Midwest International Economic Development Conference

MWIEDC 2021 is hosted by the Global Poverty Research Lab at Northwestern University.
This event is being held virtually and details will be provided to those who register.

April 30 - May 1, 2021

Scientific Committee Members

  • Lori Beaman, Associate Professor of Economics
  • Dean Karlan, co-director of the Global Poverty Research Lab and Frederic Esser Nemmers Distinguished Professor of Economics and Finance
  • Jacopo Ponticelli, Associate Professor of Finance
  • Chris Udry, co-director of the Global Poverty Research Lab and Robert E. and Emily King Professor of Economics

Keynote Speaker: Eliana La Ferrara

Fondazione Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics at Università Bocconi.
Eliana La Ferrara is the Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics at Bocconi University, Milan, where she directs the Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies (LEAP). She has been president of the European Economic Association and of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of CEPR, EUDN and IGIER, a J-PAL Affiliate and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She received a PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1999. Her research fields are Development Economics and Political Economics. Her research focuses on the role of social factors in economic development. She has studied ethnic diversity, kin structure and social norms, and the effects of television on social outcomes.
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