Sixteenth BREAD Conference

AMID/BREAD/CEPR Conference on Development Economics

London School of Economics, September 25-26, 2009

This conference is funded under the grant: "Actors, Markets, and Institutions in Developing Countries: A micro-empirical approach, AMID Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme: PITN-GA-2008-2114705. Organizational support is provided by the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). This is the sixteenth BREAD conference.

Scientific committee:
Professors Oriana Bandiera (LSE) and Tim Besley (LSE)

Conference location: STICERD, London School of Economics
London, UK

Conference Program

Friday, September 25, 2009

               Pre-conference on Work in Progress by Junior Affiliates

     12:30-1:30 pm

     BREAD Conference Session 1

          1:30-2:45 pm
               Rema Hanna (Harvard University), Ben Olken (MIT), Abhijit Banerjee (MIT), Vivi Alatas
               (World Bank) and Julia Tobias (Stanford)
               How to Target the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia

          2:45-4:00 pm
               Seema Jayachandran (Stanford University; BREAD; CEPR) and Ilyana Kuziemko (Princeton
               Why Do Mothers Breastfeed Daughters Less Than Sons? Evidence and Implications for
               Child Health in India

               Gunther Fink (Harvard School of Public Health) and Sebastian Linnemayr (Harvard
               School of Public Health),
               HIV Does Matter for Fertility: Human Capital, Mortality and Family Size

          5:45-7:00 pm
               James Feyrer (Dartmouth Colllege and NBER),
               Trade and Income -- Exploiting Time Series in Geography

     Conference dinner

Saturday, September 26, 2009

     BREAD Conference Session 2

          9:00-10:15 am
               Guy Michaels (LSE; CEP; CEPR; and BREAD) and Francesco Caselli (LSE; CEP; NBER; and
               Do Oil Windfalls Improve Living Standards? Evidence from Brazil

          10:15-11:30 am
               Gianmarco Leon (UC Berkeley),
               Civil Conflct and Human Capital Accumulation: The Long Term Effects of Political
               Violence in Peru

          11:45 am -1:00 pm
               Stefan Dercon (Oxford) and Tessa Bold (Oxford)
               Contract Design in Insurance Groups

     1:00 pm Lunch

CALL FOR PAPERS: CEPR/AMID/BREAD CONFERENCE, London School of Economics, 25-26 September, 2009

In collaboration with Actors, Markets and Institutions in Developing Countries (AMID) and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is pleased to announce the AMID/BREAD/CEPR Conference on Development Economics will be hosted by the London School of Economics on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September, 2009. Financial support for the conference is provided by AMID.

You are invited to submit a paper for this conference. The deadline for submissions is 30 May, 2009.
Please submit your paper by going to:

The scientific committee for the conference is Oriana Bandiera (LSE, CEPR and BREAD) and Tim Besley (LSE, CEPR and BREAD).

All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a very small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half, there are no parallel sessions,

Scientific committee members click here