NEWEPS-2 (Spring 2014)

Final program for NEWEPS-2 – University of Pennsylvania – 25 April 2014

8:30am-9:15am Breakfast

9:15am-9:30am Welcome and opening remarks, Guy Grossman

9:30am-10:30am — The Adverse Effects of Targeting Aid within Communities” by Laura Paler (University of Pittsburgh) & Camille Strauss-Khan (Columbia University). Discussant: Patrick Kuhn (Princeton University)

10:30am-10:45am— Break

10:45am-11:45am—“The Ruling Party Advantage in Clientelism: Evidence from Close Elections in Punjab, Pakistan” by Saad Gulzar (New York University). Discussant: Jacob Shapiro (Princeton University)

11:45am-1pm— Lunch

1pm-2pm —“The Role of Labor Unions as Political Machines: Evidence from the Case of the Mexican Teachers’ Union” by Horacio A. Larreguy (Harvard University), Cesar E. Montiel Olea (New York University), & Pablo Querubin (New York University). Discussant: Emmerich Davies (University of Pennsylvania)

2pm-2:15pm— Break

2:15pm-3:15pm— “Selection or Incentives? Experimental Evidence on the Accountability of Village Leaders in Tanzania” by Malte Lierl (Yale University). Discussant: Peter van der Windt (Columbia University)

3:15pm-3:30pm— Break

3:30pm-4:30pm— “Patronage and Violencein Rural Communities in Zimbabwe” by Lauren Young (Columbia University). Discussant: Oliver Vanden Eynde (Paris School of Economics)

4:45pm-5:45pm— Reception, Browne Center for International Politics, Stiteler Hall, 208 S. 37th Street

6pm— Dinner, Han Dynasty, 3711 Market Street



The Northeast Workshop in Empirical Political Science (NEWEPS) is a small working group that brings together scholars who use cutting-edge empirical methods to study the political economy of governance, development and conflict. NEWEPS focuses on research that uses rigorous, creative methods to do micro-level analysis of key questions in comparative politics and international relations. Field experiments, quasi-experiments, natural experiments, and innovative uses of spatial data are of particular interest. In addition, NEWEPS encourages research answering interesting historical political economy questions using observational data. The first meeting of NEWEPS was hosted at NYU early this fall.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline – 27 January 2014
  • Decisions Announced – 14 February 2014
  • Conference –25 April 2014

Conveners: Guy Grossman, Evan Perkoski, and Jeremy Springman, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Political Science

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