Thirty-Ninth BREAD Conference

Thirty-Ninth Conference

BREAD Conference on Development Economics

15 – 16 May, 2020, Evanston, IL

Sponsored by The Global Poverty Research Lab at Northwestern University


The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is pleased to announce the thirty-ninth Conference on Economic Development. The conference will be held in Evanston, IL, on 15-16 May, 2020.


We invite submissions from interested researchers on any topic within the area of development economics. The deadline for submissions is March 6, 2020. Only full-length papers will be considered. Please send your paper to


All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half; there are no parallel sessions.

The scientific organizers of the conference are Lori Beaman, Nancy Qian, Joe Kaboski and David McKenzie.


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Conference agenda available here  


Scientific committee members click here