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NBER's Development Program Meeting/joint BREAD Conference


Abhijit Banerjee, Eliana La Ferrara, Mushfiq Mobarak and Duncan Thomas, Organizers


September 25-26, 2015


Feldstein Conference Room 2nd Floor
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts



Friday, September 25

Informal Work-in-Progress Preconference for Junior Members

(Organized by Sam Bazzi and Sandip Sukhtankar)

9:00 am 12:00 n


8:30 am

Continental Breakfast


9:00 am

Samuel Bazzi, Boston University

Local Government Proliferation, Diversity, and Conflict

(Joint with Matthew Gudgeon)


9:20 am

Anja Sautmann, Brown University

Subsidies, Information, and the Timing of Children's Health Care in Mali

(Joint with Samuel Brown and Mark Dean)


9:40 am

Francisca Antman, University of Colorado Boulder
For Want of a Cup: The Rise of Tea in England and the Impact of Water Quality on Economic Development


10:00 am



10:10 am

Sandip Sukhtankar, Dartmouth College

General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs: Experimental Evidence from India

(Joint with Paul Niehaus and Karthik Muralidharan)


10:30 am

Michael Callen, Harvard University

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

(Joint with James Andreoni, Karrar Jaffar, Muhammad Yasir Khan and Charles Sprenger)


10:50 am

Leonardo Burzstyn, University of California at Los Angeles

Moral Incentives: Experimental Evidence from Repayments of an Islamic Credit Card


11:10 am



11:20 am

Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Duke University

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

(Joint with Rodrigo R. Soares and Gabriel Ulyssea)


11:40 am

Owen Ozier, The World Bank

Exploiting Externalities to Estimate the Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Deworming


BREAD/NBER Fall Conference

12:00 n


1:00 pm

Jing Cai, University of Michigan
Adam Szeidl, Central European University
Interfirm Relationships and Business Performance

2:15 pm

Francesco Amodio, McGill University
Miguel Angel Martinez-Carrasco,
Universidad de Piura
Input Allocation, Workforce Management and Productivity Spillovers: Evidence from Personnel Data

3:30 pm


4:00 pm

Koichiro Ito, University of Chicago

Shuang Zhang, University of Colorado Boulder
Willingness to Pay for Clean Air: Evidence from Air Purifier Markets in China

5:15 pm

Emily L. Breza, Columbia University
Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Stanford University
Social Networks, Reputation, and Commitment: Evidence from a Savings Monitors Experiment

6:30 pm


6:30 pm

Shuttles (2) depart from the NBER for the Royal Sonesta Hotel


7:15 pm

Group Dinner at Bambara Restaurant, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA (across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)

Saturday, September 26

8:15 am

Shuttles (2) depart from the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the NBER


8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:45 am

Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato, Duke University
Xiao Yu Wang, Duke University
Shuang Zhang, University of Colorado Boulder
The One Child Policy and Promotion of Mayors in China

10:00 am


10:30 am

Joram Mayshar, Hebrew University
Omer Moav, University of Warwick
Zvika Neeman, Tel Aviv University
Luigi Pascali, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Cereals, Appropriability and Hierarchy

11:45 am

Christian Dippel, University of California at Los Angeles
Daniel Trefler, University of Toronto
Avner Greif, Stanford University
The Rents From Trade and Coercive Institutions: Removing the Sugar Coating

1:00 pm