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Call for proposals: The 6th CRRC Methodological Conference - How Evidence-based Urban Policy Can Make Cities Inclusive, Just, and Livable

CRRC-Georgia calls for proposals for "The 6th CRRC Methodological Conference: How Evidence-based Urban Policy Can Make Cities Inclusive, Just, and Livable" that will be held on June 22 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The conference will bring together local and international researchers to discuss innovative practices in empirical research and their application to the empirical study of urban issues. Presenters are expected to highlight the application of quantitative and/or qualitative methods to the study of the policy making process in urban spaces, analysis of policy outcomes, or assessment of the impact of a particular policy. The deadline for the submission of abstracts and workshop proposals is April 2 2018.
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Post-Hoc Blocking for Quasi-Experimental Impact Evaluation: An example from the Impact Evaluation of the Agricultural Support Program in Georgia

On Wednesday, March 21, at 18:30 Dustin Gilbreath will give a talk impact evaluation in agriculture: "Post-Hoc Blocking for Quasi-Experimental Impact Evaluation: An example from the Impact Evaluation of the Agricultural Support Program in Georgia". This is the fourth talk of the Spring 2018 Works-in-Progress series. In this talk, Dustin proposes a post-hoc, quasi-experimental blocking process using the genetic matching algorithm as a tool that aims to recreate the conditions of random assignment for community level interventions. He argues that this method should better approximate the conditions of a randomized control trial than using matching at the individual level alone.
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Talk to them: How election campaigns increase partisanship in Georgia

On Wednesday, February 14, at 18:30 Koba Turmanidze will present his paper "Talk to them: How election campaigns increase partisanship in Georgia" at the third talk of the Spring 2018 Works-in-Progress series. The talk will explore the impact of party-voter linkages on partisanship - how face-to-face contact between parties and voters prior to elections significantly increases partisanship, at least in the short term.
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CRRC-Georgia is hiring a Development Manager

CRRC-Georgia is announcing the vacancy of the Development Manager, who will work under the supervision of the President of CRRC-Georgia. The Development Manager leads the fundraising team and contributes to external communications and quality assurance of written outputs. This is a full time position of 40 hours per week with a minimum time commitment of one year. Apply before March 1 2018!

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