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EGAP 1: New Haven, April 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch & Welcome

1:00 – 2:15

Session 1

“Cross-Cutting Cleavages and Ethnic Voting: An Experimental Study of Cousinage in Mali”
Thad Dunning (Yale University)

2:30 – 3:45

Session 2

“Randomized Evaluation of Institutions: Theory with Applications to Voting and Deliberation Experiments”
Leonard Wantchekon (New York University)

4:00 – 5:15

Session 3 – Experimental Design in Progress

“Measuring Risk Orientations toward Natural Disasters by Citizens and Public Officials”
Catherine Eckel (University of Texas, Dallas)
Rick Wilson (Rice University)

5:30 – 7:00

Business Meeting


Dinner : Peabody Museum Hall of Dinosaurs
170 Whitney Street
New Haven

Saturday, April 25, 2009

8:00 – 9:00


9:00 – 10:15

Session 4

“Social Networks in Nigeria: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Electoral Violence ” See also background
Pedro Vicente (Trinity College, Dublin)

10:30 – 11:45

Session 5 – Experimental Design in Progress

“Entertainment, Information, and Discussion: Experimenting with media techniques for civic engagement in Southern Sudan”
Betsy Levy Paluck (Princeton University)


Lunch – New Haven’s famous pizza

1:15 – 2:30

Session 6

“Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion After Civil War?”
Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University)
Jeremy Weinstein (Stanford University)

2:45 – 4:00

Session 7

“Reporting Standards for Experiments”
Alan Gerber (Yale University)

“Reporting Methodological Items in Randomized Experiments in Political Science”
Peter John (Manchester University)

4:30 – 6:00

Yale’s Collection of Musical Instruments with performance by The Alley Cats a cappella group & light reception


Closing Dinner: Foster’s
56 Orange Street
New Haven


Abbink, Klaus,  University of Amsterdam
Arceneaux,  Kevin,Temple University
Bennett, Sheree,  Yale University
Blattman, Chris,  Yale University
Bowers, Jake,  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Bullock, John,  Yale University
Butler, Daniel,  Yale University
De La O, Ana,  Yale University
Dunning, Thad,  Yale University
Eckel, Catherine,  University of Texas, Dallas
Gerber, Alan,  Yale University
Green, Donald,  Yale University
Green, Jennifer,  Yale University
Ha, Shang,  Yale University
Humphreys, Macartan,  Columbia University
Hyde, Susan,  Yale University
Imai, Kosuke,  Princeton University
John, Peter,  University of Manchester
Kern, Holger,  Yale University
Khemani, Stuti,  World Bank
Lagunes, Paul,  Yale University
Legovini, Arianna,  World Bank
McIntosh, Craig,  University of California, San Diego
Merrolla, Jennifer,  Claremont Graduate University
Moehler, Devra,  Cornell / University of Pennsylvania
Moore, Ryan,  Washington University, St. Louis
Nickerson, David,  University of Notre Dame
Paluck, Elizabeth Levy,  Harvard Academy / Princeton University
Rangarajan, Anu,  Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Rao, Vijayendra,  World Bank
Rubenson, Daniel,  Ryerson University
Sheely, Ryan,  Yale University
Singh, Smita,  William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Torgerson, David,  University of York
Vicente, Pedro,  University of Oxford
Wantchekon, Leonard,  New York University
Wilson, Rick,  Rice University
Zechmeister, Liz,  Vanderbilt University