M-DEV conference May 17-18, 2024


MDev Conference 2024

The MDev Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, 2024, in Ann Arbor. This will be a development economics conference for University of Michigan researchers, students, and alumni. Anyone with a current or previous connection to the University of Michigan is welcome!

Details about the event– including the list of presenters and papers, confirmed participants, and the agenda– can be found on the MDev Conference website.

The conference will be held in Lorch Hall. It will consist of a mix of full paper presentations, short presentations, and 5-minute (1-3 slide) “flash” slots. We will be open to presentations of early-stage work.

Please RSVP here, where you can indicate whether you would like a “flash” slot. To reserve a room in our discounted hotel block of rooms, please click here. Please RSVP by April 24, 2024, to assist in our planning.

Program Committee of esteemed U-M alumni will decide on the conference program: Kate Ambler (chair), James Allen, Emily Beam, Jessica Goldberg, Caroline Theoharides, and Hang Yu.

Conference funding is from the University of Michigan’s Department of Economics, Population Studies Center (Institute for Social Research), and International Policy Center (Ford School of Public Policy). Most attendees should expect to pay their own travel and lodging expenses, but we may be able to cover some travel expenses of speakers who have no other source of funding.

Questions? Please write to the MDev email address, [email protected], or reach out to any of us on the organizing committee.

MDev Organizing Committee: James Allen, Kate Ambler, Emily Beam, Kevin Carney, Jessica Goldberg, Yusuf Neggers, Emma Riley, Caroline Theoharides, Dean Yang, and Hang Yu

MDev Administrative Coordinators: Rachael Hamilton (PSC), Jessica Yen (Department of Economics), Eesha Acharya and Ann Yang (DevLab)


Hotel Information

PSC-affiliated participants include Dean Yang, Rita Neves, PSC trainee Alexander Fertig, and PSC alumni James Allen, Emily Beam, Kate Ambler, Jon Denton-Schneider, Susan Godlonton, and Laura Zimmerman.

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May 17 - 18 2024


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 17 - 18 2024
  • Time: 4:00 am - 2:00 pm


Foster Library, Lorch Hall
611 Tappan Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
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