Seminar Series – Spring 2016

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

Rema Hanna, Harvard University

11 February 2016

Deal with the Devil: The Successes and Limitations of Bureaucratic Reform in India



Gautam Rao, Harvard University

18 February 2016

Social Image and Status Goods: Experimental Evidence from Platinum Credit Cards in Indonesia



Kelsey Jack, Tufts University

25 February 2016

Seasonal liquidity constraints and agricultural productivity: Evidence from Zambia


Thomas Fujiwara, Princeton University

3 March 2016




Spring Break

10 March 2016


24 March 2016

Dina Pomeranz, Harvard University

31 March 2016

Dodging the Taxman: Firm Misreporting and Limits to Tax Enforcement



Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University

7 April 2016

Do Consumers Benefit from Supply Chain Intermediaries? Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Edible Oils Market in Bangladesh



Sebastian Galiani, University of Maryland

14 April 2016

Stirring Up a Hornets’ Nest: Geographic Distribution of Crime



David McKenzie, World Bank

21 April 2016

Identifying and Spurring High-Growth Entrepreneurship: Experimental Evidence from a Business Plan Competition


Debraj Ray, New York University

28 April 2016

Groups in Conflict: Size Matters, But Not in the Way You Think


Bread Conference

29 April 2016

Bread Conference Program