BREAD Conference at MIT, Cambridge, MA, May 12-13, 2023

Forty-Sixth BREAD Conference at MIT 

12-13 May 2023

Cambridge, Massachusetts


Hosted by:

MIT Sloan, MIT Department of Economics, and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)


Venue Information

The conference will be held at 100 Main Street, Room 276  

Dinner will be at the Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Drive, 7th floor


The conference will be livestreamed at this link.


Friday, May 12 


8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

Continental Breakfast


9:15 a.m.

Gender Quotas and Strategic Voters: Experimental Evidence from Chile’s Constitutional Convention

Antonia Paredes-Haz, Yale University


9:35 a.m.

Socioeconomic Status Shapes Parental Beliefs about Child Academic Achievement: Novel Evidence from India, Kenya, and the USA

Madeline Duhon, University of California, Berkeley


9:55 a.m.

The Spread of (Mis)Information: A Social Media Experiment in Pakistan

Sarojini Hirshleifer, UC Riverside

Mustafa Naseem, University of Michigan

Agha Ali Raza, Lahore School of Management Sciences

Arman Rezaee, University of California, Davis


10:15 a.m.           

Global Gains From a Green Energy Transition: Evidence on Coal-Fired Power and Air Quality Dissatisfaction

Azhar Hussain, London School of Economics


10:35 a.m.



11:00 a.m.           

Mobile Money, Competition and Financial Inclusion

Nicola Limodio, Bocconi University

Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University

Lorenzo Spadavecchia, Bocconi University


11:20 a.m.           

Does the Invisible Hand Efficiently Guide Entry and Exit? Evidence from a Vegetable Market Experiment in India

Abhijit Banerjee, MIT

Greg Fischer, London School of Economics

Dean Karlan, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern

Matt Lowe, University of British Columbia

Ben N Roth, Harvard Business School


11:40 a.m.          

Mechanism Design for Personalized Policy: A Field Experiment Incentivizing Behavior Change

Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago

Ariel Zucker, University of California, Santa Cruz


12:00 p.m.



1:15 p.m.

Retrieval Failures in Consumption Smoothing: A Field Experiment on Seasonal Hunger

Ned Augenblick, Stanford University

Kelsey Jack, University of California, Santa Barbara

Supreet Kaur, University of California, Berkeley

Felix Masiye, University of Zambia

Nicholas Swanson, University of California, Berkeley


2:15 p.m.

Monitoring Harassment in Organizations

Laura Boudreau, Columbia University

Sylvain Chassang, Princeton University

Ada Gonzalez-Torres, Ben-Gurion University

Rachel Heath, University of Washington


2:35 p.m.

Randomized Regulation: The Impact of Minimum Quality Standards on Health Markets

Jishnu Das, Georgetown University

Guadalupe Bedoya, World Bank

Amy Dolinger, World Bank


2:55 p.m.

“Good Politicians”: Experimental Evidence on Motivations for Political Candidacy and Government Performance

Muhammad Yasir Khan, University of Pittsburgh


3:15 p.m.



3:45 p.m.

Kin-based Institutions and Economic Development

Duman Bahrami-Rad, Bowdoin College

Jonathan Beauchamp, George Mason University

Joseph Henrich, Harvard University

Jonathan Schulz, George Mason University


4:45 p.m.

Cartels, Antitrust Enforcement, and Industry Performance: Evidence from Mexico

Tristan Reed, World Bank

Mariana Pereira López, World Bank

Ana Urrutia Arrieta, World Bank

Leonardo Iacovone, World Bank


6:00 p.m.

Evening Reception & Dinner



Saturday, May 13


8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast


9:00 a.m.

Technology and State Capacity: Experimental Evidence from Illegal Mining in Colombia

Santiago Saavedra, Universidad del Rosario


10:00 a.m.



10:15 a.m.

Work Rather than Just Cash: Informal Redistribution Among Employers and Workers in Kampala, Uganda

Elisa Macchi, Brown University

Jeremia Stalder, University of Saint Gallen


11:15 a.m.

Understanding Gender Discrimination by Managers

Christina Brown, University of Chicago


11:35 a.m.

The Long-Term Effects of Teachers’ Gender Bias

Joan Martinez, University of California, Berkeley


11:55 a.m.

Forced Displacement, Mental Health, and Child Development: Evidence from the Rohingya Refugees

Abu Siddique, King’s College London

Asad Islam, Monash University

Tanvir Ahmed Mozumder, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development

Tabassum Rahman, University of Melbourne

Tanvir Shatil, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development


12:15 p.m.

Administrative Incentives Impact Crop-Residue Burning and Health in South Asia

Gemma Dipoppa, Brown University

Saad Gulzar, Princeton University


12:35 p.m.