Tuesday, 15 June 2010

EOPP Special Event: Summer School on Empirical Methods for Economic Development (23-26 June 2010)

Oriana Bandiera is organizing the Second AMID Summer School on Empirical Methods for Economic Development on June 23-26 at the LSE.

The school is intended for PhD students, post-docs and junior faculty members. The aim is to provide young researchers with a detailed overview of the main methods used in empirical development research. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research projects with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere.

Lectures will be delivered by Esther Duflo (MIT), Greg Fischer (LSE), Radha Iyengar (LSE), and Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi) on topics including difference in difference estimators, event studies, instrumental variables, randomised control trials and regression discontinuity approaches. Selected projects by participants will be presented and discussed during the day.

For more details, visit the website at http://econ.lse.ac.uk/staff/bandiera/amid_summerschool_programme.htm

EOPP Special Event: CEPR Public Policy Symposium 2010 (18-19 June 2010)

Oriana Bandiera and Henrik Kleven, along with Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics and CEPR) and Emmanuel Saez (University of California, Berkeley and CEPR) are organizing a symposium on public economics to bring together economists in the field from across Europe and key researchers from outside the region.

The symposium will feature a keynote lecture entitled "Public Finance and Development" to be given by Professor Timothy Besley.

The conference hopes to provide a unique opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. It also aspires to provide young researchers with the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with senior economists.

For more details on the conference program and other information, visit the website at http://www.cepr.org/meets/wkcn/3/3540/

Monday, 14 June 2010

Conference on The Formation of Family and its Intergenerational Consequences (14-15 June 2010)

The Conference on the Formation of Family and its Intergenerational Consequences was organised by the Departments of Economics and Management and sponsored by STICERD. The key organizers were Leonardo Felli, Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, Maitreesh Ghatak, and Yona Rubinstein. Distinguished speakers included Gary Becker, Pierre-Andre Chiappori, Bernard Salanie, among others.

For further informaiton on the conference programme and to view the papers presented visit the conference page the conference page

Friday, 4 June 2010

Johannes Spinnewijn wins CESifo Affiliate Award

Johannes Spinnewijn has won the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award during this year's CESifo Annual Area Conferences.

Each year, the award is presented to a young economist for the " scientific originality, policy relevance and quality of exposition of their paper presented at the conference." in his or her specialist research area.

Johannes Spinnewijn's winning paper for the Employment and Social Protection Research Area was entitled Unemployed but Optimistic: Optimal Insurance Design with Biased Beliefs

Further information about the award can be found on the CESifo website.