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Comparative Politics Workshop

Monday, October 29, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Claudio Ferraz, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development , PUC-Rio
Field: Comparative Politics

Claudio Ferraz holds a degree in Economics from the University of Costa Rica (1994, 'NULL'), a Master's in Economics from Boston University (1997) and a PhD from the University of California - Berkeley (2006). He is an associate professor in the economics department at PUC-Rio, and researcher associated with BREAD, E-GAP and J-PAL.

Monday, November 5, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Vijayendra Rao, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank
Field: Comparative Politics

Vijayendra 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.

Monday, November 12, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Yuhua Wang, Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University
Field: Comparative Politics

Yuhua Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University. He received his B.A. from Peking University and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His research has focused on the emergence of state institutions, with a regional focus on China.

Monday, November 26, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Vincent Pons, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Field: Comparative Politics

Vincent Pons is an assistant professor of business administration in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a faculty affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). He studies questions in political economy and development.

Monday, December 3, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Adriane Fresh, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University
Field: Comparative Politics

Adriane Fresh is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University. She received her PhD in Political Science at Stanford in 2017, and her MA in Economics at Stanford in 2015.

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