Winter Experimental Social Sciences Institute Workshops 2017-18, New York University Florence and Abu Dhabi, Italy and UAE

Publish Date: Apr 03, 2017

Deadline: May 01, 2017

Social Science Experimental Laboratory

The Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University and the Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL) at New York University Abu Dhabi are pleased to invite you to submit a paper/research design to the Winter Experimental Social Sciences Institute (WESSI) Workshops at New York University Florence Italy, to be held September 15-16, 2016 and New York University Abu Dhabi to be held January 17-19. These workshops are organized by Rebecca Morton (NYU NYC and AD) and Amaney Jamal (Princeton University).

Each WESSI Workshop aims to give 6-7 social science PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior Assistant Professors in experimental social science the opportunity to present their research designs and work in progress and receive personal feedback from noted scholars in the field. Each will also enable students to attend presentations by these mentors, and learn from their research experience. Each mentor will present their own research and each student will receive feedback from two mentors. Junior scholars who are planning or in the process of doing research in the Middle East region, broadly defined, or who were participants at previous WESSI workshops are especially encouraged to apply, but we are open to scholars working in other regions and new to WESSI as well.

Confirmed mentors at NYU Florence who will be presenting and giving feedback to junior scholars on their research are:

1. Claire Adida, University of California, San Diego
2. Michele Belot, European Union Institute and University of Edinburgh
3. Daniel Chen, Toulouse School of Economics
4. Amaney Jamal, Princeton
5. Dorothea Kübler, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)
6. Rebecca Morton, NYU NYC and AD
7. Arthur Schram, European Union Institute and University of Amsterdam

Confirmed mentors at NYU Abu Dhabi who will be presenting and giving feedback to junior scholars on their research are:

1. Simone Dietrich, University of Essex
2. Anna Dreber Almenberg, Stockholm School of Economics
3. Amaney Jamal, Princeton
4. Helen Milner, Princeton
5. Rebecca Morton, NYU NYC and AD
6. Daniel Nielson, Brigham Young University
7. Nikos Nikiforakis, NYUAD
8. Ernesto Reuben, NYUAD
9. Cyrus Samii, NYU NYC

The travel (economy class) and accommodation expenses of junior scholars whose proposals are accepted will be covered. Applications are open until May 1, 2017. Interested applicants should submit a detailed write-up of their planned presentation (either a fully thought out and developed experimental research design or an extensive report of research in progress
for which they would like to receive feedback). If you are a graduate student, please include a letter of support from your dissertation advisor. If your advisor would prefer to send his or her letter directly to us, please have him or her email the letter to with WESSI Workshops 2017-18 as the subject. Applicants will be allowed to apply for just one or both workshops, however, in order to make sure we have balanced participation, those selected will be invited to participate in just one of the workshops and will not be able to choose which workshop they attend. Applicants will be selected and notified by May 15, 2017. For questions or more information, please email

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