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EGAP Learning Days 9
Organized by Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP)
in association with
Universidad Católica del Uruguay
February 26-March 2, 2018
photocreditThe Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network is organizing a Learning Days workshop for principal investigators (PIs) in Latin America. This five-day event aims to spread the concepts and tools of experimental methodology for social science research. The workshop will cover sessions on key aspects in the design of experimental impact evaluations, presentations of experimental research, statistical exercises (with and without statistical software), and individual advisory sessions for participants to work on their own research designs. Key topics include causal inference, hypothesis testing, randomization, power, average treatment effects, non-compliance, and more. Accepted applicants will be expected to complete a brief preparatory exercise before arriving for the workshop.
The final agenda will be available on this page. For previous workshop agendas, see:
Organization: This event is organized by Maarten Voors (Wageningen University, EGAP Trainings Director) and Rafael Piñeiro (Universidad Católica). The workshop instructors will be:
  • Jake Bowers (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)                                                                                          
  • Maarten Voors (Wageningen University)                                                                                                                                         
  • Fernando Rosenblatt (Universidad Diego Portales)
  • Tara Slough (Columbia University)
  • Natalia Garbiras-Díaz (University of California, Berkeley)
Scholarships: Accepted applicants will be contacted to coordinate travel details and request additional information. The workshop’s organizers will cover the financial costs of: airfare to and from the workshop location, lodging, breakfast/lunch/snacks, and a celebratory dinner the last night. Participants are responsible for other dinners, visa arrangements, and incidentals.
Participants: The workshop is designed for principal investigators--i.e. professors, post-doctoral fellows, PhD students, and NGO/government agency evaluators who implement experimental research projects on programs related to institutions, governance, and development. The workshop is limited to applicants based (anywhere) in Latin America. Applicants must have training in social sciences, and should have basic knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics. Finally, as the sessions will be conducted in English, applicants must have a professional command of the language (reading and speaking). In order to maintain a productive atmosphere, the meeting will have a maximum of 15 participants.
photo credit: David Almeida, presented via Creative Commons license