Seminar Series

The seminar series takes place on Zoom from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. To attend a session, email James McNerney or Matte Hartog.

The Growth Lab at the Harvard Center for International Development (CID) focuses on empirical and theoretical research, as well as on policy analysis, related to economic growth and development. The lab's research draws from several different disciplines, using a variety of models and perspectives to study socioeconomic systems at many levels, from individuals and teams to cities and countries. The Growth Lab Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development. The seminar emphasizes interdisciplinary exchanges between the social and natural sciences, and speakers are welcome to present early-stage or mature work on a wide range of topics, including migration, local markets, structural change, innovation and the dynamics of technology, models of combinatorial growth, economic history, social and cultural evolution, the environmental impacts of growth, and trade. We also welcome methodological contributions in areas such as causal identification or machine learning. The seminar is open to all interested individuals who wish to attend.

Organizers: James McNerney, Matte HartogSultan Orazbayev,  Frank Neffke, and Ricardo Hausmann.


Spring 2020 Schedule:

January 28
 Louis Hyman
February 3
Marco Guerzoni, Meijun Liu, Shuo Li
February 10
Speakers: Ulrich Schetter, Willem Thorbecke
February 24
Chris MacGee, Neil Thompson
March 2
Speakers: Sultan Orazbayev, Dina Pomeranz
March 9
Carliss Baldwin
March 23
Swapnil Singh, Hyejin Youn
March 30
April 6
Speaker: Andrew Bernard
April 13
Katharina Erhardt
April 20
Speakers: Anina Schwarzenbach, Francisco Arroyo Marioli
April 27
May 4
Speakers: Albana Shehaj, Anna Stansbury
May 11
May 18
Speakers: Maria Del Rio Chanona, Esteban Moro
May 25
June 1
Speakers:  Bledi Taska, Victor M. Yakovenko

Fall 2019 Schedule:

September 9
 Robert Manduca
September 23
 Thomas Fink & Morgan Frank
September 30
Speakers: Neave O'Clery & Carliss Baldwin
October 7
Fabian Waldinger & Sari Kerr
October 21
Speakers: Guilio Bottazzi & Megan MacGarvie
October 28
Ran Song & Christian Jara
November 4
Mary Kaltenberg & Cesare Righi
November 18
Speakers: Stephanie Cheng & Sebastian Bustos
November 25
Namrata Kala & James McNerney
December 2
Speakers: Mike Andrews & Rute Martins Caeiro
December 9
Speakers: Ulrich Schetter & Ljubica Nedelkoska
December 16
Speaker: Matte Hartog & TBD


Spring 2019 Schedule:

January 22
Frank Neffke
January 28
Speaker: Dario Diodato
February 4
Dani Stock
February 11
Speaker: Yarden Katz
February 25
First Speaker:
Andres Gomez
Second Speaker: Ben Li
March 4
First Speakers: Ljubica Nedelkoska & Sehar Noor
Second Speaker: José Morales
March 11
First Speaker:
Ran Song
Second Speaker: Sultan Orazbayev
March 18
First Speaker: Alexia Lochmann
Second Speaker: Carolina Mattsson
March 25
First Speaker:
Chris Esposito
Second Speaker: Fernando Yu
April 1
First Speaker: Fabiana Visentin
Second Speaker: Michele Pezzoni
April 8
First Speaker:
Mercedes Delgado
Second Speaker: Titipat Achakulvisut
April 15
First Speaker: Claudia Steinwender
Second Speaker: James McNerney
April 22
First Speaker:
Elisabeth Perlman
Second Speaker: Matte Hartog
April 29
First Speaker:
Misha Teplitskiy
Second Speaker: Nick Obradovich
May 6
First Speaker: Mathias Czaika
Second Speaker: Joeri Smits
May 13
First Speaker:
Sergiy Verstyuk
Second Speaker: Andre Ribeiro
May 20
First Speaker: Po Yin Wong
Second Speaker: Paolo Barucca

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