Molly Ingram is an Economics PhD student at Cornell University.
The 2018 North East Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) concluded this past Sunday at Cornell University. NEUDC is an annual conference that is hosted by universities in the northeastern United States and has been running since 1967. This year the conference included about 300 scholars from over 100 universities and institutions, with roughly 168 papers presented. The papers were divided into 21 themes: institutions & political economy; education; behavioral economics; agriculture; risk management; gender & intra-household; networks; health & nutrition; WASH; labor & migration; urban issues; poverty & inequality; firms; finance; trade; S. Asia; EERE; climate change; food security; macroeconomics; and conflict. Papers were grouped into sessions of four and allocated 25 minutes for presentation, discussion, and questions.
The organizers provided a brief summary of the work submitted for the conference earlier this month. Over the next few weeks, we will release a series of posts to summarize the sessions and highlight common trends within or across themes. The posts are written by a team of NEUDC volunteers , a mix of students and post docs from development economics and related disciplines. Unfortunately, we are unable to profile each of the papers presented; our apologies in advance to the presenters we miss. A complete list of papers presented with links to drafts can be found here and microsummaries of the papers can be found here.