NEWEPS-11 (Fall 2018)


Please visit the following link for papers to be discussed at NEWEPS-11:

NEWEPS-11 Papers


Location: 19 West 4th St., Room 217, New York University

11:30-12:30 — Lunch

12:30-1:30 — “Bureaucrats Driving Inequality: Experimental Evidence from Colombia” by Tara Slough (Columbia). Discussant: Jake Shapiro (Princeton)

1:30-2:30 — “Becoming White: How Mass Warfare Turned Immigrants into Americans” by Soumyajit Mazumder (Harvard). Discussant: Hye Young You (NYU)

2:30-3:00 — Break

3:00-4:00 — “Friends Don’t Let Friends Free Ride” by Dorothy Kronick (Penn) and Nicholas Eubank (Vanderbilt). Discussant: Stephanie Zonszeim (NYU)

4:00-5:00 — “Elective Enforcement: The Politics of Local Immigration Policing” by Asya Magazinnik (Princeton). Discussant: Julia Payson (NYU)

Participants are then invited to attend the NYU Politics Department’s Weekly Internal Networking Event (W.I.N.E.) at 5pm, followed by a dinner reception near the NYU campus.



NEWEPS is a small working group that brings together scholars who use cutting-edge empirical methods to study the political economy of governance, representation, development and conflict. NEWEPS focuses on research that uses rigorous, creative methods to do micro-level analysis of key questions in comparative political economy and international relations. Field experiments, quasi-experiments, and innovative uses of administrative, remote-sensed, historical, or other behavioral data are of particular interest.

Our eleventh meeting will be a half-day event held on September 7, 2018 at NYU. Limited travel resources will be available for out-of-town presenters only.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the registration form.


The workshop organizers invite submissions for completed papers and detailed research designs to be included in the NEWEPS-11 program. The deadline for submission of these is July 29, 2018.

Completed studies and detailed research designs will be accepted. Priority will be given to papers that use innovative methods, including field experiments, quasi-experiments, natural experiments, administrative data, remote-sensed data, or historical data. In addition, we encourage studies that look at questions of governance, representation, conflict, or development. The meeting does not have a specific geographic focus.

Both faculty and graduate students are encouraged to submit their work. Please send submissions to

Important Dates:

  • June 15: Call for papers out
  • July 29: Submission deadline
  • August 14: Announcement of selected papers
  • August 28: Final submissions of selected papers due
  • September 7: NEWEPS-11 Conference at NYU

Conveners: Cyrus Samii, Hye Young You, Antonella Bandiera, and Matt Malis (NYU)