Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Advancing Research • Shaping Policy • Developing Leaders


EGAP is a research network for scholars and practitioners who are actively engaged in field experiments on the topics of governance, politics, and institutions, or who provide methodological expertise. Members of EGAP are accepted into the network by the steering committee. The group meets twice a year, at rotating meeting locations, and is funded by the Hewlett Foundation.

The group’s inaugural meeting, April 24-25, 2009,  is hosted by the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. The group will meet again October 16-17, 2009 at Columbia University. 

List of Participants

Conference Schedule

Friday, April 24, 2009

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch & Welcome
1:00 - 2:15 Session 1

Cross-Cutting Cleavages and Ethnic Voting: An Experimental Study of Cousinage in Mali
  Thad Dunning (Yale University)

2:30 - 3:45 Session 2

Randomized Evaluation of Institutions: Theory with Applications to Voting and Deliberation Experiments
  Leonard Wantchekon (New York University)

4:00 - 5:15 Session 3 – Experimental Design in Progress

Measuring Risk Orientations toward Natural Disasters by Citizens and Public Officials”  
  Catherine Eckel (University of Texas, Dallas)
  Rick Wilson (Rice University)

5:30 - 7:00 Business Meeting
7:30 Dinner : Peabody Museum Hall of Dinosaurs
170 Whitney Street
New Haven

Saturday, April 25, 2009

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15 Session 4

Social Networks in Nigeria: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Electoral Violence ” See also background
  Pedro Vicente (Trinity College, Dublin)

10:30 – 11:45 Session 5 Experimental Design in Progress

Entertainment, Information, and Discussion: Experimenting with media techniques for civic engagement in Southern Sudan
  Betsy Levy Paluck (Princeton University)

12:00 Lunch – New Haven’s famous pizza
1:15 – 2:30 Session 6

Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion After Civil War?”
  Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University)
  Jeremy Weinstein (Stanford University)

2:45 – 4:00 Session 7

“Reporting Standards for Experiments”
  Alan Gerber (Yale University)

Reporting Methodological Items in Randomized Experiments in Political Science
  Peter John (Manchester University)

4:30 – 6:00 Yale’s Collection of Musical Instruments with performance by The Alley Cats a cappella group & light reception
7:30 Closing Dinner: Foster’s
56 Orange Street
New Haven