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EGAP 7: Vancouver, April 2012

27-28 April 2012

Location: The Case Room at the Liu Institute for Global issues

Friday 27 April

11 – 12 Design 1

Kelly Bidwell “The Impact of Information on Voter Knowledge and Engagement: Evidence from the 2012 Elections in Sierra Leone” (Katherine Casey, Rachel Glennerster, Kelly Bidwell)

12-1 Design II

Guy Grossman. “Innovations to increase public services provision at the local government level in Uganda.

1-2:15 Lunch

2-3:15 Methods I:

Lynn Vavreck. Experimental evidence on differences in responses between in-person and self-completed questionnaires.

3:15-4:15 Results 1:

Macartan Humphreys. “International Aid and Local Accountability: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Congo”

4:30-5:45 Policy Forum

DFID, Gates, and others: Making use of Development Research for Development policy

6:30 – Conference Dinner at Raincity Grill

Saturday 28 April

9:30 -10:30: Results II

Daniel Rubenson “Property Rights, Beliefs and Values: Evidence From a Field Experiment in Mongolia”

10:45-12:00 Results III

Alan Jacobs: Time, Institutions, and Uncertainty: An Experimental Investigation

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30: Methods I

Cyrus Samii “Estimating Causal Effects Under General Interference” (with Peter M. Aronow)

2:30-3:30: Methods III

Daniel Corstange “Who Wants to Know? The effects of sponsorship of surveys on subject responses.”

3:45-4:45 Results IV

Michael Findley. “Corruption and international standards: experimental evidence on the effects of international rules mandating that incorporation services establish their customers’ true identities. “

5 – 5:30 Business Meeting

6:30 – 9:30 Harbor Cruise & Dinner (Leaves from Denman Street)

  • Kevin Arceneaux, Temple University
  • Kelly Bidwell, Innovations for Poverty Action
  • Eric Coleman, Florida State University
  • Daniel Corstange, University of Maryland
  • Eric Dickson, NYU
  • Mike Duthie, Social Impact
  • Michael Findley, Birgham Young University
  • Christia Fotini, MIT
  • Linda Frey, Hewlett Foundation
  • Alan Gerber, Yale
  • Don Green, Columbia University
  • Guy Grossman, Princeton
  • Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University/ UBC
  • Jonathan Jones, International Republican Institute
  • Peter Loewen, University of Toronto
  • Ryan T. Moore, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Alyoscia D’Onofrio, International Rescue Committee
  • Helen Richards, Department for International Development
  • Daniel Rubenson, Ryerson University
  • Cyrus Samii, New York University
  • Alexandra Scacco, New York University
  • Linda Stern, National Democratic Institute
  • Rick Wilson, Rice University
  • Lynn Vavreck, UCLA


  • Anjali Bohlken, UBC
  • Antje Ellerman, UBC
  • Lynn Hancock, UBC
  • Alan Jacobs, UBC
  • Jodi Nelson, Gates Foundation
  • Andrew Owen, UBC
  • Godber Tumushabe, Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment
  • Sule Yaylaci, UBC