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The Washington Area Development Economics Symposium (WADES) is an annual research conference which highlights academic work from researchers at leading economics institutions in development economics in the Washington DC area. Researchers from George Washington University, University of Maryland, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia, the World Bank, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), American University, George Mason University, and the Center for Global Development are all participants in the symposium.
WADES 2016 will be hosted at the Center for Global Development, in collaboration with the University of Virginia’s Department of Economics and the Batten Global Policy Center.
Presentations will cover cutting-edge empirical research across a wide variety of development topics, including credit markets, smallholder agriculture, education, and electoral systems. Please find the day's agenda here.