Development Economics / BREAD Program Meeting

Nava Ashraf, Lorenzo Casaburi, Paulina Oliva, Benjamin A. Olken, Imran Rasul, and Dean Yang, Organizers

December 1, 2023

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Charles Room, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, December 1
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:45 am
Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Michael Faye, Give Directly
Paul Niehaus, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Tavneet Suri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

Universal Basic Income: Short-Term Results from a Long-Term Experiment in Kenya
9:35 am
Deniz Sanin, University of South Carolina

Women’s Employment, Husbands’ Economic Self-Interest and Domestic Violence
10:25 am
10:55 am
Michael D. Gechter, Pennsylvania State University
Nick Tsivanidis, University of California, Berkeley

Spatial Spillovers from High-Rise Developments: Evidence from the Mumbai Mills
11:45 am
Lightning Round 1
11:46 am
Oeindrila Dube, University of Chicago and NBER
Joshua Blumenstock, University of California at Berkeley
Michael Callen, London School of Economics

Measuring Religion from Behavior: Economic Adversity, State Control and Religious Adherence in Afghanistan
11:47 am
Arkadev Ghosh, Duke University
Prerna Kundu, University of British Columbia
Matt Lowe, University of British Columbia
Gareth Nellis, University of California, San Diego

Creating Cohesive Communities: A Youth Camp Experiment in India
11:48 am
Pedro Ferreira, Harvard University
Selim Gulesci, Trinity College Dublin
Eliana La Ferrara, Harvard University and NBER
David Smerdon, University of Queensland's
Munshi Sulaiman, BRAC

Changing Harmful Norms through Information and Coordination: Experimental Evidence from Somalia
12:15 pm
Lunch - Room Skyline CDE
1:15 pm
Josh Lerner, Harvard University and NBER
Junxi Liu, University of Warwick
Jacob Moscona, Harvard University
David Y. Yang, Harvard University and NBER

Appropriate Entrepreneurship? The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital and the Developing World
2:05 pm
Lightning Round 2
2:06 pm
Travis Baseler, University of Rochester
Jakob Hennig, The World Bank

Disastrous Displacement: The Long-Run Impacts of Landslides
2:07 pm
Kevin Carney, University of Michigan

The Effect of Social Media on Voters: Experimental Evidence from an Indian Election
2:08 pm
Maulik Jagnani, Tufts University
Meera Mahadevan, University of California at Irvine

Women Leaders Improve Environmental Outcomes: Evidence from Crop Fires in India
2:35 pm
3:05 pm
Tommaso Porzio, Columbia University and NBER
Vittorio Bassi, University of Southern California and NBER
Esau Tugume, BRAC Uganda
Alessandra Peter, New York University and NBER
Ritwika Sen, Northwestern University
Jung Hyuk Lee, University of Southern California

Self-Employment Within the Firm
3:55 pm
Etienne Le Rossignol, University of Namur
Sara Lowes, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Eduardo Montero, University of Chicago and NBER

Fallow Lengths and the Structure of Property Rights
4:45 pm