The International Policy and Development (IPAD) workshop is a forum for faculty and students to present research, learn from one another, and build a community of development economics scholars in ACE. This weekly workshop features research presentations on a range of topics related to international policy and development economics. Early stage research is welcome.

IPAD takes place on Thursdays from 12:30pm - 1:30pm in Mumford Hall Room 426-428.

Faculty Coordinator

Bill Ridley and Catalina Herrera Almanza

Graduate Student Coordinator

Julian Diaz and Christian Valencia

IPAD Seminar Faculty Team

Mary Arends-Kuenning

Catalina Herrera Almanza

Sarah Janzen

Angela Lyons

Hope Michelson

Paul McNamara

Bill Ridley

Alex Winter-Nelson

Spring 2024 Schedule

Feb. 26th              Professor Chris Barret (Cornell University)

“If I Could Start Anew: Some Reflections of an Applied Economist”
MillerComm Lecture, “Developing the Food System We Urgently Need: Healthy, Equitable, Resilient, and Sustainable.” 

March 6th            Professor Laura Schechter (University of Wisconsin-Madison, AAE)

(ACE seminar)       Title TBD

March 21st          Shahadat Hossain (PhD Student, ACE)

“Impacts of COVID-19 illness and job loss on Household Welfare: coping through labor markets”

March 28th          Christian Valencia (PhD Student, ACE)

“Diversity in Academia”

April 4th              No seminar

David Kinley Lecture, Prof. Stefan Dercon, April 3rd (Economics department), Midwest Development Economic Conference, April 5-6th, U. Chicago

April 11th            Professor Catalina Herrera-Almanza (ACE)​​​​​​​

“Disparities in Spousal Desired Fertility and Land tenure Expectations: Experimental Evidence from Rural Tanzania”

April 18th            Gustavo Nino (PhD Student, ACE)

“Succession in the Shadows: Analyzing the Competition's Response to the Dissolution of the Largest Drug-Trafficking Actor in Colombia”

April 18th            Farzana Shrin (PhD Student, ACE)

“Rainfall aberrations and household food security: Evidence from Bangladesh”

April 25th            Julian Diaz (PhD Student, ACE)

“Industrial Robots and Infant Health in Mexico”