Global Development Institute Blog

A new series hosted by Development Economics & Public Policy welcomes back previous graduates to speak to current GDI students.

To book onto any of the events, please email

Talks by Former Students

Wednesday 4 May 14:00-15:00 (UK time)

Giselle Waight  Assistant Manager – Research Department, Central Bank of Belize

Giselle studied Development Economics and Policy MSc

Wednesday 11 May 10:00-11:00

Dr Media Askar Director of the Institute for Policy Development, Oxfam Project Manager, Indonesia

Media studied International Development: Public Policy and Management MSc

Wednesday 11 May 12:00-13:00

Joel Joseph, Economic and Financial Analyst, The Ministry of Finance of Guyana

Joel studied Development Finance MSc

Monday 20 June 15:00-16:00 (UK time)

Koyesha Mukherjee, Senior Trade Policy Advisor  Department for International Development (UK)

Koyesha studied Development Economics and Policy MSc

Tuesday 21 June 12:00-13:00

Professor Selim Raihan, Dept of Economics, University of Dhaka

Executive Director, SANEM, PhD in Economics from UoM


Monday 20 June 10:00-12:00

Quantile Regression Analysis using STATA (2 hours)

Dr Prashant Gupta, Department of Economics and Finance Brunel University London

Wednesday 22 June 10:00-12:00

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) using STATA and fsQCA software (2 hours)

Dr Alice Ngo Department of Management, Huddersfield Business School

Thursday 23 June 10:00-12:00

Principal Component Analysis with STATA: Application to infrastructure index construction (2hours)

Abiola Olatunji, Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester

Friday 24 June 10:00-12:00

Dynamic Panel data analysis (GMM) using STATA (2 hours)

Dr Jing MA,  Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester

Dates TBC

Dr Hany Latif IMF Washington

Applications of Global VARS (2 hours)

Dr Upasak Das, Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester

Quantitative methods for programme evaluation (6 hours)



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