The annual conference was held on 17-18 June 2021 and brought together more than 150 international scholars and researchers of development economics and neighboring fields. Plenary sessions with keynote speakers and parallel sessions with contributed papers reflected the current state of research in development economics and provided a forum for exchange for researchers and practitioners. Due to the COVID pandemic the event was held fully virtual.
Anandi Mani (Oxford University)
Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University)
Dierk Herzer (HSU Hamburg), Jann Lay (GIGA Hamburg) and Rainer Thiele (IfW Kiel).
Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University), Andreas Fuchs (University of Göttingen), Michael Grimm (University of Passau), Isabel Günther (ETH Zürich), Anke Hoeffler (University of Konstanz), Jann Lay (GIGA Hamburg), Matthias Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Rainer Thiele (IfW Kiel).
Next year the conference will be hosted by the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim. The Call for Papers will be published in November/December this year.