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A provisional program will be
available in May 2023.

The conference will take place from Monday afternoon, June 26 (opening keynote lecture and
welcome reception) through the morning of Thursday, June 29, 2023.

Panel sessions

Pre-registration and pre-analysis plans in experimental economics

Pre-registration and pre-analysis plans have become a common practice in empirical social science research, but the views expressed in the community of experimental economics researchers are diverse. In this panel session, we take stock of the development of open science practices in experimental economics over the past decade, critically evaluate the current status, and discuss possible paths forward.

Chair: Taisuke Imai (LMU Munich).
Panelists: Astrid Hopfensitz (Emlyon Business School), John List (University of Chicago), Arno Riedl (Maastricht University), Roberto Weber (University of Zurich).

Let’s talk about scientific failures!

At the core of a researcher’s work is experimentation via trial-and-error. Major advances often emerge from a series of unsuccessful attempts. Despite its centrality, little is known about the experimentation process that brings research ideas to life. Instead, all we observe are the end outcomes, and only when those are successful. In this panel session, we will discuss the implications of this lack of information disclosure and how the research community could make progress on the issue. What does « failing » mean in science? Should all scientific failures be shared? What mechanisms could promote information disclosure?

Chair: Séverine Toussaert (University of Oxford).

Using Field Experiments in Early Education

Chair: John List (University of Chicago).

  • Anya Samek (University of California San Diego): “The Long-Term Impact of Early Childhood Investment on Reducing Covid-19 Learning Loss”
  • Julie Pernaudet (University of Chicago): “Leveraging AI to Generate New Observables in the Technology of Early Skill Formation: Evidence from Two Field Experiments”
  • Andrea Salvati (University College London): “Estimating the Impact of Home Visiting on Early Maternal Investments and Child Development: Evidence from the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in England”
  • Amalia Di Girolamo (University of Birmingham): “STEM-UP: teaching the teachers how to teach cognitive and social-emotional skills”

Conference diner

The conference diner will be held at the Grand Réfectoire in Grand Hôtel Dieu on June 28 (3 Cour Saint-Henri). Grand Hôtel Dieu was first erected in 1184 as a hospice and a hospital, and the famous writer François Rabelais was appointed chief physician of the hospital in 1532. The site offers today many shops, food halls, and bars. The Grand Réfectoire was the former refectory of the nuns of the Hôtel-Dieu.
The location is 20-minute walk from the conference venue.