Development Economics Week: November 12-16, 2018

Please join the Kellogg Institute for a series of lectures featuring three Kellogg-affiliated development economists sharing their research on diverse subjects:

Social Interventions and Wellbeing: Long-Term and Intergenerational Effects of School Construction in Indonesia

On Tuesday, Nov 13 at 12:30pm, Keough School visiting economist Maggie Triyana will explore the impact of a large-scale school building project, particularly health outcomes in both adults and their children, 40 years after the initial program implementation.

The Perils of Panel IV Estimation: Revisiting the Causes of Conflict

On Thursday, Nov 15 at 12:30pm, Cornell University economist Christopher B. Barrett will revisit a celebrated study that claims US food aid causes prolonged conflict in recipient countries, exploring how the published claim is inconsistent with the hypothesized policy mechanism and can be generated by a model in which food aid prevents, rather than causes, conflict.

Shrewd Samaritan: Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving our Global Neighbor

On Friday, Nov 16 at 12:00pm, University of San Francisco economist Bruce Wydick will consider what poverty interventions and roles are the most effective in helping to foster human dignity and human flourishing among the global poor as he discusses the Effective Altruism movement and other ideas from his forthcoming book Shrewd Samaritan: Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving our Global Neighbor (Harper Collins). 

All lectures take place in Hesburgh Center C103, will run about an hour and a half, and include lunch.