2019 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC)

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xlab) are excited to host the 2019 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) at UC Berkeley on Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st. SEEDEC, now in its eighth year, brings together a community of scholars who employ laboratory experimental economics methods for research in developing countries. Learn about past events here.

This year’s Symposium will feature keynote addresses by Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley) and Pam Jakiela (University of Maryland).

Call for Papers

We invite submissions of papers involving economic lab experiments in low- and middle-income countries, or with clear lessons for LMICs (this does not include field-based randomized controlled trials). Please submit your full paper and supporting materials (optional) using this form no later than March 1st, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT. Successful applicants will be notified by March 31st, 2019.

Submissions will be evaluated based on the quality and novelty of the paper as well as balance across institutions and genders. Though not a formal requirement, preference will be given to papers employing research transparency and reproducibility tools and methods including pre-registration, pre-analysis plans, and open data, materials and code. Authors may provide these details using the online form below, or use the comments section to disclose if some or all of their data or materials cannot be shared for legal or ethical reasons.

Travel and Accommodation

Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation. Visit this link for a list of accommodations close to campus. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days.


This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here to attend.


Please contact Aleks Bogdanoski () with questions about this Call for Papers.