This virtual seminar series is bi-weekly on Fridays from 12:30-2:00 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated), and a Zoom link is available here.

The Development Lunch Seminars are operated with support from the Becker Friedman Institute and The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and is a collaboration between University of Chicago Department of Economics, Booth School of Business, Harris School of Public Policy and the Law School.

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Winter & Spring 2021 Workshops

Friday, February 26, 2021 - Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University 

Friday, March 5, 2021 - Justin Holz, University of Chicago, Devika Lakhote, University of Chicago

Friday, March 12, 2021 - Miguel Urquiola, Columbia University

Friday, April 2, 2021 - Harshil Sahai, University of Chicago, Pepi Pandiloski, University of Chicago

Friday, April 16, 2021 - Erica Field, Duke University

Friday, May 7, 2021 - Melanie Morten, Stanford University

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - Namrata Kala, MIT (Joint with the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago)

Friday, May 28, 2021 - Eliana La Ferrara, Bocconi University

Friday, June 11, 2021 - Chinmaya Kumar, University of Chicago, Laura Montenegro, University of Chicago