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


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).

These seminars are free and open to everyone. No registration is required

Seminar organisers:

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


16 March 2015   16:00 - 17:30
Optimal Development Policies with Financial Frictions
Ben Moll (Princeton) , joint with Oleg Itskhoki
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

09 March 2015   16:00 - 17:30
Household recombination and retrospective evaluation: Evidence from the Matlab Health and Family Planning Experiment
Andrew Foster (Brown University) , joint with Sveta Milusheva
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

02 March 2015   16:00 - 17:30
Nation-Building Through Compulsory Schooling: The Response of American States to Mass Migration in the Nineteenth Century
Imran Rasul (UCL and IFS) , joint with Oriana Bandiera [LSE], Myra Mohnen [UCL] and Martina Viarengo [The Graduate Institute, Geneva]
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

23 February 2015   16:00 - 17:30
Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan
Eric Verhoogen (Columbia)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

16 February 2015   16:00 - 17:30
Does Female Empowerment Promote Economic Development?
Michele Tertilt (Mannheim)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

01 December 2014   16:00 - 17:30
TBC
Chris Blattman (Columbia University)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

24 November 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Building State Capacity: Evidence from Biometric Smartcards in India
Sandip Sukhtankar (Dartmouth College) , joint with Karthik Muralidharany (UC San Diego) and Paul Niehausz (UC San Diego)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

17 November 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Is climate change driving urbanization in Africa?
J Vernon Henderson (LSE & SERC)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

12 November 2014   12:30 - 14:00
SPECIAL Seminar: Universal Gravity
Treb Allen (Northwestern)
Location: 32L 1.04
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

10 November 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Market, Contracts and Uncertainty: A Structural Model of a Groundwater"
Xavier Gine (World Bank)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

03 November 2014   16:00 - 17:30
The big sort: College reputation and labor market outcomes
Miguel Urquiola (Columbia)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

27 October 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Networks and Misallocation: Insurance, Migration, and the Rural-Urban Wage Gap
Kaivan Munshi (University of Cambridge) , joint with Mark Rosenzweig (Yale University)
Location: Ricardo Lecture Theatre
Basement, Drayton House, UCL, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX

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
Michele Tertilt (Mannheim)
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 (Northwestern University) , 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