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February 2021

Mario Luis Small, Harvard University

February 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Mario Luis Small, Harvard University

Bio: Pro. Small is the author of award-winning books and articles on networks, poverty, organizations, culture, methods, neighborhoods, institutions, and other topics. He is currently using large-scale administrative data to understand isolation in cities, studying how people use their networks to meet their needs, and exploring the epistemological foundations of qualitative research. His latest book is Someone To Talk To (Oxford). A study of how people decide whom to approach when seeking support, the book is an inquiry into human nature, a critique of network analysis, and a discourse on the role of qualitative research in the big-data era.

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Jishnu Das, Georgetown University

February 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Jishnu Das, Georgetown University

Bio: Jishnu Das is a professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Jishnu’s work focuses on health and education in low and middle-income countries, with an emphasis on social markets, or common, but complex, conflagrations of public and private education and health providers operating in a small geographical space.

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March 2021

Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University

March 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University

Bio: Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak is a Professor of Economics at Yale University with concurrent appointments in the School of Management and in the Department of Economics. Mobarak is the founder and faculty director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE). He holds other appointments at Innovations for Poverty Action, the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, the International Growth Centre (IGC) at LSE.

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May 2021

Erica Field, Duke University

May 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

Erica Field, Duke University

Bio: Erica Field is a Professor of Economics and Global Health at Duke University specializing in the fields of Development Economics, Health Economics and Economic Demography. She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research affiliate of the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development, and a member of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT.

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David Brady, UC Riverside

May 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

David Brady, UC Riverside

Bio: David Brady is a Professor in the School of Public Policy, and Director of the Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty at the University of California, Riverside. At UCR, he teaches classes on poverty, public policy analysis, and statistics.

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