Registration Open for 5th Annual NYU-CESS Conference on Experimental Political Science

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual NYU-CESS Experimental Political Science Conference taking place on March 2-3, 2012. Information about the conference is available here, including the schedule of presentations (Friday and Saturday) and information concerning special rates at local hotels. You can register for the conference here. Registration continues to be free, and includes meals on Friday (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and Saturday (breakfast and lunch).

We have an excellent set of papers including two special panels: Voluntary versus Compulsory Voting and Women in Political Leadership. For the first time, we also have a poster session for graduate students.

Registration will close on February 20th. If you have any questions, please email the CESS Administrator, Caroline Madden, at caroline dot madden at nyu dot edu.

The full schedule of papers is listed after the break.

Friday, March 2nd
Location: Jurow Lecture Hall & Silverstein Lounge

8:30 – 9:00 AM | Registration and Breakfast (morning papers)

9:00 – 9:10 AM | Welcome

9:10 – 10:00 AM | 1st Paper
Dominik Duell, New York University, “Social Identification and the
Nature of Electoral Representation: A Laboratory Experiment,”
coauthored with Dimitri Landa, NYU

Discussant: TBA

10:00 – 10:50 AM | 2nd Paper
Jojanneke van der Toorn, Yale University, “My Country, Right or Wrong:
Erasing the Liberal-Conservative Gap in Patriotism by Activating
System Justification Concerns,” coauthored with Paul R. Nail
(University of Central Arkansas), Ido Liviatan (Open Univeristy
Israel), and John T. Jost (New York University)

Discussant: TBA

10:50 – 11:20 AM | Break

11:20 – 12:10 PM | 3rd Paper
Cyrus Samii, New York University, “Estimating Average Causal Effects
Under General Interference” coauthored with Peter M. Aronow, Yale

Discussant: TBA

12:10 – 1:00 PM | 4th Paper
Ragan Petrie, ICES, George Mason University, “What Persuades Voters? A
Field Experiment on Political Campaigning,” coauthored with Jared
Barton, ICES, George Mason University and Marco Castillo, ICES, George
Mason University

Discussant: TBA

1:00 – 2:00 PM | Lunch (Silverstein Lounge)

2:00 – 2:50 PM | 5th Paper
Adam Berinsky, MIT, “Separating the Shirkers from the Workers: Making
Sure Respondents Pay Attention on Internet Surveys, coauthored with
Michele Margolis, PhD Candidate, MIT and Michael W. Sances, PhD
Candidate, MIT

Discussant: TBA

2:50 – 3:10 PM | Break

3:10 – 5:30 PM | Voluntary versus Compulsory Voting Panel (6th, 7th, &
8th Papers)

Sun Tak Kim, University of Pittsburgh, “Compulsory versus Voluntary Voting Mechanisms: An Experimental Study,” coauthored with Sourav
Bhattacharya (University of Pittsburgh) and John Duffy (University of Pittsburgh)

Gianmarco Leon, UC Berkeley, “Turnout, Political Preferences and
Information: Experimental Evidence from Peru”

Victoria Shineman, New York University, “Turnout and Information when Voting is Subsidized,”

Discussant: TBA

Discussant:  TBA

5:30pm -7 pm Poster Session Hemmerdinger Hall
List of Poster Presenters and Titles Will be Added Soon

7 pm- 9 pm Dinner, Silverstein Lounge


Saturday, March 5th
Location: Jurow Lecture Hall and Silverstein Lounge

8:30 – 9:00 AM | Breakfast

9:00 – 9:50 AM | 9th Paper
Laura Paler, Columbia University, “Keeping the Public Purse: An
Experiment in Windfalls, Taxes, and the Incentives to Restrain

Discussant: TBA

9:50 – 10:40 AM | 10th Paper
Chetan Dave, NYU (Abu Dhabi), “Experimental Social Choice: The Impact
of Nosy Preferences on Efficiency” coauthored with Stefan Dodds,
University of Winnipeg, Rachel Croson, University of Texas at Dallas,
and Sheryl Ball, Virginia Tech

Discussant: TBA

10:40 – 11:00 AM | Break

11:00 – 11:50 AM | 11th Paper
Ernesto Reuben, Columbia University, “Tacit Quid-Pro-Quo Agreements:
An Experimental Study,” coauthored with Jens Grosser (Florida State
University) and Agnieszka Tymula (New York University)

Discussant: TBA

11:50 – 12:40 PM | 12th Paper
Daniel Hopkins, Georgetown University, “The Priming Power of Spanish:
Testing the External Validity of a Survey Experiment”

Discussant: TBA

12:40 – 1:40 PM | Lunch (Silverstein Lounge)

1:40 – 2:30 PM | 13th Paper
Shana Gadarian, Syracuse University, “Anxious Politics: The Effect of
Anxiety on Political Trust,” coauthored with Bethany Albertson,
University of Texas

Discussant: TBA

2:30 – 2:50 PM | Break

2:50 – 5 PM | Panel on Women in Political Leadership (14th, 15th, & 16th Papers)

Richard Matland, Loyola University Chicago, “The Effects of Ethnicity
and Sex on Voter’s Assessment of Political Leadership:  Experimental
Evidence from Four Russian Regions,” coauthored with Olga A. Avdeyeva,
Loyola University Chicago

Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University, “Gender and inequality in
deliberating groups” coauthored with Chris Karpowitz, BYU

Jonathan Woon, University of Pittsburgh, “Women Don’t Run? Gender
Differences in Candidate Entry,” coauthored with Kristin Kanthak,
University of Pittsburgh

Discussant: TBA

Discussant:  TBA

5 PM — Closing Remarks

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