2019 DRI Annual Conference Announced - November 7th

Join DRI on November 7th for our 2019 Annual Conference focused on the theme “From Local to Global: The External Validity Challenge of Experiments.”

Event Overview:

In recent decades, the use of experimental and quasi-experimental methods has become widespread across a range of fields in economics, such as labor, education, health, and especially development. The emphasis on experimental and quasi-experimental methods was driven by an attempt to generate internally valid results, i.e., accurate estimates of the impact of the policy of interest in the time and place the experiment was implemented. But the now global scale of experiments points to the central question of external validity: to what extent and how can we generalize the knowledge generated by experiments beyond the setting of the experiment to other contexts?


  • Susan Athey, Stanford University

  • Sylvain Chassang, New York University

  • Rajeev Dehejia, New York University

  • Michael Kremer, Harvard University

  • Rohini Pande, Yale University

  • Cyrus Samii, New York University

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