Thirty-First BREAD Conference

BREAD Conference on Development Economics
29-30 Apr, 2016 Georgetown, Washington, D.C.


Sponsored by: Georgetown University’s Department of Economics, the McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation (Gui2de)




Registration desk opens at 8:30 am

8:30-9:30 am: Continental Breakfast

9:30 am-12:30 pm: Pre-Conference Session

12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm

Contracting Out the Last-Mile of Service Delivery: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia

Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, Benjamin Olken and Sudarno Sumarto 

2:30-3:30 pm

Local Labor Market Conditions and Crime: Evidence from The Brazilian Trade Liberalization

Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Rodrigo R. Soares, Gabriel Ulyssea

3:30-4:00 pm Coffee

4:00-5:00 pm

From Local To Global: External Validity In A Fertility Natural Experiment

Cristian Pop-Eleches, Rajeev Dehejia, Cyrus Samii

5:00-6:00 pm

The Price of Gold: Dowry and Death in India

Selim Gulesci, Sonia Bhalotra, Abhishek Chakravarty

6:30 pm Dinner, by invitation.



8:30-9:30 am: Continental Breakfast (Old North Lounge)

9:00-10:00 am

The Pirates of Somalia: Crime and Deterrence on the High Seas by Quy-Toan Do, Lin Ma and Claudia Ruiz

10:00-10:30 am Coffee

10:30 am-11:30 pm

Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan

Michael Callen, Karrar Jaffar, Muhammad Yasir Khan, James Andreoni, Charles Sprenger

11:30 am-12:30 pm

Insiders and Outsiders: Local Ethnic Politics and Public Good Provision

Kaivan Munshi and Mark Rosenzweig


Scientific Committee:

Garance Genicot, Xavier Gine, James Habyarimana and Martin Ravallion 


CALL FOR PAPERS: BREAD CONFERENCE at Georgetown University, Washington DC, April 29-30 2016

In collaboration with Georgetown University’s Department of Economics, the McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation (Gui2de), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) is
pleased to announce the 31st BREAD conference which will be hosted by Georgetown
University in Washington DC on Friday April 29 and Saturday April 30 2016.

You are invited to submit a paper for the conference. The deadline for submissions is Friday January 29 2016. Please submit your paper by going to:

The scientific committee for this conference is Garance Genicot (Georgetown University, Department of Economics),  Xavier Gine (DECRG, World Bank), James Habyarimana (Georgetown University, McCourt School) and Martin Ravallion (Georgetown University, Department of Economics).