Development Economics

Research in the Development Economics (DE) Programme covers:

  • private sector development in low income countries
  • poverty reduction
  • microeconomics of growth
  • markets and market failures: land, credit, insurance
  • social services and human capital: health and education policies
  • political economy and organizational reform
  • environment and development

The Development Economics Programme is directed by Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University)    

Researchers in the Programme meet at the annual Symposium. Recent Symposia have included:

In addition to its annual symposium, the DE Programme has organized conferences such as

CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue joint with CEPR. It is organized jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics. YouTube Playlist.

More information on the Development Economics Programme: