The 2024 Kuznets Mini-Conference, Friday, April 5, 2024

Held in conjunction with the 33rd Kuznets Lecture, the Kuznets Mini-Conference on Agriculture and Development will highlight current work in these areas.

The 33rd Kuznets Memorial Lecture: Structural Change & Declining Agricultural Productivity

Christopher Udry of Northwestern University will deliver the 33rd Annual Kuznets Memorial Lecture on April 4, 2024.

Program Schedule

87 Trumbull St., B120

Papers are linked as available.

7:30-8:00 Breakfast

8:00-8:10 Opening Remarks: Christopher Udry (Northwestern University), 33rd Annual Kuznets Memorial speaker

8:10-9:40 Session 1: "Technology Adoption"

9:40 - 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 – 11:30 am Session 2: "Input Markets and Rural Poverty"

11:30 – 12:15 pm Lunch

12:15 – 1:00 pm Plenary Panel: Doug Gollin (Tufts University), Mark Rosenzweig (Yale University), and Christopher Udry (Northwestern University)

1:00 – 2:30 pm Session 3: "Intermediation and Supply Chains"

2:30 pm: Concluding Remarks

Watch 32nd Annual Kuznets Memorial Lecture: Changing Harmful Norms

Eliana La Ferrara of Harvard University delivered the 32nd Annual Kuznets Memorial Lecture "Changing Harmful Norms" on March 2, 2023. She discussed new research on how values, beliefs, and biases affect individual outcomes.