Funding to take part in EGAP 11

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.

EGAP is hiring an Assistant Director!

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.

Sept 2013: Call for New Members

The Experiments in Governance and Politics Network (EGAP) is pleased to announce a call for up to 20 new members.

Application Deadline: 30 September 2013

To apply please register your interest and describe your research interests here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJVc0Q4MmxGRFZyRjBWVEp1dFBaRXc6MA

For more information, please contact the chair of the new members committee Daniel Posner at dposner@polisci.ucla.edu

The group: EGAP is dedicated to designing and implementing experimental research on topics of governance, politics, and institutions. We seek to forge partnerships between researchers and practitioners committed to high quality research on the politics of global development, advance evidence-based policy making, and improve the quality of experiments in the social sciences.

Call for Papers: 2013 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries Dec 5-6, 2013

The Choice Lab, Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2013

The Experimental Social Science Laboratory (X-lab) and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at UC Berkeley, and The Choice Lab at NHH Norwegian School of Economics are pleased to announce the 2013 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) to be held from December 5-6 at the Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway.

The aim of the conference is to bring together the community of scholars who employ laboratory experimental economics methods for research in developing countries. Keynote speakers are Charles Sprenger (Stanford University) and Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley). The conference will consist of plenary, parallel, and poster sessions.

Papers should be submitted via email by September 30th to Ranveig Falch at thechoicelab@nhh.no.Preference will be given to full papers. Successful applicants will be notified by October 15. All participants will have to cover their travel and accommodation.

We also invite you to submit your work for the special issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization entitled Economic Experiments in Developing Countries. Guest editors are Shachar Kariv, Edward Miguel, Jane Zhang, and Bertil Tungodden, and the deadline for submission will be February 1st, 2014. Consult the journal website for further details.

For further information, please visit seedec2013.wordpress.com or contact Ranveig Falch atthechoicelab@nhh.no.

Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Experiments and Registration

From: Mike Findley (University of Texas-Austin), Nate Jensen (Washington University in St. Louis), and Eddy Malesky (Duke University) .  We are putting together a proposal for an edited volume on experiments in political science.  Cambridge has agreed to review the proposal and they are sending out a general call for chapter proposals.

The main contribution of the volume is that all of the studies will be pre-registered and Cambridge has agreed to review the book with everything except for the analysis of the individual chapters.  Thus our book will be evaluated on the importance of the question and the research design, not the sign, size, or significance of the results.

If you are interested in contributing a chapter please email Nate Jensen (njensen@wustl.edu) with a title, author contact information and a one-paragraph abstract by September 1.

Studies that have been already fielded, are in the field, or just at the design stage are all eligible.  Our only criteria are that the study has to be pre-registered before being fielded.  We are happy to provide more information on our pre-registration requirement, the time-line or other details.

Supporting experimental research on the political economy of development