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The International Policy and Development (IPAD) workshop is a forum for faculty and students to present research, learn from one another, and build a community of development economics scholars in ACE. This weekly workshop features research presentations on a range of topics related to international policy and development economics. Early stage research is welcome.

IPAD takes place on Thursdays from 12:30pm - 1:30pm in Mumford Hall Room 426-428.

Faculty Coordinator

Bill Ridley and Catalina Herrera Almanza

Graduate Student Coordinator

Julian Diaz and Christian Valencia

IPAD Seminar Faculty Team

Mary Arends-Kuenning

Catalina Herrera Almanza

Sarah Janzen

Angela Lyons

Hope Michelson

Paul McNamara

Bill Ridley

Alex Winter-Nelson

Fall 2023 Schedule

Aug. 31st               Introduction and Welcome Back

Sept. 7th                Professor Sandy Dall’erba (ACE)

“Difference-in-differences with endogenous externalities: Model and application to climate econometrics”

Sept. 14th              Mahounan Patrice Yedomiffi (PhD Student, Economics)

“Does Parental Involvement Improve Student Learning? The Role of Asymmetric Information”

Sept. 21st              Professor Marieke Kleemans (ECON)

“Selection and Heterogeneity in the Returns to Migration”

Sept. 28th              Christian Valencia (PhD Student, ACE)

Understanding Hiring Discrimination: Empirical Evidence from a Digital Platform in Malaysia”

Oct. 6th                 Professor Kyle Emerick (Tufts University)

(ACE seminar)      Title TBD

Oct. 12th               Mayra Saenz (PhD Student, ACE)

“Can Institutional Factors Affect Intergenerational Family Transfers?”

Oct. 19th               TBD

Oct. 26th               Professor Greg Lane (University of Chicago)

Title TBD

Nov. 2nd                Rocío Valdebenito (PhD Student, ACE)

Peer Influence and College Major Choices in Male-Dominated Fields”

Nov. 9th                 Farzana Shirin (PhD Student, ACE)

“Rainfall Aberrations and Household Food Security”

Nov. 16th               Professor Catalina Herrera (ACE)

“Who Bears the Costs and Who Reaps the Benefits? Exploring the Role of Farm Size in Spouses’ Desired Fertility in Rural Tanzania”

Nov. 23rd               No Meeting - Fall Break

Nov. 30th               Protensia Hadunka (PhD Student, ACE)

“Does Minimum Tillage Mitigate the Effects of Rainfall Variability on Maize Yield? The Case of Smallholder Maize Farmers in Zambia”