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While CGD and CGDE in-person events are postponed at this time following guidance from public health officials on dealing with the spread of the coronavirus, we will continue to host some events and meetings online and will place updated announcements on this page as they are organized and confirmed. Thank you for your continued interest in CGD’s work.

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February 24, 2014
In this seminar, Janet Schwartz will discuss a voluntary self-control commitment device aimed to help individuals make healthy food decisions in...
February 20, 2014
At this brown bag seminar, Hoyt Bleakley, will be sharing a new paper that uses a historical natural experiment to shed light on fundamental...
February 18, 2014
Gianmarco León will present his new paper, co-authored with Ted Miguel, in which they exploit an unusual transportation setting to estimate the value...
February 11, 2014
On the evening of Tuesday, February 11th, 2014, the Center for Global Development and Foreign Policy Magazine honored Unilever CEO Paul Polman with...
February 10, 2014
Julien Labonne will present a new paper in which he estimates the positive and negative impacts of connections to local politicians on occupational...
February 3, 2014
Can consumers help governments monitor firms and collect taxes? Joana Naritomi will present a new paper in which she exploits an anti-tax evasion...