Fifth BREAD Conference


The fifth BREAD conference took place on September 11th at the Center for Global Development, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC.


Conference Schedule

Saturday, September 11th

8:00 AM-9:30 AM Board meeting


9:00 AM-9:30 AM Continental breakfast


9:30 AM-10:45 AM Michael Kremer (Harvard), Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley), and Rebecca Thornton (Harvard), "Incentives to Learn"


10:45 AM-12:00 PM Richard Akresh (Yale), "Adjusting Household Structure: School Enrollment Impacts of Child Fostering in Burkina Faso"


12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch


1:00 PM-2:15 PM David McKenzie (Stanford) and Ernesto Schargrodsky (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella), "Buying Less, But Shopping More And Shopping Down: Changes In Consumption Patterns During A Crisis"


2:15 PM-2:30 PM Break


2:30 PM-3:45 PM Benjamin Jones (Northwestern) and Benjamin Olken (NBER), "Do Leaders Matter? National Leadership and Growth since World War II"


3:45 PM-4:00 PM Break


4:00 PM-5:15 PM Asim Ijaz Khwaja (Harvard) and Atif Mian (U of Chicago), "Corruption and Politicians: Rent-seeking in an Emerging Financial Market"


5:15 PM-6:30 PM Michael Kremer (Harvard) and Christopher Snyder (George Washington), "Why is There No AIDS Vaccine?"

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