LACDev Conference

Fall 2022 @ Wellesley College

Mission Statement

This annual conference brings together faculty working in Development Economics at Liberal Arts Colleges. The intention of the conference is to provide a forum to discuss recent research and teaching in development economics.

The conference takes place on an annual basis and rotates among Liberal Arts Colleges. Started in 2013, the conference aims to foster exchange and collaboration among Liberal Arts Colleges faculty and students.

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9th LACDev Conference - Sep. 30-Oct 1, 2022

The 9th LACDev conference will be held at Wellesley College on September 30 and October 1, 2022. Find out more information about the conference and submitting your paper in the Call for Papers.

The conference schedule will be posted here in the Fall.

Previous LACDev Conferences

2021 - Oberlin College, Keynote Speaker: Dean Yang (Michigan)

2019 - Colby College, Keynote Speaker: Nathan Nunn (Harvard)

2018 - Middlebury College, Keynote Speaker: Rohini Pande (Harvard)

2017 - Hamilton College, Keynote Speaker: Michael Kremer (Harvard)

2016 - Vassar College, Keynote Speaker: Robert Jensen (Penn)

2015 - Lafayette College, Keynote Speaker: Chris Barrett (Cornell)

2014 - Colgate University, Keynote Speaker: Chris Udry (Yale)

2013 - Amherst College, Keynote Speaker: Dean Karlan (Yale)