University of California GEM-BPP Research Workshop


Workshop Information

UCLA Anderson School of Management and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business


GEM - BPP Research Workshop

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Monterey Tides Hotel

2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940

Conference Co‐Chairs: Romain Wacziarg (UCLA) and Noam Yuchtman (UC Berkeley)

Directions: From Monterey Airport | From UCLA (by car) | From UC Berkeley (by car)



Time Event

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Faculty check-in to the Monterey Tides Hotel

7:00 PM

Faculty / Spouse Dinner
Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink (Hotel Restaurant)


Time Event

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM


8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Christian Dippel

"Instrumental Variables and Causal Mechanisms: Unpacking the Effect of Trade on Workers and Voters"

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Joachim Voth

"Rage Against the Machines: Labor-Saving Technology and Unrest in England, 1830-32"

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Coffee Break #1

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Ricardo Perez-Truglia

"Measuring Relative Consumption Concerns: Experimental Estimates from the National Residency Match Program"

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM


1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Noam Yuchtman

"Polls, the Press, and Political Participation: The Effects of Anticipated Election Closeness on Voter Turnout"

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Nico Voigtlaender

"The Medieval Roots of Inclusive Institutions: From the Norman Conquest of England to the Great Reform Act"

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee Break #2

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Javier Diaz-Gimenez

"Catalonia: Independence and Pensions"

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Coffee Break #3

4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

PhD Student Sessions (30 minutes each)

Shekhar Mittal

"Enforcement in Value Added Tax: Is Third Party Verification Effective?"

Bruno Pellegrino

"What is the Extent of Misallocation?"

Misha Poyker

"Economic Consequences of Coercive Institutions: Evidence from the US Convict Labor System"