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April 17-18, 202017th Midwest International Economic Development Conference

Stewart Center
Purdue University

The Midwest International Economic Development Conference will present papers and organized sessions on all topics in economic development. Each presenter will have a 30 minute presentation slot, which will include a 5 minute commentary by an assigned discussant. Sessions will begin at 8 am on April 17 and end at lunch on April 18. No more than three sessions will be held at the same time. For questions please contact

Jonathan Morduch

Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Morduch, PhD

Jonathan Morduch is Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. He focuses on questions at the intersection of finance and inequality. His research ranges from RCTs and natural experiments to closely-observed diaries of families living with scarcity. He is the author with Rachel Schneider of The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty (Princeton 2017) and a co-author of Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day (Princeton 2009). Morduch has also co-written The Economics of Microfinance (MIT Press 2010); and, with Dean Karlan, Economics (McGraw-Hill, 3rd ed. forthcoming). .

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