EDEM Seminar Series

The purpose of the EDEM seminar series is to share research findings and work in progress of invited external speakers as well as EDEM researchers under the broad theme of the "Economics of Developing and Emerging Markets". We welcome studies dealing with both micro and macro foundations on:

 i) economics of households, firms and institutions 

ii) South-South globalization, value chains and economic geography 

iii) conflict, co-operation and economic governance.

The seminar series is held fortnightly on Tuesdays from 13:00-14:00, room 4.42, unless otherwise scheduled.

Please contact Natascha Wagner at wagner@remove-this.iss.nl if you would like to present your work or have a question regarding the seminar.

Speaker’s PowerPoint presentations are available via Moodle for those who have access to EDEM Moodle. 

EDEM Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminars



Title of Paper


Alexander De Juan

The Territorial Dynamics of Colonial State-Building

Past Seminars



Title of Paper

04/09/2014 Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin Explaining Collective Violence in Contemporary Indonesia
01/07/2014 Shigehisa Kasahara
China in Africa: A possibility of Industrialization a la the Flying "Geese?"
24/06/2014 Koen Voorend 
Migration and Social Policy in Costa Rica: a discussion on universalism, migration control and access to social policy
17/06/2014 Mathijs van Dijk
The Social Costs of Financial Crises
12/06/2014 Scott Gates
Powersharing, Protection, and Peace
06/06/2014 Rob Vos
Thought for Food: Challenges to Global Food Security and the Need for Stronger Global Governance
03/06/2014 Ricardo Real Pedrosa de Sousa Effects of external interventions and conflict intensity in Africa
27/05/2014 Prof. Marc Wuyts and Blandina Kilama Conversing with Macro Economic Data: Reflections on Data Analysis in Political Economy


Prof. Andy McKay

Diversity among rapid transformation: welfare dynamics in rural Vietnam, 2006 to 2012 


Alexandros Karakostas 



Alexandre Boundia Thiombiano

Smallholder farmers’ perception of climate change and nutrient management strategies in the Black Volta sub-basin, Burkina Faso


Gilmar Zambrana-Cruz  

Ambiguity in elections: Projection bias and its effects on voting


Zemzem Shigute Shuka

Community Participation and Project Outcomes: The case of Ethiopia's PSNP


Robert Sparrow

Does electrification affect fertility? Evidence from Indonesia


Matthias Rieger 

Community-Driven Development and Social Capital: Evidence from Morocco


Farzana Misha Misha 

 How far does a big push really push: An extreme poverty alleviation programme in Bangladesh 


Professor Deepak Nayya

Macro-economics and Human Development


Zelalem Yilma Debebe

Analysing Risk and Adverse Selection using Subjective Expectations of Health Expenditure: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia


Sara Lazzaroni

Misfortunes never come singly: shocks and child malnutrition in rural Senegal


Binyam Afewerk Demena

FDI and Productivity Spillover outcomes in Developing Countries: What a Meta-Analysis reveals is a new or old evidence?


Dr. Vijayendra Rao

Localizing Development: Does Participation Work?


EDEM Seminar Series Coordinators