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Development Economics Lunch Seminar

When: Thursday, December 1, 2022
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Central

Where: Kellogg Global Hub, L130, 2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Mariya Acherkan  

Group: Department of Economics: Development Economics Lunch Seminar

Category: Academic


Jimmy Lee (Northwestern University) - Evaluating a System of Agricultural Extension around Schools in Liberia

Abstract: Developing countries often face intertwined challenges in agricultural extension, rural education, and youth empowerment. I conduct a two-year randomized evaluation of a school-based agricultural education program in Liberia that leverages existing resources to tackle the challenges – schools, teachers, and students for agricultural extension; school gardens and student agricultural projects for promoting experiential learning in science; and extra-curricular activities for promoting vocational and life skills. This talk will focus on results from the midline survey on the randomized evaluation, together with results from complementary sub-treatments that amplify the effects of the program.

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