Category Archives: CSAE Conference
I’m a DFID economist, working out of a public policy school, so Rachel Glennerster’s superb keynote presentation was like catnip to me. She talked about turning research into policy impact, a production function of sorts that remains something of a … Continue reading
Academic conferences are strange events: a gathering of intelligent and well-informed people, each of whom is either engaged in or expecting to be engaged in serious research pushing the frontiers of human knowledge, who struggle to ask questions in fewer … Continue reading
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
The final plenary at this year’s CSAE conference asked about ‘The future of donor agencies in Africa, and was chaired by Stefan Dercon (CSAE director, University of Oxford). The participants were Lindy Cameron (Director General, DFID), Albert Engel (Internal Director … Continue reading
Does exposure to wartime sexual violence create domestic violence? The latest research on intimate partner violence
In analyses of violence, domestic violence is often neglected, even though it is one of the most common forms of violence, as was argued by Anke Hoeffler earlier on our blog. At the CSAE Conference several papers were presented looking … 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.