NEWEPS-15 (Fall 2020)

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. The meeting does not have a specific geographic focus.

The “conference” section of the NEWEPS website explains how conference meetings function and how papers are selected to balance various considerations (paper potential, upcoming job market paper, previous presentations and participation, and demographic and institutional diversity) with the goal of maintaining a strong and inclusive NEWEPS community. 

Our fifteenth meeting will be a half-day event held on September 18, 2020 via Zoom. Following the structure of the last online NEWEPS meeting, we will hold two parallel sessions where a total of 4 papers will be presented

If you are interested in attending the conference, please fill out the registration form: link.


The workshop organizers invite submissions for completed papers and detailed research designs to be included in the NEWEPS-15 program. Priority will be given to papers that use innovative methods to study questions relating to governance, representation, conflict, or development.

Both faculty and graduate students are encouraged to submit their work. We hope to hold meetings where a diverse range of perspectives can be heard, and thus strongly encourage submissions from authors identifying with under-represented groups.

The paper submission deadline is August 28, 2020. Please send submissions to


  • August 28: Submission deadline
  • September 2: Announcement of selected papers
  • September 11: Confirmation of attendance
  • September 11: Final submissions of selected papers due
  • September 18: NEWEPS-15 Conference

Conveners: NEWEPS Team