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EGAP 12: Princeton, October 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

*For all gated papers, see here

8:15 AM: Coffee/breakfast available (Peretsman Scully Lobby)

1.1 Plenary Session: Papers (Peretsman Scully 101)

  • 8:55 AM: Welcome
  • 9:00– 10:00 AM: Helen Milner, Dan Nielson, et al: Citizen Perceptions of the Resource Curse and Aid Dependence
  • 10:00– 11:00 AM: Sheree Bennett, IRC: How Can CDD Improve Social Cohesion in Conflict-Affected Contexts?

11:00-11:15 AM: Coffee Break

  • 11:15– 12:15 PM: Chris Blattman: “Reducing crime and violence: Experimental evidence from behavior change and cash transfers”

12:15-1:30 PM: Lunch (onsite, A-level of Peretsman Scully Hall, indoor & outdoor space)

1.2 Research Design Workshop (2 sessions per slot, breakout rooms in Peretsman Scully)


  • 1:30 – 2:30 PM: Peretsman Scully 511: Gwyneth McClendon: “Christian Influences on Ethnic Politics? Preliminary Research Design”
  • 1:30 – 2:30 PM: Peretsman Scully 411: Joel Selway: Regionalism vs. Nationalism in Thailand


  • 2:30- 3:30 PM: Peretsman Scully 511: David Nickerson: “Increasing Compliance with the National Voter Registration Act”
  • 2:30- 3:30 PM: Peretsman Scully 411: Ali Hasanain: “Personalities and Public Sector Performance: Evidence from a Health Experiment in Pakistan“

3:30-4:00 PM: Coffee Break (A-level of Peretsman Scully Hall, indoor & outdoor space)

1.3 Plenary Session: Peretsman Scully 101

  • 4:00-5:10 PM: Field experiments in Psychology: Applications to scarcity and stress (Guest speakers: Eldar Shafir and Johannes Haushofer, Princeton Psychology & WWS)

5:10-5:30 PM: Discussion and wrap-up

8:00 PM: Dinner at Mistral, 66 Witherspoon St Princeton. Walk there (refer to map & directions handout in folder)

Saturday October 18, 2014

8:30 AM: Coffee/breakfast available (Peretsman Scully Lobby)

Peretsman Scully 101

  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM: Peter Loewen: Expertise and Efficacy in Elite Political Decisionmaking
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM: Leonard Wantchekon, Daniel Rubenson, Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma: “Policy Deliberation and Voting Behavior: A Campaign Experiment in the Philippines”

11:00-11:15 AM: Coffee Break (A-level of Peretsman Scully Hall, indoor & outdoor space)

2.1 Plenary Session:

  • 11:15 – 12:15 PM: Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative work (Macartan Humphreys, with lead-off comments from Peter Loewen and Chris Blattman) Mixing Methods: A Bayesian Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Causal Inference

12:15 PM-1:45 PM Lunch (Peretsman Scully 101)

  • 12:45PM: Lunchtime discussion with Ana de la O, “The Effect of Federal and State Audits on Municipal Accountability: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment (Preliminary draft)”

2:00 3:15PM: [Ex-Comm meeting] (Peretsman Scully Hall, 411)

3:15 4:15 PM: Optional walk on Princeton’s towpath
In case of rain: Princeton art museum

5:00 PM: Dinner at Agricola, 11 Witherspoon St, Princeton (refer to map & directions handout in folder)



Peter Aronow 
Sheree Bennett
Adam Berinsky 
Graeme Blair
Chris Blattman
Elizabeth Carlson
Ana De La O 
Thad Dunning
Jessica Gottlieb
Guy Grossman
Ali Hasanain 
Macartan Humphreys
Kosuke Imai
Peter John
Eric Kramon
Jaclyn Leaver
Elizabeth Levy Paluck
Peter Loewen 
Abigail Long
Gwyneth McClendon  
Helen Milner
David Nickerson
Laura Paler
Daniel Rubenson
Cyrus Samii
Joel Selway
Bhavna Sharma
Lynn Vavreck
Rebecca Wolfe