BREAD Working Paper No. 589, June 2021

The Falling Price of Cement in Africa Fabrizio Leone, Rocco Macchiavello, and Tristan Reed Abstract The average price of cement in Africa was the highest of any continent in 2011, but by 2017 had fallen by 35 percent, the largest decline in the world, according to data from the International Comparison Program. An empirical industry […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 520, July 2017

First and Second Generation Impacts of the Biafran War Richard Akresh, Sonia Bhalotra, Marinella Leone, Una Osili Abstract We analyze long-term impacts of the 1967-1970 Nigerian Civil War, providing the first evidence of intergenerational impacts. Women exposed to the war in their grow- ing years exhibit reduced adult stature, increased likelihood of being overweight, earlier […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 523, September 2017

Planning Ahead for Better Neighborhoods: Long Run Evidence from Tanzania Guy Michaels, Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, Ferdinand Rauch, Tanner Regan, Neeraj Baruah, Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin Abstract What are the long run consequences of planning and providing basic infrastructure in neigh- borhoods, where people build their own homes? We study “Sites and Services” projects imple- mented in seven Tanzanian […]