Author Archives: Elwyn Davies
This year’s CSAE Conference was a great success, with more than 445 participants from over 35 countries, 109 sessions (with three plenary sessions) and 335 papers presented. We are therefore glad to already announce next year’s edition, which will take place from … Continue reading
The latest on Firms: More on the (missing?) missing middle debate, firms re-visited ten years later and does non-cognitive skills training encourage entrepreneurship?
Firms were a popular topic at the CSAE Conference. While two years ago there were only four sessions dedicated to firms, this year there were a solid seven sessions dedicated to firms (overtaking Labour!). In our last round-up blog on … Continue reading
Households and networks: Will your friend’s job search get you a job? Does land title registration work?
More fresh papers from the CSAE Conference! Elwyn Davies, Viviana Perego, Emma Riley and Marc Witte give an overview of a selection papers on networks, households and gender. Are there spillovers from your friend’s job search? Does the language you speak matter … Continue reading
Could you not attend this year’s CSAE Conference? Or were there too many interesting sessions happening at the same time? Just like last year (part 1 and part 2) and in 2015, the World Bank team at the Development Impact … Continue reading
Measuring poverty can be challenging. Rocco Zizzamia and Elwyn Davies reflect on a selection of papers from the CSAE Conference sessions on poverty and inequality and discuss what happens if you stop taking households as units (your calculated GINI coefficient might be off!) … Continue reading
Several papers at this year’s CSAE conference examined take-up and effects of formalisation. Michael Koelle, DPhil student at CSAE, takes stock of the lessons we can learn from these papers.
Time and Risk at #OxCSAE2017: Present bias in the lab, incentives and overoptimism and informal risk-sharing vs. formal insurance
The CSAE Conference finished yesterday. Over the next days our team of student bloggers will present you with a selection of interesting and notable papers. With more than 300 papers presented at the CSAE Conference, we are unfortunately unable to do … Continue reading
Labour at #OxCSAE2017: The value of reference letters and should we now use FitBits to measure productivity?
Labour is traditionally a popular topic at the CSAE Conference. This year’s conference had a total of six sessions on Labour, with 24 papers presented. Over the next days our team of PhD bloggers will present you with a selection … Continue reading
What should be the role of donor agencies in Africa in the coming years? This is the question that is central to this year’s CSAE Conference closing session. Our speakers for this session are Lindy Cameron (DfID), Albert Engel (GIZ) and … Continue reading
Macartan Humphreys: Researchers just ran an RCT in Africa and you won’t believe what they found! (Watch live!)
Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University) is this year’s keynote speaker at the CSAE Conference, with a keynote provocatively titled Researchers just ran a randomized control trial in Africa and you won’t believe what they found: Reflections on evidence in the age of … Continue reading