Thirty-Third BREAD Conference

BREAD Conference on Development Economics
12-13 May, 2017 Stanford University

Sponsored by: The Stanford Center for International Development (SCID)


Friday, May 12th 


12:00-1:00 pm

Registration and Lunch


1:00-2:00 pm

Effects of Migration on Rural Labor Markets 

Agha Ali Akram, Shyamal Chowdhury, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak


2:00-3:00 pm

Labor Migration, Capital Accumulation, and the Structure of Rural Labor Markets

Taryn Dinkelman, Grace Kumchulesi, Martine Mariotti


3:00-3:30 pm

Session Break / Coffee & Tea


3:30-4:30 pm

Estimating Household Welfare from Disaggregate Expenditures

Ethan Ligon 


4:30-5:30 pm

On Her Account: Can Strengthening Women’s Financial Control Boost Female Labor Supply? 

Erica Fied, Rohini Pande, Natalia Rigol, Simone Schaner, Charity Troyer Moore


5:30-6:00 pm

Session Break / Wine & Cheese


6:00-7:30 pm

Panel on Getting Published in Development Economics featuring

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


7:30-9:00 pm

Reception / Dinner



Saturday, May 13th


8:00-8:30 am



8:30-9:30 am

The Costs of Patronage: Evidence from the British Empire 

Guo Xu 


9:30-10:00 am

Session Break / Coffee & Tea


10:00-11:00 am

Reservations and the Politics of Fear 

Siwan Anderson and Patrick Francois


11:00-12:00 pm

Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools

Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Khwaja, Selcuk Ozyurt, Niharika Singh


12:00-12:15 pm

Boxed Lunch


12:15-1:15 pm

Growing Markets through Business Training for Female Entrepreneurs:A Market-Level Randomized Experiment in Kenya 

David McKenzie and Susana Puerto

The Scientific Organizers of the Conference are Pascaline Dupas (Stanford), Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford), Fred Finan (Berkeley), Jon Robinson (UC Santa Cruz) and Elizabeth Sadoulet (Berkeley).