Twenty-Seventh BREAD Conference

27th BREAD Conference on Development Economics

8-9 May 2014

University of California, Berkeley, CA

Conference Program
(click here for program in pdf format)

Thursday 8 May
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

     8:30-9:00 am: Coffee and Continental Breakfast

     9:00 am-12 noon: Board Meeting / Affiliate Work in Progress

     12.00-1.00 pm: Lunch

     1:00 -3:30 pm: Conference Session 1: Credit and Insurance

          Mushfiq Mobarak and Mark Rosenzweig
               Risk, Insurance and Wages in General Equilibrium

          Mark Dean and Anja Sautmann
               Credit Constraints and the Measurement of Time Preference

     3:30-4.00 pm Coffee

     4:00-6:30 pm Conference Session 2: Public Service Delivery

          Sandip Sukhtankar, Karthik Muralidharan, and Paul Niehaus
               Payments Infrastructure and the Performance of Public Programs: Evidence from
               Biometric Smartcards in India

          Nava Ashraf, Oriana Bandiera, and Scott Lee
               Do-gooders and Ladder-climbers: Career incentives, Selection, and Performance in
               Public Service Delivery

     7:30 pm Dinner (Revival Bar & Kitchen, 2102 Shattuck Avenue)

Friday 9 May
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

     8:00-8:30 am: Coffee & Continental Breakfast

     9:00-10.20 am Conference Session 3: Public Finance

          Paul Carrillo, Dina Pomeranz, and Monica Singhal
               Tax Me if You Can: Evidence on Firm Misreporting Behavior and Evasion

     10:20-10:30 am Break

     10:30am-1:00pm: Conference Session 4: Agriculture

          Kyle Emerick, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet
               Risk and Modernization of Agriculture

          Jennifer Alix-Garcia and Emily Sellars
               Labor Scarcity, Land Tenure, and the Persistence of History: Evidence from

     1: 00 pm Lunch


The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is pleased to announce the 27th BREAD Conference on Economic Development. The conference will be held at Berkeley, CA, 8-9 May 2014.

You are invited to submit your research for presentation at the conference. The deadline for submissions is midnight EST on 21 March 2014.
Please submit completed papers at :

We are very grateful to Fred Finan, Paul Gertler and Ted Miguel who have graciously agreed to serve on the scientific committee and select the papers for the program. 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. Reasonable 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