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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 seminar series is weekly on Fridays from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

If you would like to receive regular updates about this seminar, click here. To view a Google calendar with all occurrences of the seminar, click here.

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

All times listed below are Central Standard Time.


Friday, October 1, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Political Economy of Government Audits
Mariella Gonzales, University of Chicago
Friday, October 8, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Complements or Substitutes? How Institutional Arrangements Bind Traditional Authorities and the State in Africa
Soeren Henn, University of Chicago
Friday, October 15, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Psychosocial Value of Employment
Reshmaan Hussan, Harvard University
Friday, October 29, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Long-run Development Impacts of Agricultural Productivity Gains: Evidence from Irrigation Canals in India
Sam Asher, Johns Hopkins University
Friday, November 5, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Media or the Message? Experimental Evidence on Mass Media and Modern Contraception Uptake in Burkina Faso
Rachel Glennerster, University of Chicago
Friday, November 12, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cutting Out the Middleman: The Structure of Chains of Intermediation
Meredith Startz, Dartmouth College
Friday, November 19, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Religious Festivals and Economic Development: Evidence from the Timing of Mexican Saint Day Festivals
Dean Yang, University of Michigan
Friday, December 3, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Arun Gautham Chandrasekhar, Stanford University
Friday, December 10, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Jonathan de Quidt, Stockholm University