Nineteenth BREAD Conference

Nineteenth BREAD Conference on Development Economics

New York University, May 6-7, 2011

Sponsored by: the Development Research Institute at New York University at New York University, the C.V. Starr Center at New York University at New York University and the Hewlett Foundation .

Conference location: Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York University , New York City, New York

Conference Program

Friday, May 6, 2011
     Registration begins at 9.30 am outside Room 914, Kimmel Center.
     Photo id is needed to get into the building.

          Board Meeting
          Room 909, Kimmel Center

          Pre-conference on Work in Progress by Junior Affiliates
          Room 914, Kimmel Center
               Anirban Mitra
                    Do the Poor Gain from Mandated Political Representation? Theory and Evidence
                    from India

               Jonathan Robinson (with Lori Beaman and Jeremy Magruder)
                    Small change and forgotten sales: Evidence from an experiment with small
                    businesses in Kenya

               Karthik Muralidharan (with Paul Niehaus and Sandip Sukhtankar)
                    Policy analysis by revealed preference: With an application to food security

     12:00-1.00 pm
          Rooms 405 and 406, Kimmel Center

     BREAD Conference Session I
          Chair: William Easterly
          Room 914, Kimmel Center

          1:00-2:15 pm
               Robin Burgess (LSE), Matthew Hansen (SDSU), Benjamin Olken (MIT), Peter Potapov
               (SDSU) and and Stefanie Sieber (LSE)
                    The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics

          2:15-3:30 pm
               Siwan Anderson (UBC), Patrick Francois (UBSC) and Ashok Kotwal (UBC)
                    One Kind of Democracy

     BREAD Conference Session II
          Chair: Andrew Foster
          Room 914, Kimmel Center

          4:00-5:15 pm
               Sarah Baird (GWU), Craig McIntosh (USCD) and Berk Ozler (World Bank)
                    Cash or Condition? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment

          5:15-6:30 pm
               Mark Pitt (Brown University), Mark Rosenzweig (Yale University) and Nazmul Hassan
               (University of Dhaka)
                    Human Capital Investment and the Gender Division of Labor in a Brawn-Based

     Conference dinner

Saturday, May 7, 2011

     8:00-8:45 am
          Continental breakfast
          Room 912, Kimmel Center

     BREAD Conference Session III
          Chair: Debraj Ray
          Room 914, Kimmel Center

          8:45-10:00 am
               Nathan Nunn (Harvard University, NBER, BREAD) and Nancy Qian (Yale University, NBER,
               BREAD, CEPR)
                    Aiding Conflict: The Unintended Consequences of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War

          10:15 am - 11.30 am
               David Yanagizawa-Drott (Harvard Kennedy School)
                    Propaganda and Conflict: Theory and Evidence from the Rwandan Genocide

          11.45 am -1:00 pm
               Rocco Macchiavello (Warwick, BREAD and CEPR) and Ameet Morjaria (Harvard Kennedy
                    The Value of Relationships: Evidence from a Supply Shock to Kenyan Flower Exports


The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is pleased to announce the 19th BREAD conference will be hosted by NYU on Friday May 6 - Saturday May 7, 2011.

You are invited to submit a paper for the conference. The deadline for submissions is 5 February, 2011.
Please submit your papers at :

The scientific committee for this conference is Debraj Ray (NYU), Bill Easterly (NYU) and Andrew Foster (Brown). 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, and ample time is allowed for discussion of the research during the presentations. Travel and hotel expenses will be covered for one author per paper that is presented in the conference.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Scientific committee members click here