Friday, April 10, 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Watson Institute, Birkelund Board Room
111 Thayer Street
Reception to follow
Friday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. | Birkelund Board Room
Rose McDermott, David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations, & Michael Dickerson — Attitudes toward gender: embedded survey experiments in India
Sriniketh Nagavarapu, Economics — Who Benefits from a Better Public Distribution System? Evidence from Urban Punjab
Rose McDermott is the David and Mariana Fisher University Professor of International Relations at Brown University and a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She received her Ph.D.(Political Science) and M.A. (Experimental Social Psychology) from Stanford University and has taught at Cornell, UCSB and Harvard. She has held numerous fellowships, including the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and the Women and Public Policy Program, all at Harvard University. McDermott is the author of three books, a co-editor of two additional volumes, and author of over ninety academic articles across a wide variety of disciplines encompassing topics such as experimentation, emotion and decision making, and the biological and genetic bases of political behavior.
Sriniketh Nagavarapu is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Brown Univerisity. Nagavarapu received his BA in Economics from Stanford University, and developed an interest in labor economics in graduate school at Stanford University, working on issues in both the US and developing countries. His interest in environmental economics arose from his dissertation research, which examines the potential consequences of a further expansion of Brazilian ethanol production for deforestation and regional development, with a focus on the crucial role of the labor market in land use decisions.