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The Development Lunch Seminars are operated with support from the Becker Friedman Institute and The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and is a collaboration between University of Chicago Department of Economics, Booth School of Business, Harris School of Public Policy and the Law School.

This virtual seminar series is bi-weekly on Fridays from 12:30-2:00 p.m*, and a Zoom link will be available the week of each seminar.

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This seminar is intended for University of Chicago faculty, students and staff.

 Zoom Event Link

Dial-in information: 877 853 5247 US Toll-free • Meeting ID: 951 5206 0353 • Password: 189428

*The November 20 seminar will be held from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

All times listed below are Central Standard Time.


Friday, September 25, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mexican Cartel Wars: Fighting for the US Opioid Market
Fernanda Sobrino Macias, University of Chicago
Friday, October 9, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Economic Value of Crime Control: Evidence from a Large Investment in Police Infrastructure
Miguel Morales-Mosquera, University of Chicago
Friday, October 23, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Optimal Monitoring and Bureaucrat Adjustments
Wendy Wong, University of Chicago
Friday, November 6, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Search and Information Frictions on Global E-Commerce Platforms: Evidence from Ali-Express
Daniel Yi Xu, Duke University
Friday, November 20, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Food Problem and the Aggregate Productivity Consequences of Climate Change
Ishan Nath, University of Chicago
Please note time change for this week's seminar.
Friday, December 4, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Markups and Quality: Evidence from Colombian Coffee Exports
Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University