The experience of experimentation in the field of inequalities and discriminations

Workshop Discriminations and Social Inequalities Research Group May 31st 2018, 12:30-15:00
  • Actualité Sciences PoActualité Sciences Po


LIEPP's research group « Discrimination and social inequalities » is glad to invite you to the workshop:

L'expérience de l'expérimentation pour l'étude des inégalités et des discriminations

 [language: French]

Thursday May 31st 2018
12:30 - 15:00
LIEPP seminar room - 254, boulevard Saint Germain, 75007 Paris

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This workshop aims to stimulate an exchange around several recent research experiments that use experimental or quasi-experimental methods to study inequalities and discriminations. The speakers will bring up the different types of methods used (controlled experimentation, natural experience, testing ...), the institutional and academic context of their mobilization, the difficulties encountered and the solutions provided. The debate will also focus on the contributions of these methodological approaches in understanding the mechanisms of reproduction and transformation of social inequalities as well as their implications in terms of public policies.



  • Anne Boring, Erasmus University Rotterdam / Sciences Po (LIEPP/PRESAGE). 

Support document: Reducing Discrimination Through Norms or Information: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Student Evaluations of Teaching, TSE Working Paper, 17-865 (2017), with Arnaud Philippe. 

Support document: Social origins, relative risk aversion and track choice: A field experiment on the role of information biasesActa Sociologica, First Published October 8, 2017, with Giulia Assirelli, Giovanni Abbiati, Gianluca Argentin and Deborah De Luca. 

Support document: Gender Biases: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in French Local Elections LIEPP Working Paper n°78, April, 2018 

Support documents:

Edo A., Jacquemet. N. (2013). La discrimination à l’embauche, Sur le marché du travail Français. Opuscule du CEPREMAP n°31, Editions rue d’Ulm

Edo A., Jacquemet. N. (2014). Discrimination à l'embauche selon l'origine et le genre : défiance indifférenciée ou ciblée sur certains groupes? Economie et Statistiques, n°464-465-466, pp.155-172

Edo A., Jacquemet. N., Yannelis C. Language Skills and Homophilous Hiring Discrimination: Evidence from Gender- and Racially-Differentiated Applications. Review of Economics of the Household