Seminar Series – Spring 2019

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

Please note: All seminars will take place on Thursday afternoons from 3:15-4:45pm in ICC 550

Rebecca Thornton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

February 28, 2019

Teacher Effectiveness in Africa: Longitudinal and Causal Estimates

Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College

March 14, 2019

Intergenerational Educational Mobility: New Methods and Evidence from India

Alessandra Voena, University of Chicago

March 21, 2019

Age of Marriage, Weather Shocks, and the Direction of Marriage Payments

Jeremy Magruder, University of California, Berkeley

March 28, 2019

Irrigation in Rwanda: Farmers’ responses to a massive expansion of the production possibility frontier

Lucie Gadenne, University of Warwick

April 11, 2019

Taxation and Supplier Networks: Evidence from India

Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

April 25, 2019

Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences

Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

May 2, 2019

Changes in Social Network Structure In Response to Exposure to Formal Credit Markets