Past Seminars

IFPRI’s Applied Microeconomics & Development Seminar Series provides a forum for researchers to present top-quality applied microeconomics and development work. Seminars are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at IFPRI’s Washington DC office. View all past presentations on Slideshare or click on the highlighted links.




  • Paul Novosad: Dirty Politics: Mining Booms and Political Behavior in India
  • Kelsey Jack: Seasonal Liquidity Constraints and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Zambia
  • Jeremy Magruder: Can Network Theory-based Targeting Increase Technology Adoption?
  • Solomon Hsiang: Climate Change and the Global Migration of Agriculture: Evidence from Australia, Brazil, China, Europe and the United States
  • Cynthia Kinnan: Relaxing Migration Constraints for Rural Households
  • Adrienne Lucas: Adult Health Interventions at Scale and Children’s Schooling: Evidence from Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambia
  • Charles Sprenger: Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan
  • Raymond Fisman: The Economics of Death Ceilings
  • Marco Gonzalez-Navarro: Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico
  • Melissa Dell: The Long Run Effects of Agricultural Productivity Shocks: Irrigation and Structural Change in Mexico
  • Rachel Heath: Intrahoushold Bargaining, Female Autonomy, and Labor Supply: Theory and Evidence from India
  • Leandro Carvalho: Complexity and Sophistication
  • Elaine Liu: The Impact of a Natural Disaster on the Incidence of Fetal Losses and Pregnancy Outcomes
  • Prashant Bharadwaj: Perverse Consequences of Well-Intentioned Regulation: Evidence from India’s Child Labor Ban
  • Patrick McEwan: Do Education and Health Conditions Matter in a Large Cash Transfer? Evidence from a Honduran Experiment
  • Anandi Mani: Poverty’s Brain Drain: Evidence from Decision-making in Agriculture
  • Jonas Hjort: Firms’ Response and Unintended Health Consequences of Industrial Regulations
  • Eric Edmonds: Institutional Influences on Human Capital Accumulation: Micro Evidence from Children Vulnerable to Bondage
  • Simone Schaner: The Persistent Power of Behavioral Change: Long-Run Impacts of Temporary Savings Subsidies for the Poor
  • Annemie Maertens: The Value of Literacy beyond Reading: Evidence from an RCT in India
  • Shing-Yi Wang: Asymmetric Information and Remittances: Evidence from Matched Administrative Data


  • Paul Glewwe: Decomposing Gaps in Student Learning in Developing Countries: Evidence from Vietnamese and Peruvian Panel Data
  • Shachar Kariv: Is There a Development Gap in Rationality?
  • Jessica Cohen: The Impact of Packaging and Messaging on Adherence to Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Uganda
  • Emily Breza: Savings Monitors
  • Jessica Leight: Grain into Gold? The Impact of Agricultural Income Shocks on Rural Chinese Households
  • Manisha Shah: Drought of Opportunities: Contemporaneous and Long Term Impacts of Rainfall Shocks on Human Capital
  • Gustavo Bobonis: Monitoring Corruptible Politicians
  • Owen Ozier: Exploiting Externalities to Estimate the Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Deworming
  • Frederico Finan: Procuring Firm Growth: The Effects of Public Procurement on Firm Growth and Exit
  • Simon Quinn: Using the ROSCA as a Model for Individual Finance in Pakistan: Results from a Randomized Field Experiment
  • Richard Akresh: Cash Transfers and Child Schooling: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation of the Role of Conditionality
  • Lakshmi Iyer: Poverty and Crime: Evidence from Rainfall and Trade Shocks in India
  • Alessandra Voena: Inheritance Customs and Agricultural Investment in Rural Zambia
  • Mushfiq Mobarak: Risk, Insurance and Wages in General Equilibrium
  • Silvia Prina: Do Interventions Change the Network? A Dynamic Peer Effect Model Accounting for Network Changes
  • Damien de Walque: Information is Power: Experimental Evidence of the Long Run Impact of Community Based Monitoring
  • Jishnu Das: Quality and Accountability in Healthcare Delivery: Evidence from an Audit Study of Healthcare Providers in India
  • Carolina Castilla: What’s Yours in Mine, and What’s Mine is Mine: Bargaining Power and Income Concealing between Spouses in India
  • Chris Blattman: Can Employment Reduce Lawlessness and Rebellion? Experimental Evidence from an Agricultural Intervention with High-Risk Men in a Fragile State




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