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Jan 25, 2019 (All day) to Jan 26, 2019 (All day)

Conference on Behavioral Economics and Development

Conference on Behavioral Economics and Development

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development are pleased to announce a Conference on Behavioral Economics and Development that will be hosted by Stanford University on Friday January 25 and Saturday January 26, 2019. 

Keynote speakers at the conference will include Nava Ashraf (London School of Economics), Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley), and Muriel Niederle (Stanford University).

The Scientific Organizers of the Conference are: Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University), Ray Fisman (Boston University), Pamela Jakiela (University of Maryland) and Gautam Rao (Harvard University).

Please note that this conference is only open to faculty, current PhD students, and postdocs.

Koret-Taube Conference Center
Alexandra Lisonek
(650) 723-3859

January 25, 2019

8:30am to 9:00am
Registration and breakfast
9:00am to 10:00am
Matrilineal Kinship and Spousal Cooperation: Evidence from the Matrilineal Belt


Sara Lowes

10:00am to 11:00am
Gendered Language


Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier

11:00am to 11:30am
Session break / Coffee and tea
11:30am to 12:30pm
A Gender Agenda or From the Lab to the Field to Policy


Muriel Niederle

12:30pm to 1:30pm
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply


Emily Breza, Supreet Kaur, and Nandita Krishnaswamy

2:30pm to 3:30pm
More Money, More Problems: Expectations, Wage Hikes, and Worker Voice


Achyuta Adhvaryu, Teresa Molina, and Anant Nyshadham

3:30pm to 4:00pm
Session break / Coffee and Tea
4:00pm to 5:00pm
A Cross-Societal Comparison of Cooperative Dispositions and Norm Enforcement


Till Olaf Weber, Simon Gachter, Benjamin Beranek, Fatima Lambarraa, and Jonathan Schulz

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Behavioral Experiments with Work Effort: Needing a Piece-Rate Metric


Stefano DellaVigna

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Faculty, Postdoc, and Presenter Dinner

January 26, 2019

8:30am to 9:30am
Breakfast and discussion panel
Behavioral Economics and Development
9:30am to 10:00am
Session break / Coffee and tea
10:00am to 11:00am
When Nudge Comes to Shove: Demand for Commitment in Microfinance Contracts


Uzma Afzal, Giovanna d'Adda, Marcel Fafchamps, Simon Quinn, and Farah Said

11:00am to 12:00pm
The Endowment Effect and Collateralized Loans


Kevin Carney, Xinyue Lin, Michael Kremer, and Gautam Rao

12:00pm to 1:00pm
1:00pm to 2:00pm
What Motivates Health Behavior: Preferences, Constraints, or Beliefs? Evidence from Psychological Interventions in Kenya


Johannes Haushofer, Anett John, and Kate Orkin

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Frontiers of Behavioral Economics and Development: Learning about Preferences and Beliefs


Nava Ashraf

3:00pm to 3:30pm
Session break / Coffee and tea
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Motivating Bureaucrats with Non-monetary Incentives When State Capacity is Weak: Evidence from Large-scale Field Experiments in Peru


Andrew Dustan, Stanislao Maldonado, and Juan Manuel Hernandez-Agramonte

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Motivating Political Candidacy and Performance: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan


Saad Gulzar and Muhammad Yasir Khan