Spring 2012: Experiments in Development (UBC)

The 2012 Experiments in Development Series will take place from 12:00 – 14:00 in seminar room Buchanan C 403.

The series is, generously supported by the Trudeau Foundation and the Department of Political Science at UBC, brings leading political scientists and economists to UBC to discuss new experimental research on questions of policy relevance. For more information contact Macartan Humphreys (mh2245@columbia.edu).

Date Speaker Topic
Fri 27 Jan Guy Grossman (Princeton/Columbia) The Impact of Elections on Cooperation
Fri 17 Feb Ted Miguel (Berkeley) Reshaping Institutions:
Evidence on Aid Impacts Using a Pre-Analysis Plan
Fri 9 Mar Cyrus Samii (NYU) Preventing Electoral Intimidation: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Liberia (Paper)
Fri 16 Mar Craig McIntosh (UCSD) Designing Experiments To Measure Spillover And Threshold Effects [Evidence from Malawi]
Mon 19 Mar Thad Dunning (Yale) Miniconference on Draft Book on Natural Experiments (related reading: RSI chapter)
Fri 20 Apr Eddie Malesky (UCSD) The Adverse Effects of Sunshine” (on transparency in an authoritarian assembly)
Fri 27 -Sat 28 Apr EGAP meeting Seventh Meeting of the Experiments in Governance and Politics Research Network hosted at UBC.