October 11-14, 2019

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Key Dates
February 15 Call for abstracts
May 1 Abstract and financial assistance deadline
May 10 Decision Notifications
May 15 Financial assistance decision notification
May 17-June 15 Earlybird registration period
June 17-July 31 Regular registration period
Aug 1-Sept 30 Extended registration period for observers
September 9 Hotel blocks close (book your
accomodations early!)
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Abstract Guidelines

Please read the abstract guidelines before submitting your abstract for the conference.

Submit Your Abstract

Click here to submit your abstract through our online form.

Venue and Accommodation Information

Find out more information about staying in Ann Arbor.


Check back here soon for the link to register for the conference.

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Registration Type Admission Item Earlybird Regular Observer Extended Late
May 17-June 15 June 16-July 31 Aug 1-Sept 30 Oct 1-Oct 11
Non-UM Observer $350 $400 $400 $500
Non-UM Presenter (oral presentation, lightning,
workshop facilitator)
$375 $425 X X
Non-UM Postdoc Observer $250 $350 $350 X
Non-UM Postdoc presenter (oral presentation,
lightning, workshop facilitator)
$325 $370 X X
Non-UM Grad Student Observer $200 $250 $250 X
Non-UM Grad student presenter (oral presentation,
lightning, workshop facilitator)
$250 $300 X X
Non-UM Undergrad Observer $150 $150 $150 X
Non-UM Undergrad student presenter (oral
presentation, lightning)
$150 $150 X X
Non-UM Undergrad Student Poster $0 $0 X X
Non-UM Poster (Regular, Postdoc, Grad student) $150 $150 X X
UM Affiliated Observer $200 $250 $250 X
UM Affiliated Presenter (oral presentation,
lightning, workshop facilitator)
$200 $250 X X
UM Affiliated Postdoc Observer $150 $200 $200 X
UM Affiliated Postdoc presenter (oral presentation,
lightning, workshop facilitator)
$150 $200 X X
UM Affiliated Grad Student Observer $150 $150 $150 X
UM Affiliated Grad student presenter (oral presentation,
lightning, workshop facilitator)
$150 $150 X X
UM Affiliated Undergraduate Observer $150 $150 $150 X
UM Affiliated Undergrad student presenter (oral
presentation, lightning, poster)
$150 $150 X X
UM Affiliated Undergrad Student Poster $0 $0 X X
UM Affiliated Poster (Regular, Postdoc, Grad student) $150 $150 X X
All Welcome Reception FREE FREE FREE FREE
All Workshops $50 $50 $50 $50
All Dinner - Group Session
Oct 11th or Oct 12th
$30 $30 $30 $45
All Partner dinner ticket
(not attending conference)
$60 $60 $60 X
All Partner reception ticket
(not attending conference)
$30 $30 $30 X

REFUNDS: Registration fee refunds are $100, and Workshop fee refunds are $25. Refunds will be given out until September 1.

SDC Special Issue Proposals

The SDC welcomes proposals for special issues.
Submit your proposal to umsustdev@umich.edu by May 1, 2019

Financial Assistance Requests

The Sustainability and Development Initiative has funds to support a limited number of students and scholars from lower income countries with small grants to cover registration, travel, accommodation, and other costs associated with attending the meeting. Application is included in the Abstract Submission form (above). Abstracts must be accepted in order to be eligible. Poster presentations are not eligible for support. Requests are reviewed on the basis of abstract score, the financial need of the presenter, and cost sharing capabilities. If you are submitting more than one abstract, please apply for financial assistance only once. If any one abstract is accepted, your request will be considered.

World Development Editorial Advisory Board

Sabina Alkire, University of Oxford
Kojo Amanor, University of Ghana
Christopher B. Barrett, Cornell University
Michael Bratton, Michigan State University
Axel Dreher, Heidelberg University
Jean Dreze, Ranchi University
Christelle Dumas, Université de Fribourg
Eliana La Ferrara, Università Bocconi
Ana María Ibanez, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Pamela Jagger, University of Michigan
Stephan Klasen, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Melissa Leach, University of Sussex
Christian Lund, University of Copenhagen
Katharina Michaelowa, Universität Zürich
Sophie Mitra, Fordham University
Jonathan Morduch, NYU Wagner

David Mosse, University of London
Susan Parker, University of Maryland
Daniel Posner, University of California at Los Angeles
Agnes Quisumbing, IFPRI
Vijayendra Rao, World Bank
Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University
Helle Munk Ravnborg, University of Copenhagen
Mireille Razafindrakoto, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
Karen Seto, Yale University
Sheona Shackleton, University of Cape Town
Rainer Thiele, The Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Thierry Verdier, Paris School of Economics
Jackline Wahba, University of Southampton
Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University
Matthew S. Winters, University of Illinois

World Development Associate Editors

Anthony Bebbington, Clark University, Melbourne University
Catherine Boone, London School of Economics
Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development
Jean-Philippe Platteau, Université de Namur