EGAP 6: MIT, November 2011

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Venue: MIT Faculty Club
50 Memorial Drive, Bldg. E52 — 6th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139
(Map of MIT’s East Campus)8:00am-8:30am
Breakfast, Catered at Faculty Club

8:00am-8:30am
Breakfast, Catered at Faculty Club

8:30am-9:00am
Welcome and Current Research from Members

9:00am-10:30am
Leonard Wantchekon
“Deliberative Campaign Strategies and Transition from Clientelism, Experimental Evidence from Benin.”

10:30am-10:45am
Coffee Break

10:45am-12:15pm
Rohini Pande (with Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone and Nicholas Ryan)
“Can Improved Economic Incentives Fix a Failed Third-Party Audit Market?”

12:15pm-1:30 pm
Lunch, Catered at MIT Faculty Club

1:30pm-3:00pm
Ben Olken (with Junko Onishi and Susan Wong)
“Should Aid Reward Performance? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Health and Education in Indonesia.”

3:00pm-3:15pm
Coffee Break

3:15pm-4:45pm
Danila Serra (with Abigail Barr and Truman Packard)
“Is turning out to vote a public good contribution? Evidence from Albania.”

7:30pm (arrive by 7:15pm if possible)
Dinner:
Rendezvous, 502 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4029 (Map)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Venue: MIT Building E51, Room 372
Entrance at 2 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(Map of MIT’s East Campus)9:00am-10:00am
Breakfast, Catered in E51 Reception area

10:00am-12:00pm
Methods Panel

Jake Bowers
“Reasoning about Interference Between Units: Statistical Inference for Spillover and Interference in Randomized Experiments”

Kosuke Imai
“Understanding and Improving Fixed Effects Regression Models for Causal Inference”

Ryan Moore
“Blocking for Sequential Political Experiments”

12:00pm-1:30pm
Lunch, Catered in E51 Reception Area

1:30pm-3:00pm
Devra C Moehler (with Jeffrey Conroy-Kurtz and Rosario Aguilar-Pariente)
“Parties on the Ballot: Visual Cues and Voting Behavior in Uganda”

3:00-3:15pm
Coffee Break

3:15pm-4:15pm
Business Meeting

7:30pm (arrive by 7:15pm if possible)
Dinner:
John Harvard’s Brew House, 33 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Map)

Participants:

Adam Berinsky (guest)
Alyoscia D’onofrio
Ana De La O
Arianna Legovini
Ben Olken (guest)
Brian Scholl
Chris Blattman
Dan Posner (guest)
Daniel Rubenson
Danila Serra
David Nickerson
Devra Moehler
Elizabeth Levy Paluck
Fotini Christia
Ghazala Mansuri
Jake Bowers
Jasjeet Sekhon
Jennifer Merrolla
Jens Hainmueller (guest)
Jeremy Weinstein
Klaus Abbink
Kosuke Imai
Leonard Wantchekon
Macartan Humphreys
Nahomi Ichino
Pedro Vicente
Peter John
Rohini Pande (guest)
Ryan Moore
Song Kim (guest)
Susan Hyde
Teppei Yamamoto (guest)
Thad Dunning