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




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