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Winter 2021

April 15, Thomas Fujiwara (Princeton)

April 8, Erika Deserranno (Northwestern)

April 1, Kelsey Jack (UC Santa Barbara)

March 25, Natalie Bau (UCLA)

March 18, Erica Field (Duke)

March 11, Gianmarco Leon (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Fall 2020

December 3, Ama Baafra Abeberese (Wellesley College)

November 12, Natalia Rigol (Harvard University)

November 5, Laura Boudreau (Columbia University)

October 29, David Yang (Harvard University)

October 15, Jie Bai (Harvard University)

October 8, Gustavo Bobonis (University of Toronto)

October 1, Belinda Archibong (Columbia University)

September 24, Ruixue Jia (UC San Diego)

September 17, Obeid Ur Rehman (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student)

Fall 2019

December 5, Kate Casey (GSB, Stanford University)

November 21, Jakob Svensson (Stockholm University)

November 7, Asim Khwaja (Harvard Kennedy School)

October 31, Rebecca Dizon-Ross (Booth, University of Chicago)

October 24, Jenny Aker (Tufts University)

October 10, Shing-Yi Wang (University of Pennsylvania)

October 3, Luis Baldomero Quintana (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student)

September 26, Hang Yu (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student)

September 19, Huayu Xu (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student)

September 16, Bhanu Gupta (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student)

Winter 2019

April 18, Pamela Jagger (SEAS University of Michigan)

April 11, Eduardo Montero (University of Michigan)

April 4, Nilesh Fernando (Notre Dame)

March 28, Raul Sanchez de la Sierra (UC Berkeley, Haas)

March 21, Elisa M. Maffioli (University of Michigan)

March 14, Maria Micaela Sviatschi (Princeton)

Fall 2018

December 6, Yusuf Neggers (Ford School)

November 29, Ameet Morjaria (Kellogg)

November 15, Paul Novosad (Dartmouth)

November 8, Owen Ozier (World Bank)

November 1, Davit Atkin (MIT)

October 25, Amit Khandelwal (Columbia Business School)

October 18, Tavneet Suri (MIT Sloan)

October 11, Sara Lowes (University of Bocconi)

October 4, Vybhavi Balasundharam (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student)

September 20, Meera Mahadevan (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student)

September 6, Catalina Franco (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student)

Winter 2018

April 10, Saumitra Jha, Swords into Bank Shares: Financial Innovations and Innovators in Mitigating Political Violence

April 6, Supreet Kaur, Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply

March 22, Hannes Malmberg, How does the efficiency of skilled labor vary across rich and poor countries? An analysis using industry and trade data

March 15, Paul Niehaus, Authentication and Targeted Transfers: Experimental Evidence from India

March 8, Atheendar Venkataramani, Early Life Adversity, Biological Adaptation, and Human Capital

Fall 2017

November 16, Catherine Wolfram, Experimental Evidence on the Economics of Rural Electrification, joint with Ken Lee and Ted Miguel

November 2, Victoria Baranov, Maternal Depression, Parenting Behaviors and Child Development: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial

October 23, Carol Shiue, Social Mobility in the Long Run: An Analysis with Five Linked Generations in China, 1300-1900​

September 28, David I. Levine (University of California, Berkeley), Working With Community Health Workers to Increase Use of ORS and Zinc to Treat Child Diarrhea In Uganda: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

September 21, Jishnu Das (World Bank), Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools

September 12, Marlous van Waijenburg, Financing the African Colonial State: The Revenue Imperative and Forced Labor

September 7, David McKenzie, Growing Markets through business training for female entrepreneurs: A market-level randomized experiment in Kenya

Winter 2017

March 16, Seema Jayachandran, Environmental externalities and intrahousehold inefficiencies

March 23, Pablo Querubin, Nation Building Through Foreign Intervention: Evidence from Discontinuities in Military Strategies

March 30, Harsha Thirumurthy, Promoting the takeup of preventive health interventions with alternative incentive strategies: evidence from two randomized controlled trials in Kenya

April 6, Chang-Tai Hsieh, How Destructive is Innovation?

April 13, Emily Breza, Measuring the Equilibrium Impacts of Credit: Evidence From the Indian Microfinance Crisis

Fall 2016

September 15, C. Austin Davis (University of Michigan, PhD student), Why Did Brazilian Farmers Suddenly Adopt Old Technology?

September 22, Alexander Russov (University of Michigan, PhD student), Labor Market Opportunities and Fertility

September 29, Salma Khalid (University of Michigan, PhD student), Image Motivation and the Willingness to Pay for Preventative Health Care Products: The Impact of Conformity and Status Seeking

October 6, Alexander Persaud (University of Michigan, PhD student), Risk mitigation and selection under forward contracts: 19th-century Indian indentureship

October 13, Ben Thompson (University of Michigan, PhD student)

October 20, Reka Juhasz (Columbia University). This is an Andrew W. Marcus Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

October 27, Ben Faber (University of California, Berkeley). This is an Andrew W. Marcus Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

November 3, Andreas Menzel (CERGE-EI) and Christopher Woodruff (Oxford), Gender Wage Gaps and Worker Mobility: Evidence from the Garment Sector in Bangladesh

November 10, Veronica Frisancho (Inter-American Development Bank), Peer Effects and Academic Achievement: Experimental Evidence from Ability Grouping in Mexico

November 17, Nicolas de Roux (Columbia University), Marcela Eslava (Universidad de los Andes), Santiago Franco (Universidad de los Andes), Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University), Using Exchange Rates to Estimate Production Functions: Evidence from Colombia

December 1, Imran Rasul (University College London), The Returns to Training in a Low-Income Labor Market: Evidence from a Field Experiment and Structural Model. ​​The paper is joint with Livia Alfonsi (BRAC), Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Vittorio Bassi (UCL), Robin Burgess (LSE), Munshi Sulaiman (BRAC) and Anna Vitali (BRAC).

December 8, Chris Blattman (University of Chicago), Donald Green (Columbia University), Daniel Ortega (CAF), Santiago Tobón (Universidad de los Andes), The effects of state presence on urban crime and state legitimacy: Experimental evidence from policing and municipal services in Bogotá

Winter 2016

March 17, Achyuta Adhvaryu (University of Michigan; Ross School of Business), Salt Iodization and the Enfranchisement of the American Worker

March 24, Rachel Heath (University of Washington), Migrants, Information, and Working Conditions in Bangladeshi Garment Factories” (Co-authored with Tyler McCormick)

April 1, Kelsey Jack (Tufts University), Charging Ahead: Prepaid Metering and Electricity use in South Africa

April 7, Chris Udry (Yale University), Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali

April 14, Michael Callen (Harvard Kennedy School), Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan

Fall 2015

September 10, Johannes Norling (University of Michigan, PhD student), When Girls Are Not Missing: A New Framework for Uncovering Variety in Parents’ Preferences for Sons and Daughters

September 17, Yogesh Uppal (Youngstown State University), Do Criminally Accused Politicians Affect Economic Outcomes Evidence from India

September 24, Prachi Jain (University of Michigan, PhD student), Moral Hazard in Risk Sharing? The Role of Social Ties

October 1, Paolo Abarcar (University of Michigan, PhD student), Do Employers Value Return Migrants? An Experiment on the Returns to Foreign Work Experience

October 8, Austin Davis (University of Michigan, PhD student), Why Did Brazilian Farmers Suddenly Adopt Old Technology?

 October 15, Gaurav Khanna (University of Michigan, PhD student), Large-Scale Education Reform in General Equilibrium: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from India

 October 22, Ruixue Jia (University of California- San Diego), Elite Recruitment and Political Stability: The Impact of the Abolition of China’s Civil Service Exam

October 30-31, ​Micro-enterprises and SMEs: Overcoming Growth Constraints. Speakers include David Atkin, MIT; Jing Cai, University of Michigan; Marcel Fafchamps, Stanford University; Nan Jia, USC; Imran Rasul, UCL; William Jack, Georgetown University; Sebastian Galiani, University of Maryland; Albert Park, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Daniel Yi Xu, Duke University, and Bo Zhao, University of Hong Kong.

November 5, Valentina Duque (IPC Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan; PhD Candidate in Social Policy at the School of Social Work at Columbia University, a Mellon interdisciplinary fellow, and a fellow at the Columbia Population Research Center), Early-life Conditions, Parental Investments, and Child Development: Evidence from a Violent Country

November 13, Molly Lipscomb (University of Virginia)

November 19, Paul Gertler (University of California, Berkeley)

December 3, Rohini Pande (Harvard University)

Winter 2015

March 12, Duncan Thomas (Duke University), Child Health after a Natural Disaster

March 19, Katherine (Kate) Casey (Stanford GSB)

March 26, Oeindrila Dube (New York University). This is an Andrew W. Marcus Seminar in Applied Microeconomics

April 2, Erica Field (Duke University)

April 9, Daniel Bennett (University of Chicago- Harris School of Public Policy)

April 16, Nick Bloom (Stanford University)

Fall 2014

September 11, Ryoko Sato (University of Michigan, PhD student), Measuring the Role of Psychic Costs and Peers in Vaccine Take-up

September 18, Anne Fitzpatrick (University of Michigan, PhD student), The Effect of Customer Information on the Price and Quality of Antimalarial Drugs

September 25, Rob Jensen (University of Pennsylvania)

October 2, Michael Olabisi (University of Michigan, PhD student), Estimating Uncertain Trade: How Demand Volatility Influences Exporters

October 10, Ujjayant Chakravorty (Tufts University)

October 16, Shing-Yi Wang (Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania), How Do Remittances Respond to Income Fluctuations? Evidence from Matched Administrative Data

October 23, Michael Kremer (Harvard University)

October 30, Anant Nyshadham (University of Southern California)

November 13, Garance Genicot (Georgetown University). This is a Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics (MITRE) Guest speaker and is cosponsored by the Department of Economics and the “Rakow Seminar in Economic Transition & Development.”

November 20, Andrew Foster (Brown University), Household Recombination and Retrospective Evaluation: Evidence from the Matlab Health and Family Planning Program

December 5, Rema Hanna (Harvard – Kennedy School)

Winter 2014

March 10, Samuel Bazzi (Boston University), Skill Transferability, Migration, and Development: Evidence from Population Resettlement in Indonesia

March 17, Tom Vogl (Princeton University)

March 27, Johannes Haushofer (MIT), Household Response to Income Changes: Evidence from an Unconditional Cash Transfer Program in Kenya

April 3, Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University), Risk, Insurance and Wages in General Equilibrium

April 10, Sheetal Sekhri (University of Virginia)

April 18, Pranab Bhardan (University of California, Berkeley), Land and Equity in Economic Development: Some Under-studied Issues

April 24, Martin Wittenberg (University of Cape Town)

Fall 2013

September 19, Caroline Theoharides (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student)

September 26, Laura Zimmerman (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student)

October 3, Achyuta Adhvaryu (University of Michigan), Salt Iodization and the Enfranchisement of the American Worker

October 10, Ajay Shenoy (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student), Market Failures and Misallocation: The Costs of Factor and Financial Market Failures in Rural Thailand

October 17, Paulina Oliva (University of California, Santa Barbara)

October 24, Dean Karlan (Yale University)

November 14, Pascaline Dupas (Stanford University), The Daily Grind: Cash Needs, Labor Supply and Self-Control

November 21, Matias Busso (Inter-American Development Bank), Pedagogical Change in Mathematics Teaching: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial

December 5, Nava Ashraf (Harvard Business School)

Winter 2013

March 14, Bertil Tungodden (Norwegian School of Economics (NHH))

March 29, Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics)

April 11, Shawn Cole (Finance Unit, Harvard Business School), The Value of Advice: Evidence from Mobile Phone-Based Agricultural Extension (with A. Nilesh Fernando)

Fall 2012

September 13, Jessica Hoel (University of Michigan, PhD student), Heterogeneous Households: Laboratory Evidence of the Ecological Fallacy in Tests of Models of the Household

September 20, Emily Beam (University of Michigan, PhD student, Gerald R. School of Public Policy and Department of Economics)

September 27, Susie Godlonton (University of Michigan, PhD student, Gerald R. School of Public Policy and Department of Economics), Employment Risk and Performance

October 4, Kate Ambler (University of Michigan, PhD student), Don’t Tell on Me: Experimental Evidence of Asymmetric Information in Transnational Households

October 11, Annika Mueller (Harvard University), In the Public Eye: Distributional Choices in Rural Malawi under Perfect and Imperfect Information

November 1, Brian Min (University of Michigan), Distributing Power: Evidence on Public Goods Provision by Satellite

November 6, Suresh Naidu (Columbia University), When the Levee Breaks: Black Migration and Economic Development in the American South

November 15, Melissa Dell (MIT), Path dependence in development: Evidence from the Mexican Revolution

November 29, Eliana La Ferrara (Università Bocconi), Conflict, Climate and Cells: A disaggregated analysis (joint with M. Harari)

December 6, Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern University), Incentives to Teach Badly: After-School Tutoring in Developing Countries

Winter 2012

March 8, Katja Maria Kaufmann (Università Bocconi), Learning about the Enforcement of Conditional Welfare Programs and Behavioral Responses: Evidence from Bolsa Familia in Brazil

March 15, Silvia Prina (Case Western Reserve University), Do Basic Savings Accounts Help the Poor to Save? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nepal

March 22, Rema Hanna (Harvard University), Up in Smoke: The Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves in the Presence of Household Behavior (with E. Duflo and M. Greenstone)

March 29, Emily Oster (University of Chicago), Do Call Centers Promote School Enrollment? Evidence from India

April 12, Romain Wacziarg (University of California, Los Angeles), Economic Integration and Structural Change

April 13, Imran Rasul (University College London), Leaders and Followers: A Case Study of Papal Influences on Fertility Preferences and Behavior

Fall 2011

September 8, Claudio Ferraz (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro), Does Oil Make Leaders Unaccountable? Evidence from Brazil’s Offshore Oil Boom

September 15, Raj Arunachalam (University of Michigan), Compensated for Life: Sex Work and Disease Risk (with Manisha Shah)

September 22, Slesh Shrestha (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student), Human Capital Responses to Skilled Migration Prospects: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Nepal

October 6, Martina Björkman (Università Bocconi, Milan), Community Based Monitoring: Experimental Evidence on Design and Long Run Impact

October 13, Giacomo De Giorgi (Stanford University), The Price Effects of Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers

October 20, Taryn Dinkelman (Dartmouth College), Investing in schooling in Chile: The role of 

information about financial aid for higher education

October 27, Simone Schaner (Dartmouth College), Intrahousehold Preference Heterogeneity, Commitment, and Strategic Savings: Theory and Evidence from Kenya, Joint Seminar with Labor Economics

November 3, Charles Sprenger (Stanford University), Uncertainty Equivalents: Testing the Limits of the Independence Axiom

November 10, Michael Clemens (Center for Global Development), The effects of international migration on Filipino households: Evidence from a policy discontinuity

November 17, Manuela Angelucci (University of Michigan), Migration and Financial constraints: Evidence from Mexico

December 1, Aprajit Mahajan (Stanford University)

December 8, Juan Carlos Hallak (Universidad de San Andrés), Lifting the Domestic Veil: The Challenges of Exporting Differentiated Goods Across the Development Divide (with Alejandro Artopoulos and Daniel Friel), Joint Seminar with Business Economics and International Economics

Winter 2011

March 10, Habiba Djebbari (University Laval), Cash transfers and children’s living arrangements in South Africa

March 17, Elodie Djemai (University of Michigan), HIV and Access to Road

March 24, Isaac Mbiti (Southern Methodist University), Elite Secondary Schools and Student Achievement: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Kenya

April 7, Murray Leibbrandt (University of Cape Town)

April 14, Berk Özler (World Bank), Cash or Condition? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment

Fall 2010

September 16, Yuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California, Berkeley), Culture, Institutions, and the Wealth of Nations (with Gérard Roland)

September 23, Andrew Foster (Brown University), Direct and Indirect Effects of Voluntary Certification: Evidence from the Mexican Clean Industry Program

October 8, Rachel Griffith (University College London, IFS), Corporate Taxes and the Location of Intellectual Property (with Helen Miller and Martin O’Connell)

October 14, Jessica Goldberg (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student), Kwacha Gonna Do? Experimental Evidence about Labor Supply in Rural Malawi

October 28, Jonathan Robinson (University of California, Santa Cruz), Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya (with Pascaline Dupas)

November 4, Miguel Urquiola (Columbia University), Going to a Better School: Effects and Behavioral Responses (with Cristian Pop-Eleches)

November 11, Ann Harrison (University of California, Berkeley)

November 18, David McKenzie (World Bank), When is capital enough to get female microenterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana

December 2, Harsha Thirumurthy (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), When are reminders for behavior modification effective? Experimental evidence from the use of text messages to improve medication adherence

Winter 2010

March 11, Marcus Goldstein (World Bank), The effects of health worker absence:  Evidence from HIV testing in Kenya

March 25, Han Kim (University of Michigan), CEO Power and Sarbanes-Oxley Act

April 1, Laura Schechter (University of Wisconsin), Vote-Buying and Reciprocity

April 8, Rachel Griffith (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London), Taxes and the Location of Innovative Activity

April 15, Gérard Roland (University of California, Berkeley), Are the Markets Afraid of Kim Jong Il?

Fall 2009

September 17, Brian Kovak (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student), Regional Labor Market Effects of Trade Policy: Evidence from Brazilian Liberalization (joint with International Economics)

September 21, Sebastian Galiani (Washington University), Military Service and Crime (joint with Public Finance)

October 1, Albert Park (Oxford University), Family Ties and Organizational Design: Evidence from Chinese Private Firms

October 8, Dean Yang (University of Michigan), Remittances and the Problem of Control: A Field Experiment Among Migrants from El Salvador

October 15, Mariano Bosch (University of Alicante), Minimum Wages and Earnings Inequality in Urban Mexico. Revisiting the Evidence (joint with Business Economics)

October 29, Richard Steckel and Dongwoo Yoo (Ohio State University), Institutions and Economic Development in Asia (joint with Economic History)

November 5, Lakshmi Iyer (Harvard Business School), Traveling Agents: Political Change and Bureaucratic Turnover in India

November 10, Bob Margo (Boston University), Did Railroads Induce or Follow Economic Growth? Urbanization and Population Growth in the American Midwest, 1850-60 (joint with Economic History)

November 19, Dietrich Vollrath (University of Houston), The Agricultural Basis of Comparative Development (joint with International Economics)

December 1, Rick Hornbeck (Harvard University), The American Dust Bowl: Enduring Impacts and Responses

December 10, Lori Beaman (Northwestern University), Who gets the job referral? Evidence from a social networks experiment

Winter 2009

March 13, Chang-Tai Hsieh (Berkeley), joint with International

March 27, David Lam

April 3, Manuela Angelucci (Arizona), joint with Labor

April 10, Duncan Thomas

April 17, Carmen Pages-Sierra

Fall 2008

September 11, Joe Kaboski (Ohio State), A Structural Evaluation of a Large-Scale Quasi-Experimental Microfinance Initiative

September 18, Xavier Gine (World Bank), Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India

September 25, Maitreesh Ghatak (London School of Economics), Marry for What? Caste and Mate Selection in Modern India, joint with Abhijit Banerjee (MIT), Esther Duflo (MIT), and Jeanne LaFortune (Maryland)

October 2, Xinzheng Shi (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student), Does intra-household flypaper effect exist? Evidence from education fee reduction reform in rural China

October 9, Yao Lu, (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student), Why Do Foreign Investors ‘Cherry Pick’ in Emerging Markets?

October 16, Warren Whatley (University of Michigan), Guns-For-Slaves: The 18th Century British Slave Trade in Africa (joint with history)

October 23, Frank McIntyre (Brigham Young University), An Empirical Model of Illegal Work

October 30, Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (University of Virginia), Family Planning and Rural Fertility Decline in Iran: A Study in Program Evaluation

November 6, Anne Case (Princeton), Paying the Piper: The High Cost of Funerals in South Africa (joint with Population Studies)

November 13, Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown University), joint with Business Economics and the International series

November 20, Sujarta Visaria (Boston University), The Distributive Impact of Reforms in Credit Enforcement: Evidence from Indian Dept Recovery Tribunals

December 4, Jeff Williamson (Harvard), Ancient Inequality (joint with history)

December 9, Hoyt Bleakley (Chicago)

Fall 2007

September 14, Taryn Dinkelman (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student), Can rural electrification jump-start employment? Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (joint with Labor)

September 20, Nzinga Broussard (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student), Aid and Agency in Africa: Explaining Food Disbursements Across Ethiopian Households in the Nineties

October 4, Asim Khwaja(Kennedy School of Business, Harvard), Tracing the Impact of Bank Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from an Emerging Market

October 11, Martin Wittenberg (UCT), Tracing the Impact of Bank Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from an Emerging Market

October 18, A. Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale SOM), The Weight of Success: The Body Mass Index and Economic Well-being in South Africa

October 25, Andrew Bernard (Dartmouth), Intra-Firm Trade (joint with BE/International)

November 1, Yao Lu (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student)

November 8, David Mckenzie (World Bank)

November 15, Jim Robinson (Harvard)

November 30, Michael Kremer (Harvard), joint with Applied Economics

December 6, Mark Rosenzweig (Yale), joint with Labor

December 13, Rose Chan (University of Michigan, Ph.D Student)

Winter 2007

March 8, Jan Svejnar (University of Michigan), Do Institutions, Ownership, Exporting and Competition Explain Firm Performance? (joint with BE/International)

March 15, John Sutton (London School of Economics), Quality, Trade and the Moving Windows: Competitiveness and the Globalization Process (joint with BE/International)

March 22, Alan Deardorff and Bob Stern (University of Michigan), What Should the Developing Countries Do in the Context of the Current Impasse of the Doha Round? (joint with International)

March 29, Ben Olken (Harvard University), The Simple Economics of Extortion: Evidence from Trucking in Aceh 

April 12, Albert Park (University of Michigan), The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Disruptions to Education, and Returns to Schooling in China

April 19, Maitreesh Ghatak (London School of Economics), The de Soto Effect: Markets, Networks, and the Political Economy of Property Rights

Fall 2006

September 8, Erica Field (Harvard University), Iodine Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Tanzania

September 14, Beata Javorcik (World Bank), The Productivity Effects of Services Liberalization (joint with BE/International)

September 21, Esther Duflo (MIT), Monitoring works: Getting teachers to come to school (joint with BE/International)

September 28, Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota), Was Vietnam’s Economic Growth in the 1990’s Pro-Poor?

October 6, Pascaline Dupas, (Dartmouth College), Relative Risks and the Market for Sex: Teenagers, Sugar Daddies and HIV in Kenya (joint with BE/Applied Microeconomics)

October 12, Alberto Trejos (INCAE Business School), On the Output Effects of Barriers to Trade

October 19, Abhijit Banerjee (MIT), joint with BE

October 27, David Lam (University of Michigan), Schooling as a Lottery: Racial Differences in School Advancement in Urban South Africa

November 9, Adriana Kugler (University of Houston), Factor Adjustment After Deregulation: Panel Evidence from Columbian Plants (joint with BE)

November 16, Gita Gopinath (Harvard University), Pass-through at the Dock: Pricing to Currency and to Market? (joint with International)

November 30, Laura Alfaro (Harvard Business School), International Financial Integration and Entrepreneurship (joint with BE/International)

Winter 2006

February 16, Luigi Zingales (Chicago GSB), Does Culture Affect Economic Outcomes? 

March 9, Cristian “Kiki” Pop-Eleches (Columbia), Vocational Training versus General Education: Evidence from an Economy in Transition (joint with Ofer Malamud)

March 16, Ford School Symposium on Microfinance (Keynote speaker: Jonathan Morduch, NYU)

March 23, Darren Lubotsky (U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Mexican Immigration and Self-Selection: New Evidence from the 2000 Mexican Census  

March 31, Rodrigo Soares (U. Maryland), The Demographic Transition and the Sexual Division of Labor (joint with Applied Microeconomics)

April 6, Paul Gertler (UC Berkeley and World Bank), Housing, Health and Happiness

April 13, Jim Tybout (Penn State), Industrial Evolution in Crisis-Prone Economies (joint with International)

Fall 2005

September 15, Katherine Terrell (University of Michigan), Institutions, Markets and Men’s and Women’s Wage Inequality: Evidence from Ukraine

September 22, Siwan Anderson (University of British Columbia), Some Economic Implications of Caste

September 29, Dean Yang (University of Michigan), Returns to Health: Evidence from Exogenous Height Variation in Indonesia (joint with Sharon Maccini)

October 6, Farzana Afridi (University of Michigan), Public Transfers and Intra-household Resource Allocation: Evidence from a Supplementary School Feeding Program

October 13, Eric Verhoogen (Columbia), Quality Upgrading and Establishment Wage Policies: Evidence from Mexican Employer-Employee Data (joint with International)

October 27, Nathan Nunn (UBC), Slavery, Institutional Development and Long-Run Growth in Africa, 1400-2000 (joint with International)

November 4, Nava Ashraf (Harvard University), Spousal Control and Intra-Household Decision Making: An Experimental Study in the Philippines (joint with Applied Microeconomics)

November 11, Marc Melitz (Harvard University), Trading Partners and Trading Volumes (joint with Applied Micro/BE)

November 17, Asim Khwaja (Harvard University), Students Today, Teachers Tomorrow? The Rise of Affordable Private Schools

December 1, Dilip Mookerjee (Boston University), Ownership Form and Contractual Inefficiency in the Indian Sugar Industry

December 8, Albert Park (University of Michigan)

December 15, Nzinga Broussard (University of Michigan)

Winter 2005

March 10, Jan Svejnar and Katherine Terrell (University of Michigan), Foreign Investment, Corporate Ownership, and Development: Are Firms in Emerging Markets Catching Up to the World Standard?

March 17, Dean Yang (University of Michigan) Integrity for Hire: An Analysis of a Widespread Program for Combating Customs Corruption

March 24, Jenny Hunt (McGill University), Bribery: Who Pays, Who Refuses, What Are The Payoffs?

March 31, Gerard Roland (University of California, Berkeley), The Long Run Impact of Bombing Vietnam

April 7, Marcel Fafchamps (Oxford), Wages and Labor Management in African Manufacturing

April 14, Richard Akresh (University of Illinois), School Enrollment Impacts of Non-traditional Household Structure

Fall 2004

September 10, Erica Field (Harvard), Consequences of Early Marriage for Women in Bangladesh (joint with Labor)

September 16, Quy-Toan Do (World Bank), Rural Vietnam in Transition

September 23, Steve Levitt (Chicago), The Impact of Crack Cocaine (joint with Micro)

September 30, David Levine (University of California, Berkeley), The Effects of Industrialization on School Enrollment and Child Labor

October 8, Mark Rosenzweig (Harvard), Agricultural Development, Industrialization and Rural Inequality (joint with Applied Microeconomics)

October 14, Saul Estrin (London Business School), Privatisation Methods and Economic Growth in Transition Economies

October 21, Jean-Marie Baland (Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix), Land and Power and the impact of the 1958 electoral reform in Chile

October 28, Klara Sabirianova (University of Michigan Business School), Contract Violations, Neighborhood Effects, and Wage Arrears in Russia

November 4, Chris Udry (Yale), Gender, Power and Agricultural Investments in Ghana (joint with Micro)

November 11, James Levinsohn and Justin McCrary (University of Michigan), Incomes in South Africa Since the Fall of Apartheid

November 19, Philippe Aghion (Harvard), Volatility and Growth: Financial Development and the Cyclical Composition of Investment (joint with Applied Microeconomics)

December 2, Eiji Mangyo (University of Michigan), Who Benefits More from Higher Consumption? The Intrahousehold Allocation of Nutrients in China

December 9, Steve Berry (Yale), Product Quality and Market Size (joint with Micro)