Welcome new members

We would like to welcome the following new members of the InsTED network.

Prof. Shushanik Hakobyan (Fordham University)  Her research focuses on the impact of trade liberalization on labor market outcomes and on the relationship between trade policy and economic development.

Prof. J. Anthony Cookson (University of Colorado) His fields of specialization are Corporate Finance, Industrial Organization, and Applied Microeconomics.

Enhancing governance for economic development (LEGEND) central land support team

Department for International Development (DFID), GB

The Department for International Development (DFID) invites tenders for its enhancing governance for economic development (LEGEND) central land support team. Tenderers will deliver some of the objectives of this new programme, which aims to improve land governance in order to increase land tenure security, thereby encouraging investment and catalysing increased productivity. The central land support team will be responsible for the following components:

•knowledge management;

•knowledge gathering and sharing – analysing DFID’s overall land portfolio and keeping DFID staff updated on land evidence and global policy developments;

•DFID global policy engagement and strategy development support – producing analysis on key issues, maintaining awareness of global developments;

•programme scoping, design and implementation support – supporting the scoping and design of new DFID country level land programmes, and contributing to annual reviews;

•UK policy forum – secretariat function;

•Challenge Fund management – finalising design and managing all aspects of implementation;

•partner management – manage key elements of DFID’s relations with a number of partners receiving support under LEGEND.

The contract is expected to start on 2 March 2015 and last for 54 months.

Closing date 23 Sep 14

Click here for original funding call.


The Department of Economics and the Centre for Development Economics at the Delhi School of Economics will hold their annual conference, the ‘Winter School’, from December 15-17, 2014. The distinguished plenary speakers this year are Professors Tom Sargent (New York University), M. Scott Taylor (University of Calgary), and Michele Boldrin (Washington University in St Louis).

Paper submissions in all areas of economics are invited for the contributed sessions. Doctoral students and younger faculty are particularly encouraged to participate, although submissions from researchers of all vintages are welcome.

The submission deadline is September 14, 2014. Acceptance decisions will be intimated by October 14, 2014. Those interested must send a cover letter, CV and paper (all PDF files) to <>.

Organising Committee, DSE

Queries: surjeet@econdse.org