Announcements

Request for Proposals 


The Center for Effective Global Action is pleased to announce the release a Request for Proposals (RFP) from Economic Development & Institutions (EDI), a research programme supported by UK Aid from the British people. 

For this round, EDI expects to make multiple awards for both full-scale RCTs (no funding limit, but most awards up to £600,000) and pilot studies (up to £22,000 per study).

We are looking for evaluations testing one or more of the following strategies to improve the effectiveness, accountability, and/or inclusiveness of public institutions in developing countries and ultimately support economic development, including private sector development:

  • Financial or non-financial incentives (e.g. to enhance performance or compliance, to encourage citizen engagement, enhance entrepreneurship and private sector operations, etc.)
  • Access, sharing or distribution of information (e.g. to increase mutual transparency among all economic actors, public and private, monitor performance, etc.)
  • Public official or employee selection (e.g. to improve recruitment, appointment, or election of bureaucrats, political leaders, and/or judicial officials) 
Information needed to apply for funding is available at: 
 
A required pre-proposal form (a five-minute, basic expression of interest) must be submitted online by 5PM U.S. Pacific Time on Tuesday, October 17 at EDI pre-proposal form 

Application materials must be emailed to edi@berkeley.edu by 5PM U.S. Pacific Time on Tuesday November 15, 2017.

Researchers from any institution are eligible to apply. Graduate students who have a senior researcher on their thesis committee are invited to apply for pilot funding, although they must have this faculty member also serve as a PI on the proposal.

Please refer to the RFA materials linked above for details, and feel free to reach out to our team at edi@berkeley.edu if you have further questions.


We look forward to receiving your proposals.

 

 

 


 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Thirty-Fourth BREAD Conference
Fourth joint NBER/BREAD Conference on Development Economics
8-9 December, 2017, Cambrige, MA


 

The National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER) Development Economics Program (DEV) and the Bureau for Research in the Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) are pleased to announce their joint Fall 2017 meeting which will be held in Cambridge, MA, on 8-9 December, 2017.

 

You are invited to submit your research for presentation at the conference. The deadline for submissions is 6 am EST on Friday, 29 September. Only completed papers will be considered for the program. Please submit your papers at: http://papers.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=DEVf17 .

 

The program will be selected by Ray Fisman, Penny Goldberg, Rema Hanna, Michael Kremer and Duncan Thomas. All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. The conference will last about a day and a half, there will be no parallel sessions and presentations will follow a standard seminar format. There will not be formal discussants but there will be ample time for discussion of the research during the presentations. As a result, there will only be a small number of presentations.

 

Travel and hotel expenses will be covered for one author per paper that is presented at the conference, for members of the NBER Development Economics program and for BREAD Fellows. All reimbursements will follow NBER travel reimbursement guidelines.

 

If you have any questions, please email conf@nber.org.

 

 

 

 


 

Call for papers

Fourth SITES/IDEAs Annual Conference on Development Topics

Rome (Italy), 28-30 September 2017

University of Tor Vergata, Rome - via Columbia 2 – 00133 Rome (Italy)


Conference website: http://www.sitesideas.org/2017-sites-conference/

Paper Submission: https://www.conftool.net/sites-ideas2017/

Deadline for paper submission: July 31, 2017

Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2017

More info at: sites.ideas@gmail.com

 

 

 

 


 

 

Call for Papers

NEUDC Conference

 November 4th-5th, 2017  

- Deadline: August 18th 2017 -

 
Tufts will be hosting the 2017 NEUDC (Northeast Universities Development Consortium) Conference on November 4th and 5th, 2017.  
 
The final date for submitting a paper is August 18th 2017. Only full drafts of papers will be considered. Please submit a paper with an abstract not exceeding 300 words for this deadline. We will send out notifications by late September informing people of acceptance and rejection decisions.  

Those attending the meeting will be charged a registration fee of $200 (for students there will be a special rate of $100) for timely registrations. The registration will include breakfast, lunches, coffee and Saturday’s conference reception. The speakers will have to bear their own expense for travel and accommodation.  

Further details available at: https://sites.tufts.edu/neudc2017If you have any questions, please contact Jenny.Aker@tufts.edu.     

 

 

 


 

Call for Papers 

China Economics Summer Institute (CESI)

14 – 16 August 2017, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

- Deadline: 24 April 2017 -

The 10th China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) will take place between 14 – 16 August 2017 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China (working papers of previous CESI workshops available at http://chinasummerinstitute.org). The objective of CESI is to create a network and community of top level scholars working on Chinese economic development. This initiative is currently co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University.

 

This call invites you to submit a paper or express your interest in attending the above Summer Institute, which will be hosted this year by the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University between 14 – 16 August 2017. The workshop intends to bring together the best scholars working on China in China, the US and Europe with other top level scholars who have an interest in working on China in the future. We welcome applications not only from those who want to present their research on China but also from anybody who has an interest in doing serious economic research on China and would like to use the workshop as means of exploring this possibility.

 

The Summer Institute will bring together between 20 and 30 participants for a period of three days.  During the workshop, there will be seminar presentations and free time to allow scholars to interact and explore the possibility of doing joint research projects. Senior scholars who will attend will be available for consultations with junior scholars. Afternoon sessions will give the opportunity to a select group of young scholars and Ph. D students to present their work.

 

The scientific committee of the China Economics Summer Institute is composed of Chong-En Bai, Robin Burgess, Hongbin Cai, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Hongbin Li, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, Zheng (Michael) Song, Yaohui Zhao and Li-An Zhou.

 

Please register online (https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/mycuform/view.php?id=2897) for possible presentation at the meeting or expressions of interest in attending the meeting by 24 April 2017 (Monday).

 

We can cover economy apex travel and accommodation costs for selected paper presenters and participants. Please indicate when you reply whether you will require this funding or whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs. Please note that it will not be possible to accept all applications to attend this Summer Institute. At the moment, funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses in accordance with standard guidelines (economy apex travel) but, where possible, it is hoped that some of the selected participants will use grants at their disposal to cover expenses and thereby free up space for others.

 
If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

China Economics Summer Institute (CESI)

Website: http://chinasummerinstitute.org

Email: CESI@cuhk.edu.hk

 


BARCELONA GSE SUMMER FORUM 2017
ADVANCES IN MICRO DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS Workshop
June 15-16, 2017 in Barcelona


We would like to invite you to submit a paper to the workshop: ADVANCES IN MICRO DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS.  The workshop will run for 2 days and will take place on June 15-16, 2017 in Barcelona. This workshop aims at being a showcase of recent outstanding contributions in micro Development Economics, and at creating an annual meeting of top researchers in this field in the framework of the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum. Both empirical and theoretical contributions are encouraged.

The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2017. To submit a paper, please use this link https://app-summerforum.barcelonagse.eu. Submissions should include either a full paper or an extended abstract with the main results. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified approximately by mid-March. A preliminary program will be announced by mid-April.

Workshop Organizers: Giacomo De Giorgi (University of Geneva, ICREA-MOVE, Barcelona GSE and UAB), Gianmarco León (UPF, IPEG and Barcelona GSE), Rohini Pande (Harvard Kennedy School), Alessandro Tarozzi (UPF and Barcelona GSE)


33rd BREAD Conference on Development Economics
hosted by Stanford University
Palo Alto, Friday May 12 – Saturday May 13, 2017

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is pleased to announce that the 33rd BREAD Conference on Development Economics will be hosted by Stanford University in Palo Alto, Friday May 12 – Saturday May 13, 2017. 

We invite submissions from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Development Economics. The deadline for submissions is Friday February 10, 2017. Only full-length papers will be considered. Please send your paper to BREAD@unibocconi.it

All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half; there are no parallel sessions. 

The Scientific Organizers of the Conference are Pascaline Dupas (Stanford), Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford), Fred Finan (Berkeley), Jon Robinson (UC Santa Cruz) and Elizabeth Sadoulet (Berkeley).

This year BREAD will also host a panel on “Getting published in development economics" featuring Esther Duflo (MIT), Penny Goldberg (Yale), Imran Rasul (University College London) and Debraj Ray (NYU) on Friday, May 12 2017 from 6-7:30pm.


If you have any questions, please contact BREAD@unibocconi.it

Evidence Action - CALL FOR RESULTS

Evidence Action Beta is looking for ambitious researchers whose work or insights could benefit millions of people living in poverty, and who want to participate in seeing their research turned into viable, scaled up programs. 

 

For instance, we are collaborating with Dr. Mushfiq Mobarak at Yale University to scale up "No Lean Season," an innovative intervention focused on reducing seasonal rural poverty through migration incentives. 

 

Have you done work that has similar potential?  If you are interested, please fill out this short form for Evidence Action Beta's Call for Results! 

 

The deadline is 3 February 2017. We are looking forward to hearing from you! 

 


 

NBER Summer Institute

Workshop on Development Economics
July 23-25, 2017

Cambridge, Mass

Co-organizers: Eric Edmonds, Seema Jayachandran, Rob Jensen, Ben Olken, Duncan Thomas and Chris Udry

 

We are writing to invite you to submit your research for consideration for the Development Economics program meeting during the NBER's Summer Institute in Cambridge, MA. The meeting will be from lunchtime on Sunday July 23 through lunchtime on Tuesday July 25, 2017program.

 

All research papers in development, broadly defined, will be considered. Please submit your work by Monday March 20, 2017, at http://www.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=SI17DEV.

Only complete papers will be considered and preference will be given to papers not previously presented at a NBER or BREAD meeting. We plan to have nine papers presented with a discussant following each presentation as well as time for further discussion of the work.

Please forward this call for papers to colleagues who may have a paper suitable for the program. Unfortunately, it will not be possible invite everyone who receives this call for papers or everyone who submits a paper. Invitations to the meeting and logistical information will be distributed in late April. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Rob Shannon in the NBER's Conference Department at 617/868-3900 or rshannon@nber.org.

 

 

 


 

 

ThReD

Theoretical Research in Development Economics

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2017 THRED CONFERENCE

 

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 edition of the annual ThReD conference will be sponsored by the University of Warwick and held on its new London Campus in King’s Cross on June 23 and 24, 2017. We are issuing an open call for papers for this conference. Papers should be submitted by Friday, January 27, 2017.

 

Approximately a dozen papers will be selected for presentation by the Organizing Committee, which consists of Debraj Ray (chair), Sharun Mukand, Patrick Francois, and Garance Genicot. Decisions will be made by March 1st. The local organizers aim to cover the travel and local expenses of at least one presenter for each selected paper.

 

ThReD is dedicated to theoretical research and its relation to empirical analysis in development economics. ThReD has organized conferences on at least annual basis (see http://thred.devecon.org/conferences.html for a list of past events).

 

 Instructions for Submission

 

To submit your paper for consideration for the ThReD conference, please take the following steps. You will need a free account with the Conference Maker service. If you do not have an account, you may sign up for an account on the website (see below).


  1. Go to the ThReD Conference Maker website at https://editorialexpress.com/conference/THRED2017. You may also access this website by going to the ThReD website and clicking on the link.
  2. If you already have a Conference Maker user account, enter your username and password for this service. If you do not have a Conference Maker account or if you have forgotten your login information, look for a link at the bottom of the page that will allow you to sign up for an account and/or retrieve your existing login information.
  3. Once you have logged into the Conference Maker page for the ThReD conference, you will see a toolbar labeled “Main Menu” on the left of the page. Click the first link under the “Papers” heading to “Submit a Paper.”
  4. Enter your paper information into the submission form, including the paper title and an abstract. Submit the paper itself either by uploading a PDF of the document using the “Choose File” button, or entering the exact URL of an Internet copy of the PDF. Please be sure to provide the exact URL of the paper itself to that the paper will be automatically uploaded into the Conference Maker system. We request that all papers be submitted in a readable PDF format if possible. The submission page provides a link to guidelines on producing readable PDFs for submission.
  5. Press "submit" to submit your paper for consideration. It may take a minute for everything to upload. You should receive e-mail confirmation that your submission was successfully received.

 We look forward to seeing you in London!

 

Spool     Jean-Marie Baland    Patrick Francois    Garance Genicot    Maitreesh Ghatak    Rachel Kranton    Karl Moene    Dilip Mookherje    Debraj Ray    Andrew Newman (Spindle) 

 

 


 

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS – NCID VI RESEARCH WORKSHOP

 

 

The Navarra Center for International Development - VI Research Workshop will take place on May 8th-9th 2017 at Fundación Ramón Areces, Madrid, Spain.

 

The workshop is organized in the form of presentations of research papers in Development Economics from both a micro and macro perspective. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Each presentation will be followed by a discussion.

 

Keynote Speaker: Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy at Blavatnik School of Government and Director of Centre for the Study of African Economics (University of Oxford). 

 

Other confirmed speakers: Pramila Krishnan, University Senior Lecturer and Development Economics Researcher at the Faculty of Economics (University of Cambridge) and Alessandro Tarozzi, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).

 

Official link

 

Please submit your paper through our website  before 15th of February 2017 (by 12pm CET). Only one submission per author will be considered. Decisions of acceptance or rejection will be sent out no later than February 28th, 2017.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at ncid@unav.es

 

Thank you and we hope to see you in Madrid!

 

 


 

 

Call for Papers: 2017 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries

 

We are pleased to announce that the  2017 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) will be held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK on 20 and 21 April 2017

The aim of the conference is to bring together the community of scholars who employ laboratory experimental economics methods for research in developing countries. Keynote speakers are Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University) and  Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University). The conference will consist of plenary and parallel sessions.

Submissions are invited for papers that reflect SEEDEC’s broad research agenda which includes studies involving lab experiments in the field (in contrast to focusing on the randomized evaluations that have become widespread in development economics in recent years). The choice of papers will be based on full paper submissions, which should be submitted via the online form by  January 22, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by February 22, 2017. Participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation. For further information, please visit seedec2017.wordpress.com or contact us at seedec2017@uea.ac.uk. We are looking forward to meeting you at UEA in April!

Sheheryar Banuri
Pieter Serneels
Johannes Haushofer
Bertil Tungodden
Maarten Voors


 


 

 

Call for Papers:  Migration and Development and JDE Special Issue


AFD, the World Bank and CERDI are jointly organizing the 10th International Conference on “Migration and Development”. The conference is devoted to investigating ways in which international migration affects economic and social change in developing countries.


Possible topics include the effects of migration on poverty, inequality, and human capital formation; social networks and migration; diaspora externalities; remittances; brain drain; migration and institutional/technological/demographic change.


A selection of papers from the conference will be considered for a special issue of the Journal of Development Economics.


 Additional information and submission guidelines.

 

 


 

 

 

Fourth Winter School on the Analytics and Policy Design of Migration

 

In January 2017, Georgetown University will host the Fourth Winter School on the Analytics and Policy Design of Migration.

Links to announcements pertaining to the School are:

https://www.aeaweb.org/news/georgetown-university-fourth-winter-school

https://inomics.com/fourth-winter-school-analytics-and-policy-design-migration-doha

 

 


 

 

 

Post-Doc and Sabbatical Opportunities at Stanford for 2017-18

 

The SIEPR Postdoctoral Fellows program provides support for leading researchers who expect to receive their Ph.D. in Spring 2017 to visit Stanford for one to two years after their Ph.D.

 

The SIEPR Visiting Fellows program provides support for junior faculty with strong publication records to spend a sabbatical year at Stanford. Both programs are designed to facilitate rich interactions with a broad set of economists and social scientists at Stanford and provide state-of-the-art facilities and resources for research.

 

Those interested in applying for the 2017-18 academic year are encouraged to submit an application by September 1, 2016 for the Visiting Fellows program and December 1, 2016 for the Postdoctoral Fellows program. Applications received after these dates will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.  More information about the program, including application requirements, is available at http://siepr.stanford.edu/scholars/young-scholars

 

 

 


 

 

Call for papers: NBER DEV Fall 2016 program meeting

9-10 December, Cambridge, MA

Deadline for submissions: 6am EST, Monday 3 October

 

You are invited to submit your research for presentation at the National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER) Development Economics Fall program meeting which will be held in Cambridge, MA, on 9-10 December. The deadline for submissions is 6 am EST on Monday, 3 October. Only completed papers will be considered for the program. Please submit your papers at http://papers.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=DEVf16 . The program will be selected by Esther Duflo, Rick Hornbeck, Rohini Pande, Erik Verhoogen and Duncan Thomas.

 

All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a very small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half, there are no parallel sessions. There will not be formal discussants but ample time will be allowed for discussion of the research during the presentations. Travel and hotel expenses will be covered for one author per paper that is presented at the conference following NBER travel reimbursement guidelines.

 

If you have any questions, please email conf@nber.org.

 

 


 

Call for Papers: Development Economics and Policy Annual International Conference of the German Economic Association Research Group on Development Economics

Hosted by
Georg-August University Goettingen
1-2 June 2017 in Goettingen, Germany

***Keynote Speakers***
Sonia Bhalotra
(Professor of Economics, University of Essex)
Oded Galor
(Herbert H. Goldberger Professor of Economics, Brown University)

The annual conference brings together international scholars and researchers of development economics and neighboring fields. Plenary sessions with keynote speakers, parallel sessions with contributed papers, and a poster session (with two discussants for all posters) will reflect the current state of research in development economics and provide a forum for exchange for researchers and practitioners. Interested contributors are invited to fill a submission form on www.entwicklungsoekonomischer-ausschuss.de and upload their full paper before February 15th. Acceptance notes with detailed information will be sent by early April 2017. The conference will start in the afternoon of June 1, 2017. There will be a conference fee of Euro 50. We will provide child care services for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old during all conference sessions and events.

Local organizers:
Prof. Dr. Stephan Klasen (Georg-August University Goettingen)
Prof. Dr. Holger Strulik (Georg-August University Goettingen)

 

 


 I am pleased to announce that the 32nd BREAD Conference on Development Economics will be hosted by Bocconi University in Milan on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October, 2016. This conference is co-sponsored by CEPR and PODER.

 

 

We invite submissions from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Development Economics. The deadline for submission is Friday 15 July 2016. Only full-length papers will be considered.

 

A pre-conference session will also be arranged for BREAD Affiliates and PODER fellows to present their work. Please use the same submission process (mentioning “Pre-Conference” in your application) if you would like your work to be considered for this part of the conference.

 

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on http://dev3.cepr.org/accounts/login.asp?NewURL=/accounts/config/accountconfig.asp. Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to Chloe Smith at csmith@cepr.org.

All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half; there are no parallel sessions.

 

The Scientific Organizers of the Conference are David Atkin (MIT and CEPR), Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR), Selim Gulesci (Bocconi University), Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University and CEPR).

 

Best Regards,

 

 

Eliana La Ferrara


Conference: The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy


Event details:
9 and 10 June 2016, 9am to 5.30pm
British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Following the 2015 Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) flagship publication of 2015, "The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy", the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policy (EDePo) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the IDB are organizing an academic conference on the themes covered extending the scope to experiences in developing, middle income and developed countries. The focus of the conference will be on lessons that can be learned from the literature on the early years, their long term consequences, and the potential role for policy.

Speakers include

John Lawrence Aber (Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Policy, NYU)
Orazio Attanasio (Jeremy Bentham Professor of Economics, University College London, IFS Research Director, EDePo at IFS Programme Director)
Jere Behrman (University of Pennsylvania)
Janet Currie (Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; Director of the Center for Health and Well-Being; Princeton University)
Sally Grantham-McGregor (Emeritus Professor of International Child Health, University College London)
Costas Meghir (Douglas A Warner III Professor of Economics, Yale University)
Hiro Yoshikawa (Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University)


You can find a full list of speakers and further information about the event on our website - http://www.ifs.org.uk/events/1289

This event is free to attend however we please ask that you register your details via the online booking form.

Post-doc position: IGC, Warwick
      

Joint with IGC, Warwick is looking to appoint a one or two year post-doc to develop IGC projects (as both PI and or Co-PI) in Myanmar. The position offers generous research fund support and light duties. The post holder is expected to spend significant amount of time in Myanmar. For questions, please e-mail r.macchiavello@warwick.ac.uk The link to apply is here.


How Much Is One American Worth? Public Opinion toward Globalization

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 4:15 PM
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Lecture by Diana C. Mutz, Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Communication and Political Science at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Economic globalization remains extremely controversial in the United States and elsewhere. Nonetheless, opinions do not fall along recognizable partisan lines. In her current research, Mutz uses surveys and experimental designs to explore the psychological, political, economic, and philosophical underpinnings of American attitudes toward globalization policies, such as international trade and outsourcing.

Mutz finds that trade attitudes have more to do with peoples’ attitudes toward the value of cooperation versus competition and on general sentiment toward citizens of other countries. This evidence highlights Americans’ differential valuation of human lives.

The event is free and open to the public. We encourage you to share this invitation with people you know who may be interested in attending this event.

 


 

CALL FOR PAPERS

For a Conference on

Equity and Development: Ten Years On

Washington, DC (USA), October 20-21, 2016

 

The World Bank’s World Development Report 2006 on Equity and Development placed a concern with social justice and combating inequality at the center of the development paradigm. In the ten years since, inequality has become even more central to both academic inquiry and policy debates, in developed and developing countries alike. Research into top incomes; global inequality; inequality of opportunity; and economic mobility, to name only a few topics, has made much progress since 2006.

This conference, jointly sponsored by the World Bank’s Development Research Group and Poverty and Equity Global Practice, will revisit the main premises and conclusions of the WDR 2006 in the light of recent experience and new findings. It will also explore the key developments in the field during the decade since its publication, and their implications for both policy and further inquiry.  The one and a half day conference will be held at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC, in an all-plenary format.

Research papers are now invited on relevant topics, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Inequality of opportunity and economic mobility
  • Top incomes
  • Global inequality
  • Individual wellbeing and its relation to local or national inequality
  • Gender equity
  • Happiness and subjective wellbeing
  • The effect of inequality on development
  • Measurement of inequality, inequality of opportunity, and welfare
  • Multidimensional inequality

Confirmed participants include Abhijit Banerjee, Nora Lustig, Branko Milanovic, Martin Ravallion and James Robinson.

Full papers should be submitted in pdf format by Friday, June 17, 2016. Submissions should be emailed to wdr2006anniversary@worldbank.org, and will be considered by a program committee including Francisco Ferreira, Jed Friedman, Christoph Lakner, Luís Felipe López-Calva and Berk Özler. Authors of accepted papers will be contacted by Friday, July 22, 2016. Limited funds to support travel and accommodation expenses for a single presenter per successful paper may be available

 

23 PhD Scholarships

 

Doctoral School of Social Sciences – University of Trento

 

The University of Trento is now inviting applications from qualified candidates for 23 PhD Scholarships in its three PhD programmes:

PhD programme in Economics and Management (6 scholarships)

The programme focuses on the fields of decision sciences, organization, human and natural resource management with special attention to methodologies used in a behavioural approach to economic studies. Such an approach is increasingly adopted to generate predictions about market dynamics, particularly in the fields of finance, natural resources and tourism, and consumption, as well as to design organizations and institutions. Particular emphasis will be given to research proposals on the following subjects:

  • The emergence of disruptive technological innovation in the financial sector: Impact on bank business models and the regulatory framework (see details here)
  • Advances in macro-financial cycle studies by means of network analysis (see details here)
  • Socio-economic status and risk-taking: cognitive, social and economic implications (see details here)
  • Firms in International Trade (see details here)

PhD programme in Development Economics and Local Systems (7 scholarships) – a jointly PhD programme with the University of Florence

The PhD Programme aims to develop the following knowledge and skills:

  • Research and training activities in applied economics both in academics and at firms level, systems of firms, public and private research centers, and international, national and non – governmental organizations
  • Impact analysis of policies and evaluation/management of programmes and projects

The PhD Programme is organized in two curricula:

  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Local Systems

Both curricula need a good knowledge of the economic and behavioural dynamics both in developed and developing economies.

 

PhD programme in Sociology and Social Research (10 scholarships)

The programme provides state-of-the-art research training and teaches advanced professional skills in sociology and social research. Besides providing a solid foundation in the disciplines, including a broad range of quantitative and qualitative methods, the Programme places strong emphasis on theoretically driven empirical sociology.

Application Deadline: May 18, 2016
 - 4 p.m. (Italian time)

All programmes are full time and will be taught in English by members of the university’s multi-national faculty. No tuition fees are charged and the scholarships are adequate to cover living expenses in Trento.

For the online application see https://webapps.unitn.it/Apply/en/Web/Home/dott

For further details, please visit our website http://web.unitn.it/en/drss , or write to:

Doctoral School of Social Sciences, University of Trento, via Verdi 26, I-38122 Trento, Italy, Email: school.socialsciences@unitn.it

 

 


Call for Expressions of Interest

Innovations for Poverty Action | Financial Inclusion Program

Financial Services for the Poor Initiative

 

The Financial Inclusion Program at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from teams of researchers and financial service providers to conduct rigorous research on financial product innovations for low income households in developing countries.

 This call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) marks the second competitive funding round of a four-year, $4.1 million investment in project funding to support randomized evaluations in the following areas:

  • Designing financial and non-financial services linked to digital finance channels, including payments for health and education services
  • Increasing women’s use of (and empowerment through) digital financial services
  • Testing cash transfers and graduations programs which connect people to digital channels
  • Addressing the specific needs and cash-flow challenges of farmers and micro-entrepreneurs
  • Improving take-up and usage of formal financial services by the poor through product design, regulation, or other policy levers
  • Incorporating behavioral insights into financial product design

Expressions of Interest shall present a rigorous study design for a randomized evaluation with a clear hypothesis. Funding requests up to $300,000 will be accepted under this call. Please review the guidelines for more information about this opportunity and to connect with IPA.

​​

Deadline for Submission: April 29 2016 (11:59 pm EDT)

Download the guidelines and application form here:

www.poverty-action.org/financialinclusion/competitivefund

Please direct all questions to financialinclusion@poverty-action.org.

 

 


 

Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics

Call for Papers | SITE Summer Sessions 2016


Session 10: Development Economics

Session dates: September 13-14

Deadline for submissions: May 9th

 

We invite those with contributions to the topic to submit their papers. We particularly seek participants from a variety of institutions and those researchers beginning their careers. There is a limited budget to help with travel costs.

This workshop will bring together researchers working on economic development from both an empirical and theoretical perspective. Specifically, this year we will focus on self-selection. Self-selection is omnipresent as both a concern (from the econometrician’s standpoint) and a fundamental object of interest in both empirical and theoretical studies of development policies. For example, it is now well established that there is massive self-selection into credit markets (even after the introduction of microcredit) and understanding why self-selection is so stringent remains an open question. Likewise understanding what drives some individuals or firms to adopt new technologies (or change behavior) faster than others remains of fundamental importance. We welcome submissions that broadly approach this issue.

Organized by: Arun Chandrasekhar, Stanford University; Melissa Dell, Harvard University; Pascaline Dupas, Melanie Morten, Stanford University; Xiao Yu Wang, Duke University.

Submission Procedure

Please submit your paper via the program website (http://site.stanford.edu/ ).

For more information about this or other SITE sessions, write the program administrator at siteworkshop@stanford.edu.

 


CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline: April 4, 2016

 

2016 NOVAFRICA Conference

on Economic Development in Africa

Lisbon (Portugal), July 14 and 15, 2016

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS:

Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford

David McKenzie, Lead Economist at the World Bank

Edward Miguel, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley


Invitation to submit: We are looking for contributions on the broad theme of economic development in Africa. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: mobile money and financial innovation; natural resource management; the quality of education and health; migration, remittances and the brain drain; the quality of public services and political economy; or entrepreneurship and management practices in the African context.

 

Submission timetable: Submissions of full papers (PDF files) are expected by April 4, 2016. Extended abstracts may also be submitted but priority will be given to full papers. Decisions will be made by April 14, 2016.

 

Submission guidelines: Please email your submission to novafrica@novasbe.pt. For additional information about NOVAFRICA and past events, please visit www.novafrica.org.

 

Organizers: Catia Batista (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, CReAM and IZA) and Pedro Vicente (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and BREAD).


EPR     Mari Curie Action       PODER      Universte de Namur         BREAD


Call for participation

Deadline: 15th of April, 2016

 

3rd PODER Summer School

"New Data in Development Economics"

 

27-30 June, University of Namur

 

Main Speakers

Emily Breza (Columbia),

Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford),

Mariaflavia Harari (MIT),

Henrik Kleven (LSE),

Renaud Lambiotte (UNamur)

General Description

The summer school is intended for PhD students, post-docs and junior faculty members. The aim is to provide young researchers with an overview of new data in development and methods for analyzing them. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research projects with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere, and receive advice and feedback.

 

Structure

The main components will be lectures by leading researchers and participants’ presentations.

Lecture topics include social networks and development, issues in network data, spatial methods in development economics, taxation and development: what can be learned from large administrative data sets and mining large-scale social networks.

Selected projects by participants will be presented and discussed during the day. We encourage all participants to submit either complete papers or detailed proposals that present empirical evidence on a development question.

 

Logistics

PODER Researchers who have an ITN contract at the time of the Summer School should pay for their travel directly and send the reimbursement claim to their host institution. For these researchers, accommodation will be covered by the network coordinator, Bocconi University.

Other students will be considered for full or partial funding, although neither can be guaranteed in advance. Please indicate in your application form whether you would require full, partial, or no funding in order to participate.

 

All participants are asked to stay for the entire duration of the Summer School.

 

Applications and deadlines

A completed application form (attached) should be submitted together with:

a) A short CV

b) An academic reference letter

c) An empirical research project or a completed paper (only in pdf)

All applications should be sent no later than April 15, 2016 to Chloe Smith: csmith@cepr.org.

 

Admission decisions will be announced by the May 1, 2016. All applicants will be informed by email about the results.

 

Acknowledgement: This summer school is funded under the grant: “Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries, PODER Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) Funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme, Contract Number: 608109

Call for Papers: Land and Poverty 2015
We are pleased to announce the 16th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty will be held at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., from March 23 – 26, 2015. The conference theme will be "Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity.”  

We invite the submission of 800 to 1,500 word abstracts on ten thematic areas which are outlined in the attached file. A technical committee will base their reviews and acceptance of submitted papers on the innovative nature, policy relevance, and contribution to the literature and general body of knowledge of the paper.

We encourage you to disseminate this call widely to your networks. More information on the conference is available in the attached file and on the 2015 conference website. Your contributions may be submitted through this link.

This year, we are pleased to offer new and exciting sessions to the conference: an innovation fair and hands- on classes. The innovation fair on March 26 will feature how innovations in technology and open data can help improve land governance at scale, and will encourage hands on interaction for participants looking for solutions to the land challenges of the post-2015 Development Agenda. A post-conference learning day on March 27 will offer hands-on classes to familiarize participants with cutting edge tools and techniques developed to help policy makers.

Important Dates:
• Online submission of individual abstracts: October 31, 2014
• Notification of acceptance: December 1, 2014
• Registration deadline for conference: December 31, 2014
• Submission of full paper with a 200 word summary: January 31, 2015 

We look forward to a large number of submissions and a very stimulating event.

Regards,
The Land Conference Team
landconference@worldbank.org


Call for papers: [CEGA] Conference on Behavioral Health Economics 

CEGA and BCRN are pleased to announce the first Conference on Behavioral Health Economics, to be held November 14 at UC Berkeley. This one-day meeting will feature presentations and discussions of 6-8 in-progress and completed papers at the intersection of behavioral economics and health, and a keynote address from Anna Fruttero, lead author of the World Bank's 2015 World Development Report, Mind and Society.

To submit a paper:
Submit your paper (or long abstract for works in progress) at https://cega.submittable.com/submit/33417 by midnight Pacific time on Sunday, October 5. Submissions should clearly indicate the relevance of behavioral economics. Any health issues in any geographic region will be considered.


To attend the meeting: 
Registration is required at http://tinyurl.com/behealth2014. Travel funds may be available for those accepted to present papers (one author per paper). Students may attend if they are nominated by a faculty member. Each faculty member can nominate a student to attend by emailing e.turner@berkeley.edu


Please contact Ellie Turner at e.turner@berkeley.edu with questions.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Paul Gertler and Shachar Kariv, Organizers

Visit the CEGA/J-PAL/IPA Funding Calendar at http://goo.gl/8zjG6 (calendar view) or http://goo.gl/xGw04 (list view).

 


Call for papers: Population Association of America Meeting Apr 29-May 2, 2015, San Diego, CA

The PAA Annual Meeting will be held April 30-May 2, 2015, in San Diego, California.

The Call for Papers is available at http://paa2015.princeton.edu/ and the deadline for submissions is September 26, 2014.

 


 

Call for Papers: 2014 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries

The Experimental Social Science Laboratory (X-lab) and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California at Berkeley, and The Choice Lab at NHH Norwegian School of Economics are pleased to announce the 2014 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) to be held from December 10-11 at the Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway.

The aim of the conference is to bring together the community of scholars who employ laboratory experimental economics methods for research in developing countries. Keynote speakers are Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics) and Gary Charness (University of California, Santa Barbara). The conference will consist of plenary, parallel, and poster sessions. If you plan to attend, please register here.

Submissions are invited for papers that reflect SEEDEC’s broad research agenda which includes studies involving lab experiments in the field (in contrast to focusing on the randomized evaluations that have become widespread in development economics in recent years).  The choice of papers will be based on full paper submissions, which should be sent via email by September 15 to thechoicelab@nhh.no. Successful applicants will be notified in by October 11. All participants will have to cover their economy travel and accommodations.

For further information, please visit seedec2014.wordpress.com or contact Ida Kjørholt at thechoicelab@nhh.no or Bertil Tungodden at bertil.tungodden@nhh.no.

 


CALL FOR PAPERS: NBER Development Economics Program meeting , 10-11 October, 2014, Cambridge, MA

The National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER) Development Economics Program (DEV) is pleased to announce the fall program meeting which will be held in Cambridge, MA, on 10-11 October 2014.

You are invited to submit your research for presentation at the conference. The deadline for submissions is midnight EST on August 24, 2014. Please submit completed papers at :

http://papers.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=DEVf14

The program will be selected by Seema Jayachandran, Ben Olken and Duncan Thomas.  All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a very small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half, there are no parallel sessions, and ample time is allowed for discussion of the research during the presentations. Travel and hotel expenses will be covered for one author per paper that is presented in the conference following NBER travel reimbursement guidelines.

 


 

CALL FOR ESSAYS: HOW WOULD YOU REINVENT FOREIGN AID?

GDN Next Horizons Essay Contest 2014 in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

on The Future of Development Assistance

 

The world has changed radically since the emergence of official development assistance. How should aid change? We want to hear your views: Which financial instruments should be used to provide aid? How should the donor “aid system” be organized? Should aid be given only to the poorest countries? How could aid improve governance? How should recipient countries allocate aid in the context of other sources of financing?  What does a data and technology driven transformation in the development project “marketplace” look like?

 

Up to 20 winning entries chosen by an international jury will receive 20,000 USD each.

 

Select winning ideas may be promoted by the Global Development Network (GDN) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

Last Date: 15 September 2014.

Submissions can be sent in English, French or Spanish.

To apply, go to www.gdn.int/nexthorizons

 


CALL FOR APPLICANTS: 1st PODER Summer School

The PODER Summer School on Behavioral and Experimental Economics in Development will be held at the University of Cape Town, 7-10 July, 2014.

Main speakers are:

    Lori Beaman, Northwestern University
    Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M University
    Rick Wilson, Rice University

The summer school is intended for PhD students, post-docs and junior faculty members. The aim is to provide young researchers with an overview of the application of insights from behavioural and experimental economics to development issues. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research projects with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere, and receive advice and feedback.

Click here for more information and click here for the application form.

 


 

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Summer School

3rd Summerschool of the Households in Conflict Network will be held in Bjumubura, July 20-27, 2014.

 


 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Post Doc

The Center for the Governance of Natural Resources at University of Colorado Boulder seeks a Research Associate (postdoctoral researcher) to conduct and support interdisciplinary research related to the local governance of two different collective goods in developing countries: forest ecosystems and public health systems. The Research Associate will work under the supervision of Professor Krister Andersson and will help coordinate the data collection campaigns in selected field sites in Latin America, design field protocols, develop data-analysis plans, and train field assistants.

We are looking for colleagues with advanced skills in quantitative analysis, with preference for individuals who have experience in designing and conducting behavioral experiments (e.g. decision-making games) in rural field settings. Proficiency in Spanish is highly desirable.

For more details, and to apply, please visit https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/79454

 


 

The VIth Summer Workshop in Development Economics

Organized by Italian Development Economists Association (IDEAS), CELPE - Centre for Research in Labour Economics and Economic Policy of University of Salerno, and Departments of Economics of the Universities of Trento and Verona

Conference venue: Fondazione Alario, Ascea Marina (Sa, Italy) - June, 23-26 2014

Call for papers 

Submissions Deadline: Applications can be submitted at http://dse.univr.it/ssdev/, starting from February 14th, 2014. The application should be completed no later than April 15th, 2014


Keynote lectures will be given this year by

Martina Bjorkman Nyqvist (Stockholm School of Economics )

Ethan Ligon (University of California, Berkeley)

Rocco Macchiavello (University of Warwick)

Karen Macours (Paris School of Economics)

Dilip Mookherjee (Boston University)

Stefan Napel (Universitat Bayreuth)


Contact: ssdev2014@dse.univr.it

CELPE Centro di Ricerche di Economia del Lavoro e Politica Economica 
via ponte don Melillo, snc - 84084 Fisciano (SA)
Tel 089 96 2160 
Web www.celpe.unisa.it

 


 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics, Summer 2014 Workshop

The Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE) is organizing a nine-session conference on economic theory.  They will pay particular attention to attracting participants from a variety of institutions and to young researchers in the beginning of their careers.  There is a limited budget to help with travel costs. 

The SITE Summer Workshop is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Standford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).

Please visit SITE for additional information.

 


 

CALL FOR PAPERS: J-PAL ONE-day CONFERENCE

 

J-PAL is hosting on the topic of Improving Take-up and Delivery of Maternal and Child Health Services in Developing Countries.  


The conference will take place on Friday, 23 May 2014 at MIT in Cambridge, MA.  The goal of this conference is to share evidence from recent randomized evaluations of interventions designed to promote uptake and better delivery of protective health goods and services to improve maternal and child health. 


We will accept four [4] papers for presentation in addition to four scheduled presentations that will share findings from studies under a National Institutes of Health P01. 


Paper(s) may be uploaded via this link: http://www.povertyactionlab.org/mch-conference-c4p  The deadline for submission is 5pm EST on Friday, 7 March.   Notification of the outcome of the peer review process will be on Friday, 4 April 2014. 

 




Conferences, Calls for Papers and Calls for Proposals


 

CALL FOR PAPERS: 27th BREAD Conference on Economic Development Berkeley, CA, 8-9 May 2014

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is pleased to announce the 27th BREAD Conference on Economic Development. The conference will be held at Berkeley, CA, 8-9 May 2014.

You are invited to submit your research for presentation at the conference. The deadline for submissions is midnight EST on 21 March 2014.
Please submit completed papers at :
http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/conferences/submit

We are very grateful to Fred Finan, Paul Gertler and Ted Miguel who have graciously agreed to serve on the scientific committee and select the papers for the program. All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a very small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half, there are no parallel sessions, and ample time is allowed for discussion of the research during the presentations. Reasonable travel and hotel expenses will be covered for one author per paper that is presented in the conference.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email
BREAD@duke.edu


Call for papers
Barcelona GSE Summer Forum, Advances in Micro Development Economics

We are inviting submissions to the workshop on Advances in Micro Development Economics. This workshop will take place on June 11-12, 2014 in Barcelona, within the general framework of the 2nd Barcelona GSE Summer Forum. Invited Speakers: Pascaline Dupas (Stanford), Fred Finan (Berkeley), Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern), Kaivan Munshi (Cambridge).

Click here for the call for papers and online submission Form. The deadline for submissions is February 16th 2014.

Approximately six papers will be selected for presentation by the Organizing Committee. Travel and local expenses of one presenter for each selected paper will be covered by the local organizers.

The Barcelona Summer Forum is a series of independent workshops. When you submit your paper, you will be able to see the topics and dates of other workshops that will take place within the Summer Forum. You are welcome to submit papers to other workshops. More information can be found on the Summer Forum webpage http://www.barcelonagse.eu/summer-forum.html.

Workshop Organizers

Giacomo De Giorgi (ICREA-UAB and Barcelona GSE)
Gianmarco León (UPF and Barcelona GSE)
Stephan Litschig (UPF and Barcelona GSE)
Rohini Pande (Harvard University)
Alessandro Tarozzi (UPF and Barcelona GSE)

 


 

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2014 THRED CONFERENCE

The 2014 ThReD conference will be held at the New Economic School, Moscow, on June 27 and 28, 2014.

 

ThRed is an organization dedicated to theoretical research in development economics, and its relation to empirical analyses. The Board of ThReD consists of Karl Ove Moene (President), Jean-Marie Baland, Maitreesh Ghatak, Dilip Mookherjee, Andrew Newman and Debraj Ray. ThReD has already organized a number of conferences previously; see the conference page at http://thred.devecon.org/conferences.html. We are issuing an open call for papers for the June 2014 conference. Papers should be submitted by 15 February 2014.

Approximately a dozen papers will be selected for presentation by the Organizing Committee, which consists of Dilip Mookherjee (chair), Jean-Marie Baland, Paul Dower and Maitreesh Ghatak. Decisions will be made by mid-March. Travel and local expenses of one presenter for each selected paper will be covered by the local organizers.

 

Instructions for Submission

To submit your paper for inclusion in the ThReD conference, please take the following steps.  You will need a free account with the Conference Maker service.  If you do not have an account, you may sign up for an account on the website (see below).

1.       Go to the ThReD Conference Maker website at https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/conference.cgi?action=login&db_name=THRED.  You may also access this website by going to the ThReD website and clicking on the link.

2.       If you already have a Conference Maker user account, enter your username and password for this service.  If you do not have a Conference Maker account or if you have forgotten your login information,  look for a link at the bottom of the page that will allow you to sign up for an account and/or retrieve your existing login information.

3.       Once you have logged into the Conference Maker page for the ThReD conference, you will see a toolbar labeled “Main Menu” on the left of the page.   Click the first link under the “Papers” heading to “Submit a Paper.”

4.       Enter your paper information into the submission form, including the paper title and an abstract.  Submit the paper itself either by uploading a PDF of the document using the “Choose File” button, or entering the exact URL of an Internet copy of the PDF.  Please be sure to provide the exact URL of the paper itself so that the paper will be automatically uploaded into the Conference Maker system.   We request that all papers be submitted in a readable PDF format if possible.  The submission page provides a link to guidelines on producing readable PDFs for submission.

5.       Press submit to submit your paper for consideration.  It may take a minute for everything to upload.  You should receive email confirmation that your submission was successfully received.

 


Call for Papers
Seventh International Conference on MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT
International Migration Institute, University of Oxford, June 30 – July 1, 2014.

The French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department, the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG), the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford are jointly organizing the Seventh International Conference on “Migration and Development”. The conference is devoted to investigating ways in which international migration affects economic and social changes in developing countries. Possible topics include the effects of migration on poverty, inequality, and human capital formation in developing countries, diaspora externalities, remittances, brain drain, migration and institutional/technological change. A selection of papers from the conference will be considered for a special “features” issue of The Economic Journal. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Philippe Fargues, European University Institute David McKenzie, World Bank Giovanni Peri, UC Davis Submission guidelines and timetable: Submissions of full papers (pdf files) are expected by January 5, 2014. Submissions should be sent to migdevconf@qeh.ox.ac.uk. Decisions will be communicated by February 5, 2014. Travel (economy class) and accommodation in Oxford for up to three nights will be covered. Organizing Committee: Cyrille Bellier (AFD), Michael Clemens (CGD), Hein de Haas (IMI Oxford), Çağlar Özden (World Bank), Chris Parsons (IMI Oxford), Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics and Bar-Ilan University), Briony Truscott (IMI Oxford) Scientific Committee: Ran Abramitzky (Stanford), Emmanuelle Auriol (Toulouse), Oliver Bakewell (IMI Oxford), Michel Beine (Luxembourg), Jørgen Carling (Peace Research Institute, Oslo), Michael Clemens (CGD), Patricia Cortes (Boston U), Hein de Haas (IMI Oxford), Frederic Docquier (Louvain), Giovanni Facchini (Nottingham), Hubert Jayet (EQUIPPE, Lille), William Kerr (Harvard Business School), Anna-Maria Mayda (Georgetown), David McKenzie (World Bank), Kaivan Munshi (Cambridge), Çağlar Özden (World Bank), Giovanni Peri (UC Davis), Jean-Philippe Platteau (Oxford), Hillel Rapoport (Chair, Paris School of Economics and Bar-Ilan), Imran Rasul (UCL), Dean Yang (University of Michigan), Yves Zenou (Stockholm).

 


Call for papers
Pacific Conference for Development Economists, 2014

The 2014 Pacific Conference on Development Economics (PacDev) will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Sproul Presidio Commons. The goal of PacDev is to bring together graduate students, faculty and practitioners to present and discuss various issues facing developing economies. The conference website is here. The deadline for submissions is December 2, 2013.

 


Call for applications
PODER Training Network for PhD students

Jean-Marie Baland, Gharad Bryan, Eliana La Ferrara, Karen Macours, Jakob Svensson, Alessandro Tarozzi and Ingrid Woolard are involved in a Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) funded under the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme. This network is called PODER (Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries) and runs through August 31, 2017.

The goal of PODER is to harness and combine intellectual resources which are scattered across Europe to offer doctoral students a first rate training, comparable to the best opportunities available worldwide. All PODER researchers have the opportunity to visit one or more of the following institutions for periods of 6-12 months:

-Bocconi University, Milan -FUNDP, University of Namur -IIES, Stockholm University -London School of Economics -Paris School of Economics -Universitat Pompeu Fabra -University of Cape Town

They can participate in training events (e.g., courses, summer schools and conferences), develop their research projects and collaborate with local faculty.

They can also benefit from internships with the following Associated Partners: EBRD, IPA, MARS, Mathematica, Oxford Policy Management. Among other things, these internships may allow students to gain experience in fieldwork and collect data.

Funding for PODER students is quite generous: the gross salary for students in their first 4 years of doctoral studies is up to euro 38,000 per year (USD 51,600), and for students in their 5th year is up to euro 58,500 per year (USD 79,500). Students planning to do fieldwork can save up some of this salary and use it for data collection.

Applications will be collected by CEPR and screened by the different nodes. Information on eligibility criteria and applications can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/33879259

For more information, contact the network co-ordinator, Eliana La Ferrara.


Call for Papers
2014 Economic Demography Workshop
Population Association of America Annual Meeting
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America will be held Thursday May 1 through Saturday May 3 in Boston, MA. The Economic Demography Workshop (EDW) will take place from 1-6 pm on the afternoon before the main PAA meeting (Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014). The Workshop provides an opportunity for the detailed presentation of 5-7 research papers on topics in economic demography.

You may submit a paper or detailed abstract for consideration by the Program Committee by Friday, December 31, 2013. The Program Committee is Lucie Schmidt (Williams College) (lschmidt@williams.edu) Kasey Buckles (University of Notre Dame), Delia Furtado (University of Connecticut) and Joe Price (Brigham Young University).

Preference will be given to papers not on the main PAA program. The program will be finalized in late January Past programs are on the EDW website which also provides information about the EDW. General information about the PAA is here.


Call for Proposals
The 2nd round of the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund

focuses on (i)early childhood nutrition, health, and development; (ii) water supply, sanitation, and hygiene linked to human development outcomes; (iii) basic education service delivery; and (iv) health systems and service delivery.

First stage proposals are due November 1, 2013.


Call for Proposals
DFID Research: call for proposals for systematic reviews for international development

on infrastructure, growth, humanitarian assistance and education.


Call for Papers
15th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

will be held at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC on Mar 31-Apr 3, 2014. The conference theme will be "Integrating Land Governance into the Post-2015 Agenda: Harnessing Synergies for Implementation and Monitoring Impact". Abstracts may be submitted until mid November 2013. See the conference website for more information and submission instructions.


Call for Applications
First Winter School on the Analytics and Policy Design of Migration

The main purpose of the School is to induce participants to think rigorously, creatively, and in non-conventional ways on various approaches to the modeling of migration choices and consequences, and to demonstrate to the participants how such a thinking process could enrich the spectrum of informed migration policies. Participants will be exposed to the art of economic modeling in general, and to the workings of applied microeconomic theory in particular.

Click here for more information about the Winter School and how to apply.


Call for Abstracts
Cooperation & Conflict in the Family
A Conference at the Interface of Evolution and Economics
February 2-5 2014, UNSW, Sydney

We will bring together leading economic and evolutionary researchers to explore the nature of conflict and cooperation between the sexes in the areas of mating, fertility, marriage and family life. The conference provides an opportunity for researchers to discuss the economic and evolutionary biology approaches to these issues, explore common ground and identify collaborative opportunities.

Abstracts are due by 30 August 2013 and can be submitted here.


Call for Papers
2013 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries
Dec 5-6, 2013

The Choice Lab, Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2013

The Experimental Social Science Laboratory (X-lab) and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at UC Berkeley, and The Choice Lab at NHH Norwegian School of Economics are pleased to announce the 2013 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) to be held from December 5-6 at the Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway.

The aim of the conference is to bring together the community of scholars who employ laboratory experimental economics methods for research in developing countries. Keynote speakers are Charles Sprenger (Stanford University) and Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley). The conference will consist of plenary, parallel, and poster sessions.

Papers should be submitted via email by September 30th to Ranveig Falch at thechoicelab@nhh.no. Preference will be given to full papers. Successful applicants will be notified by October 15. All participants will have to cover their travel and accommodation.

We also invite you to submit your work for the special issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization entitled Economic Experiments in Developing Countries. Guest editors are Shachar Kariv, Edward Miguel, Jane Zhang, and Bertil Tungodden, and the deadline for submission will be February 1st, 2014. Consult the journal website for further details.

For further information, please visit seedec2013.wordpress.com or contact Ranveig Falch at thechoicelab@nhh.no.

Bertil Tungodden (NHH Norwegian School of Economics)
Shachar Kariv (UC Berkeley)
Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley)
Jane Zhang (HKUST)

 


 

Call for Papers
2014 Population Association of America Meetings

1-3 May 2014, Boston, MA

The call for papers is here. Submissions are due 27 September 2014.


Call for Proposals
IZA and DFID Growth and Labor Markets in Low Income Countries (GLM | LIC) program.

IZA and DFID are now accepting applications for funding in Phase III of the Growth and Labor Markets in Low Income Countries (GLM | LIC) program.

After two competitive rounds of funding in Phase I and II, we look forward to receiving many high-quality research proposals again in this final call. It is expected that 10 to 12 projects will be selected for funding.

GLM | LIC Phase III invites applications for research projects in the following areas:

    1. Growth and labor market outcomes
    2. Active labor market policies
    3. Labor market institutions
    4. Migration and labor markets
    5. Gender
    6. Data for labor market analysis

The deadline for applications is October 29, 2013. Please visit glm-lic.iza.org for more information about the program and the call for proposals. The full Call Specifications can be downloaded here.

Projects funded in previous calls cover a wide range of low-income countries and focus on various topics, including the impacts of trade and globalization, evaluation of training programs, the functioning of markets for education and skills, and migration and job search. Descriptions of Phase I projects can be found on the GLM | LIC website, where Phase II projects will be added later this month.


Call for Papers
2013 NEUDC Conference, November 2-3, 2013
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University will be hosting the 2013 NEUDC (Northeast Universities Development Consortium) Conference on November 2nd and 3rd, 2013.

You are invited to submit a paper for the conference and also to pass the word around among your colleagues and students who may be interested. All papers that investigate topics in economic development broadly defined are welcome. To submit a paper, please do so here. The final date for submitting a paper is August 8th 2013.

Only full drafts of papers will be considered. Please submit a paper with an abstract, not exceeding 300 words, before the August 8th deadline. We will send out notifications by late September informing people of our acceptance or rejection decisions.Those attending the meeting will be charged an advanced registration fee of $200. For students there will be a special discounted rate of $100. The registration will include breakfast, lunches, coffee and Saturday's conference reception. Expenses for travel and accommodation will not be covered by the conference. Further conference details will be posted on the conference web page.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at neudc_2013@hks.harvard.edu.

 


Call for Papers
8th Annual Research Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development

January 22-25, 2014 Nairobi, Kenya

The call for papers and panels is here. The deadline for paper submissions is 16 September 2013.



Innovations for Poverty Action
Global Financial Inclusion Initiative
Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) - Seeking Submissions for New Research Projects under the GFII Competitive Funds

 

 

 

 

This Call for EOIs includes both:
The Citi IPA Financial Capability Research Fund
The Yale Savings and Payments Research Fund

Deadline for EOI Applications: Friday, August 23, 2013

OVERVIEW

The Global Financial Inclusion Fund (GFII) at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) submissions from teams of researchers and practitioners to conduct rigorous research on identifying innovative products and programs that enhance poor households' access to and usage of improved financial tools, products, and services.

The initiative is focused on three key areas of research within the financial inclusion domain:

Savings: The poor can and do save. In fact, saving is critical to households whose income flows do not match their daily consumption needs, much less their need to plan for risks and make investments. GFII studies innovations that help individuals to access savings services, overcome temptation and social demands, and build savings habits, and measures the impact of improved saving on consumption, investment, and risk mitigation.

Payments: The ability to move money from one location to another is key to allowing personal, business, and government transactions to occur. Innovations in payment channels, driven by the widespread use of technologies such as mobile phones, allow the poor to transact in a faster, cheaper, and more secure manner. Our studies measure the impact of these new transaction mechanisms on the welfare of the poor.

Financial Capability: Simply having access to financial products and services is only part of the solution to maintaining a healthy financial portfolio. Individuals must also know how to choose and use the right products based on their specific needs, and know how to balance products and services to optimize sustenance and growth. GFII assesses the effectiveness of various innovative tools designed to help the poor make better decisions on their own financial portfolios.

Please direct all questions to gfii@poverty-action.org. For more information on IPA's Global Financial Inclusion initiative, please visit http://poverty-action.org/financialinclusion. The application is available at www.poverty-action.org/sites/default/files/gfii_eoi_2013_application_form.doc.


Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference 2013
November 2 - 3, 2013, Harvard University

 

 

 

Harvard University will be hosting the 2013 NEUDC (Northeast Universities Development Consortium) Conference on November 2nd and 3rd, 2013.

We are writing to invite you to submit a paper for the conference and also to pass the word around among your colleagues and students who may be interested. We welcome all papers that investigate topics in economic development broadly defined.

To submit a paper, please do so at the following web site: https://editorialexpress.com/conference/NEUDC2013

The final date for submitting a paper is August 8th 2013. Only full drafts of papers will be considered. Please submit a paper with an abstract, not exceeding 300 words, before the August 8th deadline. We will send out notifications by late September informing people of our acceptance or rejection decisions.

Those attending the meeting will be charged an advanced registration fee of $200. For students there will be a special discounted rate of $100. The registration will include breakfast, lunches, coffee and Saturday's conference reception. Expenses for travel and accommodation will not be covered by the conference.

Further conference details will be posted on the conference web page at: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/cid/news-events/neudc2013

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at neudc_2013@hks.harvard.edu.


9th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network
"The Economics of Genocide, Mass Murder and other Atrocities"
November 27-29, 2013, UC Berkeley

 

 

The scientific analysis and understanding of human behavior is put at the test when we consider what is probably the worst expression of human behavior: genocide and mass killing. Explanations of this phenomenon have crossed disciplinary and theoretical boundaries including prospect theory and rational choice in economics, relative deprivation in psychology and political science and horizontal inequality in development studies. New insights have been achieved in the cross-country empirical analysis of violent conflict. Recently, the availability of in-country household level data have allowed micro-level inquiry into the causes, functionings and consequences of violent conflict, genocide and mass murder.

We invite empirical papers who increase our understanding of the phenomenon of genocide and mass murder. Political economy and theoretical contributions will also be considered. Papers which illuminate the behavior of people in the institutional context in which they operate are particularly welcome. As in previous workshops, papers who inform us on the micro-economics of violent conflict but do not particularly address the theme of this year are also welcome.

The Key Note Lectures of the workshop will be given by James Robinson (Government, Harvard University), Marta Reynal-Querol (Economics, University of Pompeu Fabra) and Catrien Bijleveld (Criminology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

The 9th Annual Workshop is hosted by Edward Miguel and will take place on the campus of UC Berkeley. The program committee members are Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino, Edward Miguel and Philip Verwimp.

Only scholars whose paper is selected are invited to participate in the workshop. Please consult the program of previous workshops to find out if your paper is the kind of paper we are looking for (www.hicn.org) click 'events'.

Journal editors will be contacted with a view to a later submission of papers for a potential special issue.

Papers should be send to ninethworkshophicn@gmail.com before September 1, 2013

. Please send a PDF of your paper as well as a PDF of your CV. Selected authors will be invited by 1 October 2013. There is no registration fee. Participants have to cover their ticket and hotel costs.


Call for papers:
7th Annual Conference on the
Political Economy of International Organizations
January 16-18, 2014, Princeton University, USA

 

 

Submissions are invited for the seventh annual conference on the political economy of international organizations, to be held at Princeton University, USA, on January 16-18, 2014. The conference brings together economists and political scientists to address political-economy issues related to international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the European Union, and also other international organizations that have as yet received less attention in the academic literature.

Submission of Papers
Both empirical and theoretical papers will be considered. Please submit full papers to conference@peio.me. The deadline for submission is 31 August, 2013. Decisions will be made by 30 September, 2013. This year's special issue of the Review of International Organizations will be focusing on Dispute Settlement in International Organizations, edited by Christina Davis. Please indicate in your submission to the conference whether you are interested in also submitting to the special issue.

Conference Format, Attendance, and Registration
The number of participants will be limited to about 70, which allows for in-depth discussion of each paper. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the entire conference. There is no registration or conference fee. Travel and accommodation are at the expense of participants.

Conference Venue: Princeton University. The closest and most conveniently accessed international airport is Newark Liberty International. http://www.princeton.edu/main/visiting/travel/airports/
Conference Website:http://www.peio.me/

Program committee
Bernauer, Thomas (ETH Zurich, CIS)
Broz, Lawrence (University of California, San Diego)
Davis, Christina (Princeton University)
Dreher, Axel (Heidelberg University)
Hug, Simon (University of Geneva)
Kilby, Christopher (Villanova University)
Knack, Stephen (World Bank)
Michaelowa, Katharina (University of Zurich, CIS)
Milner, Helen (Princeton University)
Stone, Randall (University of Rochester)
Tierney, Michael (College of William and Mary)
Vreeland, James (Georgetown University)
Werker, Eric (Harvard Business School)

We look forward to your submissions.
Christina Davis (Princeton University)
Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University)
Katharina Michaelowa (University of Zurich, CIS)

Helen Milner (Princeton University)


 

 

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
Young Lives Conference, University of Oxford
Inequalities in Children's Outcomes in Developing Countries
St Anne's College, Oxford
8-9 July 2013

Young Lives is an international, longitudinal study of childhood poverty that is following 12,000 children in 4 countries for 15 years, from 2002 to 2017. Currently three rounds of data are publicly available for two cohorts of children, one followed from infancy and the other from age 8, in Ethiopia, India (Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam. Each survey contains an extensive socio-economic component, collecting detailed data on household education, employment, income, consumption and wealth, as well as multidimensional indicators of child well-being including nutrition, schooling, parental involvement and aspirations, psychosocial well-being, children's time-use, cognitive and non-cognitive development, and academic achievement. Young Lives is the largest cross-national cohort study on poverty and child well-being and unique in providing rich comparable longitudinal information across four developing countries, on individual children, their families and the communities in which they live.

A key focus area for Young Lives research is documenting and exploring the mechanisms for the evolution of inequalities in children's outcomes across, inter alia, gender, ethnic group, socio-economic status, and rural-urban residence. The purpose of this conference is to raise awareness of the Young Lives study and bring together economists and other social scientists working on issues relating to the evolution, causes and consequences of childhood inequalities who are using either the Young Lives data or other panel data-sets.

Potential topics of interest include:

  1. What is the extent of inequalities in key indicators of children's human capital and well-being over the child's life-course across, gender, socio-economic status, ethnic group, rural-urban residence, and other dimensions?
  2. How do inequalities evolve and change over the child's life-course?
  3. What are the factors that mitigate/reinforce early inequalities and explain the evolution of inequalities over time?

The organising committee invites submissions of high-quality research papers addressing these and other questions relating to child well-being and development in developing countries. Submissions using the Young Lives data are encouraged, although consideration will also be given to papers using other developing country panel data-sets that address related issues. Researchers wishing to use the Young Lives data can find more information, including how to obtain the data, on the Young Lives website: www.younglives.org.uk.

Plenary speakers

  • Orazio Attanasio (University College, London)
  • Jere Behrman (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Pedro Carneiro (University College, London)
  • Stefan Dercon (DFID / University of Oxford)
  • Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota)
  • James Heckman (University of Chicago) (tbc)
  • Costas Meghir (Yale University)
  • Karthik Muralidharan (University of California, San Diego)
  • Lant Pritchett (Harvard University)

Submissions
If you would like to submit a paper (full papers only; abstracts only will not be considered), please e-mail younglives@younglives.org.uk. In the subject header please put: Submission Young Lives Child Inequalities Conference. If the paper is multiple-authored, please indicate who will present and whether the presenter would be willing to act as a discussant.

Submission deadline: 1 April 2013

Acceptances
Notifications of acceptances will be circulated by 1 May 2013. We regret Young Lives is not able to cover costs of participants. Participants will have the option of booking accommodation at the conference venue (St Anne's College, Oxford) on a first come, first served basis. Funding may be available for presenters from developing countries.

Participant information
The conference will be held at St Anne's College, Oxford. The conference programme will start on Monday morning (8 July 2013) and end on Tuesday afternoon (9 July 2013). The programme will consist of plenary and parallel sessions. Confirmed plenary speakers are listed above.

Organising committee
Jo Boyden (University of Oxford)
Stefan Dercon (DFID / University of Oxford)
Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota)
Sofya Krutikova (University of Oxford)

Registration
Please follow this link to register for the conference:
http://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=148&deptid=204&catid=31

Further information
Visit the conference page: http://www.younglives.org.uk/what-we-do/events/children-inequalities-conference-Oxford-2013
Download the Young Lives data: www.younglives.org.uk/what-we-do/access-our-data


Save the Date
Innovations for Poverty Action Global Financial Inclusion Initiative
Upcoming Events: Peru, May 2013 & Uganda, June 2013

Evidence on Innovations in Financial Capability
Conference and Matchmaking Program

May 2013 - Lima, Peru
Universidad del Pacifico
Citi IPA Financial Capability Research Fund supported by the Citi Foundation

For more information and to register, click here.

Conference: May 31 - June 1, 2013
Who should attend? Financial service providers and other financial inclusion practitioners interested in cost-effective, client-based product innovations aimed at improving clients' financial behavior.
Register by May 19

Matchmaking Program for Practitioners and Researchers: May 29 - 30, 2013
Who should apply? Researchers and practitioners from all over the world interested in developing new research partnerships for the second round of competitive funding for research grants.
Apply by April 7

Evidence on Innovations in Savings and Payments
Conference and Researcher Workshop

June 2013 - Kampala, Uganda
Savings and Payments Research Fund

For more information and to register, click here.

Conference: June 24 - 25, 2013
Who should attend? Practitioners, policymakers and researchers interested in learning about rigorous evidence on the impact of savings and payments innovations on the lives of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa.
Register by June 14

Research Methods Workshop: June 20 - 22, 2013
Who should apply? PhD researchers and advanced PhD students from sub-Saharan Africa with demonstrated interest in rigorously evaluating the impact of savings and payments innovations.
Apply by May 1


Call for Papers - Deadline: February 15, 2013
Barcelona GSE Summer Forum
Barcelona, June 10-26 2013

The Barcelona GSE Summer Forum is a series of independent workshops and policy events that cover the main fields of Economics. The objective of the Summer Forum is to bring top research leaders and young promising economists from around the globe to Barcelona to debate the present and future of the frontier of knowledge in Economics.

This Barcelona GSE Summer Forum will contain 15 workshops covering a wide range of topics:

Civil Conflict and Rationality
Time Series Analysis in Macro and Finance
Towards Sustained Economic Growth: Geography, Demography and Institutions
Theoretical and Experimental Macroeconomics
Political Institutions: Effects on Policy and Civil Conflict
Economics of Science and Innovation
Trade, Growth and Income Distribution
The Economic Analysis of Electoral Politics
Asset Prices and the Business Cycle
Information, Competition and Market Frictions
Family Economics
Applied Industrial Organization
Financial Intermediation, Risk and Liquidity Management
International Capital Flows
Dynamic Decisions

You can find more about each workshop (topics, dates, the call for papers etc.) at the Summer Forum's web page:
http://www.barcelonagse.eu/summer-forum.html

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Omar Licandro and Jaume Ventura
Program Organizers of the First Barcelona GSE Summer Forum
http://www.barcelonagse.eu/summer-forum.html


Call for Papers - Deadline: April 12, 2013
China Economics Summer Institute (CESI)
August 22-24 2013

The 6th China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) will take place in 2013 (Working papers of previous CESI workshops available at http://igov.berkeley.edu/china_workingpapers and at http://chinasummerinstitute.org). The objective of CESI is to create a network and community of top level scholars working on Chinese economic development. This initiative is currently co-sponsored by UC Berkeley Center on Institutions and Governance (with generous funding from the Ford Foundation), the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a joint program of the LICOS-Center for Institutions and Economic Performance at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Stanford - CASS REAP (Rural Education Action Program). The Summer Institute is organized in collaboration with the BREAD, NBER and CEPR networks of academic economists.

This call invites you to submit a paper or express your interest in attending the above Summer Institute, which will be hosted this year by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong between August 22d and August 24 2012. The workshop intends to bring together the best scholars working on China in China, the US and Europe with other top level scholars who have an interest in working on China in the future. We welcome applications not only from those who want to present their research on China but also from anybody who has an interest in doing serious economic research on China and would like to use the workshop as means of exploring this possibility.

The Summer Institute will bring together between 20 and 30 participants for a period of three days. During the workshop, there will be seminar presentations and free time to allow scholars to interact and explore the possibility of doing joint research projects. Senior scholars who will attend will be available for consultations with junior scholars. Afternoon sessions will give the opportunity to a select group of young scholars and Ph. D students to present their work. A field trip to Shenzhen might be organized on August 25th for interested participants.

The scientific committee of the China Economic Summer Institute is composed of Chongen Bai, Robin Burgess, Hongbin Cai, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Hongbin Li, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, Jo Swinnen, Shang-Jin Wei and Yaohui Zhao.

Papers for possible presentation at the meeting or expressions of interest in attending the meeting should be e-mailed to igovcesi2012@gmail.com using the attached form by 18:00 GMT on April 12th, 2013.

We can cover economy apex travel and accommodation costs for selected paper presenters and participants. Please indicate when you reply whether you will require this funding or whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs. Please note that it will not be possible to accept all applications to attend this Summer Institute. At the moment, funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses in accordance with standard guidelines (economy apex travel) but, where possible, it is hoped that some of the selected participants will use grants at their disposal to cover expenses and thereby free up space for others.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Heddy, Riss
Program Director
UC Berkeley iGov- Institutions and Governance Program, Institute of International Studies
Email: igovcesi2012@berkeley.edu
http://igov.berkeley.edu


Request for Proposals
Editorship of Economic Development and Cultural Change
Extended Deadline: November 15, 2012

John Strauss will be stepping down on August 1, 2013 as editor of Economic Development and Cultural Change. The University of Chicago Press is soliciting proposals from leading scholars in development economics to assume the EDCC editorship.

The full EDCC Request for Proposals and Fact Sheet may be viewed at http://press.uchicago.edu/dms/ucp/journals/EDCC_request_for_proposals.pdf.

Proposals from prospective editors should be submitted before November 15, 2012 and include the following:

  1. Statement of editorial policy. Considering the research published in EDCC in the past, describe the editorial scope and policies to be pursued under your editorship. This should be a reflective statement that serves to show acquaintance with the important issues confronting development economics and how EDCC will continue to serve the discipline. A statement of up to five pages is requested.
  2. Curriculum vitae. Please enclose a current CV. If you are proposing to edit EDCC with a co-editor or several co-editors as a team, please enclose a CV for each prospective editor.

The five-year renewable term will begin August 1, 2013, with several months prior set aside for an overlap of duties with the outgoing editor to ensure a smooth transition.

Send questions and proposals to:
Teresa Mullen, Publications Manager
The University of Chicago Press
Journals Division
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 702-7442
E-mail: tmullen@press.uchicago.edu


Call for Papers
2013 Economic Demography Workshop
Population Association of America Annual Meeting
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America will be held Thursday April 11 through Saturday April 13 in New Orleans, LA. The Economic Demography Workshop (EDW) will take place from 1-6 pm on the afternoon before the main PAA meeting (Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013). The Workshop provides an opportunity for the detailed presentation of 5-7 research papers on topics in economic demography.

You may submit a paper or detailed abstract for consideration by the Program Committee by Friday, December 31, 2010, at: http://editorialexpress.com/conference/edworkshop2013/.

Preference will be given to papers not on the main PAA program. The program will be finalized in late January.

Past programs are on the EDW website here: http://www.edworkshop.umd.edu/.

General information about the PAA Annual Meeting is available at http://www.popassoc.org/.

Additional information about the Economic Demography Workshop can be obtained on the EDW website (http://www.edworkshop.umd.edu) or from Terra McKinnish (terra.mckinnish@colorado.edu). Other members of this year's programcommittee are: Steven Haider (Michigan State University), Craig McIntosh (University of California-San Diego) and Lucie Schmidt (Williams).

Please forward this announcement to other interested economic demographers. If you are not on our mailing list, and wish to receive the annual call for papers and completed program by email, send an email to Terra McKinnish at mckinnis@colorado.edu with subjected header "EDW subscribe".


Call for Papers
2012 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries
http://cega.berkeley.edu/events/seedec2012
Nov 29-30, 2012
Berkeley, California
Deadline for Submission EXTENDED: September 30, 2012

The Experimental Social Science Laboratory (X-lab) and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California at Berkeley, and the Choice Lab at NHH Norwegian School of Economics are pleased to announce the 2012 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) to be held from November 29 to November 30 at U.C. Berkeley. The objective of the Symposium is to bring together a community of top scholars who employ laboratory experimental economics methods for research in developing countries. Keynote speakers are Abigail Barr and Sendhil Mullainathan.

Submissions are invited for papers that reflect SEEDEC's broad research agenda which includes studies involving lab experiments in the field (in contrast to focusing on the randomized evaluations that have become widespread in development economics in recent years). The choice of papers will be based on full paper submissions, which should be sent via email by September 30th to Judi Chan at judichan@berkeley.edu. Successful applicants will be notified in October and will be invited to attend the full symposium, and SEEDEC will cover their economy travel and accommodations.

For further information, please visit http://cega.berkeley.edu/events/seedec2012 or contact Jane Zhang(HKUST) at janezhang@ust.hk, Shachar Kariv (U.C. Berkeley) at kariv@econ.berkeley.edu, Edward Miguel (U.C. Berkeley) at emiguel@econ.berkeley.edu, or Bertil Tungodden (NHH Norwegian School of Economics) at Bertil.Tungodden@nhh.no.


Call for Papers
Seventh Annual Research Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development
The Population and Poverty Research Network (PopPov)
January 23 - 26, 2013
Oslo, Norway

Background
The Population and Poverty Research Network (PopPov) is a group of academic researchers and funders from around the globe interested in how population dynamics affect economic outcomes. We are investigating how population policies can influence poverty reduction at the household level and economic growth at the country/state level. The Seventh Annual Research Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development will take place from January 23 - 26, 2013 in Oslo, Norway. Invited participants will be economics and population researchers, with an emphasis on empirical research about Africa. Selected papers will advance knowledge and/or methodology, addressing the broad themes relevant to the PopPov inquiry into how population dynamics and reproductive health affect economic development (see references below).

Instructions for Submission of Papers
Only papers submitted at http://www.openconf.org/PopPovConf2013/ will be considered.

Minimum Submission Requirements:

  • The official language of the research conference is English.
  • Only completed papers, full drafts, and working papers will be considered. Submissions must be sufficiently detailed to allow the steering committee to judge the merits of the research and must include a description of the research objectives, the data and research methods, some preliminary results, and, as appropriate, the policy relevance of the research.
  • Authors may select only one topical session per submission.
  • Authors may make a maximum of two submissions.

Deadlines and Important Dates
The deadline for all submissions is Tuesday, September 4, 2012. All applicants will be notified about the status of their submission by Friday, October 19, 2012. Only accepted papers may be presented at the conference. No substitutions will be allowed.

Summary of Important Dates:

  • September 4, 2012: Deadline for submitting completed papers, full drafts, or working papers
  • October 19, 2012: Applicants are notified of paper acceptance
  • January 4, 2013: Deadline for presenters to submit completed papers
  • January 11, 2013: Presenters will be notified of their session title and time
  • January 18, 2013: Deadline for presenters to submit presentations

Travel Awards
Limited travel funds are available to assist current and former PopPov grantees and paper presenters without other sources of travel funding. Priority will be given to individuals with papers accepted for the program (one author), program participants (discussants, committee members), students, and researchers employed in developing country institutions.

Please check http://poppov.org/PopPovConferences/7thAnnualPopPovConference.aspx for updates and additional details.


Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Entrepreneurship and SME Growth

We are pleased to announce our FOURTH ROUND of Research Funding for Entrepreneurship and SME Growth.

The goal of the grants is to fund innovative research to build a systemic body of evidence on the contribution of SMEs and entrepreneurship to poverty alleviation and economic development. We hope this competition will have a catalyzing effect to stimulate high quality research on the role of access to finance, human capital, and markets for SME growth and their contribution to development.

The Request for Proposals, Proposal Template, and Budgeting Guidelines are available at the IPA website.

Complete proposals should be emailed to sme@poverty-action.org by 5:00pm EST on September 28, 2011.

If you have any questions, please contact Eleanor Coates (ecoates@poverty-action.org).


First NOVAFRICA Conference on Economic Development in Africa
CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline: June 21st, 2012
Lisbon (Portugal), September 7th and 8th, 2012

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS:
Paul Collier, Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE)
Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics at Yale University and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Roger Myerson, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and Economics Nobel Prize Winner 2007

Invitation to submit:
We look for contributions on the broad theme of economic development in Africa. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: mobile banking and other technological developments to access financial services; natural resource management; the quality of education and health; migration, remittances and the brain drain; the quality of public services and political economy; management practices in the African context; or the challenges of urbanization and infrastructure.

Submission timetable:
Submissions of full papers (pdf files) are expected by June 21, 2012. Extended abstracts may also be submitted but priority will be given to full papers. Decisions will be made by June 30, 2012.

Submission guidelines:
Please email your submission to Raquel Fernandes at novafrica@novasbe.pt. For additional information, please visit www.novafrica.org. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for selected participants in the program.

Organizers:
Catia Batista (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, CReAM and IZA) and Pedro Vicente (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, BREAD and CSAE-Oxford).


Academics Stand Against Poverty: One-Year Anniversary Conference
Global Poverty: What Do We Know? Where Do We Go From Here?
Yale University
Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall
April 12-13, 2012

Speakers include:
Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, New York University
Hugh Evans, CEO of the Global Poverty Project
Nicole Hassoun, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University
Judith Lichtenberg, Professor of Philosophy, University of Georgetown
Branko Milanovic, Lead Economist in the World Bank?s Research Department
Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University
Gustav Ranis, Frank Altschul Professor Emeritus of International Economics, Yale University
Paul Slovic, Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon

We invite researchers, teachers and students with an interest in global poverty alleviation efforts to take part in the one-year anniversary conference of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP).

April 12th, 9:30am-6pm: The Next Steps for Global Poverty Alleviation
This symposium brings together leading experts in development, aid, and global justice in a dialogue about the next steps that should be taken towards global poverty alleviation. The discussion will focus on what should replace the Millennium Development Goals after their expiration in 2015. Speakers will examine the record of increasing global inequality, innovations in development such as large-scale microfinance projects, and poverty measurement and trends. Each will offer crucial insights about what has been learned about reducing severe poverty, and which lessons must be highlighted in any MDG-replacement efforts.

We will also present ASAP's most current work and discuss future directions for the organization.

April 13th, 9am-5pm: Moral Psychology and Poverty Alleviation
Experts in ethics and psychology will discuss how cognitive science and moral psychology can help us to more effectively motivate individuals to fulfill their moral obligations to alleviate global poverty. This workshop marks the launch of ASAP's Moral Psychology and Poverty Alleviation project (MPPA), which aims to support sustained collaborative and applicable research on this issue.

For further information and the full agenda:
http://academicsstand.org/events/event/asap-anniversary-workshop-yale-university/

Please register with Katie Lewis at katie@academicsstand.org
Further event information: Gilad Tanay, Yale University, at gilad.tanay@yale.edu

Sponsors: The British Council, the Global Justice Program of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Centre for International and Area Studies, the Department of Cognitive Science at Yale University, and the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund.


Call for Expressions of Interest
Microsavings and Payments Innovation Initiative
Round 2 - Issued March 19, 2012
Deadline: May 4, 2012 (11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time)

The Microsavings and Payments Innovation Initiative (MPII) invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) applications to conduct rigorous, field-based research on savings products and services, as well as payments and money transfer channels for the world's poor and financially excluded. EOI submissions for Round 2 are due Friday, May 4, 2012 by 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Despite financial inclusion being a top policy priority across developing countries, relatively little is known about the specific factors that enable people to save and transfer money more effectively. Recent years have seen a growth in technological innovations enabling novel products such as mobile money and new channels such as agent banking. Yet, the impact of such innovations on poverty alleviation is still unknown. The Microsavings and Payments Innovation Initiative will fill this gap by building evidence on (1) innovations that most effectively enable improved usage of savings and payments services by the poor (through reduced cost, reduced risk, improved learning, behavioral incentives, regulatory reform, etc.); and (2) the impact that the use of improved savings products and payments channels has on the welfare of the poor.

The Microsavings and Payments Innovation Initiative (MPII) awarded 5 grants in the first round of its competitive research fund. Total funding awarded amounted to $445,000, which will support three randomized evaluations and two diagnostic research projects. Successful applications passed through two stages of evaluation and selection. The first was an Expression of Interest application, for which MPII received 119 applications and invited 27 to submit full proposals. The 22 full proposals submitted were then vetted and evaluated by the MPII Executive Committee.

A total of $826,500 will be awarded in at least two subsequent competitive funding rounds. Applicants must either hold a PhD or be a current PhD candidate in a relevant social science or engineering discipline, such as economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, public health, education, computer science, etc. They must demonstrate experience in field research. All qualified researchers affiliated with universities, think tanks, and other research institutions from around the world are invited to apply. Research projects focused on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are encouraged as are applications from researchers based in those regions or from teams with one or more researchers in those regions.

For more information, please visit
http://poverty-action.org/microsavings/yaspr_fund/eoi2012

The application is available for download at
YASPR Expression of Interest Application


Call for Papers
Fifth International Conference on MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Agence Française de Développement, Paris, June 28-29, 2012

The French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department, the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG) and the Center for Global Development (CDG) are jointly organizing the Fifth International Conference on "Migration and Development".

The conference is devoted to investigating channels through which international migration affects economic and social outcomes of developing countries. Possible topics include social networks and diaspora externalities, remittances, return migration, migration and the pattern of trade/FDI, brain drain, migration and institutional/technological change, migration and health, and the effect of emigration on poverty, inequality, and human capital formation in developing countries.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Alberto Alesina, Harvard University, Imran Rasul, University College London, Dean Yang, University of Michigan

Submission guidelines and timetable:
Submissions of full papers (pdf files) are expected by March 15, 2012. Submissions should be sent to Mrs Laurence Wunderle at the following address: wunderlel@afd.fr. Decisions will be communicated by April 30, 2012.

Travel (economy class) and accommodation expenses in Paris will be covered for selected participants.

Organizers:
Michael Clemens (CGD), Thomas Melonio (AFD), Hillel Rapoport (Bar-Ilan University and EQUIPPE)

Program Committee:
Ran Abramitsky (Stanford), Emmanuelle Auriol (Toulouse), Michel Beine (University of Luxembourg), Michael Clemens (Center for Global Development), Frederic Docquier (Louvain), Giovanni Facchini (Erasmus University), Flore Gubert (DIAL, University Paris-Dauphine), Marc Gurgand (PSE), Hubert Jayet (EQUIPPE, Université de Lille), William Kerr (Harvard Business School), Sylvie Lambert (PSE), Thierry Mayer (Science Po), David McKenzie (World Bank), Çağlar Özden (World Bank), Hillel Rapoport (Chair, Bar-Ilan University and EQUIPPE), Maurice Schiff (World Bank), Antonio Spilimbergo (IMF), Dean Yang (University of Michigan), Yves Zenou (Stockholm).


POPULATION, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
"PopDev"
December 2012

JOINT CALL FOR PRELIMINARY PROPOSALS by
Economic & Social Research Council, UK
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, WOTRO
Population Reference Bureau, USA
The Research Council of Norway

DEADLINE:
March 15, 2012

APPLY TO:
Population Reference Bureau
https://www.openconf.org/JointCall2012

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Please refer to the Joint Call for Proposals available at http://poppov.org/Research/RFP.aspx for details.

Purpose

The joint scheme of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Hewlett, USA) and its partnering agencies have an overall aim to contribute to knowledge about the effects of population dynamics and reproductive health on different aspects of economic and social development. Through funding excellent scientific research, information should become available that will strengthen the evidence base for policy and practice on how population and reproductive health (P/RH) affect poverty and how investments in P/RH might contribute to reducing poverty and fostering economic development and equity. The specific aims of this join call for proposals are:

  • to fund high-quality scientific research contributing to knowledge that leads to reproductive health and population policy choices to achieve maximum economic benefits;
  • to enhance production of development-relevant knowledge, engagement of researchers with societal stakeholders and availability of research results relevant for policy and practice at country level;
  • to strengthen local research capacity in this research field;
  • to enhance international collaboration and networking between research groups in this research field.

 

Funds to be Awarded

  • Up to 8 Research Programmes will receive awards in 2012
  • NWO-WOTRO (2 awards): maximum €320.000 each
  • ESRC (1 award): £300.000 or approximately €340.000 (including Indirect and Estate costs according to FEC rules)
  • RCN (1 to 2 awards): 4 Million Kroner or approx. €500.000 in total
  • PRB ( 2 awards): maximum $350.000 or approximately €245.000 each
  • Up to 2 years of funding is available

 

Eligibility

  • Research teams must include at least one researcher based in the country of the funding agency (ESRC, NWO-WOTRO, RCN, or PRB) and one researcher based in the developing country of interest. List of countries considered to developing for purpose of this call may be found at www.oecd.org/dac/stats/daclist. Both of whom must have completed their PhD at the time of application.
  • Proposed research to be supported with the grant funds awarded must be completed in 2 years or less.
  • The Principal Investigator must be based at an institution eligible to apply for funding from either ESRC, NWO-WOTRO, RCN, or PRB.

 

Selection Criteria

  • Scientific quality
  • Relevance to the themes of the current call
  • Quality of the collaboration
  • Potential impact on policy and practice

 

Deadlines

March 15, 2012 Pre-proposals must be received by PRB
June 30, 2012 Full proposals must be received by PRB

How to Apply

See http://poppov.org/Research/RFP.aspx

For Further Information:
Marlene Lee
Population Reference Bureau
mlee@prb.org


Call for Papers - Deadline: March 19, 2012
China Economics Summer Institute (CESI)
June 22-24 2012

The 5th China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) will take place in 2012 (Working papers of previous CESI workshops available at http://igov.berkeley.edu/china_workingpapers and at http://chinasummerinstitute.org ). The objective of CESI is to create a network and community of top level scholars working on Chinese economic development. This initiative is currently co-sponsored by UC Berkeley Center on Institutions and Governance (with generous funding from the Ford Foundation), the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University and a joint program of the LICOS-Center for Institutions and Economic Performance at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Stanford- CASS REAP (Rural Education Action Program). The Summer Institute will be organized in collaboration with the BREAD, NBER and CEPR networks of academic economists.

This call invites you to submit a paper or express your interest in attending the above Summer Institute which will be hosted this year by Guanghua School of Management at Peking University between June 22d and June 24 2012. The workshop intends to group together the best scholars working on China in China, the US and Europe with other top level scholars who have an interest in working on China in the future. We welcome applications not only from those who want to present their research on China but also from anybody who has an interest in doing serious economic research on China and would like to use the workshop as means of exploring this possibility.

The Summer Institute will bring together between 20 and 30 participants for a period of three days. During the workshop, there will be seminar presentations and free time to allow scholars to interact and explore the possibility of doing joint research projects. Senior scholars who will attend will be available for consultations with junior scholars, usually during the afternoons and there will be some lectures by senior scholars. The Summer Institute will take place at the same time as the BREAD Summer school that will take place in the same location.

The scientific committee of the China Economic Summer Institute is composed of Chongen Bai, Robin Burgess, Hongbin Cai, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Hongbin Li, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, Jo Swinnen, Shang-Jin Wei and Yaohui Zhao.

Papers for possible presentation at the meeting or expressions of interest in attending the meeting should be e-mailed to igovcesi2012@gmail.com using the attached form by 18:00 GMT on March 19th, 2012.

We can cover economy apex travel and accommodation costs for selected paper presenters and participants. Please indicate when you reply whether you will require this funding or whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs. Please note that it will not be possible to accept all applications to attend this Summer Institute. At the moment, funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses in accordance with standard guidelines (economy apex travel) but, where possible, it is hoped that some of the selected participants will use grants at their disposal to cover expenses and thereby free up space for others.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact
Heddy, Riss
Program Director
UC Berkeley iGov- Institutions and Governance Program, Institute of International Studies
Email: igovcesi2012@berkeley.edu
http://igov.berkeley.edu


New GLM | LIC Programme provides funding opportunities

The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) have recently launched the IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (GLM | LIC).

Over the next five years GLM | LIC will provide funding for promising research on growth and labor markets in low-income countries totaling approximately ten million Euros.

GLM | LIC Phase 1 funding is now open for application. Proposals are invited for research projects in the following five research areas: Growth and labor market outcomes, Active labor market policies, Labor market institutions, Skills, Gender.

Please visit http://glm-lic.iza.org for more information on the program and how to apply for funding.

The call for proposals and associated materials can be found here: http://glm-lic.iza.org/?page=92


Call for Papers
2012 Economic Demography Workshop
Population Association of America Annual Meeting
Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America will be held Thursday May 3 through Saturday May 5 in San Francisco, CA. As has been true for more than 20 years, there will also be an Economic Demography Workshop (EDW) from 1-5 pm on the afternoon before the main PAA meeting (Wednesday, May 2, 2012). The Workshop provides an opportunity for the detailed presentation of 4-9 papers with more economic content than those generally given in the main meetings.

For more information, including past programs, see the EDW website here: http://www.edworkshop.umd.edu/

You may submit a paper or detailed abstract for consideration by the Program Committee by Friday, January 20, 2011, here: http://editorialexpress.com/conference/edworkshop2012/

Interested participants may submit abstracts that have also been submitted for presentation at the main PAA meeting. Please use the "Comments" field to indicate whether the abstract has also been submitted for presentation at the main meeting. Preference will be given to papers that will not also be presented at the main PAA meeting. The program will be finalized in early February.

General information about the PAA Annual Meeting is available from the Population Association of America, 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 722, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3812. Tel: 1-301-565-6710, Fax: 1-301-565-7850. Web: http://www.popassoc.org/

Additional information about the Economic Demography Workshop can be obtained on the EDW website (http://www.edworkshop.umd.edu) or from any member of this year's organizing committee: Marianne Bitler (mbitler@uci.edu), Terra McKinnish (terra.mckinnish@colorado.edu), or Lucie Schmidt (lschmidt@williams.edu).

Please forward this announcement to other interested economic demographers. Sign up for email announcements of the Economic Demography Workshop at the EDW website.


ABCDE 2012: Call for Papers

The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world's best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. The next conference will take place on May 7-8, 2012, at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be "Accountability and Transparency for Development".

The ABCDE Organizing Committee is issuing a call for papers that examine in innovative ways the links between accountability, transparency, and development. The selected papers will be presented as main sessions of the conference agenda. Possible topics include the implications of accountability and transparency for:

  • Public sector management and service delivery
  • Political processes and outcomes
  • Aid effectiveness
  • Management of natural resources
  • Stability and inclusion in the financial sector
  • Firm performance and firm dynamics

Also of interest are means that can be used to effectively expand accountability and transparency, including the media and the internet, data collection and dissemination, and mandated versus voluntary disclosure of information. Papers that do not fit into these categories, but are related to the main conference theme, are also welcome.

Those interested should submit a draft paper or a two-page proposal by January 6, 2012(email abcde@worldbank.org). The proposal should include the title of the paper, author(s), affiliation, and contact information, and should address the main question(s) to be examined, relevant literature, unique contribution to the literature, and methodology to be employed. Authors of selected papers will be invited, though not required, to submit their papers for a special issue of the World Bank Economic Review.

The Organizing Committee will evaluate all proposals in terms of originality, analytical rigor, and policy relevance. Authors of accepted proposals will be contacted by January 27, 2012.A work-in-progress draft will be required by February 29, 2012.

For authors of selected papers, travel and accommodation expenses for the conference will be covered. Additional information on the overall conference program will be posted on this website over the coming months.

Organizing Committee: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt (World Bank), Claudio Ferraz (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro), and Frederico Finan (University of California, Berkeley).

Conference Coordinator: Leita Jones (ljones2@worldbank.org).


Call for Papers
2011 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries
http://cega.berkeley.edu/events/seedec2011
Dec 1-3, 2011
Berkeley, California
Deadline for Submission: September 15, 2011

The Experimental Social Science Laboratory (X-lab) and the Center of Evaluation for Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California at Berkeley, and the Choice Lab at NHH Norwegian School of Economics are pleased to announce the 2011 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) to be held from December 1 to December 3 at U.C. Berkeley. The objective of the Symposium is to bring together a community of top scholars who employ laboratory xperimental economics methods for research in developing countries. Tentative participants this year include Nava Ashraf (Harvard Business School), Colin Camerer (Caltech), Ray Fisman (Columbia GSB), Uri Gneezy (UCSD Rady School of Management), Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard) and Chris Udry (Yale).

Submissions are invited for papers that reflect SEEDEC's broad research agenda which includes studies involving lab experiments in the field (in contrast to focusing on the randomized evaluations that have become widespread in development economics in recent years). The choice of papers will be based on full paper submissions, which should be sent via email by September 15th to Jane Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) at janezhang@ust.hk. Successful applicants will be notified by September 30th and will be invited to attend the full symposium, and SEEDEC will cover their economy travel and accommodations.

For further information, please visit http://cega.berkeley.edu/events/seedec2011 or contact Jane Zhang (HKUST) at janezhang@ust.hk, Shachar Kariv (U.C. Berkeley) at kariv@econ.berkeley.edu , Edward Miguel (U.C. Berkeley) at emiguel@econ.berkeley.edu, or Bertil Tungodden (NHH Norwegian School of Economics) at Bertil.Tungodden@nhh.no.


Call for Papers
Sixth Annual Research Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development
18-21 January 2012
Accra, Ghana

The Sixth Annual Research Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development will take place from 18-21 January 2012 in Accra, Ghana. Participants will present ongoing and planned research on how population dynamics and reproductive health affect economic development, and work together to identify gaps in evidence and methods that inhibit development of sound policies on population, family planning and reproductive health. There will also be discussions on how to communicate research to decision makers for evidence-based policy.

The Conference's Scientific Program Steering Committee invites paper submissions that address important issues at the intersection of population, reproductive health and economic prosperity. You are invited to submit either a detailed abstract or paper by email to poppov@prb.org in English or French by September 28, 2011 for the Sixth Annual Research Conference. This year, the Committee also welcomes suggestions for panels, which includes a summary of 300 words maximum and an extended abstract for each paper / presenter. You will be notified whether or not your submission has been accepted by October 17, 2011.

Please refer to the 2011 PopPov Research Conference web page for the complete Call for Papers announcement in both English and French.

Please direct questions to poppov@prb.org .


APPLY NOW: 2011 GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS AND MEDALS COMPETITION
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Global Development Network invites researchers and organizations from developing and transition countries to submit research proposals, completed research papers and proposals for scaling-up development projects.

Competition Themes:

  1. The Interactive Economy and Urban Development
  2. Urban Externalities (Contagious Disease, Congestion and Crime) and Urban Poverty
  3. The Enabling Environment - Housing, Transportation and Infrastructure

For more information:
Log on to: http://www.gdnet.org/~2011_awards

Application Deadline:
Send in your entries by: 31 January, 2012 (Indian Standard Time 6:00 PM)


Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Entrepreneurship and SME Growth for Young Scholars

The Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is pleased to announce a SECOND ROUND of funding for the SME Initiative's Competition on Entrepreneurship and SME Growth for Young Scholars. The goal of the grants is to support innovative research by Young Scholars that help to "build a systemic body of evidence on the contribution of SMEs and entrepreneurship to poverty alleviation and economic development." We hope this competition will have a catalyzing effect to stimulate high quality research on the role of access to finance and human capital for SME growth and their contribution to development.

Complete proposals should be emailed to Mike Ingram (mingram@poverty-action.org) by 5:00pm EST on August 22, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact Mike.

Please refer to http://www.poverty-action.org/sme/news for further information.


CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Microsaving and Payments Innovation Initiative

The Microsavings and Payments Innovation Initiative (MPII) invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) to conduct rigorous, field-based research on savings products and services as well as payments and money transfer channels for the world's poor and financially excluded. EOI submissions for Round 1 are due Friday, August 5 2011 by 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time.


CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline - 17 June 2011
CEPR/AMID/BREAD DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS CONFERENCE
Paris School of Economics
23-24 September, 2011
Scientific Organisers: Abhijit Banerjee (MIT, BREAD and CEPR), Robin Burgess (LSE, BREAD and CEPR) and Marc Gurgand (PSE)

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Actors, Markets, and Institutions in Developing Countries: A micro-empirical approach (AMID), Marie Curie Initial Training Network are joining forces this year to host a Development Economics Conference at the Paris School of Economics on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September, 2011. This meeting is at the same time the annual symposium of the CEPR Development Economics Programme, the Twentieth BREAD Development Economics Conference and AMID Third Network Annual Conference. Financial support for the conference is provided by CEPR, BREAD and AMID.

We now invite submissions for the CEPR/BREAD/AMID conference from interested researchers on any topics within the area of Development Economics. Only full-length papers will be considered. The deadline for replies is 18:00 GMT on Friday June 17, 2011. To respond to this Call, CEPR members can visit www.cepr.org/YourProfile/Meetings and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or attend the conference. You may also email your paper directly to Nadine Clarke, CEPR Meetings Manager, at nclarke@cepr.org and also indicate to her whether you would like to attend the conference.

CEPR can cover accommodation and travel according to the new CEPR guidelines (www.cepr.org/meets/WKCN/misc/trp.pdf) for all presenters. Funding will also be available for a number of CEPR/BREAD/AMID members who are not presenting.

All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a very small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half; there are no parallel sessions.

For AMID Team Members and Early Stage and Experienced Researchers, the reimbursement of travel costs will be processed through local node budgets. Budget heading E - "Contribution to the research, training, transfer of knowledge" will apply for AMID Team Members, and budget heading D - "Participation allowance" will apply for AMID Early Stage and Experienced Researchers. AMID Participants are expected to pay for their travel directly and claim reimbursement from local nodes. The organisers will pay for the accommodation directly and invoice your local nodes for the total after the event.

The travel and accommodation costs of AMID Experienced and Early Stage Researchers whose contracts commence after the conference, and of those who have completed their contracts prior to the conference, will be covered by the organisers.

Yours sincerely,

Abhijit Banerjee
Robin Burgess
Marc Gurgand

* The AMID project is supported by the Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) Funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme [PITN-GA-2008-214705].


Call for Papers
Fourth International Conference on MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Center for International Development, Harvard University, June 10-11, 2011

The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard Kennedy School, The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, the French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department and the World Bank Development Research Group are jointly organizing the Fourth International Conference on "Migration and Development". The conference is devoted to investigating channels through which international migration affects economic and social outcomes of developing countries. Possible topics include social networks and diaspora externalities, remittances, return migration, migration and the pattern of trade/FDI, brain drain, migration and institutional/technological change, migration and health, and the effect of emigration on poverty, inequality, and human capital formation in developing countries.

A selection of papers from the conference will be considered for possible publication as a special issue of The Journal of Development Economics.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Oded Galor, Brown University Edward Glaeser, Harvard University

Submission guidelines and timetable:
Submissions of full papers (pdf files) are expected by March 15, 2011, to the following address: migration_development@hks.harvard.edu. Contact person: Jennifer Gala. Decisions will be communicated by April 10, 2011.

Travel (economy class) and accommodation expenses for up to three nights in Cambridge will be covered for selected participants.

Organizers:
Ricardo Hausmann (CID), Hillel Rapoport (CID), Edward Schumacher-Matos (Pop. Center)

Program Committee:
Michel Beine (University of Luxembourg), Michael Clemens (Center for Global Development), David Canning (Pop. Center), Jeffrey Frankel (Harvard Kennedy School), Marc Gurgand (PSE), Hubert Jayet (EQUIPPE, Université de Lille), William Kerr (Harvard Business School), Sylvie Lambert (PSE), David McKenzie (World Bank), Kaivan Munshi (Brown), Caglar Ozden (World Bank), Lant Pritchett (CID), Hillel Rapoport (CID - Coordinator), Maurice Schiff (World Bank), Antonio Spilimbergo (IMF), Dean Yang (University of Michigan).


Jobs, fellowships and graduate Funding Opportunities


Call for Applications for the vacancy of Chief Economist at the World Bank

The World Bank seeks to recruit a leading authority on development economics as Chief Economist for the Africa Region. The Chief Economist, based in Washington, DC, will report to the Vice President for the Africa Region, and be his principal economic advisor, with accountability for the quality and relevance of the Bank's economic research and analysis on Africa. This is a 3 year renewable term appointment.

Responsibilities
The selected candidate will - among other responsibilities - lead a team of research economists and guide the Bank's economic research agenda for Africa, interacting with academic and policy communities in client countries, and internationally. He/she will act as the World Bank's spokesperson for economic analysis on African countries, and ensure that the region's economic research and analysis is strategic and reflects latest and cutting edge findings and methodologies.

Selection Criteria
Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in economics with a minimum of 17 years of relevant experience. The position requires substantive senior level experience in a research and or public or private sector organization. A track record of research on African economies is a distinct advantage.

Submission of Applications and further details
Applications are accepted through this link Chief Economist Vacancy # 130726. Further details on the job are also available through this link, or by calling Mr Lindani Duma at +1 (202)473-4469 or e-mailing at Lduma@worldbank.org.

The submission deadline is April 23, 2013 at 18h00.


Seeking New Applications for DIV

"At USAID we're pursuing market-driven solutions that really look to see how to involve the business community and we just unveiled a new venture capital style fund called Development Innovation Ventures [DIV], which will invest in creative ideas that we think can lead to game-changing innovations in development."

- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, October 15, 2010

The Development Innovation Ventures' Annual Program Statement 2.0 (APS 2.0) provides guidance for applying for a DIV grant.

DIV emphasizes producing development outcomes more effectively and more cost-efficiently while managing risks and obtaining leverage by focusing on scale as well as partnerships. DIV is a mechanism for working with partners to identify and rigorously test potential development solutions, and helping to scale only those that are proven to produce development impact.

  • Breakthrough Solutions: DIV encourages entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, academics, NGOs, and others to submit proposals for cost-saving development solutions. DIV seeks proposals with the potential to substantially improve development outcomes, rather than incremental changes.
  • Cost-reduction and Leverage: DIV seeks applications that have innovative ideas for addressing development challenges more effectively and more cheaply. DIV utilizes staged financing to maximize cost-effectiveness and minimize risk. In supporting projects with the potential to reach wide-scale, DIV also seeks to leverage other partners in the private, non-profit, and public sectors.
  • Rigorous Testing and Evidence of Impact: The DIV model emphasizes testing potential solutions and rigorously evaluating impact - often through randomized control trials - in order to identify what works and what does not, and helping scale only those solutions proven to produce development outcomes.
  • Scale: DIV is explicitly interested in development solutions that have the potential to reach wide-scale, i.e. tens of millions of beneficiaries. DIV funding is provided at three stages or levels.

Read more about USAID's application process and programs: http://www.usaid.gov/div/.


With the support of the Russia Trust Fund for Financial Literacy and Education, the World Bank is issuing four calls for proposals for research projects that address different aspects of financial capability programs and their evaluation in low and middle income countries.

To view the advertisement, please click on the "bidding opportunities" tab on the following website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html.

 

  • Selection # 1047318: Impact Evaluation of a Financial Literacy and Financial Capability-Enhancement Intervention that utilizes Broadcast Media and/or New Media to deliver education to the participants
  • Selection #1047328: Impact Evaluation: Examination of the Intensity and Duration of Exposure to Information (in the context of financial capability and financial behavior)
  • Selection #1047353: Impact Evaluation: Testing the Relative Impact of Different Methods of Delivering Financial Education
  • Selection #1047357: Impact Evaluation of a Financial Capability Intervention utilizing Government-to-People (G2P) Interactions

Please note that based on the World Bank procurement policies, all inquiries regarding these selections must go to the World Bank Procurement office at WBGEConsultant@worldbank.org. No inquiries are to be directed to the World Bank Trust Fund team.


Hewlett Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowship in
Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development

Call for Applications for the Hewlett Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for the Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development. Sponsored by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the fellowship awards up to $20,000 per year for work and research on the dissertation. In addition, Fellows will become part of a network of researchers and participate in professional development opportunities. Applicants should be currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs in either sub-Saharan Africa, the United States or Canada, and should have completed their coursework by the start of the fellowship. Students in economics, economic demography, geography, and epidemiology are especially encouraged to apply.

These fellowships will support dissertation research on topics that examine how population dynamics and family planning and reproductive health influence economic development, including economic growth, poverty reduction on, and equity. Dissertations that address population and development issues pertinent to the African continent are especially encouraged. The research must include a strong quantitative component, with an emphasis on rigorous data analysis. We encourage the development or use of new statistical methods. Finally, the research must have a strong policy-relevant component, demonstrating an interest in communicating research results with program managers, planners, and policymakers.

The objective of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowship is to produce sound evi dence on the role of population and reproductive health in economic development that could be incorporated in to national and international economic planning and decision making.

To learn more about the fellowship and access the Application, visit: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Hewlett- IIE-Fellowship The deadline is March 4, 2011. The selected cohort will be announced in late spring 2011. Research that is not about the relevant subject matter will not be considered.



 


Related Workshops

Cornell Development Workshop Series

Harvard International Health Economics Workshop Series

Institute for Economic Development, Boston University

LSE/UCL Development and Growth Seminars

UCLA Workshop in Economic Applications

Yale Workshop in Trade and Development

Yale Microeconomics Workshop on Labor and Population

 


 

Please send all announcements you would like to post to BREAD@unibocconi.it