Announcements

Call for Abstracts: CASI Graduate Student Workshop on Migration in India August 2021 | Dario Sidhu PDRI Co-Director Guy Grossman receives Best Information Technology & Politics Article Award July 2021 | Guy Grossman PDRI Co-Director, Harsha Thirumurthy awarded NIH R01 for project in Kenya focusing on HIV & prize-linked savings July 2021 | Harsha Thirumurthy PDRI Fellow Alejandro Sánchez wins best student paper award July 2021 | Private: Alejandro Sanchez Becerra PDRI Fellow Sumitra Badrinathan wins Political Communication Best Paper Award July 2021 | Private: Sumitra Badrinathan PDRI Affiliate Susanna Berkouwer publishes results from COVID-19 study in Kenya July 2021 | Susanna Berkouwer PDRI Fellow Christiana Kallon Kelly selected as Harvard WAPPP Fellow July 2021 | Christiana Kallon Kelly PDRI Fellow Shaquilla Harrigan awarded the inaugural Penn Presidential Fellowship July 2021 | Shaquilla Harrigan PDRI Fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones awarded the Laurie Wagman Award July 2021 | Private: Jasmine L. Blanks Jones Congratulations to graduating PDRI Fellows! July 2021 Thirumurthy publishes new JAMA Network Open article on effects of COVID-19 lockdown on LMICs June 2021 | Harsha Thirumurthy H. Thirumurthy publishes study in PLOS Medicine showing that financial incentives result in higher HIV retesting in Uganda May 2021 | Harsha Thirumurthy April PDRI newsletter released May 2021 | Harsha ThirumurthyGuy Grossman Jere Behrman leads a new project funded by the African Economic Research Consortium May 2021 | Jere R. Behrman Open Position: PDRI is hiring a Director of Research May 2021 | Harsha ThirumurthyGuy Grossman PDRI fellow Christiana Kallon Kelly awarded first-place prize in Penn’s 3 Minute Thesis April 2021 | Christiana Kallon Kelly Harsha Thirumurthy publishes review article of HIV testing approaches in sub-Saharan Africa in The Lancet HIV April 2021 | Harsha Thirumurthy Open Position: Research Assistant for the Malawi Longitudinal Study for Families and Health (MLSFH) March 2021 | Iliana Kohler PDRI affiliate Tulia Falleti has been awarded a Mellon Grant March 2021 | Tulia G. Falleti PDRI affiliate Jere R. Behrman, has been ranked as a “Highly Cited Researcher” March 2021 | Jere R. Behrman PDRI fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones has been awarded a Health Policy Research Scholars grant March 2021 | Private: Jasmine L. Blanks Jones PDRI’s Academic Director Guy Grossman Appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Evidence ad hoc committee February 2021 | Guy Grossman LDI Senior Fellow Iliana Kohler won a National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Award February 2021 | Iliana Kohler Post-doc Opening in Behavioral Economics & Global Health January 2021 | Harsha Thirumurthy Call for Proposals: PDRI Conference on Migration January 2021 | Guy Grossman Christiana Kallon Kelly awarded the GAPSA-Provost Fellowship January 2021 | Christiana Kallon Kelly Alison Buttenheim appointed as Scientific Director of CHIBE December 2020 | Alison Buttenheim Post-doc Announcement: Research Fellowship in Global Health and Demography December 2020 | Hans-Peter Kohler Guy Grossman, Harsha Thirumurthy and Jonah Rexer published an op-ed piece in USA Today December 2020 | Harsha ThirumurthyGuy GrossmanPrivate: Jonah Rexer Aidsmap recently featured the U=U study which encourages men in South Africa to test for HIV December 2020 | Laura SchmuckerHarsha ThirumurthyAlison Buttenheim Harsha Thirumurthy and Colleagues Published a New Paper Examining the Effect of Planning Prompts to Promote HIV Testing in Uganda November 2020 | Harsha Thirumurthy Can low-capacity governments work with local leaders to increase tax revenues? November 2020 Peace Scholar Fellowship granted to PDRI Fellow Meghan Garrity November 2020 | Meghan Garrity Guy Grossman named Academic Lead for State Department funded $5.6 million IPA Human Trafficking Research Program October 2020 | Guy Grossman Why Indian Americans are not becoming Republicans anytime soon October 2020 | Private: Sumitra Badrinathan Improving management through worker feedback: Auto-manufacturing in China October 2020 | Shing-Yi Wang Harvard’s PhD candidate joins PDRI for the academic year October 2020 Political partisanship influences behavioral responses to governors’ recommendations for COVID-19 prevention in the United States September 2020 | Guy GrossmanPrivate: Jonah RexerHarsha Thirumurthy Alison Buttenheim discusses ethical implications of COVID-19 vaccine in Penn Today September 2020 | Alison Buttenheim Research by PDRI’s affiliate Susanna Berkouwer on energy efficiency adoption in Nairobi, Kenya was featured in the Chicago Booth Review September 2020 | Susanna Berkouwer Tulia Falleti appointed Director of Penn Latin American and Latinx Studies Program August 2020 | Tulia G. Falleti Alec Gershberg named Political Economy Research Lead for DFID-funded RISE program August 2020 | Alec Gershberg Santiago Cunial awarded 2020-2021 Graduate Research Fellowship by Penn Environmental Humanities program July 2020 | Santiago Cunial Guy Grossman Awarded JPAL Grant for COVID-19 work in Uganda July 2020 | Guy Grossman Apurva Bamezai selected as CASI Sobti Family Fellow 2020-2021 July 2020 | Apurva Bamezai Sumitra Badrinathan selected as CASI Sobti Family Fellow 2020-2021 July 2020 | Private: Sumitra Badrinathan Dorothy Kronick and Nicolás Idrobo are featured in NY Times article discussing the disputed Bolivian elections June 2020 | Dorothy KronickNicolás Idrobo Sharon Wolf awarded World Bank SIEF Grant 2020-2021 June 2020 | Sharon Wolf Susanna Berkouwer featured in VoxDev discussing whether energy subsidies improve welfare in LMICs May 2020 | Susanna Berkouwer Heather Schofield discusses key findings exploring how India is coping with the coronavirus in the Chicago Booth May 2020 | Heather Schofield Heather Schofield is featured in Indian Express discussing how India is coping with the coronavirus lockdown May 2020 | Heather Schofield Shaquilla Harrigan featured in the Penn Pandemic Diary discussing sociology in the time of COVID-19 May 2020 | Shaquilla Harrigan Research by PDRI’s affiliate Susanna Berkouwer was cited as evidence in the Giving Green January 2020 | Susanna Berkouwer Susanna Berkouwer’s work on rural electrification in Kenya featured in Economic Development & Institutions video November 2019 | Susanna Berkouwer Susanna Berkouwer receives Best Paper Award from the International Association for Energy Economics October 2019 | Susanna Berkouwer Guy Grossman’s work won 2019 APSA Best Book in Experimental Research award August 2019 | Guy Grossman Yue Hou’s article won 2019 Best Journal of Experimental Political Science award June 2019 | Yue Hou
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