Princeton Niehaus Institute Political Economy Workshop

Furama Hotel, Da Nang, Vietnam

March 24th and 25th, 2018

Full Itinerary For Travel and Activities and Details on Fulbright University Briefing


Saturday, March 24th

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM     Session 1: Domestic and International Determinants of Labor Policy

  • Andy Baker, University of Colorado Boulder, “The Formal/Informal Labor Divide and Worker Attitudes toward Social Policy: Evidence from Mexico.”
  • Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Fulbright University, "The Political Economy of Economic Growth in China and Vietnam: Power, Ideology, and State Capacity."
  • Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina, and Edmund Malesky, Duke University, “Chains of Love? Global Production and the Firm-Level Diffusion of Labor Standards.”
  • Stephanie Rickard, London School of Economics, with Nita Rudra and Irfan Nooruddin, Georgetown University, “Foreign Firms and Labor Reform: Political Advocates or Critical Indifference?”
  • Discussant:  Emilie Hafner-Burton, University of California-San Diego, GPS

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM     Coffee and Tea Break

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM     Session 2: Domestic Implications of FDI and ODA Inflows

  • James Vreeland, Georgetown University, with James Hollyer, University of Minnesota, and Peter Rosendorff, New York University, “Information, Democracy and Autocracy: Economic Transparency and Political (In)Stability.”
  • Bui Thiem, Institute for Legal Studies (ILS), “Political Economy of Foreign Aid for Civil Society Support Programs in Vietnam: Practical Re-configuration of Policy Action?” (Additional: slides)
  • Soo Yeon Kim, Clare Lee, and Melvin Tay, National University of Singapore, “Setting up Shop in Foreign Lands: How do Multinational Firms Respond to Investment Commitments in PTAs?”
  • Nguyen Ngoc Anh and Ma Doan Hai, Development and Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN), with Geraint Johnes, Lancaster University Management School, Double Discrimination against Female Migrants in Urban Areas: Evidence from Vietnam.”
  • Discussant:  Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina

1:00PM to 2:00PM     Lunch at Café Indochine at Furama

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM     Session 3: Business-Government Relations

  • Nita Rudra, Georgetown University, and Ida Bastiaens, Fordham University, “A Democratic Dilemma? The Challenges of Taxing Firms in a Globalizing Economy.”
  • Thi Dong Quynh Nguyen, ETH Zurich, with Edmund Malesky, Duke University, and Paul Schuler, University of Arizona, “Green Materialism: New Findings on Public Environmental Concern in Developing Countries.”
  • Dang Duc Anh, National Center for Socioeconomic Information and Forecast, with Dang Kim Khoi and Vu Thi Lan, Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, “How Does Joint Evolution of Social Trust and Land Administration Shape Economic Outcomes? Evidence from Vietnam.” (Additional: slides)
  • Megumi Naoi, Weiyi Shi, University of California, San Diego, and Boliang Zu, Penn State University, “’Yes-Man’ Firms: Government Campaigns and Policy Positioning of Businesses in China.”
  • Discussant: Amaney Jamal, Princeton University

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM     Free Time and R&R on Beach

7:00 PM      Bus Pick-up for Dinner in Front of Furama

7:30 PM      Dinner at Blue Whale Restaurant (5-6 Vo Nguyen Giap, Phuoc My, Son Tra)


Sunday, March 25th

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM    Session 4: Domestic Politics and Macroeconomic Policy

  • Dennis Quinn and Stephen Weymouth, Georgetown University, “The Political Origins of Exchange Rate Valuations.”
  • Sarah Brooks, Ohio State University, with Raphael Cunha, Princeton University/Florida State University, and Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina, “How Do Sovereign Debt Investors React to Political Events in Emerging Market Countries?”
  • Tung Duc Phung, Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI), and Paul Glewwe, University of Minnesota, "Do the rank, score of previous exam or incentives matter to students? Evidence from a RCT in Vietnam."
  • Peter Rosendorff, New York University, with Eris Arias, Princeton University and College of Willian & Mary, and Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina, “Government Choices over Borrowing Strategies.”   
  • Discussant: Ed Mansfield, University of Pennsylvania      

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM    Session 5: Evolution of International Institutions

  • Christina Davis and Tyler Pratt, Princeton University, “The Forces of Attraction: How Security Interests Shape Membership in Economic Institutions.”   
  • Erik Voeten and Michael Bailey, Georgetown University, "A Two-Dimensional Analysis of Seventy Years of United Nations Voting.”
  • J. Lawrence Broz, University of California, San Diego, with Zhiwen Zhang and Gaoyang Wang, Sun Yat-sen University, “Explaining Foreign Interest in China's Global Economic Leadership.”
  • Nguyen Viet Cuong, Vietnam National Economics University and Mekong Development Research Institute, “Why Do Team Leaders Perform Better than Team Members? Evidence from an Experiment.”
  • Discussant: Joanne Gowa, Princeton University

1:15PM to 2:15PM    Lunch at Café Indochine at Furama 

2:00PM to 6:00PM    Free Time and R&R on Beach

6:15 PM    Bus Pick-Up for Dinner in Front of Furama

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM   Dinner and Post-Dinner Drinks at The Field Restaurant (Vong Nhi hamlet, Tống Văn Sương, Cẩm Thanh, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam)