December 7 (hybrid), jointly organized with the Transformations of Democracy research unit
The Dynamics of Refugee Return: Syrian Refugees and Their Migration Intentions
Ala’ Alrababa’h (ETH Zurich)

November 30 (virtual), jointly organized with the Transformations of Democracy research unit
Right-wing authoritarian attitudes, fast-paced decision-making, and the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines
Julia Schulte-Cloos (European University Institute)

November 16 (virtual), jointly organized with the Transformations of Democracy research unit
Do Covid-19 Restrictions Cause Crime against Local Politicians?
Fabio Elger, WZB

November 11 (hybrid), jointly organized with the Transformations of Democracy research unit
Local Elites, Land Rents and Incentives for Development: Evidence from Village Chiefs in Indonesia
Gedeon Lim, University of Hong Kong

November 9 (hybrid), jointly organized with the Transformations of Democracy research unit
#Activism from Exile: How Exiles Influence Protests Back Home
Elizabeth Nugent, Princeton University

October 19 (virtual), jointly organized with the Transformations of Democracy research unit
What Drives Local Officials to Act on Climate? A Field Experiment with Local Officials in Six Countries
Miguel Pereira, University of Southern California

October 12 (virtual), jointly organized with the Transformations of Democracy research unit
Is Propaganda Effective? Evidence on Framing of Responsibility by State-Owned Media in Russia
Georgiy Syunyaev, WZB

July 12 (virtual) 
Interventions that Reduce Exclusionary Attitudes: Personal Narratives about Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia
Mateo Vásquez-Cortés, ITAM

July 6 (virtual) 
The Size of Minority Groups and Support for Democracy
Hanno Hilbig, Harvard University

June 8 (virtual) 
Inequality and Xenophobia
Sascha Riaz, Harvard University

June 1 (virtual) 
Local Control: How Opposition Support Constraints Electoral Autocrats
Raphael McLellan, University of Glasgow

May 25 (virtual) 
Right-wing populism in the tropics: Economic crisis, the political gender gap, and the election of Bolsonaro
Laura Barros, University of Götingen

May 20 (virtual) 
Civilian Signalling on Social Media During Civil War
Anita Gohdes, Hertie School of Governance

May 11 (virtual) 
Method of Difference Revisited: Replicable Individual Treatment Effects and Attribution with Binary Outcomes and N=2
Nahomi Ichino, Emory

May 6 (virtual) 
Voter Responses to Emotional Appeals: Evidence from Door-to-Door Visits in the Philippines
Julien Labonne, University of Oxford

May 4 (virtual) 
Covid, Anxiety and Information: Lessons from Russia
Bryn Rosenfeld, Cornell University

April 6 (virtual) 
Decomposing the Rise of the European Populist Right
Noam Gidron, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

March 30 (virtual) 
The Threat of Small Things: Explaining the Targeting of Micro-Sized Groups in Indonesia
Jessica Soedirgo, University of Amsterdam

March 23 (virtual) 
The Impact of Online Competition on Local Newspapers: Evidence from the Introduction of Craigslist
Ruben Durante, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)

March 16 (virtual) 
The Spillover Effect of Economic Cooperation on Civic Life: A Field Experiment in the Chiapas Highlands
Tesalia Rizzo, University of California, Merced

March 2 (virtual)
Power Sharing and Authoritarian Stability: How Rebel Regimes Solve the Guardianship Dilemma
Anne Meng, University of Virginia

February 16 (virtual)
How Exile Shapes Online Opposition: Evidence from Venezuela
Alexandra Siegel, University of Colorado at Boulder

January 19 (virtual)
"This Rally is not Authorised": Preventive Repression and Public Opinion in Electoral Autocracies
Katerina Tertychnaya, UCL


December 15 (virtual)
Corruption and Property Rights in Russia: Evidence from the Commercial Court System
David Szakonyi, George Washington University

December 8 (virtual)
Support for Violent versus Non-Violent Strategies in the Palestinian Territories
Dana el Kurd, University of Richmond

December 1 (virtual)
The Education Dilemma: Favoring the In-Group or Assimilation the Out-group
Asli Cansunar, University of Washington (joint work with Tugba Bozcaga, King’s College London)

November 26 (virtual)
Crowdsourcing content to improve vaccine confidence and uptake in the Global South
Kelly Zhang, Busara Center for Behavioral Econo­mics

November 17 (virtual)
The Comparative Impact of Cash Transfers and a Psychotherapy Program on Psychological and Economic Well-being
Johannes Haushofer, Stockholm University

November 10 (virtual)
Development Cooperation and Migration: Some Preliminary Thoughts on Germany's Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation
Bernd Beber, RWI

November 3 (virtual)
Fundamentals as Drivers of Moral Change: The British Abolitionist Movement
Vicky Fouka, Stanford University

October 27 (virtual)
From Recognition to Representation: Collective Rights and Democratic Citizenship in the Philippines
Nina McMurry, WZB

October 13 (virtual)
Can political fiscal cycles be stopped? Evidence from a public spending ban near elections
Nelson Ruiz, Oxford

October 6 (virtual)
Is Propaganda Effective? Evidence on Framing of Responsibility by State-Owned Media in Russia
Georgiy Syunyaev, WZB

September 22 (virtual)
Studying causes and consequences of internet censorship using VPN data
Lisa Garbe, WZB

September 15 (virtual)
Prejudice Reduction: Progress and Challenges
Roni Porat, Hebrew University

September 8 (virtual)
Building the Party on the Ground: The Role of Access to Public Office for Party Growth
Mathias Poertner, LSE

May 26 (virtual)
Aid Does Little to Address the ‘Root Causes’ of Conflict Migration
Kara Ross Camarena, Loyola U. Chicago & Harvard

May 12 (virtual)
The Legacies of Wartime Institutions After Rebel Victory: The Case of Zimbabwe
Shelley Liu, UC Berkeley

May 5 (virtual)
Islam and the State: Religious Education in the Age of Mass Schooling
Benjamin Marx, Sciences Po (with Samuel Bazzi and Masyhur Hilmy)

April 14, 2021 (virtual)
Explaining Rural Conservatism: Technological and Political Change in the Great Plains
Aditya Dasgupta, UC Merced

April 7, 2021 (virtual)
World War I, Nationalism, and the Rise of the Nazi Party
Sascha Riaz, Harvard University (with Alexander De Juan, Felix Haass, Carlo Koos, Thomas Tichelbäcker)

March 31, 2021 (virtual)
The Limits of Deliberation: A Field Experiment on Criminal Justice Preferences in Mexico
Omar Garcia-Ponce, GWU (with Hannah Baron, Lauren Young, Thomas Zeitzoff)

March 24, 2021 (virtual)
Dispute Resolution in Heterogeneous Societies  (co-hosted with the "Transformations of Democracy" unit)
Volha Charnysh, MIT (with Paige Bollen)

March 10,  2021 (virtual)
Local Newspaper Decline and Political Polarization
Fabio Ellger, HU Berlin (with Hanno Hilbig, Sascha Riaz, Philipp Tillmann)

February 24, 2021 (virtual)
Migration and Misinformation: Observational and Experimental Evidence from Nigeria
Bernd Beber, RWI, and Alexandra Scacco, WZB

February 10, 2021 (virtual)
Political Obedience: A Study of Confucius Institute Teachers
Jennifer Pan, Stanford University

February 3, 2021 (virtual)
The Impact of Rent Control on Political Attitudes: Evidence from Berlin. Pre-Analysis Plan
Anselm Hager, HU Berlin, and Hanno Hilbig, Harvard University

January 27, 2021 (virtual)
Why Do the Rich Oppose Redistribution? An Experiment with America’s Top 5 %
Marko Klasnja, Georgetown University (with Alain Cohn, Lasse J. Jessen, and Paul Smeets)

January 20, 2021 (virtual)
International Aid and Incumbent Support: How Politician's Oversight Capacity and Voter Information Condition Credit Giving
Kate Baldwin, Yale University (with Matthew S. Winters)

January 13, 2021 (virtual)
Business, Voters, and the Politics of Publicly Provided Private Goods
Gautam Nair, Harvard Kennedy School


December 16, 2020 (virtual)
Independent Media and Religiosity
Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Paris School of Economics (with Irena Grosfeld, Etienne Madinier, and Seyhun Orcan Sakalli)

December 9, 2020 (virtual)
Gendered Networks and the Nature of Political Organization in India
Soledad Prillaman, Stanford University

December 2, 20202 (virtual)
Conciliatory Gestures Increase Willingness to Reconcile with Members of Violent Extremist Groups
Rebecca Littman, University of Illinois Chicago

November 25, 2020 (virtual)
Why Does Fiscal Capacity Decline -- because Elites Can Build Status Coalitions against Taxation
Pavithra Surayanarayan, Johns Hopkins SAIS

November 18, 2020 (virtual)
Doing no Harm? Ethical Challenges and Safeguards for Researchers In Field
Ana Garcia-Hernandez, WZB (with Lennart Kaplan, Jana Kuhnt, and Janina Steinert)

November 9, 2020 (virtual)
The Limits of Norm Change in Weak States: Experimental Evidence from Somalia
Nicholas Haas, Aarhus University

November 4, 2020 (virtual)
Informal Elites as Local Bureaucrats: Why Working as a Tax Collector Increases the Local Accountability of City Chiefs in Congo
Jonathan Weigel, LSE (with Augustin Bergeron, Elie Kabue Ngindu, and Gabriel Tourek)

November 2, 2020 (virtual)
The Political Consequences of Exposure to Inequality on Social Media: A Randomized Field Experiment
Melissa Sands, University of California Merced (with Adam Thal)

October 28, 2020 (virtual)
Experience of Social Mobility and Support for Redistribution: Beating the Odds or Blaming the System
Nina Weber, King's College London

October 19, 2020 (virtual)
Why are Wartime Victims More Politically Engaged? Claim-making in Colombia
Abbey Steel, University of Amsterdam (with Marianne Dahl, Håvard Nygård, Michael Weintraub, and Helga Malmo Binningsbø)

October 7, 2020 (virtual)
Media Capture by Banks
Ruben Durante, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (with Andrea Fabiani, Jose Luis Peydro)

July 29, 2020 (virtual)
Does Political Representation Increase Participation? Evidence from Party Candidate Lotteries in Mexico
Mathias Poertner, Texas A&M University

July 22, 2020 (virtual)
Three Facets of Political Inequality: Evidence from Consultative Processes in Kampala
Manuel, Bosancianu/Ana Garcia-Hernandez/Macartan Humphreys, all WZB

July 8, 2020 (virtual)
Cascades of Violence between Immigrants and Natives: Evidence from Germany
Sascha Riaz, Harvard University (with Daniel Bischof, Markus Wagner)

June 24, 2020 (virtual)
Unequal Consequences of COVID-19 across Age and Income: Representative Evidence from Six Countries
Michèle Belot, EUI (with Syngjoo Choi, Egon Tripodi, Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Julian C. Jamison, Nicholas W. Papageorge)

June 3, 2020 (virtual)
Accountability and Compliance during he COVID-19 Pandemic: Comparative Experimental Evidence
Michael Becher, IAS Toulouse

May 27, 2020 (virtual)
Reducing Prejudice through Descriptive Representation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Israeli Medical Clinics
Chagai Weiss, University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 15, 2020 (virtual)
When Do Partisans Cross the Party Line?
George Kwaku Ofosu, LSE

March 11, 2020
Freedom of Movement Restrictions Do Not Affect Refugee Integration
Hanno Hilbig, Harvard University/WZB (joint with Sascha Riaz, Harvard University)

March 4, 2020
Changing Gender Norms and Attitudes through Role Models: A Field Experiment in India
Ana Garcia-Hernandez, WZB/NOVA SBE, and Janina Isabel Steinert, Technical University of Munich/Oxford University

January 22, 2020
Creating Coexistence: Intergroup Contact and Soccer in Post-ISIS Iraq
Salma Mousa, Stanford University


December 11, 2019
Economic and Political Inequality in Difficult Times: Does Austerity Amplify the Poor's External Efficacy Gap?
Christoph Nguyen, FU Berlin

November 27, 2019
Settler Colonialism and the Colonial Transition: Evidence from Papua
Lachlan McNamee, European University Institute (EUI)

November 20, 2019
Powerful or Proxies: Decision-making Influence among India's Local-level Representatives
Simon Chauchard, Leiden University (with Alyssa Heinze and Rachel Brulé)

November 13, 2019
Self-Persuasion: Evidence from Field Experiments at Two International Debating Competitions
Egon Tripodi, European University Institute (EUI)

November 6, 2019
The Politics and Ideology of Genomic Science
Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University

October 31, 2019
Self-Enforcing Norms and Sustained Autocrats
Leah Rosenzweig, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST)

September 25, 2019
Healthcare Delivery during Crisis: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone's Ebola Outbreak
Maarten Voors, Wageningen University

September 11, 2019
Secessionism, National Identity and Norm Change: Evidence from the Process of Catalan Independence
Elias Dinas, European University Institute (EUI), Florence

August 21, 2019
How Organized Crime is Organized: The Gangs of Medellin
Christopher Blattman, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago

August 14, 2019
Does Poverty Reduce Political Participation? Evidence from the Sequencing of Bank Working Days in Germany
Max Schaub, WZB

April 10, 2019
The Effect of Violent Crime on Intrahousehold Bargaining. The Mexican Drug War
Maria Hernandez de Benito, Georgetown University

March 15, 2019
The Political Consequences of Technological Change
Aina Gallego, Institut de Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)

March 6, 2019
Learning from Law Enforcement (joint w/ Libor Dusek)
Christian Traxler, Hertie School of Governance

February 22, 2019
International Migration and Cultural Convergence
Sulin Sardoschau,German Center for Integration and Migration Research - DeZIM

February 20, 2019
Labour Rights: It's All Our Business
Alice Evans, University of Cambridge


December 12, 2018
Powersharing in the Face of Civil War
Julian Wucherpfenning, Hertie School of Governance

July 23, 2018
Merit, Discrimination, and Democratization - An Analysis of Promotion Patterns in Indonesia's Civil Service
Jan Pierskalla, Ohio State University

July 17, 2018
Islands of Stability in Fragile States: Evidence from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia
Michael Harsch, NYU Abu Dhabi

July 5, 2018
Reform, Representation and Resistsance: The Politics of Property Rights' Enforcement
Rachel Brulé, NYU Abu Dhabi

July 3, 2018
Experience of Inclusive Institutions and the Value of Participation: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh (jointly organized with MC)
Serena Cocciolo, Stockholm University

June 29, 2018
Does the State Crowd Out Non-State Institutions? A field experiment on community policing and gender inequality in Papua New Guinea
Jasper Cooper, Columbia University

May 25, 2018
Voting or abstaining in managed elections: An RCT in Bangladesh
Roland Hodler, University of St. Gallen

April 4, 2018
Civil Society, Civil War: The Use and Abuse of Civilian Networks in Conflict Zones
John Porten, UC San Diego

March 26, 2018
Unemployment and Rebellion: Experimental Evidence from Zimbabwe
Anselm Rink, WZB and University of Konstanz

March 12, 2018
Anatomy of a Riot: Why Ordinary People Participate in Ethnic Violence
Alex Scacco, WZB

February 26, 2018
Extending Political Voice Games
Ana Garcia-Hernandez, NOVA SBE and WZB

February 21, 2018
Corrupt Hierarchies
Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, UC Berkeley and Harvard University

February 19, 2018
Legacies of Authoritarianism in Tunisia's First Democratic Municipal Elections: Evidence from a Candidate Survey
Julia Clark, UC San Diego

February 2, 2018
Empowering Women Through Photography. Early Research Design: A Field Experiment in Eastern DRC
Ana Garcia-Hernandez, NOVA SBE and WZB and Michael Seese, WZB

January 19, 2018
An Uphill Battle: Candidate Selection and Political Accountability in Africa
Shana Warren, New York University

January 10, 2018
When Will Politicians Experiment with Public Goods? A Theory of Public Goods Provision under Uncertainty about Politician Competence and Bureaucratic Capacity
Anna-Maria Wilke, Columbia University


December 7, 2017
The Efficacy of External Monitoring: Evidence from a Field Experiment to Combat Prolonged Pre-Trial Detention in Haiti
Tara Lyn Slough, Columbia University

November 27, 2017
Community Relations in the Aftermath of Violence: Evidence from the 2010 Riots in Osh, Kyrgyzstan (joint work with Krzysztof Krakowski and Anselm Rink)
Max Schaub, Bocconi University and WZB

November 10, 2017
The Effects of Targeting on Resource Allocation: Distributor, Community and Third-Party Effects
Camille Strauss-Kahn, Columbia University

November 7, 2017
Political Voice and Economic Inequality across Nations and Time: Project Overview
Joshua Dubrow, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

November 3, 2017
What Motivates Political Activism? Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
Anselm Rink, University of Konstanz and WZB

October 16, 2017
National Policies, Local Politics, and Citizenship Acquisition: The Role of Elected Officials in Germany
Ruth Ditlmann, WZB (together with Jeyhun Alizade and Rafaela Dancygier)