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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

Confirmed junior scholars to be mentored are:

Anjush Asri, University of Bologna, see http://www.phdeco.unibo.it/studenti/asri-ankush/

Mongoljin Batsaikhan, School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University, see https://www.qatar.georgetown.edu/profile/mongoljin-batsaikhan

Alexandra Blackman, Stanford University, see https://politicalscience.stanford.edu/people/alexandra-blackman

Hande Erkut, Maastricht University, see https://sites.google.com/site/handeerkutacademic/

Nicholas Haas, NYU,

Mujtaba Isani, University of Muenster, see https://www.uni-muenster.de/Religion-und-Politik/en/personen/projekt/isani.shtmlhttps://www.uni-muenster.de/Religion-und-Politik/en/personen/projekt/isani.shtml

Marlette Jackson, Stanford University, see https://politicalscience.stanford.edu/people/marlette-jacksonhttps://politicalscience.stanford.edu/people/marlette-jackson

Thi Thanh Tam Vu, University of Trento , see http://web.unitn.it/en/drss-em/39087/second-year-phd-students

Another WESSI Workshop is being organized to be held at NYU Abu Dhabi on January 17-19, 2018. For either Workshop questions or more information, please email ssel@nyu.edu

https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/faculty-research/ssel-laboratory/workshops-and-conferences/wessi-nyu-florence-2017.html

 

WESSI Alumni Conference 2017

Friday, September 15th 

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, “TBA” 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, “TBA” 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, “TBA” 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 

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
Speed Dating Exercise Mentors & Mentees matched for short “get to know you” conversations!

 

9:00-9:45
Mentor Talk 4 Daniel Chen, “TBA” 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 Evidence from Trust and Accents” Discussants:

Amaney Jamal, Michele Belot

11:00-12:00
Mentor Talk 5 Amaney Jamal, “TBA” 12:00-12:45
Lunch 12:45-13:45
Paper 6 Nicholas Haas, “Two Approaches to Improving Police Treatment of Women Complainants in India:  A Field Experiment Design” Discussants:Claire Adida,

Michele Belot

13:45-14:45
Break

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

14:45-15:15
Paper 7 Marlette Jackson and Alexandra Blackman, “Gender Quotas and Polarization in Africa:  A Look at Women Politicians in Tunisia”

 

Discussants:

Claire Adida, Daniel Chen

15:15-16:15
Mentor Talk 6 Claire Adida, “TBA” 16:15-17:00
Bus to San Gallo Hotel 17:00-17:30
Dinner in Florence City Center, TBA 19:00

 

Details

Start:
September 15
End:
September 16

Organizer

SSEL@NYU.EDU

Venue

Villa La Pietra
Florence, Italy + Google Map