CEPR-VDEV Webinars

Join us for the spring 2021 series:

CEPR-VDEV Webinars

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:

  • 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



Previous Seminars from Fall 2020:


  • 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 

Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt9jC4Ylzr6BP65E_ocYZH5luX8zIYctA


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.



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Food vs. Food Stamps: Evidence from an At-Scale Experiment in Indonesia
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Abhijit Banerjee, MIT Rema Hanna, Harvard Kennedy School Benjamin A. Olken, MIT Elan Satriawan, Gadjah Madah University and TNP2K Sudarno Sumarto, SMERU and TNP2K