Tenth BREAD Conference

Sponsored by: Princeton University

Conference location: Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Conference Programme

All events will be held at Bowl 16, Robertson Hall, Washington Rd. and Prospect Ave.

Friday, April 27, 2007

12:00-1:00 Lunch


1:00-2:00 Erica Field (Princeton University) and Omar Robles (Harvard University), "Iodine Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Tanzania"


2:00-3:00 Benjamin F. Jones (Kellogg School of Management), "The Knowledge Trap: Human Capital and Development Reconsidered"


3:00-3:30 Break


3:30-4:30 James Habyarimana (Georgetown University), Bekezela Mbakile (Center for Global Development), and Cristian Pop-Eleches (Columbia University), "HIV/AIDS, ARV Treatment and Worker Absenteeism: Evidence from a Large African Firm"


4:30-5:30 Joshua Graff Zivin (Columbia University), Harsha Thirumurthy (Yale University), and Markus Goldstein (World Bank), "AIDS Treatment and Intrahousehold Resource Allocations: Children's Nutrition and Schooling in Kenya"


6:30 Cocktails and dinner


Saturday, April 28, 2007

8:30-9:00 Breakfast


9:00-10:00 David Lam (University of Michigan), Cally Ardington (University of Cape Town), and Murray Leibbrandt (University of Cape Town), "Schooling as a Lottery: Racial Differences in School Advancement in Urban South Africa"


10:00-10:20 Break


10:20-11:20 Pranab Bardhan (University of California at Berkeley) and Dilip Mookherjee (Boston University), "Land Reform and Farm Productivity in West Bengal"


11:20-12:20 Simeon Djankov (World Bank), Oliver Hart (Harvard University), Caralee McLiesh (World Bank) and Andrei Schleifer (Harvard University), "Debt Enforcement Around the World"


12:20 Lunch


Call for Papers

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) will host its 10th BREAD conference the 27th – 28th of April 2007. You are invited to submit a paper for the conference. The deadline for submissions is 1st March 2007.

Please submit your papers via email to BREAD@lse.ac.uk.

While all papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process, please note that we will have time for a very small number of presentations. The conference lasts only 2 days, there will be no parallel sessions, and we plan to leave ample time for discussion.

The programme will be chosen by Christina Paxson (Princeton) and Anne Case (Princeton).

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