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May 12, 2017 (All day) to May 13, 2017 (All day)

BREAD Conference on Development Economics

BREAD Conference on Development Economics

The 2017 Conference on Development Economics will be held at Stanford University. This two-day conference is jointly sponsored by SCID and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). Please see the BREAD website for more information. The pre-conference agenda will be posted soon.

Admission is by invitation only.

Conference
Location: 
Koret-Taube Conference Center
Contact: 
Alexandra Lisonek
(650) 723-3859
alisonek@stanford.edu

May 12, 2017

9:00am to 9:30am
Pre-Conference Session Registration and Breakfast
9:30am to 12:30pm
Pre-Conference Session with Junior Scholars
The Impact of Contract Design on Insurance Take-Up

Presenter(s):

Jing Cai (University of Maryland)


Migrants, Information, and Working Conditions in Bangladeshi Garment Factories

Presenter(s):

Rachel Heath (University of Washington)


Migrants, Ancestors, and Foreign Investments

Presenter(s):

Konrad Burchardi (Stockholm University)


Using Aggregated Relational Data to Feasibly Identify Network Structure without Network Data

Presenter(s):

Emily Breza (Harvard University)

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Conference Registration and Lunch
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Session I
Effects of Migration on Rural Labor Markets

Presenter(s):

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale)

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Session II
Labor Migration, Capital Accumulation, and the Structure of Rural Labor Markets

Presenter(s):

Taryn Dinkelman (Dartmouth)

3:00pm to 3:30pm
Break
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Session III
Estimating Household Welfare from Disaggregate Expenditures

Presenter(s):

Ethan Ligon (UC Berkeley)

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Session IV
On Her Account: Can Strengthening Women's Financial Control Boost Female Labor Supply?

Presenter(s):

Simone Schaner (Dartmouth)

5:30pm to 6:00pm
Break
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Session V
Getting Published in Development Economics

Presenter(s):

Panel featuring Esther Duflo (MIT), Andrew Foster (Brown), Penny Goldberg (Yale), Imran Rasul (University College London), and Debraj Ray (NYU)

7:30pm to 9:00pm
Reception

May 13, 2017

8:00am to 8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am to 9:30am
Session I
The Costs of Patronage: Evidence from the British Empire

Presenter(s):

Guo Xu (LSE)

9:30am to 10:00am
Break
10:00am to 11:00am
Session II
Reservations and the Politics of Fear

Presenter(s):

Patrick Francois (University of British Columbia)

11:00am to 12:00pm
Session III
Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools

Presenter(s):

Jishnu Das (World Bank)

12:00pm to 12:15pm
Lunch
12:15pm to 1:15pm
Session IV
Growing Markets through Business Training for Female Entrepreneurs: A Market-Level Randomized Experiment in Kenya

Presenter(s):

David McKenzie (World Bank)