NEWEPS-7 (Fall 2016)

Final program for NEWEPS-7  at NYU, September 16, 2016

11:30 – 12:30 — Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 — “The Psychology of Descriptive Politics” by Emily West (NYU). Discussant: Soeren Henn (Harvard)

1:30 – 2:30 — “Why do Citizens Become Politicians? Experimental Evidence on Candidacy” by Saad Gulzar (NYU). Discussant: Laura Paler (University of Pittsburgh)

2:30 – 3:00 — Break

3:00 – 4:00 — “Strength in Numbers: How (a lack of) Social Networks has Perpetuated India’s Political Gender Gap” by Soledad Artiz Prillaman (Harvard). Discussant: Sarah Khan (Columbia)

4:00 – 5:00 — “Eyes on, Hands off: A Field Experiment on Political Oversight, Local Bureaucracy, and Public Service Provision” by Pia Raffler (Yale). Discussant: Nicholas Haas (NYU)


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 – 12 August 2016
  • Decisions – 17 August 2016
  • Final paper/design deadline – 9 September 2016
  • Conference – 16 September 2016

Conveners: Cyrus Samii, Hanna Niczyporuk, and Antonella Bandiera (NYU)