Seminar in Economic Development (Zoom)


Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 2:45pm to 4:00pm


Online Only

"Worth Your Weight? Experimental evidence on the benefits of obesity in low-income countries?"


Elisa Macchi, PhD Candidate in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Zurich.


Abigail Powers

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

This event is online only. Please click the "Read More" link for full instructions on how to attend this seminar.


Melissa DellFaculty Associate (on leave 2021–2022); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Jaya WenAssistant Professor in Business and International Economy, Harvard Business School.

Benjamin RothAssistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.

Natalia Rigol, Assistant 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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