NEWEPS-5 (Fall 2015)

NEWEPS-5 (Fall 2015)

Final program for NEWEPS-5 – New York University – 18 September 2015

11:30 – 12:30 — Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 — “Dual Mandates, Patronage, and Partisanship in the French Third Republic” by Alexandra Cirone (LSE and Columbia). Discussant: Emmerich Davies (UPenn)

1:30 – 2:30 — “The Lessons the Private Sector Teaches: Using a Downstream Experiment to Understand the Effect of Private Schools on Political Behavior” by Emmerich Davies (UPenn). Discussant: Alexandra Cirone (LSE and Columbia)

2:30 – 3:00 — Break

3:00 – 4:00 “Presidential Descriptive Representation and Political Efficacy” by Emily West (NYU). Discussant: Austin Wright (Princeton)

4:00 – 5:00 “Economic Shocks and Rebel Tactics: Evidence from Colombia” by Austin Wright (Princeton). Discussant: Emily West (NYU)


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 – 1 August 2015
  • Decisions – 15 August 2015
  • Final paper/design deadline – 5 September 2015
  • Conference – 18 September 2015

Conveners: Cyrus Samii, Saad Gulzar and Renard Sexton, NYU and Guy Grossman, UPenn