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King's College London/OxCarre Meeting


The Legacy of Plenty

State capacity and institutional legacies after the resource bonanza

18-19 May 2017

River Room, King's College London, Strand

Thursday 18 May

13.30 Arrival and coffee

13.50 Welcome and opening remarks: Pierre-Louis Vézina (KCL)

Session 1

Chair: Tony Venables (Oxford)

14.00 Massimo Morelli (Bocconi), From Weber to Kafka: Political activism and the emergence of inefficient bureaucracy

14.40 Samuel Bazzi (Boston U), Local government proliferation, diversity, and conflict

Coffee Break

Session 2

Chair: Pierre-Louis Vézina (KCL)

15.20 David Mares (UCSD). Rents, resource nationalism and the politics of post-commodity boom adjustments

16.00 Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School), Follow the Money: Does the Financial Sector Intermediate Natural Resource Rents?

17:00 Open Panel. The Legacy of Plenty: State capacities and institutional legacies after the bonanza

Chair: Andrés Mejía Acosta (KCL)


Simeon Djankov (LSE)

Michael Ross (UCLA)

Javier Corrales (Amherst College)

Rick van der Ploeg (Oxford)

Leif Weinar (KCL)

17.45 Drinks (River Room)

19.00 Dinner (Great Queen Street)

Friday 19 May

9.00 Coffee

Session 3

Chair: Andrés Mejía Acosta (KCL)

09.30 Gerhard Toews (Oxford), The cost of dictatorship: Evidence from oil and gas contracts

10.10 Hilde Christiane Bjørnland (BI Norwegian Business School), Supply flexibility in the shale patch: Evidence from North Dakota

Coffee Break

Session 4

Chair: Ramin Nassehi (KCL)

11.20 Santiago Saveedra (Stanford), Local incentives and national tax evasion: The response of illegal mining to a tax reform in Colombia

12.00 Michael Ross (UCLA), Oil, taxation, and transparency

12.40 Closing remarks

Rick van der Ploeg (Oxford) and Andrés Mejía Acosta (KCL)

13.00 Lunch