The Centre for Experimental Social Science (CESS) at Nuffield College, Oxford and the Behavioral Science Unit (eMBeD) at the World Bank will host a workshop on Measuring the Tricky Things at Nuffield College on 12-13th October 2018.

The workshop will bring together scholars working on state-of-the-art measurement techniques on things that are difficult to measure to share best practices. Speakers will present on studies to elicit attitudes, social norms, cognitive abilities, and behaviors that people prefer to hide, that are prone to social desirability bias, or that people are simply not aware of (e.g., social norms related to domestic violence, stereotypes and out-group biases across hostile groups, and dishonesty).

» The workshop is open to faculty and graduate students at the University of Oxford, but spaces are limited. All student requests to attend will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. A small number of additional spots may be given to students who volunteer to help welcome guests and take notes for the roundtable sessions.

» The event will take place from 8:30AM – 5:30PM on Friday and 8:30AM – 2:30PM on Saturday. Lunch will be provided on both days.

» For queries related to the event, please contact Jamie Walsh at

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Please only sign up if you can commit to atteding the entire workshop.

We have a fantastic line up including:

Anandi Mani

Professor of Behavioural Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government

Armin Falk

Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn and Chief Executive Officer of briq

Henry Travers

Research Associate in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford

Julian Jamison

Professor of Economics and Director of Research (Economics) at the University of Exeter

Karla Hoff

Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank

Rachel Glennerster

Chief Economist at the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development

Renos Vakis

Co-Head of the Behavioral Science Unit (eMBeD) at the World Bank

Ryan Enos

Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies at Harvard University

Sheheryar Banuri

Lecturer at the University of East Anglia

Susan Fiske

Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University

Varun Gauri

Co-Head of the Behavioral Science Unit (eMBeD) at the World Bank