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Global Indicators Group Seminar Series

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The Seminar Series is hosted by the Global Indicators Group of the Development Economics Vice Presidency. The series invites leading researchers in development economics and public policy to present their recent work in an academic-style seminar format.


Current Season - 2022/2023

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

October 12, 2022Anna Minasyan and Gabriella MontinolaUniversity of Groningen & University of California DavisGendered Aid and Women Legal Empowerment
September 14, 2022Titan AlonSena CoskunMatthias DoepkeDavid Koll and Michèle Tertilt

University of California at San Diego: Titan Alon

Northwestern University: Matthias Doepke

University of Mannheim: Sena Coskun, David Koll, Michèle Tertilt,

Wilfrid Laurier University: Brian McCaig

From Mancession to Shecession: Women's Employment in Regular and Pandemic Recessions

Paper

Previous Season - 2021/2022

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

January 20, 2021Mohammad AminWorld Bank Group, Enterprise Analysis

Exports and Female Workers in Formal Firms

Event Recording l Presentation l Paper

February 17, 2021Klaus Peter HellwigIMF

Can Disaggregated Indicators Identify Governance Reform Priorities?

Event Recording l Paper

March 17, 2021Hibret MaemirWorld Bank Group, Enterprise Analysis

Are Trade Preferences a Panacea? : The African Growth and Opportunity Act and African Exports

PresentationPaper

April 21, 2021Tea TrumbicWorld Bank Group, Women, Business and the LawWomen, Business and the Law 2021 Report
May 19, 2021Luis Felipe Cespedes, Roberto Chang and Andres Velasco

Luis Felipe Céspedes: Universidad de Chile

Roberto Chang: Rutgers University and NBER

Andrés Velasco: London School of Economics and CEPR

Credit, Employment and COVID Crisis
Paper

June 16, 2021Mohammad Amin and Domenico ViganolaWorld Bank Group, Enterprise Analysis

Does Better Access to Finance Help Firms Deal with COVID-19 Pandemic? Evidence from Firm-level Survey Data

Paper

September 29, 2021Nona Karalashvili, David Francis and Peter MurellWorld Bank Group, Enterprise Analysis & University of Maryland

Mapping the Landscape of Transactions: the Governance of Business Relations in Latin America

Paper

October 13, 2021Mohammad AminWorld Bank Group, Enterprise Analysis

Does Competition from Informal Firms Hurt Job Creation by Formal Firms?

Evidence Using Firm-Level Survey Data

Paper

November 10, 2021Asif Islam and Silvia MuziWorld Bank Group, Middle East and North Africa Region & Enterprise Analysis

Mobile Money and Investment by Women Businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa

Paper

December 8, 2021Pierre Bachas, Roberto N. Fatal-Jaef, Anders Jensen

World Bank Group, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

 

Size-dependent tax enforcement and compliance: Global evidence and aggregate implications

Paper

January 19, 2022Stephie Fried and David LagakosArizona State University & Boston University

Electricity and Productivity: A General Equilibrium Approach 

Event Recording l Paper

February 16, 2022Frederic MeunierWorld Bank Group

 

Entrepreneurship Database Project and We-Data: How did the COVID-19 impact business formation around the world?

Event Recording

March 16, 2022Brian McCaig and Nina PavcnikWilfrid Laurier University & Dartmouth University

 

Entry and Exit of Informal Firms and Development

Event Recording l Paper

April 20, 2022Roberto N. Fattal Jaef, Kaleb Abreha, Xavier Cirera, Hibret Maemir and Elwyn DaviesWorld Bank Group

 

Deconstructing the Missing Middle: Informality and Firms' Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Event Recording l Paper

May 18, 2022Erica BosioWorld Bank GroupProcurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies – A New eBook


Note: Information on upcoming events is subject to change.