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Saint Louis Area Methods Meeting - SLAMM! 2016

American University Washington College of Law - Yuma Building, Terrace Room 17
4300 Nebraska Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Friday, April 29, 2016

American University is proud to host the Saint Louis Area Methods Meeting (SLAMM!) on Friday, April 29. We have an excellent set of papers, as well as a presentation and discussion led by the National Science Foundation on funding opportunities for political methodologists. SLAMM! is free to attend, but registration is required. 

The event will be held from 9 AM to 5 PM in the Yuma Building at the Washington College of Law.

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SLAMM! is always free to attend, but registration is mandatory

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  • 8:45 - 9:15 am
    Coffee and light breakfast 
  • 9:15 - 9:30 am
    Opening remarks 
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am
    "Identification and Estimation of Joint Treatment Effects with Instrumental Variables" Matthew Blackwell, Harvard University (Paper available here)
    Discussant: Jamie Monogan, University of Georgia
  • 10:45 - 11:45 am
    "Voters, Nonvoters and Attitudes Toward Income Inequality" Jan Leighley, American University
    Discussant: Susanna Supalla, BlueLabs
  • Noon - 12:30 pm
    "NSF Funding Opportunities for Political Methodologists" Cheryl L. Eavey, National Science Foundation
  • 12:30 - 1:45 pm
  • 1:45 - 2:45 pm
    "Can Caucuses Alleviate Partisan Polarization in Congress?" Jennifer N. Victor, George Mason University (Paper available here)
    Discussant: Chris Warshaw, MIT
  • 2:45 - 3:00 pm
    Coffee and light snack
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    "What's the Alternative?: An Equivalence Approach to Balance and Placebo Tests" Erin Hartman, Princeton University/University of California, Los Angeles (Paper available here)
    Discussant: Hans Noel, Georgetown
  • 4:00 - 4:10 pm
    Closing remarks
  • 5:00 - 8:00 pm
    Conference Dinner Chef Geoff's
    3201 New Mexico Ave NW