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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 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.

To access the current lineup of microeconomics seminars, please visit: https://www.worldbank.org/en/research/brief/microseminar

Development Research Group Fall 2021 Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
Thursday
September 2, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT Online Natalia Rigol
(Harvard Business School)
Strategic Disclosure of Loan Officers and Graduation From Microfinance: Evidence from Chile
Thursday
September 9, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT Online Alex Eble
(Columbia University)
When bootstraps aren’t enough: Aspirations, learning, and educational supply in a low-income context
Thursday
September 23, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT Online Belinda Archibong
(Barnard College, Columbia University)
‘We Are Not Guinea Pigs’: The Effects of Negative News on Vaccine Compliance
Thursday
September 30, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT Online Sonia Bhalotra
(Warwick)
Job Displacement, Unemployment Benefits and Domestic Violence
Thursday
October 7, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT Online Pia Raffler
(Harvard)
Does Political Oversight of the Bureaucracy Increase Accountability? Field Experimental Evidence from an Electoral Autocracy
Thursday
October 14, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT Online Leopoldo Fergusson
(Universidad de los Andes)
Political Incentives and Corruption: Evidence from Ghost Students
Thursday
October 28, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT Online Luis Martinez
(Chicago Harris)
Economic and Political Effects of Fiscal Rules: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Colombia
Thursday
November 4, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT Online Sandra Rozo
(World Bank)
Life Out of the Shadows: Impacts of Amnesties in Migrant’s Life

Thursday
November 11, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EST Online Rema Hanna
(Harvard Kennedy School)
Food vs. Food Stamps: Evidence from an At-Scale Experiment in Indonesia

Thursday
December 2, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EST Online Matt Lowe
(UBC)
Religious Revival and Social Order
Thursday
December 16, 2021
12:30 – 1:45 pm EST Online Anja Sautmann (World Bank) Adaptive Experiments for Policy Choice: Phone Calls to Encourage Home Reading with Children in Kenya

 

Development Research Group Spring 2021 Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
Thursday
February 25, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm
EST
Online Maria Micaela Sviatschi (Princeton) Gangs, labor mobility and development
Thursday
March 4, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm
EST
Online Zoe Cullen
(Harvard)
The Old Boys’ Club: Schmoozing and the Gender Gap

Thursday
March 11, 2021

12:30 - 1:45pm EST Online Raymond Fisman
(Boston U)
Rules, Discretion, and Corruption in Procurement:Evidence from Italian Government Contracting
Thursday
March 18, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT Online Treb Allen
(Dartmouth)
Trucks
Thursday
April 8, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT Online Oriana Bandiera
(LSE)
The Long Shadow of Viral Pandemics
Thursday
April 22, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT
Online Sara Lowes
(Harvard)
Traditional Supernatural Beliefs and Prosocial Behavior
Thursday
May 6, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT
Online Manisha Shah
(UCLA)
Two Sides of Gender: Sex, Power, and Adolescence
Thursday
May 13, 2021
12:30 - 1:45pm EDT
Online Ellora Derenoncourt
(Berkeley)
Racial inequality, minimum wages, and the informal sector
Thursday
May 27, 2021
3:30 - 4:45 pm EDT Online Leslie Martin
(U Melbourne)
Price Discrimination, Search, and Negotiation in an Oligopoly: A Field Experiment in Retail Electricity

 

Development Research Group Winter 2020/21 Seminar Series

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

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
December 16, 2020 1:00 - 2:15pm EST Video Sandra Rozo (USC Marshall School of Business) Give Me Your Tired and Your Poor: Impact of a Large-Scale Amnesty Program for Undocumented Refugees
December 17, 2020 1:30 - 2:45pm EST Video Gaurav Khanna (UC San Diego)

Why Do the Youth Join Gangs? Employment and Crime in Medellin (Links: Paper 1 | Paper 2 | Paper 3)

January 7, 2021 1:00 - 2:15pm EST   Vesall Nourani (MIT) Multi-object Social Learning and Technology Adoption in Ghana: Learning from Friends and Reacting to Acquaintances
January 11, 2021 1:00 - 2:15pm EST Video Gabriel Tourek (MIT) Local Elites as State Capacity: How City Chiefs Use Local Information to Increase Tax Compliance in The D.R. CONGO
January 12, 2021 10:30 - 11:45am EST Video Elisa Macchi (Zurich) Worth Your Weight: Experimental Evidence on the Benefits of Obesity in Low-Income Countries
January 13, 2021 1:30 - 2:45pm EST Video Stephanie Owen (University of Michigan) College Field Specialization and Beliefs about Relative Performance: An Experimental Intervention to Understand Gender Gaps in STEM
January 14, 2021 1:00 - 2:15pm EST Video Sergio Villalvazo (UPenn) Inequality and Asset Prices during Sudden Stops
January 19, 2021 10:30 - 11:45am EST Video Inês Xavier (Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) Wealth Inequality in the US: The Role of Heterogeneous Returns
January 20, 2021 1:00 - 2:15pm EST Video Filipe Correia (Illinois) Is Corporate Credit Risk Propagated to Employees?
January 21, 2021 1:00 - 2:15pm EST Video Gabriel Englander (Berkeley) Information and Spillovers from Targeting Policy in Peru's Anchoveta Fishery
January 25, 2021 11:00 - 12:15pm EST Video Patricia Sun (Harvard) Lifting Growth Barriers for New Firms: Evidence from an Entrepreneurship Training Experiment with Two Million Online Businesses
January 27, 2021 1:00 - 2:15pm EST Video Christoph Albert (CEMFI) Immigration and Spatial Equilibrium: The Role of Expenditures in the Country of Origin
January 28, 2021 1:00 - 2:15pm EST Video Matias Moretti (NYU) The Asymmetric Pass-Through of Sovereign Risk
February 1, 2021 10:30 - 11:45am EST Video Vu Chau (Harvard) International Portfolio Investments with Trade Networks
February 2, 2021 10:30 - 11:45am EST Video Allan Hsiao (MIT) Coordination and Commitment in International Climate Action: Evidence from Palm Oil
February 3, 2021 10:30 - 11:45am EST Video Joana Duran-Franch (Toulouse) Oh, Man! What Happened to Women? The Blurring of Gender-Based Occupational Segregation
February 4, 2021 1:00 - 2:15pm EST Video Megan Lang (Berkeley) Consuming Perishable Goods in the Presence of Transaction Costs and Liquidity Constraints

 

Development Research Group Fall 2020 Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
Thursday
September 10 
12:30 - 1:45 Online Ruixue Jia
(UCSD)
Entrepreneurial Reluctance: Academic Talent and Firm Creation in China 
Thursday
September 24
12:30 - 2 pm Online Maximilian Kasy (Oxford)

How to Run an Adaptive Field Experiment

Slides: How to run an adaptive field experiment

Adaptive treatment assignment in experiments for policy choice
(joint with Anja Sautmann)
Forthcoming, Econometrica, 2020
Manuscript: adaptiveexperimentspolicy.pdf
Supplementary Appendix: adaptiveexperimentspolicy_supplement.pdf
Interactive Dashboard for your own experiment: exploration_sampling_dashboard

An Adaptive Targeted Field Experiment: Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan
(joint with Stefano Caria, Grant Gordon, Soha Osman, Simon Quinn and Alex Teytelboym)
Working paper, 2020
Manuscript: RefugeesWork.pdf

Thursday
October 1
12:30 - 2 pm Webex  Shanjun Li
(Cornell Dyson)

Transportation Policies, Urban Structure, and Equilibrium Sorting

Thursday
October 8
12:30 - 2 pm Online David Yang
(Harvard)
Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from AI Firms in China
Thursday
October 15
12:30 - 2 pm Online Gaurav Khanna
(UCSD)
The Productivity Consequences of Pollution-Induced Migration in China
Thursday
October 29
12:30 - 2 pm Online

Gilles Duranton
(Wharton) 

Urban Growth and Its Aggregate Implications
Thursday
November 5
12:30 - 1:45 pm Online Kate Baldwin
(Yale)
When Do Foreign Aid Projects Inflate Support for Incumbents? Voter Information and Political Oversight in Uganda
Thursday
November 12
12:30 - 1:45 pm Online Manuela Angelucci
(UT Austin)
Mental Health Care, Depression, and Economic Behavior: Evidence from India
Thursday
December 3
12:30 - 1:45 pm Online Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics) The Supply and Demand Effects of Financial Incentives: Experimental Evidence from Branchless Banking in Indonesia
Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:30 – 1:45 pm Online Christopher Neilson (Princeton) Teacher Compensation and Structural Inequality: Evidence from Centralized Teacher School Choice in Peru 

 

Spring 2020 Schedule of Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
Wednesday Feb 26 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

Suresh Naidu
(Columbia)

Monopsony and Employer Mis-optimization Explain

Wednesday Mar 4 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

Thomas Fujiwara
(Princeton)

Local Politicians and the Deforestation of the Amazon
Wednesday Mar 11 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

Gilles Duranton
(Wharton) CANCELLED

Mobility and congestion in urban India
Wednesday Mar 25 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

Fred Finan
(Berkeley) CANCELLED

 
Wednesday Apr 1 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

Alvaro Pedraza
Dev. Research Group, WB

Selective Communication, Stock Market Entry, and Performance

 

Wednesday Apr 8 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

Arik Levinson
(Georgetown) 
CANCELLED

 
Wednesday Apr 15 12:30 - 2 pm  G 4-001/G 7-140 Oeindrila Dube
(Chicago Harris)
CANCELLED
 
Wednesday Apr 22 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

Zoe Cullen
(Harvard Business School)
CANCELLED

 
Wednesday Apr 29 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

CANCELLED

 

 
Wednesday May 6 12:30 - 2 pm

MC 3-570

Emmanuelle Auriol
(Toulouse) 
CANCELLED

 
Wednesday May 13 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

Anne Karing
(Princeton)
CANCELLED

 
Wednesday May 20 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

Manisha Shah
(UCLA)
CANCELLED

 
Wednesday May 27 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

Sara Heller
(Michigan)
CANCELLED

 
Wednesday Jun 3 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

Basit Zafar
(Arizona State)
CANCELLED

 
Wednesday Oct 28 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570

Manuela Angelucci (UT)

 

 

Fall 2019 Schedule of Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
Sep 4 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570 Austin Wright (Chicago Harris) Rebel Capacity and Combat Tactics
Sep 11 12:30 - 2 pm MC 10-100 Ben Olken (MIT) Tax Administration vs. Tax Rates: Evidence from Corporate Taxation in Indonesia
Sep 18 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570 Jonathan Colmer (UVA) The Economics of Marine Conservation
Sep 25 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570 Karen Macours (PSE) Education, Income and Mobility: Experimental Impacts of Childhood Exposure to Progresa after 20 Years
Oct 2 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570 Rosella Calvi (Rice) Sharing the Pie: Undernutrition, Intra-household Allocation, and Poverty
Oct 9 12:30 - 2 pm MC 10-100 Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi) Interaction, Stereotypes and Performance: Evidence from South Africa
Oct 16 12:30 - 2 pm G 8-090 Rodrigo Soares (Columbia SIPA) Down the River: Glyphosate Use in Agriculture and Birth Outcomes of Surrounding Populations
Oct 23 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570 Erika Deserranno (Northwestern Kellogg) Aid Crowd-Out: The Effect of NGOs on Government-Provided Public Services
Oct 30 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570 Natalie Bau (UCLA) Misallocation and Capital Market Integration: Evidence From India
Nov 6 12:30 - 2 pm MC 9-100 Jie Bai (HKS) Quid Pro Quo, Knowledge Spillover and Industrial Quality Upgrading
Nov 13 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570 Sylvie Lambert (PSE) Adoption of improved seeds, land allocation and welfare: Evidence from DRC
Dec 4 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570 Quy-Toan Do (World Bank) Sophisticated Policy with Naive Agents: Habit Formation and Optimal Water Pricing in Vietnam
Dec 9 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570 John Firth (University of Notre Dame)
I’ve Been Waiting on the Railroad: The Effects of Congestion on Firm Production

 

Spring 2019 Schedule of Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
Feb 27 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Frank Schilbach (MIT) Does Poverty Lower Productivity?
March 6 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Nate Baum-Snow (Toronto) The Long-Run Effects of Neighborhood Change on Incumbent Families
March 13 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Xavier Gine (World Bank) Targeting Inputs: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania
March 20 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Alessandra Voena (Chicago) Age of Marriage, Weather Shocks, and the Direction of Marriage Payments
March 27 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Jeremy Magruder (Berkeley) Irrigation in Rwanda: Farmers' responses to a massive change in the production possibility frontier
April 3 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Johannes Haushofer (Princeton) General Equilibrium Welfare Effects of Cash Transfers: Experimental Evidence from Kenya
April 10 12:30 - 2:00 pm G 8-090 Lucie Gadenne (Warwick) Taxation and Supplier Networks: Evidence from India
April 17 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Maureen Cropper (UMD) Why Do Discrete Choice Approaches to Valuing Climate Amenities Yield Different Results Than Hedonic Models?
April 24 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Rebecca Dizon-Ross (Chicago) Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time  Preferences
May 1 10:30 - 12:00 pm MC 10-100 Esther Duflo (MIT) Leveraging Data Science, Experiments, and Informal Social Networks to Improve Immunization in India 
May 8 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Siwan Anderson (UBC) Marriage, Commitment and Social Norms: Theory and Evidence from Egypt 
May 15 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Joana Naritomi (LSE) Job Displacement Insurance and (The Lack of) Consumption-Smoothing
May 22     No seminar
 
May 29     No seminar  
June 5 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Andrew Foster (Brown) Are There Too Many Farms in the World? Labor-Market Transaction Costs, Machine Capacities and Optimal Farm Size
June 12 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Mar Reguant (Northwestern) Mitigating Emissions Leakage in Incomplete Carbon Markets
June 19 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Cormac O'Dea (Yale) Insurance, Efficiency and the Design of Public Pensions
June 26 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Tristan Reed (World Bank) Interlinked Transactions and Competition: Experimental Evidence from Cocoa Markets

 

Fall 2018 Schedule of Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
Sep 5 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Julien Labonne (University of Oxford) Making Policies Matter: Voter Responses to Campaign Promises
Sep 12 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Felipe Barrera-Osorio (HGSE) Delivering Education to the Underserved through a Public-Private Partnership Program in Pakistan
Sep 19 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Attila Ambrus (Duke) Informal Risk Sharing with Local Information
Sep 25 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Giacomo de Giorgi (Geneva) From Farmers to Entrepreneurs
Oct 3 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Gabriel Kreindler (Chicago/ Harvard) The Welfare Effect of Road Congestion Pricing: Experimental Evidence and Equilibrium Implications 
Oct 10 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Rachael Meager (LSE) Aggregating Distributional Treatment Effects: A Bayesian Hierarchical Analysis of the Microcredit Literature
Oct 17 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Gerard Padro-i-Miguel (Yale) Doing Business in China: The Interplay between Parental and Governmental Influence
Oct 24 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Paul Dower (Wisconsin) Land rights, rental markets, and the post-socialist cityscape
Oct 31 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Benjamin Marx (Sciences Po) Elections as Incentives: Project Completion and Visibility in African Politics
Nov 7 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Mark Agerton (UC Davis) Learning Where to Drill: Drilling Decisions and Geological Quality in the Haynesville Shale
Nov 14 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Ted Miguel (Berkeley) Skill versus Voice in Local Development
Nov 28 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Jessica Goldberg (UMD) Leveraging Patients' Social Networks to Overcome Tuberculosis Under-detection: A Field Experiment in India
Dec 5 12:00 - 1:30 pm MC 3-570 Imran Rasul (UCL) Please note this seminar is cancelled due to closure of World Bank headquarters. 
Dec 10 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Sean Higgins (Berkeley) Financial Technology Adoption


2018 Spring Schedule of Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
June 27 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Snaebjorn Gunnsteinsson The Impact of Children's Disabilities on Families
June 20 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Oyebola Okunogbe Technology, Taxation, and Corruption: Evidence from the Introduction of Electronic Tax Filing
June 13 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Fernanda Brollo The Political Economy of Program Enforcement: Evidence from Brazil
June 6 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Alex Anas The optimal mix of pricing and infrastructure expansions to alleviate traffic congestion and in-bus crowding in Grand Casablanca
May 30 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Aislinn Bohren The Dynamics of Discrimination: Theory and Evidence
May 23 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Hoyt Bleakley A Nudge to School: Triangulating the Gains
May 16 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Hanan Jacoby Governing the Commons? Water and Power in Pakistan's Indus Basin
May 9 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Mushfiq Mobarak Demand Estimation with Strategic Complementarities: Sanitation in Bangladesh
May 2 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Kristian Behrens Are clusters resilient? Evidence from Canadian textile industries
April 25 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Owen Ozier/ Pam Jakiela Gendered Language
April 18 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Alwyn Young Consistency without Inference: Instrumental Variables in Practical Application 
April 11
12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Eric Verhoogen Using Exchange Rates to Estimate Production Functions: Evidence from Colombia
April 4 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Clement Imbert Costs and Benefits of Seasonal Migration: Evidence from India
March 28 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Gautam Rao The Endowment Effect and Collateralized Loans
March 14 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Supreet Kaur The Limits of Neighborly Exchange
March 7 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Anna Alberini Response to Extreme Energy Price Changes: Evidence from Ukraine
Feb 28 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Eric Edmonds The Transmission of Gender Norms

 

2017 Schedule of Seminars

Date Time  Venue Speaker Paper
Dec 13 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Daniel Mahler The Roots of Inequality: Estimating Inequality of Opportunity from Regression Trees
Dec 6 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Asim Khwaja (HKS) Crossing Boundaries: Experimental Evidence on Access Constraints for Women
Nov 29 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Juliano Assuncao (PUC-Rio, Brazil) Electrification, Agricultural Productivity and Deforestation in Brazil
Nov 15 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Jishnu Das (World Bank) Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools
Nov 8 12:30 - 2:00 pm   Paul Niehaus (UCSD) General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs: Experimental Evidence from India
Nov 1 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Anthony Keats (Wesleyan) What Can We Learn from Babies Born During Health-Worker Strikes?
Oct 25 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Robyn Meeks (Duke) Grid versus Off-grid in Nepal: Heterogeneity in Electricity Services and Enterprise Development
Oct 18 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Imran Rasul (UCL) Tackling Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labor Market Experiment in Uganda
Oct 11 12:30 - 2:00 pm I 4-020 Henrik Kleven (LSE Princeton) Wealth Taxation and Wealth Accumulation: Theory and Evidence from Denmark
Oct 4 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Emily Breza (Harvard) Information Delivery Under Endogenous
Communication: Evidence from the Indian
Demonetization
Sep 27 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Shing-Yi Wang (Wharton) Property Rights, Land Misallocation and Agricultural Efficiency in China
Sep 20 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Jing Cai (Maryland) Interfirm Relationships and Business Performance
Sep 12 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Francisco Ferreira Ageing Poorly? Accounting for the decline in earnings inequalityin Brazil, 1995-2012 
Sept 6 12:30 – 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Antonio Bento, USC, NBER; Kevin Roth, UC-Irvine; Andrew Waxman, Arizona State University Avoiding Traffic Congestion Externalities? The Value of Urgency
Jun 28 12:30 – 2:00 pm   MC 3-570 Hanan Jacoby, World Bank Decentralizing Rent-seeking: Water and Power in Pakistan's Indus Basin
Jun 22 12:30 – 2:00 pm   MC 3-570 Quy-Toan Do, World Bank On the Speculative Poaching of African Elephants
Jun 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
Jun 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

May 31 12:30 – 2:00 pm  MC 3-570 Sam Asher,World Bank Dirty Politics: Mining Booms and Politician Behavior in India
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
May 17 12:30 – 2:00 pm  MC 3-570 Duncan Thomas, Duke University Child health after a natural disaster
May 3 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
Apr 26 12:30 – 2:00 pm MC 3-570

Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University  Decentralized Targeting of Agricultural Credit Programs: Private Agents or Local Governments?
Apr 12 12:30 – 2:00 pm  MC 3-570 Eli Fenichel, Yale University Ecosystem Based Management and the Wealth of Ecosystems
Apr 5 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
Mar 29 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?
Mar 22 12:30- 2:00pm MC 3-570 Andrew Newman, Boston University Loopholes and the Evolution of Contract Form
Mar 15 12:30- 2:00pm MC 3-570 Gaurav Khanna (CGD & UCSD) Large-scale Education Reform in General Equilibrium: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from India
Mar 8 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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