Thirty-Ninth Conference

39th BREAD Conference on Development Economics

15 – 16 May, 2020, Evanston, IL

Sponsored by The Global Poverty Research Lab at Northwestern University

Friday, May 29  

11am-12pm EST 

Emma Riley 

“Resisting social pressure in the household using mobile money: Experimental evidence on  microenterprise investment in Uganda” 

Discussant: David McKenzie, World Bank 

12-1pm EST 

Nick Ryan and Anant Sudarshan 

“Rationing the commons” 

Discussant: Steve Puller, Texas A&M University 

1pm-2pm EST 


2-3pm EST:  

Daniel Bjorkegren, Josh Blumenstock, and Samsun Knight  

“Manipulation proof machine learning” 

Discussant: Maximilian Kasy, University of Oxford 

Saturday, May 30 

11am-12pm EST 

Morgan Hardy, Gisella Kagy, and Lena Song 

“Gotta have money to make money? Bargaining behavior and financial need of  microentrepreneurs “ 

Discussant: Chris Udry, Northwestern University

12-1pm EST 

Augustin Bergeron, Gabriel Tourek, and Jonathan Weigel  

“The State Capacity Ceiling on Tax Rates: Evidence from Randomized Tax Rates in the D.R.  Congo” 

Discussant: Dina Pomeranz, University of Zurich 

1pm-2pm EST 


2pm-3pm EST 

Clare Balboni , Gharad Bryan, Melanie Morten, and Bilal Siddiqi 

“Transportation, gentrification, and urban mobility: The inequality effects of place based  policies” 

Discussant: Steve Redding, Princeton University 

The Scientific Organizers of the Conference are: Lori Beaman (Northwestern), Robin Burgess (LSE), David  McKenize (World Bank), and Nancy Qian (Northwestern).