NEWEPS-12 (Spring 2019)


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 twelfth meeting will be a half-day event held on April 26, 2019 at Harvard. 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-12 program. The deadline for submission of these is March 1, 2019.

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:

  • March 1: Submission deadline
  • March 15: Announcement of selected papers
  • April 19: Final submissions of selected papers due
  • April 16: NEWEPS-12 Conference at Harvard

Conveners: Horacio Larreguy, Pia Raffler, Soeren Henn, and Alyssa Huberts (Harvard)