[PAST EVENT] Lecture: Far-off Experiments with Humans

October 1, 2014
3:30pm - 5pm
Small Hall, Room 111
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Corruption, civil war, and ethnic strife are often pointed to as prime constraints to economic development and causes of poverty around the world. Recent experimental approaches are shedding new light on the origin and nature of these phenomena and the effectiveness of relatively low-cost tools to combat them. We will discuss these findings and the future direction of these experiments.

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Ariel BenYishay is AidData's Chief Economist and Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of William and Mary. He previously served as Lecturer in Economics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He also served as Associate Director of Economic Analysis and Evaluation at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Ariel has served as the principal investigator on a variety of large-scale experiments in developing countries, including Malawi, the Philippines, and the Solomon Islands. His work has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Comparative Economics, and Economic Development and Cultural Change. Ariel holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland.

[[ywong,Eva Wong]]