We thank everyone for a successful conference!
Yale University and the Institution for Social and Policy Studies are pleased to host the 26th Annual Society for Political Methodology Summer Conference. The Society for Political Methodology, the National Science Foundation, and the host institution have supported a summer conference in political methodology since 1984. Recent past conferences have been hosted at the University of Michigan, Penn State, UC-Davis, FSU, Stanford, and Minnesota.
The 26th Annual Society for Political Methodology Summer Conference will be held 23-25 July 2009, on the campus of Yale University.
The overarching theme for the 2009 conference is "Causal Inference." The Program Committee welcomes proposals on research design, data collection, or estimation that speak to the question, "Under what conditions can one draw secure inferences about cause and effect in the realm of politics?"
The Program Committee welcomes proposals on other topics as well.
Program highlights & important dates
Attendance at the summer conferences has been increasing every year, with 250 attending last year’s conference at the University of Michigan. To accommodate the continued growth of the conference, we have made a number of small adjustments in the format of the conference including an increase in the numbers of split sessions and poster sessions, and alterations of the application and registration processes
Attendees should plan to arrive on Wednesday, July 22 and depart Sunday, July 26. The conference begins Thursday morning and ends with dinner on Saturday.
- Women in Political Methodology dinner, Wednesday, July 22
- Keynote lecture by Joshua Angrist (MIT), Thursday, July 23
- Business Meeting, Friday, July 24
- Graduate student and faculty poster sessions, Saturday, July 25
- 26th Anniversary Roundtable on Political Methodology: The Next 25 Years, with Henry Brady (University of California, Berkeley; APSA president-elect)
A continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided each day. In addition, there will be evening receptions on Thursday and Friday, and a closing dinner on Saturday.
|December 31, 2008||Application opens|
|March 1, 2009||Deadline for application for funding|
|March 23, 2009||* Extended deadline for application for funding *|
|April 22, 2009||Registration opens|
|June 1, 2009||Funded attendees must be registered|
|July 15, 2009||Registration closes|
Registration fee: $250.
Through a grant to the Society, the NSF will pay the registration fee for approximately 55 graduate students, women, minorities, or assistant professors, through a competitive and need-based process (thank you to the grant’s Principle Investigators, Phil Schrodt and Jan Box-Steffensmeier). This support also includes travel, lodging, meals and incidentals. As in the past, all unfunded attendees must cover all of their other expenses (notably, hotel accommodations and any other meals, entertainment, and incidentals).
Sponsors of these meetings are the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University, the National Science Foundation, and the Society for Political Methodology.
Technical questions regarding the application & registration web-site should be directed to Stephen Haptonstahl (email@example.com).
Substantive questions or comments regarding the application process, the conference, or the conference web-site should be directed to Host and Program Committee Chair, Don Green (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the conference coordinator, Limor Peer (email@example.com).
We look forward to seeing you in New Haven this summer!