CPP Lectures: Institutions, Human Capital, and Development

Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
When: November, 23rd to 25th, from 4 pm to 7 pm

Where: room 201 and room 202 (24th) – 2º floor, Insper

Quatá, 300, Vila Olímpia, São Paulo – SP



These lectures are intended for those interested in doing research on the long-run determinants of development between and within countries. The purpose of the lectures is threefold:

i) to provide the analytical and empirical tools to study different hypotheses;
ii) to discuss in detail several recent contributions to the topic; and
iii) to identify unanswered questions and stimulate new ideas for research.

The lectures will be in English and there will be no translation.




Francisco Gallego is an Associate Professor of the Economics Department at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC-Chile), Research Affiliate and Scientific Director of the LAC office of the Abdul Lateef Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and Director and Research Affiliate of the Economic History and Cliometrics Laboratory (EH-Clio Lab) at PUC-Chile. He holds BA and MA degrees in Economics from PUC-Chile and a PhD in Economics from MIT.




November 23
4 pm – 7 pm
Lecture 1

  1. The Main Hypotheses: Analytical and Empirical Motivation and Challenges
November 24
4 pm – 7 pm
Lecture 2

  1. The macro identification strategy: Details, Extensions, Criticisms, and Replies
  2. Some models to understand within-country variation in development
November 25

4 pm – 7 pm
Lecture 3

  1. Within Country Evidence: Some Examples and Many Open Questions
  2. Culture, Human Capital, Institutions, and Development: An intro



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