Columbia University

Development Colloquium

Academic Year 2013-2014

Fridays 12-1pm, IAB 1101

Coordinators: Supreet Kaur and Jonas Hjort

Student coordinator: Patricia Navarro-Palau (pn2212@columbia.edu)

 

Reminders:

-  Please, email your presentation title to Patricia by the Thursday night of the week before your presentation so that it can be included in the Department’s seminar schedule.

- Please, email a short abstract of your presentation (up to 150 words) by the Wednesday night before your presentation.

-  Please, email your presentation slides to Patricia by the morning of your presentation so that they can be posted on Courseworks.

-  Please, send a rough draft of your presentation to the discussant by the Monday morning before your presentation, and a final draft by noon on the Wednesday before your presentation.



Spring 2014 Schedule



Date

Speaker

Discussant

Title

01/31/14




02/07/14

Matthew Flagge

mjf2143@columbia.edu

Golvine de Rochambeau

Product Clusters and Product Linkages

02/14/14

Mounir Karadja

mounir.karadja@iies.su.se


Medium and long-term effects of early childhood worm exposure - Evidence from Schistosomiasis in Uganda

02/21/14

Giovanni Paci

gp2282@columbia.edu

Ashna Arora

Learning by Driving: Productivity Improvements by New York City Taxi Drivers

02/28/14

Kunjal Desai

kd2380@columbia.edu

Nandita Krishnaswamy

Political Economy and Public Goods

03/07/14

Patricia Navarro-Palau

pn2212@columbia.edu

Ally Fedorov

Targeted Vouchers and School Desegregation

03/14/14

Elliott Ash

eta2103@columbia.edu

Eva Vivalt

eva.vivalt@nyu.edu


Evolution of State Tax Systems in the Early Republic



How much can we generalize from impact evaluation results?

03/21/14

Spring Break



03/28/14

Evan Riehl

eer2131@columbia.edu

Nicolas De Roux

Competition in College Enrollment: The Effects of an Academic Calendar Shift in Colombia

04/04/14

Soule Sow

ss3721@columbia.edu


Location Preference and Teacher Sorting Across Schools in Senegal

04/11/14

Evan Plous

emp2150@columbia.edu


The Buck Stops Where? Legal Reform and Efficiency Gains in the Brazilian Water Sector

04/18/14

Ashna Arora

aa3332@columbia.edu

Golvine de Rochambeau

gd2382@columbia.edu


Mother Knows Best? Information Asymmetries in the Household



Conflict Diamonds: Detecting Illegal Trade

04/25/14

Yogita Shamdasani

yjs2112@columbia.edu

Anthony D'Agostino

Why Do Firms Compress Wages? Field Evidence on Social Comparisons

05/02/14

Mica Sviatschi

mms2241@columbia.edu

Nandita Krishnaswamy

nk2530@columbia.edu