Twenty-Third BREAD Conference

Twenty-Third BREAD Conference on Development Economics

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, October 26-27, 2012

Sponsored by:
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, (Department of Business Economics and Public Policy, Ross School of Business; Department of Economics; Ford School of Public Policy; International Policy Center, Ford School; Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research; and William Davidson Institute; and the Office of Tax Policy Research, Ross School of Business) Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and Hewlett Foundation

Conference location: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, 735 S. State Street, Annenberg Auditorium (1120 Weill Hall)

Conference Program

Friday, October 26th

     Pre-conference on Work in Progress by Junior Affiliates


          Chair: David Lam

               Todd Kumler (Columbia), Eric Verhoogen (Columbia), Judith Frias (IMSS)
                    Enlisting Workers in Monitoring Firms: Payroll Tax Compliance in Mexico

               Matthew Groh (World Bank), Nandini Krishnan (World Bank), David McKenzie (World
               Bank,BREAD, CEPR and IZA) and Tara Vishwanath (World Bank)
                    Soft Skills or Hard Cash? The impact of training and wage subsidy programs on
                    female youth employment in Jordan

          Coffee Break

          Chair: Edward Miguel

               Tessa Bold (IIES, Stockholm & Goethe University, Frankfurt), Mwangi Kimenyi
               (Brookings Institution, Washington DC), Germano Mwabu (University of Nairobi), Alice
               Ng'ang'a (Strathmore University, Nairobi) and Justin Sandefur (Center for
               Global Development, Washington DC)
                    Interventions & Institutions: Experimental Evidence on Scaling up Education
                    Reforms in Kenya

               David Lagakos (Arizona State University), Benjamin Moll (Princeton University),
               Tommaso Porzio (Yale University) and Nancy Qian (Yale University)
                    Experience Matters: Human Capital and Development Accounting

          Dinner: Mercy's, 300 South Thayer Street

Saturday, October 27th

          Chair: Benjamin Olken

               A. Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale) and Mark Rosenzweig (Yale)
                    Selling Formal Insurance to the Informally Insured

               Dean Karlan (Yale University, IPA, J-PAL and NBER), Robert Osei (University of
               Ghana, Legon), Isaac Osei-Akoto (University of Ghana, Legon) and Christopher Udry
               (Yale University, IPA and J-PAL)
                    Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints

               Karna Basu (Hunter) and Maisy Wong (Wharton)
                    Evaluating seasonal food security programs in east Indonesia

CALL FOR PAPERS: 23rd BREAD CONFERENCE, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 26-27 October 2012

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is pleased to announce the 23rd BREAD conference will be hosted by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor on 26 and 27th October 2012.

You are invited to submit a paper for the conference. The deadline for submissions is 15 June, 2012.
Submissions for this conference are no longer being accepted.

The scientific committee for this conference comprises David Lam, Ted Miguel, Ben Olken, Nina Pavcnik and Dean Yang. 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.

The 23rd BREAD conference at the University of Michigan (UM) is made possible by the financial support from:
     Department of Business Economics and Public Policy, Ross School of Business, UM
     Department of Economics, UM
     Ford School of Public Policy, UM
     Hewlett Foundation
     International Policy Center, Ford School, UM
     Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, UM
     William Davidson Institute, UM

The program will be announced in early August, 2012.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Scientific committee members click here