Current Frontiers in the Study of Economic Mobility in Developing Countries

October 13 , 2009
423 ILR Conference Center, Cornell University

The objective of this workshop is to familiarize the Cornell community with the current state-of-the-art in international poverty research in terms of methods, empirical findings, and their implications for policy and future research, including the availability of, and need for, innovative data. Topics will include measures of poverty and mobility, human capital (health, education), asset-based approaches, and frontiers in multidimensional measures of poverty and mobility.

Program (pdf)


Martin Ravallion, Director of Development Research Group, World Bank
Michael Carter, Prof. of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California-Davis and University of Wisconsin-Madison
Paul Glewwe, Prof. of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Jean-Yves Duclos, Prof. of Economics, Université de Laval


Chris Barrett, Persistent Poverty Team Leader & Prof. of Applied Econ. & Mgmt
David Sahn, Persistent Poverty Team Member & Professor of Economics in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and Department of Economics


Martin Ravallion – Why Don’t We See Poverty Convergence?
Michael Carter – Looking Forward – Asset-based Approaches to Poverty and Economic Mobility
Paul Glewwe – Human Capital and Socio-Economic Mobility”
Jean-Yves Duclos: Mobility and Intertemporal Poverty”