Networks and Misallocation:Insurance, Migration, and the Rural-Urban Wage Gap
Time:Monday, December 8, 2014, 2:00—3:30 p.m.
Location:Second floor of Wanzhonglou, Lang Run Garden, Peking University
Speakers:Kaivan Munshi, Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge
Chair:Xiaobo Zhang, Deputy Dean, National School of Development, Peking University
Introduction of speaker:
Kaivan Munshi’s research career has been devoted to the analysis of communities and their interaction with economic activity. His recent work has examined the effect of community networks on education, health, and mobility, which are key determinants of growth and development. Munshi’s research has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies. He is currently co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics.