ECON 3105: Seminar in Economic Development

ECON 3105: Seminar in Economic Development

Date Speaker  Paper
9/10/2018 Andrew Foster, Brown University Are There too Many Farms in the World? Labor-market Transaction Costs, Machine Capacities and Optimal Farm Size - with Mark Rosenzweig

Soeren Henn, PhD Candidate, Harvard

Complements or Substitutes: How Institutional Choices Shape the Interaction Between Traditional Leaders and the State in Africa

Gabriel Tourek, PhD Candidate, Harvard

Taxes, Reference Dependence, and Regressivity: Evidence from Rwandan Firms
10/1/2018 Stephanie Majerowicz, PhD Candidate, Harvard Experimental Evidence of an In-Service Teacher Coaching Program in Peru
10/15/2018 Abraham Holland, PhD Candidate, Harvard The Effect of Perceived Preference Heterogeneity on Choices between Allocation Mechanisms
10/22/2018 Siddharth George, PhD Candidate, Harvard

How Do Political Dynasties Affect Economic Development? Theory and Evidence from India

10/29/2018 Nick Tsivanidis, Dartmouth College The Aggregate And Distributional Effects Of Urban Transit Infrastructure: Evidence From Bogotá’s TransMilenio
11/5/2018 Supreet Kaur, University of California, Berkeley

Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply 

11/12/2018 Melanie Morten, Stanford University Border Walls - with Treb Allen and Caue Dobbin
11/19/2018 Claudia Steinwender, Sloan School, MIT Spinning the Web: Codifiability, Information Frictions and Trade (with Réka Juhász)
11/26/2018 Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia 
12/3/2018 Michael Best, Columbia University Incentives and the Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats  with Oriana Bandiera, Adnan Khan  and Andrea Prat



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