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Microeconomics Seminar Series


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.

Fall 2022 Schedule of Seminars

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September 7, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ETMC 3-570Tom Vogl (UCSD)Fertility and the Education of Parents and Children in Africa                            
September 14, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ETMC 3-570Alessandra Voena (Stanford)Cultural Institutions and Structural Change: Dowries as Pensions When Sons Migrate
September 21, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ETMC 3-570David McKenzie (World Bank)Can Information and Alternatives to Irregular Migration Reduce “Backway” Migration from The Gambia?
September 28, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ETMC 3-570Jishnu Das (Georgetown)Randomized Regulation: The Impact of Minimum Quality Standards on Health Markets
October 5, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ETMC 4-301Mauricio Romero (ITAM)COVID-19 Learning Loss and Recovery: Panel Data Evidence from India
October 12, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ETMC 3-850Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale)Seasonal Poverty, Remittance Constraints, and Loans
October 19, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ETNote that this seminar has been canceled.Frank Schilbach (MIT) 
October 26, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ETMC 3-570Rebecca Dizon-Ross (University of Chicago)The Effectiveness of Personalized Policy: A Field Experiment Motivating Healthy Habits
November 2, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ETMC 3-570Michela Carlana (Harvard University)Apart but Connected: Online Tutoring and Student Outcomes
November 9, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ETMC 3-570Christina Brown (University of Chicago)Subjective versus Objective Incentives and Employee Productivity
November 16, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ETMC 3-570Marie Christelle Mabeu (Stanford University)Colonial Origins of Fertility Behaviors: Evidence on the Role of Forced Labor Migration in Burkina Faso
November 30, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ETMC 3-570Arthur Blouin (University of Toronto)Enforce or Entrust? Experimental Evidence on Combating Corruption
December 7, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ET Pierre Picard (World Bank) 
December 14, 2022
12:30 - 1:45 ET Jeanne Lafortune (PUC Chile) 


Spring 2022 Schedule of Seminars

February 17, 202212:30 - 1:45pm


Oeindrila Dube (U of Chicago)

Measuring Religion from Behavior: Climate Shocks and Religious Adherence in Afghanistan
February 24, 202212:30 - 1:45pmOnline
Clare Balboni (MIT)The Origins and Control of Forest Fires in the Tropics
March 3, 202212:30 - 1:45pmOnline
Seema Jayachandran 
(Northwestern U)
Money (Not) to Burn: Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Crop Residue Burning
March 17, 202212:30 - 1:45pmOnline
Susan Athey (Stanford)Shared Decision-Making about Contraception: An Adaptive Experiment
March 24, 202212:30 - 1:45pmOnline
Muhammad Yasir Khan (U of Pittsburgh)Mission motivation and public sector performance: Experimental evidence from Pakistan
March 31, 202212:30 - 1:45pmOnline
Nicolas Ajzenman (Sao Paulo School of Economics)Immigration, Crime, and Crime (Mis)Perceptions
April 7, 202212:30 - 1:45pmOnlineSupreet Kaur (UC Berkeley)The Social Tax: Redistributive Pressure and Labor Supply
April 21, 202212:30 - 1:45pmOnlineRohini Pande (Yale)Updating the State: Information Acquisition Costs and Public Benefit Delivery
April 28, 202212:30 - 1:45pmOnlineSiwan Anderson (U British Columbia)Harm and Harmony
May 5, 202212:30 - 1:45pmOnlineMartine Visser (U Cape Town)Image Motivation for Pro-social Behavior: Evidence from South Africa
May 12, 202212:30 - 1:45pmOnlineBenoit Decerf (World Bank)The Poverty-adjusted Life Expectancy Index: A consistent aggregation of the quantity and the quality of life
May 26, 20229:45 - 11:00amOnlineJunjie Zhang (Duke Kunshan)Carbon Leakage within Firm Ownership Networks

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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2022