LIEPP Methodological Seminar

March 21st 2018, 12h30 am - 02h00 pm
Session 4: Field Experiments for Policy Evaluation: an illustration from a parental reading intervention
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 [language: English]

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.