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EGAP 20: Bogotá, May 2017

Bogotá, Colombia 
May 5-6, 2017
Hosts: Juan Vargas, Universidad del Rosario, and Andrés Moya, Universidad de los Andes
Theme: Elections & Representation. Elections are often the most concrete opportunity that citizens have to shape the state that governs them. Despite this, they too often result in the elevation of candidates that are not (or are not felt to be) representative of the electorate's many ascriptive dimensions. In recent years, researchers have applied rigorous methodology to drill down into the reasons for this dissonance, and to explore solutions to complex questions surrounding the interactions between voting incentives, social demography, and electoral outcomes. This workshop will serve as a forum to highlight this research and to discuss future work aimed at understanding political accountability and the role of identity in voting behavior and political representation.
Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia, May 5-6, 2017
Thursday, May 4
6:00-8:00pm - New Member Happy Hour at Hotel de la Opera (all participants welcome)
Friday, May 5
9:15 – Welcome and Introductions
9:30-10:30 – Thad Dunning: "Race and Discrimination: Evidence from Campaign Donors" (Design)
10:30-11:00 – Break
11:00-12:00 – Victoria Shineman: "Two Field Experiments Mobilizing US Citizens Who Have Felony Convictions" (Design)
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
                         Metaketa III: Natural Resources Committee Meeting
1:00-2:30 – Liz Ruedy: "Empower Initiative: Promoting Women's Participation in Public Life in Jordan" (IRI Institutional Session)
                       Linda Stern: "Mitigating Electoral Violence in Papua New Guinea" (NDI Institional Session)
2:30-3:30 – Paul Lagunes: "Stewards of Accountability: A Field Experiment on Corruption & Inefficiency in Local Public Works" (Paper)
3:30-4:00 – Break
4:00-6:30 – Networking Activity: Bogotá Graffiti Tour
7:00pm – Dinner at Tábula
Saturday, May 6
9:30-10:30 – F. Daniel Hidalgo: "Accountability within the Machine: A Research Design Proposal" (Design)
10:30-11:00 – Break
11:00-12:00 – Juan Vargas: "Illicit Behavior and the Foundations of State-Building: Evidence from Colombia" (Paper)
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Amanda Clayton & Amanda Robinson: "The Road to Parity: Gender and Political Recruitment in Malawian Local Councils" (Design)
2:00-3:00 – Jennifer Bussell: "When are Legislators Partisan? Targeted Distribution and Constituency Service in India" (Paper)
3:00-3:30 – Break
3:30-4:30 – Leopoldo FergussonHoracio Larreguy Arbesu, & Andrés Moya: "Promoting Social Cohesion after Conflict: Should We Inform or Engage Emotions?" (Design)
6:30pm – Dinner at Andrés DC
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Jennifer Bussell
Amanda Clayton
Eric Coleman
Raymond Duch
Thad Dunning
Ryan Enos
Leopoldo Fergusson
Michael Findley
Aina Gallego
Miriam Golden
Fernando Daniel Hidalgo
Morgan Holmes
Susan Hyde
Paul Lagunes
Malose Langa
Horacio Larreguy Arbesu
Luis Edgardo Maldonado Navarro
Ryan Moore
Andres Moya
David Nickerson
Dan Nielson
Amanda Robinson
Daniel Rubenson
Elizabeth Ruedy
Pieter Serneels
Gabi Serrano
Victoria Shineman
Linda Stern
Juan Vargas