Microeconomic Approaches to Development Economics: Organisations, Institutions and the Mind
24-25 June 2019
University of Kent
The workshop, sponsored by the Royal Economic Society, will bring together internationally leading and junior academics from the fields of Political Economy, Organisational Economics and Development Economics working on questions relating to identity, norms, motivation, belief formation and their effect on the functioning of institutions and organisations. Confirmed speakers include Professors Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex), Maitreesh Ghatak (LSE), Lakshmi Iyer (University of Notre Dame), Gilat Levy (LSE), and Dilip Mookherjee (Boston University).
Research presented at the workshop will include work that touches upon issues of direct policy relevance today, such as the effective functioning of political institutions in developed and developing countries, motivating workers in the public sector, changing cultural practices that entrench social inequality or economic inefficiency.
Attending the workshop is free and open to anyone interested. Those interested are kindly requested to fill the form here in advance to allow for necessary preparations. Please contact Amrit Amirapu at A.Amirapu@kent.ac.uk with any enquiries.