Come join Princeton Development Lab for our kick-off speaker event for the 2014-2015 school year! Hear Nathan Nunn give a fascinating talk on the evolution of culture and institutions. Starting with the Kuba Kingdom in the early 17th century, Professor Nathan Nunn will discuss how state development affects internal norms. Nathan Nunn, a professor of Economics at Harvard and co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics is an expert in his field and is sure to give a great speech! At 4:30 we will host a small welcome and reception with refreshments, after which the talk will begin.
This event took place Tuesday, September 30th, 2014.
Professor Buera will discuss “The Macroeconomics of Micro-Development Policies”. The talk will bridge micro- and macro-perspectives on finance development and will build on his recent research on “The Macroeconomics of Microfinace” as well as a paper under the title “Macro-Perspectives on Asset Grants Programs: Occupational and Wealth Mobility.” Professor Buera is a macroeconomist with a strong interest in economic development. The research topics that he has recently worked on and is currently pursing include optimal management of government debt, entrepreneurship and financial frictions, as well as the role of financial markets in the process of development.
The event will take place on Thursday, February 6 at 4.30pm in McCosh Hall Room 2. This should be a great start to the spring semester, which will be filled with exciting PDL events!
At our next meeting, Xavier Giné will hold a talk under the title “Rethinking Microfinance.” Xavier is a Senior Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Development Team of the Development Research Group at the World Bank. His research focuses on access to financial services and rural financial markets. Being an expert in the field, he will draw on his extensive research experience to highlight some effective and less effective mechanisms in microfinance. In recent papers he investigated the macroeconomic effects of a credit liberalization; the relationship between formal and informal sources of credit in rural credit markets; and rollouts of microinsurance and microsavings. Prior to joining the Bank he was a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the Economic Growth Center at Yale University. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
The event will take place on Thursday, December 12 at 4.30pm in Fisher Hall B06. We are look forward to seeing you there!
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We’re back this week featuring a great discussion with Josephine Duh, a Ph.D. candidate in the Economics department here at Princeton. She will discuss “The Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy on Socioeconomic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Josephine’s research focuses on addressing questions related to health and health care in developing countries, especially HIV/AIDS and calorie consumption.
We hope you will join us for this engaging discussion on Thursday, December 5 at 4:30 in Fisher B06!
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For our next event, Fernanda Marquez Padilla will discuss “The Effect of Drug-Related Violence on Education Outcomes in Mexico”. Drug-related violence in Mexico has had an unprecedented increase as of 2007. This setting presents a unique opportunity to explore the detrimental effects of crime and violence on educational attainment. Fernanda’s research exploits the geographic and time variation of the increase in crime to analyze the impact of Mexico’s War on Drugs on school enrollment, passing rates, and cognitive ability as measured by standardized math test scores.
The event will take place on Thursday, November 14 at 4.30pm in Fisher Hall (Economics Department) Room B06.