NEWEPS-3 (Fall 2014)

Final program for NEWEPS-3 – New York University – 19 September 2014

11:45-12:30 — Lunch

12:30-1:30 — “Unintended Effects of Assimilation Policies: The Prohibition of German in US Schools after World War I” by Vasiliki Fouka (UPF). Discussant: David Stasavage (NYU)

1:30 – 2:30 — “Prosocial Insurgents: Evidence from Nepal’s Maoists” by Michael Gilligan (NYU) and Cyrus Samii (NYU). Discussant: Bilal Siddiqi (World Bank)

2:30 – 3:00 — Break

3:00 – 4:00 — “The Strategic Shuffle: Ethnic Geography, the Internal Security Apparatus and Winning Elections in Kenya” by Mai Hassan (Harvard). Discussant: Kimuli Kasara (Columbia)

4:00 – 5:00 — “Accountability of Public Officials under Appointments and Elections – Evidence from Indonesia” by Priya Mukherjee (Cornell). Discussant: Sahar Parsa (Tufts)

5:00 – 5:15 — NEWEPS planning meeting

5:15 – 6:30 — Reception at NYU Politics

6:30 – 8:00 — Dinner (by invitation)


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.

Important Dates

  • Complete draft papers deadline and detailed research designs – 15 August 2014
  • Decisions – 22 August 2014
  • Final paper/design deadline – 5 September 2014
  • Conference – 19 September, 2014

Conveners: Cyrus Samii, Saad Gulzar and Renard Sexton of NYU Department of Politics and Horacio Larreguy of Harvard Department of Government


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