Workshop on Structural Transformation

Hosted by the Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis at the School of Economics and Finance, Castlecliffe, The Scores, St. Andrews, KY16 9AZ.

We are extremely grateful for financial support from the Royal Economic Society and the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics.

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Thursday 20 August

8:30

Coffee, registration

Foyer, Castlecliffe

9:30

Tomasz Swiecki (UBC)

‘Barriers to Mobility or Sorting? Sources and Aggregate Implications of Income Gaps across Sectors and Locations in Indonesia’.

10:30

Ferdinand Rauch (Oxford)

‘Are Commuters Rational? Striking Evidence from the London Tube Network?’ with Tim Willems and Shaun Larcom.

11:30

Coffee break

 

12:00

Kjetil Storesletten (Oslo)

‘Firm Entry and Regional Growth Disparities: the Effect of SOEs in China’, joint with Loren Brandt and Gueorgui Kambourov

13:00

Lunch

 

14:00

Alex Trew (St. Andrews)

‘Endogenous Infrastructure Development and Spatial Takeoff’.

15:00

Martí Mestieri (Toulouse)

‘TBC’

16:00

Coffee break

 

16:30

Berthold Herrendorf (ASU)

‘Structural Transformation of Occupation and Industry Employment’, joint with Georg Duernecker

17:30

Close

 

19:30

Dinner at Balgove Larder

 

 

Friday 21 August

9:00

Coffee

Foyer, Castlecliffe

9:30

Radek Stefanski (St Andrews)

‘Dirty Little Secrets: Inferring Fossil-Fuel Subsidies from Patterns in Emission Intensities’

10:30

Alessio Moro (Cagliari)

‘Does Home Production Drive Structural Transformation?’, with Solmaz Moslehi and Satoshi Tanaka.

11:30

Coffee break

 

12:00

Xiaodong Zhu (Toronto)

‘Trade, Migration and Productivity: A Quantitative Analysis of China’ with Trevor Tombe.

13:00

Lunch

 

14:00

Jan Grobovsek (Edinburgh)

Communal Land and Agricultural Productivity

15:00

Timo Boppart (IIES)

‘Non-homothetic preferences and industry directed technical change’.

16:00

Coffee break

 

16:30

Akos Valentinyi (Cardiff)

‘Endogenous Sector-biased Technical Change and Industrial Policy’

17:30

Close

 

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Radek Stefanski

rls7@st-andrews.ac.uk

Alex Trew

awt2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Mobile: 07736 465214
OR email: structuraltransformation2015@gmail.com.

 


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The workshop is to be held at the School of Economics & Finance. Please refer to the pdf map or the Google map below.

Please get in touch with the organisers if you have specific queries.

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Trains: The nearest train station is at Leuchars, which is ten minutes from St Andrews by taxi.

Local Taxis: Taxi companies wait outside the station (across the footbridge), but otherwise two local companies are HM Taxis (01334 474700) and Williamsons Taxis (01334 839279).

Airports: Dundee (15 miles from St Andrews), Edinburgh (50 miles) and Glasgow (90 miles). Public transport from Dundee can take 30 minutes (or a 15 minute taxi); from Edinburgh about 2 hours (or 1.5 hours by taxi) and from Glasgow about 3 hours.


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On Wednesday there will be a dinner for speakers. The conference dinner will take place on Thursday. On Friday there will be no dinner provided but there are a number of good, reasonably priced local restaurants along South Street, Market Street and St Mary's Place, including:

Some information about St Andrews and the region is available from: