Sixth BREAD Conference

Sponsored by: Brookings Institution and the Center for Global Development

Conference location: Center for Global Development, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 

Conference Schedule

Friday, April 8th
IIE Conference Room, 1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Main Floor

12:00 PM1:00 PM  Lunch


1:00 PM2:15 PM  Nancy Qian, "Quantity-Quality and the One Child Policy: The Positive Effect of Family Size on School Enrollment in China"


2:15 PM3:30 PM  Massimo Guidolin and Eliana La Ferrara, "Diamonds are Forever, Wars are Not: Is Conflict Bad for Private Firms?"


3:30 PM4:00 PM  Break


4:00 PM5:15 PM  Seema Jayachandran "Air Quality and Infant Mortality during Indonesia's Massive Wildfires in 1997"


5:45 PM7:30 PM  Dinner reception with speaker (Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development)


Saturday, April 9th
CGD Conference Room, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 301


8:30 AM9:00 AM  Continental breakfast


9:00 AM10:15 AM  Nancy Luke and Kaivan Munshi, "Women as Agents of Change: Female Income, Social Affiliation and Household Decisions in South India"


10:15 AM11:30 AM  Salil Sharma and Eric Edmonds, "Investments in Children Vulnerable to Bondage"


11:30 AM11:45 AM  Break


11:45 AM1:00 PM  Esther Duflo and Rohini Pande, "Dams"


Call for Papers:

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) will host its Spring conference in Washington, D.C. on April 8-9, 2005. You are invited to submit a paper for the conference. The deadline for submissions is March 6, 2005. The papers will be selected for the meeting by Marianne Bertrand and Maitreesh Ghatak.

Please submit your papers via email to

While all papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submission process, please note that we will have time for a very small number of presentations. The conference lasts only 1.5 days, there will be no parallel sessions, and we plan to leave ample time for discussion.


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