Saturday 20th February

Location: Jurow Lecture Hall and Silverstein Lounge

8:30 – 9:00 AM | Breakfast

9:00 – 9:50 AM | 9th Paper

Matthias Weber, Bank of Lithuania & Vilnius University, “Choosing the Rules: Preferences over Voting Systems for Assemblies of Representatives”

Discussant: Dominik Duell (Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse)

9:50 – 10:40 AM | 10th Paper

Melis Kartal, University of Vienna,  “The Benefits (and Limits) of Transparency: Theory and Experimental Evidence” coauthored with James Tremewan (University of Vienna)

Discussant: Dimitri Landa (New York University)

10:40 – 11:00 AM | Break

11:00 – 11:50 AM | 11th Paper

Dalton Conley, New York University, “Coupling between social learning and free ridership in voluntary rating systems for public services: Virtual and real-world experiments in distributed governance” co-authored with Peter Brinkmann (Google Inc), Lucas C. Parra (CCNY), Ofer Tchernichovski (Hunter College)

Discussant: Eric Dickson (New York University)

11:50 – 12:40 PM | 12th Paper

Samara Klar, University of Arizona, “The Effect of Network Structure on Preference Formation”, coauthored by Yotam Shmargad, Assistant Professor, School of Information, (University of Arizona)

Discussant: Rebecca Morton (New York University and NYU Abu Dhabi)

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

1:40 – 2:30 PM | 13th Paper

Matthew Blackwell, Harvard University, “Identification and Estimation of Joint Treatment Effects with Instrumental Variables”

Discussant: Arturas Rozenas (New York University)

2:30 – 2:50 PM | Break

2:50 – 5:00 PM |  Panel on “Elections”

Victoria Shineman, University of Pittsburgh, “Costly Voting Deters Participation among Moderates, and Generates a Voting Population Dominated by Extremists”

Malte Lierl, Yale University, “Elections and Embezzlement”

Florian Foos, University of Zurich, “First Impressions – Lasting Impressions? Evidence from a Long-Term Persuasion Field Experiment in the 2015 UK General Election”

Discussant: Robert Erikson (Columbia University) & Chris Dawes (New York University)

5:00 PM — Closing Remarks