Events Archive - 2002 through 2015

2015 Seminars

  • 12/14/15   Stepan Jurajda, Professor of Economics, Charles University (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 11/30/15   Imran Rasul, Professor of Economics, University College London, "Nation-Building through Compulsory Schooling During the Age of Mass Migration" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 11/16/15   Joseph Kaboski, Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame, "Agglomeration and (the Lack of) Competition" (co-sponsored with Macroeconomics)
  • 10/28/15   Erica Field, Professor of Economics, Duke University, "Loss in the Time of Cholera: Long-run Impact of a Disease Epidemic on the Urban Landscape"
  • 10/21/15   Michael Dickstein, Assistant Professor of Economics, New York University, "Patient vs. Physician Incentives in Prescription Drug Choice" (co-sponsored with Applied Macroeconomics)
  • 10/12/15   Marika Cabral, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Texas-Austin, "Does Privatized Health Insurance Benefit Patients or Producers? Evidence from Medicare Advantage" (co-sponsored with Applied Macroeconomics"
  • 10/07/15   Amitabh Chandra, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University, "Who You Are and Where You Live: Race and the Geography of Healthcare"
  • 09/30/15   Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics, Yale University, "Risk, Insurance and Wages in General Equilibrium"
  • 09/23/15   Janet Currie, Professor of Economics, Princeton University, "Lead Exposure and the Black/White Test Score Gap"
  • 05/06/15   Tom S. Vogl, Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University, "Intergenerational Dynamics and the Fertility Transition"
  • 04/29/15   Ray Fisman, Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School, "The Economics of Death Ceilings"
  • 04/22/15   George Loewenstein, Professor of Economics and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, "Behavioral Economics and Privacy" (co-sponsored with the Behavioral Economics Group)
  • 04/16/15   Luigi Pascali, Assistant Professor of Economics, Pompeu Fabra University (co-sponsored with the International Economics Section)
  • 04/15/15   Suresh Naidu, Assistant Professor of Economics, Columbia University, "Social Origins of Dictatorships: Elite Networks and Political Transitions in Haiti"
  • 04/06/15   Nava Ashraf, Associate Professor of Economics, Harvard Business School, "Do-Gooders and Go-Getters: Career Incentives, Selection and Performance in Public Service Delivery" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 04/06/15   Matthew Gentzkow, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, "Sources of Geographic Variation in Health Care: Evidence from Patient Migration" (co-sponsored with the Applied Microeconomics Group)
  • 03/25/15   Anne Case, Professor of Economics, Princeton University, "Is 50 the New 80? Changing Patterns of Health and Mental Health in the U.S." (co-authored with Angus Deaton)
  • 03/11/15   Prashant Bharadwaj, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California-San Diego, "Perverse Consequences of Well-Intentioned Regulation: Evidence from India's Child Labor Ban"
  • 03/04/15   Solomon M. Hsiang, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of California-Berkeley, "The Causal Effect of Environmental Catastrophe on Long-run Economic Growth: Evidence from 6,700 Cyclones"
  • 02/25/15   Angus S. Deaton, Professor of Economics, Princeton University, "Using Happiness Measures for Policy"
  • 02/18/15   Magne Mogstad, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, "Field of Study, Earnings, and Self-Selection"
  • 02/11/15   Philippe Aghion, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, "Creative Destruction and Subjective Well-being" (co-authored with Angus Deaton and Alexandra Roulet)

2014 Seminars

  • 12/10/14   Hans Grönqvist, Stockholm University, "Childhood Lead Exposure and Criminal Behavior: Lessons from the Swedish Phase-out of Leaded Gasoline"
  • 12/03/14   Nicholas Li, University of Toronto, "Caloric Requirements and Food Consumption Patterns of the Poor"
  • 11/24/14   Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University, "Knowledge Transmission, Apprenticeship, and Technological Progress in the Pre-Industrial Economy" (co-sponsored with Macroeconomics)
  • 11/19/14   Jonas Hjort, Columbia University, "Firms' Response and Unintended Health Consequences of Industrial Regulations"
  • 11/12/14   Daniel M. Hausman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Health Inequalities: What is Their Moral Significance?" (co-sponsored with the University Center for Human Values)
  • 10/22/14   Ben Handel, University of California-Berkeley, "Information Frictions and the Welfare Cost of Adverse Selection" (co-sponsored with Applied Macroeconomics)
  • 10/20/14   David Lam, University of Michigan, "Family Size of Children and Women During the Demographic Transition" (co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School Joint Degree Program; Monday evening event)
  • 10/15/14   Leonardo Bursztyn, University of California-Los Angeles, "How Does Peer Pressure Affect Educational Investments?" (co-sponsored with Behavioral Economics)
  • 10/08/14   Diane Alexander, Princeton University, "Do Doctors Engage in Risk Selection? Unintended Consequences of Paying Doctors to Reduce Costs"
  • 10/01/14   Hannes Schwandt, Princeton University, "The Lasting Legacy of Seasonal Influenza: In-Utero Exposure and Human Capital Development"
  • 09/24/14   Sandra Black, University of Texas-Austin, "Does Grief Transfer Across Generations? In-Utero Deaths and Child Outcomes" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 09/17/14   Johannes Haushofer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Household Response to Income Changes: Evidence from an Unconditional Cash Transfer Program in Kenya"
  • 04/30/14   Dean Spears, Visiting Economist, Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics, "Sanitation and Health Externalities: Evidence from the Muslim Mortality Paradox"
  • 04/23/14   Chang-Tai Hsieh, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business (co-sponsored with Macroeconomics)
  • 04/21/14   Heidi Williams, Assistant Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Do Fixed Patent Terms Distort Innovation? Evidence from Cancer Clinical Trials" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 04/16/14   Geoffrey Heal, Associate Professor of Economics, Columbia Business School, "Feeling the Heat: Temperature, Physiology, and the Wealth of Nations"
  • 04/08/14   Arun Chandrasekhar, Assistant Professor in Economics, Stanford University, "Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models" (co-sponsored with Econometrics)
  • 04/07/14   Jonathan Gruber, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Paying for Hospital Quality" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section and the Joint Degree Program)
  • 03/26/14   Philippe Aghion, Professor of Politics, Harvard University, "Creative Destruction and Subjective Wellbeing" (co-sponsored with Macroeconomics) - CANCELLED
  • 03/12/14   David Cutler, Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard University, "Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look at Regional Variation in Health Care Spending"
  • 03/05/14   Thomas Fujiwara, Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University, "Estimating Habit Formation in Voting"
  • 02/26/14   Franco Peracchi, Professor of Econometrics, Tor Vergata University, "Growing Up in the Era of the Two World Wars"
  • 02/19/14   Scott Fulford, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Studies, Boston College, "The Puzzle of Marriage Migration in India"
  • 02/12/14   Avraham Ebenstein, Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Patrilocality and Missing Women"

2013 Seminars

  • 12/11/13   John Concato, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Yale University, "Evidence-based Medicine Needs Medicine-based Evidence"
  • 12/04/13   C. Hoyt Bleakley, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, "Cash Give-aways and Long-run Equality: Evidence from the 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery"
  • 11/13/13   John Van Reenen, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics, "The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals"
  • 10/23/13   Angus S. Deaton, Professor of Economics, Princeton University, "Can We Use Wellbeing to Track Recessions?"
  • 10/16/13   Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics, "The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya"
  • 10/09/13   Michael Whinston, Professor of Economics, Northwestern University, "Equilibria in Health Exchanges: Adverse Selection vs. Reclassification Risk" (co-sponsored with Applied Macroeconomics)
  • 10/02/13   Peter Bach, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, "Scientific Success or Financial Meltdown: The Tale of Rising Cancer Drug Prices"
  • 09/24/13   Ori Heffetz, Assistant Professor of Economics, Cornell University, "Can Marginal Rates of Substitution be Inferred from Happiness Data? Evidence from Residency Choices" (co-sponsored with Behavioral Economics)
  • 09/23/13   Nicole Maestas, Director-Research Department, RAND Corporation, "Does Delay Cause Decay? The Effect of Administrative Decision Time on the Labor Force Participation and Earnings of Disability Applicants" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 09/18/13   Jeremy Adelman, Professor of History, Princeton University; Discussant: Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics, Princeton University, "Albert O. Hirschman and the History of Development Economics"
  • 05/01/13   Erica Field, Associate Professor of Economics, Duke University, "Does the Classic Microfinance Model Discourage Entrepreneurship Among the Poor? Experimental Evidence from India"
  • 04/24/13   Iwan Barankay, Associate Professor of Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, "Using Financial Incentives to Induce Statin Prescription Adherence"
  • 04/17/13   Leonard Wantchekon, Professor of Politics, Princeton University, "Education and Human Capital Externalities: Evidence from Colonial Dahomey (Benin)"
  • 04/03/13   Suresh Naidu, Assistant Professor of Economics, Columbia University, "When the Levee Breaks: Black Migration and Economic Development in the American South"
  • 03/27/13   Rob Jensen, Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles, "Market Size, Competition and the Growth of Firms: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India"
  • 03/13/13   Amy Finkelstein, Associate Professor of Economics, MIT, "Healthcare Exceptionalism? Productivity and Allocation in the U.S. Healthcare Sector" 
  • 03/06/13   Gabriella Conti, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, "The Long-term Health Effects of Early Childhood Interventions"
  • 02/27/13   Nancy Reichman, Visiting Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, "Late Preterm Birth and Neonatal Outcomes"

2012 Seminars

  • 12/12/12   Christopher Udry, Professor of Economics, Yale University, "Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints"
  • 12/05/12   Marcos Rangel, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of São Paulo, "Allocation of Resources Within Mixed-Race Families"
  • 11/28/12   David Weil, Professor of Economics, Brown University, "Malaria and Early African Development: Evidence from the Sickle Cell Trait"
  • 11/14/12   Saumitra Jha, Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business, "Trade, Institutions and Ethnic Tolerance: Evidence from South Asia"
  • 11/07/12   Mark Duggan, Professor of Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, "Moral Hazard and Claims Deterrence in Private Disability Insurance" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 10/17/12   Oded Galor, Professor of Economics, Brown University, "The 'Out of Africa' Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development" (co-sponsored with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
  • 10/10/12   Rohini Pande, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, "Truth-telling by Third-party Auditors and the Response of Polluting Firms: Experimental Evidence from India"
  • 10/03/12   Gani Aldashev, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Namur, "Awareness and AIDS: A Political Economy Perspective"
  • 09/26/12   Richard E. Lucas, Associate Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University, "New Research on the Measurement of Subjective Well-being"
  • 09/19/12   Douglas L. Miller, Associate Professor of Economics, University of California-Davis, "Income, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and Infant Health"
  • 04/25/12   Gabriella Conti, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, "Evaluating a Universal Health Insurance Program: Lessons from Mexico" - CANCELLED
  • 04/23/12   Bestey Stevenson, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, and Justin Wolfers, Associate Professor, "Subjective Well-being and Income Over Time" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 04/18/12   Nancy Qian, Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University, "The Effects of Democratization on Economic Policy: Evidence from China" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 04/11/12   Larry Temkin, Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, "Health and Well Being: Some Scattered Thoughts on Comparative Fairness, DALYs, and Intransitivity"
  • 04/04/12   Shing-Yi Wang, Assistant Professor of Economics, New York University, "Marriage Networks, Nepotism and Labor Market Outcomes in China"
  • 03/29/12   Paul Romer, Professor of Economics, New York University, "Charter Cities and the Startup Dynamics" (co-sponsored with the Julis Rabinowitz Center)
  • 03/28/12   Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Economics, University of California-Davis (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 03/07/12   Robert J. Willis, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan, "The Implications of Alzheimer's Risk for Household Financial Decision-Making" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 02/29/12   Liran Einav, Associate Professor of Economics, Stanford University, "Moral Hazard in Health Insurance: How Important is Forward Looking Behavior?" (co-sponsored with the International Organization Group)
  • 02/22/12   Hunt Allcott, Assistant Professor of Economics, New York University, "External Validity and Partner Selection Bias"
  • 02/20/12   Devo/Macro Monday Talk, "Experience Matters for Development Accounting" (By Invitation Only)

2011 Seminars

  • 12/14/11   Nathan Nunn, Associate Professor of Economics, Harvard University, "On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough"
  • 12/07/11   Rob Jensen, Associate Professor of Public Policy, UCLA, "Counting and Sampling from Populations without a Sampling Frame (with an Application to Child Laborers in Nepal)"
  • 11/16/11   Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, "Self Control at Work"
  • 11/09/11   Michael Geruso, Department of Economics, Princeton University, "Community Pricing in Health Insurance: Inefficiencies Beyond Adverse Selection"
  • 10/19/11   Amitabh Chandra, Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, "Technology Growth and Expenditure Growth in Health Care"
  • 10/05/11   Emilia Simeonova, Assistant Professor of Economics, Tufts University, "Education, Health and Mortality: Evidence from a Social Experiment"
  • 09/28/11   Ilyana Kuziemko, Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University, "Last-place Aversion: Evidence and Redistributive Implications"
  • 09/21/11   Angus S. Deaton, Professor of Economics, Princeton University, "The Financial Crisis and the Well-being of Americans" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 04/27/11   Liam Delaney, Lecturer in Economics and Public Health, University College Dublin, "Exporting Poor Health? Irish Migrants to the UK in the 20th Century"
  • 04/20/11   Cormac O'Grada, Professor of Economics, University College Dublin, "Precocious Albion: Factor Prices, Technological Change and the Industrial Revolution"
  • 04/13/11   Rebecca Thornton, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan, "Circumcision, Information, and HIV Prevention"
  • 04/13/11   Shawn A. Cole, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, "Bad Advice: Explaining the Persistence of Whole Life Insurance" (co-sponsored with the Department of Economics)
  • 03/23/11   Ilyana Kuziemko, Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University, "How does Risk-selection Respond to Risk-adjustment? Evidence from the Medicare Advantage Program"
  • 03/02/11   Daniel Hungerman, Assistant Professor of Economics and Econometrics, University of Notre Dame, "Does Religious Proscription Cause People to Act Differently? Evidence from a Theory-Based Test"
  • 02/16/11   Ori Heffetz, Assistant Professor of Economics, Cornell University, "Do People Seek to Maximize Happiness? Evidence from New Surveys"

2010 Seminars

  • 12/01/10   Dean Spears, Ph.D. Candidate, Economics Department, Princeton University, "Economic Decision-Making in Poverty Depletes Cognitive Control"
  • 11/30/10   Christina Paxson, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School, and Anne Case, Director, Research Program in Development Studies, Princeton University, "The Changing Role of Education in the AIDS Crisis" (co-sponsored with the Office of Population Research)
  • 11/17/10   Manisha Shah, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California-Irvine, "Risk Taking Behavior in the Wake of Natural Disasters"
  • 10/20/10   Katherine Ho, Assistant Professor of Economics, Columbia University, "Physician Responses to Financial Incentives: Evidence from Hospital Discharge Records" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Organization Group)
  • 10/13/10   Grant Miller, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, "The Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign and Russia's Mortality Crisis"
  • 10/06/10   Giovanni Mastrobuoni, Assistant Professor of Economics, Collegio Carlo Alberto, "Understanding Organized Crime Networks: Evidence Based on Federal Bureau of Narcotics Secret Files on American Mafia" (co-sponsored with the Industrial Relations Section)
  • 09/22/10   Emily Oster, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, "Do Call Centers Promote School Enrollment? Evidence from India"
  • 04/21/10   Torsten Persson, Director, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, "Weather and Infant Mortality in Africa"
  • 04/07/10   Dora Costa, Professor of Economics, University of California - Los Angeles, "Energy Conservation: 'Nudges' and Environmentalist Ideology: Evidence from a Randomized Residential Electricity Field Experiment"
  • 03/22/10   Petra Todd, Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, "Structural Estimation and Policy Evaluation in Developing Countries"
  • 03/10/10   Janet Currie, Sami Mnaymneh Professor of Economics, Columbia University; Visiting Research Scholar, Princeton University, "Traffic Congestion and Infant Mortality: Evidence from E-Z Pass"
  • 03/03/10   Anne Case, Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; Director, Research Program in Development Studies, Princeton University, "The Long Reach of Childhood Health and Circumstance: Evidence from the Whitehall II Study"
  • 02/24/10   Pascaline Dupas, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California - Los Angeles, "Short-Run Subsidies and Long-Run Adoption of New Health Products: Experimental Evidence from Kenya"

2009 Seminars

  • 12/09/09   Angus S. Deaton, Princeton University, "Quality, Inequality, and the Measurement of World Poverty"
  • 12/02/09   Alessandro Tarozzi, Duke University, "Micro-Loans, Bednets and Malaria: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Orissa (India)"
  • 11/17/09   Gautam Gowrisankaran, University of Arizona, "Government Policy and the Dynamics of Market Structure: Evidence from Critical Access Hospitals"
  • 10/28/09   Joachim Voth, Pompeu Fabra University, "Sweet Diversity: Colonial Goods and the Rise of European Living Standards after 1492"
  • 10/20/09   Anne Case, Princeton University, "The Impact of the AIDS Pandemic on Health Services in Africa: Evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys"
  • 10/19/09   David Salisbury, Department of Health, London, "The Challenge of Introducing New Vaccines: The UK Experience"
  • 10/14/09   Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "The Shape of Temptation: Implications for the Economic Lives of the Poor"
  • 10/07/09   Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago, "Misallocation"
  • 09/30/09   Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University, "Exports and Wage Premia: Evidence from Mexican Employer-Employee Data"
  • 09/23/09   Martin Wittenberg, University of Cape Town, "Lazy Rotten Sons? Relatedness, Gender and the Intra-Household Allocation of Work and Leisure in South Africa"
  • 04/29/09   Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Applied Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "The Formation of the State: Evidence from Colombia"
  • 04/22/09   Karla Hoff, Visiting Research Scholar and Lecturer, Princeton University; The World Bank, "Status Concerns? Obstacles to Coordination in a Hierarchical Society"
  • 04/15/09   Seema Jayachandran, Assistant Professor, Stanford University, "Why Do Mothers Breastfeed Girls Less Than Boys? Evidence and Implications for Child Health in India"' (co-authored by Ilyana Kuziemko, Assistant Professor, Princeton University)
  • 04/08/09   David McKenzie, Senior Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank, "The Impacts of International Migration on Remaining Household Members: Omnibus Results from a Migration Lottery Program"-CANCELLED
  • 03/11/09   Joseph Doyle, Associate Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, "Estimating Marginal Returns to Medical Care: Evidence from At-Risk Newborns" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 03/04/09   Angus S. Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University, "Measuring World Prices and the Implications for Global Poverty Count" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 02/25/09   Anne C. Case, Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, "Paying the Piper: The High Cost of Funerals in South Africa" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)

2008 Seminars

  • 12/10/08   Simon Johnson, MIT; Chris Papageorgiou, Economist, International Monetary Fund; Arvind Subramanian, Sr. Research Professor, Johns Hopkinsk University, "At Your Own Risk: Health Warnings for Growth Data"
  • 12/03/08   Laura Schechter, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "The Value of Social Networks in Rural Paraguay"
  • 10/22/08   Aparajita Goyal, Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank, "Information Technology and Rural Market Performance in Central India"
  • 10/01/08   Gustavo Bobonis, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, "Endowments, Coercion, and the Containment of Education: Evidence from the 19th Century Coffee Boom" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health and Wellbeing)
  • 09/25/08   Angus S. Deaton, Professor, Princeton University; Daniel Kahneman, Professor, Princeton University; Peter Singer, Professor, Princeton University, "Measuring the Wellbeing of the World" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health and Wellbeing and the Center for Human Values)
  • 09/24/08   Angus S. Deaton, Professor, Princeton University, "Instruments of Development? Randomization in the Tropics and the Hunt for the Elusive Keys to Development" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health and Wellbeing)
  • 04/30/08   Jesse Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and Faculty Research Fellow in Labor Studies, National Bureau of Economics Research, "Can Higher Prices Stimulate Product Use? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Zambia" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health and Wellbeing)
  • 04/23/08   Daron Acemoglu, Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Economics, MIT (co-sponsored with the Center for Health and Wellbeing) - CANCELLED
  • 04/09/08   Jeffrey Hammer, Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in Economic Development and Lecturer in Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, "Chronically Misinformed: Information and Chronic Disease in Delhi" (with Jishnu Das) (co-sponsored with the Center for Health and Wellbeing)
  • 04/02/08   Rob Jensen, Visiting Associate Professor, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economics Research, "The Perceived Returns to Education and the Demand for Schooling"
  • 03/12/08   Duncan Thomas, Professor of Economics and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, "Preferences: Experimental and Survey Evidence" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health and Wellbeing)
  • 03/05/08   Linda Adair, Professor & Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Nutrition and Fellow, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Chapel Hill, "Long Term Consequences of Early Child Health: Insights from the Cebu (Philippines) Longitudinal Health..." (co-sponsored with the Center for Health and Wellbeing)
  • 02/27/08   Anne Case, Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Christina Paxson, Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics, Princeton University, "Height, Health and Cognitive Function at Older Ages and Height, Health, and Inequality”

2007 Seminars

  • 11/28/07   Tim Besley, London School of Economics (Kuwait Professor of Economics and Political Science; Director of STICERD; External Member, Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee), "Just Rewards? Local Politics and Public Resource Allocation in South India" (co-sponsored with the Research Program in Political Economy)
  • 11/14/07   Anne Case, Princeton University (Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs), "Sex Differences in Obesity Rates in Poor Countries: Evidence from South Africa" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 10/10/07   Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University (Assistant Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs); Princeton University (Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Health & Wellbeing), "Class Size and Sorting in Market Equilibrium: Theory and Evidence" (joint with Miguel Urquiola) (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 10/03/07   Joachim Voth, Pompeu Fabra University (ICREA Research Professor); Princeton University (Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Health & Wellbeing), "Poor, Hungry and Stupid: Numeracy, Malnutrition and Poor Relief in England, 1780-1850" (joint with J. Baten and D. Crayen) (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 09/26/07   Angus S. Deaton, Princeton University (Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, Professor of Economics), "Income, Aging, Health and Wellbeing Around the World: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 04/25/07   Norbert Schady, The World Bank (Senior Economist at the Development Research Group); Jed Friedman, The World Bank (Economist at the Development Research Group), "Aggregate Income Shocks and Infant Mortality in the Developing World" (Joint with Sarah Baird) (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 04/18/07   Anne Case, Princeton University (Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School), "Labor Supply Responses to Large Social Transfers: Longitudinal Evidence from South Africa" (joint with Cally Ardington, University of Cape Town)
  • 04/11/07   David Lam, University of Michigan (Professor of Economics), "Schooling as a Lottery: Racial Differences in School Advancement in Urban South Africa"
  • 02/28/07   David Weil, Brown University (Professor of Economics), "Accounting for the Effect of Health on Economic Growth" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 02/21/07   Angus S. Deaton, Princeton University  (Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs; Professor of Economics), "Indian Food Puzzles: Growth, Poverty & (Mal)nutrition" (joint with Jean Dreze)

2006 Seminars

  • 11/29/06   Erica Field, Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Health & Wellbeing, Princeton University, "Iodine Deficiency & Schooling Attainment in Tanzania" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 11/15/06   Christina Paxson, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs,Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, "Does Money Matter? Effects of Transfers on Child Health and Development in Ecuador" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 11/08/06   Nancy Qian, Assistant Professor of Economics, Brown University, "The Long Run Health and Economic Consequences of Famine on Survivors: Evidence from China's Great Famine" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 09/27/06   Dean Yang, Visiting Research Scholar, Research Program in Development Studies, Princeton University, "Under the Weather: Health, Schooling, and Socioeconomic Consequences of Early-Life Rainfall"
  • 05/01/06   Angus S. Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, "Death and Money: Historical, International, and Domestic Aspects of the Health-Wealth Relationship" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 04/26/06   Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation Professor of Economics, MIT, "The Name of the Disease" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing; Movie Event w/ Panel Discussion)
  • 04/26/06   Robert Townsend, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, "Households as Corporate Firms" (co-author, Krislert Samphantharak)
  • 04/17/06   Hoyt Bleakley, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, "Malaria Eradication in the Americas: A Retrospective Analysis of Childhood Exposure" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 04/12/06   Marianne Bertrand, Department of Economics, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, "Is Corruption Efficient? Getting a Driving License in New Delhi"
  • 04/10/06   Werner Troesken, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, "Death and the City: Chicago's Mortality Transition, 1850-1925" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health & Wellbeing)
  • 03/01/06   Eldar Shafir, Department of Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, "A Behavioral Perspective on Decisions in the Context of Poverty"

2005 Seminars

  • 12/14/05   Alessandro Tarozzi, Department of Economics, Duke University, "Child Nutrition in India in the Nineties: A Story of Increased Gender Inequality?"
  • 11/30/05   Eric Verhoogen, Department of Economics, International & Public Affairs, Columbia University, "Quality Upgrading and Establishment Wage Policies: Evidence from Mexican Employer-Employee Data"
  • 11/16/05   Jishnu Das, Research Economist DECRG, The World Bank, "Money for Nothing: The Dire Straits of Medical Practice in Delhi, India"
  • 10/26/05   Martin Wittenberg, Department of Economics, University of Cape Town, South Africa, "The Weight of Success: The Body Mass Index and Economic Wellbeing in South Africa"
  • 10/05/05   Ray Fisman, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, "Limits to Policy Reversal: Privatization in India"
  • 09/28/05   Rohini Pande, Department of Economics, Economic Growth Center, Yale University, "Dams"
  • 04/27/05   Paul Gertler, Chief Economics of Human Development Network, The World Bank, "How a Civil Service Hiring Freeze Affected Quality of Care and Health Outcomes in Indonesia"
  • 04/13/05   Professor João Biehl, Princeton University, "Emergent Arts of Governing: Life Extending Drugs, Politics, and Inequality in Brazil"
  • 04/11/05   Professor Michael Kremer, Harvard University, "Why Is There No AIDS Vaccine?"
  • 04/06/05   Professor Robert Lucas, University of Chicago, "General Equilibrium Analysis of the Eaton-Kortum Model of International Trade" - CANCELLED
  • 03/23/05   Ben Olken, Post-doctoral Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, "Monitoring Corruption"
  • 03/02/05   Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University, "Human Capital, Institutions, and Economic Growth"
  • 02/28/05   Professor John Barton, Stanford University, "Patents, Drugs, and Developing Countries"
  • 02/23/05   Professor Anne Case, Princeton University, "The Impact of Parental Death on School Enrollment and Achievement: Longitudinal Evidence from South Africa"

2004 Seminars

  • 12/08/04   Karla Hoff, The World Bank, "Belief Systems and Durable Inequalities: An Experimental Investigation of Indian Caste"
  • 11/22/04   Professor William Easterly, New York University, "Globalization, Poverty, and All That: Factor Endowment versus Productivity Views"
  • 11/17/04   Erica Field, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar, Harvard University, "Welfare Consequences of Early Marriage for Women in Bangladesh"
  • 10/20/04   Professor Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India"
  • 09/15/04   Professor Angus Deaton, Princeton University, "Health in an Age of Globalization" (co-sponsored with the Center for Health and Wellbeing)
  • 04/28/04   Professor Thomas Pogge, Columbia University, "'Assisting the Global Poor"
  • 04/26/04   Professor Paul Gertler, University of California-Berkeley, "Lost Presence and Presents: How Parental Death Affects Children"
  • 04/21/04   Professor Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Disease and Development: The Effect of Life Expectancy on Economic Growth"
  • 04/14/04   Professor Cormac O. Grada, University College Dublin, "Adam Smith and Amartya Sen: Markets and Famines in Pre-Industrial Europe"
  • 03/31/04   Professors Penny Goldberg, Yale University and Shubham Chaudhuri, Columbia University, "The Effects of Extending Intellectual Property Rights Protection to Developing Countries: A Case Study..."
  • 03/10/04   Professor Anne Case, Princeton University, "Medical Compliance and Income-Health Gradients"
  • 03/10/04   Professor Angus S. Deaton, Princeton University, "Wealth, Health and Health Services in Rural Rajasthan"

2003 Seminars

  • 12/10/03   Professor Frances Lund, University of Natal, "Capturing Informal Work in Developing Country Surveys: What Have We Learned?"
  • 12/03/03   Professor Rohini Pande, Yale University, "Unmarried Parenthood and Redistributive Politics: Evidence from Europe"
  • 12/01/03   Professor Bruce Russett, Yale University, "The Postwar Effects of Civil Conflict" (joint with the Center for Health & Wellbeing and AIDS Policy Program)
  • 11/24/03   Varun Gauri, The World Bank, "Brazil's Response to AIDS: Policy and Politics" (joint with the Center for Health & Wellbeing, Princeton AIDS Initiative, and the Program in Latin American Studies)
  • 11/19/03   Professor Garance Genicot, Georgetown University, "An Experimental Test of Risk-Sharing Arrangements"
  • 11/12/03   Professor Mark Rosenzweig, Harvard University, "Traditional Institutions Meet the Modern World: Caste, Gender, and Schooling Choice in a Globalizing Economy"
  • 10/22/03   Professor Angus S. Deaton, Princeton University, "PPP Exchange Rates for the Poor"
  • 10/06/03   Professor Werner Troesken, University of Pittsburgh, "Lead Water Pipes and Infant Mortality in Turn-of-the-Century Massachusetts"
  • 10/01/03   Ph.D. Candidate Tim Halliday, Princeton University, "Migration and Risk in Rural El Salvador"
  • 09/24/03   Professor Maristella Botticini, Boston University, "From Farmers to Merchants: A Human Capital Interpretation of Jewish Economic History"
  • 04/28/03   Dr. Michael Bennish, Director, Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, "Social Networks & Technology Adoption in Northern Mozambique"
  • 04/16/03   Robin Burgess, Lecturer, London School of Economics, "Do Rural Banks Matter? Evidence from the Indian Social Banking Experiment"
  • 04/09/03   Robert MacCulloch, "Why Doesn't Capitalism Flow to Poor Countries?"
  • 04/02/03   Professor Angus S. Deaton, Princeton University, "Globalization, Growth and Poverty in India and the World"
  • 03/26/03   Professsor Ken Sokoloff, University of California-Los Angeles, "Factor Endowments, Inequality, and Paths of Development in the Americas: The Evolution of Suffrage Institutions"
  • 03/12/03   Caren Grown, Director, International Center for Research on Women, "Gender and the Millennium Development Goals"
  • 03/05/03   Professor Dwayne Benjamin, University of Toronto, "Ceaseless Toil? Health and Labour Supply of the Elderly in Rural China"

2002 Seminars

  • 12/11/02   Professor Bruce Wydick, University of San Francisco, "Competition & Microfinance"
  • 11/20/02   Professor Edward Miguel, Unversity of California-Berkeley, "Poverty and 'Witch' Killing in Tanzania"
  • 11/13/02   Professor Dean Karlan, Princeton University, "Using Experimental Economics to Measure Social Capital and Predict Financial Decisions"
  • 10/23/02   Karla Hoff, Research Economist, The World Bank, "After the Big Bang: Obstacles to the Emergence of the Rule of Law in Post Communist Societies"
  • 10/16/02   Professor Oded Galor, Brown University, "Why are a Third of People Indian and Chinese? Trade, Industrialization and Demographic Transition"
  • 05/01/02   Professor Andrew Postlewaite, University of Pennsylvania, "The Effect of Adolescent Experience on Labor Market Outcomes: The Case of Height" (joint seminar with the Center for Health and Wellbeing; Movie Event with Panel Discussion)
  • 04/17/02   Professor Chang-Tai Hsieh, Princeton University, "Relative Prices and Relative Prosperity"
  • 04/17/02   Professor Noreen Goldman, Princeton University, Office of Population Research, "Prelimary Findings from the Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS, 2000): Risk Factors for Illness..."
  • 04/03/02   Professor Edward Miguel, University of California-Berkeley, "Worms: Education & Health Externalities in Kenya"
  • 03/27/02   Professor Paul Gertler, University of California-Berkeley, "An Experiment in Incentive Based Welfare: The Impact of PROGRESA on Health in Mexico" (joint seminar with the Center for Health and Wellbeing)
  • 03/13/02   Professor Michael Kremer, Harvard University, "Harambee and the Political Economy of Education in Kenya"
  • 03/06/02   Professor Timothy Besley, London School of Economics, "Can Labor Regulation Hinder Economic Performance? Evidence from India" (joint speaker: Robin Burgess)