London School of Economics The Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines LSE
The Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)

Past Seminars:
STICERD-UCL Development and Growth Seminar


This academic year, the seminars are held on Mondays in term time at 16.00-17.30 in room 32L 1.04 (1st Floor, 32 Lincoln Inn Fields, WC2A 3PH) - unless specified otherwise.

This seminar is organised by

At LSE/STICERD: At UCL:

These seminars are open to the public and free to attend.



For further information and press enquiries please contact:
Gisela Lafico Email: g.lafico@lse.ac.uk, Tel: +44(0)20-7955-6674.


16 June 2014   16:00 - 17:30
The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa
Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University) , joint with Elias Papaioannou
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

09 June 2014   13:00 - 14:30
The Value of Discretion in the Enforcement of Regulation: Experimental Evidence and Structural Estimates from Environmental Inspections in India
Michael Greenstone (MIT) , joint with Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande and Nicholas Ryan
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

02 June 2014   16:00 - 17:30
TBC
Fabrizio Zilibotti (Zurich University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

19 May 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Crony Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics
Chang-tai Hsieh (Chicago GSB)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

12 May 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Educate to Lead? The Effect of Politicians' Education on Public Good Provision: Evidence from Java
Monica Martinez-Bravo (CEMFI)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

28 April 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Creative Destruction and Subjective Well-Being
Philippe Aghion (Harvard) , joint with Ufuk Akcigit, Angus Deaton and Alexandra Roulet
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

17 March 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Who’s Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intranational Trade Costs
Dave Donaldson (MIT)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

10 March 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Worker Mobility in a Global Labor Market: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates
Suresh Naidu (Columbia)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

03 March 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Tax Farming Redux - Experimental Evidence from Incentive Pay to Tax Inspectors
Asim Kwaja (Harvard Kennedy School) , joint with Adnan Q. Khan (LSE) and Benjamin Olken (MIT)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

24 February 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets
Supreet Kaur (Columbia University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

17 February 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Entry Costs Rise with Development
Peter Klenow (Stanford University) , joint with Albert Bollard and Huiyu Li
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

02 December 2013   16:00 - 17:30
TBA
Lori Beaman (Northwestern University)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

25 November 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Ethnicity in Children and Mixed Marriages: Theory and Evidence from China
Torsten Persson (IIES)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

18 November 2013   16:00 - 17:30
New Media, Institutions, and Economic Change: Evidence from the Protestant Reformation
Jeremiah Dittmar (American University & LSE)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

11 November 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Winning Hearts and Minds: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan
Ruben Enikolopov (UPF)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

04 November 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Ethnic Divisions and Production in Firms
Jonas Hjort (Columbia Business School)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

28 October 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Labor Market Integration in Brazil
Melanie Morten (Stanford ) , joint with Jaqueline Oliviera
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

17 June 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Deworming drugs for soil-transmitted intestinal worms in children: effects on nutritional indicators, haemoglobin and school performance
David Taylor-Robinson (University of Liverpool)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

03 June 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Micro-loans, Insecticide-Treated Bednets and Malaria: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Orissa (India)
Alessandro Tarozzi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) , joint with Aprajit Mahajan, Brian Blackburn Dan Kopf, Lakshmi Krishnan and Joanne Yoong
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

20 May 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Mis-allocation of Political Capital
Fred Finan (Berkeley)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

13 May 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Trafficking Networks and the Mexican Drug War
Melissa Dell (Harvard)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

29 April 2013   16:00 - 17:30
How Do Input Shortages Affect Industrial Production? Evidence from Electricity Supply in India
Hunt Allcott (NYU) , joint with Allan Collard-Wexler and Stephen D. O’Connell
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

18 March 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia
Arun Chandrasekar (Stanford/Microsoft) , joint with Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna and Ben Olken
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

11 March 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints
Chris Udry (Yale University)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

04 March 2013   16:00 - 17:30
The Marginal Rate of Corruption in Public Programs: Evidence from India
Paul Niehaus (UCSD)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

25 February 2013   16:00 - 17:30
A Helping Hand or the Long Arm of the Law? Experimental evidence on what governments can do to formalize firms
David McKenzie (World Bank)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

10 December 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War
Nathan Nunn (Harvard) , joint with Nancy Qian
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

03 December 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Learning about the Enforcement of Government Policies and Behavioral Responses: Evidence from Bolsa Familia
Katja Kaufmann (Bocconi)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

26 November 2012   16:00 - 17:30
The Macroeconomics of Microfinace
Francisco Buera (UCLA)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

19 November 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Do Initial Endowments Matter only Initially? Birth Weight, Parental Investments and School Achievement
Prashant Bharadwaj (UCSD)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

12 November 2012   15:30 - 17:00
Trade Liberalization, the Price of Quality, and Inequality: Evidence from Mexican Store Prices
Ben Faber (CEP & LSE)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

05 November 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Regionally Decentralized Privatization and the Change of Control Rights: The case of China
CANCELLED
Chenggang Xu (University of Hong Kong)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

29 October 2012   16:00 - 17:30
How the West 'Invented' Fertility Restriction
Joachim Voth (UPF) , joint with Nico Voigtländer
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

22 October 2012   16:00 - 17:30
The Price of Development
Fadi Hassan (LSE)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

15 October 2012   16:00 - 17:30
The Human Capital Stock: A Generalized Approach
Ben Jones (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

08 October 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Can Rationing Affect Long Run Behavior? Evidence from Brazil
Francisco Costa (EOPP, LSE)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

06 June 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Intermediated Loans: A New Approach to Microfinance
Dilip Mookherjee (Boston, visiting EOPP) , joint with Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra, Alberto Motta and Sujata Visariak
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

28 May 2012   17:00 - 18:30
TBA
Marcos Vera-Hernández (UCL)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

21 May 2012   17:00 - 18:30
Voting and Peer-effects: Experimental Evidence from Mozambique
Pedro Vicente (Nova School of Business and Economics)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

14 May 2012   17:00 - 18:30
Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves
Rema Hanna (Harvard University) , joint with Michael Greenstone Esther Duflo
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

05 March 2012   17:00 - 18:30
Private Returns to Public Office
Raymond Fisman (Columbia) , joint with Florian Schulz and Vikrant Vig
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

27 February 2012   17:00 - 18:30
"Customary Norms, Inheritance and Human Capital: Evidence from a Reform of the Matrilineal System in Ghana"
Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University) , joint with A. Milazzo
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

20 February 2012   17:00 - 18:30
“Contract Teachers: Experimental Evidence from India"
Karthik Muralidharan (University of California San Diego)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

13 February 2012   17:00 - 18:30
"Learning about the Enforcement of Conditional Welfare Programs and Behavioral Responses: Evidence from Bolsa Familia in Brazil"
CANCELLED
Katja Kaufmann (Bocconi)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

05 December 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Marriage Networks, Nepotism and Labor Market Outcomes in China
Shing-Yi Wang (NYU)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

28 November 2011   16:00 - 17:30
"Markets for Fake Antimalarials: Experimental Evidence from Uganda"
Jakob Svensson (IIES)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

21 November 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Behavioral Responses to Notches: Evidence from Administrative Tax Records in Pakistan
Henrik Kleven (London School of Economics) , joint with Mazhar Waseem (LSE)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

14 November 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Little Emperors—Behavioral Impacts of China’s One-Child Policy
Lisa Cameron (Monash University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

07 November 2011   16:00 - 17:30
RISK SHARING AND TRANSACTION COSTS: EVIDENCE FROM KENYA’S MOBILE MONEY REVOLUTION
Tavneet Suri (MIT) , joint with William Jack
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

31 October 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Social Proximity and Loan Outcomes: Evidence from an Indian Bank
Daniel Paravisini (Columbia University) , joint with Raymond Fisman and Vikrant Vig
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

24 October 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Targets of Violence: Evidence from India’s Naxalite Conflict
Oliver Vanden Eynde (EOPP, LSE)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

17 October 2011   16:00 - 17:30
TRANSPARENCY, APPROPRIABILITY AND THE EARLY STATE
Omer Moav (Hebrew University and Royal Holloway University of London) , joint with Joram Mayshar (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Zvika Neeman (Tel Aviv University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

10 October 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Development Effects of Electrification:Evidence from the Geologic Placement of Hydropower Plants in Brazil
Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale School of Management) , joint with Molly Lipscomb University of Notre Dame and Tania Barham University of Colorado, Boulder
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

06 June 2011   16:00 - 17:30
SCHOOL INPUTS, HOUSEHOLD SUBSTITUTION, AND TEST SCORES
Stefan Dercon (Oxford University) , joint with Jishnu Das (World Bank); Stefan Dercon (Oxford); James Habyarimana, (Georgetown University); Pramila Krishnan, (Cambridge); Karthik Muralidharan, (UC, San Diego) and Venkatesh Sundararaman (World Bank)).
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

23 May 2011   16:00 - 17:30
ANTI-LEMONS: SCHOOL REPUTATION, RELATIVE DIVERSITY, AND EDUCATIONAL QUALITY
Miguel Urquiola (Columbia)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

16 May 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Black-white convergence in educational attainment and earnings: The role of birth cohort and infant health
Jonathan Guryan (Northwestern)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

09 May 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Incentives and Selection in Labor Markets: Evidence from Rural Malawi
Raymond Guiteras (Maryland) , joint with B Kelsey Jack (Harvard and JPAL)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

21 March 2011   16:00 - 17:30
The Analytics of the Wage Effect of Immigration
George Borjas (Harvard)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

14 March 2011   15:00 - 16:30
CHILD GENDER AND PARENTAL INVESTMENTS IN INDIA: ARE BOYS AND GIRLS TREATED DIFFERENTLY?
Adriana Lleras-Muney (UCLA) , joint with Silvia Helena Barcellos (Rand) Leandro Carvalho (Rand)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

07 March 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Why Don't the Poor Save More? Evidence from Savings Experiments in Kenya
Pascaline Dupas (UCLA)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

28 February 2011   16:00 - 17:30
The Life-Cycle of Manufacturing Plants in India and Mexico.
Chang-tai Hsieh (Chicago GSB)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

21 February 2011   16:00 - 17:30
The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics
Ben Olken (MIT) , joint with Robin Burgess (LSE) Matthew Hansen (SDSU) Benjamin Olken (MIT) Peter Potapov (SDSU) Stefanie Sieber (LSE)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

14 February 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Smooth(er) Landing? The Dynamic Role of Networks in the Location and Occupational Choice of Immigrants
Jeanne Lafortune (Maryland) , joint with José Tessada, (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

07 February 2011   16:00 - 17:30
TBA
Thomas Fujiwara (UBC)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

19 January 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Assignment Reversals: Trade, Skill Allocation and Wage Inequality
Thomas Sampson (CEP/LSE)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

17 January 2011   16:00 - 17:30
TBA
Mar Reguant (Stanford)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

06 December 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Authority, Incentives and Performance: Theory and Evidence from a Chinese Newspaper
Yanhui Wu (CEP & LSE)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

29 November 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Evaluation of Financial Systems in Developing Countries
Robert Townsend (MIT)
Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

22 November 2010   16:00 - 17:30
The Use of Violence in Illegal Markets: Evidence from Mahogany Trade in the Brazilian Amazon
Rodrigo Soares (PUC-Rio) , joint with Ariaster B. Chimeli
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

15 November 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Informal Insurance, Social Ties, and Financial Development: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in the Field
Cynthia Kinnan (Northwestern) , joint with Arun Chandrasekhar and Horacio Larreguy
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

08 November 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Testing Coalition-Proof Dynamic Risk-Sharing.
Tessa Bold (IIES)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

01 November 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Economic Opportunities and Gender Differences in Human Capital: Experimental Evidence for India
Robert Jensen (UCLA)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

25 October 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Do Informed Voters Make Better Choices? Experimental Evidence from Urban India
Rohini Pande (Harvard) , joint with Abhijit Banerjee, Selvan Kumar and Felix Su
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

18 October 2010   16:00 - 17:30
The Economic Impact of Social Ties: Evidence from German Reunification
Konrad Burchardi (EOPP, LSE) , joint with Tarek A. Hassan (University of Chicago)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

11 October 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Economic Networks of the Poor: Wealth as a Determinant of Network Structure
Selim Gulesci (EOPP)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

24 May 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Women's Rights and Development
Raquel Fernandez (NYU)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

17 May 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Capture and Clientelism in Local Governance: Theory and Evidence
Pranab Bardhan (Berkeley)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

10 May 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Sanitary Technology in Nepal: Menstrual Cup Adoption and Effects on Education
Rebecca Thornton (Michigan) , joint with Emily Oster (University of Chicago and NBER)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

26 April 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Workers without Borders
Sanjay Jain (Cambridge) , joint with Sumon Majumdar, (Queen's University) and Sharun W. Mukand (Tufts University and University of Warwick)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

22 March 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Birth Rates and Border Crossings: Latin American Migration to the US, Canada, Spain, and the UK
Gordon Hanson (UC San Diego) , joint with Craig McIntosh (UCSD)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

15 March 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Technology Diffusion and Social Networks: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda
Macartan Humphries (Columbia) , joint with Jiehua Chen and Vijay Modi
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

08 March 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Armed Conflict and Schooling: Evidence from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide
Richard Akresh (Illinois) , joint with Damien de Walque
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

01 March 2010   17:00 - 18:30
Does management matter: evidence from India
Nick Bloom (CEP) , joint with Nicholas Bloom, Benn Eifert, Aprajit Mahajan, David McKenzie and John Roberts
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

07 December 2009   17:00 - 18:30
Compensated for Life: Sex Work and Disease Risk in Ecuador
Raj Arunchalam (Michigan) , joint with Manisha Shah
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

30 November 2009   17:00 - 18:30
Household Bargaining and Excess Fertility: An Experimental Study in Zambia
Katja Kaufmann (Bocconi) , joint with Erica Field and Jean Lee.
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

23 November 2009   17:00 - 18:30
What is the Cost of Formality? Experimentally estimating the demand for formalization
Christopher Woodruff (Warwick) , joint with Suresh de Mel, University of Peradeniya David McKenzie, World Bank Christopher Woodruff, University of Warwick
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

16 November 2009   17:00 - 18:30
The Distributional Implications of Group Lending
Jean-Marie Baland (Namur) , joint with Rohini Somanathan (Delhi School of Economics) and Zaki Wahhaj (University of Oxford)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

09 November 2009   17:00 - 18:30
The Blessing of Natural Resources: Evidence from a Peruvian Gold Mine
Fernando Aragon (LSE) , joint with Juan Pablo Rud
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

02 November 2009   17:00 - 18:30
Weather and Infant Mortality in Africa
Torsten Persson (IIES) , joint with Masa Kudamatsu and David Strömberg
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

26 October 2009   17:00 - 18:30
Building Peace: The Impact of Reconstruction Spending on the Labor Market for Insurgents
Radha Iyengar (CEP, LSE and NBER) , joint with Matthew Hanson (NBER) and Jonathan Monten (Yale)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

19 October 2009   17:00 - 18:30
MOTIVATING POLITICIANS: THE IMPACTS OF MONETARY INCENTIVES ON QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE
Claudio Ferraz (PUC - Rio) , joint with Frederico Finan
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

12 October 2009   17:00 - 18:30
The Power of Propaganda: The Effect of U.S. Government Bias on Cold War News Coverage of Human Rights Abuses
Nancy Qian (Brown)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

05 October 2009   17:00 - 18:30
Marry for What? Caste and Mate Selection in Modern India
Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) , joint with Esther Duflo, Maitreesh Ghatak and Jeanne Lafortune
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

08 June 2009   17:00 - 18:30
TBA
CANCELLED
Robert Jensen (UCLA)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

01 June 2009   17:00 - 18:30
Post-1500 Population Flows and the Long Run Determinants of Economic Growth and Inequality
David Weil (Brown) , joint with Louis Putterman (Brown)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

18 May 2009   17:00 - 18:30
Do Social Interactions Facilitate Cooperative Behavior? Evidence from a Group Lending Experiment in India
Erica Field (Harvard University) , joint with Benjamin Feigenberg and Rohini Pande. (Both Harvard)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

11 May 2009   17:00 - 18:30
The Effect of Proximity on School Enrollment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Afghanistan
Leigh Linden (Columbia) , joint with Dana Burde (NYU Steinhardt)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

27 April 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Do Democracies Select Better Leaders?
Marta Reynal-Querol (Pompeu Fabra) , joint with Tim Besley (LSE)
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

16 March 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Guns and Roses: Contractual Relationships, Ethnic Violence and Kenyan Flowers Exports
Rocco Machiavello (Oxford University) , joint with Ameet Morjaria (LSE and Sticerd)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

09 March 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Matching for Credit: Risk and Diversification in Thai Micro-Borrowing Groups
Christian Ahlin (Michigan State)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

02 March 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Does Exposing Corrupt Politicians Reduce Corruption?
Gustavo Bobonis (Toronto)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

23 February 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Parental Sex Selection and Gender Balance
V Bhaskar (University College London)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

08 December 2008   17:00 - 18:30
The Quality-Complementarity Hypothesis: Theory and Evidence from Columbia
Eric Verhoogen (Columbia) , joint with Maurice Kugler
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

01 December 2008   17:00 - 18:30
Village Banking and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Kenya
Jonathan Robinson (UC Santa Cruz) , joint with Pascaline Dupas (UCLA)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

24 November 2008   17:00 - 18:30
Political Allocation of Finance
Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam) , joint with Marcel Vorage
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

17 November 2008   17:00 - 18:30
The Economic and Demographic Transition, Mortality, and Comparative Development
Matteo Cervellati (University of Bocconi) , joint with Uwe Sunde (University of St.Gallen)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

10 November 2008   17:00 - 18:30
Health Capital and the Prenatal Environment: The Effect of Maternal Fasting During Pregnancy
Doug Almond (Columbia University) , joint with Bhashkar Mazumder
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

03 November 2008   17:00 - 18:30
The effects of rural electrification on employment: New evidence from South Africa
Taryn Dinkelman (Princeton University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

27 October 2008   17:00 - 18:30
Coups, Corporations, and Classified Information
Ethan Kaplan (Berkeley) , joint with Arindrajit Dube and Suresh Naidu
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

20 October 2008   17:00 - 18:30
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust within Africa
Nathan Nunn (Harvard) , joint with Leonard Wantchekon (New York University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

13 October 2008   17:00 - 18:30
‘Railroads and the Raj: The Economic Impact of Transportation Infrastructure’
Dave Donaldson (MIT)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

12 May 2008   17:00 - 18:30
Spillovers in Village Consumption: Testing the Extent of Partial Insurance
Tavneet Suri (MIT)
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

05 May 2008   17:00 - 18:30
TBA
Michelle Tertilt (Manheim)
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

28 April 2008   17:00 - 18:30
Can Policy Interact with Culture? Minimum Wage and the Quality of Labor Relations
Philippe Aghion (Harvard) , joint with Yann Algan and Pierre Cahuc
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

21 April 2008   17:00 - 18:30
TIME VS. MONEY IN CHILD HEALTH PRODUCTION: THE CASE OF COFFEE PRICE FLUCTUATIONS AND CHILD SURVIVAL IN COLOMBIA
Grant Miller (Harvard) , joint with B. Piedad Urdinola
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

17 March 2008   17:00 - 18:30
Enterprise Recovery following Natural Disasters
Christopher Woodruff (Warwick) , joint with Suresh de Mel and David McKenzie University of Perideniya and World Bank
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

10 March 2008   17:00 - 18:30
The Price of Political Opposition: Evidence from Venezuela’s Maisanta
Edward Miguel (Berkeley) , joint with Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of California, Berkeley. Daniel Ortega, IESA. Francisco Rodríguez, Wesleyan University.
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

03 March 2008   17:00 - 18:30
The Long Way Around: The Real Costs of Corruption in Transportation
Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard)
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

25 February 2008   16:00 - 17:30
Misallocation and Manufacturing TFP in China and India
Chang-tai Hsieh (Chicago GSB)
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

18 February 2008   16:00 - 17:30
Powerful Women: Female Leadership and Gender Bias in Indian Villages
Rohini Pande (Harvard) , joint with joint with Lori Beaman, Raghab Chattopadhyay, Esther Duflo and Petia Topalova
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

10 December 2007   16:00 - 17:30
Technological Diversification
Silvana Tenreyro (LSE) , joint with Miklos Koren
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

03 December 2007   16:00 - 17:30
Information and Incentives Inside the Firm: Evidence from Loan Officer Rotation
Daniel Paravisini (Columbia University) , joint with Andrew Hertzberg and Jose Maria Liberti
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

26 November 2007   16:00 - 17:30
"Traveling Agents: Political Change and Bureaucratic Turnover in India".
Lakshmi Iyer (Harvard University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

19 November 2007   16:00 - 17:30
Modeling Informality Formally: Households and Firms
Sebastian Galiani (Washington University) , joint with Federico Weinschelbaum Universidad de San Andrés
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

12 November 2007   16:00 - 17:30
Climate Change, Development and a Global Deal
Nicholas Stern (Asia Research Centre and LSE)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

05 November 2007   16:00 - 17:30
The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Politics
Rohini Pande (Harvard) , joint with Torsten Persson IIES, Stockholm University
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

29 October 2007   16:00 - 17:30
Political Instability and Financial Development
Mark Roe (Harvard University) , joint with Jordan I. Siegel
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

22 October 2007   16:00 - 17:30
Informal Finance: A Theory of Moneylenders
Andreas Madestam (Bocconi)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

15 October 2007   16:00 - 17:30
The Impact of Trade on Technology and Skill Upgrading Evidence from Argentina
Paula Bustos (CREI)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

21 May 2007   16:00 - 17:30
Are There Increasing Returns in Marriage Markets?
Maristella Botticini (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Torino, and Boston University) , joint with Aloysius Siow University of Toronto
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

14 May 2007   16:00 - 17:30
Routes of Infection: Exports and HIV Incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa
Emily Oster (Chicago GSB)
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

30 April 2007   16:00 - 17:30
Life expectancy and human capital investments: Evidence from maternal mortality declines in Sri Lanka
Seema Jayachandran (Stanford) , joint with Adriana Lleras-Muney (Princeton University)
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

12 March 2007   16:00 - 17:30
MALARIA IN THE AMERICAS: A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF CHILDHOOD EXPOSURE
Hoyt Bleakley (Chicago GSB)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

05 March 2007   16:00 - 17:30
Long Run health Impacts of Income Shocks: Wine and Phylloxera in 19th Century France
Ruben Enikolopov (UPF) , joint with Abhijit Banerjee, Gilles Postel-Vinay and Tim Watts
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

26 February 2007   16:00 - 17:30
Commodity Prices and Growth: Reconciling a Conundrum
Benedikt Goderis (University of Oxford) , joint with Paul Collier (University of Oxford)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

19 February 2007   16:00 - 17:30
"Income Shocks and Gender Gaps in Education: Evidence from Uganda".
Martina Bjorkman (Bocconi)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

12 February 2007   16:00 - 17:30
TBA
Asim Khwaja (Harvard)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

04 December 2006   16:00 - 17:30
TBA
Nancy Qian (Brown) , joint with Xin Meng
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

27 November 2006   16:00 - 17:30
Going into Labor: Earnings vs. Infant Survival in Rural Africa
Elsa Artadi (Bocconi)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

20 November 2006   16:00 - 17:30
The increased concentration of wealth in Paris 1807-1912 Of Revolution and Demography
Jean-Laurent Rosenthal (UCLA) , joint with Thomas Piketty (EHESS, PSE), Gilles Postel Vinay (EHESS, INRA-LEA)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

13 November 2006   16:00 - 17:30
Can Higher Prices Stimulate Product Use? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Zambia
Katja Kaufmann (Bocconi) , joint with James Berry Massachusetts Institute of Technology Jesse M. Shapiro University of Chicago and NBER
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

06 November 2006   16:00 - 17:30
TBA
Dean Yang (EOPP visitor, Michigan)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

30 October 2006   16:00 - 17:30
Regional Specialization in the Long Run
Guy Michaels (LSE & CEP)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

23 October 2006   16:00 - 17:30
"Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment of a Citizen Report Card Project in Uganda".
Jakob Svensson (IIES) , joint with Martina Björkman IGIER, University of Bocconi, and CEPR.
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

16 October 2006   16:00 - 17:30
THE EFFECT OF PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION ON PRIMARY SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
Samuel Berlinski (IABD) , joint with Sebastian Galiani Paul Gertler
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

09 October 2006   16:00 - 17:30
Natural Selection and the Evolution of Life Expectancy
Omer Moav (Hebrew University and Royal Holloway University of London) , joint with Oded Galor
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

10 May 2006   16:00 - 17:30
Cultures of Corruption: Evidence from Diplomatic Parking Tickets
Raymond Fisman (Columbia) , joint with Edward Miguel University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

24 April 2006   16:00 - 17:30
Lobbying on Entry
Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam) , joint with Paolo Volpin
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

13 March 2006   16:00 - 17:30
TBA
Sharun Mukand (Tufts)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

06 March 2006   16:00 - 17:30
Racial Segregation and Public School Expenditure, E. La Ferrara (Bocconi) (joint with A. Mele)
Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

27 February 2006   16:00 - 17:30
Financial Development, Bank Ownership, and Growth. Or, Does Quantity Imply Quality? (Preliminary)
Shawn Cole (Harvard)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

20 February 2006   16:00 - 17:30
Monitoring Corruption:*Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
Ben Olken (MIT)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

13 February 2006   16:00 - 17:30
Chronic Disease Burden and the Interaction of Education, Fertility and Growth
Fabian Lange (Yale) , joint with joint with Hoyt Bleakley (University of California at San Diego)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

30 January 2006   16:00 - 17:30
The Profits of Power: Land Rights and Agricultural Investment in Ghana
Paul Niehaus (UCSD) , joint with Markus Goldstein (World Bank)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

18 January 2006   16:00 - 17:30
In Sorrow to Bring Forth Children: Fertility amidst the Plague of HIV
Alwyn Young (Chicago)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

16 January 2006   16:00 - 17:30
Exporting and Individual Wage Premia: Evidence from Mexican Employer-Employee Data
Eric Verhoogen (Columbia) , joint with David S. Kaplan (ITAM)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

05 December 2005   16:00 - 17:30
"Class size as a market outcome".
Miguel Urquiola (Columbia) , joint with Patrick McEwan (Wellesley College) and Eric Verhoogen (Columbia)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

28 November 2005   16:00 - 17:30
'Dams'
Rohini Pande (Harvard) , joint with Esther Duflo (MIT)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

21 November 2005   16:00 - 17:30
"Women as Agents of Change: Female Income, Social Affiliation and Household Decisions in South India".
Kaivan Munshi (University of Cambridge) , joint with Nancy Luke (Brown University)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

14 November 2005   16:00 - 17:30
The politics of parochialism: political competition and politician quality
Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) , joint with Rohini Pande (Yale)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

07 November 2005   16:00 - 17:30
"Disease and Development: The Effect of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth"
Simon Johnson (MIT/IMF) , joint with Daron Acemoglu MIT
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

31 October 2005   16:00 - 17:30
"Vocational Training versus General Education: Evidence from an Educational Reform in Romania"
Cristian Pop-Eleches (Columbia) , joint with Ofer Malamud
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

24 October 2005   16:00 - 17:30
Monitoring Works: Getting Teachers to Come to School
Ruben Enikolopov (UPF) , joint with Rema Hanna New York University
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

17 October 2005   16:00 - 17:30
"Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States".
Rohini Pande (Harvard) , joint with Torsten Persson (IIES, and Stockholm University).
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

10 October 2005   16:00 - 17:30
"Why is Mobility in India so Low? Social Insurance, Inequality and Growth".
Mark Rosenzweig (Yale) , joint with Kaivan Munshi (Brown University and NBER)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

06 June 2005   16:00 - 17:30
tba
Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

16 May 2005   16:00 - 17:30
The dynamics of inequality and growth in rural China: Does higher inequality impede growth
Dwayne Benjamin (Toronto) , joint with Loren Brandt and John Giles
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

06 May 2005   11:30 - 13:00
Does immigration affect the long term educational outcomes of natives? Quasi-experimental evidence (Seminar joint with Labour Seminar Series)
Victor Lavy (RHUL & Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Location: FMG Conference Room, LRB 407
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

03 May 2005   16:00 - 17:30
Buying less, but shopping more: Changes in consumption patterns during a crisis
David McKenzie (World Bank)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 505
5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2

14 March 2005   16:00 - 17:30
Estimating Dynamic Local Interactions Models
CANCELLED
Timothy G. Conley (University of Chicago) , joint with Giorgio Topa
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

07 March 2005   16:00 - 17:30
Incomes in South Africa since the fall of Apartheid
James Levinsohn (University of Michigan and NBER) , joint with Murry Leibbrandt and Justin McCrary
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

13 December 2004   16:00 - 17:30
t.b.a.
Stanley Zin (Carnegie Mellon University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

06 December 2004   16:00 - 17:30
"How Much of Observed Economic Mobility is Measurement Error: A Method to Remove Measurement Error with an Application to Vietnam."
Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

29 November 2004   16:00 - 17:30
t.b.a.
Debraj Ray (New York University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

22 November 2004   16:00 - 17:30
"Observing Unobservables: Identifying Information Asymmetries with a Consumer Credit Field Experiment"
Dean Karlan (Princeton University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

15 November 2004   16:00 - 17:30
"Teacher Shocks and Student Learning: Evidence from Zambia"
Stefan Dercon (Oxford University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

08 November 2004   16:00 - 17:30
"Private Donations for International Development"
John Mickelwright (Institute of Education)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

01 November 2004   16:00 - 17:30
"Cooperation in the Workplace: Evidence From the Field"
Oriana Bandiera (LSE)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

25 October 2004   16:00 - 17:30
"Corruption and Politicians: Rent-seeking in an Emerging Financial Market"
Asim Khwaja (Harvard)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

18 October 2004   16:00 - 17:30
"Informal Insurance in Social Networks"
Garance Genicot (Georgetown) , joint with Francis Bloch and Debraj Ray
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

11 October 2004   16:00 - 17:30
"The Effect of Land Titling"
Sebastian Galiani (Washington University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

22 March 2004   16:00 - 17:30
Risk Sharing with Formal and Informal Contracts: Theory, Semi-Parametric Identification and Estimation
Thierry Magnac (Toulouse) , joint with P Dubois and B Julien
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

15 March 2004   16:00 - 17:30
From Farmers to Merchants: A Human Capital Interpretation of Jewish Economic History
Maristella Botticini (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Torino, and Boston University) , joint with Zvi Eckstein
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

08 March 2004   16:00 - 17:30
Endogenous network formation and informal institutions in rural Ethiopia
Pramila Krishnan (University of Cambridge)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

01 March 2004   16:00 - 17:30
Descent rules and inter-vivos transfers
Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

16 February 2004   16:00 - 17:30
Disciplining Local Leaders in Community-driven Development
J-P Platteau (University of Namur) , joint with Frederic Gaspart
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

09 February 2004   16:00 - 17:30
Using Repayment Data to Test Across Models of Joint Liability Lending
Robert Townsend (MIT)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

02 February 2004   16:00 - 17:30
Land Tenure and Productive Efficiency
Markus Goldstein (EOPP, LSE) , joint with Chris Udry
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

26 January 2004   16:00 - 17:30
Does it matter where you eat? Nutrition and children's height in rural Colombia
Orazio Attanasio (UCL)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

19 January 2004   16:00 - 17:30
Incentives and Nutrition for Rotten Kids: Intrahousehold Food Allocation in the Philippines
Ethan Ligon (University of California, Berkeley)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

12 January 2004   16:00 - 17:30
US Border Enforcement and the Net Inflow of Mexican Illegal Migration
Manuela Angelucci (UCL)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

11 March 2002   16:00 - 17:30
Trade, Law and Product Complexity
Dan Berkowitz (Pittsburgh and UCL)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

04 March 2002   16:00 - 17:30
Risk Pooling and Limited Commitment: An Experimental Approach
Abigail Barr (Oxford University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

25 February 2002   16:00 - 17:30
Democratization, Decentralization and the Distribution of Local Public Goods in a Poor Rural Economy
Andrew Foster (Brown University) , joint with Mark Rosenzweig
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

18 February 2002   16:00 - 17:30
From Ports to Prosperity: Atlantic Trade, Institutitonal Change and the Rise of Europe
Daron Acemoglu (MIT) , joint with Simon Johnson
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

11 February 2002   16:00 - 17:30
Trust and Development
Patrick Francois (University of British Columbia)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

04 February 2002   16:00 - 17:30
This seminar has been cancelled
Maristella Botticini (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Torino, and Boston University)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

28 January 2002   16:00 - 17:30
Inequality, Market Imperfections, and Collective Action
Pranab Bardhan (Berkeley)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

10 December 2001   16:00 - 17:30
Competition and Innovation: Theory and Evidence
Nick Bloom (CEP)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

03 December 2001   15:00 - 16:30
Land and Power
James Robinson (University of California, Berkeley)
Location: AV Hill Lecture Theatre
Medical Sciences Building 131 (Above Physiology Dept. Archway) ,UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

26 November 2001   16:00 - 17:30
Conflict and Globalisation
Paul Collier (Oxford)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

23 November 2001   14:00 - 15:30
A Political Economy Model of Congressional Careers
Antonio Merlo (University of Pennsylvania) , joint with Daniel Diermeier and Mike Keane.
(This event is jointly organised with the CEP Friday Seminar)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

12 November 2001   16:00 - 17:30
When Schools Compete, How do they Compete? An Assessment of Chiles Nationwide School Voucher Program
Miguel Urquiola (Columbia)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

05 November 2001   16:00 - 17:30
Rich Nations, Poor Nations: how much can multiple equilibria explain?
Jon Temple (University of Bristol)
Location: Jevons Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

22 October 2001   16:00 - 17:30
Why dowry payments declined in Europe but are increasing in India
Siwan Anderson (Tilburg University.)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

15 October 2001   16:00 - 17:30
Incomplete Marital Contracts - Theory and Evidence from Malaysia
Imran Rasul (UCL and IFS)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH