Conference Information

The 19th Midwest International Economic Development Conference will be held Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Keynote Speaker: Karen Macours, Paris School of Economics

Session I (1): Friday, April 1, 9:30 a.m.

1A. Agriculture I: Markets and Product Quality (Chair: Sarah Janzen)

1C. Finance and Credit (Chair: Emma Riley)

Session II (2): Friday, April 1, 1:15 p.m.

2A. Migration and Refugees (Chair: Ragui Assad)

2B. Gender and Education (Chair: Seth Gitter)

2C. Political Economy (Chair: Moogdho Mahzab)

Session III (3): Friday, April 1, 3:30 p.m.

3A. Agriculture II: Technology, Subsidies, and Tenure (Chair: Aine McCarthy)

3B. Firms (Chair: Waldo Ojeda)

3C. Labor (Chair: Jason Kerwin)

Session IV (4): Saturday, April 2, 8:30 a.m.

4A. Agriculture III: Climate Change and Risk (Chair: Marc Bellemare)

4B. Health (Chair: David Murphy)

  • Jason Kerwin: Appointments: A More Effective Commitment Device for Health Behaviors (Discussant: Ruchi Mahadeshwar)

  • Ruchi Mahadeshwar: Overcoming information gaps and the risk-income tradeoff in transactional sex with HIV self-tests: behavioral responses to new diagnostics (Discussant: David Murphy)

  • David Murphy: Getting on the Wagon: Alcohol, Productivity, and Intrahousehold Trust in Rural Kenya (Discussant: Jason Kerwin)

4C. Trade (Chair: Alan Griffith)

Session V(5): Saturday, April 2, 10:45 a.m.

5A. Gender and Fertility (Chair: Gaurav Chiplunkar)

5B. Environment (Chair: Jaqueline Oliveira)

  • Jaqueline Oliveira: Adaptation to Climate Change in a Spatial Equilibrium Model (Discussant: Shatanjaya Dasgupta)

  • Shatanjaya Dasgupta: Hidden Costs of Industrial Disasters: Marriage Market Consequences of the Bhopal Gas Disaster (Discussant: Protensia Hadunka)

  • Protensia Hadunka: Staple crop pest damage and natural resources exploitation: fall army worm infestation and charcoal production in Zambia (Discussant: Jaqueline Oliveira)

5C. Poverty and Inequality (Chair: Marieke Kleemans)