Countering Discrimination: Generating Evidence and Policy Lessons from Across Disciplines

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Despite widespread support for policies and programs aimed at tackling discrimination, more research is needed to identify which strategies are effective and in which contexts. Researchers across disciplines such as psychology, sociology, economics, and more have studied the nature and consequences of discrimination against certain groups. It is important for future research to build on these insights in order to develop strategies that account for human psychology, as well as historical and sociological context. Rigorous impact evaluation can help determine their real-world impact across geographies.

In this webinar, panelists will discuss the value of rigorous, interdisciplinary research to identify strategies for combating discrimination around the world, as well as highlight areas for future research.

The webinar will showcase an example of interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research focused on prejudice reduction. This will be followed by a panel discussion, where researchers in sociology, political science, economics, and computational science will discuss the strengths of their disciplines and where interdisciplinary collaboration could be particularly critical. An audience Q&A session will follow.

Agenda

10:00–10:10 am ET
Introductions and opening remarks

  • Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago

10:10–10:25 am ET
Insights on leveraging interdisciplinary efforts for policy research: Using randomized evaluations to reduce individual bias and prejudice

  • Salma Mousa, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University

10:25–11:00 am ET
Panel discussion: Using rigorous, interdisciplinary research to identify effective anti-discrimination strategies

  • Salma Mousa, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University
  • Sendhil Mullainathan, Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago 
  • Betsy Levy Paluck, Professor of Psychology & Public Affairs at Princeton University
  • Mario Small, Grafstein Family Professor in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University
  • Marianne Bertrand (Moderator), Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago

11:00–11:15 am ET
Q&A with audience

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