24th NES Research Conference

November 6–8, 2008

Thursday, November 6

10:00-10:10,room 521 Registration, opening

10:10-11:20, room 521 Session 1

Chairperson: Grigory Kosenok
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin: Dynamics and Stability of Constitutions, Coalitions, and Clubs

Discussant: Alexei Savvateev

Alexei Savvateev:Vertical-horisontal differentiation of public goods: the core is empty

Discussant: Konstantin Sonin

11:20-11:40, first floor Coffee/Tea

11:40-12:50, room 521 Session 2

Chairperson: Oleg Zamulin

Victor Polterovich, Vladimir Popov and Alexander Tonis:Instability of Democracy as Resource Curse

Discussant: Alexander Vasin

Paul Dower: Land Titling Programs as Investments under Uncertainty

Discussant: Andrei Markevich

12:50-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:10, room 521 Session 3

Chairperson: Pavel Katyshev
Stanislav Anatolyev and Grigory Kosenok: Sequential testing with uniformly distributed size

Discussant:Oleg Zamulin

Stanislav Anatolyev and Grigory Kosenok: Inference about predictive ability when there are many predictors

Discussant: Sergei Golovan

15:10-15:30, first floor Coffee/Tea

15:30-16:40, room 521 Session 4

Chairperson: Anton Suvorov
Andrei Bremzen:Too diverse a country: an explanation for consistent failure of Russian XVIII century merchants to coordinate on export markets

Discussant: Andrei Markevich

Mark Harrison, Andrei Markevich: Contracting for Quality under a Dictator: the Soviet Defense Market, 1930 to 1950

Discussant: Andrei Bremzen

16:40-17:00 Break, registration

17:00-18:30, room 521 Keynote Address

Chairperson: Sergei Guriev

Stanislav Voskresensky(Deputy Minister of Economic Development): “On the current economic situation in Russia”

18:30, room 520 Wine&Cheese

Friday, November7

10:00-11:45, room 521 Session 5

Chairperson: Ruben Enikolopov
Art Durnev, Sergei Guriev:The Resource Curse: A Corporate Transparency Channel

Discussant: Ruben Enikolopov

Dmitry Makarov:Strategic Asset Allocation in Money Management

Discussant: Sergei Izmalkov

Alberto Alesina and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya:Segregation and the quality of government in a cross-section of countries

Discussant: Sergei Izmalkov

11:45-12:05, fist floor Coffee/Tea

12:05-13:15, room 521 Session 6

Chairperson: Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Ruben Enikolopov, Maria Petrova and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya: Media and Political Persuasion: Evidence from Russia

Discussant: Paul Dower

Art Durnev and Maria Petrova: Politics, instability, and international equity flows

Discussant: Sergei Guriev

13:15-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-15:40, room 521Session 7

Chairperson: Alexei Goriaev

Oleg Eismont: Analysis of Russian-European “Gas” Strategies

Discussant: Tatiana Mikhailova

Alexander Vasin, Anton Gusev, Agata Sharikova, Nikolay Shevirev:Comparative Analysis of One-stage and Two-stage Markets for a Homogeneous Good

Discussant: Michael Davidson

15:40-16:00, fist floor Coffee/Tea

16:00-17:10, room 521 Session 8

Chairperson: Dmitry Makarov
Anatoly Peresetsky, Alexander Karminsky, Sergei Golovan, Yaroslav Linnik, Dmitry Schigolev:Russiaand Kazakhstan. Two bank systems

Discussant: Tatiana Mikhailova

Alexei Goriaev: Performance evaluation of Russian mutual funds

Discussant: Tatiana Mikhailova

17:10-17:30 Break, registration

17:30-19:00, room 521 Distinguished Lecture

Chairperson: Victor Polterovich

Shlomo Weber(CORE):“On Economics of Diversity”

19:00, room 520 Wine&Cheese

Saturday, November8

10:30-12:15, room 521Session 9

Chairperson: Alexei Deviatov
Anton Suvorov and Natalia Tsybuleva:Advice by an Informed Intermediary: Can You Trust Your Broker?

Discussant: Vyatcheslav Gorovoi
Sergei Stepanov, Anton Suvorov: Agency problem, monitoring and the choice of the ownership structure: outside blockholders as a signaling device.

Discussant: Sergei Guriev

Sergei Izmalkov, Filippo Balestrieri: The problems of an Informed Principal

Discussant: Andrei Bremzen

12:15- 12:35, first floor Coffee/Tea

12:35-14:20, room 521 Session 10

Chairperson: Sergei Stepanov

Andrey Bremzen, Irina Denisova, Marina Kartseva:Reforming family healthcare: estimating potential effects of a shift to a general practitioner (family doctor) system

Discussant: Maria Gorban

Alexei Deviatov:Cash, Money Laundering, and the Size of Underground Economy

Discussant: Andrei Shevchenko

Oleg Zamulin:Stopping inflation at times of real appreciation

Discussant: Andrei Shevchenko

14:20, room 521Closing

Contact information: 925-50-02 (ext 234)
e-mail: okryukovskaya (at) nes.ru