Thirty-Seventh BREAD Conference

37th BREAD Conference on Development Economics

May 3-4, 2019

University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland

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Conference Program

Friday, May 3

Registration 8:00 am - 9:00 am, Cambria (8321 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD)


8:00-9:00 am: Breakfast, Cambria


9:00 am-12:00 pm: BREAD Board Meeting, Cambria


9:00 am-12:00 pm: Pre-Conference Session, ESJ Rm 0215


Registration - 12:00 pm 1-:00 pm, ANS Rm 0408


12:00-1:15 pm: Lunch, ANS courtyard


1:15-3:15 pm: Conference Session I. ANS Rm 0408


Andres Gonzalez-Lira, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Slippery Fish: Enforcing Regulation under Subversive Adaptation


Soeren Henn

Complements or Substitutes: State Presence and the Power of Traditional Leaders


3:15-3:45 pm Coffee break, ANS courtyard


3:45-5:45 pm Conference Session 2. ANS Rm 0408


Michael Koelle

Microenterprises and the Lure of Wage Work: Theory and Evidence from Mexican Export Manufacturing


Caitlin Brown, Rossella Calvi, and Jacob Penglase

Sharing the Pie: Undernutrition, Intra-household Allocation, and Poverty 


6:15 – 7:15 Reception, College Park Marriott, Sheppard Gallery


7:15 pm Dinner (by invitation), College Park Marriott


Saturday, May 4


Registration 8:30 am - 9:00 am, Cambria


8:30-9:00 am: Continental Breakfast, Cambria


9:00-10:00 am Conference Session 3. ANS Rm 0408


Shilpa Aggarwal, Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Ariel Zucker

Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences


10:00-10:30 am Coffee, ANS courtyard


10:30 am-12:30 pm Conference Session 4. ANS Rm 0408


Manuela Angelucci, Daniel Bennett

Adverse Selection in the Marriage Market: HIV Testing and Marriage in Rural Malawi


Vivi Alatas, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Markus Mobius, Benjamin A. Olken, Cindy Paladines

When Celebrities Speak: A Nationwide Twitter Experiment Promoting Vaccination in Indonesia


12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch (boxed lunches provided), ANS courtyard  


The Scientific Organizers of the Conference are: Sebastian Galiani (UMD), Kenneth Leonard (UMD), Susan Parker UMD), and Garance Genicot (Georgetown). The pre-conference will be organized by Jing Cai (UMD)



The Departments of Economics and Agricultural and Resource Economics, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the School of Public Policy, the Maryland Population Research Center, CONSERVE and the Division of Research have provided generous support.


Scientific committee members click here