Planning and Development Seminar
Fall 2004
Professor Pranab Bardhan
Seminar Location: 608-7 Evans Hall
Schedule: Monday, 4:00-6:00 PM
August 30 Jenny Lanjouw, UCB ARE
Patents, Price Controls, and the Arrival of New Drugs: How Policy Affects International Launch Patterns
September 6 Labor Day Holiday
September 13 Seema Jayachandran, UCB Economics
Odious Debt
September 22
Philippe Aghion, Harvard University
(joint with the Department Seminar)
"Volatility, R&D, and Growth: The Role of Financial Development"
September 27 Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Oxford University
"Center-State Relations and Unequal Economic Growth across India: Some Preliminary Evidence"
October 4 Ragnar Torvik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
A Political Economy Theory of the Soft Budget Constraint
October 11 David Levine, UCB Haas School
Investment Following a Financial Crisis: Does Foreign Ownership Matter?
October 20
Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University
(joint with Department Seminar)
"Political Economy of Land Reforms in West Bengal, 1978-98"
October 25 Sebastian Martinez, UCB Economics  
Pensions, Poverty and Household Investments in Bolivia
November 1
Marco Manacorda, LSE and Queen Mary, University of London
"Child Labor and the Labor Supply of Other Household Members, Evidence from Early 20th Century America"
November 8 Melissa Gonzalez-Brenes, UCB Economics
"Domestic Violence and Household Decisionmaking: Evidence from East Africa"
November 17
Same as Department Seminar
November 22 CANCELLED
November 29 Martin Ravallion, World Bank
(joint with Department Seminar)
"Creating a Market: Land Reallocation in Vietnam's Agrarian Transition"

December 3
2-3:30 in 639 Evans
Kaushik Basu, Cornell and Harvard Universities
Gender and Say: A Model of Household Behavior with Implications for Female Labor Supply
December 6 Gustavo Bobonis, UCB
Income Transfers, Intra-Household Resource Allocation and Marriage Markets

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