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These seminars are held on Mondays at 16.00-17.30 at STICERD in room 32L 1.04 (1st floor, 32 Lincolns Inn Fields, London), in Lent and Summer terms. During Michaelmas term,  seminars are held at UCL in the Ricardo Lecture Theatre (Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London).

Entry is on a first-come first-served basis. No registration is required but places are limited. 

Seminar organisers: Dr Greg Fischer (LSE), Dr Gharad Bryan (LSE), Dr Bet Caeyers (IFS) and Dr Marcos Vera-Hernández (UCL)

For further information please contact Rhoda Frith.

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Monday  20 February 2017  16:00 - 17:30

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Natalie Bau (University of Toronto)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  24 October 2016  16:00 - 17:30

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Antonio Cabrales (UCL)

Ricardo Lecture Theatre, Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX


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Monday  31 October 2016  16:00 - 17:30

Vertical Integration and Relational Contracts: Evidence from Costa Rica Coffee Chain

Rocco Macchiavello (Warwick) , joint with Pepita Miquel Florensa

Ricardo Lecture Theatre, Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX


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Monday  07 November 2016  16:00 - 17:30

Vulnerability and Clientelism

Paul Gertler (Berkeley Haas) , joint with Gustavo Bobonis, Marco Gonzalez- Navarro and Simeon Nichter

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Citizens’ vulnerability to negative shocks heightens their willingness to engage in clientelism, a phenomenon with important implications for democratic accountability and responsiveness. We use a randomized control trial in Northeast Brazil to show that reduced vulnerability decreases requests for private benefits, especially among citizens more likely to engage in clientelist relationships with local politicians. We also show that reduced vulnerability undermines the electoral performance of incumbent mayors during their re-election campaigns. Evidence points to the persistence of treatment effects, given that findings are observed not only during the election campaign, but also a full year later.


Ricardo Lecture Theatre, Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX


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Monday  14 November 2016  16:00 - 17:30

Tourism and Economic Development: Evidence from Mexico's Coastline

Ben Faber (University of California, Berkeley) , joint with Cecile Gaubert

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Tourism is a fast-growing services sector in developing countries. This paper combines a rich collection of Mexican microdata with a quantitative spatial equilibrium model and a new empirical strategy to study the long-term economic consequences of tourism both locally and in the aggregate. We find that tourism causes large and significant local economic gains relative to less touristic regions that are in part driven by significant positive spillovers on manufacturing. In the aggregate, however, these local spillovers are largely offset by reductions in agglomeration economies among less touristic regions, so that the national gains from tourism are mainly driven by a classical market integration effect.


Ricardo Lecture Theatre, Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX


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Monday  21 November 2016  16:00 - 17:30

Measuring the Equilibrium Impacts of Credit: Evidence from the Indian Microfinance Crisus

Emily Breza (Columbia Business School) , joint with Cynthia Kinnan

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Ricardo Lecture Theatre, Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX


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Monday  28 November 2016  16:00 - 17:30

Competition and Interlinkages in Agricultural Markets: An Experimental Approach

Lorenzo Casaburi (University of Zurich)

Ricardo Lecture Theatre, Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX


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Monday  05 December 2016  16:00 - 17:30

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David Yanagizawa-Drott (Harvard Kennedy School)

Ricardo Lecture Theatre, Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX


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There are also future events listed for this series. Please see STICERD-UCL Development and Growth Seminars listed for Next Term