Thirtieth BREAD Conference

Thirtieth BREAD Conference

Joint BREAD and NBER Development Economics Conference


Scientific Committee:

Abhijit Banerjee, Eliana La Ferrara, Mushfiq Mobarak and Duncan Thomas

Cambridge, MA

September 25-26, 2015


Friday, September 25

12:00 Lunch

1:00 pm

Jing Cai, University of Michigan
Adam Szeidl, Central European University and NBER
Interfirm Relationships and Business Performance

2:15 pm

Francesco Amodio, McGill University
Miguel Angel Martinez-Carrasco, Universidad de Piura
Input Allocation, Workforce Management and Productivity Spillovers: Evidence from Personnel Data

3:30 pm Break

4:00 pm

Koichiro Ito, University of Chicago and NBER
Shuang Zhang, University of Colorado Boulder
Willingness to Pay for Clean Air: Evidence from Air Purifier Markets in China

5:15 pm

Emily L. Breza, Columbia Business School
Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Stanford University and NBER
Social Networks, Reputation and Commitment: Evidence from a Savings Monitor Experiment


Saturday, September 26

8:30 am Continental Breakfast

8:45 am

Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato, Duke University and NBER
Xiao Yu Wang, Duke University and NBER
Shuang Zhang, University of Colorado Boulder
The One Child Policy and Promotion of Mayors in China

10:00 am Break

10:30 am

Joram Mayshar, Hebrew University
Omer Moav, University of Warwick
Zvika Neeman, Tel Aviv University
Luigi Pascali, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Cereals, Appropriability and Hierarchy

11:45 am

Christian Dippel, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Daniel Trefler, University of Toronto and NBER
Avner Greif, Stanford University
The Rents From Trade and Coercive Institutions: Removing the Sugar Coating


Call for papers: NBER DEV and BREAD Fall meeting

The National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER) Development Economics Program (DEV) is pleased to announce the fall program meeting which will be joint with the Bureau for Research in the Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). The meeting will be held in Cambridge, MA, on 25-26 September 2015.

You are invited to submit your research for presentation at the conference. The deadline for submissions is 8 am EST on Monday, August 3, 2015. Only completed papers will be considered for the program. Please submit your papers at:

The program will be selected by Abhijit Banerjee, Eliana La Ferrara, Mushfiq Mobarak and Duncan Thomas. All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submissions process. Please note that there will be time for only a very small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half, there are no parallel sessions. There will not be formal discussants but ample time will be allowed for discussion of the research during the presentations. Travel and hotel expenses will be covered for one author per paper that is presented at the conference following NBER travel reimbursement guidelines.

If you have any questions, please email