Fall 2013 Seminar Series

The gui²de Seminar Series is a weekly seminar hosted jointly by the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Economics Department. It features guest speakers presenting cutting edge research in development economics.

gude Fall 2013 Seminar Series

Nava Ashraf Nava Ashraf (Harvard Business School)
Paper: "Do-gooders and Doctors:  Evidence on Selection and Performance of Health Workers"
September 5th, 2013
ICC 550
4:15pm - 5:45pm

   

 

Ray Guiteras    Ray Guiteras (University of Maryland)
   Paper: "Credit Constraints, Present Bias and Investment in Health: Evidence from Micropayments for Clean Water in  Dhaka" 
   September 12th, 2013
   ICC 550
   4:15pm-5:45pm 

 

   

 

Adrienne Lucas Adrienne Lucas (University of Delaware)
Paper: "Improving Early-Grade Literacy in East Africa: Experimental Evidence from Kenya and Uganda"
September 19, 2013
ICC 550
4:15pm - 5:45pm

 

 

Erica Field Erica Field (Duke)
Paper: "Throwing the Baby out with the Drinking Water: Unintended Consequences of Arsenic Mitigation Efforts in Bangladesh"
October 3, 2013
ICC 550
4:15pm - 5:45pm

 

  

Pascaline Dupas Pascaline Dupas (Stanford)
Paper: Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment  
October 10, 2013
ICC 550
4:15pm - 5:45pm

  

 

Shawn Cole Shawn Cole (Harvard Business School)
Paper: "The Value of Advice: Evidence from Mobile Phone-Based Agricultural Extension"
October 24, 2013
ICC 550
4:15pm - 5:45pm

 

 

Xavier Gine Xavier Giné (World Bank)
Paper: "How Does Risk Management Influence Production Decisions?" 
October 31, 2013
ICC 550
4:15pm - 5:45pm

 

 

 

Andrew Foster Andy Foster (Brown)
Paper: "Spillovers, Coordination Failure, and the Consequences of Fragmentation in Rural India"
November 7, 2013
ICC 550
4:15pm - 5:45pm

 

 

upenn logo Rob Jensen (University of Pennsylvania)
Paper: "Market Size, Demand and the Growth of Firms: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India" 
November 14th, 2013
ICC 550
4:15pm - 5:45pm

 

  

Dean Karlan Dean Karlan (Yale)
Paper: "Loose Knots: Strong vs Weak Commitments to Save for Education in Uganda"
November 21, 2013
ICC 550
4:15pm - 5:45pm 

 

 

Karthik Karthik Muralidharan (UCSD)
Paper: "Payment Infrastructure and the Performance of Public Programs: Evidence from Biometric Smartcards in India" 
December 5, 2013
ICC 550
4:15pm - 5:45pm

 

 

 

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