Webinars 2021

We have split the program of the workshop initially scheduled in Prague into 4 online events:

  • Training session: Introduction to power analysis June 18

  • EAAE pre-symposium, July 19

  • Organized sessions during EAAE online conference, July 20-23

  • Workshop on experimental designs, September 10

To register to these webinars: More information here soon

For any question, please contact the coordinator of these events:

Tanja Šumrada, Ljubljana University, Slovenia <tanja.sumrada@bf.uni-lj.si>

EAAE pre-symposium, organized by REECAP

July 19, 2 - 5 pm

Keynote lecture:

Karen Macours, Paris School of Economics and J-PAL Europe

J-PAL Europe conducts rigorous impact evaluations of social programs in Europe. With a network of affiliated professors based across Europe and beyond, they partner with governments and civil society actors to conduct randomized evaluations and help partners scale up effective programs. While J-PAL conducts experiments with farmers in other parts of the world, european agricultural policies have not been evaluated by J-PAL until now. Karen Macours will present her work with farmers and other fields of application of experimental approaches.

Timetable :

  • 2.00 to 2.15 pm : Welcome and introduction

  • 2.15 to 3.15 pm : Keynote speaker

  • 3.15 to 3.45 pm : Coffee break

  • 3.45 to 4.45 pm : Round Table: Complementing economic experiments with other methods

Chair: Jens Rommel (SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

  1. Impulse: Combining behavioral experiments with agent-based models - Franziska Appel

  2. Impulse: Using Q methodology in the design of Discrete Choice Experiments - Christoph Schulze

  3. Open discussion

  • 4.45 to 5 pm : Closing words

Karen Macours presentation on her experience in running large RCTs with farmers in Africa + How J-PAL works ?


Round table on Complementing experiments with other approaches

EAAE_pre_symposium_Qmethod and DCE.pdf
FarmAgiPoliS EAAE.pdf

Organized sessions during EAAE on-line conference

July 20-23 (exact timetable not known yet, see EAAE conference program)

Attendance will be possible only to those registered to the conference.

Invited panel session "The future is now: innovative experimental tools to study and design the CAP" (chair: Alan Matthews, organized by D. Curzi)

Two REECAP board members invited in this panel: L. Kufhuss and M. Lefebvre

Training session: Introduction to power analysis

June 18, 10-12 am (PAST)

Upon registration (free)

Jens Rommel (SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

Power analysis is a crucial step in designing any experimental protocol to ensure robust results and plan the sample size. Yet, in practice, power analysis is still often neglected. In this session, Jens Rommel will introduce participants to the basic principles of power analysis.

Target audience: Researchers who use experimental methods, but who are so far unfamiliar with power analysis.

Useful video series on power analysis in Stata: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBONLUp7i28

JensRommel _ power analysis training_ REECAP 2021.pdf
Exercise Power Analysis.docx

Workshop "Check before you collect": present your experimental design

September 10, 2 - 3.30 pm

Chairs: Marianne Lefebvre (Angers University) and Fabian Thomas (Osnabrück University)


Does personalized pesticide risk information trigger the uptake of fungi-resistant varieties?, Lucca Zachmann, Chloe McCallum and Robert Finger

Adding new voluntary measures to the green architecture of the CAP: can too many cooks spoil the broth? Jesus Barreiro-Hurle

Increasing the agri-environmental awareness and knowledge among farmers: randomised controlled trial of the selected methods of knowledge transfer, Tanja Šumrada, Ana Novak & Luka Juvančič

Presentations will last approx. 15 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion (25 minutes in total). Presentations will follow the following template:

1) Context/Background information

2) Hypothesis: what's the main question being asked or hypothesis being tested in the study?

3) Dependent variable: describe the key dependent variable(s) specifying how they will be measured.

4) Conditions/treatments: how many and which conditions will participants be assigned to?

5) Analyses: specify exactly which analyses you are planning to conduct to examine the main question/hypothesis.

7) Sample size: how many observations are you planning to collect? How exactly was this number determined?

8) Pending questions: questions to be shared with the workshop participants

Conditions to submit an abstract:

- The experiment should be related to REECAP topics: agricultural policy and/or decision-making in the agricultural sector

- The data collection should not have started (or only pilot data).

- Presentations by PhD students are particularly welcome

- The participants commit to submit their design on aspredicted.org (or alternative pre-registration platform) following the workshop and before their data collection starts.

Freely register under this link