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Seminars and Events - 2013

Recent/upcoming seminars related to development economics research at the World Bank.
Links to events and related materials from previous years are available below, but some materials may only be accessible to World Bank Group Staff.
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2013 Date

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Dec 19Who's getting globalized? The size and nature of intranational trade costsJoint Macro/ Trade/Finance Research SeminarD. Atkin, Yale UniversityMC4-100
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
Dec 18The caloric costs of culture: evidence from Indian migrantsPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesD. Atkin, Yale UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Dec 18Effects of migration on forests and livelihoodKNOMAD SeminarP. Padoch, Center for International Forestry ResearchMC C1-200
12:30 - 2
Migration team 
Dec 18Energy modeling forum 24: climate policy architectures and technology futures - a cross-model comparison exerciseJoint Bank-Fund Environment and Energy Research SeminarA. Fawcett and L. Clarke, EPAMC5-100
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Dec 18"Is my data revolution like your data revolution?"Data Group BBLJ. Jutting and E. Mohamedou, PARIS21MC2-850
12:30 - 2
M. Jebirashvili
Dec 17Improving equality of opportunity: new evidence and policy lessonsDEC Lecture SeriesR. Chetty, Harvard UniversityMC13-121
12:30 - 2
A. Hawkins 
Dec 16Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of welfarePoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesR. van der Weide,
World Bank
MC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt
Dec 12Regulations and infrastructure investment: do the OECD infrastructure regulatory indicators apply to developing countries?Visiting Experts TalkG. Sumkoski, IFC (DEC Visiting Expert)MC2-520
3 - 4:30
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Dec 12The dynamics of development: entrepreneurship, innovation, and reallocationMacro and Growth Research SeminarR. Fattal Jaef, World BankMC4-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri 
Dec 12Measuring poverty dynamics with synthetic panels based on cross sectionsPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesH. Dang,
World Bank
MC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt
Dec 11The effect of pollution on labor supply: evidence from a natural experiment in Mexico CityPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesR. Hanna, Harvard UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt
Dec 10Empowerment and economic opportunities: what works and for whom?Policy Research TalkM. Hallward-Driemeier,
World Bank
MC13-121
12:30 - 2
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
T. Tourougui 
Dec 10Housing collateral and entrepreneurship
Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarM. Schmalz,
University of Michigan
MC3-570, 12:30 - 2P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Dec 9Finding the poorDEC Lecture SeriesA. Banerjee, MITPreston Auditorium
12:30 - 2
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
A. Hawkins 
Dec 6Intorduction to ILOSTAT statistical information systemData Group BBLE. Greising, ILOMC2-850
12 noon - 2
M. Jebirashvili 
Dec 4Agricultural trade, institutions, and depletion of natural resourcesPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesS. Sekhri, University of VirginiaMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt
Dec 4The social cost of stochastic and irreversible climate changeJoint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy TopicsY. Cai, Hoover Institution, Stanford UniversityJ B1-075
12.30 - 2
J. Strand 
Dec 4If technology has arrived everywhere, why has income diverged?Macro and Growth Research SeminarD. Comin, Harvard Business SchoolMC4-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri  
Dec 3Estimating the gains from liberalizing services trade: the case of passenger aviationTrade and International Integration Research SeminarD. Hummels, Purdue UniversityMC 8-100
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
Dec 3Agriculture and food security in Rwanda, Bangladesh, and Mongolia: A GAFSP snapshotDIME SeminarD. Stein
World Bank
MC4-301
12:30 – 1:30pm
D. Stein

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Nov 26Regulatory arbitrage and cross-border bank acquisitionsFinance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarA. Karolyi, Cornell UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Nov 25Embezzlement, bribery, and in-group favoritism: an experimental investigationWDR 2015 BBL SeminarT. Kiang, University of PennsylvaniaMC9-100
12:30 - 2
WDR 2015 
Nov 25Standards for state-buildingDEC Lecture SeriesR. Myerson, University of ChicagoMC13-121
12:30 - 2
L. Jones 
Nov 21Cultural cognition and perceptions of climate changeWDR 2015 BBL Seminar SeriesD. Braman, George Washington UniversityJ8-044
12:30 - 2
WDR 2015 
Nov 21Currency unions, product introductions, and the real exchange rate Joint Macro/Trade/ Finance SeminarB. Meiman, Chicago BoothMC3-570
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri 
Nov 21"Running Randomized Evaluations"Book LaunchR. Glennerster, J-PALJ1-050
9:30 - 11
F. Dunsch 
Nov 20Aligning learning incentives of students and teachers: results from a social experiment in Mexican high schoolsPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesJ. Behrman, University of PennsylvaniaMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Nov 20Driving restrictions that work? Quito's Pico y Placa programJoint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy TopicsA. Malik, George Washington UniversityMC6-598
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Nov 19Consumption and debt response to unanticipated income shocks: evidence from a natural experiment in Singapore Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarS. Agarwal, National University of SingaporeMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Nov 18Promoting quality data for African's progressPREM Africa Statistics Practice GroupM. Lokshin, G. Carletto;
K. Beegle;
N. Hamadeh
World Bank
F 8P-100, 

F 3K - 182E,
F 2K-186E
11:30 - 12:20
D. Mariama 
Nov 18Culture and institutional innovation: missionaries versus NGOs in Sub-Saharan AfricaWDR 2015 BBL SeriesA. Swidler, University of California BerkeleyI1-200
12:30 - 2
WDR 2015 
Nov 15Population estimates and projection by UN Population Division and the World BankDECDG SeminarP. Gerland, UN Population DivisionMC2-850
10 - noon
M. Jebirashvili 
Nov 14The time for austerity: estimating the average treatment effect of fiscal policy Macro and Growth Research SeminarsO. Jorda, University of California, DavisMC7-100
12:30 - 2
L. Vargas 
Nov 14Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya: a cluster randomised trialDIME SeminarS. Booker, London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineMC4-301
12:30 - 1:30
(Livestream)
F. Dunsch 
Nov 13The effects of poor neonatal health on children's cognitive developmentPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesJ. Guryan, Northwestern UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Nov 12"Global Financial Development Report 2014: Financial Inclusion"Book LaunchA. Demirgüç-Kunt,
World Bank 
J1-050
1pm
T. Tourougui 
Nov 12Tariffs and corruption: evidence from a tariff liberalization programTrade and International Integration Research SeminarS. Sequeira, LSE and Harvard UniversityMC C2-135
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
Nov 12Financial incentives and loan officer behaviorFinance and Private Sector Development ResearchA. Drexler, University of Texas, AustinMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Nov 11The evolution of social norms and institutionsWDR 2015 BBL SeriesJ. Henrich. New York UniversityMC7-100
12:30 - 2
WDR 2015 
Nov 7Managing food price instability in developing countriesAES-DEC Seminar SeriesF. Galtier, CIRAD; D. Umali-Deininger, D. Larson, World BankMC4-100
12 noon - 2
S. Sarkar 
Nov 6Assessing energy price induced improvements in efficiency of capital in OECD manufacturing industriesJoint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy TopicsJ. Steinbuks, World BankMC2-850
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Nov 6Spillovers, coordination failure, and the consequences of fragmentation in rural IndiaPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesA. Foster, Brown UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Nov 6Organizing for collective action: political parties and the political economy of developmentMENA Chief Economist SeminarP. Keefer,
World Bank
J6-050
12:30 - 2
I. Chaal Dabi 
Nov 6Optimal development policies with financial frictions Macro and Growth Research SeminarsO. Itshoki, Princeton UniversityMC5-100
1 - 2:30
L. Vargas 
Nov 5International cooperation and global public goods: patterns of global migration and opportunities for policy makersResearch Policy TalkC. Ozden,
World Bank
MC13-121
12:30 - 2
T. Tourougui 

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Oct 31Energy outlook for the world: what will the future of energy look like in 2030?Development Prospects Group SeminarM. Routt, KBC Energy EconomicsMC13-121
10:30 - 12 noon
K. Mercado 
Oct 30Throwing the baby out with the drinking water: unintended consequences of arsenic mitigation efforts in BangladeshPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesE. Field, Duke UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Flewitt 
Oct 30Valuing a global public good: international expert Delphi survye of willingness to pay for Amazon rainforest preservationJoint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy A. Ortiz-Bobea, Resources for the Future;
J. Strand, World Bank
J B1-075
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Oct 29One corporate fundamental and two transaction taxes: does "sand in the wheel" reduce rinancial price volatilities? Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarS-J Wei, Columbia UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Oct 24Gallup world poll data: insights into 7 billion world citizensDECDG SeminarN. Espova, Gallup: L. Klapper, O. Dupriez, World BankMC2-850
12:30 - 2
M. Jebirashvili 
Oct 24The empirical dynamics of comparative advantageJoint Macro/ Finance/Trade Research SeminarsG. Hanson, University of California San Diego/NBERMC8-100
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
Oct 24Reflections on the economics of natural resource crimeVisiting Expert TalkW. Mcgrath, World BankMC5-100
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Oct 23The value of advice: eveidence from mobile phone-based agricultural extensionPoverty and Applied Micro SeminarS. Cole, Harvard Business SchoolMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Oct 17Information, misallocation, and aggregate productivityMacro and Growth Seminar SeriesV. Venkateswaran, Pennsylvania State UniversityMC4-100
12:30 -2
L. Vargas 
Oct 17Islamic finance and financial inclusion: examining the use of and demand for fianncial services among Muslims worldwideJoint MENA and DECRG Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarA. Demirguc-Kunt, L. Klapper and D. Randall, World BankJ5-050
12:30 - 2
M. Espiritu 
Oct 17The migration-trade link in developing economies: a review and extension of evidenceJoint Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) and DECPG SeminarR. Lucas, Boston UniversityMC5-100
12:30 - 2
Migration Team 
Oct 16The institutional causes of China's great famine: 1959-61Poverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesH. Qian, Yale UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Oct 16In the interest of others: organizations and social activismWCR 2015 BBLM. Levi, University of WashingtonI 2-250
11 - 12:30
WDR 2015 
Oct 15Evolving methods of field data collectionDIME SeminarC. Robert, Harvard University, Kennedy SchoolMC4-301
11 - 12 noon
F. Dunsch 
Oct 15Global income inequality: current patterns, future trends, and implication for the BankResearch Policy TalkB. Milanovic, World BankMC2-800
12:30 - 2
Research Department 
Oct 10Sex-workers, stigna and self-belief: evidence from a psychological training program in IndiaWDR 2015 BBLA. Mani, Univerisity of WarwickMC4-301
12:30 - 2
WDR 2015 
Oct 4The causes and consequences of development clusters: state capacity, peace, and incomeDEC Lecture SeriesT. Besley, London School of EconomicsJB1-080
12:30 - 2
L. Jones 
Oct 4Behavioral economics and tax policyWorld Development Report 2015 BBL Seminar SeriesJ. Kling, Congressional Budget Office and NBERMC6-100
10 - 11:30
WDR 2015 
Oct 2The sooner the better but it's never too late: the impact of child growth at different stages of infancy and childhood on cognitive developmentPoverty and Applied Micro SeminarA. Georgiadis, Oxford UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Oct 2Carbon footprint from staff air travel: basic principles and estimates for the World BankJoint Bank/Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy TopicsH. Bofinger, R. Rubinfield, and J. Strand, World BankMC6-100
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Oct 2Banks as secret keepersJoint Bank/Fund Seminar on Macroeconomics and GrowthG. Ordonez, University of PennsylvaniaIMF HQ1 10-713L. Vargas 
Oct 1Policy uncertainty, trade, and welfare: theory and evidence for China and the USTrade Research SeminarN. Limão, University of MarylandMC7-100
12:30 - 2
P. Bastos 

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Sept 26Economic development through the lens of firm dynamicsMacro and Growth Research SeminarU. Akcigit, University of PennsylvaniaMC7-100
12:30 - 2
L. Vargas 
Sept 26How to eliminate racismWDR 2015 BBLE. Machery

I2-250
11 - 12:30
(webex streaming)

WDR 2015 
Sept 25Sunlight disinfects? Free media in weak democraciesPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar J. Vargas, IADBMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Sept 25An interactive data dashboard on HealthStatsDECDG Seminar and BBL SeriesJ. Mistiaen, Y. Chi and E. Suzuki, World BankMC2-850
10:30 - noon
B. Prieto-Oramas 
Sept 24The effects of information, social and financial incentives on voluntary undirected blood donationsJoint DIME-WDR SeminarM. Macis, Johns Hopkins UniversityJ4-044
12:30 - 2
F. Dunsch 
Sept 23Intergenerational mobility, human capital, and inequalityDEC Lecture SeriesG. Becker, University of ChicagoPreston Auditorium, 12:30 - 2L. Jones 
Sept 19Take the short route: how to repay or restructure sovereign debt with multiple maturitiesFinance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarM. Aguiar, Princeton UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Sept 18Improving primary school quality across countries: experimental evidence from Kenya and UgandaPoverty and Applied MIcro Seminar SeriesA. Lucas, University of DelawareMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Sept 18The energy implications of city size and densityJoint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy TopicsA. Yezer and W. Larson, George Washington UniversityMC6-598
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Sept 11Debt in the U.S. economyJoint Macro/ Finance/Trade Research SeminarsA. Imrohorogluzz, University of Southern California

IMF HQ1 10-713

L. Vargas 
Sept 11Revisiting the role of trade policy as social protectionPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesT. Do, World BankMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Sept 5Inclusion and shared prosperity: leveraging land policies for greater equity, growth, and transparencyPolicy Research TalksK. Deininger, World BankJ B1-080
12:30 - 2
T. Touougui 
Sept 3Supply chain uncertainty as a trade barrierTrade and International Integration Research SeminarG. Schaur, University of TennesseeMC5-100
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield

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Aug 21Modeling cost-effective policies for controlling air pollution and short-lived climate forcers: experiences from Europe and AsiaJoint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy TopicsF. Wagner, IIASA, AustriaMC6-589
12:30 - 2
Jon Strand 
Aug 5Motivating agents: how much does the mission matter?World Development Report 2015 BBL Seminar SeriesJ. Carpenter, Middlebury CollegeMC6-100
12:30 - 2
WDR 2015 

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July 9Job creation, competitiveness, and productivityPolicy Research Talks D. McKenzie, World BankMC13-121
12:30 - 2
T. Tourougui 
July 2Can novel technology backfire? Mixed method evaluation of a passive Mhealth sexual information texting service in UgandaDIME Seminar SeriesJ. Jamison,
U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
MC4-301
12:30 - 1:30
F. Dunsch 

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June 26Informal firms and financial inclusion: cross-country and experimental evidenceGlobal Financial Development Report Seminar SeriesS. Farzi, F. Campos, World Bank
W. Teleki, IFC
MC7-100
1 - 2:30
H. Arbi 
June 25The science of delivery: taking context seriouslyPolicy Research Talks M. Woolcock, World Bank

MC C2-131
12:30 - 2

(webstreaming now)

T. Tourougui 
June 20Why is China ahead of India? Implication for Europe and USAAmartya Sen, Nobel-Laureate and Harvard University
Kaushik Basu, World Bank Chief Economist
Wolfensohn Atrium
11 - 12:30 with Q&A
12:30 - 1
L. Jones 
June 17Paying public sector employees: new experimental evidence that "old fashioned" public sector pay systems elicit greater effort...LCSPS Research-Oriented BBLS. Banuri and P. Keefer, World BankI 8-300
12:30 - 2
Y. Zazueta 
June 13Globalization is goodWDR 2014 Movie SeriesJ 1-050WDR 2014 
June 13Islamic finance and financial inclusionGlobal Financial Development Report Seminar SeriesZ. Iqbal, A. Mohseni-Cheraghlou, World BankMC4-100
1 - 2:30
H. Arbi 
June 13The comovement of commodity prices: sources and implicationsMacroeconomics and Growth Research Seminars

O. Coibion, IMF and UT Austin

MC9-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri 
June 11Entry costs and increasing trade Trade and International Integration Research SeminarsW. Lincoln, Johns Hopkins UniversityMC4-301
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
June 11Are banks responsive to exogenous shocks to credit demand in rural economies? District-level evidence from India Finance and Private Sector Development ResearchS. De, Shiv Hadar UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
June 5

Cream-skimming in financial markets &
Distribution and origination incentives

Macroeconomics and Growth Research SeminarsS. Scheinkman, Princeton UniversityMC9-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri 
June 5Caste bias in Indian politics: the effect of voter preference on corruption and distribution policies in Uttar PradeshPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesA. Acharya, University of RochesterMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
June 5Gender differences in the effects of vocational training: contraints on women and drop-out behaviorDIME Seminar Series and HDNSPM. Mobarak, Yale UniversityMC8-100
10 - 11:30
F. Dunsch 

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May 29Energy subsidy reform: lessons and implicationsJoint Bank-Fund Seminars on Environmental and Energy TopicsB. Clements, T. Alleyne, and A. Bauer, IMFHQ2-06B-073
12 noon - 1
J. Strand 
May 29Trade insulation as social protection Poverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesQ. Do, World BankCANCELLEDM. Flewitt 
May 23Financial (dis-)information and disclosure: new experimental evidenceGlobal Financial Development Report SeminarsX. Gine, World Bank
R. Mazer, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor
MC8-100
1 - 2:30
H. Arbi 
May 23Secondary markets in turbulent times: distortions, disruptions, and bailoutsMacro and Growth Research SeminarsF. Broner, CREIMC9-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri 
May 22Home visiting in Colombia: a scalable interventionPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesC. Meghir, Yale UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
May 21New approaches to integrated risk managementWDR 2014 and LAC Risk Management BeamN. Loayza, A. Bauemler, and C. Brandon, World BankI5-040
12:30 - 2
WDR 2014 
May 21Host country financial development and MNC activity Trade and Integration Research SeminarsD. Chor, Princeton UniversityMC10-100
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
May 21Stratification economics: a tour of an emerging subfieldDEC Seminar SeriesW. Darity, Jr.
Duke University
MC4-301
12:30 - 2
L Jones 
May 16The science of delivery: how the rise of private schooling changes everythingResearch Policy TalksJ. Das, E. King, World Bank

MC4-800
12:30 - 2

Livestreaming
T. Tourougui 
May 16Dicing with debtWDR 2014 Movie SeriesJ1-050
12:30 - 1:30
WDR 2014 
May 15Can you teach somone to be financially capable? A review of the empirical evidence using meta-analysisGlobal Financial Development Report SeminarsB. Zia and M. Miller, World BankMC5-100
1 - 2:30
H. Arbi 
May 15The economics of glyphosate resistance managementJoint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy TopicsM. Livingston, U.S. Department of AgricultureMC2-850
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
May 15Can contract failures foster ethnic assimilation: evidence from MexicoPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesS. Jha, Stanford UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
May 14Who borrows from the lender of last resort?Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarsP. Schnabl, New York UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
May 14Seeing is believing? Evidence from a demonstration plot experiment in MozambiqueDIME SeminarF. Kondylis, World Bank
V. Mueller, IFPRI
MC4-301
12:30 - 2
F. Dunsch 
May 9Bank competition and firm access to financeGlobal Financial Development Report Seminars

M. S. Martinez Peria, C. Ruiz, World Bank
B. Morais, Federal Reserve Bank

MC10-100
1 - 2:30
H. Arbi 
May 9Gross inflows gone wild Macro and Growth Seminar SeriesC. Calderon, World Bank

MC9-100
12:30 - 2

S. Raychaudhuri
May 8Market structure and borrower welfare in microfinancePoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesM. Ghatak, London School of EconomicsMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
May 8The global diffusion of risk regulation and regulatory oversightWDR 2014 BBL SeriesJ. Wiener, Duke UniversityMC9-100
3 - 4
WDR 2014 
May 7WTO accession and performance of Chinese manufacturing firms Trade and International Integration Research Seminar SeriesJ. Van Biesebroeck, University of LeuvenMC9-100
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
May 7Pilot study for crowd-sourced price data collection through mobile phones: findings and lessons learned DECDG Seminar and BBL SeriesH. Hamadeh and M. Rissanen, World BankMC2-850
12:30 - 1:30
B. Prieto-Oramas 
May 6Working capital, trade, and macro fluctuationsWDR 2014 BBL SeriesH. Shin, Princeton UniversityMC7-100
12:30 - 1:30
WDR 2014 
May 1Behavioral economics and psychology of incentivesDIME Seminar SeiresE. Kamenica, University of ChicagoMC4-301
12:30 - 1:30
F. Dunsch 
May 1A theory of aggregate supply and aggregate demand as functions of market tightness wtih prices as parameters Macro and Growth Seminar SeriesP. Micheliat, London School of EconomicsIMF HQ1 10-713
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri

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Apr 30How the design of a pension system influences old age, poverty, and gender equity: a study of Chile's private retirement accounts system Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarsC. Joubert, University of North CarolinaMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Apr 30The rents of trade: removing the sugar coatingTrade and International Integration Research SeminarsD. Trefler, University of Toronto, and NBERMC9-100
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
Apr 29Avoiding catastrophic climate change: new experimental evidenceWDR 2014 BBL SeriesS. Barrett, Columbia UniversityMC6-100
12:30 - 2
WDR 2014 
Apr 26The development of higher education in the developing worldDEC Lecture SeriesC. Paxson, Brown UniversityJC1-080
10 - 11:30
L Jones 
Apr 25International liquitity rentsMacro and Growth Seminar SeriesM. Eden, World Bank

MC9-100
12:30 - 2

S. Raychaudhuri
Apr 25Wage subsidies and youth employment in South Africa: evidence from a randomized controlled trialDIME SeminarsG. Roberts, African Micro-economics Research Umbrella, University of WitwatersrandMC4-301
12:30 - 1:30
F. Dunsch 
Apr 24Contraceptive supply and fertility outcomes: evidence from GhanaPoverty and Applied Micro SeminarsK. Jones, IFPRIMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Apr 24The science of delivering on-line IDs for a billion peoplel: the Aadhaar experienceDEC Lecture SeriesN. Nilekani, Unique Identification Authority of IndiaPreston Auditorium, 9 - 10:30L Jones 
Apr 24Exits from the debt trap: can borrower bailouts improve financial inclusion?Global Financial Development Report Seminar SeriesX Gine, M. Kanz, N. Verma, WBMC C2-135
1 - 2:30
H. Arbi 
Apr 18World Bank Chief Economists' Roundtable K. Basu, S. Devarajan, B. Hofman, I. Gill, C. Freund, A. de la Torre, M. RamaJ B1-080
10:30 - 12 noon
 
Apr 17Bending the arc of poverty: a conversation with Jim Yong Kim and Kaushik BasuJim Yong Kim and Kaushik Basu, WBPreston Auditorium, 11 - 12 noon 
Apr 17Planes, ships, and taxes: charging for international aviation and maritime emissionsJoint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy TopicsJ. Strand, WBMC5-598
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Apr 17Global Monitoring Report 2013: Rural-urban dynamics and the MDGsDECPG Book Launch and Panel DiscussionJ. Berbeek, WB
L. Meilsen, IMF
JB1-080
12:30 - 2
I. Chand 
Apr 17Push or pull? Drivers of female labor force participation during India's economic boom Poverty and Applied Micro SeminarsS. Klasen, University of Gottingen and IZAMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Apr 17Fiscal mulitpliersWDR 2014 BBL SeriesR. Barro, Harvard UniversityMC10-100
3 - 4
WDR 2014 
Apr 16Debating development and globalization K. Basu (WB)with E. Maskin, O. Okolloh, and A. SenJ1-050
4 - 5:30
 
Apr 15Global perspectives on the causes and consequences of growing inequalityDEC Lecture SeriesJ. Stiglitz, Columbia UniversityI2-250
12 noon - 2
L Jones 
Apr 11Hard times: lost on Long IslandWDR 3014 Movies SeriesJ1-050
12:30 - 2
WDR 2014 
Apr 11Financing and growth of firms in China and India: a tale of two capital marketsGlobal Financial Development Report Seminar SeriesT. Didier and S. Schmukler, WBMC8-100
1 - 2:30
H. Arbi 
Apr 11Does elite capture matter? Local elites and targeted welfare programs in Indonesia DIME SeminarR. Hanna, Harvard UniversityMC4-301
1:30 - 3
F. Dunsch 
Apr 11Robust empirical inference built on non-orthogonality conditionsMacro and Growth Research SeminarsJ. Kiviet, University of AmsterdamMC9-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri
Apr 10The effects of savings on risk-taking and intertemproal choice behavior: evidence from a randomized experimentPoverty and Applied Micro SeminarS. Prina,
Case Western Reserve University
MC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Apr 10The natural pattern of developing rights for forests--and what it means for REDD+Joint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy TopicsB. Hyde, CIFOR and University of Gothenburg, SwedenMC6-598
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Apr 9International capital flows and development: financial openness matters Finance and Private Sector Development Research Seminars. Tressel, IMFMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Apr 9Importers, exporters, and exchange rate disconnect Trade and International Integration Research SeminarsO. Itskhoki, Princeton UniversityMC C2-135
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
Apr 4Banking the unbankable can be profitableGlobal Financial Development Report Seminar SeriesR. Cull, WBMC10-100
1 - 2:30
H. Arbi 
Apr 4Delivering the Millennium Development Goals to reduce maternal and child mortality: a systemic review of impact evaluation evidenceDIME SeminarJ. Tanner, IEGMC4-301
12:30 - 2
F. Dunsch 
Apr 3The idea of antipoverty policyPoverty and Applied MIcro Seminars M. Ravallion, Georgetown UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Apr 3Assessing the land use change consequences of European Union biofuels policiesJoint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy TopicsD. Laborde, IFPRIMC6-598
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Apr 3When credit bites back: leverage, business cycles, and crisisMacro and Growth Research SeminarsA. Taylor, University of VirginiaMC8-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri 
Apr 2Shocks abroad, pain at home? Bank-firm level evidence on financial contagion during the recent financial crisis Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarsN. van Horen, The Netherlands BankMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Apr 2Smallholders are more efficient, however you measure it!Big Ideas: Changing How We Think About AfricaG. Carletto, WB12:03 pm
MC4-800
M. Azeredo

The role of public works programs in enhancing food security: the Malawi Social Action Fund

E. Galasso, WB11:47 am
MC4-800
 

Incentivizing safe sex: evaluating conditional cash transfers for HIV and sexually transmitted infection in rural Tanzania

D. de Walque, WB10:56 am
MC4-800
 
 

Empowering adelescent girls in Liberia and Uganda

 M. Goldstein, WB10:24 am
MC4-800
 
 Commitments to save: a field Experiment in rural Malawi X. Gine, WB10:00 am
MC4-800
 
Apr 1Pirates of Somalia: charting a new course to end the threatBig Ideas: Changing How We Think About AfricaT. Do, WB11:00 am
MC4-800
M. Azeredo
Apr 1Finance, growth, and fragility: the role of governmentWDR 2014 BBL SeriesT. Beck, Tilburg UniversityMC8-100
12:30 - 2
WDR 2014 

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Mar 28The cyclicality of sales, regular and effective prices: business cycle and policy implications 
POSTPONED
Macro and Growth Research SeminarsO. Coibion, IMFMC9-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri 
Mar 28Directions in modeling bounded rationalityDEC Lecture SeriesA. Rubinstein, Tel Aviv UniversityJB1-080
12:30 - 2
L. Jones 
Mar 27Income and sex selection: a cautionary tale of land reform and sex ratios in ChinaPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesS. Zhang, Stanford UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Mar 20Do job networks disadvantage women? Evidence from a recruitment experiment in MalawiPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesL. Beaman, Northwestern UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Mar 20Participation and duration of environmental agreementsJoint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy TopicsM. Battaglini, Princeton UniversityJ B1-075
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Mar 19Are services tradable? Evidence from U.S. microdata Trade and International Integration Research SeminarsJ. B. Jensen, Georgetown University and NBERMC9-100
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield
Mar 18Group violence short of civil war: thinking about riotsWDR 2014 on Managing Risk for Development BBL SeriesA. Varshney, Brown UniversityMC C2-137
12:30 - 2
J. Victor 
Mar 14"Pray for Japan" screeningWDR 2014 J 1-050
12:30pm
J. Victor 
Mar 14Financial intermediation, international risk sharing, and reserve currencies Macroeconomics and Growth Research SeminarsM. Maggiori, New York University -Stern and PrincetonMC9-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri
Mar 13Cycling to school: increasing high school enrollment for girls in IndiaPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesN. Prakash, University of ConnecticutMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Mar 12Path dependence in development: evidence from the Mexican Revolution Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarsM. Dell, Harvard UnviersityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Mar 12Trade and inequality: from theory to estimation Trade and International Integration Research SeminarsM-A Muendler, University of California, San Diego, and NBERMC-C2-135R. Bonfield 
Mar 7
(resche-duled)
Hot money flows, commodity price cycles, and financial repression in the U.S. and China: the consequences of near zero U.S. interest ratesJoint Bank-Fund Macroeconomics and Growth Research SeminarsR. McKinnon, Stanford UniversityHQ1 10-713
12 noon - 1:30
S. Raychaudhuri
Mar 6The design and impact of early childhood interventions: results from Colombia Poverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesC. Meghir, Yale UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Mar 5Dollar funding and the lending behavior of global banks Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarV. Ivashina, Harvard University and NBERMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 

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Feb 28The Chicago Plan revisited Macro and Growth Research SeminarM. Kumhof, IMFMC9-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri
Feb 27Learning about the enforcement of conditional welfare programs and behavioral responses from Bolsa FamiliaPoverty and Appliec Micro Seminar SeriesE. La Ferrara, Bocconi UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Feb 26Product switching in a model of learning Trade and International Integration Research SeminarO. Timoshenko, George Washington UniversityMC9-100
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
Feb 21Energy security dynamics in developing countries: the interrelated challenges of energy poverty, enery vulnerability, and economic developmentEnvironment and Energy Research Group Job Market SeminarN. Ouedraogo, Univerisity, Pris-DauphineNC3-570
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Feb 21Price transmission from international to domestic grain markets in developing countries: waht do we know?AES-DEC and Rural Policies Thematic Group SeminarW. Martin, WBMC7-100
10am - noon
J. Cannon 
Feb 20Financial education and behavior formation: large-scale experimental evidence from BrazilPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesB. Zia, WBMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Feb 20Trade and greenhouse gas emissions from international freight transportJoint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Endergy TopicsD. Hummels, Purdue University and NBERMC6-598
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Feb 19On welfare frameworks and catastrophic climate risks Environment and Energy Research Group Job Market SeminarA. Millner, London School of EconomicsMC6-598
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Feb 19Enlisting workers in monitoring firms: payroll tax compliance in Mexico Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarE. Verhoogen, Columbia UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Feb 14"The Island President" (docum-entary, 101 min.)WDR 2014 Movie SeriesJ1-050
12:30
J. Victor 
Feb 14Neighborhood externalities and program evaluationDIME SeminarM. Bobba, Inter-American Development BankMC4-301
12:20 - 2
F. Dunsch 
Feb 13Neurobiology and development: poverty, stress, and economic choicePoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesJ. Haushofer, MITMC3-570
12:30 - 2
D. Van De Walle 
Feb 12The anatomy of French production hierarchies Trade and International Integration Research SeminarsE. Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University and NBERMC C2-135
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
Feb 11Can rationing affect long run behavior? Evidence from Brazil Environment and Energy Research Group Job Market SeminarF. Costa, London School of EconomicsMC3-570
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Feb 8Animal spirits with Chinese characteristics: investment booms and busts in the world's emerging economic giantDevelopment Prospects Group BBLM. DeWeaver, Qantrarian Asia HedgeMC2-520
12 noon - 1:30
H. Macadangdang
Feb 8Wealth heterogeneity, income shocks, and international migration: theory and evidence from Indonesia Macro and Growth Research Job Market SeminarS. Bazzi, University of California, San DiegoMC3-570
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri
Feb 7An interactive data dashboard to monitor MDG progressDECDG Seminar and BBL SeriesJ. Feng and J. Mistiaen, WBMC2-850
12:30 - 1:30
B. Prieto-Oramas 
Feb 7Nonlinearities and spatial effects: a hedonic model for the valuation of air quality Environment and Energy Research Group Job Market SeminarN. Lozano, WBMC3-570
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Feb 7Which financial frictions? Parsing the evidence from the financial crisis of 2007-09 Macro and Growth Research SeminarH. Shin, Princeton UniversityMC9-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri
Feb 6Don't tell on me: experimental evidence of asymmetric information on transnational householdsPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesK. Ambler, University of MichiganMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Feb 6City structure and informal property rights in West Africa Environment and Energy Research Group Job Market SeminarH. Selod, WBMC2-850
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Feb 6Optimal bank regulation and fiscal capacityMacro and Growth Research Job Market SeminarV. Stravrakeva, Harvard UniversityG5-130
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri
Feb 5Economic growth and trade in human capital Macro and Growth Research Job Market SeminarA. Shifa, Stockholm UniversityMC5-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri
Feb 5Bank leverage and monetary policy's risk taking channel: evidence from the United States Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarG. Dell'Ariccia, IMF and CEPRMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Feb 5Can Indonesia's oil palm moratorium reduce emissions from deforestation? Environment and Energy Research Group Job Market SeminarJ. Busch, Conservation InternationalMC6-598
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Feb 5Immigrants versus natives? Displacement and job creation in MalaysiaTrade and International Integration Research SeminarM. Wagner, Boston CollegeMC7-100
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
Feb 4The power of hydroelectric dams: agglomeration spillovers Environment and Energy Research Group Job Market SeminarE. Severnini, University of California, BerkeleyMC2-850
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Feb 4Public cancer screening: impacts and behavioral responses Human Development Research Job Market SeminarH. Kim, Columbia UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
D. de Walque 

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Jan 31Informal labor and the cost of social programs: evidence from 15 years of unemployment insurance in BrazilHuman Development Research Job Market SeminarF. Gerard, University of California BerkeleyMC4-715
12:30 - 2
J. Giles 
Jan 31Confronting the good energy environment trilemma: global land use in the long run Environment and Energy Research Group Job Market SeminarJ. Steinbuks, Purdue UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Jan 31Slow resolution of uncertainty and sluggish recovery Macroeconomics and Growth Research Group Job Market S. Guo, University of MinnesotaMC9-100S. Raychaudhuri
Jan 30The welfare value of allocation-and-trade for addressing efficiency and externality in the Eastern Nile River Basin Environment and Energy Research Group Job Market SeminarG. Nigatu, University of California, RiversideMC5-100
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Jan 30Antiretroviral drug access and behavioral changePoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesW. Friedman, Berkeley UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Jan 30Local currency sovereign risk Macroeconomics and Growth Research Group Job Market SeminarW. Du, Harvard UniversityG5-130
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri
Jan 29Automobile usage and urban rail transit expansion Environment and Energy Research Group Job Market SeminarL. Zie, University of California, BerkeleyMC10-100
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Jan 29Foreign direct investment and stages of diversificationTrade and International Integration Research SeminarsM. Ulubaşoğlu, Deakin University, AustraliaMC8-100
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
Jan 29Who works for startups? The relation between firm age, employee age, and growth Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarR. Zarutskie, Federal Reserve BoardMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Jan 28Employment risk and performancePoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesS. Godlonton, University of MichiganMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Jan 28Renewable power effects on electricity transmission congestion and emissions Environment and Energy Research Group Job Market SeminarC. Hitaj, University of Maryland, College ParkMC5-100
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Jan 24Designing policies for conservation under multiple uncertaintiesEnvironment and Energy Research Group Job Market SeminarP. Shah, University of IllinoisMC3-570
12:30 - 2
E. Wylie 
Jan 24Agricultural risk, intermediate outputs, and cross-country productivity differences Macroeconomics and Growth Research Group Job Market SeminarK. Donovan, Arizona State UniversityMC8-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri 
Jan 23Niche firms, mass markets, and income across countries: accounting for the impact of entry costs Macroeconomics and Growth Research Group Job Market SeminarP. Bento, University of TorontoG5-130
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri 
Jan 23Behavioral economics: a revolution or a sub-discipline?Poverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesW. Pesendorfer, Princeton UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Jan 22Regulatory policy and enterprise riskWDR 2014 BBL Series on Managing Risk for DevelopmentR. Pittman, U. S. Department of JusticeMC7-100
12:30 - 2
Watch live 
WDR 2014 team 
Jan 17Anatomy of a credit crunch: from capital to labor markets Macroeconomics and Growth Research SeminarsR. Fattal-Jaef, IMFMC6-100
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri 
Jan 16Exchange rates, aggregate productivity, and the currency of invoicing of international trade Macro Job Market SeminarJ. Cravino, UCLAG5-130
12:30 - 2
S. Raychaudhuri 
Jan 16Understanding temperature and moisture interactions in the economics of climate change impacts and adaptation on agricultureJoint Bank-Fund Seminar on Environment and Energy Research TopicsA. Bobea, University of Maryland-College ParkMC C2-135
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Jan 16Information is power: experimental evidence fo the long run impact of community-based monitoringPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesM. Nyqvist, Stockholm School of EconomicsMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Jan 16Engaged citizens, better schools, more jobs: Maryland's Government 2.0DECDG Seminar and BBL SeriesB. Blauer, GovStat, SocrataMC2-850
12:30 - 1:30
B. Prieto-Oramas
Jan 15Structural estimation of a flexible translog gravity model Trade and International Integration Research SeminarS. Tan, University of MelbourneMC4-301
12:30 - 2
R. Bonfield 
Jan 14Food insecurity in vulmerable populations: coping with food price shocks in AfghanistanPoverty and Inequality Research SeminarD. Jolliffe, WBMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Lanjouw 
Jan 10The future of nuclear power in the global energy mix Green Growth Community of Practice Panel DiscussionM. Toman, moderator12:30 - 3
TBA
E. Wylie for registration prior to session (required)
Jan 9Financial intermediation, exchange rates, and unconventional policy in an open economy Joint Bank-Fund Macro SeminarR. Chang, Rutgers UniversityIMF
HQ1 10-713
S. Raychaudhuri 
Jan 9Food price spikes, insulation, and povertyPoverty and Applied Micro Seminar SeriesW. Martin, WBMC3-570
12:30 - 2
M. Flewitt 
Jan 9How inertia and limited potentials affect the timing of sectoral abatements in optimal climate policyJoint Bank-Fund Research Seminar on Environmental and Energy TopicsS. Hallegatte, WBMC8-100
12:30 - 2
J. Strand 
Jan 8Optimal (partial) group liability in microfinance lending Finance and Private Sector Development Research SeminarT. Allen, Northwestern UniversityMC3-570
12:30 - 2
P. Sintim-Aboagye 
Jan 8Can one-time interventions lead to permanent behavioral change? Can rationing affect long run behavior? Evidence from BrazilDIME Seminar SeriesF. Costa, London School of Economics

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