The tenth annual West Coast Experiments Conference will be held at UCLA on Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25, 2017, preceded by in-depth methods training workshops on Sunday, April 23.
The conference registration webpage is wce2017ucla.eventbrite.com.
The WCE is an annual conference that brings together leading scholars and graduate students in economics, political science and other social sciences who share an interest in causal identification broadly speaking. Now in its tenth year, the WCE is a venue for methodological instruction and debate over design-based and observational methods for causal inference, both theory and applications.
The speakers are Judea Pearl, Rosa Matzkin, Niall Cardin, Angus Deaton, Chris Auld, Jeff Wooldridge, Ed Leamer, Karim Chalak, Rodrigo Pinto, Clark Glymour, Elias Barenboim, Adam Glynn, and Karthika Mohan.
Registration is free, but you must register at wce2017ucla.eventbrite.com to get a ticket for each day you plan to attend. Registration is first-come-first-served. The deadline to register is April 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM PDT.
We also will host free in-depth methods training workshops on the afternoon of Sunday, April 23. We are currently planning these workshops so please watch this space for upcoming details. The topics will include causal graphs and big data. You can register for these workshops when you register for the conference.
This conference is funded by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and sponsored by the UCLA Department of Political Science, UCR School of Public Policy, California Center for Population Research and the Center for Social Statistics.
The organizing committee this year is Chad Hazlett, Judea Pearl, Rodrigo Pinto, and Manisha Shah.