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ACT WEN Seminar: Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs


From: Tuesday June 4, 2019, 12:30 pm

To: Tuesday June 4, 2019, 1:30 pm

Women in Economics Network Seminar: Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia  

Please join DFAT and the ACT Women in Economics Network for a lunchtime seminar featuring Professor Rema Hanna of the Harvard Kennedy School. Rema will speak on the topic of: Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia. Rema’s work with J-PAL in Indonesia is partially funded by DFAT.

Seating for this event is limited.

Please RSVP to by 31 May 2019.

This event will take place at 255 London Circuit Canberra City Training Room 1 (Ground Floor) at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Rema Hanna is the Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Director of the Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) research program at the Center for International Development, Harvard University. In addition, Hanna is a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and an affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).

Her research focuses on two main themes. First, she has concentrated on understanding how to improve the provision of public services in developing countries, particularly for the very poor. Her work in this area has ranged from testing models of corruption and bureaucratic absenteeism in the field to understanding how discrimination affects disadvantaged minority groups. Currently, she has been working on a series of field projects to understand what types of individuals are selected to receive social programs under different forms of targeting mechanisms. Second, Hanna aims to understand the implications of environmental policy on poor households in developing countries.

Her recent work includes measuring the effects of improved air quality on labour market behaviour, as well as assessing the long-run effects of a smokeless cookstove on health and fuel expenditures.

Prior to joining the Kennedy School, Hanna was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at New York University. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and a B.S. from Cornell University with Honours and Distinction.







255 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601

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