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

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Center for Latin American Studies, London School of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Stanford Global Studies, Social Science History Institute
Lou Henry Hoover Building, 580 Serra Mall, Room 115
LSE-Stanford Conference on Long Range Development in Latin America - Day 2

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

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

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

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

Discussant: Gustavo del Angel (CIDE)

10:30-10:45: Coffee Break

10:45-12:15 Is Extraction Bad?

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

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

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

Discussant: Francis Fukuyama (Stanford)

12:15-1:45: Lunch Speaker

Andrés Moreno Estrada - Genetic Diversity in Latin America and the Pacific: Lessons from Understudied Human Populations

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

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

Cycles of Land Dispossession and Forced Displacement: the Case of Colombia 1890-2013- Fabio Sánchez (U. de los Andes)

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

Discussant: Beatriz Magaloni (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), Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton), Saumitra Jha (Stanford)

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

Led by Alberto Díaz-Cayeros, Jean-Paul Faguet, and Gareth Jones

6:00-6:30 Wine Reception in Hoover Grove

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