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Winter Experimental Social Science Institute – Florence

September 15 - September 16

The Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University and the Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL) at New York University Abu Dhabi are pleased to announce the Winter Experimental Social Sciences Institute (WESSI) Workshop at New York University Florence Italy, to be held September 15-16, 2017. This workshop is organized by Rebecca Morton (NYU NYC and AD) and Amaney Jamal (Princeton University).

WESSI Workshops aim to give 6-7 social science PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior Assistant Professors in experimental social science the opportunity to present their research designs and work in progress and receive personal feedback from noted scholars in the field.  Each also enables students to attend presentations by these mentors, and learn from their research experience. Each mentor presents their own research and each student receives feedback from two mentors.  Junior scholars who are planning or in the process of doing research in the Middle East region, broadly defined, or who were participants at previous WESSI workshops are especially being encouraged to apply, but the event is open to applications from scholars working in other regions and new to WESSI as well.

Confirmed mentors at NYU Florence who will be presenting and giving feedback to junior scholars on their research are:

  1. Claire Adida, University of California, San Diego, see http://claire.adida.net/
  2. Michele Belot, European Union Institute and University of Edinburgh, see https://sites.google.com/site/mvkbelot/
  3. Daniel Chen, Toulouse School of Economics, see http://nber.org/~dlchen/
  4. Amaney Jamal, Princeton, see http://www.amaneyjamal.com/
  5. Dorothea Kübler, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), https://www.wzb.eu/en/persons/dorothea-kuebler
  6. Rebecca Morton, NYU NYC and AD, see http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/faculty/rebecca-morton.html
  7. Arthur Schram, European Union Institute and University of Amsterdam, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/organisation/staff-members/content/s/c/a.j.h.c.schram/a.j.h.c.schram.html

 

DAY ONE

 

Friday, September 15th Events: Rebecca Morton, Chair

Breakfast

(at San Gallo Hotel breakfast is served from 7:30 am;

at Villa La Pietra from 8 am)

7:30/8:00-

8:10/8:30

Bus from San Gallo Hotel 8:15-8:45
Welcome, Introductions

(Coffee, tea, and water available entire day, till 18:00)

8:45-9:00
Speed Dating Exercise Mentors & Mentees matched for short “get to know you”

conversations!

 

9:00-9:45
Mentor Talk 1 Dorothea Kübler, “Clean up your own mess: An experimental study of moral responsibility and efficiency” 9:45-10:30
Break

(Snacks & Soft Drinks in addition to Coffee, tea, & water)

10:30-11:00
Paper 1

 

Hande Erkut, “Overearning in Households”

 

Discussants: Dorothea Kübler, Arthur Schram 11:00-12:00
Paper 2 Ankush Asri, “Identity, Incentives and Cultural Integration” Discussants: Arthur Schram, Rebecca Morton 12:00-13:00
Lunch 13:00-14:00
Mentor  Talk 2 Arthur Schram,“Media Bias and Elections: Theory and Experiment” 14:00-14:45
Paper 3 Thi Thanh Tam Vu, “The wolf in sheep’s clothing – An experimental analysis on signaling social preferences” Discussants: Dorothea Kübler, Rebecca Morton 14:45-15:45
Break

(Snacks & Soft Drinks in addition to Coffee, tea, & water)

15:45-16:15
Paper 4 Mujtaba Isani, “Using Providentialism to Gain Support for Political Islam”

 

Discussants: Amaney Jamal, Daniel Chen 16:15-17:15
Mentor  Talk 3 Michele Belot, “Lying and identifying lies – experimental evidence” 17:15-18:00
Reception

(Tour of museum of Villa La Pietra is available)

18:00-19:00
Dinner in the Limonaia 19:00-21:00
Bus to San Gallo Hotel 21:00-21:30

 

DAY TWO

Saturday, September 16th Events: Rebecca Morton, Chair

Breakfast

(at San Gallo Hotel breakfast is served from 7:30 am; at Villa La Pietra from 8 am)

Bus from San Gallo Hotel 8:30-9:00
Coffee, tea, and water available entire day 8:45-18:00
Mentor Talk 4 Claire  Adida, “Reducing or Reinforcing In-Group Preferences? An Experiment on Information and Ethnic Voting” 9:00-9:45
Mentor

Talk 5

Daniel Chen, “Covering: Mutable characteristics and perceptions of voice in the U.S. Supreme Court” 9:45-10:30
Break

(Snacks & Soft Drinks in addition to Coffee, tea, & water)

10:30-11:00
Paper 5 Mongoljin Batsaikhan, “Identifying and Breaking down the Discrimination by Nationalities in Qatar: Experimental Design from Trust and Accents” Discussants: Amaney Jamal, Michele Belot 11:00-12:00
Paper 6 Ramzi Mabsout and Hossein Radmard, “Economic Experiments on the WTA-WTP Disparity”

 

Discussants: Amaney Jamal, Rebecca Morton 12:00-13:00
Lunch 13:00-14:00
Paper 7 Nicholas Haas, “Two Approaches to Improving Police Treatment of Women Complainants in India: A Field Experiment Design” Discussants: Claire Adida, Michele

Belot

14:00-15:00
Break

(Snacks & Soft Drinks in addition to Coffee, tea, & water)

15:00-15:30
Paper 8 Marlette Jackson and Alexandra Blackman, “Gender Quotas and Polarization in Africa: A Look at Women Politicians in Tunisia” Discussants: Claire Adida, Daniel Chen 15:30-16:30
Paper 9 Chaya Crowder, “Whose Women’s March?: Intersectional Feminism as A Group Identity” Discussants:

Claire Adida, Daniel Chen

16:30-17:30
Bus to San Gallo Hotel 17:30-17:45
Dinner in Florence City Center, il Parione 19:30

NOTE:

For Mentor Talks: Each talk is 45 minutes, no discussants, econ seminar style (meaning any type of question can be asked during talks, speaker controls the time and how much time to spend responding)

For Panels: Each paper/design is discussed for an hour. During the hour each author has 30 minutes to present their paper/design with questions of clarification only, each discussant has 10-15 minutes to give comments, and then remaining time is for general audience discussion (about 15-20 minutes).

More information is available to participants at WESSI 2017 at Florence.

 

 

 

 

Details

Start:
September 15
End:
September 16
Event Category:

Organizer

SSEL@NYU.EDU

Venue

Villa La Pietra
Florence, Italy + Google Map