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Microeconomics Seminar Series

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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, 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 2019 Schedule of Seminars

DateTimeVenueSpeakerPaper
Feb 2712:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Frank Schilbach (MIT)Does Poverty Lower Productivity?
March 612:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Nate Baum-Snow (Toronto)The Long-Run Effects of Neighborhood Change on Incumbent Families
March 1312:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Xavier Gine (World Bank)Targeting Inputs: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania
March 2012:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Alessandra Voena (Chicago)Age of Marriage, Weather Shocks, and the Direction of Marriage Payments
March 2712:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Jeremy Magruder (Berkeley)Irrigation in Rwanda: Farmers' responses to a massive change in the production possibility frontier
April 312:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Johannes Haushofer (Princeton)General Equilibrium Welfare Effects of Cash Transfers: Experimental Evidence from Kenya
April 1012:30 - 2:00 pmG 8-090Lucie Gadenne (Warwick)Taxation and Supplier Networks: Evidence from India
April 1712:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Maureen Cropper (UMD)Why Do Discrete Choice Approaches to Valuing Climate Amenities Yield Different Results Than Hedonic Models?
April 2412:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Rebecca Dizon-Ross (Chicago)Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time  Preferences
May 110:30 - 12:00 pmMC 10-100Esther Duflo (MIT)Leveraging Data Science, Experiments, and Informal Social Networks to Improve Immunization in India 
May 812:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Siwan Anderson (UBC)Marriage, Commitment and Social Norms: Theory and Evidence from Egypt 
May 1512:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Joana Naritomi (LSE)Job Displacement Insurance and (The Lack of) Consumption-Smoothing
May 22  No seminar
 
May 29  No seminar 
June 512:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Andrew Foster (Brown)Are There Too Many Farms in the World? Labor-Market Transaction Costs, Machine Capacities and Optimal Farm Size
June 1212:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Mar Reguant (Northwestern)Mitigating Emissions Leakage in Incomplete Carbon Markets
June 1912:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Cormac O'Dea (Yale)Insurance, Efficiency and the Design of Public Pensions
June 2612:30 - 2:00 pmMC 3-570Tristan Reed (World Bank)Interlinked Transactions and Competition: Experimental Evidence from Cocoa Markets

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Last Updated: Jun 25, 2019