2024 Pacific Conference for Development Economics (PacDev)
International research gathering advancing global economic development
The Stanford King Center on Global Development will host the 2024 Pacific Conference for Development Economics (PacDev)—the largest West Coast conference on Development Economics, and one of the leading Development Economics events in the United States. The conference brings together over 200 researchers from all over the world to present and discuss work that enhances our understanding of economic development, advances theoretical and empirical methods, and improves development interventions and policy. The conference will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, in-person only, on Stanford’s campus.
The keynote talk, "Designing Social Protection Policies: Lessons from Indonesia", will be delivered by Rema Hanna, Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies and Chair of the International Development Area at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Registration is $150, discounted to $50 for students.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there travel funding support?
There is no travel funding support available for attendees; however, a discount code for Sheraton Palo Alto will be available for all registrants in the registration confirmation email.
Some travel funding was awarded to select presenters either through the J-PAL Governance Initiative or through the Stanford King Center on Global Development. Only the Principal Investigators of accepted papers who are based in low- and middle-income countries were eligible.
I’m a presenter, do I still pay the registration fee?
Yes, presenters are subject to the same registration fees as attendees. The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and the reception.
I was selected to present, but can’t attend anymore.
Please contact us. We can substitute one of your co-authors to present in your stead, or might have to cancel your paper’s presentation altogether.
I was selected to present, but I’m having trouble registering.
You must use the special registration link you were sent by email to register as a presenter. Please make sure you are using the same email address you used to apply for the Call for Papers.
I missed the Call for Paper deadline/my paper wasn’t selected, can I still attend?
Yes, of course! We welcome your attendance. Please register online.
I’m a co-author, can I attend?
Yes, absolutely! We welcome all co-authors to attend the conference. Please note that only the co-author that will be presenting should register as a presenter. All other co-authors should register as attendees.
Are meals included in the registration fee?
Breakfast, lunch, and reception are included in the cost of registration.
Can I get a formal invitation letter for visa purposes?
Yes, we can produce a formal invitation letter for registrants. Please register for the conference, a link to download the formal invitation letter will be available in the registration confirmation email.
My organization needs an invoice or registration fee receipt. How can I get one?
A link to download a payment receipt will be available in the registration confirmation email.
Travel & lodging tips
We recommend flying to the San Francisco airport (SFO). From there, public transportation can be used to reach Palo Alto by riding the BART (subway) from the airport to the Millbrae stop and the Caltrain (local train) from Millbrae station to Palo Alto station.
The Sheraton Palo Alto, located right by the Palo Alto Caltrain station, is the closest hotel to the conference venue; a discount code will be available for all registrants in the registration confirmation email. Walking from the hotel to the venue is a 20-minute walk through the Stanford Arboretum. A free shuttle, the Marguerite Line P, is also available from the Palo Alto Caltrain station (close to the hotel) to the Stanford Oval, a 4-minute walk to the conference venue.
The conference will take place at the Gunn SIEPR Building, 366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94503.
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