Weekly IED/International Economics Seminar Series

The IED Seminar brings researchers from institutions worldwide to give a lecture for faculty and students. The seminar is held on Mondays afternoons in Room 315 (264 Bay State Road) during the Fall and Spring semesters. For questions, please email the IED Coordinator (iedcoord@bu.edu).

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Past IED Seminar Presentations

2023-2024

Fall 2023

Date Speaker
Sept. 18 Rocco Macchiavello (London School of Economics)
Sept. 25 Manisha Shah (University of California, Berkeley)
Oct. 2 Nageeb Ali (Pennsylvania State University)
Oct. 10 Devesh Rustagi (University of Warwick)
Oct. 16 Laura Boudreau (Columbia Business School)
Oct. 23 Daniela Vidart (University of Connecticut)
Oct. 30 David Atkin (MIT)
Nov. 6 Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (Paris School of Economics)
Nov. 13 Xiaodong Zhu (University of Hong Kong)
Nov. 20 Price Fishback (University of Arizona)
Nov. 27 Kevin Donovan (Yale University)
Dec. 4 Matthew Pecenco (Brown University)
Dec. 11 Ellora Derenoncourt (Princeton University)

2022-2023

Spring 2023

Date Speaker
Mar. 13 Gaurav Chiplunkar (University of Virginia)
Mar. 20 Eliana La Ferrara (Harvard Kennedy School)
Mar. 27 Mara Squicciarini (Bocconi University)
Apr. 3 Claudio Ferraz (University of British Columbia)
Apr. 10 Anders Jensen (Harvard Kennedy School)
Apr. 19 Sara Lowes (University of California, San Diego)
Apr. 24 Oeindrila Dube (University of Chicago Harris)
May 1 Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra (University of Chicago Harris)

Fall 2022

Date Speaker
Sept. 12 Jing Cai (Maryland AREC)
Sept. 19 Melanie Xue (London School of Economics)
Sept. 26 Dilip Mookherjee (Boston University)
Oct. 3 Sultan Mehmood (New Economic School)
Oct. 11  Quamrul Ashraf (Williams College)
Oct. 17 Joana Naritomi (London School of Economics)
Oct. 24 Veronica Rappoport (London School of Economics)
Oct. 31 Namrata Kala (MIT Sloan)
Nov. 7 Ben Olken (MIT)
Nov. 14 Ama Baafra Abeberese (Wellesley College)
Nov. 28 Raúl Santaeulalia-Llopis (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
Dec. 5 Gordon Hanson (Harvard Kennedy School)
Dec. 12 Martin Fiszbein (Boston University)

2021-2022

Spring 2022

Date Speaker
Feb. 28 Christ Blattman (University of Chicago)
Mar. 14 Nilesh Fernando (Notre Dame)
Mar. 21 Brian Dillon (Cornell University)
Mar. 28 Amit Khandelwal (Columbia University)
Apr. 4  Rick Hornbeck (University of Chicago)
Apr. 11 Michela Giorcelli (University of California, Los Angeles)
Apr. 20 Gerard Roland (University of California, Berkeley)
Apr. 25 Alessandra Voena (Stanford University)
May 2 Fernando Vega Redondo (Bocconi University)

Fall 2021

Date Speaker
Sept. 13 Ajay Shenoy (UC Santa Cruz, Visiting Scholar)
Sept. 20 Felipe Valencia (University of British Columbia Vancouver)
Sept. 27 Alberto Bisin (New York University, Visiting Scholar)
Oct. 4 Bilge Erten (Northeastern University, Visiting Scholar)
Oct. 12 Chris Blattman (University of Chicago)
Oct. 18 Paul Rhode (University of Michigan)
Oct. 25 Ernesto Dal Bo (University of California, Berkeley)
Nov. 1 Tavneet Suri (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Nov. 8 Diego Restuccia (University of Toronto)
Nov. 15 Daniela Scur (Cornell University)
Dec. 6 Natalia Ramondo (Boston University)
Dec. 13 Marc Rysman (Boston University)

2020-2021

Spring 2021

Date Speaker
Mar. 1 Martha Bailey (University of California, Los Angeles)
Mar. 8 Treb Allen (Dartmouth University)
Mar. 15 Cristian Pop-Eleches (Columbia University)
Mar. 22 Aradhya Sood (University of Toronto)
Mar. 29 Nancy Qian (Northwestern University, Distinguished Visitor)
Apr. 5 Sam Kortum (Yale University, Distinguished Visitor)
Apr. 12 Petra Moser (New York University)
Apr. 21 Chris Blattman (University of Chicago)
Apr. 26 Ömer Özak (Southern Methodist University)

Fall 2020

Date Speaker
Sept. 21 Cynthia Kinnan (Tufts University)
Sept. 28 Don Davis (Columbia University)
Oct. 5 Rachel Brule (Boston University)
Oct. 19 Thomas Fujiwara (Princeton University)
Oct. 26 Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University)
Nov. 2 Clare Balboni (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Nov. 9 Ben Marx (Sciences Po)
Nov. 16 Supreet Kaur (University of California, Berkeley)
Nov. 23 Kaivan Munshi (Yale University)
Nov. 30 Caroline Theoharides (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Dec. 7 Erika Deserranno (Northwestern University)

2019-2020

All Spring 2020 seminars were canceled due to COVID-19

Date Speaker
Sept. 16 Jessie Handbury (Wharton)
Sept. 23 Mahesh Karra (BU Pardee)
Sept. 30 Mishfiq Mobarak (Yale)
Oct. 7 Jean-Paul Carvalho (UC Irvine, visiting Harvard)
Oct. 28 Thomas Le Barbanchon (Bocconi, visiting Duke)
Nov. 4 Klaus Desmet (SMU, visiting Brown)
Nov. 11 Gabriella Santangelo (University of Cambridge, visiting BU)
Nov. 18 Marianne Wanamaker (Tennessee)
Nov. 25 Martin Fiszbein (BU)
Dec. 2 Kamran Bilir (Wisconsin)
Dec. 9 Matteo Bobba (TSE, visiting Princeton)

 


Development Reading Group

The Development Reading Group gives students the opportunity to discuss recent publications in development and research in progress. Graduate students and junior faculty attend the meetings. For questions, please contact Yajie Tang (yjtang@bu.edu) or Tim Lee (tklee@bu.edu).

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Conferences

The IED is a member of the Northeast Universities Development Consortium, which sponsors an annual conference that is the major forum in North America for the field of development economics. The location and sponsorship of the conference rotates among the organizing institutions: Boston University, Harvard University, Yale University, Williams College, Tufts University, and Cornell University.