Fall 2013

December 19
Speaker: Asim Khwaja, Harvard
Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Incentive Pay for Tax Collectors

November 21
Speaker: Dean Karlan, Yale
Loose Knots: Strong vs. Weak Commitments to Save for Education in Uganda

November 7
Speaker: Jenny Aker, Tufts University
Cash or Coupons? The Relative Impacts of Cash and Vouchers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

October 17
Speaker: Rohini Pande, Harvard Kennedy School
Why are Indian Children Shorter than African Children?

September 19
Speaker: Laura Schechter, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Stability of Social, Risk, and Time Preferences Over Multiple Years

September 12
Speaker: Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Turning a Shove into a Nudge? A “Labeled Cash Transfer” for Education

Summer 2013

August 15
Speaker: Robert Jensen, Wharton
Market Size and the Growth of Firms: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India

August 1
Speaker: Rebecca Thornton, University of Michigan
Rural Transportation and Access to Markets

July 18
Speaker: Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development
The Effect of Foreign Labor on Native Employment: A Job-Specific Approach an Application to North Carolina Farms

June 20
Speaker: Nishith Prakash, University of Connecticut
Cycling to School: Increasing Secondary School Enrollment for Girls in India

June 6
Speaker: Hoyt Bleakley, University of Chicago
Up from Poverty? The 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery and the Long-run Distribution of Wealth

May 16
Speaker: Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University
Asymmetric Information and Middleman Margins: An Experiment with West Bengal Potato Farmers

Spring 2013

May 2
Speaker: Jonathan Robinson, University of California, Santa Cruz
Daily Needs, Income Targets and Labor Supply: Evidence from Kenya

April 24
Speaker: Maitreesh Ghatak, London School of Economics
Motivating Knowledge Agents: Can Incentive Pay Overcome Social Distance?

April 4
Speaker: Nava Ashraf, Harvard Business School
Mission Incentives: Selection and Recruitment of Community Health Workers in Zambia

March 21
Speaker: Flavio Cunha, The University of Pennsylvania
Eliciting Maternal Beliefs about the Technology of Skill Formation

February 21
Speaker: Petra Todd, University of Pennsylvania
Aligning Learning Incentives of Students and Teachers: Results from a Social Experiment in Mexican High Schools

February 7
Speaker: Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University
Selling Formal Insurance to the Informally Insured

January 17
Speaker: Garance Genicot, Georgetown University
Suicide and Property Rights in India