Seminars: Economic Development

  Economic Development ................................................................................................................................

Term:  Spring 2020
Location:  MIT E51-39
Meeting Time: 2:45 PM (sharp!) - 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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DATE SPEAKER  TITLE  

FEB 5

Prof. Laura Boudreau of Columbia University

"Multinational enforcement of labor law: Experimental evidence from Bangladesh's apparel sector"

FEB 12

Prof. Jeremy Magruder of University of Califoria, Berkley

"Factor market failures and the adoption of irrigation in Rwanda"

FEB 19 Prof. Gautam Rao, Harvard University

"The economic consequences of increasing sleep among the urban poor"

FEB 26 Prof. Travis Baseler, University of Rochester "Hidden income and the perceived returns to migration: Experimental evidence from Kenya"
 
MAR 4 Prof. Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago "Not playing favorites: An experiment on parental fairness preferences"
MAR 11 Dr. Amma Panin, World Bank "God insures those who pay: Formal insurance and religious offering in Ghana"
MAR 18 No seminar - Harvard spring break  
MAR 25

No seminar - MIT spring break

 

APR 1 Prof. Diego Ramos-Toro, Brown University "Social exclusion and social preferences: Evidence from Colombia's leper colony"
APR 8 Prof. Chris Woodruff, Oxford University  "Information and bargaining through agents: Experimental evidence from Mexico’s labor courts"
APR 15 Prof. Nava Ashraf, London School of Economics "Social exclusion and social preferences: Evidence from Colombia's leper colony"
APR 22 Prof. Meredith Startz, Stanford University

"Cutting out the middleman: The structure of chains of intermediation"