Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2014: The Role of Theory in Development Economics

  • December 2023

    G²LM|LIC & BREAD Conference on Development Economics

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The IZA/FCDO Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) are pleased to announce a joint Conference on Development Economics .The conference will consist of presentations of advanced stage research by senior or junior researchers, and presentations of early stage research by junior researchers.

  • January 2024

    IZA/FCDO ONLINE Development Economics Course


    This course addresses the question of why fundamentally equal humans living in different countries enjoy very different standards of living. The aim of this course is to make the very latest research in economics on these issues accessible to anyone who is sufficiently curious about it. It is modeled after the award-winning undergraduate development course at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and, like its model, it is entirely based on research articles.

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2014: The Role of Theory in Development Economics
June 02, 2014 - June 03, 2014

The emergence of several developing economies as major global players has marked the rising prominence of development economics. This ABCDE conference, organized by the World Bank Development Economics Vice Presidency, reflected on the foundations and methods of this field of economics and considered how economic theory can be brought together with the new empirical development economics to boost the field as well as policymaking in this area.

The conference themes were:

The validity of experiments
Behavioral economics
Health and insurance
Labor contracts
Natural resources and market incentives
Finance and macroeconomics
Political economy of trade policy
Economics of the internet

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