April 3–4, 2023
Toulouse, TSE/IAST Building
Background and objective
As scholars in numerous fields have begun to care more about internal validity, causality, and replication, the topic of external validity–how inferences generalize and transport–has gained some visibility. However, scholarly attention on causality has mostly outpaced that on external validity. While the recent economics Nobel prizes for work on experiments (2019) and natural experiments (2021) are undoubtedly well-deserved and important, there needs to be a similar revolution on external validity to ensure that study findings apply beyond the specific contexts at hand. Otherwise, the extent to which humans can truly learn from science will necessarily remain limited. The present conference aims to respond to this necessity and brings together scholars from various fields to present the latest work on external validity.
List of speakers:
Graeme Blair, UCLA
Sylvain Chabé-Ferret, TSE
Issa Dahabreh, Harvard University
Michael Denly, IAST
Raymond Duch, University of Oxford
Michael Findley, University of Texas at Austin
Dean Karlan, USAID and Northwestern University
Julia Moeller, Leipzig University
Jörg Peters, RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
Cyrus Samii, New York University
Rebecca Spake, University of Reading
Elizabeth Tipton, Northwestern University
Eva Vivalt, University of Toronto
Anna Wilke, Washington University in St. Louis
Dates: April 3-4, 2023
Location: Toulouse, IAST & TSE building
This event is funded by a French government subsidy managed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche under the framework of the investissements d'avenir programme reference ANR-17-EURE-0010.
External Validity Conference, Toulouse, TSE/IAST Building, April 3–4, 2023.