EGAP 2: Columbia, October 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch: Faculty House. Skyline level (fourth floor) (reservation under "Peter van der Windt")
2:00 - 2:15 Welcome: Faculty House. Garden Room 1 (Macartan Humphreys)
2:15 - 3:30 Session 1 (Chair: Don Green) "Public Information and Local Government's Electoral Returns, Evidence from an Information Dissemination Campaign in the Mexican 2009 Municipal Elections" Ana De La O (Yale University)
3:45 - 5:00 Session 2 (Chair: Macartan Humphreys) "A Reasoned Basis for Inference: Randomization and Design Justifying Estimation and Testing" Jake Bowers (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
5:15 - 6:45 Business Meeting (Chair: Devra Moehler)
7:00 Dinner: Bar Bao (reservation under " Mac Humphreys")
Saturday, October 17, 2009
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 Session 3 (Chair: Don Green) "Rehabilitation of Street Youth in Monrovia" Chris Blattman (Yale University)
10:30 - 11:45 Session 4 (Chair: Macartan Humphreys) Experimental Identification of Causal Mechanisms. For more related research see here. Kosuke Imai (Princeton University)
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch: Faculty House
1:30 - 2:45 Session 5 (Chair: Devra Moehler) "The Social and Political Effects of Electricity: A Regression Discontinuity Design in Uganda" Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson University)
3:00 - 4:15-ish Session 6 (Chair: Don Green) "Report on Proposal From Standards Committee" Alan Gerber (Yale University) Please see the Consort Form. See also this paper by Isabelle Boutron, Peter John and David Torgerson.
7:00 Dinner: Henry's (reservation under "Peter van der Windt")
9:30 Event: Eric Reed Quartet at Smoke Jazz Club (reservation under "Peter van der Windt") Eric Reed (piano), Seamus Blake (saxophones), Barak Mori (bass), and McClenty Hunter (drums)