CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business

Applied Development Economics Seminar Series

The Centre for Research in Economics and Business (CREB) at the Lahore School of Economics, in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) is happy to announce the launch of a new Applied Development Economics Seminar Series. The online ADE Seminar Series will keep the spirit of the annual ADE conference alive by allowing researchers in the field of development economics, particularly those working in Pakistan, the opportunity to (i) network; and (ii) receive feedback on their research.

The virtual seminar will meet weekly via Zoom on Tuesdays, at 4 00 pm - 5 00 pm PKT (11 00 am - 12 00 pm GMT) -- exceptions will be announced ahead of time. Seminars will consist of a 45 minute research paper presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Seminar recordings will also be available on our YouTube channel.

If you would like to subscribe to our mailing list to receive Zoom invitations and login information, please email us at creb.lahore@gmail.com or ade@lahoreschool.edu.pk.
The schedule of the first 12 seminars is as follows:

1. 7 July 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Policies for Human Capital Accumulation Among the World's Poor
Speaker: Imran Rasul (University College London)


2. 14 July 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Layoffs, Benefits and Intimate Partner Violence
Speaker: Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex)


3. 21 July 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT .
Borrowing to Keep Up: Inequality, Debt, and Conspicuous Consumption
Speaker: Sheheryar Banuri (University of East Anglia)


4. 28 July 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Internationally-Linked Firms, Integration Reforms and Productivity in Pakistan
Speaker: Stefania Lovo (University of Reading) and Gonzalo J. Varela (World Bank)


5. 4 August 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Aspirations, Assets, and Anti-Poverty Policies
Speaker: Mahreen Mahmud (University of Oxford)


6. 11 August 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Girls’ Education: The Past and the Way Forward
Speaker: David Evans (Center for Global Development)


7. 18 August 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
State Engagement with Religious Leaders for Effective COVID-19 Crisis Response: Evidence from Pakistan
Speaker: Kate Vyborny (Duke University)


8. 25 August 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Higher Purchase: A Field Experiment in Asset-based Microfinance
Speaker: Simon Quinn (University of Oxford)


9. September 1 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Inter-spousal normative disagreement and household inefficiency
Speaker: Abigail Barr (University of Nottingham)


10. September 8 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Automated Aggregation of Political Violence Data from Pakistan
Speaker: Ali Hasanain (Lahore University of Management Sciences)


11. 15 September 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Can biometric verification get more cash to poor women? Evidence from Pakistan
Speaker: Muhammad Haseeb (University of Geneva)


12. 22 September 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Aid to NGOs: Evidence from a donor rule change in Pakistan
Speaker: Hamna Ahmed (Lahore School of Economics)


13. 29 September 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Religious Leaders and Rule of Law
Speaker: Sultan Mehmood (Aix-Marseille School of Economics)

14. 13 October 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Contracting Out Schools at Scale: Evidence from Pakistan
Speaker: Lee Crawfurd (Center for Global Development)


15. 27 October 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Ending the Circular Debt: Reforming Pakistan’s energy sector
Speaker: Tim Dobermann (The London School of Economics and Political Science)


16. 10 November 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.
Cash Transfers, Child Labour and Education: Theory and Evidence
Speaker: Nasir Iqbal (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics)


17. 24 November 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT.Register here
Estimating Poverty Maps Using Electricity Consumption
Speaker: Rashid Memon (Lahore University of Management Sciences)


18. 8th December 2020 -- 16 00 - 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 - 12 00 GMT .
Impact of Terrorism on Child Sex at Birth: Evidence from Pakistan
Speaker: Javed Younas (American University of Sharjah)