New *Winter* Experimental Social Sciences Institute

My colleague Rebecca Morton sends along the following announcement:

The Division of Social Sciences and the Social Sciences Experimental Laboratory (SSEL) at New York University Abu Dhabi and the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute are pleased to sponsor the Inaugural Winter Experimental Social Sciences Institute (WESSI) at NYU Abu Dhabi January 7-23, 2014.  (Click here for more information.)

The Institute is designed to provide training for social science graduate students and junior faculty in experimental methods, broadly defined. The institute will provide training in lab, field, lab-in-the-field, and survey experimental methodology and cover a broad range of substantive topics in the social sciences drawn from economics, political science, and sociology. Practical training for lab-in-the-field experimentation will be provided. The Inaugural Institute will also include a special module on the issues and concerns of conducting experiments in the Middle East and surrounding region.  Visiting instructors at the institute include Abigail Barr, Nottingham; Fotini Christia, MIT; Daniel Corstange, Columbia; Jacob Goeree, Zurich; Amaney Jamal, Princeton; Dorothea Kuebler, WZB Berlin; and Andreas Lange, Hamburg.

Applications for the program can be submitted online here. Applications are due by August 1, 2013 and decisions will be announced by September 1, 2013. Prospective applicants should submit their cv/resume, a writing/research sample, and if a current graduate student, a letter of support from their principal adviser. Enrollment is limited to 14 students; thus students will receive significant individual guidance and instruction.

The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute has graciously offered to provide full tuition scholarships for all participants attending the Inaugural workshop (in future years the Institute will charge a tuition of $1,200). Participants will also be provided with housing as well as a number of social activities. Participants will only be responsible for transportation to Abu Dhabi, most of their meals, and incidental expenses.

Please contact Rebecca Morton at rebecca.morton@nyu.edu if you have any questions!

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