Wednesday, February 11, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on Institutions, Behavior and the Escape from Persistent Poverty
This conference, organized by the Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences’ Persistent Poverty and Upward Mobility theme project, will explore what we know about the effectiveness of different institutional changes expected or even intended to promote upward mobility and to reduce persistent poverty. It will be held at Cornell University on November 16-17 , 2009.
The conference will blend invited papers from a small group of eminent social scientists – confirmed keynote speakers include Phil Keefer (World Bank), Anirudh Krishna (Duke University), Ruth Meinzen-Dick (International Food Policy Research Institute) – with papers selected from proposals received in response to the call for papers.
Extended abstracts (2-4 pages) should be received no later than April 30, 2009. [more information]