Karen Macours

Associate Professor, Paris School of Economics and CEPR Research Affiliate

Karen Macours is Associate Professor at the Paris School of Economics and researcher at INRA. Her research focuses on constraints to technology adoption in agriculture, rural households productive and human capital investments (productive social safety nets, conditional cash transfer programs, early childhood development, education and rural labour markets), as well as property rights and conflict.

She previously was Associate Professor of International Economics at SAIS - Johns Hopkins University, and also was a core team member of the World Development Report 2008 : Agriculture for Development. She is an Affiliate of CEPR and of JPAL Europe, and a member of EUDN. She received her PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey