Eleventh BREAD Conference

Sponsored by: London School of Economics, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Centre for Economic Policy Research


Conference location: STICERD, London School of Economics

Conference Programme

All events will be held in R505, STICERD, London School of Economics

Friday, October 5, 2007

12:30–2:00 pm Buffet Lunch, Conference Registration


2:00–3:15 pm Abhijit Banerjee (MIT, BREAD and CEPR), joint with Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University, BREAD and CEPR)
Climbing Out of Poverty: Long Term Decisions Under Income Stress


3:15–3:30 pm Break


3:30–4:45 pm Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University), joint with Molly Liscomb (University of Colorado)
Decentralization and Water Quality: Evidence from the Re-drawing of County Boundaries in Brazil


4:45–5:00 pm Break


5:00–6:15 pm Pedro Vincente (University of Oxford)
Is Vote Buying Effective? Evidence from a Field Experiment in West Africa


6:15–7:15 pm Reception in STICERD Social Area


Saturday, October 6, 2007


9:00–10:15 am Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley, BREAD and CEPR), joint with Michael Kremer (Harvard University, Brookings Institution and NBER), Jessica Leino (UC Berkeley) and Alix Peterson Zwane (Google)
Spring Cleaning: A Randomized Evaluation of Source Water Quality Improvement


10:15–10:30 am Break


10:30–11:45 am Rema Hanna (New York University), joint with Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago, BREAD and CEPR) and Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University, BREAD and CEPR)
Affirmative Action: Evidence from College Admissions in India


11:45–12:00 pm Break


12:00–1:15 pm Christopher Woodruff (UC San Diego), joint with Suresh de Mel (University of Peradeniya) and David McKenzie (World Bank and BREAD)
Who Does Microfinance Fail to Reach? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns


1:15–2:15 pm Buffet Lunch


2:15–3:30 pm Marcos Chamon (International Monetary Fund, joint with Ireneu de Carvalho Filho (International Monetary Fund)
The Myth of Post-Reform Income Stagnation: Evidence from Brazil and Mexico


3:30–3:45 pm Break


3:45–5:00 pm Torsten Persson (IIES Stockholm, LSE and CEPR), joint with Timothy Besley (LSE, BREAD and CEPR)
The Origins of State Capacity: Property Rights, Taxation, and Policy

Call for Papers

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) will host its 11th BREAD conference on October 5-6, 2007 at the London School of Economics. The conference will be held in collaboration with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Development Economics Program.

You are invited to submit a paper for the conference. Please submit your paper via email to both Bread.conf@gmail.com and iput@cepr.org. The deadline for submissions is August 20, 2007.

All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. To leave ample time for discussion only a small number of papers will be selected for this 2 day conference and there will be no parallel sessions.

Papers will be selected by Robin Burgess (LSE) and Esther Duflo (MIT).


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