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 Spring 2014 Seminar Series

Ben Olken Ben Olken (MIT)
Paper: "Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Incentive Pay for Tax Collectors"
January 16th, 2014
Old North 205 
12:00-1:45pm

 

 

Weil David Weil (Brown University)
Paper: "Malaria and Early African Development: Evidence from the Sickle Cell Trait"
January 30th, 2014
ICC 550
4:15pm-5:45pm 

 

 

Blattman Chris Blattman (Columbia)
Paper: "Employing and empowering marginalized women: A randomized trial of microenterprise assistance"
February 6th, 2014
ICC 550
4:15pm - 5:45pm

 

 

 

 

Tavneet Suri Tavneet Suri (MIT Sloan School of Business) *CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*
Paper: "There is No Free House: Ethnic Patronage and Property Rights in a Kenyan Slum"
February 13th, 2014
Old North 205 
4:15pm - 5:45pm

 

 

 

Ariel Ben Yishay Ariel Ben Yishay (University of New South Wales)
Paper: "Childhood Shocks and Trust in Adulthood: Impacts of Early-Life Rainfall in Sub-Saharan Africa"
February 20th, 2014
ICC 550
4:15pm - 5:45pm

  

 

Seema Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern)
Paper: "Why Are Indian Children Shorter than African Children?"
February 27th, 2014
Old North 205 
4:15pm - 5:45pm

  

 

 

Hoyt Bleakley Hoyt Bleakley (University of Chicago)
Paper: "Up from Poverty?  The 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery and the Long-run Distribution of Wealth"
March 6th, 2014
Old North 205 
4:15pm - 5:45pm

  

 

Miguel Urquiola Miguel Urquiola (Columbia University)
Paper: "
The big sort:  College reputation and labor market outcomes"
March 20th, 2014
Old North 205 
4:15pm - 5:45pm

  

 

Prashant Bharadwaj Prashant Bharadwaj (UCSD)
Paper: 
"Perverse Consequences of Well Intentioned Regulation: Evidence from India's Child Labor Ban"

April 3rd, 2014
Old North 205 
4:15pm - 5:45pm

   

Annamaria Milazzo Annamaria Milazzo (World Bank))
Paper: "Why Are Adult Women Missing? Son Preference and Maternal Survival in India"
April 10th, 2014
Old North 205 
4:15pm - 5:45pm

  

 

 

Dean Yang Dean Yang (Michigan)
Paper: TBA  
April 24th, 2014
Old North 205 
4:15pm - 5:45pm

  

 

Kiki Pop-Eleches Kiki Pop-Eleches (Columbia)
Paper: TBA
May 1st, 2014
Old North 205 
4:15pm - 5:45pm