Day One: Thursday January 11, 2024

Description Location
8-8:30am Breakfast and Registration A6 Main Foyer
8:30-8:45am Opening Remarks A6 Auditorium
9-10:30am Media and Censorship
Discussant: Josh Tucker
"Measuring Media Freedom" — Christopher Barrie
"How Chinese Censorship Allows Public Discourse on Democracies but Not Their Institutions" — Tony Yang
10:30-10:45am Break  
10:45am-12:15pm Heterogeneous Effects
Discussant: Cyrus Samii
"Statistical Inference for Heterogeneous Treatment Effects Discovered by Generic Machine Learning in Randomized Experiments" — Kosuke Imai
"Estimation and Inference on Nonlinear and Heterogeneous Effects" — Marc Ratkovic
12:15-1:30pm Lunch  
1:30-3pm Survey Experiments
Discussant: Bob Kubinec
"Democratic Backsliding and Foreign Public Opinion" — Ben Goldsmith
"Correcting Measurement Error Bias in Conjoint Survey Experiments" — Yusaku Horiuchi
3-3:15pm Break  
3:15-4:30pm Keynote: Jennifer Hill  
4-6pm Poster Session  
6-6:30pm Shuttle to Intercontinental Hotel  
6:30-9pm Dinner: Byblos Sur Mer  

Day Two: Friday January 12, 2024

Description Location
8:30-9am Breakfast  
9-10:30am Image Data
Discussant: Bryant Moy
Room 1
"Methods for Enhancing the Signal to Noise Ratio Using Raster Data" — Daniel Baissa
"Landmine Clearance and Economic Development: Evidence from Nighttime Lights, Multispectral Satellite Imagery, and Conflict Events in Afghanistan" — Rachel Sayers
International Relations
Discussant: Sujeong Shim
Room 2
"Contesting the Liberal Script? The AIIB and the World Bank in Development Finance" — Soo Yeon Kim
"Bilateral Meetings, Bilateral Emotions: Predicting the Outcomes of Emotional Interactions Between Heads of Governments and States Since the Late 19th Century" — Cantay Caliskan
10:30-10:45am Break  
10:45am-12:15pm Media and Censhorship II
Discussant: Korhan Kocak
Room 1
"Learning Media Quality from Facebook Data" — Tom Paskhalis
"Effect of Technology on State Ability to Conduct Surveillance and Censorship" — Yuree Noh
Bayesian Inference
Discussants: Marc Ratkovic; Jong Hee Park
Room 2
"Generalized Ideal Point Models for Time-Varying and Missing-Data Inference" — Bob Kubinec
"Bridging Prediction and Theory: Introducing the Bayesian Partially-Protected Lasso" — Yasir Atalan
12:15-1:30pm Lunch  
1:30-3pm Causal Inference
Discussant: TBC
Room 1
"What To Do (and Not to Do) with Causal Panel Analysis under Parallel Trends: Lessons from A Large Reanalysis Study" — Albert Chiu
"Experimental Evaluation of Individualized Dynamic Treatment Rules" — Jiongyi Cao
Discussant: John Londregan
Room 2
"How Much Should You Trust Your Power Calculation Results? Power Analysis as an Estimation Problem" — Shiyao Liu
"Large Language Models as the Last Frontier for Classification Tasks? The CAP Babel Machine as a Blueprint for Practical Comparative Research" — Miklos Sebok
"Dominance Through Division: Group-based Clientelism in Japan" — Amy Catalinac  
3-4pm Snacks and Group Photo  

Day Three: Saturday January 13, 2024

Depart at 2pm Optional Excursion to the Desert