Past Events

September 11: The Economic Effects of Transportation Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa
Speaker: Remi Jedwab, George Washington University
Discussant: Clifford Winston, Brookings Institute

June 12: Health Information, Treatment, and Worker Productivity: Experimental Evidence from Malaria Testing and Treatment among Nigerian Sugarcane Cutters
Speaker: Jed Friedman, World Bank
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May 22: Do Peer Effects Influence Household Decision Making? Evidence from Child Food Intake in India
Speaker: Eeshani Kandpal, World Bank
Discussant: Susan Godlonton, IFPRI
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April 10: Rekindling Learning? The Impact of eReaders on Cognitive Outcomes in Lagos, Nigeria
Speaker: James Habyarimana, Georgetown University
Discussant: Julian Cristia, IDB
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February 27: More Schooling and More Learning? Effects of a Three-Year Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Nicaragua after 10 Years
Speaker: John Maluccio, Middlebury College
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January 30: Zambia’s Child Grant Program
Speaker: David Seidenfeld, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Discussant: Jose Cuesta, World Bank
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December 5: The Impact of Cash and Food Transfers: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention in Niger
Speaker: John Hoddinott, IFPRI
Discussant: Emanuel Skoufias, World Bank

October 10: How Price Sensitive Is Primary and Secondary School Enrollment? Evidence from Nationwide Tuition Fee Reforms in South Africa
Speaker: Robert Garlick, World Bank Development Research Group
Discussant: Naureen Karachiwalla, IFPRI

September 5: Shelter from the Storm: Upgrading Housing Infrastructure in Latin American Slums
Speaker: Sebastian Galiani, University of Maryland
Discussant: Alan de Brauw, IFPRI

May 9: Scaling Up What Works: Experimental Evidence on External Validity in Kenyan Education
Speaker: Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
Discussant: John Hoddinott, IFPRI

April 11: Empowering Adolescent Girls: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Uganda
Speaker: Markus Goldstein, World Bank
Discussant: Clara Delavallade, IFPRI

March 14: Does Information Technology Flatten Interest Articulation? Evidence from Uganda
Speaker: Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania

March 8: Promoting Democracy in Fragile States: Insights from a Field Experiment in Liberia
Speaker: Cyrus Samii, New York University

 

January 31: The Impact of the Kenya CT-OVC Programme on Productive Activities and Labor Allocation
Speakers: Paul Winters, American University

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

October 18, 2012: Orange Sweet Potato: Biofortification, Crop Adoption, and Health Outcomes in Mozambique and Uganda
Speakers: Alan de Brauw, IFPRI and Dan Gilligan, IFPRI
Discussant: Yurie Tanimichi Hoberg, World Bank

Biofortification, crop adoption and health information: Impact pathways in Mozambique and Uganda

Networks and Constraints on the Diffusion of a Biofortified Agricultural Technology: Evidence from a Partial Population Experiment

September 6, 2012: Cash Transfers, Behavioral Changes, and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
Speaker: Renos Vakis, World Bank
Discussant: Shareen Joshi, Georgetown University

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May 23, 2012: Business Training and Female Enterprise Start-up and Growth in Sri Lanka
Speaker: David McKenzie, World Bank
Discussant: Alan de Brauw, IFPRI

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June 6, 2012: Debt Structure, Entrepreneurship, and Risk: Evidence from Microfinance
Speaker: Erica Field, Duke University Department of Economics
Discussant: David Roodman, Center for Global Development
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