Academic Presentations

Presenter, “Monitoring and Evaluation,” and Moderator, “Assessing Scalability.” At the Scale Up Conference at Purdue University, Purdue, Indiana. September 2018.

Paper presentation. “Can irrigation investment improve social outcomes? Evidence from the Philippines.” At the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska. September 2018.

Paper presentation. “Does relative deprivation induce migration? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa.” At the International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Vancouver, Canada. July-August 2018.

Plenary session panelist. “Lessons Learned & Future Policy Challenges.” At the 22th ICABR Conference: Disruptive Innovations, Value Chains and Rural Development. Washington, DC. June 2018.

Keynote address. “Production for protection: Do agricultural productivity programs serve a social protection role as well as lifting incomes?  What evidence do we have? ” At the World Bank event Evidence for Agriculture, Washington, DC. November 2016.

Paper presentation. “The Effects of Land Titling on the Urban Poor: A Replication of Property Rights for the Poor.” At the 3ie Replication Consultation, Washington, DC. May 2015.

Co-organizer, session chair, and presenter. At the Second Workshop on the Transfer Project Book, Livingstone, Zambia. October-November 2014.

Paper presentation. “The Wisdom of Plantwise: Preliminary Evidence from Kenya.” At the CABI 3rd Annual Plantwise Donor Forum, Delémont, Switzerland, October 2014.

Co-organizer, session chair, and presenter. At the Workshop on the Transfer Project Book, Florence, Italy. May 2014.

Paper presentation. “Do Input Subsidies Alleviate Gender Differences in Agricultural Productivity? Evidence from Malawi.” At the Gender and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa, Rome, Italy. September 2013.

Paper presentation. “When and under what conditions should we expect to find evidence of impact of cash transfer programs on household livelihoods?” At the Workshop on the Protection to Production project, Rome, Italy. September 2013.

Panelist. “From Research to Policy and Back Again.” At the Social Protection, Agriculture and the “From Protection to Production” Project, Rome, Italy. September 2013.

Co-organizer, session chair, and final wrap-up. At the workshop Farm Production and Nutrition, Washington, DC. June 2013.

Paper presentation. “Cash Transfers, Agriculture and Child Nutritional Status: Evidence from Malawi.” At the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics at UC Davis Departmental Seminar, Davis, California. May 2013.

Paper presentation. “From Protection to Production: Evidence from the Kenya CT-OVC program.” At the 3ie-IFPRI Joint Seminar Series on Impact Evaluation, Washington, DC. January 2013.

Paper presentation. “Productive Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfer Program: Evidence from Randomized Experiment in Kenya.” At the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. November 2012.

Co-organizer, session chair, and final wrap-up. At the workshop Evaluating the Impact of Tenure Security Interventions in Developing Countries, Washington, DC. November 2012.

Paper presentation. “Land Tenure Formalization and Credit Access: Evidence from Ecuador.” At the workshop Evaluating the Impact of Tenure Security Interventions in Developing Countries, Washington, DC. November 2012.

Paper presentation. “From Protection to production: Overview of  household-level analysis.” At the Workshop on the Protection to Production Project, Rome, Italy. September 2012.

Paper presentation. “The impact of the Malawi SCT program on productive activities.” At the workshop Evaluating the Impact of Cash Transfer Programs in Sub Saharan Africa, Nyeri, Kenya. February 2012.

Discussant. “Simulating the local economy impacts of CT programs: Sample and survey design issues, and an application to the Lesotho CGP program.” At the workshop Evaluating the Impact of Cash Transfer Programs in Sub Saharan Africa, Nyeri, Kenya. February 2012.

Paper presentation. “From Protection to Production: The Productive Impacts of Social Cash Transfers.” At the USAID workshop Building Resilience and Assets for Food Security: Evidence and Implications for Feed the Future, Washington, DC. September 2011.

Paper presentation. “From Protection to Production: The Productive Impacts of Social Cash Transfers.” At the 3IE Impact Evaluation Conference, Mind the Gap, Cuernavaca, Mexico. June 2011.

Session chair. “Agricultural extension services: unpacking the causal chain.” At the 3IE Impact Evaluation Conference, Mind the Gap, Cuernavaca, Mexico. June 2011.

Panel chair. “Wrap-up Sesssion.” At the workshop Measuring the Impacts of Food Security Related Programming, Rome, Italy. December 2010.

Paper presentation. “Assessing the development effectiveness of agricultural projects in Latin America.” At the workshop Measuring the Impacts of Food Security Related Programming, Rome, Italy. December 2010.

Paper presentation. “Assessing the Role of Tourism in Poverty Alleviation.” At the workshop Tourism for Development, Washington, DC. October 2010.

Co-organizer and session chair. At the workshop Tourism for Development. Washington, DC. October 2010.

Co-organizer and panel member. At the workshop Tourism for Development. Sao Paolo, Brazil. May 2010.

Co-organizer and session chair. At the Inter-American Development Bank workshop Evaluating the Impact of Agricultural Projects in Developing Countries. Washington, DC. October 2009.

Paper Presentation (with Alessandro Maffioli). “Overview of Results and Lessons from the Workshop.” Presented at the Inter-American Development Bank workshop Evaluating the Impact of Agricultural Projects in Developing Countries, Washington, DC. October 2009.

Co-organizer and session chair. At the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) workshop Migration and Nutrition, Rome, Italy. June 2009.

Paper presentation (with Lina Salazar). “Evaluating Biodiversity and Yields: Impact of Access to Markets and Transaction Costs in Bolivia.” At the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) workshop Using Markets to Promote the Sustainable Utilization of Crop Genetic Resources, Rome, Italy. May 2008.

Co-organizer and roundtable discussant. “Major Themes Emerging from the Workshop.” At the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) workshop Linkages between Farm and Nonfarm Income Generating Activities, Rome, Italy. October 2007.

Paper presentation. “Sowing the seeds of social relations: the role of social capital in crop diversity.” At the BioEcon IX meetings, Cambridge UK, September 2007.

Paper presentation. “Rural Economic Activities in Developing Countries.” At the Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Reading, United Kingdom. April 2007.

Paper presentation. “Non-Traditional Crops, Traditional Constraints: The Adoption and Diffusion of Cash Crops among Guatemalan Smallholders.” At the Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Reading, United Kingdom. April 2007.

Paper presentation. “Remittances and Livestock Production in Burkina Faso.” At the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) workshop Migration, Transfers and Household Economic Decision Making, Rome, Italy. January 2007.

Co-organizer and discussant. “Impacts of International Migration and Remittances on Source Country Household Incomes in Small Island States: Fiji and Tonga.” At the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) workshop Migration, Transfers and Household Economic Decision Making, Rome, Italy. January 2007.

Paper presentation. “Migration and the Intensification of Livestock Production in Burkina Faso.” At the International Association of Agricultural Economists Meetings, Gold Coast, Australia. August 2006.

Paper presentation. “The new agricultural economy, farmer welfare and potato diversity: Preliminary evidence from the Andes.” At the International Association of Agricultural Economists Meetings, Gold Coast, Australia, 2006.

Paper presentation. “Assets, Activities and Rural Poverty: A Multicountry Analysis.” At the International Association of Agricultural Economists Meetings, Gold Coast, Australia. August 2006.

Paper presentation. “Demographic externalities from Poverty Programs in Developing Countries: Experimental evidence from Latin America.” At the Population Association of America Annual Meetings, Los Angeles, California. March 2006.

Session chair. At the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) workshop Using markets to promote the sustainable utilization of crop genetic resources, Rome, Italy. March 2006.

Paper presentation. “Rural Income-Generating Activities in Developing Countries: A MultiCountry Analysis.” At the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) workshop Beyond Agriculture, Rome, Italy. January 2006.

Discussant. At the Southern Economics Association Annual Meetings, Washington DC. November 2005.

Paper presentation. “The impact of cash transfers on childbearing in developing countries: Experimental evidence from Central America.” At the Center for Global Development’s Massachusetts Avenue Development Seminar, Washington DC. March 2005.