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Poverty & Applied Microeconomics Seminar Series

February 14-May 22, 2024
Washington, DC
The World Bank

The Poverty & Applied 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, agriculture, 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.


Spring 2024 Schedule of Seminars

For connection information, contact Rina Bonfield (abonfield@worldbank.org).

DateTimeVenueSpeakerPaper
Wednesday
February 14, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Gabriel Kreindler (Harvard University)Optimal Public Transportation Networks: Evidence from the World's Largest Bus Rapid Transit System in Jakarta
Wednesday
February 21, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Eliana La Ferrara (Harvard University) 
Wednesday
February 28, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Mazhar Waseem (University of Manchester) 
Wednesday
March 6, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Pam Jakiela (Williams College) 
Wednesday
March 13, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Michael Kremer (University of Chicago) 
Wednesday
March 20, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Imran Rasul (University College London) 
Wednesday
March 27, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Nishith Prakash (Northeastern University) 
Wednesday
April 3, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Francis Annan (UC Berkeley) 
Wednesday
April 10, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Gabriel Tourek (University of Pittsburgh) 
Wednesday
April 17, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Onur Altindag (Bentley University) 
Wednesday
April 24, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Vittorio Bassi (University of Southern California) 
Wednesday
May 1, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Lauren Bergquist (Yale University) 
Wednesday
May 8, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Dean Karlan (Northwestern University) 
Wednesday
May 15, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-850Nicolás de Roux (Universidad de los Andes) 
Wednesday
May 22, 2024
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570TBD 

 

Development Research Group Winter 2024 Seminar Series

This short and intense winter series, which takes place while the regular microeconomics seminar series is on hiatus, contains talks on all topics related to development economics by predominantly junior scholars.

DateTimeVenueSpeakerPaper
Monday
January 8, 2024
12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Florian Grosset (Columbia University)Complementarities in Labor Supply
Tuesday
January 9, 2024
12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Lisa Ho (MIT)Bringing Work Home: Flexible Arrangements as Gateway Jobs for Women in West Bengal
Wednesday
January 10, 2024
12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Louise Paul-Delvaux (Harvard University)Minimum Wage and Gender Gaps: Evidence from Morocco
Thursday
January 11, 2024
12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Emilia Brito (Brown University)The Caregiving Penalty: Caring for Sick Parents and the Gender Pay Gap

Tuesday
January 17, 2024

12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Yulu Tang (Harvard University)

To Follow the Crowd? Benefits and Costs of Migrant Networks

Note: Due to inclement weather, this seminar was moved from January 16

Thursday
January 18, 2024
12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Felipe Camelo (New York University)Capital Allocation and Firm Dynamics in Small Open Economies
Monday
January 22, 2024
12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Emir Murathanoglu (Michigan University)When the Weather Turns: Coping With Shocks Through International Migration in the Presence of Search Frictions
Tuesday
January 23, 2024
12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Layane Alhorr (Harvard KSG)Virtual Windows Through Glass Walls? Digitization for Mobility-Constrained Female Entrepreneurs.
Wednesday
January 24, 2024
12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Marie-Louise Decamps (Northwestern University)Shifting Landscapes: The Impact of Agricultural Innovation on Deforestation
Thursday
January 25, 2024
12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Zhenxuan Wang (Duke University)Bridge or Barrier to Net Zero? Gas Infrastructure Expansion and the Cost of Electrification
Monday
January 29, 2024
12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Fabrizio Leone (ECARES)Global Robots
Tuesday
January 30, 2024
12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Amory Gethin (PSE)Distributional Growth Accounting: Education and the Reduction of Global Poverty, 1980-2022
Wednesday
January 31, 2024
12:30 - 2:00pm ETMC 7-100Mahounan Yedomiffi (UIUC)Does Parental Involvement Improve Student Learning? The Role of Monitoring

 

Fall 2023 Schedule of Seminars

For connection information, contact Rina Bonfield (abonfield@worldbank.org).

DateTimeVenueSpeakerPaper
Wednesday
August 30, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Adam Osman (University of Illinois at Urbana Chapaign)The Demand for Mobility: Evidence from an Experiment with Uber Riders                                          
Wednesday
September 6, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Reshmaan Hussam (Harvard Business School)The Household at Work: Evidence from a Refugee Camp
Wednesday
September 13, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Teresa Molina (University of Hawaii)Conditional Cash Transfers, Schooling Decisions, and Export Manufacturing
Wednesday
September 20, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Monica Lambon-Quayefio (University of Ghana)Technology Options for Labour Market Efficiency: Emerging Evidence from Ghana
Wednesday
September 27, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Lucas Zavala (DIME, World Bank)Quality Regulation Creates and Reallocates Trade
Wednesday
October 4, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Jason Kerwin (University of Minnesota)Reading for Life: Lasting Impacts of a Literacy Intervention in Uganda
Wednesday
October 11, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Guilherme Lichand (Stanford Graduate School of Education)Parent-Bias
Wednesday
October 18, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Louis Preonas (University of Maryland)Blackouts: The Role of India’s Wholesale Electricity Market
Wednesday
October 25, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Sarah Deschênes (Northwestern University)Expanding Access to Schooling in Nigeria: Impact on Marital Outcomes
Wednesday
November 1, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Tarek Ghani (Washington University)Can Digital Aid Deliver During Humanitarian Crises?
Wednesday
November 8, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Jing Cai (University of Maryland)Effect of Referring Business Partners on Firm Networks and Performance
Wednesday
November 15, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Farzana Afridi (Indian Statistical Institute)Social Networks, Gender Norms and Labor Supply: Experimental Evidence Using a Job Search Platform
Wednesday
November 29, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Pascaline Dupas (Stanford University)Keeping Up Appearances: An Experimental Investigation on Social Pressure and Relative Ranks
Wednesday
December 6, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Cristian Pop-Eleches (Columbia University)The Effects of a STEM High School Curriculum

 

Spring 2023 Schedule of Seminars

For connection information, contact Rina Bonfield (abonfield@worldbank.org).

DateTimeVenueSpeakerPaper
Wednesday
February 15, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Samuel Bazzi (UCSD)Information, Intermediaries, and International Migration
Wednesday
February 22, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Eoin McGuirk (Tufts)Development Mismatch: Evidence from Land Use Conversions in Pastoral Africa
Wednesday
March 1, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Saravana Ravindran (National University of Singapore)Violent Discipline and Child Behavior: The Short- and Medium-term Effects of Virtual Parenting Support to Caregivers in Jamaica
Wednesday
March 8, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis (UPenn, UAB)Excess of Transfer Progressivity in the Village
Wednesday
March 15, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Guy Grossman (UPenn)When Refugee Presence Increases Incumbent Support through International Development
Tuesday
March 21, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 2-520Julian Jamison (University of Exeter)

Empirical Facts about Normative Values and Evaluating the Future

Note: This seminar is co-sponsored by eMBed and the Poverty & Equity Global Practice

Wednesday
March 22, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Diana Moreira (UC Davis)Who Benefits from Meritocracy?
Wednesday
March 29, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Jonas Hjort (University Colleage London)Input Sourcing in Lopsided Low-income Economies
Wednesday
April 5, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Claudio Ferraz (U British Columbia)When Democracy Refuses to Die: Evaluating a Training Program for New Politicians
Wednesday
April 12, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-850Namrata Kala (MIT)Environmental Permits, Regulatory Capacity, and Firm Outcomes
Wednesday
April 19, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Juan-Pablo Montero (PUC-Chile)Pricing Congestion to Increase Traffic: The Case of Bogotá
Wednesday
April 26, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-850Dilip Mookherjee (Boston U)How Do Voters Respond to Welfare vis-a-vis Public Good Programs? An Empirical Test of Political Clientelism
Wednesday
May 3, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Fred Finan (UC Berkeley)Combating Political Corruption with Policy Bundles
Wednesday
May 10, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Simon Quinn (University of Oxford)Matching, Management and the Search for Work: A Field Experiment Using Mechanism Design
Wednesday
May 17, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Garance Genicot (Georgetown U)Measuring Upward Mobility
Wednesday
May 24, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Ethan Ligon (UC Berkeley)Risk Sharing Tests and Covariate Shocks
Wednesday
May 31, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Paulina Oliva (USC)Targeting Subsidies through Price Menus: Contract Design and Evidence from Clean Fuels
Wednesday
June 7, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ETMC 3-570Matias Busso (IDB)Signaling Specific Skills and the Labor Market of College Graduates
CANCELLED
Wednesday
June 14, 2023
12:30 - 1:45pm ET Diana Contreras Suarez (University of Melbourne)Swaying Gender Norms Around Women’s Work in Indonesia: Evidence from an Online Intervention

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Last Updated: Jan 31, 2024