micro to macro development

Micro and macro research: Bridging the divide


Published 06.12.23

Development economists can complement their research with techniques from across the "micro-macro divide" to improve the policy relevance of their findings

Read "From Micro to Macro Development" by Francisco J. Buera, Joseph P. Kaboski, and Robert M. Townsend here.

Macroeconomic development remains a crucial policy goal because of its ability to life entire populations out of poverty. In this episode of VoxDevTalks, Francisco J. Buera and Joseph P. Kaboski join us to discuss how researchers are starting to combine the "micro" causal inference toolkit with "macro" modelling techniques to improve the relevance of research in low- and middle-income countries for policymakers. They outline how collaboration between these often divided fields is intensifying, why this so important, and how researchers can continue this positive trend.

As mentioned in the podcast, STEG is facilitating research at the intersection of micro and macro - read more about their work here.