We invite proposals for a special issue of Comparative Political Studies (CPS) on research transparency in the social sciences. Proposals for original research papers using quantitative or qualitative approaches, and collecting quantitative or qualitative data are all encouraged. The deadline for submitted proposals is September 15, 2014 for a Special CPS issue scheduled to appear in 2015-16 academic year. Please see attachment for full call for papers. (Call also posted here: http://www.ipdutexas.org/cps-transparency-special-issue.html
Proposals should follow the standard CPS submission requirements for normal articles, but should be submitted directly to the special issue editors at: email@example.com
. We encourage you to contact the special issue editors at the above email if you have any questions.
Michael Findley, Nathan Jensen, Edmund Malesky, Thomas Pepinsky
Save the date! EGAP 13 will be held in Los Angeles, CA on February 20-21, 2015. More information to come soon!
The Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network is soliciting proposals that seek to assess the role of information in the selection of effective politicians in developing countries. A critical feature of this regranting initiative is that we seek to fund experimental research that may lead to greater cumulation of knowledge in this policy area. Doing this successfully will require a high degree of coordination across funded research teams. We invite studies that address the central question using two or more experimental treatment conditions…
More information coming soon!
See agenda and more here.
Q&A: See responses to questions regarding the regranting round here
EGAP 11 will take place in UC Berkeley on April 11 & 12. Up to four funded slots (including two generously provided by 3ie) are reserved for developing country scholars or practitioners working on or planning to work on experimental projects on governance and politics. Funded slots will cover transport, visa, and hotel costs (although unfortunately no support for visas beyond costs and a letter of invitation is possible). If interested, send a note to the conference chair Thad Dunning thad.dunning at berkeley.edu by 5 March with a CV and a cover letter describing why you would like to attend. For information on past meetings see here.
20140205: The search is still on! Follow this link to apply.
The Experiments in Governance and Politics network (EGAP) is looking for an Assistant Director starting late February. This should be a very exciting position with a lot of room to be creative and to have a big impact on experimental research in governance and politics.
The position will be appointed at the rank of Staff Associate at Columbia University. The Staff Associate will work closely with the Director and Board of Directors in a variety of tasks related to research and program development. Responsibilities will include developing tools for facilitating coordination between research teams and development practitioners; coordinating the work of social science and journalism research assistants in the generation of briefs, working paper series, and web content; assisting in the development of show case working papers by grant recipients; gathering research designs and drafting policy briefs; organizing the biannual research meeting in coordination with local hosts and meeting committees; supporting initiatives for developing research agendas such as an annual call for seed grants or full grant rounds for EGAP members; and supporting EGAP at external events as well as at University meetings.
Focus areas: Factors shaping pathways into and out of poverty; political and institutional conditions for poverty reduction; measures to reduce the risks and impact of violence and instability on the poorest. Deadline: 16.00 (UK time), 16 January 2014. See here for more