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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 Kenneth C. Griffin 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 CST.

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, March 25, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Market Design for Land Trade: Evidence from Uganda and Kenya
Jon de Quidt , Stockholm University
Friday, April 1, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Nerds, the Cool and the Central. Peer Education and Teen Pregnancy in Brazil
Eliana La Ferrara , Bocconi University
Friday, April 8, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Explaining Protracted Violence Through the Institutionalization of Private Protection: Insights from Eastern DRC
Judith Verweijen (Virtual), University of Sheffield
Friday, April 15, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Policy Experimentation in China: the Political Economy of Policy Learning
David Yang, Harvard University
Friday, April 22, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tax Aversion and the Social Contract in Africa
James Robinson, University of Chicago
Friday, April 29, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Bayesian Impact Evaluation with Informative Priors: An Application to a Colombian Management and Export Improvement Program
David McKenzie, World Bank
Friday, May 13, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Targeted Subsidies for Water Conservation in Smallholder Agriculture
Kyle Emerick, Tufts University
Friday, May 20, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Subjective versus Objective Incentives and Employee Productivity
Christina Brown,  University of Chicago
Friday, May 27, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Acquisitions, Management, and Efficiency in Rwanda's Coffee Industry
Ameet Morjaria, Northwestern University