Our speakers are leading national and international experts and policymakers who talk about the economic and development issues, challenges, and opportunities of our time. The talks are open to general audience, and all are encouraged to attend.
Does It Work?
Speaker: Dr. Vijayendra Rao,
Development Research Group
World Bank Time: Monday, November 25
1:00 to 2:30 PM
Dr. Rao is a lead economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He integrates his training in economics with theories and methods from anthropology, sociology, and political science to study the social, cultural, and political context of extreme poverty in developing countries. Dr. Rao has
published widely in leading journals in Economics and Development Studies on subjects that include the rise in dowries in India, the social and economic
context of domestic violence, the economics of public celebrations, sex work in Calcutta, and how to integrate economic and social theory to develop more
effective public policy.
Insights from economics, law, and behavioral sciences to inform identification and designs of effective development policies and programs to promote agency and economic development.
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