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2018 CEGA Research Retreat (R^2)


The CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) is an annual gathering of invited faculty, staff and students from multiple CEGA campuses with a shared interest in impact evaluation. The purpose of R^2, which features presentations by CEGA-affiliated researchers and their collaborators, is to generate feedback for new and ongoing research, and to stimulate productive discussions among participants. 

Date and Time

Nov 2, 2018 9:00am — 4:30pm


UC Berkeley Faculty Club 


9 am          Breakfast

9:30 am     Ted Miguel and Max Auffhammer, Economic Decision-making, Judgment, and Destructive Behavior Under Thermal Stress

10:30 am   Josh Blumenstock, Migration and the Value of Social Networks

11:30 am   Coffee

12:00 pm   Supreet Kaur, Does Poverty Lower Productivity?

1:00 pm     Lunch

2:00 pm     Dan Posner, The Weakness of Bottom-Up Accountability: Experimental Evidence from the Ugandan Health Sector

3:00 pm     Ajay Shenoy, Does Insecure Land Tenure Deter Investment? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial

4:00 pm     CEGA transitions and opportunities

4:30 pm     Happy hour

Joshua Blumenstock (UC Berkeley), Supreet Kaur (UC Berkeley), Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley), Dan Posner (UC Los Angeles), Ajay Shenoy (UC Santa Cruz)