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2018 Fall Quarter
Date Speaker Title Time/Place
September 24, 2018 Kevin Donovan
Yale
Bringing Data to the Model: Quantitative Implications of an Equilibrium Diffusion Model (joint with Wyatt Brooks and Terence Johnson)

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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB G101
October 1, 2018 Jessica Goldberg
University of Maryland
Leveraging Patients’ Social Networks to Overcome Tuberculosis Under-detection: A Field Experiment in India (joint with Mario Macis and Pradeep Chintagunta)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB M105
October 10, 2018 Heidi Williams
MIT
Joint Applied Micro Seminar
JAMS link
3:30pm to 5:00pm

GSB G101
October 15, 2018 Travis Baseler
Stanford University
Hidden Income and the Perceived Returns to Migration: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB G101
October 29, 2018 Katy Bergstrom
Stanford University
The Targeting Benefit of Conditional Cash Transfers (joint with William Dodds)

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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB M105
November 5, 2018 Thomas Ginn
Stanford University
Prison or Sanctuary? An Evaluation of Camps for Syrian Refugees

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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB G101
November 14, 2018 No Seminar
3:30pm
November 26, 2018 Simon Franklin
London School of Economics
Development Seminar
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB M105
December 3, 2018 Dan Posner
University of California Los Angeles
Development Seminar
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB M105
December 12, 2018 Emily Breza
Harvard University
Joint Applied Micro Seminar
3:30pm to 5:00pm

GSB B400
2019 Winter Quarter
Date Speaker Title Time/Place
February 13, 2019 Joint Applied Micro Seminar
JAMS link
3:30pm
TBD
February 25, 2019 Development Seminar
1:30pm to 3:00pm

March 4, 2019 Development Seminar
1:30pm to 3:00pm

March 13, 2019 Joint Applied Micro Seminar
JAMS link
3:30pm
GSB B400
2019 Spring Quarter
Date Speaker Title Time/Place
April 1, 2019 Development Seminar
1:30pm to 3:00pm

April 10, 2019 Joint Applied Micro Seminar
JAMS link
3:30pm
TBD
April 15, 2019 Development Seminar
1:30pm to 3:00pm

April 22, 2019 Development Seminar
1:30pm to 3:00pm

April 29, 2019 Namrata Kala Development Seminar
1:30pm to 3:00pm

May 6, 2019 Gaulam Rao Development Seminar
1:30pm to 3:00pm

May 15, 2019 Joint Applied Micro Seminar
JAMS link
3:30pm
GSB B400
May 20, 2019 Eric Verhoogen
Columbia University
Development Seminar
1:30pm to 2:30pm

June 3, 2019 Development Seminar
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Past Events

2018 Fall Quarter
Date Speaker Title Time/Place
November 14, 2018 No Seminar
3:30pm
November 5, 2018 Thomas Ginn
Stanford University
Prison or Sanctuary? An Evaluation of Camps for Syrian Refugees
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB G101
October 29, 2018 Katy Bergstrom
Stanford University
The Targeting Benefit of Conditional Cash Transfers (joint with William Dodds)
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB M105
October 15, 2018 Travis Baseler
Stanford University
Hidden Income and the Perceived Returns to Migration: Experimental Evidence from Kenya
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB G101
October 10, 2018 Heidi Williams
MIT
Joint Applied Micro Seminar
JAMS link
3:30pm to 5:00pm

GSB G101
October 1, 2018 Jessica Goldberg
University of Maryland
Leveraging Patients’ Social Networks to Overcome Tuberculosis Under-detection: A Field Experiment in India (joint with Mario Macis and Pradeep Chintagunta)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB M105
September 24, 2018 Kevin Donovan
Yale
Bringing Data to the Model: Quantitative Implications of an Equilibrium Diffusion Model (joint with Wyatt Brooks and Terence Johnson)
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB G101
2018 Spring
Date Speaker Title Time/Place
June 6, 2018 NO SEMINAR (JOINT APPLIED MICRO)
3:30pm to 5:00pm

May 28, 2018 NO SEMINAR (MEMORIAL DAY)
2:20pm
May 21, 2018 Erica Field
Duke University
Maternal Mortality Risk and the Gender Gap in Desired Fertility (joint with Nava Ashraf, Alessandra Voena, and Roberta Ziparo)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C102
May 16, 2018 Joint Applied Micro Seminar
3:30pm
May 7, 2018 Michael Greenstone
University of Chicago
Demand for Electricity in a Poor Economy
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Z301
April 30, 2018 Fabrizio Zilibotti
Yale University
From imitation to innovation: Where is all that Chinese R&D going?
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C102
April 23, 2018 Robin Burgess
LSE
Why do People Stay Poor? (joint with Clare Balboni, Oriana Bandiera, Maitreesh Ghatak and Anton Heil)
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C102
April 16, 2018 Adam Szeidl
CEU
Direct and Indirect Effects of Access to Finance on SMEs (joint with Jing Cai) (**PLEASE NOTE EARILER END TIME**LOCATION CHANGE**)
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

SIEPR, DOLL 320
April 11, 2018 Joint Applied Micro Seminar
3:30pm
April 9, 2018 Clement Imbert
University of Warwick
Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China (joint withMarlon Seror, Yifan Zhang and Yanos Zylberberg)
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB G102
April 2, 2018 Sam Bazzi
Boston University
Frontier Culture: The Roots and Persistence of 'Rugged Individualism' in the United States
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C105
2018 Winter
Date Speaker Title Time/Place
March 14, 2018 David Atkin
MIT (visiting Stanford University)
Joint Applied Micro Seminar
3:30pm
March 5, 2018 David Lagakos
UC San Diego
The Welfare Effects of Encouraging Rural-Urban Migration (with Mushfiq Mobarak and Michael Waugh)
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C105
February 26, 2018 Dan Bjorkegren
Brown (visiting Stanford University)
Competition in Network Industries: Evidence from Mobile Telecommunications in Rwanda
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C105
February 19, 2018 No Seminar (Presidient's Day)
3:30pm
February 14, 2018 Pat Kline
UC Berkeley
Joint Applied Micro Seminar
3:30pm
February 5, 2018 Ruben Enikolopov
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C105
Date Speaker Title Time/Place
December 13, 2017 Sendhil Mullainathan
Harvard University
Joint Applied Micro Seminar
3:30pm to 5:00pm

GSB B400
December 4, 2017 Supreet Kaur
UC Berkeley
Contracting Failures in the Village Economy
(Paper Link)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C105
November 27, 2017 Emanuele Colonelli
Stanford University
Corruption and Firms: Evidence from Randomized Audits in Brazil
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB M105
November 6, 2017 Maria Micaela Sviatschi
Princeton University
Making a Narco: Childhood Exposure to Illegal Labor Markets and Criminal Life Paths
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C105
October 30, 2017 Kelsey Jack
Tufts
Environmental externalities and free-riding in the household
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB M105
October 23, 2017 Natalie Bau
Toronto
Bride Price and Female Education (with Nava Ashraf, Nathan Nunn, and Alessandra Voena)
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C105
October 16, 2017 Josh Blumenstock
UC Berkeley
Social Networks and Internal Migration
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C105
October 2, 2017 Francesco Trebbi
UBC (visiting Stanford University)
Factions in Nondemocracies: Theory and Evidence from the Chinese Communist Party
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C102
September 25, 2017 Gianmarco Leon
Univeristy Pompeu, Barcelona
Teacher Wages, Academic Achievement, and the Recruitment of Talent in Rural Peru Camila Alva
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB E101
June 5, 2017 Margherita Comola
Université Paris
Treatment Effect Accounting for Network Changes
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB E101
May 29, 2017 No Seminar (MEMORIAL DAY)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

May 22, 2017 Alessandro Tarrozi
Pompeu Fabra
Knowing (Your) Well? An Evaluation of Alternative Strategies to Increase Demand for and Responses to Information on Arsenic-contaminated Tubewell Water in Sonargaon, Bangladesh
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB E101
May 15, 2017 Michael Callen
UCSD
Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
May 8, 2017 Rohini Pande
Harvard KSG (visiting Stanford University)
E-governance, Accountability, and Leakage in Public Programs: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Management Reform in India
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
May 1, 2017 Nina Harari
Wharton University of Pennsylvania
Cities in Bad Shape: Urban Geometry in India
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB E101
April 24, 2017 Kaivan Munshi (visiting Stanford University)
Cambridge UK
Wealth, Marriage, and Sex Selection
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB E101
April 17, 2017 Rachel Giennerster
JPAL
Power vs Money: Alternative Approaches to Reducing Child Marriage in Bangladesh, a Randomized Control Trial
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB M104
April 10, 2017 Garance Genicot
Georgetown University
Asymmetry of Information within Family Networks (with Joachim De Weerdt and Alice Mesnard)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB M104
April 3, 2017 Taryn Dinkelman
Dartmouth College
Labor Migration, Capital Accumulation, and the Structure of Rural Labor Markets (with Taryn Dinkelman, Grace Kumchulesi, and Martine Mariotti)
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB E101
March 13, 2017 Aprajit Mahajan
UC Berkeley
Mitigating the Risks of Financial Inclusion with Contract Terms: Evidence from Mexico
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB W104
March 6, 2017 Shing-Yi Wang
Wharton University of Pennsylvania
Property Rights, Misallocation and Efficiency in China
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB E103
February 27, 2017 Ben Olken
MIT
Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Posting
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C106
February 20, 2017 No Seminar (Presidents Day)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

February 13, 2017 Rob Townsend
MIT
Liquidity, Design of Payments Systems, and Monetary Policy (**Lecture Series 3 of 3**)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C106
February 7, 2017 Rob Townsend
MIT
Liquidity, Design of Payments Systems, and Monetary Policy (**Lecture Series 2 of 3**)
12:00pm to 1:30pm

SIEPR Bldg, Room 320
February 6, 2017 Rob Townsend
MIT
Liquidity, Design of Payments Systems, and Monetary Policy (**Lecture Series 1 of 3**)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C106
December 5, 2016 Seminar Cancelled
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
November 28, 2016 Abhijit Banerjee
MIT
Changes in Social Network Structure in Response to Exposure to Formal Credit Markets
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
November 21, 2016 No Seminar (Thanksgiving break)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

November 14, 2016 Seminar Cancelled
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
November 7, 2016 Santiago Saavedra
Stanford University
Local incentives and national tax evasion: The response of illegal mining to a tax reform in Colombia (joint with Mauricio Romero (UCSD))
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
October 31, 2016 Tom Vogl
Princeton University
Economic Growth and Childbearing in the Short- and Long-Run
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
October 24, 2016 Pauline Rossi
Amsterdam
Strategic Choices in Polygamous Households: Theory and Evidence from Senegal
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
October 17, 2016 Prashant Bharadwaj
UCSD
Displacement and Development: Long Term Impacts of the partition of India
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
October 10, 2016 Emily Breza
Harvard University
Measuring the Equilibrium Impacts of Credit: Evidence from the Indian Microfinance Crisis
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
October 3, 2016 Johannes Haushofer
Princeton University
Health Insurance Reduces Stress: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Kenya
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
September 26, 2016 Tommaso Porzio
UCSD
Cross-Country Differences in the Optimal Allocation of Talent and Technology
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
May 23, 2016 Asim Khwaja
Harvard Kennedy School
Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg C102
May 16, 2016 Melissa Dell
Harvard University
Bombing the Way to State-Building ? Lessons from the Vietnam War (with Pablo Querubin) **(Joint Seminar with History Seminar)**
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg E101
May 9, 2016 Isaac Mbiti
University of Virginia
Inputs, Incentives, and Complementarities in Primary Education: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg C102
May 2, 2016 Imran Rasul
University College London
Title: 5/2/16 TBA
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg C102
April 25, 2016 Frank Schilbach
MIT
Alcohol and Self-Control: A Field Experiment in India (joint seminar with Behavioral Seminar)
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg C102
April 18, 2016 Dean Yang
University of Michigan
Subsidies, Savings and Sustainable Technology Adoption: Field Experimental Evidence from Mozambique
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg C102
April 11, 2016 Jon Robinson
UC Santa Cruz
Rates of Return, Optimization Failures, and Behavioral Biases: Evidence from Kenyan Retail Shops
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg C102
April 4, 2016 Torsten Persson
Stockholm University
Democratic Values and Institutions" (with Tim Besley)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg M105
March 28, 2016 Daniel Xu
Duke University
Two-sided Search in International Market
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg M104
March 7, 2016 Seema Jayachandran
Northwestern University
Cash for Carbon: A Randomized Controlled Trial of "Payments for Ecosystem Services" to Reduce Deforestation
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg M104
February 29, 2016 Rema Hanna
Harvard Kennedy School
Contracting out the Last-Mile of Service Delivery: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg M104
February 22, 2016 Shawn Cole
Harvard Business School
The Value of Advice: Evidence from the Adoption of Agricultural Practices
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg M104
February 8, 2016 Nancy Qian
Yale University
The long-run effect of climate change on conflict, 1400-1900
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg M104
February 1, 2016 Maitreesh Ghatak
London School of Economics
Commercialization and the Decline of Joint Liability Microcredit
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg M109
December 7, 2015 Greg Fischer
London School of Economics
Building Evidence from Multiple Studies: The Response to Incentive Pay
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg C102
November 30, 2015 Nick Ryan
Yale University
Title: 11/30/15 TBA
1:30pm to 2:30pm

GSB Bldg C102
November 23, 2015 No Seminar (Thanksgiving)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

November 16, 2015 Eva Vivalt
Australian National University (visiting Stanford University)
How Much Can We Generalize from Impact Evaluations? Are They Worthwhile?
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg C102
November 9, 2015 Jing Cai
University of Michigan
Interfirm Relationships and Business Performance
1:30pm to 2:30pm

GSB Bldg M109
November 2, 2015 Cynthia Kinnan
Northwestern University
Relaxing Migration Constraints for Rural Households" (with Shing-Yi Wang and Yongxiang Wang)
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1:30pm to 2:30pm

GSB Bldg M109
October 26, 2015 Adam Storeygard
Tufts University
Title presentation: The Heterogeneous Effects of Transportation Investments: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa 1960-2010
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg W104
October 19, 2015 Costas Meghir
Yale University
Estimating the Production Function for Human Capital: Results from a Randomized Control Trial in Colombia
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg M109
October 12, 2015 Lorenzo Casaburi
Stanford University
Market Anomalies under Saving Constraints: Evidence from the Kenya Dairy Industry (with Rocco Macchiavello)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB M109
October 5, 2015 Mushfig Mobarak
Yale SOM
Electrification, Agricultural Productivity and Deforestation in Brazil
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg M109
September 28, 2015 Chris Blattman
Columbia University
Industrial jobs in an early-industrializing society: Experimental evidence from Ethiopia
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg M109
September 21, 2015 Mark Rosenzweig
Yale University
Insiders and Outsiders: Local Ethnic Politics and Public Good Provision
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB C106
June 1, 2015 David Yanagizawa-Drott
Harvard Kennedy School
The Legacy of Political Mass Killings: Evidence from the Rwandan Genocide
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
May 18, 2015 Marianne Bertrand
University of Chicago Booth
The Determinants and Consequences of Bureaucratic Effectiveness: Evidence from the Indian Administrative Service
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
May 11, 2015 Pascaline Dupas
Stanford University
Decentralization and Efficiency of Subsidy Targeting: Evidence from Chiefs in Rural Malawi
1:30pm to 2:30pm

GSB P102
May 4, 2015 Jeremy Magruder
UC Berkeley
Can Network Theory based Targeting Increase Technology Adoption
1:30pm to 2:30pm

GSB P102
April 27, 2015 David McKenzie
World Bank
Identifying and Spuring High-Growth Entrepreneurship: Experimental Evidence from a Business Plan Competition
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
April 20, 2015 Paul Niehaus
UCSD
General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs: Experimental Evidence from India
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
April 13, 2015 Marti Mestieri
Toulouse School of Economics (visiting SIEPR)
Structural Change with Long-Run Income and Price Effects
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
April 6, 2015 Manisha Shah
UCLA
Can Workfare Programs Decrease Educational Investments? Evidence from NREGA in India
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
March 30, 2015 Rocco Macchiavello
University of Warwick
Tropical Lending: International Prices, Strategic Default and Credit Constraints among Coffee Washing Stations
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB P102
March 9, 2015 Joe Kaboski
Notre Dame
Skill-Biased Structural Change and the Skill Premium
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107
March 2, 2015 Oriana Bandiera
London School of Economics
Do-gooders and go-getters: Career Incentives, Selection, and Performance in Public Service Delivery
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107
February 23, 2015 Marcel Fafchamps
FSI
Peer Effects in Computer Assisted Learning: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
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1:30pm to 2:30pm

GSB Bldg P107
February 9, 2015 Victor Lavy
Hebrew University & Warwick
Out of Africa: Human Capital Consequences of In Utero Conditions
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107
December 1, 2014 Dan Keniston
Yale University
How Positive Was the Positive Check? Investment and Fertility in the Aftermath of the 1918 Influenza in India
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107
November 17, 2014 Andrew Foster
Brown University
Household recombination and retrospective evaluation: Evidence from the Matlab Health and Family Planning Experiment
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107
November 10, 2014 Tavneet Suri
MIT Sloan
There Is No Fee House: Ethnic Patronage and Diversity in Kenyan Slum
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107
November 3, 2014 Jonas Hjort
Columbia University
Firms' Response and Unintended Health Consequences of Industrial Regulations
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107
October 27, 2014 Lori Beaman
Northwestern University
Self-Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107
October 20, 2014 Anant Nyshadham
USC
Management and Shocks to Worker Productivity: Evidence from Air Pollution Exposure in an Indian Garment Factory
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1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107
October 13, 2014 Paul Gertler
Berkeley Haas
How Road Quality Affects Local Markets
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107
October 6, 2014 David Atkin
UCLA
Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico (Joint with International Trade Workshop)
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107
September 29, 2014 Xavier Gine
World Bank
Markets, Contracts and Uncertainty: A Structural Model of a Groundwater Economy
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107
September 22, 2014 Raul Sanchez de la Sierra
Harvard University
On the Origin of States: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern Congo
1:30pm to 3:00pm

GSB Bldg P107