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Economic Development Seminar

Hierarchical Corruption

Mar 28, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
3240 Weill Hall
We present and explain the vertical organization of corruption in a traffic police agency.
Ford School

US-Japan Automotive Conference 2.0

Mar 15, 2019, 10:00 am-4:30 pm EDT
Weiser Hall 1010
A revival of the U.S.-Japan Automotive Conference held annually between 1981 and 1989, USJAC 2.0 will gather industry leaders, policymakers, and scholars from both sides of the Pacific to discuss the past, present, and future of the U.S. and Japanese auto industries, paying particular attention to the issues of trade, management, and technological change. Keynote speaker and panelist announcements forthcoming.

Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison

Mar 12, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
In July 2014 Washington Post journalist and former Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, was arrested by Iranian police on charges of espionage. What followed was a harrowing 544 day stint in an Iranian prison, and an extraordinary campaign led by his family, the Washington Post, and prominent journalism organizations for his release. Join Rezaian for a discussion on his book “Prisoner,” which details his 18-month imprisonment in a maximum security facility, his journey through the Iranian legal system and how his release became part of the Iran nuclear deal.

2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition at Ford School

Feb 23, 2019, 8:00 am-7:30 pm EST
Annenberg Auditorium and 1210, 1220, 1230 Weill
On February 23, the Ford School will host graduate students from 14 univerisities to participate in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. This year’s competition—a partnership between the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)—will connect a record 585 students from 11 global host sites including Dhaka, Cairo, Mexico City, and San Francisco to tackle policy issues associated with forced migration through computer-based simulated game play. 

Human Rights in North Korea

Feb 20, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall
Donia Human Rights Center Panel. Human Rights in North Korea: Crimes Against Humanity, Advocacy for Change, and Future ProspectsKang Cheol Hwan, Jared Genser, Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, and Kiyoteru Tsutsui

The 2019 Schuman Challenge

Feb 14-15, 2019, 11:00 am-7:30 pm EST
EU Delegation to the United States
The 2019 Schuman Challenge will welcome undergraduate students from seventeen different U.S. colleges and universities to the EU Delegation to the United States in Washington DC on February 14-15, 2019. During the competition students will work in teams to develop and defend before senior international affairs professionals new policies for transatlantic cooperation supporting Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders
Economic Development Seminar

Measurement of intergenerational mobility in developing countries, with evidence from India

Nov 15, 2018, 4:00-5:30 am EST
3240 Weill Hall
Estimating intergenerational mobility in developing countries is difficult because matched parent-child income records are rarely available and education is measured very coarsely. In particular, there are no established methods for comparing educational mobility for subsamples of the population when the education distribution is changing over time.
Ford School

The Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region Conference

Nov 8, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm EST
Annenberg Auditorium, 1110 Weill Hall
Indo-Pacific Conference organized by International Policy Center and Center for Japanese Studies features a keynote by Susan Thornton, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
Economic Development Seminar

Gendered Language

Nov 8, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
3240 Weill Hall
Languages use different systems for classifying nouns. Gender languages assign many — sometimes all — nouns to distinct sex-based categories, masculine and feminine. We construct a new data set, documenting this property for more than four thousand languages which together account for more than 99 percent of the world’s population. 
Ford School
Ford Security Seminar

Tied Aid and Development

Nov 5, 2018, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
3240 Weill Hall
Donors have long engaged the private sector by tying foreign aid, forcing recipients to buy from donor countries. But recently, donors have partnered with private money on a larger scale, making tied aid an important area of interest.
Ford School
Economic Development Seminar

A New Engel on the Gains from Trade

Nov 1, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
3240 Weill Hall
David Atkin, MIT on A New Engel on the Gains from Trade.  Measuring the gains from trade and their distribution is challenging. Recent empirical contributions have addressed this challenge by drawing on rich and newly available sources of microdata to measure changes in household nominal incomes and price indices. While such data have become available for some components of household welfare, and for some locations and periods, they are typically not available for the entire consumption basket. In this paper, we propose and implement an alternative approach that uses rich, but widely available, expenditure survey microdata to estimate theory-consistent changes in income-group specific price indices and welfare. Our approach builds on existing work that uses linear Engel curves and changes in expenditure on income-elastic goods to infer unobserved real incomes. A major shortcoming of this approach is that while based on non-homothetic preferences, the price indices it recovers are homothetic and hence are neither theory consistent nor suitable for distributional analysis when relative prices are changing. To make progress, we show that we can recover changes in income-specific price indices and welfare from horizontal shifts in Engel curves if preferences are quasi-separable (Gorman, 1970; 1976) and we focus on what we term “relative Engel curves”. Our approach is flexible enough to allow for the highly non-linear Engel curves we document in the data, and for non-parametric estimation at each point of the income distribution. We first implement this approach to estimate changes in cost of living and household welfare using Indian microdata. We then revisit the impacts of India’s trade reforms across regions. 
Ford School
Economic Development Seminar

Can Digital Loans Deliver?

Oct 18, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
3240 Weill Hall
Can Digital Loans Deliver? Take Up and Impacts of Digital Loans in Kenya by Prashant Bharadwaj, William Jack, Tavneet Suri
Ford School
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Counterterrorism in 2020: Future prospects and challenges

Oct 3, 2018, 4:00-5:20 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Towsley Policymaker in Residence Javed Ali will moderate a panel discussion with three leading counterterrorism experts--Peter Bergen, Barbara McQuade, and Chris Costa.