EGAP 9: UCL May-June 2013

Friday 31 May
9:00 arrival and registration, welcome

Session A: Conflict Session B: Identity
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9.30-10.30  
Cyrus Samii
Promoting Democracy in Fragile States: Insights from a Field Experiment in Liberia (with Eric Mvukiyehe)
Jasjeet Sekhon
Mobilizing Identities: Religious Practice and Political Action in India
10.45-11.45  
Chris Blattman
Building institutions at the micro-level: New medium term results from a field experiment in property dispute and conflict resolution (Gated link)
Stuti Khemani
Clientelism and Identity
12:00-1:00  
Abigail Barr
Economic Status and acknowledgement of earned entitlement
Betsy Sinclair
Voters Like You: Social Group Cues in Behavior and Opinion (Gated link)

1:00-2:00pm: Lunch
Plenary sessions

2:00pm-3:00pm (Plenary)
Annette Brown The Impact of Public Information on the Electoral Behavior of Citizens and the Decision-Making of Politicians in Developing Countries

3:00-5:00pm (Plenary) Donor session: strategies and challenges for impact evaluation of governance and politics interventions

  • USAID, Sarah Mendelson/David Yang/Altin Ilirjani
  • World Bank, Nick Manning/Jurgen Blum
  • DFID, Mark Robinson/Lina Payne, Micol Martini
  • Moderator: Macartan Humphreys (Columbia)

5:00-6:30 EGAP ExComm Meeting

7:00 Conference dinner (Pescatore on Charlotte Street)


Saturday 1 June
9:00 arrival and registration, welcome

Session A: Design Workshop Session B: Political Accountability
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9:30-10:30  
Peter John
Field experiments incorporating information: Research design (with Carley, James, Richardson, Ryan and Stoker)
Ghazala Mansuri
Performance Pay and Mission: a randomized experiment with community facilitators in a national CDD project in Pakistan. (Gated link)
10:45-11:45  
Jeremy Weinstein
Transparency and Spin: How Political Communication Reinforces (or Undermines) Political Accountability (with Grant Gordon and Macartan Humphreys)
Dan Nielson
Reputation, Information Asymmetry and NGO Opportunism: A Randomized Global Field Experiment
12-1pm  
Ryan T Moore
Toward Vote & Vax Experiments (Gated link)
Guy Grossman
Does Information Technology Flatten Interest Articulation? Evidence from Uganda
(with Macartan Humphreys and Gabriella Sacramone-Lutz, CU)

1:00-2:00pm: Lunch

2:00-3:00pm  
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Fernando Martel
Graphs for analysis: Definition and Diagnosis of Problematic Attrition in Randomized Controlled Experiments
Daniel Posner
Does Information Lead to More Active Citizenship? Evidence from an Education Intervention in Rural Kenya (with Evan Lieberman and Lilly Tsai)

3:00-4:00pm
Don Green Collection of Delinquent Fines: An Adaptive Randomised Trial to Assess the Effectiveness of Alternative Text Messages (with Haynes, Gallagher, John and Torgerson)

4:00-5:00 EGAP General Business Meeting

5:30 Trip to Greenwich & Conference dinner at 7:30 at Devonport House

Participants:

Abigail Barr
Altin Ilirjani
Alyoscia D’Onofrio
Annette Brown
Betsy Sinclair
Chris Blattman
Cyrus Samii
Dan Nielson
Dan Posner
Daniel Rubenson
David Torgerson
Don Green
Eric Dickson
Erik Wibbels
Fernando Martel
Florencia Guerzovich
Gerard Padro I Miquel
Ghazala Mansuri
Guy Grossman
Gwyneth McClendon
Jasjeet Sekhon
Jeremy Weinstein
Kelly Bidwell
Laura Paler
Lina Payne
Macartan Humphreys
Mark Robinson
Mike Duthie
Oliver James
Paul Richards
Pedro Vicente
Peter John
Ryan T Moore
Sheree Bennett
Stephanie Wykstra
Stuti Khemani
Susan Hyde
Thad Dunning
Vijayendra Rao