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Joint BREAD/Minneapolis Fed Conference on Finance and Development

October 5-6, 2012
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Agenda PDF
Friday, October 5, 2012     River Room
2:00 – 2:10

Welcoming remarks

2:10 – 3:25

Selling Formal Insurance to the Informally Insure” [.pptx file]

Authors: A. Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University) and Mark Rosenzweig (Yale University)

3:25 – 4:40

Informal Insurance, Social Networks, and Savings Access: Evidence from a Framed Field Experiment"

Authors: Arun G. Chandrasekhar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cynthia Kinnan (Northwestern University), and Horacio Larreguy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

4:40 – 5:10

Coffee Break

5:10 – 6:25

Social Networks and the Decision to Insure: Evidence from Randomized Experiments in China

Author: Jing Cai (University of California, Berkeley)


Conference Dinner (Fed Dining Room)



Saturday, October 6, 2012     River Room

8:00 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45

Intermediated Loans: A New Approach to Microfinance

Authors: Pushkar Maitra (Monash University), Sandip Mitra (Indian Statistical Institute), Dilip Mookherjee(Boston University), Alberto Motta (University of New South Wales), and Sujata Visaria (Hong Kong University)

9:45 – 11:00

Dynamic lending under adverse selection with limited borrower commitment: Can it outperform group lending?"

Authors: Christian Ahlin (Michigan State University) and
Brian Waters (University of California, Los Angeles)

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30

Can You Teach a Person to Fish? Evidence From a Microfinance Privatisation Experiment

Authors: Brian Greaney (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis), Joseph P. Kaboski (Notre Dame University), and
Eva Van Leemput (Notre Dame University)

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch (Fed Dining Room)

1:30 – 2:45

Learning about Comparative Advantage in Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Thailand

Author: Anant Nyshadham (University of Southern California)

2:45 – 4:00

Wealth Heterogeneity, Income Shocks, and International Migration: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia

Author: Samuel Bazzi (University of California, San Diego)