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Workshop on Experiments in Foreign Aid Research: Views from Donor and Recipient Publics

This workshop will feature new research on attitudes and behavior toward foreign aid in donor or recipient countries that draws on lab, field and survey experiments. The goals of the workshop are: (1) to bring academic scholars and members of the aid policy and development community together to discuss innovative research on foreign aid's impact on donor and recipient publics, and (2) to facilitate exchange of ideas between the two communities on new research that would be of direct value to policymakers.

Apr 14, 2017 08:30 AM to
Apr 15, 2017 01:00 PM

University of California, Washington Center

Workshop Venue

University of California, Washington Center (UCDC) 1608 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 (http://www.ucdc.edu/)

Workshop Schedule

The workshop sessions will begin on Friday, April 14 at 8:55am and conclude at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 15. We will provide meals during the workshop, including a dinner on Friday, April 14.


Courtyard by Marriott Washington Embassy Row 1600 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasem-courtyard-washington-embassy-row/)


For information on directions to the hotel from the Washington DC area airports as well as other transportation and parking, please see: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/wasem-courtyard-washington-embassy-row/#directions.

Workshop Sponsors

This workshop is made possible by generous grants from the University of California Global Affairs Office, the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University, and the University of Essex.

For the workshop program, please click here.  


Workshop Articles:

  • Simone Dietrich, Patrick Lown and Hugh Ward: The Limits of Empathy and Foreign Aid – Appendix I
  • Tobias Heinrich, Patricia A Boyd, Erin L Brown, and Kyle E Don: Promoting Business Interests through Foreign Aid
  • Lauren Prather: The Instrumental Determinants of Foreign Aid Support in Donor Countries
  • Paulina Pospieszna: Evaluating Democracy Assistance Programs through Randomized Social Experiments
  • Simone Dietrich, Minhaj Mahmud, and Matthew S. Winters: Does Variation in Foreign Aid Effectiveness Impact Donor Legitimacy?
  • Lindsay R. Dolan: Rethinking Foreign Aid, Accountability, and Legitimacy
  • Gabriella R. Montinola and Sarah M. Prince: Women’s Empowerment and Foreign Aid Effectiveness
  • Sarah Bush and Lauren Prather: Foreign Economic Partners and Mass Attitudes Towards International Economic Engagement
  • Lutz Brückner, Vera Z. Eichenauer, and Andreas Fuchs: The Causal Effects of Trade, Aid and Investment on China’s Image Abroad