2015 – Culture, Institutions and Development
IFN Stockholm Conference on
Culture, Institutions and Development
Stockholm, June 11–12, 2015
Updated 11 June, 2015
Each presentation should take 25 minutes, the discussant may use 10 minutes, and 5 minutes are devoted to general discussion.
Wednesday June 10
19.00 Pre-conference dinner
Waxholm's Hotel, for conference participants arriving on Friday
Thursday June 11
08.45–09.00 Welcome address by Niclas Berggren on behalf of the organizing committee
Chair: Niclas Berggren
09.00–09.40 Paper title: "The Influence of Ancestral Lifeway on Individual Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa"
Presenter: Louis Putterman
Discussant: Hans Pitlik
09.40–10.20: Paper title: "How Social Networks Shape Our Beliefs: A Natural Experiment among Future French Politicians"
Presenter: Yves Zenou
Discussant: Enrico Spolaore
10.50-11.30 Paper title: "Germs, Social Networks and Growth"
Presenter: Alessandra Fogli
Discussant: Niclas Berggren
11.30-12.10 Paper title: "From Gutenberg to Google: 1500 AD Communications Technology Predicts Internet Adoption"
Presenter: Martin Ljunge
Discussant: Jeffrey Butler
12.10-12.50 Paper title: "Individualistic Values, Institutional Trust, and Interventionist Attitudes"
Presenter: Hans Pitlik
Discussant: Alberto Bisin
Chair: Niclas Berggren
14.00–14.40 Paper title: "Fertility and Modernity"
Presenter: Enrico Spolaore
Discussant: Christian Bjørnskov
14.40–15.20 Paper title: "Democracy, Dictatorship and the Cultural Transmission of Political Values"
Presenter: Thierry Verdier
Discussant: Luigi Guiso
15.50–16.30 Paper title: "Cooperation in a Peer Production Economy: Experimental Evidence from Wikipedia"
Presenter: Yann Algan
Discussant: Martin Ljunge
16.30–17.10 Paper title: "Culture and Intergenerational Social Mobility"
Presenter: Paola Sapienza
Discussant: Therese Nilsson
17.10-17.50 Paper title: "Higher Intelligence Groups Have Higher Cooperation Rates in the Repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma"
Presenter: Eugenio Proto
Discussant: Louis Putterman
18.30 Meet on the staircase outside the entrance door for group photo
18.45–22.00 Dinner and short speach by Magnus Henrekson onboard S/S Gustav III
Friday June 12
Chair: Paola Sapienza
09.00–09.40 Paper title: "Adam Smith vs Jeffrey Sachs: Can Social Norms in Rich Countries Explain Why Other Countries Remain Poor?"
Presenter: Andreas Bergh
Discussant: Claudia Williamson
09.40–10.20 Paper title: "Institutional Shocks and Economic Crises"
Presenter: Christian Bjørnskov
Discussant: Yann Algan
10.20–10.50 Coffee (and check-out from the hotel)
10.50–11.30 Paper title: "Cultural Differences and Institutional Integration"
Presenter: Luigi Guiso
Discussant: Assar Lindbeck
11.30-12.10 Paper title: "On the Joint Evolution of Culture and Institutions"
Presenter: Alberto Bisin
Discussant: Yves Zenou
Chair: Thierry Verdier
13.20–14.00 Paper title: "National Culture and the Regulation of Corporate Self-Dealing"
Presenter: Claudia Williamson
Discussant: Alessandra Fogli
14.00–14.40 Paper title: "Social Identity and Punishment"
Presenter: Jeffrey Butler
Discussant: Andreas Bergh
14.40–14.50 Closing remarks
15.00–16.15 xxx (Boat trip to Stockholm and transfer to the hotel in Stockholm city for participants staying in Stockholm for the night/weekend; taxi to the airport for others)
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