CFP: Towards an Experimental Public Administration?

Call-for-Papers: Towards an Experimental Public Administration?

IIAS workshop in Speyer (Germany) on 9-10 September 2014

The IIAS study group on public attitudes and trust is organising a two-day workshop: “Citizen attitudes and behaviors from an experimental perspective: Towards and experimental Public Administration?”. It will be held one day prior to the EGPA conference in Speyer, Germany, (9-10 September, starting at 1pm on the 9th).

Specific objectives of the envisaged workshop are:
# To present (quasi-)experimental works that study the empirical determinants and consequences of citizens’ attitudes and behaviors towards public services and public administration more broadly;
# To build a community of public administration scholars that use experimental methods to study citizen attitudes and behaviors towards government;
# To stimulate collaborations for setting-up cross-national experiments.

We invite paper contributions that use (quasi-)experimental research designs to study any aspect of citizens’ attitudes and/or behaviors towards public administration, but please note that substantive contributions should be theory-driven. Also, methodological contributions, research designs of envisaged experiments, and meta analyses of experimental evidence are welcomed.

The organisers will work towards identifying suitable publication outlets for presented papers. A keynote speech will be delivered by Gregg G. Van Ryzin (Rutgers University).

Access the full CfP here:

Info about the IIAS study group on public attitudes and trust can be found here:

Deadline for submission of paper abstracts: 9, May 2014

We are looking forward to your paper proposals,

Steven Van de Walle (Erasmus University),
Soonhee Kim (Syracuse University),
Sebastian Jilke (Erasmus University)