John Mitchell Economics of Poverty Lab

The Lab is run out of the CBE Research School of Economics (RSE) and is a response to an urgent need to take the vast literature of economic theory related to poverty and translate it into real-world policies and outcomes. Established using financial support from the National Institutes Grant in concert with a generous donation from ANU Alumnus John Mitchell, the Lab will use economic field experiments to understand human capital formation and, in doing so, inform evidence-based policy development around the globe.

Events:

The ANU John Mitchell Economics of Poverty Lab is proudly delivering an eWorkshop on Field Experiments from 10-12 June 2020.

The basic objective of this workshop is to help with the training of current and potential doctoral students soon to graduate from Australian institutions, by giving them the opportunity to gain feedback on and exposure to research using experimental methods. It also enables students to meet with their peers and to make contact with senior academics and researchers with similar interests.

DAY 1

Wednesday

10th June 2020

EXPERIMENTAL METHODS

 

 

SESSION 1 –

University of Chicago

The Dozen Things Experimental Economists Should Do (More of)

John List

 

 

Break

 

SESSION 2 – Australian National University

The Use and Interpretation of Field Experiments

 

Michael Price

DAY 2

Thursday

11th June 2020

APPLICATIONS

 

SESSION 1 –

University of Chicago

RCT’s on Early Childhood Education and Development

 

John List

 

 

Break

 

SESSION 2 – Australian National University

Field Experiments in Public and Labor Economics

 

Michael Price

DAY 3

Friday

12th June 2020

FROM METHODS TO POLICY/SCALING

 

SESSION 1 –

University of Chicago

The Science of Using Science and replication

John List

 

 

Break

 

SESSION 2 – Australian National University

Examples Highlighting Threats to Scale: Calorie Labels and Smart Technologies

 

Michael Price