Development Workshop

Faculty Contact for 2017-2018 Seminar Series: Dan Keniston

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 11, 2017
2:30pm Nico Voigtlaender, University of California Los Angeles
"The Medieval Roots of Inclusive Institutions: From the Norman Conquest of England to the Great Reform Act"
[Paper]
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
September 18, 2017
2:30pm Ajay Shenoy, University of California Santa Cruz (visiting Brown)
"Estimating the Production Function When Firms Are Constrained"
[Paper]
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
September 25, 2017
2:30pm C. Austin Davis, University of Michigan
"Why Did Sugarcane Growers Suddenly Adopt Existing Technology?"
[Paper]
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
October 2, 2017
2:30pm Eliana La Ferrara, Bocconi University
"The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change" (with A. Banerjee and V. Orozco)
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
October 9, 2017
2:30pm Patrick Francois, University of British Columbia
"TBA"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
October 16, 2017
2:30pm Kevin Donovan, University of Notre Dame
"TBA"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
October 23, 2017
2:30pm Kelsey Jack, Tufts University
"Seasonal Liquidity, Rural Labor Markets and Agricultural Output: Evidence from Zambia"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
October 30, 2017
2:30pm Ray Fisman, Boston University
"TBA"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
November 6, 2017
2:30pm Martí Mestieri, Northwestern University
"Structural Change with Long-run Income and Price Effects"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
November 13, 2017
2:30pm Ben Faber, University of California Berkeley
"TBA"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
November 20, 2017
2:30pm No Workshop
"Fall Break"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
November 27, 2017
2:30pm Imran Rasul, University College London
"TBA"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
December 4, 2017
2:30pm Jonas Hjort, Columbia University
"TBA"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
December 11, 2017
2:30pm Erica Field, Duke University
"TBA"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
February 12, 2018
2:30pm TBA
"TBA"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
February 19, 2018
2:30pm TBA
"TBA"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
February 26, 2018
2:30pm TBA
"TBA"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
March 5, 2018
2:30pm TBA
"TBA"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
March 12, 2018
2:30pm Spring Break
"No Workshop"
March 19, 2018
2:30pm Spring Break
"No Workshop"
March 26, 2018
2:30pm TBA
"TBA"
28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106