Seminars: Economic Development

Term: Fall 2020
Location: At a Zoom link, which will be sent before each seminar
Meeting Time: Mondays 3:00pm - 4:15pm
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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September 14 Christopher Woodruff  (Oxford University) Information Bargaining through Agents: Experimental Evidence from Mexico's Labor Courts
September 21 Isabela Manelici (Princeton University) The Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains: New Evidence from Firm to Firm Linkages
October 5  Early in the  morning at 9:00am Sun, Zhengyun Patricia (Harvard University, PhD. Candidate)

Lifting Growth Barriers for New Firms: Experimental Evidence with 2 Million Online Businesses

October 19 Kunal Mangal (Harvard University, Ph.D. Candidate) Chasing Government Jobs: How Aggregate Labor Supply Responds to Public Sector Hiring Policy in India
October 26  Augustin Bergeron (Harvard University, Ph.D. Candidate) The State Capacity Ceiling on Tax Rates: Evidence from Randomized Tax Abatements in the D.R. Congo
November 2 Diego Ramos-Toro (Dartmouth College) Social Exclusion and Social Preferences: Evidence from Colombia's Leper Colony
November 9 Amma Panin (World Bank) God Insures Those Who Pay? Formal Insurance and Religious Offerings in Ghana
November 16 Natalia Rigol (Harvard University) Loan Officer Incentives and Graduation from Microfinance: Evidence from Chile (with Benjamin Roth)
November 23 Meredith Startz (Dartmouth College) Cutting Out the Middleman: The Structure of Chains of Intermediation
November 30 Nava Ashraf (London School of Economics) Maternal Mortality Risk and Spousal Differences in Desired Fertility (with Erica Field, Alessandra Voena, and Roberta Ziparo)