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.

PEP’s Research Fellows hosted a series of free online seminars, from 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 shared their cutting-edge research and present new techniques, tools and methodologies.

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

Scroll down to see the full list of events in this series and for links to watch the recordings on our YouTube channel.
 

Calendar

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
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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. 

Speaker:

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.

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April 23
Developing an index to assess global coverage with key health services using antenatal care coverage
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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.

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May 7
Gender differences in housework and income: intra-household evidence from Latin America 
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This seminar will provide new empirical evidence about gender gaps in time use in Latin America, and the relationship between time devoted to unpaid domestic work and earnings.

This seminar is particularly relevant for researchers in gender and labor markets, working with microdata sets.

Speaker:

Veronica Amarante is a Professor at Instituto de Economía, part of the Economics Department at Universidad de la República in Uruguay.

Areas of research: development economics, labor market, social protection, gender, inequality and poverty. Special interest in Latin American economies.

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June 11
Understanding measurement of agricultural data for improving statistical inferences in Africa
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Attendees can expect to gain insight into how to improve the measurement of agricultural metrics. Researchers will also learn how to handle mismeasured agricultural data.

This seminar is particularly relevant for researchers using survey data to study agricultural policies, farming decisions and activities. Practitioners interested in improving measurement of agricultural metrics would also benefit from this seminar.

Speaker:

Kibrom Abay is a Research Fellow in the Development Strategy and Governance Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He is a development and agricultural economist with research interests covering rural development, agricultural transformation, urbanization, food and nutrition security, and behavioral economics. Most of his research involves impact evaluation methods. Some of his recent studies examine the behavioral and inferential implications of mismeasurement in household surveys.

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June 18
Options for modelling the distributional impact of care policies using a General equilibrium framework
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Attendees can expect to gain insights into SAMs and CGE models with a gender perspective, with a special focus on the analysis of care policies.

This seminar is particularly relevant for researchers interested in working with Social Accounting Matrices (SAM) and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Models with a gender perspective, as well as students and researchers interested in macro models with a gender perspective and a focus on care policies.

Speaker: Carmen Estrades an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.  She has experience with CGE models and microsimulations applied to the analysis of trade policies, fiscal policies, and gender.
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June 25
Child Labor: Causes and Consequences 
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In this webinar Prof. Kassouf will provide a broad overview of the topic child labor, covering history, definition, statistics, theoretical model, causes and consequences of child labor and policies to mitigate the problem.

Attendees will gain knowledge of what is child labor and why it is important to address this topic. They will learn about the factors responsible for children's entrance into the job market and the consequences of this early labor participation. They will also understand how the institutions act to prevent and/or decrease the number of children working as well as the policies adopted to mitigate the problem. 

This seminar is particularly relevant for researchers and students interested in the area of labor economics, social welfare, sociology, political sciences, and others.

Speaker:

Ana Lucia Kassouf is a full Professor in the Department of Economics at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota. She has held post-doctoral positions at the London School of Economics and at the University of Minnesota and has served as a consultant for the International Labour Organization, Unesco, UCW and the World Bank.

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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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