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ASSA 2012, Chicago

 Date: January 07, 2012

Time: 2.30pm

Location: Hyatt Regency, Hong Kong


Session Title: Human Capital, Firm's Hiring Policy, and Gender Issues in a Developing Economy

JEL Code: O1

Presiding:   Mahmudul Anam (York University)


Paper Titles, Authors and Presenters (in bold):


Why do Firms Hire using Referrals? Evidence from Bangladeshi Garment Factories (link)

Rachel Heath (World Bank)


Microfinance and Gender Empowerment (link)

Thi Minh-Phuong Ngo (University of London)
Zaki Wahhaj (University of Oxford)


Ramadan School Holidays as a Natural Experiment: Impacts of Seasonality on School Dropout in Bangladesh (link)

Abu Shonchoy (Institute of Developing Economics)
Seiro Ito (Institute of Developing Economics)


Human Capital Investment and the Gender Division of Labor in a Brawn-Based Economy (link)

Mark Pitt (Brown University)
Mark Rosenzweig (Yale University)
Nazmul Hassan (University of Dhaka)


Tanjim Hossain (University of Toronto)
Karna Basu (Hunter College, CUNY)
Yasuyuki Sawada (University of Tokyo)
Rajeev Dehejia (Tufts University)

Annual General Meeting will be held right after the regular session in the same room.