Conference on Health, Demographics and Economic Development


May 20-21, 2005


Stanford Institute for International Studies

Center on Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law


Peter Lorentzen and Romain Wacziarg,


Preliminary Schedule


Friday, May 20, 2005


8:00 am: Breakfast in Encina Hall, Second Floor, CISAC Central Conference Room.


1 - The Demographic Transition and the Industrial Revolution


8:25 am: Welcome and Introductory Remarks


8:30 am: Session #1Rodrigo Soares (University of Maryland): "The Demographic Transition and the Sexual Division of Labor" (with Bruno L. S. Falc„o). Discussant: Matthias Doepke (UCLA).


9:45 am: Coffee Break


10:00 am: Session #2: Uwe Sunde (IZA Bonn) - "Life Expectancy, Education, and Fertility in the Process of Development" (with Matteo Cervelatti). Discussant: Javier Birchenall (UC Santa Barbara).


11:15 am: Session #3: Michele Boldrin (University of Minnesota) - "Three Equations Explaining the Industrial Revolution" (with Larry Jones and Aubhik Khan). Discussant: Manuel Amador (Stanford University).


12:30 pm: Lunch in Encina Hall


2 - Health, Fertility, and Human Capital


1:30 pm: Session #4: Hoyt Bleakley (UC San Diego): "Chronic Disease Burden and the Interaction of Education, Fertility and Growth" (with Fabian Lange). Discussant: Aprajit Mahajan (Stanford University).


2:45 pm: Coffee break


3:00 pm: Session #5: Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan (University of Houston): "AIDS, Reversal of the Demographic Transition, and Economic Development". Discussant: Michele Tertilt (Stanford University).


4:15 pm: Adjourn


7 pm: Dinner at Zibibbo, 430 Kipling Street, Palo Alto 94301. Map.



Saturday, May 21, 2005


8:00 am: Breakfast in Encina Hall, Second Floor, CISAC Central Conference Room.


3 - The Effects of Health on Income and Growth: Micro and Macro Evidence.


8:30 am: Session #6: Shankha Chakraborty (University of Oregon): "Diseases and Development" (with Chris Papageorgiou and Fidel Perez Sebastian). Discussant: Peter Lorentzen (Stanford University).

9:45 am: Coffee Break


10:00 am: Session #7: David Canning (Harvard University): "Health and Economic Growth: Reconciling the Micro and Macro Evidence" (with David Bloom). Discussant: Paul Romer (Stanford University).


11:15 am: Session #8: David Weil (Brown University): "Accounting for the Effect of Health on Economic Growth". Discussant: Daniel Kessler (Stanford University).


12:30 pm: Lunch in Encina Hall.


6:30 pm: Dinner at McArthur Park, 27 University Avenue, Palo Alto 94301. Map.




  1. Manuel Amador (Stanford University).

  2. Javier Birchenall (UC Santa Barbara).

  3. Hoyt Bleakley (UC San Diego)

  4. Michele Boldrin (University of Minnesota)

  5. David Canning (Harvard University)

  6. Shankha Chakraborty (University of Oregon)

  7. Matthias Doepke (UCLA)

  8. Miriam Golden (UCLA)

  9. Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan (University of Houston)

  10. Daniel Kessler (Stanford University)

  11. Pete Klenow (Stanford University)

  12. Peter Lorentzen (Stanford University)

  13. Aprajit Mahajan (Stanford University).

  14. John McMillan (Stanford University)

  15. Paul Romer (Stanford University)

  16. Rodrigo Soares (University of Maryland)

  17. Uwe Sunde (IZA Bonn)

  18. Michele Tertilt (Stanford University).

  19. Romain Wacziarg (Stanford University)

  20. David Weil (Brown University)