Harvard Business School’s Business, Government, and the International Economy Conference

October 25, 2013


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Conference Program​

All sessions to take place in Hawes 102.
Oct 25
8:30-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast & Registration

 Hawes First Floor Lounge 

9:00 - 9:50 AM

"Wars and State-Making Reconsidered: The Rise of the Interventionist State"

Steve Pincus, Yale University
Discussant: Penelope Ismay, Boston College

10:00 - 10:50 AM

"The Time for Austerity: Estimating the Average Treatment Effect of Fiscal Policy"

Alan Taylor, UC Davis
Discussant: Silvia Ardagna, Goldman Sachs

10:50 - 11:05 AM

Coffee Break

11:05 AM - 11:55 PM

"The Liquidation of Government Debt"

Carmen Reinhart, Harvard Kennedy School
Discussant: Mihir Desai, Harvard Business School

12:00- 1:00 PM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

1:00 - 1:50 PM

"Management Skill and Productivity: Evidence from a Training Program in the Bangladeshi Garment Industry"

Chris Woodruff, University of Warwick
Discussant: Bill Kerr, Harvard Business School

2:00 - 2:50PM

"The Institutional Causes of China's Great Famine, 1959-61"

Pierre Yared, Columbia University
Discussant: Christopher Leighton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2:50-3:05 PM

Coffee Break

3:05 - 3:55 PM

"Scale-Up Nation: China's Specialization in Innovative Manufacturing" 

Edward Steinfeld, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Discussant: Ben Li, Boston College

4:05-4:55 PM

"Advanced Manufacturing and the Industrial Internet: How Technological Change is Reshaping Global Industry"

Marco Annunziata, Chief Economist GE
Discussant: Karim R. Lakhani, Harvard Business School

5:00 - 6:00 PM


Faculty Club Library, Kresge Hall

6:00 - 8:00 PM


North Terrace, Kresge Hall