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The Development Lunch Workshops 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 workshop series is weekly on Fridays from 12:30-2:00 p.m CST.

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

All times listed below are Central Standard Time.


Friday, March 24, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Effects of Caste-based Affirmative Action in Governance on Socio-Economic Networks and Resource Provision

Emily Breza, Harvard University

Friday, March 31, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Crowding in Private Quality: The Equilibrium Effects of Public Spending in Education

Asim Khwaja, Harvard University

Friday, April 7, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Quid Pro Quo, Knowledge Spillover, and Industrial Quality Upgrades: Evidence from the Chinese Auto Industry

Jie Bai, Harvard University

Friday, April 14, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Evaluating Urban Planning: Evidence from Dar es Salaam

Guy Michaels, London School of Economics and Political Science

Friday, April 21, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Updating the State: Information Acquisition Costs and Public Benefits Delivery

Rohini Pande, Yale University

Friday, April 28, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cartels, Antitrust Enforcement, and Industry Performance: Evidence from Mexico

Tristan Reed, World Bank

Friday, May 5, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Long-Run Effects of Psychotherapy on Depression, Beliefs, and Economic Outcomes

Frank Schilbach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday, May 12, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Benefits and Costs of Guest Worker Programs: Experimental Evidence from the India-UAE Migration Corridor

Suresh Naidu, Columbia University

Friday, May 19, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
How Important are Investment Indivisibilities for Development? Experimental Evidence from Uganda

Joseph Kaboski, University of Notre Dame