Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Economic Research on African Development Successes

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Economic Research on African Development Successes

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The final NBER conference on "Economic Research on African Development Successes" took place in Zanzibar, Tanzania on August 3-5, 2011. The conference organizers, all NBER Research Associates, were Sebastian Edwards of the University of California, Los Angeles, Simon Johnson of MIT, and David N. Weil of Brown University.

Seventeen research projects were discussed at the meeting. They are:

* Edward Kutsoati, Tufts University, and Randall Morck, University of Alberta and NBER, "Family Ties, Inheritance Rights, and Successful Poverty Alleviation: Evidence from Ghana"

* Diego A. Comin, Harvard University and NBER, "An Exploration of Luxury Hotels in Tanzania"

* Michael Kremer, Harvard University and NBER; Jean Lee and Olga Rostapshova, Harvard University; and Jonathan Robinson, University of California, Santa Cruz, "The Return to Capital for Small Retailers in Kenya: Evidence from Inventories"

* Ilia Rainer, George Mason University, and Francesco Trebbi, University of British Columbia and NBER, "How is Power Shared in Africa?"

* Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Houston and NBER, and Bent Sorensen, University of Houston, "Misallocation, Property Rights, and Access to Finance: Evidence from Within and Across Africa"

* Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University and NBER; Sarah Green, Innovations for Poverty Action; Anthony Keats, University of California, Los Angeles; and Jonathan Robinson, University of California, Santa Cruz, "Supply and Demand Challenges in Banking the Rural Poor: Evidence from Kenya"

* Franklin Allen, University of Pennsylvania and NBER; Elena Carletti, European University Institute; Robert Cull, World Bank; Jun Qian, Boston College; Lemma Senbet, University of Maryland; and Patricio Valenzuela, European University Institute, "Improving Access to Banking: Evidence from Kenya"

* Nicholas Wilson, Williams College, "Fertility Responses to Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Scale-Up in Zambia"

* Damien de Walque, World Bank; William H. …

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