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Quality of Governance: Muslim Societies in Comparative Perspective

Friday April 13 | 8:45 am - 9:45 am Citizen Accountability
Bottom-Up Accountability and Collective Action in Uganda (with Pia Raffler and Doug Parkerson)
University of California, Los Angeles
Top-Down, Bottom-Up and the Politics of Audits: Evidence from a District-Level Field Experiment in Ghana
Duke University
Discussant
Stanford University
9:45 am - 10:45 am Citizens
Decentralization, Clientelism, and Constituency Service in India
University of California, Berkeley
The Role of Retributive Justice in Citizen Evaluations of Government Authorities in China
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Discussant
University of California, Los Angeles
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Allocation of Bureaucrats to Jobs in India
Does Affirmative Action Hurt Bureaucratic Output? Evidence from the Indian Administrative Service (joint with Alexander Lee)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Social Proximity and Bureaucrat Performance: Evidence from India (joint with Marianne Bertrand and Robin Burgess)
University of California, Berkeley
Matching Problem of Civil Service
Stanford University
Discussant
World Bank
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Keynote Address
20 Years after the 'Cancer of Corruption'
Stanford University
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Political Communication
Buying Informed Voters: New Effects of Information on Voters and Candidates in the Philippines
University of British Columbia
Improving Political Responsiveness: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan
University of California, Los Angeles
Discussant
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Information
Peer Effects and Externalities in Technology Adoption: Evidence from Community Reporting in Uganda (joint with Romain Ferrali, Melina Platas and Jonathan Rodden)
University of Pennsylvania
No Bulls: Asymmetric Information in the Market for Artificial Insemination in Pakistan
University of California, Davis
Discussant
Stanford University
4:30 pm - 5:30 Political Candidacy
Women's Pathways to Politics: Political Participation, Representation, and Local Governance in India
University of Oxford
Barriers to Political Entry: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan (joint with Muhammad Yasir Khan)
Stanford University
Discussant
University of California, Berkeley
Saturday April 14 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Oversight and Delegation
Merit, Discrimination, and Democratization- An Analysis of Promotion Patterns in Indonesia's Civil Service
Ohio State University
The Consequences of Formal Authority Over the Bureaucracy in Nigeria
World Bank
Incentives and the Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats in Pakistan (joint with Oriana Bandiera, Michael Best, and Andrea Prat)
International Growth Center
Discussant
University of California, Berkeley
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Government Jobs
Using Mobile Money to Reduce Corruption in Afghanistan
University of California, San Diego
Land, Property Rights and Institutional Durability in Egypt
Stanford University
Discussant
University of California, Los Angeles
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Patronage
Political Turnover, Bureaucratic Turnover, and the Quality of Public Services in Brazil (joint with Diana Moreira and Laura Trucco)
Airbnb
Building Connections: Political Corruption and Road Construction in India (with Jacob Shapiro and Oliver Vanden Eynde)
Paris School of Economics
Discussant
Princeton University
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Institutions
You get what you pay for? Can certification programs in Mexico contribute to local state capacity strengthening? (joint with Soeren Henn and John Marshall)
Harvard University
Institutional Capacity as an Organizational Challenge: Pilot Results from a Field Experiment in Pakistan (joint with Hamna Ahmed, Asha Gul, and Simon Quinn)
Duke University
Evaluating the Intrinsic Effect of Political Institutions (joint with Yves Atchadé and Pierre Nguimkeu)
Princeton University
Discussant
Stanford University