South East Exchange of Development Studies (SEEDS) Conference

3rd Annual SEEDS Conference | April 27–28, 2023

The Southeast Exchange of Development Studies (SEEDS) is an interdisciplinary research group of scholars conducting research in the broad area of development. After a brief hiatus due to the pandemic, we are happy to announce the 3rd Annual SEEDS Conference which will be held at Georgia Institute of Technology on April 27-28, 2023. The conference will bring together social scientists from a variety of fields, including economics, international affairs, political science, public policy, and sociology.

The conference will begin at noon on April 27 and end after lunch on April 28. We expect participants to attend both days of the conference. The host institution will provide lunch on both days and reimbursement for parking. There will also be a dinner on Thursday, April 27. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we will have limited funds to provide lodging for one night and travel support for presenters from outside the Metro Atlanta area. Preference for this funding will be given to junior scholars and to those who do not have alternative sources of support.

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2023 Keynote Speaker

Dean Jolliffe
Lead Economist, Development Data Group, Development Economics

Dean Jolliffe HeadshotDean Jolliffe is a lead economist in the Development Data Group of the World Bank and member of the LSMS-ISA team. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of household surveys and is currently managing ongoing LSMS-ISA work in Ethiopia. He has also worked in the South Asia region at the Bank on poverty assessments for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

Previously, Jolliffe was a research economist at the Economic Research Service of USDA, an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, an assistant professor at the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education in Prague, and a post-doctoral fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. He holds appointments as a research fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, and as a research affiliate with the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan.

Dean received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.


Please contact Shatakshee Dhongde (, or Anjali Thomas ( with any questions. 

Exhibition Hall & Pavilion Parking

To accommodate institute visitors, there are parking zones and meters situated across campus for visitors’ use. Please note that all visitor parking is first come/first served. Please visit the Visitor’s Parking Website to view more information about locations and hourly rates.

Many parking meters can be paid for using the Parkmobile app, which allows institute visitors to pay for Georgia Tech parking meters using their cell phone. Visitors may also opt to receive text message alerts and reminders prior to the meter’s expiration. Once you download the app on your phone and register an account, you can use the zone number that corresponds with each lot to pay for parking. Zone numbers for participating visitor areas are indicated below.

Exhibition Hall & Pavilion Visitor Parking

Visitor parking closest to the Exhibition Hall and Pavilion is located in the following areas:

  • Area 2: Student Center Deck | Parkmobile Zone 8631
  • Area 9: Student Center ADA Parking Lot | Parkmobile Zone 8631

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