Chris Blattman

Experimental politics

Today marks the inaugural meeting of the EGAP group: Experiments in Governance and Politics. It is a research network for scholars and practitioners engaged in field experiments on in governance, politics, and institutions.

The conference schedule is here. All the papers look good, but highlights include:

1. Yale’s Thad Dunning explores how kinship ties reduce ethnic mobilization in Mali

2. NYU’s Leonard Wantchekon on methods for applying experiments to institutions

3. Trinity College’s Pedro Vincente on the results of a program to reduce electoral violence in Nigeria

4. Yale’s Alan Gerber challenges reporting standards for social science experiments

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