Friday, June 9, 2017
9:30am - 3:30pm
The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 
 
 
EGAP researchers will be on hand to showcase six new field experimental studies that were carried out in coordination, all of which examine the consequences of making voters more informed about their politicians. EGAP will also present the integrated results from the six studies. This research is part of EGAP’s Metaketa Initiative, which is a new grant-making model designed to foster innovation and cumulative learning through simultaneous replication or research across multiple contexts. In addition, EGAP will use the event to study the potential utility of research for policymakers and practitioners. Please RSVP and save the date on your calendars!
 
Schedule
9:30AM: Registration
10:00AM: Introduction -- EGAP Metaketa Approach to Cumulative Learning (Susan Hyde, UC Berkeley)
10:20AM: Information and Electoral Accountability: The Research Landscape and Six New Field Experiments from Across the Globe (Taylor Boas, Boston University; Thad Dunning, UC BerkeleyMarcus Holmlund, World BankEric Kramon, George Washington University; Gareth Nellis, EGAP/UC BerkeleyPaula Pickering, College of William and MaryMelina Platas Izama, NYU Abu Dhabi; Pablo Querubin, New York University
11:30AM: Breakout Sessions -- An Experiment on Presenting Evidence and Declaring Predictions 
12:45PM: Lunch
1:15PM: Roundtable Discussion and Learning about Cumulative Learning -- Results from the Day's Study of Evidence-Based Learning (Eric Bjornlund, Democracy International; Thad Dunning, UC Berkeley; Susan Hyde, UC Berkeley; Mariana Niembro, Borde Politico; Morrison Rwakakamba, Agency for TransformationGareth Nellis, UC Berkeley)