He is an economist and political scientist who studies poverty, violence and crime in developing countries. He has designed and evaluated strategies for tackling poverty, including cash transfers to the poorest. Much of his work is with the victims and perpetrators of crime and violence, testing the link between poverty and violence. His recent work looks at other sources of and solutions to violence. These solutions range from behavioral therapy to social norm change and local-level state building. He has worked mainly in Colombia, Liberia, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Chicago’s South Side. Dr. Blattman was previously faculty at Columbia and Yale Universities, and holds a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley and a Master’s in Public Administration and International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School. He chairs the Peace & Recovery sector at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Crime, Violence and Conflict initiative at MIT’s Poverty Action Lab (JPAL).
The Illinois Economics Association (IEA) is soliciting papers and organized sessions for the 49th annual meeting of the IEA to be held Friday and Saturday, November 1-2, 2019 at DePaul University's Downtown Campus. The conference aims to bring together scholars, researchers, and students from all areas of economics. Tentative session topics include microeconomics, macroeconomics, health economics, public economics, labor economics, law and economics, international economics, financial economics, , economic development, urban economics, economic education, monetary economics, economic history, history of economic thought and various other
Individuals are invited to submit proposals for organized sessions and individual paper abstracts to Dr. Stacey Brook (President-Elect, IEA) at email@example.com. Proposals and Abstracts are due Friday, August 30, 2019 and must include a general JEL classification. Proposals for complete sessions (3 to 4 papers with discussants) are encouraged. If you plan to attend the conference, yet are not presenting a paper, please let us know if you are willing to serve as a discussant or session chair by contacting Dr. Stacey Brook at firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
The IEA will once again be organizing a competition for Ph.D. students. Three or four papers will be chosen to be presented on Saturday, November 1, 2019 for a monetary prize competition. Interested students should submit their by August 30, 2019 to the IEA website – additional details will be provided at a later date. Papers co-authored with faculty are not eligible for the paper competition, but are welcome to be presented at the regular conference sessions. Any graduate students interested in presenting at the conference, including those in the paper competition who we hope will also present during the conference, must email their papers to email@example.com by the same deadline.
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