Twelfth BREAD Conference

CIRPÉE-BREAD Conference on Development Economics
L'Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Sponsored by: CIRPÉE

Conference location: Hotel Gouverneur, Montreal

Conference Program

Friday, February 22, 2008

Morning - Junior Session (depending on interest)


2:00–3:15 pm Tahir Andrabi (Pomona College), Jishnu Das (World Bank), Asim I. Khwaja (Harvard University), and Tristan Zajonc (Harvard University)
"Do Value-Added Estimates Add Value? Accounting for Learning Dynamics"


3:15–3:30 pm Break


3:30–4:45 pm Felipe Barrera-Osorio (World Bank), Marianne Bertrand (Chicago GSB), Leigh L. Linden (Columbia University), and Francisco Perez (Ministry of Education, Colombia)
"Conditional Cash Transfers in Education: Design Features, Peer and Sibling Effects - Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia"


4:45–5:10 pm Break


5:10–6:25 pm Jessica Cohen (Brookings Institution) and Pascaline Dupas (Dartmouth College)
"Free Distribution or Cost-Sharing? Evidence from a Randomized Malaria Prevention Experiment"


7:30 pm Dinner


Saturday, February 23, 2008


8:15–9:30 am Xavier Giné (World Bank), Robert M. Townsend (University of Chicago), James Vickery (New York Fed)
"Rational Expectations? Evidence from Planting Decisions in Semi-Arid India"


9:30–9:50 am Break


9:50–11:05 am Nancy Qian (Brown University) and David Yanagizawa (IIES, Stockholm University)
"The Curse of Power: The Adverse Effects of United Nations Security Council Membership on the Constituencies of Autocracies"


11:05 am–11:25 am Lunch


11:25 am–12:40 pm Marcos A. Rangel (Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago)
"Is Parental Love Colorblind? Allocation of Resources within Mixed Families"


12:40 pm Lunch


Call for Papers

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Centre Interuniversitaire sur le Risque, les Politiques Économiques et l'Emploi (CIRPÉE) will host a joint CIRPÉE-BREAD conference on February 22nd-23rd, 2008 at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

You are invited to submit a paper for the conference. Please submit your paper via email to The deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2007.

NOTE: This is a one-time opportunity to hold an additional conference over and above the annual Fall and Spring BREAD conferences. As previously announced, the BREAD Spring conference will be at Brown University on May 1st and 2nd, 2008. The call for papers for Brown BREAD will be distributed in January 2008.

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 one-and-a-half day conference and there will be no parallel sessions. Besides the presenters, the conference will be able to support travel expenses for a limited number of Senior Bread members on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Papers will be selected by Dean Karlan (Yale), Michael Kremer (Harvard), and Joost de Laat (UQAM).

For inquiries about registration, travel and accommodation, please contact Josée Parenteau. Email: Phone: (514) 987-6181.

Scientific committee members click here