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PEDL Announces the Opening of Round 21 of ERGs
The deadline for the 21st ERG round is 5pm GMT on October 31, 2016.
BREAD/CEPR/PODER Conference on Development Economics
The conference will be hosted by Università Bocconi in Milan on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October, 2016.
LEAP Executive Director and co-author receive Etta Chiuri Prize
LEAP's Executive Director, Lucia Corno and co-author, Alessandra Voena, received the Etta Chiuri Prize for their paper "Selling daughters: age of marriage, income shocks and the bride price tradition".
Research Officer Position at CEPR/PEDL
CEPR is searching for a full-time Research Officer to be based in London. Application deadline: July 24th 2016.
LEAP's Inauguration
LEAP was inaugurated on June 22nd, 2016. Our distinguished speakers included Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT.
LEAP's Inauguration, June 22 2016
Join us for the Inauguration of LEAP on June 22nd 2016 at 3 p.m. in Room AS03, Via Röntgen 1.
2016 NEUDC Conference
MIT will be hosting the 2016 NEUDC (Northeast Universities Development Consortium) Conference on November 5th and 6th 2016.
Scientific Director of LEAP receives ERC Grant
Eliana La Ferrara receives ERC grant to study aspirations, social norms and development.
2016 Summer School in International Development Economics
6-9 September 2016 in Gargnano (BS) Italy. This event is organized by Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), DEMM - University of Milan, DEMS - University of Milan Bicocca and the Vilfredo Pareto Doctoral Program in Economics of the University of Turin.