University of California, Riverside

West Coast Experiments 2017



Event Overview

Welcome to the virtual conference for the 2017 UCLA West Coast Experiments.

The tenth annual West Coast Experiments Conference was held at UCLA on Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25, 2017, preceded by in-depth methods training workshops on Sunday, April 23.

The WCE is an annual conference that brings together leading scholars and graduate students in economics, political science and other social sciences who share an interest in causal identification broadly speaking. Now in its tenth year, the WCE is a venue for methodological instruction and debate over design-based and observational methods for causal inference, both theory and applications.

The speakers included Judea Pearl, Rosa Matzkin, Niall Cardin, Angus Deaton, Chris Auld, Adnan Darwiche, Ed Leamer, Karim Chalak, Rodrigo Pinto, Clark Glymour, Elias Bareinboim, Adam Glynn, and Karthika Mohan.

We also hosted free in-depth methods training workshops on the afternoon of Sunday, April 23. The topics included causal graphs and big data. 

This conference is funded by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and sponsored by the UCLA Department of Political Science, the UCLA California Center for Population Research, the UCLA Center for Social Statistics, and the UCR School of Public Policy.

The organizing committee this year is Chad Hazlett, Judea Pearl, Rodrigo Pinto, and Manisha Shah.






Monday, April 24th, 2017
9:00 a.m. -

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
12:00 p.m. -

Covel Commons Grand
Horizon Ballroom
200 De Neve Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

School of Public Policy
Anil B. Deolalikar
Founding Dean
Professor of Economics

4133 CHASS Interdisciplinary South
Tel: (951) 827-5564

West Coast Experiments 2017
Kevin Esterling

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