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April 24, 2014
Dani Rodrik was featured speaker of CGD’s ninth annual Richard H. Sabot Lecture honoring the life and work of Richard “Dick” Sabot, a friend, co-...
March 7, 2014
***This is not a CGD event and will take place in Hilton Head, South Carolina*** The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head presents Africa On the...
February 24, 2014
In this seminar, Janet Schwartz will discuss a voluntary self-control commitment device aimed to help individuals make healthy food decisions in...
February 18, 2014
Gianmarco León will present his new paper, co-authored with Ted Miguel, in which they exploit an unusual transportation setting to estimate the value...
January 15, 2014
Last June, President Obama announced a new initiative which aims to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, a region where nearly 600...