Twenty-First BREAD Conference

Twenty-First BREAD Conference on Development Economics

Economic Growth Center

Yale University, May 11-12, 2012

Sponsored by: The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and The Economic Growth Center, Yale University

Conference Program

Friday, May 11th
MacMillan Center, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, Auditorium 101

     Pre-conference on Work in Progress by Junior Affiliates


          Chair: Mark Rosenzweig

               Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande and Nicholas Ryan
                    Truth-Telling by Third-Party Auditors: Evidence from a Randomized Field
                    Experiment in India.

               Christoph Saenger, Maximo Torero, and Matin Qaim
                    The Impact of Third-Party Enforcement of Contracts in Agricultural Markets -
                    Evidence from a Field Experiment in Vietnam.

          Coffee Break

          Chair: Seema Jayachandran

               Milo Bianchi and Matteo Bobba
                    Liquidity, Risk, and Occupational Choices.

               Britta Augsburg, Ralph De Haas, Heike Harmgart, and Costas Meghir
                    Microfinance at the Margin: Experimental Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

          Cocktails & Dinner
               Graduate Club, 155 Elm Street

Saturday, May 12th
Linsly Chittenden, 62 High Street, Room 211

          Chair: Chris Udry

               Gianmarco Leon
                    Turnout, Political Preferences and Information: Experimental Evidence from Peru

               Sriniketh Nagavarapu and Sheetal Sekhri
                    Does the Identity of the Delivery Agents Matter in Public Service Delivery?
                    Evidence from the Public Distribution System in India.

               Richard Hornbeck and Suresh Naidu
                    When the Levee Breaks: Labor Mobility and Economic Development in the American

CALL FOR PAPERS: 21th BREAD CONFERENCE, Economic Growth Center, Yale University, 11-12 May 2012

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is pleased to announce the 21st BREAD conference will be hosted by the Economic Growth Center, Yale University on 11-12 May 2012.

You are invited to submit a paper for the conference. The deadline for submissions is 3 February, 2012.
Submissions for this conference are no longer being accepted.

The scientific committee for this conference comprises Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern), Rob Jensen (UCLA), Mark Rosenzweig (Yale), Chris Udry (Yale) and Eric Verhoogen (Columbia). 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

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