EGAP 20: Bogota, May 2017

Bogotá, Colombia 
May 5-6, 2017
Hosts: Juan Vargas, Universidad del Rosario, and Andrés Moya, Universidad de los Andes
Theme: Elections & Representation. Elections are often the most concrete opportunity that citizens have to shape the state that governs them. Despite this, they too often result in the elevation of candidates that are not (or are not felt to be) representative of the electorate's many ascriptive dimensions. In recent years, researchers have applied rigorous methodology to drill down into the reasons for this dissonance, and to explore solutions to complex questions surrounding the interactions between voting incentives, social demography, and electoral outcomes. This workshop will serve as a forum to highlight this research and to discuss future work aimed at understanding political accountability and the role of identity in voting behavior and political representation.
Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia, May 5-6, 2017
Thursday, May 4
6:00-8:00pm - New Member Happy Hour at Hotel de la Opera (all participants welcome)
Friday, May 5
9:15 – Welcome and Introductions
9:30-10:30 – Thad Dunning: Design on discrimination in Brazil
10:30-11:00 – Break
11:00-12:00 – Victoria Shineman: Design on mobilizing convicted felons to vote in USA
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
                         Metaketa III: Natural Resources Committee Meeting
1:00-2:30 – Liz Ruedy & Linda Stern: Institional Member Brainstorming Session
2:30-3:30 – Paul Lagunes: "Stewards of Accountability: A Field Experiment on Corruption & Inefficiency in Local Public Works" (Paper)
3:30-4:00 – Break
4:00-6:30 – Networking Activity: Bogotá Graffiti Tour
7:00pm – Dinner at Tábula
Saturday, May 6
9:30-10:30 – F. Daniel Hidalgo: "Accountability within the Machine: A Research Design Proposal" (Design)
10:30-11:00 – Break
11:00-12:00 – James Long: "Reducing Corruption and Improving Institutional Performance with ICT and Digital Media in Developing Countries" (Design)
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Amanda Clayton & Amanda Robinson: "The Road to Parity: Gender and Political Recruitment in Malawian Local Councils" (Design)
2:00-3:00 – Jennifer Bussell: "Clients and Constituents: Experimental Evidence on Political Representation in India" (Paper)
3:00-3:30 – Break
3:30-4:30 – Leopoldo FergussonHoracio Larreguy Arbesu, & Andrés Moya: "Promoting Social Cohesion after Conflict: Should We Inform or Engage Emotions?" (Design)
6:30pm – Dinner at Andrés DC
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Jennifer Bussell
Amanda Clayton
Eric Coleman
Raymond Duch
Thad Dunning
Ryan Enos
Leopoldo Fergusson
Michael Findley
Aina Gallego
Miriam Golden
Fernando Daniel Hidalgo
Morgan Holmes
Susan Hyde
Paul Lagunes
Malose Langa
Horacio Larreguy Arbesu
James Long
Luis Edgardo Maldonado Navarro
Ryan Moore
Andres Moya
David Nickerson
Dan Nielson
Jessica Preece
Amanda Robinson
Daniel Rubenson
Elizabeth Ruedy
Pieter Serneels
Gabi Serrano
Victoria Shineman
Linda Stern
Juan Vargas