We are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual NYU-CESS (New York University Center for Experimental Social Sciences) Conference on Experimental Political Science for Friday, March 1st, 2013 and Saturday, March 2nd, 2013.

The Conference is an annual event that we hope will bring together researchers interested in experimental methodology in political science broadly. That is, we welcome the participation of scholars who work in the field and those who work in the lab as well as the participation of political psychologists and political economists. Furthermore, we welcome the participation of scholars who are not experimentalists themselves but are interested in learning and discussing experimental methods as well as those interested in the relationship between the experimental method and analyzing observational data in political science.

The Conference will be a two day event with 16 papers presented. We will also have the poster session for graduate students. Below is a list of the papers which will be presented at the conference (in alphabetical order, the conference schedule will be announced shortly):

1)  Anna Bassi, UNC Chapel Hill, “The Indian rain dance of the incumbent: The effect of weather beyond turnout”

2)  Jorge Bravo, Rutgers University, “The Use of Monetary Incentives to Increase the Reliability of the IAT Measure of Racial Bias” coauthored with Vincent Greco (Rutgers University)

3)  Joshua Gubler, Brigham Young University, “When Humanizing the Enemy Fails: The role of dissonance and justification in intergroup conflict”

4)  David Hugh-Jones, Univ Essex, “Reciprocity towards groups: an experiment on the causes” coauthored with Martin Leroch (University of Mainz)

5)  Samara Klar, Northwestern University, “Partisanship in a Social Setting”

6)  Reuben Kline, Stony Brook University, “Fairness, Income Inequality and Corruption” coauthored with Raimondello Orsini (University of Bologna), Fabio Galeotti (University of East Anglia)

7)  Christopher  Lucas, Harvard University, “The Ties that Bind: National Identify Salience and Pro-Social Behavior Towards the Ethnic Other ” coauthored with Volha Charnysh (Harvard University) & Prerna Singh (Harvard University)

8)  Neil Malhotra, Stanford University, “ Explaining Explanations: How Legislators Explain Their Positions to Constituents (and How Constituents Respond)” coauthored with Christian R. Grose (University of Southern California), Robert Van Houweling (University of California, Berkeley).

9)  Gwyneth McClendon, Yale University, “Social Esteem and Participation in Contentious Politics: A Field Experiment at an LGBT Rights Rally”

10)  Daniel Nielson, Brigham Young University, “Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: A Field Experiment on Financial Transparency” coauthored with Michael G. Findley, (University of Texas at Austin), Jason C. Sharman (Griffith University)

11)  Danila Serra, Southern Methodist University, “Does competition among public offices reduce corruption? An experiment” coauthored with Dmitry Ryvkin (Florida State University).

12)  Peter van der Windt, Columbia University, “The Impact of Migration on Pro-social Behavior” coauthored with Neelanjan Sircar (Columbia University)

13)  Dustin Tingley, Harvard, “Topic models for open ended survey responses with applications to experiments” coauthored with Margaret E. Roberts, Brandon M. Stewart, Christopher Lucas, Jetson Leder-Luis, Shana Gadarian, Bethany Albertson, David Rand

14)  Ty Turley, University of Chicago , “Elite Capture of Earned versus Unearned Aid: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone” coauthored with John List (Chicago), Erwin Bulte, (Wageningen), Maarten Voors (Wageningen), Andreas Kontoleon (Cambridge)

15)  Andrej Tusicisny, Columbia University, “Reciprocity and Prejudice: An Experiment of Hindu-Muslim Cooperation in the Slums of Mumbai”

16)  Peter Twieg, George Mason University, “Can more be less? An experimental test of the resource curse” coauthored with Omar Al-Ubaydli, Kevin McCabe and Peter Twieg (George Mason University)