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Department of Economics

GPED Forum


The coordinator of the GPED forum for 2013-14 is Kamal Saggi.

All Seminars will be held on Thursdays from 4:00-5:20 pm in 101 Buttrick Hall unless otherwise noted.  

Fall 2014


Thursday, August 21, 2014
Mary E. Lovely, Syracuse University
"Determinants of Indigenous Innovation: Evidence from China's Photovoltaic Solar Industry"

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Kishore Gawande, Texas A&M University
"Combatting Child Malnutrition: How Effective Are Nutrional Treatments in Eastern DRC?"

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Jean Grossman, Princeton University
"An Evaluation of A Supplemental Academic Summer Program For Low-Performing Students Ages 12-14: The Best Laid Plans Of Mice And Men Often Go Astray"

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Maya Eden, World Bank
"The Substitution of ICT Capital for Routine Labor: Transitional Dynamics and Long-Run Implications"

Friday, October 03, 2014
Miranda Xafa, E.F. Consulting
"Managing the Euro Area Debt Crisis"

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Andrew W. Horowitz, University of Arkansas
"Is Foreign Aid Motivated by Altruism or Self-Interest? A Theoretical Model and Empirical Test"

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Keith Maskus, University of Colorado Boulder
"Patent Reforms and Pharmaceuticals: Implications for Developing Countries"

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Michelle Kaffenberger, InterMedia, CGAP
"Financial Inclusion for the Poor: The Potential (and Pitfalls) of Mobile Money"

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Chad Bown, World Bank
"21st Century Trade Policy and Developing Countries"

Tuesday, December 2, 2014*
Ali Zafar, World Bank
*located in 102 Buttrick Hall
"Tales from the Development Frontier"


For archives of earlier seminars go to:




Contact Information:

Phone: (615) 322 2486

Fax: (615) 343 2391

Write to:
The Graduate Program in Economic Development
PMB 351828
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN