Conference 2019 in Berlin

„Development Economics and Policy“

The 2019 annual conference took place on June 13-14, 2019.


DIW, Mohrenstrasse 58, Berlin

KfW, Charlottenstrasse 33a, Berlin

Keynote Speakers:

Erica Field (Duke University)

Dean Karlan (Northwestern University)

Recommended Hotels:

Angleterre Hotel (89 € single room, 109 € double room, including breakfast)
Friedrichstr. 31
10969 Berlin
Tel. 0049 (0) 30 20686100

Motel One Berlin-Spittelmarkt (79 € single room, 94 € double room)
Leipziger Str. 50
10177 Berlin
Tel. 0049 (0) 30 20143630

Select Hotel Berlin Ostbahnhof (94,80 € single room, 114,80 € double room)
Lange Str. 31
10243 Berlin
Tel. 0049 (0) 30 293030

Niu Hide Hotel Berlin (84,80 € single room, 104,80 € double room)
Frankfurter Allee 113
10365 Berlin
Tel. 0049 (0) 30 505720019

Local Organizers: Macartan Humphreys (WZB, Berlin), Rajshri Jayaraman (ESMT Berlin) and Lukas Menkhoff (DIW Berlin)

Selection Committee: Christine Binzel (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg), Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University), Roland Hodler (University of St. Gallen), Michael Grimm (University of Passau)

Call for Papers

Submission Page

Program (pdf)

Thursday, 13 June

14:15 Registration (DIW Berlin, Ostrom Hall 1st floor)
15:30 Parallel Session 1 (DIW Berlin)
16:30 Walk from DIW to KfW (Entrance: Charlottenstrasse 33a)
16:40 Poster Session with Coffee (KfW, Foyer F 102 and Gallery)
18:00 Official Conference Welcome (KfW, F 102)

Plenary Session with Keynote Address and General Discussion (KfW, F 102)

Chair: Lukas Menkhoff

Dean Karlan, Northwestern University


Award Ceremony for the Prize for Excellence in Applied Development Research sponsored by KfW Development Bank (KfW, F 102)

Chair: Joachim Nagel (KfW)

20:00 Conference Dinner by invitation of KfW (KfW, Charlottenstrasse 33a, Foyer F 102)

Friday, 14 June

8:30 Meeting and Registration for new arrivals (DIW Berlin, Ostrom hall 1st floor)
09:00 Parallel Session 2 (DIW Berlin)
10:20 Coffee Break (DIW Berlin, Ostrom hall 1st floor)
10:40 Parallel Session 3 (DIW Berlin)
12:30 Walk from DIW to KfW (Entrance: Charlottenstrasse 33a)
12:45 Lunch by invitation of KfW (KfW, Foyer F 102)

Plenary Session with Keynote Address and General Discussion (KfW, F 102)

Chair: Macartan Humphreys

Erica Field, Duke University

14:45 Walk from KfW to DIW
15:00 Parallel Session 4 (DIW Berlin)
16:45 Coffee Break (DIW Berlin, Ostrom hall 1st floor)
17:15 Parallel Session 5 (DIW Berlin)
18:50 Guided Walk through Central Berlin (organized by the Development Economics Network Berlin, Starting point: main entrance of DIW Berlin, Mohrenstrasse 58)

Dinner (at own expense; the guided walk will end at the restaurant)

Restaurant Amrit Mitte, Oranienburger Strasse 45, 10117 Berlin

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