January 24, 2017
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On January 13th, Maria Lombardi, a PhD candidate from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, presented a paper titled: “Teacher Performance Pay and Student Learning: Evidence from a Nationwide Program in Peru,” which studies Bono Escuela, a nationwide pay-for-performance program in Peru. It is well-known that teaching quality is imperative for good educational attainment and that several countries’ payment schemes involve flat-salaries that are closely tied to seniority. It is in this context that the Peruvian program offers a school-level monetary incentive in an effort t...

January 16, 2017
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Alex Armand and Joseph Gomes seek one Research Assistants (RA) for the academic year 2017 to work on the project “Learning from a Publicly Subsidized Agricultural Insurance: evidence from Bolivia”. The position needs to be filled as soon as possible.

The period of work will terminate at the end of September 2017 and will be based on a competitive hourly salary. The candidate should expect to work a maximum of 40 days until the end of September. The candidate can work remotely.

During the collaboration, the RA will be working in team with the P...

November 30, 2016
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On November 21st, Chris Kingston, professor in Economics at Amherst College, presented findings from a long-term project on institutional formation and equilibria, based on data from maritime insurance in the 1700s. Using data on insurance contracts and relevant regulations, Kingston was able to explain why insurers in Europe tended to rely on a clearing house model, where brokers matched merchants with individual insurers, whereas in the American colonies insurance was very quickly corporatized and remained so. This work is relevant to examining how similar systems can se...

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