BREAD Conference on Development Economics, Spring 2022

BREAD Conference on Development Economics

May 6 and 7, 2022

Hosted by Northwestern University

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is pleased to announce the forty-fourth Conference on Development Economics. The conference is hosted by the Global Poverty Research Lab. Presenters at the conference will be expected to be there in person but we will also ensure that the wider BREAD community can participate in the conference via zoom as we have done for the past five BREAD conferences.


Kellogg Global Hub Room 1401

Friday, May 6

8:00am: Registration desk opens

Continental breakfast available


9:00am: Junior presentations begin

Uchenna Efobi, Covenant University

Is Raising the Age of Marriage Entry Good for Child’s Nutrition Intake? Evidence from the Reform of Ethiopia’s Family Law

Arkodipta Sarkar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Political Power-Sharing, Firm Entry, and Economic Growth: Evidence from Multiple Elected Representatives

Jacob Moscona, Harvard University

Age Set vs. Kin: Culture and Financial Ties in East Africa

Jeffrey Michler, University of Arizona

Privacy Protection, Measurement Error, and the Integration of Remote Sensing and Socioeconomic Survey Data


10:25 – 10:45am Break


10:45am: Junior presentations resume

Morgan Hardy, New York University Abu Dhabi

Bills for Skills: Incentivizing employers to improve on-the-job training

Jess Rudder, University of Chicago

Do Small Firms Partially Insure Customers from Price Increases? Evidence from Retail Firms in Tanzania

Felipe Valencia Caicedo, University of British Columbia

Collateral Damage: The Legacy of the Secret War in Laos

Maria Micaela Sviatschi, Princeton University

Rebel Governance and Development: The Long Term Effects of Guerrillas in El Salvador


12:15pm: Lunch


1:30pm: Advanced presentations begin

Sam Asher, Johns Hopkins

The Long-run Development Impacts of Agricultural Productivity Gains: Evidence from Irrigation Canals in India

Ruchi Mahadeshwar, Brown University

Overcoming information gaps and the risk-income tradeoff in transactional sex with HIV self-tests: behavioral responses to new diagnostics


3:30pm: Break


4:00pm: Advanced presentations resume

Bryce Steinberg, Brown University

Human Capital in the Presence of Child Labor

Maria Laura Alzua, Universidad Nacional de La Plata

The Wellbeing Effects of an Old Age Pension: Experimental Evidence for Ekiti State in Nigeria


6:30pm: Dinner

Shuttles available in front of the Kellogg Global Hub

Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Ave., Evanston


8:30pm: Party!

Shuttles will depart for the Hilton Garden Inn for those who want to leave


12:00am: Lights Out

Last call for shuttle to the Hilton Garden Inn


Saturday, May 6

8:30am: Continental breakfast available


9:00am: Advanced presentations resume

Paul Niehaus, University of California, San Diego

Targeting impact versus deprivation


10:00am: Break


10:15am: Advanced presentations resume

David McKenzie, World Bank

Bayesian Impact Evaluation with Informative Priors: An Application to a Colombian Management and Export Improvement Program

Lorenzo Casaburi, University of Zurich

Land Rental Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya


12:30pm: Lunch