LIEPP Brown Bag Methodological Seminar

21 mars 2018, 12h30 - 14h00
Session 4: Field Experiments for Policy Evaluation: an illustration from a parental reading intervention
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 [langue: anglais]

The Laboratory for interdisciplinary evaluation of public policies (LIEPP) proposes a new initiative: a series of brown bag seminars to discuss methodological issues in an interdisciplinary setting. We seek researchers and doctoral students happy to present and discuss a working paper presenting and discussing substantive methodological issues, i.e. technical problems, coding or measurement issues, link between theory and measurement, etc.

The main aim is to develop a more informed and conscious use of diverse methodological techniques that can foster and enrich our substantive debates around academic work and public policies.

The seminar will take the following format: 

  • A paper is circulated in advance among the members of the seminar group.
  • The discussion will be shortly introduced by the author (no more than 15 min.) and the seminar will take place at lunchtime for one and half hour.

If you are interested in presenting, please contact Emanuele Ferragina ( or Jan Rovny (

For more information, see the detailed presentation of the seminar.

Upcoming sessions:

Session 4: March 21, 2018 (12h30 - 14h00) 

"Field experiments for policy evaluation: an illustration from a parental reading intervention" by Carlo Barone (OSC/LIEPP). Registration

Past sessions:

Session 1: November 15, 2017 (12h30 - 14h00)
"Dealignment Meets Cleavage Theory: Assessing Electoral Stability in Europe" by Jan Rovny. 

Session 2: December 13, 2017 (12h30 - 14h00)
"Between X and Y: how process tracing contributes to opening the black box of causality" by Bruno Palier. 

Session 3: February 14, 2018 (12h30 - 14h00) 
"Qualitative analysis with quantitative methods : analyzing teachers' blogs" by Muriel Epstein & Nicolas Bourgeois, SAMM (Statistiques Analyses et Modélisations Mathématiques), Universite Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.


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10th Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime - Paris, September 27&28th 2018

Call for papers
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10th Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime

Paris, France, September 27th  – 28th  2018

[langue: anglais] 

This 10th workshop will continue the sequence of Economics of Crime workshops previously held in Paris (2009), Bonn (2010), Torino (2011), Rotterdam (2012), Frankfurt (2013), Milan (2014), London (2015), Stockholm (2016) and Philadelphia (2017).

This year’s edition will be organized in Sciences Po in Paris, France on September 27-28th  2018.

We aim to bring together researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to present and discuss their work, allowing for an in-depth interaction between those working on the empirical and theoretical analysis of crime and illegal behaviour.

The workshop will consist of two keynote lectures – to be given by Anna Aizer (Brown University) and Bruce Western (Harvard University) and 10 to 12 contributed papers.

Suggested topics covered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Judicial decisions
  • Social prevention of crime and violence
  • Early childhood interventions 
  • Evaluation of police crime reduction strategies
  • Re-entry and rehabilitation interventions
  • Guns (and related policies) and crime
  • Social interactions, networks, and crime
  • Crime and labour markets
  • Economic crises, poverty, inequality and crime

The workshop is organized by the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) at Sciences Po. 

We invite researchers to submit a paper (in PDF) by sending an e-mail to The submission deadline is May 1st, 2018. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by June 17th 2018. We will provide hotel accommodation and meals for the presenters. Limited funding will be available to cover travel expenses for paper presenters. 

The 2017 Organizing Committee is:  Roberto Galbiati (Sciences Po Paris, CNRS); Olivier Marie (Erasmus University Rotterdam); Paolo Pinotti (Bocconi University); Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto), Aurelie Ouss (University of Pennsylvania), David Abrams (University of Pennsylvania), Emily Owens (University of California, Irvine).


Insurance and Redistribution: An Experimental Approach

Seminar with David Rueda, April 6th 2018, 12h30 - 14h00
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L'axe Politiques socio-fiscales du LIEPP a le plaisir de vous inviter au séminaire-déjeuner:

Insurance and Redistribution: An Experimental Approach

[langue: anglais]

Vendredi 6 avril 2018
12h30 - 14h00
Salle de séminaires du LIEPP
254 bvd Saint-Germain, 75 007 Paris

Merci de vous inscrire




Professeur de Politiques Comparées, Université d'Oxford 

Professorial Fellow à Nuffield College




Most distributive theories in political economy understand individuals to be motivated by material self-interest, often approximated by their current positions in the income distribution. It has become increasingly common, however, to also conceptualise material self-interest inter-temporally (as lifetime consumption/income). This approach extends the more direct focus on effects of contemporary relative income (as in Romer 1975 and Meltzer and Richard 1981) and opens the door to arguments about insurance and risk (as in Sinn 1995; Moene and Wallerstein 2003; Iversen and Soskice 2001; Rehm 2009; Mares 2003), and about social mobility and life-cycle profiles (Rueda and Stegmueller 2018; Alesina and Giuliano 2011; Haider and Solon 2006; Benabou and Ok 2001). Distinguishing between redistribution (in the present) and insurance (against something that could happen in the future), however, is empirically challenging. In this paper, we propose that the effects of insurance motivations on support for redistribution are income dependent. We distinguish our argument from other theoretical alternatives and explore its implications through a laboratory experiment designed to separate the influence of redistribution, insurance and altruistic motivations that we conducted through the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS) in the United Kingdom and Chile.


Emeric HENRY (Associate Professor, Département d'économie de Sciences Po)

Workshop on Long-term perspectives on parliaments and governments

Du 26 mars 2018 au 27 mars 2018
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"Workshop on Long-term perspectives on parliaments and governments"

Ce workshop est organisé en partenariat par le LIEPP et l'Institut Norvégien à Paris.
Il se tient les 26 et 27 mars 2018.

[langue: anglais]

The conference will be focussed on the notion of long-term trends related to legislatures either by analysing parliaments (or MPs or executive/legislative relations) with a long temporal perspective (from 50 years to 200) or by considering the impact on historical events and choices made in parliament. A major stake of the conference is therefore to assess why and how historical arrangements may impact legislatures decades after having been taken. The institutional and sociological aspects of such long-term trends will be considered with several presentations focussed on European legislatures.