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Conference in Survey Design and Measurement in Development Economics

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Survey Design and Measurement in Development Economics
December 10-11, 2009

The World Bank
1818 H. Street NW Room MC2-800
Washington, DC 20433 USA

(Please plan to enter through 700 18th Street entrance)



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Thursday December 10th
9.00-10.45Session 1: Measurement in Agricultural Enterprises
Reliability of recall in agricultural data   
Kathleen Beegle, Gero Carletto, and Kristen Himelein

Using diaries to improve crop production statistics
Gero Carletto, Klaus Deininger, James Muwonge, and Sara Savastano


 Session 2: Improving the Measurement of Income in Enterprises

Measuring income of household enterprises: some problems and possible remedies

Krislert Samphantharak and Robert M. Townsend

How much can using PDAs increase precision of profits and sales measurement in panels
Marcel Fafchamps, David McKenzie, Simon Quinn, and Christopher Woodruff
12.45-1.30LUNCH (lunch boxers to be provided)
1.30-3.15Session 3: Measuring Consumption and Poverty
Methods of household consumption measurement through survey: experimental results from Tanzania
Kathleen Beegle, Jed Friedman, John Gibson, and Joachim De Weerdt
A comparison of CAPI and PAPI through a randomized field experiment 
Bet Caeyers, Neil Chalmers, and Joachim De Weerdt
3.15-3.30 BREAK
3.30-5.15Session 4: Health and Education
Health seeking behavior and recall effects: evidence from India 
Jishnu Das, Jeffrey Hammer, and Carolina Sanchez-Paramo
Testing the validity and reliability of self-reported data on schooling and sexual behavior
Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh, and Berk Ozler
Friday December 11th

Session 5: Microfinance and Corruption

Comparing poverty measures to scorecards: microfinance targeting
Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Audits and corruption
Joe Armic and Rema Hanna
10.45-12.45 Session 6: Enterprise Sampling and Methods to Reduce Attrition in Panels
South African panel study of small business and health: a comparison of the walk about method with the stratified probability sampling method

Li-Wei Chao, Jere Behrman, Helena Szrek, Nuno Sousa Pereira, Phil Anglewicz, Pete Fleming, Mark Pauly, Karl Peltzer, Shandir Ramlagan, Khangelani Zuma, and Adlai Davids

Attrition in longitudinal survey data (updated 1-26-2010)
Elizabeth Frankenberg, Bondan Sikoki, John Strauss, Cecep Sumantri, Wayan Suriastini, Duncan Thomas, and Firman Witoelar
12.45-2.00 LUNCH (Buffet lunch to be served in the MC Dining Room, C1 level)
2.00-5.00Session 7: Household Composition and Child Labor
Risk and human capital with adaptive household composition   
Richard Akresh and Eric Edmonds
Do household definitions matter in survey design? Results from a randomized experiment in Mali
Lori Beaman and Andrew Dillon
What explains variation in child labor statistics? Evidence from a survey experiment in Tanzania

Elena Bardasi, Kathleen Beegle, Andrew Dillon, and Pieter Serneels

Names in bold indicate authors presenting on behalf of all of the authors.
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