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

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

Seminar organisers: Dr Greg Fischer (LSE), Dr Gharad Bryan (LSE), Prof Imran Rasul (UCL) and Dr Marcos Vera-Hernández (UCL)

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Monday  25 April 2016  16:00 - 17:30

Loss in the time of cholera: Long-run impact of a disease epidemic on the urban landscape

Erica Field (Duke University) , joint with Attila Ambrus (Duke) and Robert Gonzalez (UNC)

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Monday  21 March 2016  16:00 - 17:30

Asymmetry of Information Within Family Networks

Garance Genicot (Georgetown) , joint with Joachim de Weerdt and Alice Mesnard

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Monday  14 March 2016  16:00 - 17:30

How do Average Hours Worked Vary With Development? Cross-Country Evidence and Implications

David Lagakos (UC San Diego) , joint with Alexander Bick (Arizona State) and Nicola Fuchs-Schuendeln (Goethe University Frankfurt)

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Monday  07 March 2016  16:00 - 17:30

Agglomeration and (the Lack of) Competition

Joseph Kaboski (University of Notre Dame) , joint with Wyatt Brooks and Amber Li

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Monday  29 February 2016  16:00 - 17:30

Measuring Living Standards Across Space: The Search for a Spatial Equilibrium in African Micro Data

Doug Gollin (Oxford)

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Monday  22 February 2016  16:00 - 17:30

Debates: Voting and Expenditure Responses to Political Communication

Katherine Casey (Stanford)

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Monday  07 December 2015  16:00 - 17:30

Schooling, Learning, and Earnings: Effects of a Three-Year Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Nicaragua after 10 Years

Karen Macours (Paris School of Economics)

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Monday  30 November 2015  16:00 - 17:30

Building Evidence from Multiple Studies: The Response to Incentive Pay

Greg Fischer (EOPP and LSE)

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Monday  23 November 2015  16:00 - 17:30

Unshrouding Effects on Demand for a Costly Add-on: Evidence from Bank Overdrafst in Turkey

Dean Karlan (Yale University)

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Monday  16 November 2015  16:00 - 17:30

How Positive Was the Positive Check? Investment and Fertility in the Aftermath of the 1918 Influenza in India

Daniel Keniston (Yale University)

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Monday  09 November 2015  16:00 - 17:30

Can Network Theory-Based Targeting Increase Technology Adoption?

Jeremy Magruder (UC Berkeley)

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Monday  02 November 2015  16:00 - 17:30

The Long-run Effect of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

Nancy Qian (Yale University) , joint with Murat Iyigun and Nathan Nunn

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Monday  26 October 2015  16:00 - 17:30

Cereals, Appropriability and Hierarchy

Luigi Pascalli (Warwick)

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Monday  15 June 2015  16:00 - 17:30

The Right Amount of Trust

Paola Giuliano (UCLA) , joint with Jeffrey Butler(EIEF) and Luigi Guiso (EIEF)

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Monday  08 June 2015  16:00 - 17:30

Gossip: Identifying Central Individuals in a Social Network

Abhijit Banerjee (MIT)

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Monday  01 June 2015  16:00 - 17:30

Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade

Andres Rodriguez-Clare (Berkeley) , joint with Simon Galle and Moises Yi.

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Monday  11 May 2015  16:00 - 17:30

Voting for Peace in A Conflict Zone: The Effects of Exposure to Financial Markets

Saumitra Jha (Stanford University) , joint with Moses Shayo (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

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Monday  27 April 2015  16:00 - 17:30

Why Are Indian Children So Short?

Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern University)

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Monday  16 March 2015  16:00 - 17:30

Optimal Development Policies with Financial Frictions

Ben Moll (Princeton) , joint with Oleg Itskhoki

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Monday  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

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Monday  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]

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Monday  23 February 2015  16:00 - 17:30

Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan

Eric Verhoogen (Columbia)

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Monday  16 February 2015  16:00 - 17:30

Does Female Empowerment Promote Economic Development?

Michele Tertilt (Mannheim)

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Monday  01 December 2014  16:00 - 17:30

Reducing crime and violence: Experimental evidence from behavior change and cash transfers

Chris Blattman (Columbia University)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  17 November 2014  16:00 - 17:30

Is climate change driving urbanization in Africa?

J Vernon Henderson (LSE & SERC)

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Wednesday  12 November 2014  12:30 - 14:00
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SPECIAL Seminar: Universal Gravity

Treb Allen (Northwestern)

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Monday  10 November 2014  16:00 - 17:30

Market, Contracts and Uncertainty: A Structural Model of a Groundwater'

Xavier Gine (World Bank)

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Monday  03 November 2014  16:00 - 17:30

The big sort: College reputation and labor market outcomes

Miguel Urquiola (Columbia)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  16 June 2014  16:00 - 17:30

The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa

Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University) , joint with Elias Papaioannou

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Monday  09 June 2014  13:00 - 14:30
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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

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Monday  02 June 2014  16:00 - 17:30

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Fabrizio Zilibotti (Zurich University)

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Monday  19 May 2014  16:00 - 17:30

Crony Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics

Chang-tai Hsieh (Chicago GSB)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  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

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Monday  17 March 2014  16:00 - 17:30

Who’s Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intranational Trade Costs

Dave Donaldson (MIT)

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Monday  10 March 2014  16:00 - 17:30

Worker Mobility in a Global Labor Market: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates

Suresh Naidu (Columbia)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  24 February 2014  16:00 - 17:30

Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets

Supreet Kaur (Columbia University)

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Monday  17 February 2014  16:00 - 17:30

Entry Costs Rise with Development

Peter Klenow (Stanford University) , joint with Albert Bollard and Huiyu Li

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Monday  02 December 2013  16:00 - 17:30

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Lori Beaman (Northwestern University)

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Monday  25 November 2013  16:00 - 17:30

Ethnicity in Children and Mixed Marriages: Theory and Evidence from China

Torsten Persson (IIES)

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Monday  18 November 2013  16:00 - 17:30

New Media, Institutions, and Economic Change: Evidence from the Protestant Reformation

Jeremiah Dittmar (LSE)

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Monday  11 November 2013  16:00 - 17:30

Winning Hearts and Minds: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan

Ruben Enikolopov (UPF)

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Monday  04 November 2013  16:00 - 17:30

Ethnic Divisions and Production in Firms

Jonas Hjort (Columbia Business School)

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Monday  28 October 2013  16:00 - 17:30

Labor Market Integration in Brazil

Melanie Morten (Stanford ) , joint with Jaqueline Oliviera

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Monday  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)

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Monday  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

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Monday  20 May 2013  16:00 - 17:30

Mis-allocation of Political Capital

Fred Finan (Berkeley)

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Monday  13 May 2013  16:00 - 17:30

Trafficking Networks and the Mexican Drug War

Melissa Dell (Harvard)

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Monday  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

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Monday  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

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Monday  11 March 2013  16:00 - 17:30

Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints

Chris Udry (Yale University)

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Monday  04 March 2013  16:00 - 17:30

The Marginal Rate of Corruption in Public Programs: Evidence from India

Paul Niehaus (UCSD)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  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

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Monday  03 December 2012  16:00 - 17:30

Learning about the Enforcement of Government Policies and Behavioral Responses: Evidence from Bolsa Familia

Katja Kaufmann (Bocconi)

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Monday  26 November 2012  16:00 - 17:30

The Macroeconomics of Microfinace

Francisco Buera (UCLA)

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Monday  19 November 2012  16:00 - 17:30

Do Initial Endowments Matter only Initially? Birth Weight, Parental Investments and School Achievement

Prashant Bharadwaj (UCSD)

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Monday  12 November 2012  15:30 - 17:00
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Trade Liberalization, the Price of Quality, and Inequality: Evidence from Mexican Store Prices

Ben Faber (CEP & LSE)

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Monday  05 November 2012  16:00 - 17:30

CANCELLED

Chenggang Xu (University of Hong Kong)

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Monday  29 October 2012  16:00 - 17:30

How the West 'Invented' Fertility Restriction

Joachim Voth (University of Zurich) , joint with Nico Voigtländer

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Monday  22 October 2012  16:00 - 17:30

The Price of Development

Fadi Hassan (LSE)

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Monday  15 October 2012  16:00 - 17:30

The Human Capital Stock: A Generalized Approach

Ben Jones (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern)

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Monday  08 October 2012  16:00 - 17:30

Can Rationing Affect Long Run Behavior? Evidence from Brazil

Francisco Costa (EOPP, LSE)

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Wednesday  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

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Monday  28 May 2012  17:00 - 18:30
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Marcos Vera-Hernández (UCL)

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Monday  21 May 2012  17:00 - 18:30
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Voting and Peer-effects: Experimental Evidence from Mozambique

Pedro Vicente (Nova School of Business and Economics)

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Monday  14 May 2012  17:00 - 18:30
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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

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Monday  05 March 2012  17:00 - 18:30
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Private Returns to Public Office

Raymond Fisman (Columbia) , joint with Florian Schulz and Vikrant Vig

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Monday  27 February 2012  17:00 - 18:30
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'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

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Monday  20 February 2012  17:00 - 18:30
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“Contract Teachers: Experimental Evidence from India'

Karthik Muralidharan (University of California San Diego)

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Monday  13 February 2012  17:00 - 18:30
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Katja Kaufmann (Bocconi)

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Monday  05 December 2011  16:00 - 17:30

Marriage Networks, Nepotism and Labor Market Outcomes in China

Shing-Yi Wang (NYU)

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Monday  28 November 2011  16:00 - 17:30

'Markets for Fake Antimalarials: Experimental Evidence from Uganda'

Jakob Svensson (IIES)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  14 November 2011  16:00 - 17:30

Little Emperors—Behavioral Impacts of China’s One-Child Policy

Lisa Cameron (Monash University)

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Monday  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

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Monday  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

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Monday  24 October 2011  16:00 - 17:30

Targets of Violence: Evidence from India’s Naxalite Conflict

Oliver Vanden Eynde (EOPP, LSE)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  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

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Monday  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)).

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Monday  23 May 2011  16:00 - 17:30

ANTI-LEMONS: SCHOOL REPUTATION, RELATIVE DIVERSITY, AND EDUCATIONAL QUALITY

Miguel Urquiola (Columbia)

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


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Monday  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)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  21 March 2011  16:00 - 17:30

The Analytics of the Wage Effect of Immigration

George Borjas (Harvard)

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Monday  14 March 2011  15:00 - 16:30
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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)

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Monday  07 March 2011  16:00 - 17:30

Why Don't the Poor Save More? Evidence from Savings Experiments in Kenya

Pascaline Dupas (Stanford University)

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Monday  28 February 2011  16:00 - 17:30

The Life-Cycle of Manufacturing Plants in India and Mexico.

Chang-tai Hsieh (Chicago GSB)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  07 February 2011  16:00 - 17:30

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Thomas Fujiwara (UBC)

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Wednesday  19 January 2011  16:00 - 17:30

Assignment Reversals: Trade, Skill Allocation and Wage Inequality

Thomas Sampson (CEP/LSE)

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Monday  17 January 2011  16:00 - 17:30

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Mar Reguant (Stanford)

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Monday  06 December 2010  16:00 - 17:30

Authority, Incentives and Performance: Theory and Evidence from a Chinese Newspaper

Yanhui Wu (CEP & LSE)

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Monday  29 November 2010  16:00 - 17:30

Evaluation of Financial Systems in Developing Countries

Robert Townsend (MIT)

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT


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Monday  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

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Monday  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

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Monday  08 November 2010  16:00 - 17:30

Testing Coalition-Proof Dynamic Risk-Sharing.

Tessa Bold (IIES)

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Monday  01 November 2010  16:00 - 17:30

Economic Opportunities and Gender Differences in Human Capital: Experimental Evidence for India

Robert Jensen (UCLA)

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Monday  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

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Monday  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)

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Monday  11 October 2010  16:00 - 17:30

Economic Networks of the Poor: Wealth as a Determinant of Network Structure

Selim Gulesci (EOPP)

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Monday  24 May 2010  17:00 - 18:30
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Women's Rights and Development

Raquel Fernandez (NYU)

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Monday  17 May 2010  17:00 - 18:30
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Capture and Clientelism in Local Governance: Theory and Evidence

Pranab Bardhan (Berkeley)

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Monday  10 May 2010  17:00 - 18:30
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Sanitary Technology in Nepal: Menstrual Cup Adoption and Effects on Education

Rebecca Thornton (Michigan) , joint with Emily Oster (University of Chicago and NBER)

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Monday  26 April 2010  17:00 - 18:30
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Workers without Borders

Sanjay Jain (Cambridge) , joint with Sumon Majumdar, (Queen's University) and Sharun W. Mukand (Tufts University and University of Warwick)

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Monday  22 March 2010  17:00 - 18:30
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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)

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Monday  15 March 2010  17:00 - 18:30
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Technology Diffusion and Social Networks: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda

Macartan Humphries (Columbia) , joint with Jiehua Chen and Vijay Modi

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Monday  08 March 2010  17:00 - 18:30
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Armed Conflict and Schooling: Evidence from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

Richard Akresh (Illinois) , joint with Damien de Walque

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Monday  01 March 2010  17:00 - 18:30
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Does management matter: evidence from India

Nick Bloom (CEP) , joint with Nicholas Bloom, Benn Eifert, Aprajit Mahajan, David McKenzie and John Roberts

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Monday  07 December 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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Compensated for Life: Sex Work and Disease Risk in Ecuador

Raj Arunchalam (Michigan) , joint with Manisha Shah

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Monday  30 November 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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Household Bargaining and Excess Fertility: An Experimental Study in Zambia

Katja Kaufmann (Bocconi) , joint with Erica Field and Jean Lee.

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Monday  23 November 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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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

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Monday  16 November 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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The Distributional Implications of Group Lending

Jean-Marie Baland (Namur) , joint with Rohini Somanathan (Delhi School of Economics) and Zaki Wahhaj (University of Oxford)

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Monday  09 November 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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The Blessing of Natural Resources: Evidence from a Peruvian Gold Mine

Fernando Aragon (LSE) , joint with Juan Pablo Rud

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Monday  02 November 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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Weather and Infant Mortality in Africa

Torsten Persson (IIES) , joint with Masa Kudamatsu and David Strömberg

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Monday  26 October 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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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)

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Monday  19 October 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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MOTIVATING POLITICIANS: THE IMPACTS OF MONETARY INCENTIVES ON QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE

Claudio Ferraz (PUC - Rio) , joint with Frederico Finan

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Monday  12 October 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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The Power of Propaganda: The Effect of U.S. Government Bias on Cold War News Coverage of Human Rights Abuses

Nancy Qian (Yale University)

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Monday  05 October 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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Marry for What? Caste and Mate Selection in Modern India

Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) , joint with Esther Duflo, Maitreesh Ghatak and Jeanne Lafortune

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Monday  08 June 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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CANCELLED

Robert Jensen (UCLA)

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


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Monday  01 June 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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Post-1500 Population Flows and the Long Run Determinants of Economic Growth and Inequality

David Weil (Brown) , joint with Louis Putterman (Brown)

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Monday  18 May 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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Do Social Interactions Facilitate Cooperative Behavior? Evidence from a Group Lending Experiment in India

Erica Field (Duke University) , joint with Benjamin Feigenberg and Rohini Pande. (Both Harvard)

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Monday  11 May 2009  17:00 - 18:30
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The Effect of Proximity on School Enrollment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Afghanistan

Leigh Linden (Columbia) , joint with Dana Burde (NYU Steinhardt)

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Monday  27 April 2009  16:00 - 17:30

Do Democracies Select Better Leaders?

Marta Reynal-Querol (Pompeu Fabra) , joint with Tim Besley (LSE)

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


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Monday  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)

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Monday  09 March 2009  16:00 - 17:30

Matching for Credit: Risk and Diversification in Thai Micro-Borrowing Groups

Christian Ahlin (Michigan State)

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Monday  02 March 2009  16:00 - 17:30

Does Exposing Corrupt Politicians Reduce Corruption?

Gustavo Bobonis (Toronto)

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


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Monday  23 February 2009  16:00 - 17:30

Parental Sex Selection and Gender Balance

V Bhaskar (University College London)

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Monday  08 December 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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The Quality-Complementarity Hypothesis: Theory and Evidence from Columbia

Eric Verhoogen (Columbia) , joint with Maurice Kugler

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Monday  01 December 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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Village Banking and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Kenya

Jonathan Robinson (UC Santa Cruz) , joint with Pascaline Dupas (UCLA)

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Monday  24 November 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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Political Allocation of Finance

Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam) , joint with Marcel Vorage

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Monday  17 November 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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The Economic and Demographic Transition, Mortality, and Comparative Development

Matteo Cervellati (University of Bocconi) , joint with Uwe Sunde (University of St.Gallen)

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Monday  10 November 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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Health Capital and the Prenatal Environment: The Effect of Maternal Fasting During Pregnancy

Doug Almond (Columbia University) , joint with Bhashkar Mazumder

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Monday  03 November 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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The effects of rural electrification on employment: New evidence from South Africa

Taryn Dinkelman (Princeton University)

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Monday  27 October 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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Coups, Corporations, and Classified Information

Ethan Kaplan (University of Maryland) , joint with Arindrajit Dube and Suresh Naidu

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Monday  20 October 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust within Africa

Nathan Nunn (Harvard) , joint with Leonard Wantchekon (New York University)

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Monday  13 October 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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‘Railroads and the Raj: The Economic Impact of Transportation Infrastructure’

Dave Donaldson (MIT)

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Monday  12 May 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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Spillovers in Village Consumption: Testing the Extent of Partial Insurance

Tavneet Suri (MIT)

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Monday  05 May 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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Michele Tertilt (Mannheim)

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


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Monday  28 April 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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Can Policy Interact with Culture? Minimum Wage and the Quality of Labor Relations

Philippe Aghion (Harvard) , joint with Yann Algan and Pierre Cahuc

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Monday  21 April 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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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

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Monday  17 March 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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Enterprise Recovery following Natural Disasters

Christopher Woodruff (Warwick) , joint with Suresh de Mel and David McKenzie University of Perideniya and World Bank

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Monday  10 March 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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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.

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Monday  03 March 2008  17:00 - 18:30
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The Long Way Around: The Real Costs of Corruption in Transportation

Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard)

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


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Monday  25 February 2008  16:00 - 17:30

Misallocation and Manufacturing TFP in China and India

Chang-tai Hsieh (Chicago GSB)

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


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Monday  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

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Monday  10 December 2007  16:00 - 17:30

Technological Diversification

Silvana Tenreyro (LSE) , joint with Miklos Koren

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Monday  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

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Monday  26 November 2007  16:00 - 17:30

'Traveling Agents: Political Change and Bureaucratic Turnover in India'.

Lakshmi Iyer (Harvard University)

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Monday  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

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Monday  12 November 2007  16:00 - 17:30

Climate Change, Development and a Global Deal

Nicholas Stern (Asia Research Centre and LSE)

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Monday  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

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Monday  29 October 2007  16:00 - 17:30

Political Instability and Financial Development

Mark Roe (Harvard University) , joint with Jordan I. Siegel

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Monday  22 October 2007  16:00 - 17:30

Informal Finance: A Theory of Moneylenders

Andreas Madestam (Bocconi)

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Monday  15 October 2007  16:00 - 17:30

The Impact of Trade on Technology and Skill Upgrading Evidence from Argentina

Paula Bustos (CEMFI)

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Monday  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

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Monday  14 May 2007  16:00 - 17:30

Routes of Infection: Exports and HIV Incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa

Emily Oster (Chicago GSB)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  12 March 2007  16:00 - 17:30

MALARIA IN THE AMERICAS: A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF CHILDHOOD EXPOSURE

Hoyt Bleakley (Chicago GSB)

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Monday  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

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Monday  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)

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Monday  19 February 2007  16:00 - 17:30

'Income Shocks and Gender Gaps in Education: Evidence from Uganda'.

Martina Bjorkman (Bocconi)

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Monday  12 February 2007  16:00 - 17:30

TBA

Asim Khwaja (Harvard)

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Monday  04 December 2006  16:00 - 17:30

TBA

Nancy Qian (Yale University) , joint with Xin Meng

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Monday  27 November 2006  16:00 - 17:30

Going into Labor: Earnings vs. Infant Survival in Rural Africa

Elsa Artadi (Bocconi)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  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

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Monday  06 November 2006  16:00 - 17:30

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Dean Yang (EOPP visitor, Michigan)

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Monday  30 October 2006  16:00 - 17:30

Regional Specialization in the Long Run

Guy Michaels (LSE & CEP)

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Monday  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.

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Monday  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

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Monday  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

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Wednesday  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

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Monday  24 April 2006  16:00 - 17:30

Lobbying on Entry

Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam) , joint with Paolo Volpin

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Monday  13 March 2006  16:00 - 17:30

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Sharun Mukand (Tufts)

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


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Monday  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)

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


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Monday  27 February 2006  16:00 - 17:30

Financial Development, Bank Ownership, and Growth. Or, Does Quantity Imply Quality? (Preliminary)

Shawn Cole (Harvard)

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


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Monday  20 February 2006  16:00 - 17:30

Monitoring Corruption:*Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia

Ben Olken (MIT)

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


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Monday  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)

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


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Monday  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)

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


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Wednesday  18 January 2006  16:00 - 17:30

In Sorrow to Bring Forth Children: Fertility amidst the Plague of HIV

Alwyn Young (LSE)

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


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Monday  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)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  28 November 2005  16:00 - 17:30

'Dams'

Rohini Pande (Harvard) , joint with Esther Duflo (MIT)

Conference Room, LRB 505, 5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2


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Monday  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)

Conference Room, LRB 505, 5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2


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Monday  14 November 2005  16:00 - 17:30

The politics of parochialism: political competition and politician quality

Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) , joint with Rohini Pande (Yale)

Conference Room, LRB 505, 5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2


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Monday  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

Conference Room, LRB 505, 5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2


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Monday  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

Conference Room, LRB 505, 5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2


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Monday  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

Conference Room, LRB 505, 5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2


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Monday  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).

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Monday  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)

Conference Room, LRB 505, 5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2


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Monday  06 June 2005  16:00 - 17:30

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Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago)

Conference Room, LRB 505, 5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2


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Monday  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

Conference Room, LRB 505, 5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2


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Friday  06 May 2005  11:30 - 13:00
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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)

FMG Conference Room, LRB 407, 4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD


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Tuesday  03 May 2005  16:00 - 17:30

Buying less, but shopping more: Changes in consumption patterns during a crisis

David McKenzie (World Bank)

Conference Room, LRB 505, 5th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in Portugal Street, London WC2


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Monday  14 March 2005  16:00 - 17:30

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Timothy G. Conley (University of Chicago) , joint with Giorgio Topa

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Monday  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

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Monday  13 December 2004  16:00 - 17:30

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Stanley Zin (Carnegie Mellon University)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  29 November 2004  16:00 - 17:30

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Debraj Ray (New York University)

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Monday  22 November 2004  16:00 - 17:30

'Observing Unobservables: Identifying Information Asymmetries with a Consumer Credit Field Experiment'

Dean Karlan (Yale University)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  15 November 2004  16:00 - 17:30

'Teacher Shocks and Student Learning: Evidence from Zambia'

Stefan Dercon (Oxford University)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  08 November 2004  16:00 - 17:30

'Private Donations for International Development'

John Mickelwright (Institute of Education)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  01 November 2004  16:00 - 17:30

'Cooperation in the Workplace: Evidence From the Field'

Oriana Bandiera (LSE)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  25 October 2004  16:00 - 17:30

'Corruption and Politicians: Rent-seeking in an Emerging Financial Market'

Asim Khwaja (Harvard)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  18 October 2004  16:00 - 17:30

'Informal Insurance in Social Networks'

Garance Genicot (Georgetown) , joint with Francis Bloch and Debraj Ray

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  11 October 2004  16:00 - 17:30

'The Effect of Land Titling'

Sebastian Galiani (Washington University)

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Monday  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

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  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

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Monday  08 March 2004  16:00 - 17:30

Endogenous network formation and informal institutions in rural Ethiopia

Pramila Krishnan (University of Cambridge)

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Monday  01 March 2004  16:00 - 17:30

Descent rules and inter-vivos transfers

Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University)

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Monday  16 February 2004  16:00 - 17:30

Disciplining Local Leaders in Community-driven Development

J-P Platteau (University of Namur) , joint with Frederic Gaspart

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  09 February 2004  16:00 - 17:30

Using Repayment Data to Test Across Models of Joint Liability Lending

Robert Townsend (MIT)

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Monday  02 February 2004  16:00 - 17:30

Land Tenure and Productive Efficiency

Markus Goldstein (EOPP, LSE) , joint with Chris Udry

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Monday  26 January 2004  16:00 - 17:30

Does it matter where you eat? Nutrition and children's height in rural Colombia

Orazio Attanasio (UCL)

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Monday  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)

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Monday  12 January 2004  16:00 - 17:30

US Border Enforcement and the Net Inflow of Mexican Illegal Migration

Manuela Angelucci (UCL)

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Monday  11 March 2002  16:00 - 17:30

Trade, Law and Product Complexity

Dan Berkowitz (Pittsburgh and UCL)

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


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Monday  04 March 2002  16:00 - 17:30

Risk Pooling and Limited Commitment: An Experimental Approach

Abigail Barr (Oxford University)

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Monday  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

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  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

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  11 February 2002  16:00 - 17:30

Trust and Development

Patrick Francois (University of British Columbia)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  04 February 2002  16:00 - 17:30

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Maristella Botticini (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Torino, and Boston University)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  28 January 2002  16:00 - 17:30

Inequality, Market Imperfections, and Collective Action

Pranab Bardhan (Berkeley)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  10 December 2001  16:00 - 17:30

Competition and Innovation: Theory and Evidence

Nick Bloom (CEP)

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Monday  03 December 2001  15:00 - 16:30
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Land and Power

James Robinson (University of California, Berkeley)

AV Hill Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Building 131 (Above Physiology Dept. Archway) ,UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT


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Monday  26 November 2001  16:00 - 17:30

Conflict and Globalisation

Paul Collier (Oxford)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Friday  23 November 2001  14:00 - 15:30
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A Political Economy Model of Congressional Careers

Antonio Merlo (University of Pennsylvania) , joint with Daniel Diermeier and Mike Keane.
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Monday  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)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Monday  05 November 2001  16:00 - 17:30

Rich Nations, Poor Nations: how much can multiple equilibria explain?

Jon Temple (University of Bristol)

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


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Monday  22 October 2001  16:00 - 17:30

Why dowry payments declined in Europe but are increasing in India

Siwan Anderson (Tilburg University.)

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Monday  15 October 2001  16:00 - 17:30

Incomplete Marital Contracts - Theory and Evidence from Malaysia

Imran Rasul (UCL and IFS)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH