Seminar Series – Fall 2015

A weekly seminar featuring guest speakers presenting cutting edge
research in development economics.

Debraj Ray, NYU – HDCA Conference

10 September 2015

How Individual Aspirations Shape Economic Behavior


Marcel Fafchamps, Stanford

17 September 2015

Two Sides of the Same Rupee? Comparing Demand for Microcredit and Microsaving in a Framed Field Experiment in Rural Pakistan

Co-authors: Uzma Afzal, Giovanna d’Adda, Simon Quinn, and Farah Said

Supreet Kaur, Columbia

24 September 2015

Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets


No seminar: IZA conference

1 October 2015

Francois Gerard, Columbia

8 October 2015

Hysteresis and the Social Cost of Corrective Policies: Evidence from A Temporary Energy Saving Program



Gautam Rao, Harvard

15 October 2015




Dan Bjorkegren, Brown

22 October 2015

The Adoption of Network Goods: The Spread of Mobile Phones in Rwanda



Ameet Morjaria, Northwestern

29 October 2015

Competition and Relational Contracts: Evidence from Rwanda’s Coffee Mills



Ethan Ligon, UC Berkeley

5 November 2015

Asset Transfers and Household Neediness



David Atkin, Harvard

12 November 2015

Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico



Jed Friedman, World Bank

19 November 2015

Local Spillovers from Cash Transfer Programs: Food Price Increases and Nutrition Impacts on Non-beneficiary Children


No seminar: Thanksgiving

26 November 2015

Lisa Cameron, Monash University

3 December 2015

Initial Conditions Matter: Social Capital and Participatory Development