Seminars: Economic Development

Seminar in Economics Development

Term:   Spring 2022
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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February 2, 2022 Esther Duflo (MIT) "Blue Spoons"
February 9, 2022 Dave Donaldson (MIT) "Improved Transportation Networks Facilitate Adaptation to Pollution and Temperature Extremes"
February 16, 2022 Sule Alan (Bilkent University) "Improving Workplace Climate in Large Corporatioins: A Clustered Randomized Intervention"
February 23, 2022 Aprajit Mahajan (UC Berkeley) "Autonomy and Specificity in Agricultural Technology Adoption: Evidence from Mexico"
March 2, 2022 Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago) "Do workfare programs live up to their promise? Experimental evidence from Cote D'Ivoire"
March 9, 2022 Daniel Keniston (Louisiana State University) "A Division of Laborers: Identity and Efficiency in India"
March 30, 2022 Micaela Sviatschi (Princeton) "Gender Violence, Enforcement and Human Capital: Evidence from Women Justice Centers in Peru"
April 6, 2022 Girija Borker (DIME, World Bank) "Safety First: Perceived Risk of Street Harassment and Educational Choices of Women"
April 13, 2022 Nancy Qian (Northwestern) "The Political Economic Causes: Great Soviet Famine, 1932-33"
April 20, 2022 Michael Peters (Yale) "European Immigrants and the United States' Rise to the Technological Frontier"
April 27, 2022 Clément Imbert (University of Warwick) "Urban public works in spatial equilibrium: experimental evidence from Ethiopia"
May 4, 2022 Thomas Fujiwara (Princeton) "Policy Deliberation and Voter Persuasion: Experimental Evidence from an Election in the Philippines"