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PEGNet Program 2013

 

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PEGNet Conference 2013: How to Shape Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Economies in the Developing World ─ Global, Regional, and Local Solutions

University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 
17-18 October 2013

 

Program

(The Program is also available as pdf)

 

Day 1 (Oct 17)

8:30–9:00

Registration

9:00–9:30

Welcome and Introduction to Day 1

Welcome Address by Manfred Wiebelt (PEGNet and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany), Christian Schultz (Head of Department of Economics, U Copenhagen, Denmark), Pablo Selaya (U Copenhagen, Denmark)

9:30-10:30

Keynote Address on "The evolving role of development cooperation in sustainable development" by Morten Elkjær (Head of Department Green Growth, Ministry of Foreign Affairs) (presentation)  
Moderator: Manfred Wiebelt (Director, PEGNet)

10:30-11:00

 Coffee Break

11:00–12:30

Parallel Sessions I - short sessions

 
Bisp 214
Bisp 203
Bisp 213 Bisp 325  
Reconciling Africa's Growth, Poverty and Inequality Trends. Insights from UNU-WIDER's Growth and Poverty Project "GAPP"
(organized by
UNU-WIDER)

Poverty measures, energy production and subsidies
Health and microfinance
Household demographics
 
Chair: Michael Grimm (U Passau/U Rotterdam)



Speakers:

1.
Denis Cogneau
(Paris School of Economics)
: The fall of the elephant: two decades of crisis and poverty increase in Côte d'Ivoire (1988-2008).
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Felix Povel

 
2. Ulrik R. Beck
(U Copenhagen): Did rapid smallholder-led agricultural growth fail to reduce rural poverty? Making sense of Malawi's poverty puzzle.
(pdf of paper
(presentation)

Discussant: Theda Gödecke

  
4. Michael Grimm
(U Passau/U Rotterdam): Burkina Faso: Shipping around the Malthusian trap.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Verónica Amarante
Chair: Hans Dembowski (D+C)



Speakers:

1. Hildegard Lingnau
(OECD): New poverty definitions and measures for the post-2015 world.
(pdf of paper)
Discussant:  
 
2. James Thurlow
(International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)): Producing biofuels in low-income countries: An integrated environmental and economic assessment for Tanzania.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Manfred Wiebelt   
  
3. Anne Zimmer
(PIK): What motivates Vietnam to strive for a low-carbon economy? - An explorative case study on the drivers of climate policy in a developing country.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Hildegard Lingnau
  
  

     
   
     
Chair: Pablo Selaya (U Copenhagen)
 
 
 
 
Speakers: 

1. Dimitrios Minos
(U Göttingen): Overweight and obesity in low- and middle income countries.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
 
Discussant: Katharina Trapp
 
2. Nhung Thi Hong Vu
(U Groningen)
:Do business trainings affect intertemporal consumption choices of female microfinance borrowers?
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Lydia Lamberty

   
  
   
Chair: Marcus Böhme (IfW Kiel)
  
  
  
  
Speakers:

1.
Loc Nguyen
(Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade)
: Rural-urban migration, household vulnerability and welfare in Vietnam.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant
:Marcus Böhme
 
2. Mulubrhan Amare Reda
(U Hanover): Migration and remittances in rural Vietnam: Do they offer paths for structural poverty transitions? 
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Moises Neil Serino
 
3.
Isabel Guenther
(ETH Zuerich)
: Desired fertility and children born across time and space. 
(pdf of paper)
Discussant
: Rema Hanna

12:30–13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

Roundtable discussion on Climate Finance for the Developing World: What is needed and how to make it inclusive?

Chair:

Lykke Andersen (Institute for Advanced Development Studies, Bolivia)
(Infographic on Climate Finance)

Speakers: 

 Ian Christoplos (Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark)

Jochen Harnisch (KfW Development Bank, Germany)

Michel Köhler (Perspectives Climate Change, Germany, Switzerland

15:00–15:30

Coffee Break

15.30-17.00 

Parallel Sessions II - short sessions
 
Bisp 214
Bisp 203 Bisp 213 Bisp 325  
Is there a trade-off between green growth and poverty reduction? (organized by KfW)
Carbon Emissions and Climate Change Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Risk and Safety Nets
Chair: Felix Povel and Holger Seebens (KfW)

Speakers:

Session Concept 

1. Klaus Jacob
(FU Berlin) (presentation)
 
 
2. James Thurlow
(International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI))
 
3. Jochen Harnisch
(KfW)

4. Johanna Speer
(BMZ)
Chair: Michel Köhler (Perspectives Climate Change)


Speakers:

1.
Mohammad Iqbal Irfany
(U Goettingen)
: Economic development, expenditure dynamics and emission trade-offs: evidence from Indonesia.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant
: Emmanuel Benjamin
 
2. Moises Neil Serino
(U Goettingen): Phillippine households' carbon footprint inequality: Who walks lightly?
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Sebastian Renner
 
3.
Aidy Halimanjaya
(U East Anglia)
: Climate finance across developing countries: What are the major determinants?
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant

  
Chair: Jann Lay (GIGA)


Speakers:

1.
Jaqueline Garcia-Yi (Technical U Munich): Consumer preferences and willingness to pay for local novel food: In-store experimental auction of native chili products in Bolivia.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant
: Wouter Zant
 
3.
Lotte Westermann (KfW/DIE): Sustainability Standards for palm oil – Benefits and challenges of smallholder certification.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant
: Julia Alexa Barde
 
 
4.
Kai Mausch
(ICRISAT-Nairobi)
: Beyond the major growing areas targeting Pigeonpea research to maximize global impact.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant
: Jann Lay
 
Chair: Markus Loewe (DIE)


Speakers:

1.
Esther Gehrke
(DIE)
: Does the Indian Employment Guarantee reduce households' risk exposure? Assessing the effects of the NREGA on crop choice.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Michael Schleicher


2. Hanne Roggemann
(U Frankfurt): My Risk, you Pay - Group identity and risk sharing in an ethnically diverse society.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Isabel Günther
 
3.
M. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury
(U Dhaka)
: Does an access to credit help households in recovering natural disaster losses? Experience from Bangladesh.
(pdf of paper)
Discussant
: Hanne Roggemann
  
  

17:00–18:30

Aperitivo at Market Place of Ideas
(organized by University of Copenhagen)

Stalls:

KfW, PEBAP, The Land Matrix, PEGNet


Posters:
  

  

  
1. Emmanuel Olatunbosun Benjamin (Technial U Munich): Agribusiness signaling via conservation farming (ecosystem services): Effect on smallholder credit and contract terms.
(Pdf of paper) (Poster as pdf)

     
2. Simone Gobien (U Marburg): Life satisfaction and land distribution in Cambodia.
(Poster as pdf)
   
 
3. Theda Gödecke (U Goettingen): The role of individual relations for household safety nets in rural Thailand.

(Pdf of paper) (Poster as pdf)
   
4. Jann Lay, Sebastian Renner (Giga) and Michael Schleicher (U Heidelberg): Distributional implications of energy subsidy reform in Indonesia.
(Poster as pdf)
    
5. Katharina Trapp (GIGA): The influence of FDI and portfolio investment on developing countries' labor share.

(
Pdf of paper
) (Poster as pdf)
 
6. Christian Aboua (AERC/PEGNet): Analysis of fish farming efficiency in the south-east of Cote d'Ivoire: Generalized maximum entropy approach. 
 (Poster as pdf)

 

Day 2 (Oct 18)

9:00–10:00

Young Professional Keynote on air quality in developing countries
by Rema Hanna (Harvard University, United States)
(presentation)
Moderator: Pablo Selaya (U Copenhagen, DenmarK)

10:00–11:00

Best Practice Award
 
Moderator: Gerhard Ressel (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany)

Preselected Projects:
1. Kat Harrison (SolarAid/SunnyMoney): Research at Solar Aid.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)

2. Alexandra Horst (NADEL, ETH): Putting research into practice: Implementing innovative economic and social interventions to improve sanitation access in urban slums: The "U-ACT" project in Kampala, Uganda.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)

3. Jana Rauch (GIZ), Frank Dubert (GIZ), Susanne von Jan (CEVAL): Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) in Latin America.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)

11:00-11:30

Coffe Break
 

11:30–13:30

Parallel Sessions III - long sessions
 
Bisp 214   Bisp 203
Bisp 213 Bisp 325
Governing the transition to sustainable and inclusive energy systems
(
organized by DIE)
Investment, SME's and financing mechanisms Agricultural Inputs and Technology Impact Evaluation
Chair: Oliver Johnson
(SEI)

Speakers:

1. Georgeta Vidican
(DIE): Sustainable and inclusive energy transitions: negotiating knowledge, politics and policy.
(pdf of paper)
(presentation)Discussant: Rob Byrne
 

2. Peter Wooders
(Global Subsidies Initiative, IISD): Reforming fossil-fuel subsidies in the developing countries.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Anne Zimmer
 
3. Rob Byrne
(Sussex Energy Group, SPRU/U Sussex): Building pathways of pro-poor energy access: PV-powered electricity services in Kenya.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)Discussant: Kat Harrison
Chair: Felix Povel (KfW)


Speakers:


1.
Markus Loewe
(DIE)
: Which factors determine the upgrading of micro, small and medium-size enterprises?Evidence from Egypt, India and the Philippines.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant
David Pap
 
2.
Lydia Lamberty
(U Trier)
: Doing business in Senegal - In search of binding constraints on doing business in the private sector.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant
: Holger Seebens

2.
Alexandra Horst
(ETH Zurich)
: Testing innovative sanitation financing mechanisms to improve access to sanitation in urban slums.
(presentation)
Discussant
: Rainer Thiele

Chair: James Thurlow (IFPRI)


Speakers:

1.
Anja Faße
(Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade)
: Developing a village SAM as a planning tool for sustainable resource management with special focus on bioenergy crops.
(pdf of paper
(presentation

Discussant
Vu Minh Hien
  

2.
Vu Minh Hien
(U Trento)
: Agricultural technology adoption and natural disasters in rural Vietnam: Nonparametric versus parametric approaches.
(pdf of paper)
(presentation)
Discussant
: Anja Faße
                        
3. Wouter Zant
(U Amsterdam / Tinbergen Institute): Do organic inputs in SSA agriculture raise productivity? Evidence from plot data of Malawi household surveys.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Eva Krampe
 
 
Chair: Michael Grimm (U Passau/ U Rotterdam)


Speakers:

1.
Gunther Bensch
(RWI Essen)
: Spillovers or spoiling quality standards? Impacts of (imitated) improved cookstove usage in Burkina Faso.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant
: Nhung Thi Hong Vu

2. Julian Frede
(U Trier): Simplifying evaluation of potential causalities in development projects using qualitative comparative analysis.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Maximiliane Sievert

3.
Maximiliane Sievert (RWI Essen): A first step up the energy ladder? Take-up and impacts of low cost solar kits in rural Rwanda.
(presentation)
Discussant
: Julian Frede

3. Julia Alexa Barde
(U Freiburg)
: Distributional effects of water tariff reforms – An empirical study for Lima, Peru.
(pdf as paper) (presentation)
Discussant
: Gunther Bensch

13:30–14:30

Lunch

14:30–16:30


Parallel Sessions IV - long sessions
 
Bisp 214  Bisp 203
Bisp 213 Bisp 325
Structural heterogeneity and inequality
(organized by
ECLAC)

 
Green Jobs - How inclusive are the employment effects of green growth? (organized by GIZ) 
Contemporary Land Issues Political Economy
Chair: Martin Hopenhayn (ECLAC)


Speakers:

1. Gabriel Porcile and Verónica Amarante (ECLAC): Structural change for equality. An integrated approach to development.
(pdf of paper) Discussant: Benedicte Bull

2. Gabriel Porcile and Verónica Amarante (ECLAC): Productive structure and inequality.
(presentation) Discussant: Benedicte Bull

3. Sergei Soares (IPEA): Can changes in structural heterogeneity explain the fall in earnings inequality? An analysis for Brazil.
(pdf of paper) (presentation) 
Discussant: Benedicte Bull

4Pablo Acosta 
(World Bank): Educational upgrading and returns to skills in Latin America. Evidence from a supply-demand framework, 1990-2010.
(pdf of paper) (presentation) 
Discussant: Michael Grimm 
Chair: Georg Schäfer (GIZ)
 

Speakers:
  
 
Session Concept

1. Rainer Quitzow
(FU Berlin): Green jobs: Employment effects of a green economy.   
(presentation) 
 
2. Alex Bowen
(LSE): Green growth, green jobs and labor markets. (presentation
 
3. Marton Kocsev
(GIZ Egypt): Experiences from the field - the role of green jobs in Egypt's economic transformation. (presentation) 
Chair: Linda Kleemann (PEGNet)



Speakers:

1.
Jann Lay and Kerstin Nolte 
(GIGA)
: Determinants of large scale land acqui-sitions – evidence on success and failure from the land matrix.
(presentation)
Discussant
: Michael Brüntrup
 
2.
Michael Brüntrup (DIE): What can be expected from international governance frameworks to regulate large scale land and water acquisitions in Sub-Sahara Africa?
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant
: 
 
Chair: Rainer Thiele (IfW Kiel)



Speakers:
 

1. Christian Henning and Eva Krampe
(U Kiel): A network based approach to evaluate participatory policy processes: An application to CAADP in Ghana and Uganda.
(pdf of paper) (presentation)
Discussant: Krisztina Kis-Katos
 
2.
Krisztina Kis-Katos (U Freiburg): Unintended consequences of anti-corruption strategies: Public fiscal audits and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.
(pdf of paper)
(presentation)
Discussant
Esther Ademmer

16:30–17:00

Coffee Break

17:00–18:15


Debate:
Is Green Growth good for the poor?

Moderator: Helmut Asche (Director, German Institute for Development Evaluation, Germany)

Speakers: Ian Christoplos (Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies , Denmark)
John Carstensen (Head of Profession, Climate and Environment at the Department for International Development, United Kingdom)

18:15–18:30

Outlook to PEGNet Conference 2014 in Lusaka, Zambia
PEGNet and ZIPAR

(presentation)

19:00–22:00

 
Farewell Dinner at Spiseloppen

 

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