Third International Conference on Applied Development Economics (8th – 10th September, 2021)

Centre for Research in Economics and Business (CREB) at Lahore School of Economics hosted  the 3rd International Conference on Applied Development Economics (ADE) from 8 – 10 September 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the conference was online. The conference highlighted recent research from developing countries focusing on economic development and poverty alleviation. ADE 2021 featured plenary talks by Christopher Woodruff (University of Oxford), Victoria Baranov (University of Melbourne) and Danila Serra (Texas A&M University).

The conference aimed to (i) highlight recent research that can have lasting policy impact for sustainable growth in the developing world; (ii) provide early career researchers the opportunity to obtain feedback on their on-going work; and (iii) to start a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and discussions among researchers on potential collaborations.

The conference included presentations from international and local researchers working on development issues. Session themes broadly include Governance (and service delivery), Firms and Entrepreneurship, Labor, Education, Health, Poverty Reduction, Political Economy and Environment with a special focus on Gender and Public Policy Response to the global pandemic.