Columbia University Development Workshop
Fall 2013
Thursdays 4:15 - 5:45 PM
International Affairs Building 1101
Coordinators: Cristian Pop-Eleches and Emily Breza


Date Speaker Paper Title Notes
September 5Mushfiq MobarakDoes Development Aid Undermine Political Accountability? Voter and Politician Responses to a Large-Scale Randomized Intervention
September 12Remi JedwabUrbanization with and without Industrialization
September 19Econ Department Party
September 26Jan Christoph von der GoltzMine: The Loal Welfare Impacts of Mineral Mining in Developing Countries
October 3Laurence Wilse-SamsonA Political Economy of Rural Apartheid
October 10Raul Sanchez de la SierraBandits or States? The Fiscal Determinants of Preliminary State Formation. Evidence from Armed Groups in Eastern Congo
October 17
October 24Dina PomeranzTax Me if You Can: Evidence on Firm Misreporting Behavior and Evasion Substitution
October 31Tavneet SuriThere is No Free House: Ethnic Patronage and Property Rights in a Kenyan Slum
November 7Tom VoglDifferential Fertility, Human Capital, and Development
November 14Santosh Anagol
November 21Ben Jones
December 5Michael Kremer
December 12Stelios Michalopoulos



Columbia's Development Economics seminar is sponsored by the Center for Development Economics and Policy,
with generous assistance from the Columbia Business School.