Beginning in 2009, the ALL-UC Group, in association with the Center for the Evolution of the Global Economy at UC-Davis launched an initiative to focus on the lessons of history for economic growth in what is now the poorest area of the world, Sub-Saharan Africa.
This initiative will organize speakers and events focused on the historical dimensions of Africa’s struggle for economic development.
CEGE Annual Conference
Africa: Hope for a Troubled Continent?
Andrews Conference Room, 2203 Social Science/Humanities Building
University of California, Davis
March 13, 2009
8:30 - Continental Breakfast
9:00 - The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Historical Origins of Mistrust in Africa: An Empirical AnalysisNathan Nunn (Harvard) (with Leonard Wantchekon)Discussant: Giovanni Peri (UC Davis)
10:00 - Post-1500 Population Flows and the Long Run Determinants of Economic Growth and InequalityDavid N. Weil (Brown) (with Louis Putterman)Discussant: Charles I. Jones (Berkeley)
11:00 - Coffee Break
11:30 - Microfinance in Colonial IndiaSusan Wolcott (SUNY Binghampton)Discussant: Charles W. Calomiris (Columbia GSB)
12:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - Routes of Infection: Exports and HIV Incidence in Sub-Saharan AfricaEmily Oster (Chicago)Discussant: Douglas L. Miller (UC Davis)
2:30 - Water Markets in Kenya (tentative)Edward Miguel (Berkeley)Discussant: Sebastian Galiani (Washington University)
3:30 - Coffee Break
4:00 - Manufacturing Growth: What is the Path to Prosperity in Africa?Gregory ClarkDiscussant: J. Bradford DeLong (Berkele