Advances in Micro Development Economics

The Barcelona GSE Summer Forum Workshop on Advances in Micro Development Economics will run for 1.5 days and will take place on June 14-15, 2021 in Barcelona (or online, if an in-person event is not possible).

This workshop aims at being a showcase of recent outstanding contributions in the broad literature on development economics. The workshop aims to create an annual meeting of top researchers in this field in the framework of the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum. Both empirical and theoretical contributions will be encouraged, and participation of both established seniors and promising junior researchers is expected.

Workshop organizers

Covid safety considerations

Our current plan is to hold this workshop in person in Barcelona. In the event that in-person activities are not possible, this workshop will be moved online.

The Summer Forum organizers are closely monitoring COVID-19 health and safety regulations. Any changes to the workshop format will be communicated in a timely manner. Thank you for your understanding! We look forward to receiving your paper submission.

Workshop program


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Previous editions

Speakers appear in the order in which they presented during the workshop.

2020 Edition

This edition took place in the framework of the Barcelona GSE Research Webinars.

  • Yogita Shamdasani (National University of Singapore)
    “Labor Rationing: A Revealed Preference Approach from Hiring Shocks” (with E. Breza and S. Kaur)
  • Benjamin Marx (Sciences Po)
    “Islam and the State: Religious Education in the Age of Mass Schooling” (with S. Bazzi and M. Hilmy)
  • Elliott Ash (ETH Zürich)
    “A Machine Learning Approach to Analyzing Corruption in Local Public Finances” (with S. Galletta and T. Giommoni)
  • Salvatore Di Falco (University of Geneva)
    “Counterfeit Seeds, Labor Supply and Economic Returns: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania” (with E. Bulte, M. Kassiec and X. Vollenweider)
  • Elisa M. Maffioli (University of Michigan)
    “Is the Phone Mightier than the Virus? Cell Phone Access and Epidemic Containment Efforts” (with R. Gonzalez)
  • Cynthia Kinnan (Tufts University)
    “Selection and Utilization in a Large, Public Health Insurance Program: An evaluation of India’s Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojana” (with G. Conti, K. Imai, A. Malani and A. Voena)
  •  Manaswini Rao (University of California Berkeley)
    “Judges, Lenders, and the Bottom Line: Courting Firm Growth in India”
  •  Vittorio Bassi (University of Southern California)
    “Achieving Scale Collectively” (with R. Muoio, T. Porzio, R. Sen and E. Tugume) 
2019 Edition
2018 Edition
2017 Edition
2016 Edition
2015 Edition
2014 Edition