BREAD Conference on Behaviourial Economics and Development


The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Mind and Behaviour Research Group at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), University of Oxford, are pleased to announce a Conference on Behavioural Economics and Development that will be hosted at the University of Oxford from Wednesday 5 to Thursday 6 February 2020. The Scientific Organizers of the Conference are: Nava Ashraf (London School of Economics), Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University), Kate Orkin (University of Oxford) and Simon Quinn (University of Oxford).

The BREAD conference will be followed on Friday 7 February by a one-day conference organized by the Mind & Behaviour Research Group, co-hosted by Stefan Dercon, Kate Orkin, and Alan Stein. This conference focuses specifically on the role of cognitive functions and mental health in economic decisions. The conference aims to facilitate new cross-disciplinary collaborations and will include invited presentations of experimental design and work in progress from economists, psychologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists. All participants to the BREAD Conference are warmly invited to attend.


Submissions are invited from all interested researchers on any topic at the intersection of Behavioral and Development Economics.


  • Funding available for the travel and accommodation for one person per selected paper;
  • Travel and accommodation costs for up to 10 BREAD fellows will also be covered by the conference on a first-come-first-served basis;
  • Non-BREAD members are welcome to attend.

How to apply?

Please submit your paper and abstract for consideration via email to [email protected] with the text “BREAD Oxford 2020 submission” in the subject line.

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