Spring 2019 Schedule

Development Economics Workshop

Internal Migration and the Spread of Long-Term Impacts of Historical Immigration in Brazil

Numerous studies have documented persistent economic impacts of historical events, often caused by immigration and perpetuated via the human capital channel. Human capital, however, is mobile. By documenting persistent impacts near the original sites of historical immigration, studies were unable...[more]

Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

Productivity and Health: Alternative Productivity Measures using Physical Activity

This paper investigates an alternative measure for individual worker productivity in physical work settings: a direct measure of physical activity using an accelerometer. First, the paper evaluates the relationship of agricultural workers’ physical activity with their daily productivity and labor...[more]

Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

Insurance Contracts when Individuals “Greatly Value” Certainty: Results from a Field Experiment in Burkina Faso

In discussing the paradoxical violation of expected utility theory that now bears his name, Maurice Allais noted that individuals tend to “greatly value” payoffs that are certain. Allais' observation would seem to imply that people will undervalue insurance relative to the predictions of...[more]

Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

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