LSE-Stanford Conference on Long Range Development in Latin America - Day 2

Friday, May 12, 2017

9:00 am

Location TBD

Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, London School of Economis, Universidad de los Andes

May 11-12, 2017 (See Day One schedule here.)

Organizers: Jean-Paul Faguet (London School of Economics) and Alberto Diaz-Cayeros (Stanford)

A multi-disciplinary conference probing the institutional, political and economic drivers of long-run development patterns in Latin America and beyond.

Political economy research on Latin America is on the verge of a major breakthrough, based on deep collaborations between historians, political scientists, economists and scientists further afield.  The research presented features new empirical approaches, exploiting novel datasets, subnational variation, and mixed methods in ways that promise to shed light on some of the most complex social issues of our time. With this event we inaugurate a regular series that will alternate between Stanford, the LSE, and Universidad de los Andes.

Day 2: Friday, May 12

9:00-10:30 Political Economy in Small Jurisdictions

Jennifer Alix-Garcia (Wisconsin) – Locational fundamentals, trade, and the changing urban landscape of Mexico

Fernando Aragon (Simon Fraser) – The Effect of Party Geographic Scope on Government Outcomes: Evidence from Peruvian Municipalities

Allison Benson Hernández (LSE) – Access to formal agricultural credit: the heterogeneous effects of Collective Action and Land Reform in Colombia

Discussant: Gustavo del Angel (CIDE)

10:30-10:45: Coffee Break

10:45-12:15 Is Extraction Bad?

Francisco Garfias (UCSD) - Limited Government and Fiscal Capacity:  Evidence from Bourbon Mexico

Jenny Guardado (Georgetown) – The Long-Run Influence of Institutions Governing Trade: The Case of Colonial and Pirates’ Ports in Mexico

Camilo Matajira (U. de los Andes) – The Long-Term Impact of Encomienda in Colombia

Discussant: Francis Fukuyama (Stanford)

12:15-1:45: Lunch Speaker TBA

1:45-3:15 Land, Inequality and Violence

Camilo Garcia-Jimeno (Penn) – A History of Violence: Forced Displacement and De Facto Land Reform in Rural Colombia

Francisco Gutiérrez (U. Nacional Colombiana) – The Political Economy of Conflict and Agrarian Inequality

Jean-Paul Faguet (LSE) – The Paradox of Land Reform, Inequality and Development in Colombia

Discussant: Barry Weingast (Stanford)

3:15-3:30: Coffee Break

3:30-5:30 Panel and Community Discussion: How Can We Explain Development in the Long Run?

Pranab Bardhan (UC Berkeley)

Carles Boix (Princeton)

Francis Fukuyama (Stanford)

Herbert Klein (Stanford)

Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton)

Barry Weingast (Stanford)

5:30-6:00 Plans for LSE Meeting & Closure

Alberto Diaz-Cayeros

Jean-Paul Faguet

Gareth Jones

Friday, May 12, 2017
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location TBD

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