Workshop: Microeconomic Approach to Development Economics
21-22 June 2017
The School of Economics is holding a workshop on the Microeconomic Approach to Development Economics on 21-22 June 2017.
The workshop is designed as a forum to nurture links and exchange ideas among development economics researcher in UK and Europe, with a focus on junior researchers.
There will be two distinct sets of participants:
- The first set will comprise two senior and accomplished researchers in the field of Development: Professor Debraj Ray (New York University, Co-editor of the American Economic Review) and Professor Karl Ove Moene (Head of ESOP (a Norwegian Centre of Excellence) at the University of Oslo).
- The other set will include active junior researchers based in the UK/Europe who use either theoretical or empirical microeconomic techniques within the area of development economics.
Wednesday 21 June
|Chair: Nizar Allouch||Presenter||Paper|
(The Graduate Institute Geneva)
|Social Identities and Public Policies: Unintended Effects of Gender Quotas in India|
(University of Warwick)
|Party Membership and Public Sector Employment in Brazil|
|Chair: Kalle Moene||Presenter||Paper|
|14.00-14.45||Juan Pablo Rud
|Climate Change and Agriculture in a Developing Country: Farm Level Responses to Extreme Heat|
|Mothers and Daughters: Inheritance Reforms, Bargaining Power and Child Education in India|
|Chair: Debraj Ray||Presenter||Paper|
|The Future in Mind: A Field Experiment on How Aspirations Affect Future Oriented Behaviour in the Long Run in Rural Ethiopia|
|Cash for Votes: Evidence from India|
|Chair: Tony Thirlwall||Presenter||Paper|
(University of Oslo)
|Merit Primacy Effect|
(New York University and University of Warwick)
|Groups in Conflict: Size Matters, But Not In The Way You Think|
|20.00||DINNER: Cafe du Soleil|
Thursday 22 June
|Chair: Amrit Amirapu||Presenter||Paper|
|Risk Sharing and the Demand for Insurance|
|Sex ratio and violence against women: the long-run effects of sex selection in India|
|Group Size and the Efficiency of Informal Risk Sharing|
|12.15||LUNCH: Dolce Vita|
You can also download a copy of the programme here.