Microeconomics Seminar Series

February 24, 2017


The Microeconomics Seminar Series is a weekly series hosted by the World Bank's research department. The series invites leading researchers in applied microeconomics from the fields of poverty, human development and public service delivery, agriculture and rural development, political economy, behavioral economics, private sector development, and a range of other fields to present the results of their most recent research in a seminar format.

Schedule of Seminars

Date Time  Venue Speaker Paper
Wednesday, June 28 12:30 – 2:00 pm   MC 3-570 Hanan Jacoby, World Bank Decentralizing Rent-seeking: Water and Power in Pakistan's Indus Basin
Wednesday, June 22 12:30 – 2:00 pm   MC 3-570 Quy-Toan Do, World Bank On the Speculative Poaching of African Elephants
Wednesday, June 14


12:30 – 2:00 pm  

MC 3-570 Vivian Hoffmann, International Food Policy Research Institute Relief from Usury: Impact of a Self-Help Group Lending Program in Rural India
Wednesday, June 7 12:30 – 2:00 pm  MC 3-570 Manoj Mohanan, Duke University

Different Strokes for Different Folks: Experimental Evidence on the Effectiveness of

Input and Output Incentive Contracts for Health Care Providers with Different Levels of Skills

Wednesday, May 31 12:30 – 2:00 pm  MC 3-570 Sam Asher,World Bank Dirty Politics: Mining Booms and Politician Behavior in India
Wednesday, May 24 12:30 – 2:00 pm  MC 3-570 Stephen Smith, George Washington University How Sustainable are Benefits from Extension for Smallholder Farmers? Evidence from a Randomized Phase-Out of the BRAC Program in Uganda
Wednesday, May 17 12:30 – 2:00 pm  MC 3-570 Duncan Thomas, Duke University Child health after a natural disaster
Wednesday, May 3 , 2017 12:30 – 2:00 pm   MC 3-570 Christopher Timmins, Duke University Learning by Viewing? Social Learning, Regulatory Disclosure, and  Firm Productivity in Shale Gas
April 26, 2017 12:30 – 2:00 pm MC 3-570

Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University  Decentralized Targeting of Agricultural Credit Programs: Private Agents or Local Governments?
April 12, 2017 12:30 – 2:00 pm  MC 3-570 Eli Fenichel, Yale University Ecosystem Based Management and the Wealth of Ecosystems
April 5, 2017 12:30 – 2:00 pm   MC 3-570 Tarek Ghani, Washington University of St. Louis Mobile-izing Savings with Automatic Contributions: Experimental Evidence on Present Bias and Default Effects in Afghanistan
March 29, 2017 12:30- 2:00pm MC3-570 Amy Ando, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Reducing climate-related uncertainty in outcomes of investments: When does spatial conservation portfolio diversification work best?
March 22, 2017 12:30- 2:00pm MC 3-570 Andrew Newman, Boston University Loopholes and the Evolution of Contract Form
March 15, 2017 12:30- 2:00pm MC 3-570 Gaurav Khanna (CGD & UCSD) Large-scale Education Reform in General Equilibrium: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from India
March 08, 2017 12:30- 2:00pm MC 3-570 Jessica Goldberg, University of Maryland Endowment Effects and Usage of Financial Products: Evidence from Malawi
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