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Economic Development Seminar

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Economic Development Seminar

Poor and rational: Decision-making under scarcity

Apr 1, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
A growing literature associates poverty with anomalies in decision-making. Researchers investigate this link in a sample of over 3,000 small-scale farmers in Zambia, who were given the opportunity to exchange randomly assigned household items for alternative items of similar value.
Economic Development Seminar

Externalities in Politicians’ Malfeasance

Oct 8, 2020, 4:00-5:02 pm EDT
We study spillover effects of corruption, i.e., whether and how public information regarding politicians’ malfeasance in other jurisdictions can affect corruption and rent seeking in the home jurisdiction.
Economic Development Seminar

Hierarchical Corruption

Mar 28, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
3240 Weill Hall
We present and explain the vertical organization of corruption in a traffic police agency.
Ford School
Economic Development Seminar

Measurement of intergenerational mobility in developing countries, with evidence from India

Nov 15, 2018, 4:00-5:30 am EST
3240 Weill Hall
Estimating intergenerational mobility in developing countries is difficult because matched parent-child income records are rarely available and education is measured very coarsely. In particular, there are no established methods for comparing educational mobility for subsamples of the population when the education distribution is changing over time.
Ford School
Economic Development Seminar

Gendered Language

Nov 8, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
3240 Weill Hall
Languages use different systems for classifying nouns. Gender languages assign many — sometimes all — nouns to distinct sex-based categories, masculine and feminine. We construct a new data set, documenting this property for more than four thousand languages which together account for more than 99 percent of the world’s population. 
Ford School
Economic Development Seminar

Can Digital Loans Deliver?

Oct 18, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
3240 Weill Hall
Can Digital Loans Deliver? Take Up and Impacts of Digital Loans in Kenya by Prashant Bharadwaj, William Jack, Tavneet Suri
Ford School