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Wednesday, September 10, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. William Olney, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, The Composition of Exports and Human Capital Acquisition.
Friday, September 12, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Albert Saiz, MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning, Economics Department Seminar, Immigrant Locations and Native Residential Preferences in Spain: New Ghettos.
Monday, September 29, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Prachi Mishra, International Monetary Fund, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Beggar-thy-Neighbor Effects of Exchange Rates? A Study of the Renminbi.
Tuesday, September 30, 12:30pm-1:30pm. CDE Dining Room. Prachi Mishra, International Monetary Fund, Development Dialogue, Monetary Transmission in Developing Countries. [Note: for Development Dialogues only, reservations are required due to limited seating and provision of lunch. If you are interested in attending, please email Karima Barrow at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will let you know if there is room for you.]
Wednesday, October 1, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 7. Ashok Rai, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Sorting Through Affirmative Action: Three Field Experiments from Colombia.
Thursday, October 9, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Anandi Mani, University of Warwick, Economics Department Seminar, Sex Workers, Stigma and Self-Belief: Evidence from a Psychological Training Program in India.
Friday, October 17, 2:30pm-5:15pm. Griffin 3. CDE Conference on Historical Persistence in Comparative Development.
3:30pm-4:15pm. Christian Dippel, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Forced Coexistence and Economic Development: Evidence from Native American Reservations
Friday, October 17, 8:00pm. Griffin 3. CDE Conference on Historical Persistence in Comparative Development. David Weil, Brown University, Conference Keynote Address: The Global Spatial Distribution of Population and Economic Activity: Effects of Nature, History, and Agglomeration.
Saturday, October 18, 9:00am-4:00pm. Griffin 3. CDE Conference on Historical Persistence in Comparative Development.
9:00am-9:45am. William Maloney, World Bank and Universidad de los Andes, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, and Development in the Americas
9:45am-10:30am. Marcella Alsan, Stanford Medical School, The Effect of the TseTse Fly on African Development
10:45am-11:30am. Dietrich Vollrath, University of Houston, Malthusian Dynamics and the Rise of Poor Megacities
11:30am-12:15pm. Saumitra Jha, Stanford Graduate School of Business, “Unfinished Business”: Historic Complementarities, Political Competition, and Ethnic Violence in Gujarat
1:30pm-2:15pm. Nico Voigtlaender, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Bowling for Fascism: Social Capital and the Rise of the Nazi Party
3:15pm-4:00pm. Noam Yuchtman, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Intergenerational Mobility and Institutional Change in 20th Century China
Wednesday, October 22, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 7. Jessica Leight, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Maternal Bargaining Power, Parental Compensation and Non-cognitive Skills in Rural China.
Thursday, October 23, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Michael Klein, Tufts University, Economics Department Seminar, Rounding the Corners of the Policy Trilemma: Sources of monetary policy autonomy.
Monday, October 27, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Paul Cheshire, London School of Economics, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Land Use Regulation and Productivity – Land Matters: Evidence From a UK Supermarket Chain.
Wednesday, October 29, 8:00pm. Griffin 3. Gary Kleiman, World Bank, CDE Seminar, Climate-Smart Development: Adding up the benefits of actions that help build prosperity, end poverty and combat climate change.
Friday, November 7, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Dave Evans, World Bank, joint CDE-Economics Department Seminar, The Permanent Input Hypothesis: The Case of Textbooks and (No) Student Learning in Sierra Leone.
Wednesday, November 12, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Peter Pedroni, Williams College, Economics Department Seminar, Title TBD.
Thursday, November 20, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Griffin 6. Jim Hines, University of Michigan, Economics Class of 1960 Scholars Seminar, Tax-exempt Debt Arbitrage.