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, located at 2033 K St. NW. 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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