Announcements

Welcome to our virtual bulletin board, where we share the latest announcements on things such as how our alumni are doing, opportunities, really important news or research, free stuff, and what's going on with us in Williamstown.

Let us know if you have any announcements to share by emailing Chrispine at crl2 (at) williams (dot) edu, and we'll put them up!

Events, Opportunities, and Resources

Prof. Godlonton recommends: The Digital Identification and Finance Initiative in Africa – Funding Opportunity

J-PAL’s DigiFI Africa Invitation for Research Proposals on Digital IDs & Payments for Funding Here is a short summary on this opportunity from J-PAL’s website J-PAL affiliates and DigiFI invited researchers are invited to apply for proposal development grants, pilot and full RCT funding J-PAL affiliates and DigiFI invited researchers are invited to apply for…

Course on Program Evaluation for International Development

Online Learning “Program Evaluation for International Development” Course run by Professor Jakiela at Williams College Prof. Jakiela is making available her regular spring semester course, Econ 523/379 on this website so that you (CDE Alumni) may be able to view the various course materials and even work through the different exercises. You may further email…

Prof. Caprio recommends: The Secret To Success? Having A Big Sister

The Secret To Success? Having A Big Sister A new study by four researchers at the Center for Global development, including two Williams Professors: Jakiela and Ozier, explores the impact of a big sister’s caregiving on a child’s development. Be sure not to miss it! You can read a short summary on the paper at…

Prof. Caprio recommends: The Promise of Fintech—Financial Inclusion in the Post-Covid Era

The Promise of Fintech: Financial Inclusion in the Post-Covid Era IMF Working Paper by Sahay et al, 2020 Be sure to read this paper. The following is a short summary on the paper that can be found at this link. “Technology is changing the landscape of the financial sector, increasing access to financial services in…

Prof Caprio recommends: Financial Policy and Inequality: COVID-19 and Beyond (12/07/2020)

Financial Policy and Inequality: COVID-19 and Beyond The Peterson Institute (PIIE), the IMF, and the Council on Economic Policies (CEP) are hosting a three-part series on “Central Banking and Inequality—COVID-19 and Beyond” in December starting on the 7th. Be sure to register and get more information about the webinar series at this link so that…