Seminars

Seminar Series – Spring 2021

A weekly seminar featuring guest speakers presenting original and innovative research in development economics.

Please note that the series this semester will be held virtually on Zoom. Several seminars will be held jointly with the World Bank: all joint seminars will begin on Thursday afternoons at 12:30pm EST.  All other seminars will begin on Thursday afternoons at 3:45pm EST. A registration link will be shared with our seminar mailing list the week before.

If you would like to sign up for gui2de’s seminar mailing list you can register here.


Maria Micaela Sviatschi, Princeton University (joint with the World Bank)

February 25, 2021 | 12:30 PM EST

Hosted by gui2de

“Gangs, labor mobility and development”.


Zoe Cullen, Harvard University (joint with the World Bank)

March 4, 2021 | 12:30 PM EST

Hosted by the World Bank

“The Old Boys’ Club: Schmoozing and the Gender Gap” (joint with Ricardo Perez-Truglia).


Ray Fisman, Boston University (joint with the World Bank)

March 11, 2021 | 12:30 PM EST

Hosted by the World Bank

Rules, Discretion, and Corruption in Procurement: Evidence from Italian Government Contracting (joint with Francesco Decarolis, Paolo Pinotti, and Silvia Vannutelli).


Treb Allen, Dartmouth College (joint with the World Bank)

March 18, 2021 | 12:30 PM EST

Hosted by the World Bank

“Trucks” (with David Atkin (new window), Santiago Cantillo and Carlos Hernandez (new window))


Sheetal Sehkri, University of Virginia

March 25, 2021 | 3:45 PM EST

Hosted by gui2de

Groundwater Accessibility and Firm Behavior (new window)” (joint with Jiahua Liu).


Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics (joint with the World Bank)

April 8, 2021 | 12:30 PM EST

Hosted by gui2de

“The long shadow of viral pandemics”.


Tariq Thachil, University of Pennsylvania

April 15, 2021 | 3:45 PM EST

Hosted by gui2de

“Migrants and Machines: How Party Networks Form in an Urbanizing India”


Sara Lowes, University of California, San Diego (joint with the World Bank)

April 22, 2021 | 12:30 PM EST

Hosted by gui2de

Traditional Supernatural Beliefs and Prosocial Behavior


Claire Adida, University of California, San Diego

April 29, 2021 | 3:45 PM EST

Hosted by gui2de

“Does college shape attitudes toward diversity? Evidence from UCSD’s DEI Requirement” by Claire L. Adida, Adeline Lo, Inbok Rhee, and Sam Williams


Manisha Shah, University of California, Los Angeles (joint with the World Bank)

May 6, 2021 | 12:30 PM EST

Hosted by the World Bank

“Two Sides of Gender: Sex, Power, and Adolescence” (by Manisha Shah, Jennifer Seager, Joao Montalvao and Markus Goldstein)


Ellora Derenoncourt, University of California, Berkeley (joint with the World Bank)

May 13, 2021 | 12:30 PM EST

Hosted by gui2de


Please note:

All joint seminars with the World Bank will begin on Thursday afternoons at 12:30pm EST

All other seminars will begin on Thursday afternoons at 3:45pm EST