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CEGA Research Retreat (R^2) 2014

Conference   |  past event  |  Oct 24 2014

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. Held in October 2014, the sixth annual R^2 featured presentations by five CEGA faculty and many engaging interactions among over 60 participants. The agenda for the event can be found below.

Agenda

8:30-9a Breakfast

9-10:00a Talk 1: “The Light and the Heat: Productivity Co-benefits of Energy-savingTechnology” (Anant Nyshadham, Achyuta Adhvaryu and Namrata Kala)

10-11:00a Talk 2: “Gang violence and climate in Mexico” (Sol Hsiang, Edward Miguel)

11-11:30a Coffee (30′)

11:30-12:30p Talk 3: “Local Governance and Targeting of Subsidies: Evidence from Chiefs in Rural Malawi” (Pia Basurto, Pascaline Dupas and Jon Robinson)

12:30-1:30p Lunch keynote talk by Manny Jimenez, “Evaluating Impact Evaluations: TheExperience of the World Bank Group”

1:30-2:30p Talk 4: “How Do Health Promotional Nudges Work? Evidence From The Dirty Business of Eliminating Open Defecation in Four Countries” (Manisha Shah, Paul Gertler, Lisa Cameron, Sumeet Patil, Maria Laura Alzua, and Sebastian Martinez)

2:30-3:30p Talk 5: “Experimental Markets for Micronutrient Supplements to PreventUndernutrition: Estimating Household Demand Persistence in Rural Burkina Faso” (Travis Lybbert, Stephen A. Vosti, Katherine P. Adams, Rosemonde Guissou)

3:30-3:45p Bio-Break (15′)

3:45-4:30p Break-out groups (discussions by research focus)

4:30-5p Happy hour (beer, wine, etc)

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Pascaline Dupas
Stanford University
Paul Gertler
UC Berkeley
Manisha Shah
UC Los Angeles
Sol Hsiang
Manny Jimenez
Anant Nyshadham
USC
Travis Lybbert
UC Davis

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