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Frederico Finan

University of California, Berkeley

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Gerard Padró i miquel

Yale University

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Edward Vytlacil

Yale University

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Aprajit Mahajan

University of California, Berkeley

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Mark R. Rosenzweig

Yale University

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Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
Yale University
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Joseph P. Kaboski

University of Notre Dame

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David Lagakos

University of California, San Diego

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Frederico Finan is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California Berkeley. His research has focused on political economy issues in Latin American countries. He has studied the effects of publicizing information about corruption in Brazil, and how financial incentives affect the behavior of public sector workers. He is the Co-Director of Berkeley’s Center for Economics and Politics and received a Sloan Fellowship in 2013.

Frederico Finan

University of California, Berkeley

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Gerard Padró i Miquel is a Professor of Economics and Political Science at Yale, and the Director of Yale’s Leitner Program in Political Economy. He is interested in political economy issues in developing countries, and has published work on the ethnic underpinnings of dictatorships and civil war. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the National Science Foundation and European Research Council grants.

Gerard Padró i Miquel

Yale University

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Edward Vytlacil is a Professor of Economics at Yale University. His research focuses on the micro-econometrics of treatment effects and policy evaluation. In addition to his work in econometric methodology, he has published empirical work in labor economics and health economics. He has won several awards, including two Aigner awards for his papers in the Journal of Econometrics, and he is a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Edward Vytlacil

Yale University

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Aprajit Mahajan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of California Berkeley. His research interests are in development and econometrics with a regional focus on India. In his studies he has explored the interaction of finance, development and health outcomes. He is the recipient of several grants supporting his research, including from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health.

Aprajit Mahajan

University of California, Berkeley

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Mark R. Rosenzweig is the Frank Altschul Professor of International Economics at Yale University. Recent work by Rosenzweig has studied the role of networks in determining economic outcomes, the general equilibrium effects of insurance, and the external validity of causal estimates across time. Rosenzweig is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University.

Mark R. Rosenzweig

Yale University

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Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak is a Professor of Economics at Yale University. He conducts field experiments exploring ways to induce people in developing countries to adopt technologies or behaviors that are likely to be welfare improving. He also examines the implications of scaling up development interventions that are proven effective in such trials. Mobarak is currently collaborating with Evidence Action in multiple countries to replicate, test, and scale a research program called No Lean Season that encourages rural to urban seasonal migration to counter seasonal poverty. He received a Carnegie Fellowship in 2017.
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Yale University

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Joseph P. Kaboski is the David F. and Erin M. Seng Foundation Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on growth and development, including work on the macroeconomic effects of development programs. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Frisch Medal, awarded biannually for the best paper in the journal Econometrica over the previous five years, for his research on microfinance.

Joseph P. Kaboski

University of Notre Dame

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David Lagakos is an Associate Professor of Economics at UC San Diego and co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics. His research focuses on macroeconomic and growth theory. Recent work examines the welfare effects of development programs and productivity in developing countries, specifically as it relates to agriculture. He previously held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as well as Arizona State University.

David Lagakos

University of California, San Diego

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Oriana Bandiera is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. Her research focuses on development and labor economics. She is the Director of the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines. She was awarded with the Carlo Alberto medal in 2011, and she is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the British Academy.

Oriana Bandiera

London School of Economics

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Robin Burgess is a Professor of Economics, the Co-Director of the Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme, and the Founder and Director of the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics. His areas of research interest include development economics, environmental and energy economics, public economics, political economy and labor economics. He is Program Director of the Development Economics Program at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Robin Burgess

London School of Economics

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Katherine Casey is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research explores the interactions between economic and political forces in developing countries, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. She is particularly interested in the role of information in enhancing electoral accountability, strategies to increase the productivity of government workers, and the influence of foreign aid on economic development.

Katherine Casey

Stanford University

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Michael Callen is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Strategic Management at the Rady School of Management of the University of California, San Diego. His primary research interests are political economy, development economics, and experimental economics. Prior to coming to Rady, he was an assistant professor at the Harvard Kennedy School. His affiliations include: NBER, CEPR, BREAD, J-PAL, Y-RISE, and CEGA. He earned his PhD in economics at UCSD.

Michael Callen

University of California,  San Diego

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Ana De La O Torres is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale. Her research focuses on the political economy of poverty alleviation, clientelism and the provision of public goods. She is affiliated with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Institution of Social and Policy Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

Ana De La O Torres

Yale University

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Ernesto Dal Bó is the Phillips Girgich Professor of Business at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on governance with special attention on political influence, social conflict, corruption, morality and social norms, state formation, the development of state capabilities, and the qualities and behavior of politicians and public servants. He is the Director of the Berkeley Center for Economics and Politics (BCEP).

Ernesto Dal Bó

University of California, Berkeley

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Adnan Khan is Research and Policy Director of the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He lectures at the LSE and is a Co-chair of the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development. His research interests lie in the areas of development economics, public finance and political economy. He is currently a visiting lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Adnan Khan

London School of Economics

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Michael Kremer is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. His research focuses on education, health, water, and agriculture in developing countries. He helped develop the advance market commitment (AMC) for vaccines to stimulate private investment in vaccine research and the distribution of vaccines for diseases in the developing world. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He has been named as one of Scientific American’s 50 researchers of the year, and has won several awards for his work on health economics, agricultural economics, and on Latin America.

Michael Kremer

Harvard University

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Eliana La Ferrara is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University. Her research focuses on development economics with special attention on ethnicity, social norms, institutions and media. She has worked on the economic and social determinants of trust and participation in society, on the political consequences of media ownership and content, and on violent conflict. She holds the Fondazione Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi Chair of Development Economics at Bocconi. She is also the Scientific Director of the Laboratory for Effective Anti-Poverty Programs (LEAP). She the President of the European Economic Association and of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. She has received several research grants, including from the ERC and the European Commission.

Eliana La Ferrara

Bocconi University

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Dilip Mookherjee is Professor of Economics at Boston University. His research interests include development economics, contract and organization theory. Recent projects on the Indian economy include rural development; microfinance and financial development, entrepreneurship and governance reforms. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and serves on the editorial board of Ideas For India. He is the recipient of many research grants, including some from USAID and the NSF.

Dilip Mookherjee

Boston University

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Karthik Muralidharan is the Tata Chancellor’s Professor of Economics at UC San Diego. His research focuses on development, public, and labor economics, with particular interest in education, health, and social protection; program evaluation; and improving the effectiveness of public spending, especially in developing countries. He serves as an Honorary Advisor to the Government of India, and is on the Board of Directors of the Poverty Action Lab at MIT where he is co-chair of the education research program.

Karthik Muralidharan

University of California, San Diego

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Paul Niehaus is an Associate Professor of Economics at UC San Diego. His research focuses on various economic and social issues in developing countries, including corruption, political elections, the effects of cash transfers and social learning. He is also a Junior Affiliate at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and an Affiliate at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA). He is a co-founder of GiveDirectly and Segovia Technology Co. In 2013 Foreign Policy named him one of its 100 leading “Global Thinkers.”

Paul Niehaus

University of California, San Diego

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James Robinson is The University and Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict at the University of Chicago. His work spans political and economic development, with a particular focus on exploring the underlying relationship between poverty and the institutions of a society, and how institutions emerge out of political conflicts. He has a particular interest in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. He is widely recognized as the co-author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, with Daron Acemoglu. He is the Institute Director for The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts.

James Robinson

University of Chicago

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Orazio Attanasio is the Jeremy Bentham Research Professor of Economics at University College London. His research focuses on human capital accumulation in developing countries, labor economics, household consumption and expenditures, risk diversification, microcredit, and early childhood development. He also helps design and evaluate policies interventions in developing countries. He is also the Research Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, one of the Directors of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy, and co-director of the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo@IFS) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He has received several awards, including the Carlos Diaz Alejandro prize by LACEA and the Klaus Jacobs Research Prize by the Jacob foundation.

Orazio Attanasio

University College London

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Michael Gechter is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Penn State University. His research is mainly in development economics and econometrics, and focuses in particular on randomized experiments and their external validity.

Michael Gechter

Pennsylvania State University

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Toru Kitagawa is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University College London. His research focuses on econometric theory, treatment choice analysis, model averaging, and social learning.

Toru Kitagawa

University College London

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Patrick Kline is an Associate Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a foreign editor of the Review of Economic Studies and serves as associate editor at the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, and the American Economic Journal: Applied. His research interests include place-based policies, imperfectly competitive labor markets, and program evaluation methods. In 2018 he was awarded the Sherwin Rosen Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of labor economics.

Patrick Kline

University of California, Berkeley

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Rachael Meager is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. Her research focuses on applying Bayesian methods to the study of development economics. Her most recent work aggregates evidence of the distributional treatment effects in the microcredit literature using a Bayesian hierarchical framework.

Rachael Meager

London School of Economics

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Costas Meghir is the Douglas A. Warner III Professor of Economics at Yale University. His research focuses on labor economics, the economics of education and development economics. In particular, he has designed and implemented early childhood interventions using randomized control trials. These interventions showed promising results on cognitive and language development. He has received several awards, including the Frisch Medal. He is a fellow of the British Academy and of the Econometric Society and has served as editor of Econometrica.

Costas Meghir

Yale University

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Magne Mogstad is the Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on public and labor economics and policy evaluation. In particular, he studies market failures and potential corrections for them — through taxation, educational subsidies, social insurance, and other policies. He is an editor of the Journal of Political Economy and has received several awards, including the Alfred Sloan Foundation Fellowship.

Magne Mogstad

University of Chicago

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Yusuke Narita is an Assistant Professor at Yale University. His research involves studying education and labor topics using a variety of methods such as causal inference, machine learning, experiment/bandit, and structural econometric modeling. His work has been published in top journals including Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, and the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Yusuke Narita

Yale University

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Elie Tamer the Louis Berkman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. His research focuses on econometrics and empirical industrial organization. He is also a former co-editor of Econometrica and Quantitative Economics. His research has won many grants and awards, including the Alfred Sloan Foundation Fellowship and several NSF grants.

Elie Tamer

Harvard University

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Petra Todd is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on social program evaluation, labor economics and microeconometrics. In particular, she has studied the sources of racial wages disparities, school vouchers, methods to optimize conditional cash transfers programs, and the functioning of pension systems. She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economics. She is also affiliated with HCEO, IZA, NBER, and the U Penn Population Studies center.

Petra Todd

University of Pennsylvania

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Alexander Torgovitsky is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on identification and inference problems in microeconometrics, applied econometrics and causal inference. He has received research grants from the NSF.

Alexander Torgovitsky

University of Chicago

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Eva Vivalt is an Assistant Professor at the Australian National University. Her main research focuses on understanding issues encountered in generating evidence-based policy decisions, including both methodological issues as well as how evidence is interpreted and used. She is the founder of AidGrade, a research institution that improves the effectiveness of international development efforts by understanding what works using rigorous evidence.

Eva Vivalt

Australian National University

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Azeem Shaikh is a Professor of Economics, and the Thornber Research Fellow, at the University of Chicago. He is also the Co-Director of the Big Data Initiative at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics. His research interests are in econometric theory, and recent papers have covered topics such as partial identification, multiple testing, resampling methods, and empirical likelihood. His work has been published in top journals including Econometrica, Annals of Statistics, Econometric Theory, American Economic Review, Annual Review of Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, and the Journal of Political Economy. He also was the recipient of the Dennis J. Aigner Award for Applied Econometrics in 2013, and was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in the years 2011-2013.

Azeem Shaikh

University of Chicago

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Christopher Udry is the Robert E. and Emily King Professor at Northwestern University. He studies a variety of topics in development economics, like technological change, risk and financial markets, gender and households, property rights, psychological well-being and economic decision-making, and a range of other aspects of rural development. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Board Member of Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Global Poverty Research Lab.

Christopher Udry

Northwestern University

Charles Manski

Charles Manski is the Board of Trustees Professor of Economics and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. His research focuses on rational choice theory, econometrics, judgment and decision, and the analysis of public policy. He is the author of several books including  Public Policy in an Uncertain World, and Identification for Prediction and Decision. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, the National Academy of Sciences, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the British Academy. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. 

Charles Manski

Northwestern University

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Lori Beaman is an Associate Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. Her areas of research are social networks and labor markets and their interactions, and constraints on women’s participation in the economy and in politics. She was awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER Grant in 2013.

Lori Beaman

Northwestern University

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Lauren Falcao Bergquist is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. Her current research focuses on market efficiency, trade, and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa.

Lauren Falcao Bergquist

University of Michigan

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Emily Breza is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Her areas of research are development economics, social networks and household finance. In particular, her research interests include work on microfinance and social networks in India, direct deposits and savings in Bangladesh, and credit score rehabilitation among defaulters in Colombia.

Emily Breza

Harvard University

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Arun Chandrasekhar is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University. His research focuses on social networks, microfinance, and the functioning of formal and informal institutions in developing countries. He has been awarded with several grants and awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2018.

Arun Chandrasekhar

Stanford University

Kevin Donovan

Kevin Donovan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management. His research interests are on both the macro and microeconomics of economic growth, mostly studying constraints to firm growth in the developing world. His recent work along this dimension includes the impacts of missing infrastructure for Central American farmers and microenterprise training in Kenya. Other work focuses on cross-country differences in labor market flows, and their implications for aggregate outcomes.

Kevin Donovan

Yale University

Foster

Andrew Foster is a Professor of Economics at Brown University. His research focuses on population, environment, development and health. In particular, he has examined various aspects of economic growth in rural India, including the effects of democratization, groundwater usage, forest cover, household structure, inequality, and schooling. He has won many awards and research grants, including from the NSF, the NIH, and the National Institute of Child Health and Development.

Andrew Foster

Brown University

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Kelsey Jack is an Associate Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to joining the faculty at UCSB, she was an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Tufts University and a Post-Doctoral Associate at MIT, with the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI) at J-PAL. Her research lies at the intersection of environmental and development economics, with a focus on household and community level natural resource use and the private provision of public goods. Much of her research uses field experiments to test theory and new policy innovations.

Kelsey Jack

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Asim Khwaja is the Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research focuses on development economics, education, political economy, financial markets and public finance. His was selected as a Carnegie Scholar in 2009 for his research on religious institutions. He is the Co-Director of Evidence for Policy Design, and has received many grants for research, including from the NSF and from USAID.

Asim Ijaz Khwaja

Harvard University

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Jeremy Magruder is an Associate Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. His research interests include employment and unemployment in developing countries, with a focus on three main aspects: how the unemployed find work, how labor market policies influence labor demand, and understanding the forces that determine the success of a match between firms and workers.

Jeremy Magruder

University of California, Berkeley

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Kaivan Munshi is the Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on communities and development, networks, migration and misallocation. In particular, he has examined the effect of community networks on education, health and mobility. His current research focuses on the relationship between economic development and health in India. He was awarded with the Infosys Prize in the Social Sciences in 2016.

Kaivan Munshi

Yale University

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Nicholas Ryan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University. His research focuses on energy markets and environmental regulation in developing countries. In particular, he has studied pollution emissions and market incentives, the effect of power grid capacity on electricity prices and how firms make decisions about energy efficiency.

Nicholas Ryan

Yale University

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Wyatt Brooks is an assistant professor of economics and the University of Notre Dame. His work studies how policy drives income differences between countries, and focuses on how policy can create or mitigate misallocation of economic factors. His work on international trade and industrial policy studies the macroeconomic gains to policy improvements. In field work in Nicaragua, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya, he studies the microeconomic effects of interventions on firms and households, such as improved transportation infrastructure and business training, with the goal of using these microeconomic lessons to better inform macroeconomic policy.

Wyatt Brooks

University of Notre Dame

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Gharad Bryan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on development economics with special attention on agriculture, migration, behavioral and experimental economics. He is the Co-program Director of the International Growth Center and he is an affiliate of JPAL and IPA.

Gharad Bryan

London School of Economics

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Francisco Buera is the Sam B. Cook Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. His research centers on understanding the patterns of economic development across countries and over time. He has focused on particular aspects of the broader development question, such as the structural changes associated with development, the role of financial frictions in affecting this process, and the diffusion of technologies, economic policies, and institutions across countries. His work aims at filling the gap between the empirical work and the theoretical work, and lies at the intersection of macro and development. He builds aggregate models with empirically motivated microeconomic considerations, such as heterogeneity across sectors and individuals, and market failures, such as financial frictions. Before joining the economics department at Washington University, he held positions at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, UCLA, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Northwestern University, as well as visiting positions at Princeton University and MIT. His work has received the support of the National Science Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Consortium of Financial Systems and Poverty at the University of Chicago. He is Associate Editor of the Review of Economic Studies and the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.

Francisco Buera

Washington University in St. Louis

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Julieta Caunedo is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Cornell University. Her research focuses on macroeconomics and development economics. Recent work studies the cross-country disparities in agriculture productivity with focus on farm mechanization.

Julieta Caunedo

Cornell University

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Doug Gollin is a Professor of Development Economics in the Department of International Development at Oxford University. His research focuses on economic development and growth, with particular interests in agriculture and structural transformation. He serves on the Research Advisory Group of the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and he is a member (and former chair) of the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment of the CGIAR. He is also a Managing Editor of the Journal of African Economics and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Development Economics and Oxford Development Studies.

Doug Gollin

Oxford University

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Cynthia Kinnan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Tufts University. Her research focuses on how households and small firms in developing countries use financial products and informal networks to finance investment and cope with risk. She is an Affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action lab (J-PAL), a Faculty Research Fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and an Affiliate of the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis and Development (BREAD).

Cynthia Kinnan

Tufts University

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Virgiliu Midrigan is the William R. Berkley Term Professor of Economics and Business at New York University. His research focuses on macroeconomics and international economics, with a special interest on household debt and savings, employment and international trade. He was awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship in 2012.

Virgiliu Midrigan

New York University

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Melanie Morten is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the effects of labor migration on aggregate productivity, risk-sharing via informal insurance, and remittances, with a particular emphasis on their interactions.

Melanie Morten

Stanford University

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Michael Peters is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University. He is a macroeconomist with a focus on development economics and long-run economic growth. He has worked on the importance of imperfect competition in product markets in Indonesia, the process of creative destruction — or lack thereof — in India’s manufacturing sector, the spatial implications of the process of structural change and the relationship between immigration and local productivity growth. 

Michael Peters

Yale University

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Tommaso Porzio is an Assistant Professor of Economics at University of California San Diego and a Research Affiliate at CEPR. He graduated from Yale University in 2016. Tommaso is interested in macroeconomics, economic development and growth. Recently he worked on topics such as the slow accumulation of human capital from work experience in developing countries, the East-West Germany persistent divide, and the role of human capital deepening for labor reallocation out of agriculture. 

Tommaso Porzio

University of California, San Diego

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Yongseok Shin is a Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. His research spans several areas, including macroeconomics, the role of financial markets in economic development, and international migration. He is a research fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Yongseok Shin

Washington University in St. Louis

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Adam Szeidl is a Professor of Economics and Business at the Central European University (CEU). He is an applied microeconomist who has done research on the economics of networks, international trade, behavioral economics and consumption. He is an editor of the Review of Economic Studies and won several awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2010.

Adam Szeidl

Central European University

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Rob Townsend is the Elizabeth & James Killian Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has studied the role and impact of economic organization and financial systems through applied general equilibrium models, contract theory, and the use of micro data. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He won many awards, including the Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize, and the Frisch Medal twice.

Robert Townsend

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Michael Waugh is the William R. Berkley Term Professor of Economics and Business at New York University. His research focuses on international trade, growth and development, and their intersection. In 2015, he received the Bhagwati Award for his best article published in the Journal of International Economics.

Michael Waugh

New York University

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Fabrizio Zilibotti is the Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at Yale University. His research interests include economic growth and development, political economy, macroeconomics, and the economic development of China. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and NBER, a co-editor of Econometrica, and a co-director of the NBER Group on Income Distribution and Macroeconomics. He was the President of the European Economic Association in 2016. He received the Yrjö Jahnsson award in 2009 for the best economist in Europe under 45 and the Sun Yefang 2012 Award from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences for his article “Growing Like China.”

Fabrizio Zilibotti

Yale University 

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