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February 2019

Student Seminar #4: Improving the Design of Conditional Transfer Programs

DateTimePresenterLocation
Monday, February 25, 2019

(06 Esfand 1397)

12:30 – 13:30Mohammad MajidiKhatam University (@ 17 Daneshvar), 7th Floor, Seminar Room

“Using a student level randomization, we compare three education-based conditional cash transfers designs: a standard design, a design where part of the monthly transfers are postponed until children have to re-enroll in school, and a design that lowers the reward for attendance but incentivizes graduation and tertiary enrollment. The two nonstandard designs significantly increase enrollment rates at both the secondary and tertiary levels while delivering the same attendance gains as the standard design. Postponing some of the attendance transfers to the time of re-enrollment appears particularly effective for the most at-risk children.”

Required Reading(s)Improving the Design of Conditional Transfer Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Education Experiment in Colombia

Student Seminar #3: Beauty Is a Beast, Frog Is a Prince: Assortative Matching with Nontransferabilities

DateTimePresenterLocation
Monday, February 18, 2019

(29 Bahman 1397)

12:30 – 13:30Amirreza Ahmadzadeh
Pedram Pooyafar
Khatam University (@ 17 Daneshvar), 7th Floor, Seminar Room

“We present sufficient conditions for monotone matching in environments where utility is not fully transferable between partners. These conditions involve complementarity in types not only of the total payoff to a match, as in the transferable utility case, but also in the degree of transferability between partners. We apply our conditions to study some models of risk sharing and incentive problems.”

Required Reading(s)Beauty Is a Beast, Frog Is a Prince: Assortative Matching with Nontransferabilities