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PODER Final Conference and CEPR Annual Symposium on Development Economics

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline – Tuesday 14 March 2017

STICERD, London School of Economics
9 – 10 June

Scientific Organisers:
Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)
Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University and CEPR)
Joana Naritomi (LSE)

The CEPR annual symposium of the Development Economics Programme will be hosted by STICERD, London School of Economics on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 June, 2017. The meeting will be held jointly with the Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries (PODER), the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the International Growth Centre (IGC).

We invite submissions for this conference from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Development Economics. A subset of the papers will be considered for a joint session with the IGC State programme, covering the areas of public organisations, public finance, governance and political economy.
The deadline for submission is March 14 2017. Only full-length papers will be considered.

The PODER Complementary Skills Workshop on ‘Research Impact’ will precede the main conference, taking place on Thursday 8th June. This is a training school and is for PODER Fellows (current and past) only. Please use the same submission process (mentioning “Complementary Skills Workshop” in your application) if you are a PODER Fellow and would like to attend this part of the conference. Please note PODER Fellows do not need to submit a paper to attend this workshop; it is open to all Fellows.

A pre-conference session will also be arranged for junior faculty and PODER fellows to get the opportunity to present their work. Please use the same submission process (mentioning “Pre-Conference” in your application) if you would like your work to be considered for this part of the conference.

CEPR can cover accommodation and travel according to the new CEPR guidelines for all presenters and a limited number of general participants. For current PODER Team Members and Fellows, the reimbursement of travel costs will be handled by the local nodes. Some funding is also available for external participants and previous PODER Fellows, but cannot be guaranteed at this stage. IGC can provide funding for participants from the IGC network.

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on http://dev3.cepr.org/accounts/login.asp?NewURL=/accounts/config/accountc.... Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to Chloe Smith at csmith@cepr.org. Please indicate in your email whether you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding from CEPR.

All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half; there are no parallel sessions.

Please note, all PODER Fellows (current and past) must apply if they wish to attend this Conference and specify in the ‘Comments’ section of your application or email whether you wish to attend the Complementary Skills Workshop and/ or the pre-conference also. Should PODER Fellows wish to attend only the Complementary Skills Workshop and not the conference, please email Chloe Smith directly.

BREAD/CEPR/PODER Conference on Development Economics - CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline – 11 July 2016

30 September – 1 October - Bocconi University

Scentific Organisers:
David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)
Selim Gulesci (Bocconi University)
Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University and CEPR)

The CEPR annual symposium of the Development Economics Programme will be hosted by Università Bocconi in Milan on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October, 2016. The meeting will be held jointly with the Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries (PODER) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). We now invite submissions for this conference from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Development Economics. The deadline for submission is Monday 11 July 2016. Only full-length papers will be considered.

A pre-conference session will also be arranged for junior faculty and PODER fellows to get the opportunity to present their work. Please use the same submission process (mentioning “Pre-Conference” in your application) if you would like your work to be considered for this part of the conference.
 
CEPR can cover accommodation and travel according to the new CEPR guidelines for all presenters and a limited number of general participants. For current PODER Team Members and Fellows, the reimbursement of travel costs will be handled by the local nodes. Some funding is also available for external participants and previous PODER Fellows, but cannot be guaranteed at this stage.
 
Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission onhttp://dev3.cepr.org/accounts/login.asp?NewURL=/accounts/config/accountconfig.asp. Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to Chloe Smith at csmith@cepr.orgPlease indicate in your email whether you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding from CEPR.
 
All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half; there are no parallel sessions. 
 
Please note, All PODER Fellows must apply to attend this Conference.

3rd PODER Summer School "New Data in Development Economics"27-30 June 2016 - University of Namur

Main Speakers
Emily Breza (Columbia University),
Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University),
Mariaflavia Harari (MIT),
Henrik Kleven (LSE),
Renaud Lambiotte (University of Namur)

Please see the CEPR website for the Summer School's Programme

General Description
The summer school is intended for PhD students, post-docs and junior faculty members. The aim is to provide young researchers with an overview of new data in development and methods for analyzing them. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research projects with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere, and receive advice and feedback.

Structure
The main components will be lectures by leading researchers and participants’ presentations.
Lecture topics include social networks and development, issues in network data, spatial methods in development economics, taxation and development: what can be learned from large administrative data sets and mining large-scale social networks.

Call and application form
The call for participation has now closed but lease visit here for the information. 

3rd PODER Conference held jointly with the CEPR Annual Symposium on Development Economics

2-3 October 2015 - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Scientific Organisers: Robin Burgess (LSE and CEPR) Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University and CEPR) Alessandro Tarozzi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

The CEPR annual symposium of the Development Economics Programme will be hosted by Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October, 2015. The meeting will be held jointly with the Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries (PODER), Marie Curie Initial Training Network*. We now invite submissions for the CEPR/PODER conference from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Development Economics. The deadline for submission is Monday 8 July 2015. Only full-length papers will be considered. CEPR can cover accommodation and travel according to the new CEPR guidelines for all presenters and a limited number of general participants. For PODER Team Members, Early Stage and Experienced Researchers, the reimbursement of travel costs will be handled by the local nodes. Some funding is also available for external participants. Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on dev3.cepr.org/accounts/login.asp Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to meets@cepr.org. Please indicate in your email whether you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding from CEPR. All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half; there are no parallel sessions. * This conference is partly funded by the European Commission's FP7 Programme Marie Curie Actions ITN contract number 608108.

2nd PODER Summer School "Recent Advances in Impact Evaluation for Development"

30 June-3 July, Paris School of Economics

Main Speakers Esther Duflo (MIT and CEPR) OrazioAttanasio (UCL and CEPR) Martin Ravallion (Georgetown University)

General Description The summer school is intended for PhD students, post-docs and junior faculty members. The aim is to provide young researchers with an overview of the recent advances in impact evaluation methods and applications in development economics. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research projects with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere, and receive advice and feedback. Structure The main components will be lectures by leading researchers and participants’ presentations. Lecture topics include recent developments and challenges in randomized evaluations, the use of structural models in combination with experimental evidence, measurement questions, and the challenges and opportunities for nonexperimental evaluations of large interventions or policy changes.

Mid-Term Review Meeting

24 April 2015, Bocconi University The Mid Term Review Meeting took place in Milan at Bocconi University. To attend the meeting with the PODER fellows there were the EC Project Officer Gianluca Coluccio and the external evaluator Athina Markantoni together with the coordinator of the network, the node leaders and the representatives of two Associate Partners, IPA and CEPR. The meeting focused on the overall development of the network: students, nodes and associated partners presented objectives and results of their work followed by an open discussion about how to improve the network and the next steps to be undertaken.

Media and Communication Skills for Young Researchers Workshop

2 March 2015, Centre for Economic Policy Research

Course Tutors:Romesh Vaitilingam (writer/media consultant, Royal Economic Societ and VoxEU) Tony Coll (Communications consultant, ex-BBC)

CEPR is glad to host the Media and Communication Skills Workshop in its office in London. The training will address the fellows appointed within the PODER network and will focus on communicating research findings to potential users outside the academic community.

CEPR-BREAD-PODER 2nd Conference on Development Economics

26-27 September 2014, London School of Economics

Scientific Organisers: Oriana Bandiera, LSE and CEPR, Robin Burgess, LSE and CEPR, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Chicago and CEPR, Gerard Padró i Miquel, LSE and CEPR

The CEPR annual conference on Development Economics took place at the London School of Economics, on September 26 and 27, 2014. The meeting was joint with Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries (PODER) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). Financial support for the conference has been provided by PODER.

Over the course of the project, PODER will hold a number of network wide events which will be open to the recruited researchers as well as high profile researchers and practitioners of the discipline. We are please to announce that the first events have now been confirmed:

1st PODER Summer School on "Behavioural and Experimental Economics in Development"

7-10 July 2014, University of Cape Town

Main Speakers: Lori Beaman, Northwestern University and CEPR; Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M University; Rick Wilson, Rice University

The summer school is intended for PhD students, post-docs and junior faculty members. The aim is to provide young researchers with an overview of the application of insights from behavioural and experimental economics to development issues. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research projects with leading researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere, and receive advice and feedback.

The main components will be lectures by leading researchers and participants’ presentations. Lecture topics include the role of experimentation in development; calibrating policy with lab experiments; development through the lens of psychology; trust, social preferences and exchange. Selected projects by participants will be presented and discussed during the day. We encourage all participants to submit either complete papers or detailed proposals that present empirical evidence on a development question.

 

1st PODER Network Conference in conjunction with CEPR's annual symposium on Development Economics

Stockholm University, 13-14 June 2014

The CEPR annual symposium of the Development Economics Programme will be hosted by Stockholm University on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 June, 2014. The meeting will be held jointly with the Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries (PODER), Marie Curie Initial Training Network*.

We now invite submissions for the CEPR/PODER conference from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Development Economics. The deadline for submission is 31 March 2013. Only full-length papers will be considered.

CEPR can cover accommodation and travel according to the new CEPR guidelines (www.cepr.org/sites/default/files/CEPR%20TRVL%20GUIDELINES%202013_0.pdf) for all presenters and a limited number of participants. For PODER Team Members, Early Stage and Experienced Researchers, the reimbursement of travel costs will be handled by the local nodes so please check with your respective team leaders regarding restrictions. Some funding is also available for external participants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to meets@cepr.org. Please indicate in your email whether you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding from CEPR.

 

All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half; there are no parallel sessions.