Seminar in Economic Development (via Zoom)


Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 2:45pm to 4:00pm


Online Only

"When is Debt Odious? A Theory of Repression and Growth Traps"


Raghu Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago.


Michael O'Neil

Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, Harvard University, and the Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

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Melissa DellFaculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Benjamin RothAssistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.  

Natalia RigolAssistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.

Asim KhwajaFaculty Associate. Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development; Codirector, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Harvard Kennedy School.

Gautam RaoFaculty Associate. Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

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