Seminars: Economic Development

  Economic Development ................................................................................................................................
Term:  Fall 2019
Location:  Emerson 210, Harvard Yard
Meeting Time: 3:00PM - 4:15 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.
List Serve/Announcements: https://lists.fas.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/developecon-seminar-list

 

DATE SPEAKER  TITLE  
SEP 9

Prof. Jessica Goldberg,
University of Maryland

"Incentivized Peer Referrals for Tuberculosis Screening: Evidence from India"
Paper: http://econweb.umd.edu/~goldberg/docs/TB_draft.pdf
SEP 16

Prof. Pamela Jakiela,
Center for Global Development

"Gendered Language"
Paper: https://economics.harvard.edu/files/economics/files/jakiela_paper.pdf
SEP 23   NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED
 
SEP 30 Moya Chin "When politicians appeal broadly: The economic consequences of electoral rules in Brazil"
Paper: https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/moyachin/files/moyachin_jmp.pdf
OCT 7 Asad Liaqat Representation through Information: Politician Responsiveness to Citizen Preferences
Paper: Liaqat paper
OCT 14 No seminar - Columbus Day NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED
OCT 21 Sharan Mamidipudi "Something to Complain About: How Minority Representatives Overcome Ethnic Divisions"
Paper: https://economics.harvard.edu/files/economics/files/something_to_complain_kumar_sharan_ethnic_div_2_1.pdf
OCT 28

Emily Breza,

Harvard

Paper title: “Labor rationing: A revealed preference approach from hiring shocks”

Paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15J4Jp5TFHyoSkvRt6FY_M2juzPVJHp1A/view

With Supreet Kaur and Yogita Shamdasani.

NOV 4 Prof. Juliana Londono-Velez,
NBER Postdoctoral Fellow
"Can Wealth Taxation Work in Developing Countries? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Colombia"
Paper: https://economics.harvard.edu/files/economics/files/london-velez_paper.pdf
NOV 11 Prof. Natalie Bau,
University of California, Los Angeles
"Can Policy Change Culture? Government Pension Plans and Traditional Kinship Practices"
Paper: https://economics.harvard.edu/files/economics/files/bau_natalie_paper.pdf
NOV 18 Prof. Frederico Finan,
University of California, Berkeley
"Government Decentralization Under Changing State Capacity: Experimental Evidence from Paraguay"
Paper: https://economics.harvard.edu/files/economics/files/finan_paper.pdf
NOV 25 Prof. Seema Jayachandran,
Northwestern University

"Attending Kindergarten Improves Cognitive but Not Socio-Emotional Development in India'' (with Josh Dean)"
Paper: https://economics.harvard.edu/files/economics/files/jayachandran_paper.pdf

DEC 2 Prof. Jing Cai,
University of Maryland
"Direct and Indirect Effects of Financial Access on SME"
Paper: