Development Economics Skills Webinars

April-June 2021 | Webinars

Join PEP’s Research Fellows for a series of free webinars to learn about new advances, topics and developments in development economics.

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PEP’s Research Fellows are hosting a series of free online seminars (April to June) to explore a range of important topics relevant to development economics. 

Development economics is a fast-moving field and keeping abreast of the latest advances can be challenging. During this webinar series, PEP’s Research Fellows will share their cutting-edge research and present new techniques, tools and methodologies.

Researchers and students of development economics who are from the Global South are invited to attend these free events. Participants will learn about new advances, topics and developments in the field from leading researchers based in developing countries. 


All webinars start at 12 noon UTCFind your local time 

April 9

Repeated imputations to deal with selectivity bias when the number of missing observations is very high


This seminar will provide a fresh insight into a particular and alternative econometric technique to approach selectivity bias. The technique will be demonstrated in Stata, showing its practical application.

This seminar is particularly relevant for labour market economists and statisticians/econometricians. 


Professor Marjan Petreski, Associate Professor & Vice-Rector for Research, University American College Skopje, Macedonia

Professor Petreski specialises in analytic and research work with micro-data in labor markets; economic migration; poverty and inequality. Lately, he has been engaged in the development agendas of the Western Balkans, Central Asia and West Africa.


April 23

Developing an index to assess global coverage with key health services using antenatal care coverage


Professor John Ataguba is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town. He is a Deputy Director for the African Health Economics and Policy Association. His research focuses on applied microeconomics, including health inequality, health financing, health economics methodology design and the economics of ageing.

May 7 Gender differences in housework and income: intra-household evidence from Latin America 
Speaker: Veronica Amarante is a Professor at Instituto de Economía, part of the Economics Department at Universidad de la República in Uruguay.
May 21 Child Labor: Causes and Consequences
Speaker: Ana Lucia Kassouf is a full Professor in the Department of Economics at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
June 11 Understanding measurement of agricultural data for improving statistical inferences in Africa
Speaker: Kibrom Abay is a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
June 18 Options for modelling the distributional impact of care policies using a General equilibrium framework
Speaker: Carmen Estrades an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.
Look out for more details about the events in May and June, coming soon.

Webinars are online workshops that you can attend via the internet from your computer or portable internet device. This webinar will use the Zoom video conferencing platform. If you have not attended a Zoom webinar before, please read this guide to joining and participating as an attendee.

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