Development Finance Research Workshop

Development Finance Research Community
Feb 23, 2023, 8:30 am1:00 pm
Princeton University faculty, staff, and students


Event Description

This invitation-only junior research workshop is hosted by the Development Finance Research Community and the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance at  Princeton University. This workshop is organized in partnership with the African Union Development Agency-New Economic Partnership for Development (AUDA-NEPAD), the African School of Economics (ASE), and the Center for Banking Studies and Training at the Central Bank of West African States. This workshop features new work by young scholars on questions related to development finance, financial inclusion, international finance, and macroeconomic policy for development. 

All sessions will take place in Rooms 301 & 397 of the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building. Directions here.

Workshop Schedule


Room A (JRR 397)
ZOOM Meeting ID: 931 8829 0695 (Room A Link)
Passcode: JRCPPF

Room B (JRR 301)
ZOOM Meeting ID: 974 4800 8013 (
Room B Link)
Passcode: JRCPPF
8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast  
8:30 - 8:45 AM

Opening remarks - Ethan Kapstein, Co-Director, Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, Princeton University

8:45 AM Forgone Investment Amid Conflict: Evidence from Credit Microdata in Colombia
Author: Luis Martinez, University of Chicago
Discussant: Rafael J. Ch Duran, Princeton University
Resource Rents, Urbanization, and Structural Transformation
Author: Qinq Huang, Princeton University
Discussant: Kristina Manysheva, Princeton University
9:30 AM Banking Intermediation and Agricultural Outcomes: Evidence from Pakistan
Author: Ayhan Panwani, Federal Reserve Board of
Discussant: Johan Rexner, Princeton University
Historical Persistence and the Dynamics of Development
Author: Jonas Gathen, Toulouse School of Economics
Discussant: Alexandre Gaillard, Princeton University
10:15 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM Penalties and Premiums in Sovereign Credit Ratings
Author: Adityamohan Tantravahi, Princeton University
Discussant: Nicolas Hommel, Princeton University
Terms-of-Trade Shocks in a Monetary Union of Developing Countries
Author: Samson M'boueke, Notre Dame University
Discussant: Anna Pestova, CERGE-EI
11:15 AM Effects of Financial Inclusion on Tax Revenue Mobilization in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Countries
Author: Nimonka Bayale, Central Bank of West African States
Discussant: Till Raphael Sänger, Princeton University
Fiscal Transition in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Zone: Analysis of the Effects on Fiscal Deficit
Author: Vigninou Gammadigbe, Central Bank of West African States
Discussant: Javad Shamsi, London School of Economics
12:00 PM Financial Development and Economic Growth in WAEMU: Does financial inclusion matter?
Author: Segnon Aguey, African School of Economics
Discussant: Ethan Kapstein, Princeton University
No presentation
12:45 - 1:45 PM Adjourn
Lunch served in room 397.