Seminars

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) launched online applied development economics seminar series in 2020 because of covid 19 pandemic . The online ADE Seminar Series kept 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 met weekly via Zoom on Tuesdays, at 4 00 pm – 5 00 pm PKT (11 00 am – 12 00 pm GMT). Seminars consisted of a 45 minute research paper presentation followed by 15 minutes of  Seminar recordings are available on our YouTube channel. The schedule of the 18 seminars that were held is as follows:

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

Layoffs, Benefits and Intimate Partner Violence Speaker: Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex), 14 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), 21 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), 28 July 2020 — 16 00 – 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 – 12 00 GMT.

Aspirations, Assets, and Anti-Poverty Policies, Speaker: Mahreen Mahmud (University of Oxford), 4 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), 11 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), 18 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), 25 August 2020 — 16 00 – 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 – 12 00 GMT.

Inter-spousal normative disagreement and household inefficiency, Speaker: Abigail Barr (University of Nottingham), September 1 — 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), September 8 — 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), 15 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), 22 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), 29 September 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), 13 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), 27 October 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), 10 November 2020 — 16 00 – 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 – 12 00 GMT.

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

Conflicts and Child Sex at Birth: Evidence from Pakistan, Speaker: Javed Younas (American University of Sharjah), 8th December 2020 — 16 00 – 17 00 PKT/ 11 00 – 12 00 GMT.