Seminars: Economic Development

Seminar in Economics Development

Term: Spring 2022

Location: Zoom

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

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"