC)”, Alice Iannantuoni, University of Geneva (joint with Simone Dietrich and Bernhard Reinsberg)

“The Speed of Emergency Aid”, Samuel Siewers, University of Göttingen (joint with Andreas Fuchs)

1:20pm-2:20pm (EST) — AID, DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE

Chair: Nina Obermeier, Cornell University

“Evaluating the Non-Conviction Based Forfeiture as an Asset Recovery Mechanism and its Potentials on the Recovery of Stolen Assets To Benefit Citizens in Nigeria”, Evelyn Ehigie, University of Surrey

GSIPE – Ehigie

“Foreign Aid, Perceptions and Compliance in COVID-19”, Syeda ShahBano Ijaz, UC San Diego

 

A&D conference [GSIPE] – Program (1)