Works in Progress

Works-in-Progress (WiP) is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the new office of CRRC at Chkhikvadze St. 1. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.

The purpose of the WiP series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region. 
Would you like to present at one of the W-i-P sessions, please contact: mariam.kobaladze@crrccenters.org


Works in Progress: Post-Hoc Blocking for Quasi-Experimental Impact Evaluation: An example from the Impact Evaluation of the Agricultural Support Program in Georgia

Monday | 19 March , 2018
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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Works in Progress: Talk to them: How election campaigns increase partisanship in Georgia

Monday | 12 February , 2018
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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Works in Progress: The SCOPUS diaries and the (il)logics of academic survival. A short guide to design your own strategy and survive bibliometrics, conferences and unreal expectations in academia

Monday | 22 January , 2018
This Wednesday, on January 24, 2018 at 18:30, CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are opening the Spring/Summer 2018 Works-in-Progress series with the first talk by Abel Polese from the Dublin City University, "The SCOPUS diaries and the (il)logics of academic survival. A short guide to design your own strategy and survive bibliometrics, conferences and unreal expectations in academia".
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Works in Progress: The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic as an Object of Neglect

Wednesday | 13 December , 2017
On Wednesday, December 13, 18:30 at the CRRC-Georgia Office, Dr. Stephan Rindlisbacher from the University of Bern will give a talk about his work in progress "The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic as an Object of Neglect". Stephan Rindlisbacher is currently working in Moscow, Kiev and Tbilisi in order to explore the territorialisation processes in the early Soviet State. He holds a PhD in History and has published a book on the revolutionary movement in late Tsarist Russia.
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