NEWEPS-6 (Spring 2016)

NEWEPS-6 (Spring 2016)

Final program for NEWEPS-6 – Harvard University – 15 April 2016

11:30 – 12:30 — Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 — “The Psychology of Political Risk. Repression, Fear, and Mobilization” by Lauren Young (Columbia). Discussant: Soeren Henn (Harvard)

1:30 – 2:30 — “Information and Communication Technologies, Wartime Informing, and Insurgent Violence” by Andrew Shaver (Princeton). Discussant: Shelley Liu (Harvard)

2:30 – 3:00 — Break

3:00 – 4:00 — “The Political Economy of Labor and Environmental Conflict in Extractive Industries: Evidence from Peru” by Renard Sexton (NYU). Discussant: Julie Weaver (Harvard)

4:00 – 5:00 — “The Real Winner’s Curse” by Nelson Ruiz-Guarin (LSE). Discussant: Jessie Bullock (Harvard)



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 – 4 March 2016
  • Decisions – 18 March 2016
  • Final paper/design deadline – 1 April 2016
  • Conference – 15 April 2016


Conveners: Horacio Larreguy, Shelley Liu, and John Marshall (Harvard University), Jake Shapiro (Princeton University)