Events Calendar

04 - 10 October, 2020
October 05
  • 02:30pm - 04:00pm  John Landon-Lane, Rutgers University - Money, History and Finance

    "Narrative Sentiment and the Economy of the 1920s"

    02:30pm - 04:00pm | Virtual - ZOOM | Coordinator: Michael Bordo

October 08
October 09
  • 02:00pm - 03:00pm  Yeonbin Yang, Rutgers University Graduate Student - Empirical Microeconomics

    "The Effects of Rural Household Electrification on Children's Schooling and Work in Brazil"

    Abstract: This paper examines the development effects of rural household electrification, focusing on school attendance and different types of work of children in Brazil during the period between 1991 and 2000. Using Brazilian Census data and an instrumented electricity measure, I estimate short-run effects of household electricity service on school attendance, market and non market working status, and housework inside the home done by girls. I find that household electricity service raises school attendance and reduces the likelihood that a girl stays home from school to do housework her own home. Household electricity also increases the probability of working for pay for both genders and makes boys less likely to do unpaid work to help family farm or enterprise. The findings suggest implications for behavioral responses of rural households in middle-income countries to household technical changes—people choose to invest in children's human capital, and increase market labor of children for both genders, which substitutes non market labor including housework of girls and boys' unpaid work at family farm or firms.

    02:00pm - 03:00pm | Virtual - ZOOM - Contact Coordinator | Coordinator: Jennifer Hunt, email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Events

Tue Sep 28 @ 3:00AM - 04:30PM
Macroeconomic Theory
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Thu Sep 30 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
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Mon Oct 04 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
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Fri Oct 08 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
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Mon Oct 11 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
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Tue Oct 12 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Macroeconomic Theory
Humberto Martinez, Rutgers University
Thu Oct 14 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Jungjun Choio, Rutgers University
Fri Oct 15 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
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Mon Oct 18 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
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Thu Oct 21 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Ricardo Pereira Masini, Princeton University
Fri Oct 22 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
Empirical Microeconomics
Thomas Le Barbanchon, Bocconi University
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Macroeconomic Theory
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