Economic History and Development Workshop

This seminar meets 3-4 times a semester in which graduate students and faculty present research in progress on a range of topics in economic history and economic development.  Faculty from other UMass departments as well as faculty from other universities and colleges are frequently invited to both attend and present papers.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Date Speaker(s) Title
October 17
4:00 pm
Charalampos Konstantinidis
Agriculture and Uneven Development in the European Union
October 24
4:00 pm

Tarun Jain
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India

Reshaping Adolescents’ Gender Attitudes: Evidence from a School-Based
Experiment in India (with Diva Dhar and Seema Jayachandran)

October 31
4:00 pm

Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe
Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia

Buying off the Revolution:
Evidence from the Colombian National Peasant Movement, 1957-1985

November 6*
4:00 pm

Lynda Pickbourn
Hampshire College

Does Aid Work in Africa? The Case of Aid to the Health, Water, and Santitation Sectors

December 12
4:00 pm

Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong
National Science Foundation

Service Exports, Economic Growth and Youth Employment in Africa

* All talks will be held on Wednesdays at 4 pm in 209 Crotty Hall
with the exception of November 6, which is a Tuesday

Room 209
Crotty Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Papers should be posted at least one week prior to presentation.

For more details contact Professor Wa Githinji at