Thirty-Sixth BREAD Conference

BREAD/CEPR/LSE/TCD Workshop in Development Economics


London School of Economics 21–22 September, 2018


Scientific Committee:

Oriana Bandiera (LSE, BREAD and CEPR), Fadi Hassan (Trinity College Dublin and TIME), Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi, BREAD and CEPR) and Gaia Narciso (Trinity College Dublin and TIME)


Friday 21 September


8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee


9:00-9:25 Taxation and Supplier Networks: Evidence from India

Lucie Gadenne, Warwick University and CEPR (with Roland Rathelot and Tushar K. Nandi)


9:25-9:50 The Selection of Talent: Experimental and Structural Evidence from Ethiopia

Stefano Caria, University of Bristol (with Girum Abebe and Esteban Ortiz-Ospina)


9:50-10:15 Job Displacement Insurance and Consumption: Evidence from Brazil

François Gerard, Columbia University and CEPR (with Joana Naritomi)


10:15-10:45 Coffee Break


10:45-11:10 The Legacy of Colonial Medicine in Central Africa

Sara Lowes, Bocconi University and CEPR (with Eduardo Montero)


11:10-11:35 State repression, exit, and voice: Living in the shadow of Cambodia’s Killing Fields

Andreas Madestam, Stockholm University (with Mathias Iwanowsky)


11:35-11:55 Coffee Break


11:55-12:20 Entry, Exit and Candidate Selection: Evidence from India

Clement Imbert, Warwick University (with Abhijit Banerjee , Esther Duflo , Rohini Pande)


12:20:12:45 Challenges of Change: An Experiment Training Women to Manage in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector

Andreas Menzel, CERGE-EI Prague (with Rocco Macchiavello, Atonu Rabbani, and Christopher Woodruff)


12:45-14:00 Lunch


14:00-15:00 Reshaping Adolescents' Gender Attitudes: Evidence from a School-Based Experiment in India

Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern University and CEPR (with Diva Dhar, Tarun Jain)


15:00-16:00 Negotiating a Better Future: How Interpersonal Skills Facilitate Inter-Generational Investment

Corinne Low, University of Pennsylvania (with Nava Ashraf, Natalie Bau, and Kathleen McGinn)


16:00-16:30 Coffee Break – Room


16:30-17:30 Slum Upgrading and Long-run Urban Development: Evidence from Indonesia

Mariaflavia Harari, University of Pennsylvania (with Maisy Wong)


17:30-18:30 Community Networks and the Growth of Private Enterprise in China

Kaivan Munshi, University of Cambridge and CEPR (with Ruochen Dai, Dilip Mookherjee, and Xiaobo Zhang)


19:30 Dinner at Barrafina, 10 Adelaide Street



Saturday 22 September


09:30-10:30 Do Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Economic Outcomes in the Next Generation? Evidence from Mexico

Susan Parker, University of Maryland (with Tom Vogl)


10:30:10:50 Coffee Break 


10:50-11:50 Migration and the Value of Social Networks

Joshua Blumenstock, University of Berkeley (with Xu Tan , Guanghua Chi)

11:50-12:50 Let their knowledge flow: the effect of Yugoslavian returning refugees on export productivity

Hilel Rapoport, Paris School of Economics (with Dany Bahar, Cem Özgüzel, and Andreas Hauptmann)


12:50-13:00 Concluding Remarks


13:00 Lunch


Scientific committee members click here