Join us for the spring 2021 series:
Virtual Development Economics
Bi-weekly on Tuesdays
8AM (PDT),11AM (EDT), 4PM (BST), 5PM (CEST)
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.
Martina Björkman Nyqvist (Stockholm School of Economics, Misum and CEPR)
Giacomo De Giorgi (IEE/GSEM, University of Geneva and CEPR)
Eliana La Ferrara (Boconni University and CEPR)
Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, IPEG and CEPR)
Karen Macours (PSE, INRAE and CEPR)
Schedule for Spring 2021:
Sessions will take place on Tuesdays at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EDT, 8am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The line-up of speakers is as follows:
- 2nd Mar: Nancy Qian (Northwestern University and CEPR) - Aid Crowd-Out: The Effect of NGOs on Government-Provided Services joint with Erika Deserranno and Aisha Nansamba
- 16th Mar: Rema Hanna (Harvard Kennedy School and CEPR) - Food vs. Food Stamps: Evidence from an At-Scale Experiment in Indonesia joint with Abhijit Banerjee, Benjamin Olken, Elan Satriawan and Sudarno Sumarto
- 30th Mar: Jishnu Das (Georgetown University) - A Market-based Approach to Education: Evidence from two decades of work in Pakistan joint with Tahir Andrabi, Asim I Khwaja and Zainab Siddiqui
- 13th Apr: Nava Ashraf (LSE and CEPR) - Learning to Teach by Learning to Learn joint with Abhijit Banerjee and Vesall Nourani
- 27th Apr: Claudio Ferraz (University of British Columbia) - Internet, Social Media, and the Behavior of Politicians: Evidence from Facebook in Brazil joint with Pedro Bessone, Filipe Campante and Pedro Souza
- 11th May: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
- 25th May: David Yanagizawa-Drott (University of Zurich and CEPR)
- 8th Jun: Robin Burgess (LSE and CEPR)
Previous Seminars from Fall 2020:
- 15th Sept: Abhijit Banerjee (MIT and CEPR) - Changes in Social Network Structure in Response to Exposure to Formal Credit Markets joint with Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Esther Duflo and Matthew O. Jackson
- 29th Sept: Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley) - Twenty Year Economic Impacts of Deworming joint with Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Walker, Michael Kremer and Sarah Baird
- 13th Oct: Benjamin Olken (MIT and CEPR) - Tax Administration vs. Tax Rates: Evidence from Corporate Taxation in Indonesia joint with M. Chatib Basri, Mayara Felix and Rema Hanna - Video not available.
- 27th Oct: Rohini Pande (Yale and CEPR) - Investing in the Next Generation: The Long-Run Educational Impacts of a Liquidity Shock joint with Patrick Agte, Arielle Bernhardt, Erica Field and Natalia Rigol
- 10th Nov: Jakob Svensson (IIES Stockholm University and CEPR) Market Access and Quality Upgrading: Evidence from Randomized Experiments joint with Tessa Bold, Selene Ghisolfi and Frances Nsonzi
- 24th Nov: Andrew Foster (Brown University) - Start What You Finish! Ex Ante Risk and Schooling Investments in the Presence of Dynamic Complementarities joint with Esther Gehrke
- 1st Dec: Alessandra Voena (Stanford University and CEPR) - Maternal Mortality Risk and Spousal Differences in the Demand for Children joint with Nava Ashraf, Erica Field and Roberta Ziparo
- 15th Dec: Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR) - Why Do People Stay Poor? joint with Clare Balboni, Robin Burgess, Maitreesh Ghatak and Anton Heil
The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.
A moderator will collect questions on the chat and select a few of general interest to be asked to the speaker at reasonable intervals to keep the flow of the seminar. All participants will be muted, and interactions with the speaker are through the chat with the moderator.
In the Q&A portion the moderator will open the microphone up to those participants who have indicated they have a question in the chat with the moderator.
Seminars may be recorded and become available on VDEV's YouTube Channel a few days later. Please note that you may be recorded if you activate your video or speak during the seminar.
Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.
Note that the target audience for the seminar is academics. But realizing the possible wider interests in some of the topics, we also live stream *some* seminars on our YouTube Channel.