Seminars: Economic Development

Seminar in Economics Development

Term:   Fall 2021
Location: Zoom

Meeting Time:   Wednesdays 2:45pm - 4:00pm

Description: Fall speakers cover issues in growth and development. Spring speakers alternate between growth and institutions, focusing on the macro aspects of growth and development and labor and development focusing on the micro aspects. 

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DATE SPEAKER TITLE
September 1, 2021 Erica Field (Duke) "A Signal to End Child Marriage: Theory and Evidence from Bangladesh" 
September 8, 2021 Ernest Liu (Princeton) "International Friends and Enemies"
September 15, 2021 Cesi Cruz (UBC/UCLA) "Making Policies Matter: Voter Responses to Campaign Promises" 
September 22, 2021 Elisa Macchi (MIT) "Worth Your Weight? Experimental evidence on the benefits of obesity in low-income countries?" 
September 29, 2021 Jose Morales-Arilla (Harvard) "Keep your friends close, and even closer in a crisis: Strategic favoritism during economic shocks" (Job Market Paper)
October 6, 2021 Niharika Singh (Harvard) "Hiring Frictions in Urban Labor Markets: Experimental Evidence from India"
October 13, 2021 Felipe Jordan (Harvard) "National Courts, Property Rights, and the Transformation of an Indigenous Society" 
October 19, 2021 Shweta Bhogale (Harvard) "Run On The Reservoir: Evidence on Administrative Competition for Groundwater in India"
October 20, 2021 Kevin Carney (Harvard) "The Effect of Social Media on Voters: Expreimental Evidence from an Indian Election"
October 27, 2021 Pinelopi Goldberg (Yale) "Trade and Informality in the Presence of Labor Market Frictions and Regulations"
November 10, 2021 Aprajit Mahajan (UC Berkeley) "Autonomy and Specificity in Agricultural Technology Adoption: Evidence from Mexico"
November 17, 2021 Kate Orkin (Oxford) "Job Search and Matching with Two-Sided Limited Information on Workseekers' Skills" 
November 30, 2021 Shoumitro Chatterjee (Penn State) "Market Power and Spatial Competition in Rural India"