The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network is planning an EGAP Learning Days workshop in Santiago, Chile. This five-day meeting aims to support PIs in developing experimental research designs. It consists of workshops focused on critical aspects of impact evaluation designs or experimental interventions and workshops to assist participants with their own research designs. It will take place at the Universidad Diego Portales from May 7-11, 2016 and the full agenda will be posted soon.



Organization: The event is organized by Fernando Rosenblatt (Universidad Diego Portales) and Jake Bowers (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). The EGAP members supporting this workshop will be:

  • Jake Bowers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Thad Dunning, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ana de la O, Yale University
  • Maarten Voors, Wageningen University

We invite young professors, post-doctoral fellows, PhD candidates, or policymakers (in charge of the design and/or impact evaluations of public policies) from Latin America that use or seek to use experimental methods in their research to apply. Applicants must have a background in social sciences as well as basic knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics. Finally, please note that the workshop´s language is English; applicants should feel comfortable reading and exchanging ideas in English. To ensure a fruitful exchange, 10 applicants will be accepted.

To apply, please send your CV and brief statement of purpose (up to 500 words describing your experimental research project you would like to focus on during the class) to:

If you have any colleagues, students, or friends that fit the above description, please encourage them to apply.

Deadline: December 20, 2015.

Fellowships: Accepted applicants will be contacted to coordinate further details and to request additional information. Each fellowship covers participants´ costs, including: flight tickets to/from Santiago (when needed), housing, breakfast, and lunch. The selection committee is composed of the organizers and the professors of the event.


Workshop Agenda