Twenty-Fifth BREAD Conference

25th BREAD Conference on Development Economics

26-27 April, 2013

Brown University

Watson Institute for International Studies

111 Thayer Street, Providence, RI

Conference Program

Friday 26 April
     Registration desk opens at 8:00A.M.

     8:30-9:00 am: Continental Breakfast
          Watson Lobby

     9:00 am-12 noon: BREAD Affiliate Workshop for Work in Progress
          Joukowsky Room

     12.00-1.00 pm: Lunch
          Watson Lobby

     1:00 -3:30 pm: Conference Session I: Poverty programs
          Joukowsky Room

          Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Narayan Das, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul, Munshi

               Can Basic Entrepreneurship Transform the Economic Lives of the Poor?

          Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, Ririn Purnamasari, and
          Matthew Wai-Poi

               Ordeal Mechanisms in Targeting: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in

     3:30 - 4.00 pm Coffee
          Watson Lobby

     4:00-6:30 pm Conference Session 2: Gender
          Joukowsky Room

          Lori Beaman Niall Keleher, and Jeremy Magruder
               Do Job Networks Disadvantage Women? Evidence from a Recruitment Experiment in

          Marcos A. Rangel and Duncan Thomas
               Gender, Production and Consumption: Allocative Efficiency within Farm


Saturday 27 April

     8:30-9:00 am: Continental Breakfast
          Watson Lobby

     9:00-10.20 am Conference Session 3: Corruption
          Joukowsky Room

          Sandra Sequeira
               Displacing Corruption: Evidence from a Trade Liberalization Program

     10:20-10:50 am Greeting by President Christina Paxson and coffee
          Watson Lobby

     10.50 am - 1.20 pm Conference Session 4: Health
          Joukowsky Room

          Daniel Bennett and Wesley Yin
               The Market for High-Quality Medicine

          Michael Kremer and Christopher M. Snyder
               When Is Prevention More Profitable than Cure? The Impact of Time-Varying Consumer


     We would like to thank the Hewlett Foundation, Office of the Vice President for Research,
     Watson Institute for International Studies, The William R. Rhodes Center for International
     Economics and Finance, Department of Economics and Population Studies and Training Center for
     their generous support.

CALL FOR PAPERS: 25th BREAD CONFERENCE, Brown University, 26-27 April 2013

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is pleased to announce the 25th BREAD conference will be hosted by Brown University on April 26-27 2013.

You are invited to submit a paper for the conference. The deadline for submissions is 28 January 2013.
Please submit your papers at :

The scientific committee for this conference comprises Andrew Foster (Brown), Kaivan Munshi (Brown) 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

Scientific committee members click here