Fall 2012

December 13
Speaker: Andrew Zeitlin, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Understanding Heterogeneity: Risk and Learning in the Adoption of Agricultural Technologies

December 10
Speaker: Catherine Wolfram, University of California, Berkeley
Poverty, Growth and the Demand for Energy

December 6
Speaker: Giacomo De Giorgi, Stanford University
Business Literacy and Development: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural Mexico

November 29
Speaker: Marta Vicarelli, Yale University
El Nino and Mexican Children: Medium-term Effects of Early-life Weather Shocks on Cognitive and Health Outcomes

November 8
Speaker: Lori Beaman, Northwestern University
Do Job Networks Disadvantage Women? Evidence from a Recruitment Experiment in Malawi

October 25
Speaker: Craig McIntosh, University of California, San Diego
Slum Infrastructure Upgrading and Budgeting Spillovers: The Case of Mexico’s Habitat Program

October 11
Speaker: Saumitra Jha, Stanford University
Trade, Institutions and Ethnic Tolerance: Evidence from South Asia

September 27
Speaker: Santosh Anagol, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
Understanding the Advice of Commissions-Motivated Agents: Theory and Evidence from the Indian Life Insurance Market

September 13
Speaker: Seema Jayachandran, Stanford University
The Price Effects of Cash vs. In-Kind Transfers

Summer 2012

August 30
Speaker: Brian Dillon, Harvard University
Estimation of a Dynamic Agricultural Production Model with Observed, Subjective Distributions

August 23
Speaker: Karthik Muralidharan, University of California, San Diego
Long-Term Effects of Teacher Performance Pay: Experimental Evidence from India

August 9
Speaker: Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University
Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment

August 2
Speaker: Shawn Cole, Harvard University
Informational Inefficiencies and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Mobile Phone-Based Agricultural Extension

July 26
Speaker: Joyce L. Chen, The Ohio State University
Altruism, Cooperation, and Efficiency: Agricultural Production in Polygynous Households

July 12
Speaker: Aprajit Mahajan, Stanford University
12:00-1:00 pm
Conference Room 7AB
Time Inconsistency, Expectations and Technology Adoption: The case of Insecticide Treated Nets

June 21
Speaker: Vivian Hoffmann, University of Maryland
A Market for Lemons: Maize in Kenya