Trade and Development Workshops are held on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm – 2:00 PM (unless otherwise noted) in the John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Room 321 at 2115 G Street (unless otherwise noted). For information please contact Professor Remi Jedwab at email@example.com.
There are currently no upcoming Trade and Development Workshops.
Nation Building Through Foreign Intervention through Foreign Intervention: Evidence from Discontinuities in Military Strategies
Pablo Querubin, New York University
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 12:30-2:00
Pablo Querubin is an Assistant Professor of Politics and Economics at New York University. Dr. Querubin received his Ph.D in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests includes political economy of development, elites, and economic and political institutions.
His paper “Nation Building Through Foreign Intervention: Evidence from Discontinuities in Military Strategies“, joint with Melissa Dell (Harvard), uses discontinuities in U.S. strategies employed during the Vietnam War to estimate their causal impacts. It identifies the effects of bombing by exploiting rounding thresholds in an algorithm used to target air strikes. Bombing increased the military and political activities of the communist insurgency, weakened local governance, and reduced non-communist civic engagement. The study also exploits a spatial discontinuity across neighboring military regions, which pursued different counterinsurgency strategies. A strategy emphasizing overwhelming firepower plausibly increased insurgent attacks and worsened attitudes towards the U.S. and South Vietnamese government, relative to a hearts and minds oriented approach.
International Trade and Development Workshop
Andres Rodriguez-Clare, University of California-Berkeley
Tuesday, March 23, 2017, 12:30-2:00
Bruno Ferman, Sao Paulo School of Economics, FGV
Tuesday, October 26, 2016, 12:30-2:00
Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Interventions on Migration and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Quasi-Random Child Health and Family Planning Program in Bangladesh
Tania Barham, University of Colorado-Boulder
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 12:30-2:00
The Microfinance Business Model
Jonathan Morduch, New York University
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 12:30-2:00
Jonathan Morduch is Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and Managing Director of the Financial Access Initiative. His research centers on microfinance, social investment, and the economics of poverty. He is currently developing a theoretical framework with Jonathan Conning for understanding how governments and philanthropists can use market forces to create social change. Morduch is co-author of Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day (Princeton 2009) and The Economics of Microfinance (MIT Press 2005, 2nd edition 2010). Morduch has worked with the United Nations and World Bank, and advises global NGOs. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives and on the board of the Journal of Globalization and Development.