Welcome to the Experimental Politics Workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Experimental Politics Workshop (EPW) brings together graduate students and faculty interested in conducting research using experimental methods. We meet roughly once a month to discuss experimental proposals or in-progress work produced by faculty and graduate students. We strongly prefer presentations of empirical work in the design stage — rather than complete drafts or finished  papers — since the most efficient way to improve experimental research is at this stage of development. The group crosses subfield boundaries and welcomes presentations of research employing any experimental method (lab/field/survey/natural experiment) or dealing with experimental methodology. Internal workshops — UW Madison faculty and graduate students — take place on Fridays at 12:00 – 1:30pm.

In addition to the internal workshops, EPW sponsors a number of guest speaker presentations that are co-sponsored with other research groups. These take place 12:00 – 1:15pm on various days of the week, so please check the schedule carefully.

The EPW faculty director for the 2016-2017 academic year is Jonathan Renshon. The student coordinator is Micah Dillard. Please contact us if you are interested in presenting, or for any further information regarding EPW.