Fall 2021 September 16 Jon Denton-Schneider, U-M (practice job talk) September 23 No EDS September 30 Erica Field, Duke University October 7 Bryce Millett Steinberg, Brown University [VIRTUAL] October 14 Dave Donaldson, MIT (joint with trade) October 21 No EDS October 28 Isaac Mbiti, University of Virginia [VIRTUAL] November 4
Suresh Naidu, Columbia University [VIRTUAL]
November 11 Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University (joint with trade) November 18 Manisha Shah, UCLA November 25 NO EDS December 2
Karthik Muralidharan, UC San Diego
December 9 Shan Aman-Rana, University of Virginia [VIRTUAL] Winter 2022 March 10 Lori Beaman, Northwestern University March 17 No EDS
(Friday, March 25) at 10am
Nick Ryan, Yale University (joint with IO) March 31 Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University April 7 No EDS April 14 Melanie Morten, Stanford University (joint with trade) March 11 Gianmarco Leon, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona March 18 Erica Field, Duke March 25 Natalie Bau, UCLA April 1 Kelsey Jack, UC Santa Barbara April 8 Erika Deserranno, Northwestern April 15 Thomas Fujiwara, Princeton
September 17 Obeid Ur Rehman, PhD student, practice job market talk
Ruixue Jia, UC San Diego
Belinda Archibong, Columbia University October 8 Gustavo Bobonis, University of Toronto
Jie Bai, Harvard University
David Yang, Harvard University November 5 Laura Boudreau, Columbia University November 12 Natalia Rigol, Harvard University December 3
Ama Baafra Abeberese, Wellesley College
September 16 Bhanu Gupta, PhD student, practice job market talk
4 pm in 301 Lorch Hall
Huayu Xu, PhD student, practice job market talk
Hang Yu, PhD student, practice job market talk
Luis Baldomero Quintana, PhD student, practice job market talk
11:30 am in 201 Lorch Hall
Shing-Yi Wang, University of Pennsylvania October 24 Jenny Aker, Tufts University October 31 Rebecca Dizon Ross, Booth, University of Chicago November 7 Asim Khwaja, Harvard Kennedy School November 21 Jakob Svensson, Stockholm University December 5 Kate Casey, GSB, Stanford University
Maria Micaela Sviatschi, Princeton
Elisa M. Maffioli, University of Michigan
Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, UC Berkeley, Haas
Nilesh Fernando, Notre Dame
Eduardo Montero, University of Michigan
Pamela Jagger, SEAS University of Michigan
Catalina Franco, PhD talk
Meera Mahadevan, PhD talk
Vybhavi Balasundharam, PhD talk
Sara Lowes, University of Bocconi
Tavneet Suri, MIT Sloan
Amit Khandelwal, Columbia Business School
Davit Atkin, MIT
Owen Ozier, World Bank
Paul Novosad, Dartmouth
Ameet Morjaria, Kellogg
Yusuf Neggers, Ford School
Early Life Adversity, Biological Adaptation, and Human Capital
Authentication and Targeted Transfers: Experimental Evidence from India
How does the efficiency of skilled labor vary across rich and poor countries? An analysis using industry and trade data
Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply
Swords into Bank Shares: Financial Innovations and Innovators in Mitigating Political Violence
David McKenzie, Growing Markets through business training for female entrepreneurs: A market-level randomized experiment in Kenya.
Marlous van Waijenburg, Financing the African Colonial State: The Revenue Imperative and Forced Labor
Jishnu Das (World Bank), Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools
David I. Levine (University of California, Berkeley), Working With Community Health Workers to Increase Use of ORS and Zinc to Treat Child Diarrhea In Uganda: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Carol Shiue, Social Mobility in the Long Run:An Analysis with Five Linked Generations in China, 1300-1900
Victoria Baranov, Maternal Depression, parenting Behaviors and Child development:Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial
Catherine Wolfram, Experimental Evidence on the Economics of Rural Electrification, joint with Ken Lee and Ted Miguel
Seema Jayachandran, Environmental externalities and intrahousehold inefficiencies
Pablo Querubin, "Nation Building Through Foreign Intervention: Evidence from Discontinuities in Military Strategies"
Harsha Thirumurthy, Promoting the takeup of preventive health interventions with alternative incentive strategies: evidence from two randomized controlled trials in Kenya
Chang-Tai Hsieh, How Destructive is Innovation?
Emily Breza, Measuring the Equilibrium Impacts of Credit: Evidence From the Indian Microfinance Crisis
C. Austin Davis; University of Michigan, PhD student, "Why Did Brazilian Farmers Suddenly Adopt Old Technology? "
Alexander Russov; University of Michigan, PhD student "Labor Market Opportunities and Fertility"
Salma Khalid; University of Michigan, PhD student "Image Motivation and the Willingness to Pay for Preventative Health Care Products: The Impact of Conformity and Status Seeking"
Alexander Persaud; University of Michigan, PhD student "Risk mitigation and selection under forward contracts: 19th-century Indian indentureship."
Ben Thompson; University of Michigan, PhD student
Reka Juhasz; Columbia University, This is an Andrew W. Marcus Seminar in Applied Microeconomics.
Ben Faber; University of California, Berkeley, This is an Andrew W. Marcus Seminar in Applied Microeconomics.
Andreas Menzel (CERGE-EI) and Christopher Woodruff (Oxford), "Gender Wage Gaps and Worker Mobility: Evidence from the Garment Sector in Bangladesh."
Veronica Frisancho; Inter-American Development Bank, "Peer Effects and Academic Achievement: Experimental Evidence from Ability Grouping in Mexico"
Nicolas de Roux; Columbia University, Marcela Eslava; Universidad de los Andes, Santiago Franco; Universidad de los Andes, Eric Verhoogen; Columbia University
"Using Exchange Rates to Estimate Production Functions: Evidence from Colombia"
NO EDS: Thanksgiving week
Imran Rasul; University College London, The Returns to Training in a Low-Income Labor Markets: Evidence from a Field Experiment and Structural Model
The paper is joint with Livia Alfonsi [BRAC], Oriana Bandiera [LSE], Vittorio Bassi [UCL], Robin Burgess [LSE], Munshi Sulaiman [BRAC] and Anna Vitali [BRAC].
Chris Blattman (University of Chicago), Donald Green (Columbia University), Daniel Ortega (CAF), Santiago Tobón (Universidad de los Andes)
"The effects of state presence on urban crime and state legitimacy: Experimental evidence from policing and municipal services in Bogotá"
Achyuta Adhvaryu; University of Michigan; Ross School of Business
"Salt Iodization and the Enfranchisement of the American Worker"
Rachel Heath; University of Washington
"Migrants, Information, and Working Conditions in Bangladeshi Garment Factories" (Co-authored with Tyler McCormick) (Adobe PDF)
Kelsey Jack; Tufts University
"Charging Ahead: Prepaid Metering and Electricity use in Southy Africa"
Chris Udry; Yale University
"Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali"
Michael Callen; Harvard Kennedy School
"Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan".
Johannes Norling; University of Michigan, PhD student
When Girls Are Not Missing: A New Framework for Uncovering Variety in Parents' Preferences for Sons and Daughters
Yogesh Uppal; Youngstown State University, Do Criminally Accused Politicians Affect Economic Outcomes Evidence from India
Prachi Jain; University of Michigan, PhD student, Moral Hazard in Risk Sharing? The Role of Social Ties
Paolo Abarcar; University of Michigan, PhD student, Do Employers Value Return Migrants? An Experiment on the Returns to Foreign Work Experience
Austin Davis; University of Michigan, PhD student, Why Did Brazilian Farmers Suddenly Adopt Old Technology?
Gaurav Khanna; University of Michigan, PhD studentLarge-Scale Education Reform in General Equilibrium: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from India
Ruixue Jia; University of California- San Diego, "Elite Recruitment and Political Stability: The Impact of the Abolition of China's Civil Service Exam"
Micro-enterprises and SMEs: Overcoming Growth Constraints"
Speakers include David Atkin, MIT; Jing Cai, University of Michigan; Marcel Fafchamps, Stanford University; Nan Jia, USC; Imran Rasul, UCL; William Jack, Georgetown University; Sebastian Galiani, University of Maryland; Albert Park, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Daniel Yi Xu, Duke University, and Bo Zhao, University of Hong Kong.
Valentina Duque; IPC Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan; PhD Candidate in Social Policy at the School of Social Work at Columbia University, a Mellon interdisciplinary fellow, and a fellow at the Columbia Population Research Center.
“Early-life Conditions, Parental Investments, and Child Development: Evidence from a Violent Country”
Molly Lipscomb; University of Virginia, Please note: This talk is a joint Development and Environmental seminar, and will take place on Friday November 13th at 2:40-4:00 PM, in Dana 1028 (SNRE) and is an Andrew W. Marcus Seminar in Applied Microeconomics
Paul Gertler; University of California, Berkeley
Rohini Pande; Harvard University, This is a Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics (MITRE) Guest speaker and is cosponsored by the Department of Economics and the "Rakow Seminar in Economic Transition & Development."
Duncan Thomas; Duke University, Child H ealth after a N atural D isaster
Katherine (Kate) Casey; Stanford GSB
Oeindrila Dube; New York University
This is an Andrew W. Marcus Seminar in Applied Microeconomics
Erica Field; Duke University
Daniel Bennett; University of Chicago- Harris School of Public Policy
Nick Bloom; Stanford University
Ryoko Sato; University of Michigan, PhD student, Measuring the Role of Psychic Costs and Peers in Vaccine Take-up
Anne Fitzpatrick; University of Michigan, PhD student, The Effect of Customer Information on the Price and Quality of Antimalarial Drugs
Rob Jensen; University of Pennsylvania
Michael Olabisi; University of Michigan, PhD student, Estimating Uncertain Trade: How Demand Volatility Influences Exporters
Ujjayant Chakravorty; Tufts University
Shing-Yi Wang; Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania, "How Do Remittances Respond to Income Fluctuations? Evidence from Matched Administrative Data"
Michael Kremer; Harvard University
Anant Nyshadham; University of Southern California
Garance Genicot; Georgetown University, This is a Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics (MITRE) Guest speaker and is cosponsored by the Department of Economics and the "Rakow Seminar in Economic Transition & Development."
Andrew Foster; Brown University, "Household Recombination and Retrospective Evaluation: Evidence from the Matlab Health and Family Planning Program"
Rema Hanna; Harvard - Kennedy School, Please note that this talk is co-sponsored by EDS and Business Economics, and will be held in room R1220 of the Ross Business School from 12:00-1:30, Friday, December 5th.
Samuel Bazzi; Assistant Professor, Boston University, "Skill Transferability, Migration, and Development: Evidence from Population Resettlement in Indonesia"
Tom Vogl; Assistant Professor, Princeton University
Johannes Haushofer; PostDoc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT "Household Response to Income Changes: Evidence from an Unconditional Cash Transfer Program in Kenya"
Mushfiq Mobarak; Associate Professor, Yale University, "Risk, Insurance and Wages in General Equilibrium" (Adobe PDF)
Sheetal Sekhri; Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
Pranab Bhardan; Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, "Land and Equity in Economic Development: Some Under-studied Issues"
Martin Wittenberg, Professor of Economics at University of Cape Town
Caroline Theoharides; University of Michigan, Ph.D Student
Laura Zimmerman; University of Michigan, Ph.D Student
Achyuta Adhvaryu; Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, "Salt Iodization and the Enfranchisement of the American Worker"
Ajay Shenoy; University of Michigan, Ph.D Student "Market Failures and Misallocation: The Costs of Factor and Financial Market Failures in Rural Thailand"
Paulina Oliva; Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dean Karlan; Professor, Yale University; co-sponsored with STIET, Please note the change in location: 3100 North Quad
Pascaline Dupas; Assistant Professor, Stanford University, "The Daily Grind: Cash Needs, Labor Supply and Self-Control
Matias Busso; Senior Economist, Inter-American Development Bank, "Pedagogical Change in Mathematics Teaching: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial
Nava Ashraf; Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
Bertil Tungodden, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Oriana Bandiera, Department of Economics, London School of Economics (joint with Labor and Business Economics, 201 Lorch Hall, 2:00 p.m.)
Shawn Cole, Finance Unit, Harvard Business School, "The Value of Advice: Evidence from Mobile Phone-Based Agricultural Extension " (with A. Nilesh Fernando)
Jessica Hoel, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, "Heterogeneous Households: Laboratory Evidence of the Ecological Fallacy in Tests of Models of the Household"
Emily Beam, PhD Candidate, Gerald R. School of Public Policy and Department of Economics
Susie Godlonton, PhD Candidate, Gerald R. School of Public Policy and Department of Economics "Employment Risk and Performance"
Kate Ambler, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics "Don't Tell on Me: Experimental Evidence of Asymmetric Information in Transnational Households"
Annika Mueller, Harvard University "In the Public Eye: Distributional Choices in Rural Malawi under Perfect and Imperfect Information"
Brian Min, University of Michigan "Distributing Power: Evidence on Public Goods Provision by Satellite"
Suresh Naidu, Columbia University "When the Levee Breaks: Black Migration and Economic Development in the American South"
Melissa Dell, MIT "Path dependence in development: Evidence from the Mexican Revolution"
Eliana La Ferrara, Università Bocconi "Conflict, Climate and Cells: A disaggregated analysis" (joint with M. Harari)
Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern University "Incentives to Teach Badly: After-School Tutoring in Developing Countries"
Katja Maria Kaufmann, Università Bocconi "Learning about the Enforcement of Conditional Welfare Programs and Behavioral Responses: Evidence from Bolsa Familia in Brazil"
Silvia Prina, Case Western Reserve University "Do Basic Savings Accounts Help the Poor to Save? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nepal"
Rema Hanna, Harvard University, "Up in Smoke: The Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves in the Presence of Household Behavior" (with E. Duflo and M. Greenstone)
Emily Oster, University of Chicago, "Do Call Centers Promote School Enrollment? Evidence from India"
Romain Wacziarg, University of California, Los Angeles "Economic Integration and Structural Change"
Imran Rasul, University College London, Leaders and Followers: A Case Study of Papal Influences on Fertility Preferences and Behavior
Claudio Ferraz, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro "Does Oil Make Leaders Unaccountable? Evidence from Brazil's Offshore Oil Boom"
Raj Arunachalam, University of Michigan "Compensated for Life: Sex Work and Disease Risk" (with Manisha Shah)
Slesh Shrestha, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan "Human Capital Responses to Skilled Migration Prospects: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Nepal"
Martina Björkman, Università Bocconi, Milan "Community Based Monitoring: Experimental Evidence on Design and Long Run Impact"
Giacomo De Giorgi, Stanford University "The Price Effects of Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers"
Taryn Dinkelman, Dartmouth College "Investing in schooling in Chile: The role of information about financial aid for higher education"
Simone Schaner, Dartmouth College "Intrahousehold Preference Heterogeneity, Commitment, and Strategic Savings: Theory and Evidence from Kenya" Joint Seminar with Labor Economics
Charles Sprenger, Stanford University "Uncertainty Equivalents: Testing the Limits of the Independence Axiom"
Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development "The effects of international migration on Filipino households: Evidence from a policy discontinuity"
Manuela Angelucci, University of Michigan "Migration and Financial constraints: Evidence from Mexico"
Aprajit Mahajan, Stanford University
Juan Carlos Hallak, Universidad de San Andrés "Lifting the Domestic Veil: The Challenges of Exporting Differentiated Goods Across the Development Divide" (with Alejandro Artopoulos and Daniel Friel) Joint Seminar with Business Economics and International Economics
Habiba Djebbari, University Laval "Cash transfers and children's living arrangements in South Africa"
Elodie Djemai, University of Michigan "HIV and Access to Road"
Isaac Mbiti, Southern Methodist University "Elite Secondary Schools and Student Achievement: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Kenya"
EDTS will not meet due to the Population Association of America Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Murray Leibbrandt, University of Cape Town
Berk Özler, World Bank "Cash or Condition? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment"
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, University of California, Berkeley "Culture, Institutions, and the Wealth of Nations" (with Gérard Roland)
Andrew Foster, Brown University "Direct and Indirect Effects of Voluntary Certification: Evidence from the Mexican Clean Industry Program"
Rachel Griffith, University College London, IFS "Corporate Taxes and the Location of Intellectual Property" (with Helen Miller and Martin O'Connell)
Jessica Goldberg, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan "Kwacha Gonna Do? Experimental Evidence about Labor Supply in Rural Malawi"
Jonathan Robinson, University of California, Santa Cruz "Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya" (with Pascaline Dupas)
Miguel Urquiola, Columbia University "Going to a Better School: Effects and Behavioral Responses" (with Cristian Pop-Eleches)
Ann Harrison, University of California, Berkeley
David McKenzie, World Bank "When is capital enough to get female microenterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana"
Harsha Thirumurthy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "When are reminders for behavior modification effective? Experimental evidence from the use of text messages to improve medication adherence"
Marcus Goldstein, World Bank "The effects of health worker absence: Evidence from HIV testing in Kenya"
Han Kim, University of Michigan "CEO Power and Sarbanes-Oxley Act"
Laura Schechter, University of Wisconsin "Vote-Buying and Reciprocity"
Rachel Griffith, Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London "Taxes and the Location of Innovative Activity"
Gérard Roland, University of California, Berkeley "Are the Markets Afraid of Kim Jong Il?"
Brian Kovak, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, U of M
“Regional Labor Market Effects of Trade Policy: Evidence from Brazilian Liberalization” (joint with International Economics, 11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 201 Lorch Hall)
Sebastian Galiani, Washington University
“Military Service and Crime” (joint with Public Finance, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Lorch Hall)
Albert Park, Oxford University
“Family Ties and Organizational Design: Evidence from Chinese Private Firms”
Dean Yang, University of Michigan
“Remittances and the Problem of Control:A Field Experiment Among Migrants from El Salvador ”
Mariano Bosch, University of Alicante
“Minimum Wages and Earnings Inequality in Urban Mexico. Revisiting the Evidence ” (joint with Business Economics)
Han Kim, University of Michigan ***POSTPONED to March 25, 2010***
“Corporate Governance Reforms around the World”
Richard Steckel and Dongwoo Yoo, Ohio State University
“Institutions and Economic Development in Asia” (joint with Economic History)
Lakshmi Iyer, Harvard Business School
“Traveling Agents: Political Change and Bureaucratic Turnover in India ”
Bob Margo, Boston University
“Did Railroads Induce or Follow Economic Growth? Urbanization and Population Growth in the American Midwest, 1850-60” (joint with Economic History, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at 201 Lorch Hall)
Dietrich Vollrath, University of Houston
“The Agricultural Basis of Comparative Development”
(joint with International Economics, 11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 201 Lorch Hall)
Rick Hornbeck, Harvard University
Andrew W. Marcus Seminar in Applied Microeconomics
“The American Dust Bowl: Enduring Impacts and Responses ” (joint with Economic History, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at 201Lorch Hall)
Lori Beaman, Northwestern University
“Who gets the job referral? Evidence from a social networks experiment”
Joe Kaboski, Ohio State
“A Structural Evaluation of a Large-Scale Quasi-Experimental Microfinance Initiative,”
Xavier Gine, World Bank
“Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India”
Maitreesh Ghatak, London School of Economics
“Marry for What? Caste and Mate Selection in Modern India”, joint with Abhijit Banerjee (MIT), Esther Duflo (MIT), and Jeanne LaFortune (Maryland)
Xinzheng Shi, U of M PhD Student
Does intra-household flypaper effect exist? Evidence from education fee reduction reform in rural China
Yao Lu, U of M PhD Student
“Why Do Foreign Investors ‘Cherry Pick’ in Emerging Markets?”
Warren Whatley, joint with history; U of M
“Guns-For-Slaves: The 18th Century British Slave Trade in Africa.”
Frank McIntyre, Brigham Young University
"An Empirical Model of Illegal Work"
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, University of Virginia
“Family Planning and Rural Fertility Decline in Iran: A Study in Program Evaluation”
Anne Case, Princeton
(joint with Population Studies)
“Paying the Piper: The High Cost of Funerals in South Africa”
Anna Maria Mayda, Georgetown University
(joint with Business Economics and the International series)
Sujarta Visaria, Boston University
“The Distributive Impact of Reforms in Credit Enforcement:
Evidence from Indian Dept Recovery Tribunals”
Jeff Williamson, Harvard
(joint with history)
Hoyt Bleakley, Chicago
(Joint with history; Note: meets Tuesday, 4:00-5:30, Lorch 215)
Can rural electrification jump-start employment? Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Taryn Dinkelman (U-M job market candidate) - joint with Labor (in Labor time slot)
Aid and Agency in Africa: Explaining Food Disbursements Across Ethiopian Households in the Nineties. Nzinga Broussard (U-M job market candidate)
Tracing the Impact of Bank Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from an Emerging Market. Asim Khwaja, (Kennedy School of Business, Harvard) - faculty in charge: Brian Jacob
Tracing the Impact of Bank Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from an Emerging Market. Martin Wittenberg (UCT) - faculty in charge: David Lam
The Weight of Success: The Body Mass Index and Economic Well-being in South Africa. A. Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale SOM) - faculty in charge: Dean Yang
Intra-Firm Trade. Andrew Bernard (Dartmouth) - joint with BE/International (in EDTS time slot) - faculty in charge: Jagadeesh Sivadasan (Marcus Seminar, special addition)
Yao Lu (U-M job market candidate)
David Mckenzie (World Bank) - faculty in charge: Dean Yang
Jim Robinson (Harvard) - faculty in charge: Jim Levinsohn
Michael Kremer (Harvard) - joint with Applied Economics (in Applied Econ Friday time slot) (Marcus Seminar) - faculty in charge: Dean Yang
Mark Rosenzweig (Yale) - joint with Labor (in EDTS time slot) - faculty in charge: Jim Levinsohn (Marcus Seminar)
Rose Chan (U-M job market candidate) Room changed to Weill Hall 5240
Do Institutions, Ownership, Exporting and Competition Explain Firm Performance? Jan Svejnar, University of Michigan: 3240 Weill Hall, 3rd Floor Seminar Room (co-sponsored with the International Economics Seminar and Business Economics Seminar series)
Quality, Trade and the Moving Windows: Competitiveness and the Globalization Process John Sutton, London School of Economics: 3240 Weill Hall, 3rd Floor Seminar Room (co-sponsored with the International Economics Seminar and Business Economics Seminar series)
What Should the Developing Countries Do in the Context of the Current Impasse of the Doha Round? Alan Deardorff and Bob Stern, University of Michigan: 3240 Weill Hall, 3rd Floor Seminar Room (co-sponsored with the International Economics Seminar)
The Simple Economics of Extortion: Evidence from Trucking in Aceh Ben Olken, Harvard University: 3240 Weill Hall, 3rd Floor Seminar Room
TBD: 3240 Weill Hall, 3rd Floor Seminar Room
“The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Disruptions to Education, and Returns to Schooling in China” Albert Park, University of Michigan: 3240 Weill Hall, 3rd Floor Seminar Room
“The de Soto Effect: Markets, Networks, and the Polictical Economy of Property Rights ” Maitreesh Ghatak, London School of Economics: 3240 Weill Hall, 3rd Floor Seminar Room
Iodine Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Tanzania Erica Field, Harvard University: 201 Lorch Hall, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (co-sponsored with the Labor Seminar series)
The Productivity Effects of Services Liberalization Beata Javorcik, World Bank: 5240 Weill Hall, 5th Floor Seminar Room (co-sponsored with the International Economics Seminar and Business Economics Seminar series)
Monitoring works: Getting teachers to come to school Esther Duflo, MIT: 1230 Weill Hall, O'Neill Classroom (co-sponsored with the International Economics Seminar and Business Economics Seminar series)
Was Vietnam's Economic Growth in the 1990's Pro-Poor? Paul Glewwe, University of Minnesota: 1210 Weill Hall, Frey Foundation Classroom
Relative Risks and the Market for Sex: Teenagers, Sugar Daddies and HIV in Kenya Pascaline Dupas, Dartmouth College: 201 Lorch Hall, 10:00 a.m. (co-sponsored with the Business Economics and Applied Microeconomics Seminar series)
On the Output Effects of Barriers to Trade Alberto Trejos, INCAE Business School: 1210 Weill Hall, Frey Foundation Classroom
Abhijit Banerjee, MIT:1210 Weill Hall, Frey Foundation Classroom (co-sponsored with the Business Economics Seminar series)
Schooling as a Lottery: Racial Differences in School Advancement in Urban South Africa David Lam, University of Michigan: 6050 ISR, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (co-sponsored with the Labor Economics Seminar Series)
Factor Adjustment After Deregulation: Panel Evidence from Columbian Plants Adriana Kugler, University of Houston: 3240 Weill Hall, 3rd Floor Seminar Room (co-sponsored with the Business Economics Seminar series)
Pass-through at the Dock: Pricing to Currency and to Market? Gita Gopinah, Harvard University: 3240 Weill Hall, 3rd Floor Seminar Room (co-sponsored with the International Economics Seminar series)
International Financial Integration and Entrepreneurship Laura Alfaro, Harvard Business School: 3240 Weill Hall, 3rd Floor Seminar Room (co-sponsored with the International Economics Seminar and Business Economics Seminar series)
Speaker and room TBC:
Does Culture Affect Economic Outcomes? Luigi Zingales (Chicago GSB)
"Vocational Training versus General Education: Evidence from an Economy in Transition" Cristian "Kiki" Pop-Eleches (Columbia) (joint with Ofer Malamud)
Ford School Symposium on Microfinance (Keynote speaker: Jonathan Morduch, NYU). Event Details.
"Mexican Immigration and Self-Selection: New Evidence from the 2000 Mexican Census" Darren Lubotsky (U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
"The Demographic Transition and the Sexual Division of Labor" Rodrigo Soares (U. Maryland) (joint with applied micro)
"Housing, Health and Happiness" Paul Gertler (UC Berkeley and World Bank)
Industrial Evolution in Crisis-Prone Economies Jim Tybout (Penn State) (joint with International Seminar)
"Institutions, Markets and Men’s and Women’s Wage Inequality: Evidence from Ukraine" Katherine Terrell (University of Michigan)
"Some Economic Implications of Caste" Siwan Anderson (University of British Columbia)
"Returns to Health: Evidence from Exogenous Height Variation in Indonesia" Dean Yang (University of Michigan) joint with Sharon Maccini.
"Public Transfers and Intra-household Resource Allocation: Evidence from a Supplementary School Feeding Program" Farzana Afridi (University of Michigan)
"Quality Upgrading and Establishment Wage Policies: Evidence from Mexican Employer-Employee Data" Eric Verhoogen (Columbia) joint with Int’l Seminar. 11:40am - 1:00pm in room 201 Lorch Hall
"Slavery, Institutional Development and Long-Run Growth in Africa, 1400-2000" Nathan Nunn (UBC) joint with International Seminar. 11:40am - 1:00pm in room 201 Lorch Hall
"Spousal Control and Intra-Household Decision Making: An Experimental Study in the Philippines" Nava Ashraf (Harvard University) joint with Applied Microeconomics Seminar. 10:00am - 11:30am in room 201 Lorch Hall
"Trading Partners and Trading Volumes" Marc Melitz (Harvard University) joint with Applied Micro/BE seminar. 10:00am - 11:30am in room 201 Lorch Hall
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"Students Today, Teachers Tomorrow? The Rise of Affordable Private Schools" Asim Khwaja (Harvard University)
THANKSGIVING - no seminar
"Ownership Form and Contractual Inefficiency in the Indian Sugar Industry" Dilip Mookerjee (Boston University)
Albert Park (University of Michigan)
Nzinga Broussard (University of Michigan)
Jan Svejnar / Katherine Terrell (University of Michigan) "Foreign Investment, Corporate Ownership, and Development: Are Firms in Emerging Markets Catching Up to the World Standard?"
Dean Yang (University of Michigan) "Integrity for Hire: An Analysis of a Widespread Program for Combating Customs Corruption"
Jenny Hunt (McGill University) "Bribery: Who Pays, Who Refuses, What Are The Payoffs?"
Gerard Roland (University of California - Berkeley) "The Long Run Impact of Bombing Vietnam"
Marcel Fafchamps (Oxford) "Wages and Labor Management in African Manufacturing"
Richard Akresh (University of Illinois) "School Enrollment Impacts of Non-traditional Household
Erica Field. (Harvard) [Friday, Joint with Labor Seminar] "Consequences of Early Marriage for Women in Bangladesh."
Quy-Toan Do (World Bank) "Rural Vietnam in Transition"
Steve Levitt (Chicago) [joint with Microeconomics Seminar] "The Impact of Crack Cocaine."
David Levine (University of California - Berkeley) "The Effects of Industrialization on School Enrollment and Child Labor"
Mark Rosenzweig (Harvard) [Friday] [co-sponsored by Applied Microeconomics seminars] "Agricultural Development, Industrialization and Rural Inequality "
Saul Estrin (London Business School) "Privatisation Methods and Economic Growth in Transition Economies"
Jean-Marie Baland (Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix) "Land and Power and the impact of the 1958 electoral reform in Chile."
Klara Sabirianova (University of Michigan Business School) "Contract Violations, Neighborhood Effects, and Wage Arrears in Russia. "
Chris Udry (Yale) [joint with Microeconomics Seminar] "Gender, Power and Agricultural Investments in Ghana."
James Levinsohn and Justin McCrary (University of Michigan) "Incomes in South Africa Since the Fall of
Philippe Aghion (Harvard) [Friday] [co-sponsored by Applied Microeconomics seminars] "Volatility and Growth: Financial Development and the Cyclical Composition of Investment."
Thanksgiving - no seminar
Eiji Mangyo (University of Michigan)" Who Benefits More from Higher Consumption? The Intrahousehold Allocation of Nutrients in China "
Steve Berry (Yale) [joint with Microeconomics Seminar] "Product Quality and Market Size."
The Economic Development Seminar (EDS) is co-sponsored by IPC, the Ross School's Business Economics area, and the Economics Department (sponsored in part by a generous gift from Jay and Beth Rakow) of the University of Michigan.
All seminars meet on Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated).
EDS is open to graduate students and faculty engaged in economic development and research. To sign up for these seminars, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.