Academic journal article NBER Reporter

The Economics of Asset Accumulation and Poverty Traps

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

The Economics of Asset Accumulation and Poverty Traps

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An NBER conference, "The Economics of Asset Accumulation and Poverty Traps," took place in Washington, D.C., on June 28-29. The meeting was organized by Christopher B. Barrett of Cornell University, Research Associate Michael Carter of the University of California, Davis, and NBERR Board Member Jean-Paul Chavas of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Duncan Thomas and Elizabeth Frankenberg, Duke University and NBER, "Shocks and Nutrition, Health, and Human Capital"

* Emma Boswell Dean and Heather Schofield, University of Pennsylvania, and Frank Schilbach, MIT and NBER, "Poverty and Cognitive Function"

* Jonathan de Quidt, Institute for International Economic Studies (Stockholm), and Johannes Haushofer, Princeton University, "Depression for Economists"

* Travis Lybbert, University of California, Davis, and Bruce Wydick, University of San Francisco, "Poverty, Aspirations, and the Economics of Hope: A Framework for Study with Preliminary Results from the Oaxaca Hope Project"

* Francisco J. Buera, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Joseph P. Kaboski, University of Notre Dame and NBER; and Yongseok Shin, Washington University in St. Louis and NBER, "Taking Stock of the Evidence on Micro-Financial Interventions" (NBER Working Paper No. …

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