Development Workshop

Faculty Contact for 2016-2017 Seminar Series: Nicholas Ryan

This workshop is designed as a forum for graduate students and faculty with an interest in economic problems of developing countries. Faculty, students, and a limited number of outside speakers will discuss research work in progress. Student participants will be encouraged to develop and present a workshop paper in each term. The scope of topics includes: agricultural and rural development, industrial development, human capital investment, employment, entrepreneurship, risk consequences, incomplete markets, poverty and income distribution, structural transformation and the interaction of international trade and development.

Graduate students who anticipate or are currently doing dissertation research in these or related areas are invited to attend the Workshop, to register for credit as appropriate and to arrange to make a presentation of their prospectus and/or work-in-progress. They should also check out the Development Lunch.

Contact Noel Sardalla (203-432-3621) if you want to receive announcements about the Development Workshop.

Mondays, 2:30 - 3:50 pm, 28 Hillhouse Ave., Room 106

Schedule maintained by Noel Sardalla (203-432-3621)

Events/Seminars

September 12, 2016
2:30pm Mark Rosenzweig and Christopher Udry, Yale University
“External Validity in a Stochastic World”
[Paper]
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September 19, 2016
2:30pm Melissa Dell, Harvard University
"State Capacity, Local Governance, and Economic Development in Vietnam"
[Paper]

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September 26, 2016
2:30pm Ashish Shenoy, University of California, Davis
"Migration decisions and persistent earnings differentials: Evidence from Thailand"
[Paper]

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October 3, 2016
2:30pm Manuela Angelucci, University of Michigan
"The Marriage Market for Lemons"
[Paper]

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October 10, 2016
2:30pm Fabian Eckert, Yale University
"Spatial Structural Change" (with Michael Peters) (one hour) [password protected]
[Paper]
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October 17, 2016
2:30pm Xiaoxue Zhao, Yale University
"State Capacity and Economic Development under Capital Mobility" [Password protected]
[Slides]
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October 24, 2016
2:30pm Michael Callen, University of California, San Diego
"Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan"
[Paper]

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October 31, 2016
2:30pm Jing Cai, University of Michigan
"Subsidy Policies and Insurance Demand"
[Paper]

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November 7, 2016
2:30pm Sandip Sukhtankar, University of Virginia
"General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs: Experimental Evidence from India"
[Paper]

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November 14, 2016
2:30pm Rocco Macchiavello, London School of Economics and Political Science
"Vertical Integration and Relational Contracts: Evidence from the Costa Rica Coffee Chain"
[Paper]
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November 21, 2016
2:30pm NO WORKSHOP
November Break
November 28, 2016
2:30pm David McKenzie, The World Bank
"Labor Drops: Experimental Evidence on the Return to Labor in Microenterprises"
[Paper]

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December 5, 2016
2:30pm Anders Jensen, NBER / Harvard Kennedy School
"Employment Structure and the Rise of the Modern Tax System"
[Paper]
[Slides]
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December 12, 2016
2:30pm Joe Kaboski, University of Notre Dame
"Growth Policy, Agglomeration, and (the Lack of) Competition"
[Paper]
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February 13, 2017
2:30pm Sylvie Lambert, Paris School of Economics
"Polygamy and the Intergenerational Transmission of Education in Senegal"
[Paper]

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February 20, 2017
2:30pm Michael Kremer, Harvard University
"Borrowing Requirements, Credit Access, and Adverse Selection: Evidence from Kenya"
[Paper]

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February 27, 2017
2:30pm Christopher Woodruff, University of Oxford
"Gender Wage Gaps and Worker Mobility: Evidence from the Garment Sector in Bangladesh" [Paper not available]

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March 6, 2017
2:30pm Simone Schaner, Dartmouth College
TBD
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March 27, 2017
2:30pm Ben Olken, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Transfers"
[Paper]
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106 See map
April 3, 2017
2:30pm Ruixue Jia, University of California San Diego
TBD
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April 10, 2017
2:30pm Xiao Yu Wang, Duke University
TBD
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106 See map
April 17, 2017
2:30pm Maitreesh Ghatak, London School of Economics
TBD
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April 24, 2017
2:30pm Cynthia Kinnan, Northwestern University
TBD
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May 1, 2017
2:30pm Prashant Bharadwaj, University of California San Diego
TBD