Sydney Development Economics Group

Our group connects Sydney-based researchers interested in development economics. We hold workshops three to four times a year that include presentations of recent research. 

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Upcoming workshop

Date: Thursday, 30th March 2023

Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Location: Business Lounge, 6th floor, UNSW Business School 


2.00 - 2.05pm - Welcome & Introductory Remarks

2.05 - 2.35pm - Alice Calder (UNSW)

“Demand for political mobilization: Women’s suffrage and the American Civil


2.35 - 3.05pm - Olukorede Abiona (Macquarie)

“Impact of mobile money on agricultural investments and household food security during drought shocks”

3.05 - 3.20pm - Esther Mirjam Girsberger (UTS) - Lightning talk

"Labour market expectations of young workers in Cote d'Ivoire".

3.20 - 3.50pm - Coffee Break

3.50 - 4.20pm - Pauline Grosjean (UNSW)

 “War, partisanship, and polarization” (joint with Saumitra Jha, Michael Vlassopoulos and Yves Zenou)

4.20 - 4.35pm - Russell Toth (USyd) - Lightning talk

“Increasing access to finance for women entrepreneurs in Vietnam”

4.35 - 4.50pm - Ashani Amarasinghe (USyd) - Lightning talk

“Partisan alignment, insurgency and public safety: Evidence from the Indian red-corridor” (joint with Pushkar Maitra and Yuchen Zhong)

4.50 - 5.00pm - Concluding Remarks 

Past workshops

1 December 2022 - University of Sydney


Organised by Ashani Amarasinghe and hosted by Shyamal Chowdhury

29 September 2022 - University of Sydney


Organised by Matthew Olckers and hosted by Shyamal Chowdhury


We have organised workshops since 2019  thanks to contributions from the following researchers: