WIDER Seminar Series
The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work touching on structural transformation, inclusion, and sustainability, the three pillars of UNU-WIDER’s work programme.
In addition to providing a forum for both academic debate and training, the series presents an opportunity for local policy makers and others interested in development to learn about the latest research methods and findings.
The programme for spring 2018 features, in addition to UNU-WIDER researchers, several notable guest speakers, including Vincent Somville of the Norwegian School of Economics, who will speak on barriers to female empowerment, and Sanchari Roy of King's College London, who will present on inheritance rights reform in India.
Spring 2018 schedule - Wednesdays at 15:00
More information on this spring's presentations can be found through the links below.
Lore Vandewalle, Assistant Professor, The Graduate Institute
Access to formal banking and household finances: Experimental evidence from India
Lule He, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland
Sustainability-smart local demands: A study on recovery process after the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal
Esther Heesemann, PhD Candidate, University of Göttingen
“Lucky” Iron Leaf? The impact of a novel iron fortification device on child health and development: Evidence from India
Arip Muttaqien, PhD Candidate, Maastricht University
The effect of ethnicity on earnings disparities and earnings polarization: Evidence from Indonesia
Marcos Hecksher, PhD Candidate, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada
Income mobility before and under recession in Brazil: Unequal risks and protections
Kyle McNabb, Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
Assessing the targeting efficiency of the Zambian social cash transfer: A tax-benefit microsimulation approach
Joana Naritomi, Assistant Professor, London School of Economics
Unemployment insurance schemes and consumption: Evidence from Brazil
Abhijeet Singh, Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics
Understanding the flailing state: Experimental evidence from a large-scale school governance improvement programme in India
Kasim Ggombe Munyegera, Country Economist, International Growth Center
Amina Ebrahim, Research Associate, UNU-WIDER
Seonghoon Kim, Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University
Himanshu Himanshu, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Early spring 2018 schedule
Missed out on our autumn 2017 sessions? Learn what was covered here.