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Development Research Seminar Series in Kuala Lumpur

May 19, 2017

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The Kuala Lumpur Seminar Series is hosted by the World Bank's Development Research Group (DECRG) based in the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia. The series invites leading researchers in development economics and public policy to present their recent work in an academic-style seminar format.


Current Season

2018 First Half Season

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Paper

Jan 22, 2018 Ravi Kanbur Cornell University Addressing the Anxieties of Our Time: The Work of the International Panel on Social Progress
Jan 25, 2018 Thorsten Beck Cass Business School Credit Growth and Macro Prudential Policies: Preliminary Evidence on the Firm-level
Feb 8, 2018 Shanta Devarajan World Bank Market Failures, Government Failures and the Welfare of Poor People
Mar 1, 2018 Namrata Chindarkar and Yvonne Jie Chen National University of Singapore Impact of Farm Electricity Supply Management on Farm Households-Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India
Mar 8, 2018 Maisy Wong The University of Pennsylvania Slum Upgrading and Long-Run Urban Development: Evidence from Indonesia ∞
Apr 5, 2018 Gaurav Datt Monash Business School Macro-Nutrient Prices, Food Engel Functions and Poverty Lines ∞
Apr 12, 2018 Ata Can Bertay World Bank Global Financial Development Report 2017/2018: Bankers Without Borders
Apr 19, 2018 Sui-Jade Ho Bank Negara Malaysia Returns to Scale, Productivity Measurement and Trends in U.S. Manufacturing Misallocation
Apr 26, 2018 Ghazala Mansuri World Bank TBD

∞ World Bank – University of Malaya Seminar Series. These joint seminars are hosted alternately by the World Bank and the University of Malaya.  

Note: Information on upcoming events is subject to change. 

TBD: To be determined


Previous Seasons

2017 Second Half Season

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Paper

Sep 7, 2017

Thanyaporn Chankrajang

Chulalongkorn University

The Unequal Effects of the Great Depression on Rural Households in Siam, 1930-1934: Crisis Transmission through International Rice Trade

Sep 14, 2017

Markus Brueckner

Australian National University

Inequality and GDP Per Capita: The Role of Initial Income

Sep 21, 2017 Sergio Schmukler World Bank Market Access, Corporate Borrowing, and Debt Maturity

Sep 28, 2017

Trung Hoang

Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

The Long-run and Gender-equalizing Impacts of Schooling Policies: Evidence from the First Indochina War

Oct 3, 2017

Mary Hallward-Driemeier,
William F. Maloney

World Bank

Technological Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries

Oct 26, 2017

Liang Choon Wang

Monash University

Non-Financial Incentives, Selectivity and Performance of Volunteers: Evidence from a Large Scale Natural Field Experiment

Nov 23, 2017 Donghyun Park,
Shu Tian
Asian Development Bank Do Local Currency Bond Markets Enhance Financial Stability? Some Empirical Evidence
Nov 28, 2017 Young Eun Kim World Bank Productivity and its Determinants: Innovation, Education, Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Institutions

Nov 30, 2017

Phornchanok Cumperayot

Chulalongkorn University

Linking Large Currency Swings to Fundamentals' Shocks

∞ World Bank – University of Malaya Seminar Series. These joint seminars are hosted alternately by the World Bank and the University of Malaya.
 

2017 First Half Season 

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Paper

Jan 19, 2017 Vijayendra Rao
World Bank The Anatomy of Failure: An Ethnography of a Randomized Trial to Deepen Democracy in Rural India
Jan 26, 2017 Lin Ma National University of Singapore
Pirates of Somalia: Crime and Deterrence on the High Seas
Feb 23, 2017 Filippo di Mauro
European Central Bank
Firms Level Data Analysis Reconsidered: A Novel Data Basis and a Few Applications for Policy and Research
Mar 14, 2017 Roberto Chang
Rutgers University
Incomplete Risk Sharing with Complete Markets
Mar 23, 2017 Jean N. Arlet World Bank Electricity Tariffs, Power Outages and Firm Performance: A Comparative Analysis
Mar 30, 2017 Edgar Chavez World Bank Credit Information and Firms’ Access to Finance: Evidence from a New Credit-Constrained Status Measure
April 13, 2017 Tian Huey Teh Bank Negara Malaysia Measuring Bank Risk-taking Behaviour: The Risk-taking Channel of Monetary Policy in Malaysia
April 20, 2017 Witsanu Attavanich Kasetsart University Impact of the First-Time Car Buyer Program on the Environmental Cost of Air Pollution in Bangkok
May 11, 2017 Joel D. Moore Monash University Going Green in Thailand: Upgrading in Global Organic Value Chains
May 18, 2017 Sergio Schmukler World Bank International Financial Integration of East Asia and Pacific
Jun 1, 2017 Steven Michael Pennings World Bank Shrinking Dictators: How Much Economic Growth Can We Attribute to National Leaders?
Jun 15, 2017 Woan Foong Wong University of Oregon
The Round Trip Effect: Endogenous Transport Costs and International Trade
Aug 21, 2017 Otaviano Canuto World Bank Middle Income (or Non-Convergence) Traps


2016 Second Half Season 

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Paper

Sep 1, 2016 Boon Hwa Tng Bank Negara Malaysia The Transmission of Financial Stress and Its Interactions with Monetary Policy Responses in the ASEAN-5 Economies
Sep 13, 2016 Philip O'Keefe World Bank Live Long and Prosper: Aging in East Asia and Pacific
Sep 20, 2016 Susmita Dasgupta World Bank Minimizing Ecological Damage from Road Improvement in Tropical Forests
Sep 28, 2016 Caglar Ozden World Bank The Global Migration of Talent and Tax Incentives: Evidence from Malaysia's Returning Expert Program
Oct 13, 2016 Hwok-Aun Lee,
Muhammed Abdul Khalid

University of Malaya,
Khazanah Research Institute
Is Inequality in Malaysia Really Going Down? A Puzzle Explored
Oct 27, 2016 Norman Loayza World Bank Informality in the Process of Development and Growth
Nov 3, 2016 Luis Servén World Bank Openness, Specialization, and the External Vulnerability of Developing Countries
Nov 17, 2016 Shirly Wong Siew Ling Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Measuring Business Cycle Fluctuations: An Alternative Precursor to Economic Crises
Nov 24, 2016 Mohd Yusof Saari
Universiti Putra Malaysia Sources of Income Growth and Inequality across Ethnic Groups in Malaysia, 1970-2000
Dec 1, 2016 Julien Labonne University of Oxford Incumbent Advantage, Voter Information and Vote Buying
Dec 8, 2016 Yong Wang Peking University International Trade and Non-Convergence Trap for Middle-Income Countries


2016 First Half Season 

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Paper

Feb 4,
2016

Martin Kanz

World Bank

Moral Incentives: Experimental Evidence from Repayments of an Islamic Credit Card
Feb 18, 2016 Hai-Anh H. Dang World Bank Welfare Dynamics Based on Synthetic Panels Using Objective and Subjective Data: The Case of the Arab World
Mar 3,
2016
John Giles World Bank Migrant Labor Markets and the Welfare of Rural Households in the Developing World: Evidence from China
Mar 17, 2016 Saumik Paul University of Nottingham Structural Transformation, Growth Incidence and Inequality
Mar 30,
2016
Govinda Timilsina World Bank The Benefits of Regional Electricity Cooperation and Trade: Lessons from South Asia
Apr 7,
2016
Norman Loayza World Bank The Local Impact of Mining on Poverty and Inequality
Apr 14, 2016 Dean Jolliffe World Bank A Global Headcount of Extreme Poverty: A Review of Data, Assumptions and Methods used by the World Bank to Count Poor People
June 2, 2016 Michael Woolcock World Bank Using Cases and Case Studies in Development: Causal Inference, Extrapolation, Diagnostics
Jun 23, 2016 Emily Beam National University of Singapore  Fertility Choices and Inter-Ethnic Resource Competition in Malaysia
Jun 30, 2016 Hiau Looi Kee World Bank Trade Frauds, Trade Elasticities and Non-Tariff Measures
July 28, 2016 Steven Michael Pennings World Bank The Seasonality of Conflict