2019 Northwestern-Duke Tenth Annual Workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference

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We would like to invite you to attend the Tenth Annual Workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference, sponsored by Duke University and Northwestern University.

Monday – Friday, August 12-16, 2019, at Duke Law School, Room 3041, 210 Science Drive, Durham, NC.

We will also be holding an “Advanced” Workshop the following week: Monday – Wednesday, August 19-21, 2019 in Room 154 of the Physics Building, 120 Science Drive, Durham NC

Both workshops will be taught by world-class causal inference researchers. Registration has reached capacity for both the main and advanced workshops. If you wish to be added to the wait list, please email Isabel Fox at

Workshop Details | Advanced Workshop Details

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Registration and Workshop Cost

Main Workshop: Tuition is $900 ($600 for graduate students - PhD, SJD, or law, and post-docs; $400 if you are Duke or Northwestern affiliated). The workshop fee include all materials, temporary Stata 15 license, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and an evening reception on the first workshop day.

Advanced Workshop:  Tuition is $600 ($400 for graduate students (PhD, SJD, or law) and post-docs; $300 if you are Duke or Northwestern affiliated). There is a $200 discount for persons attending both workshops who are not affiliated with Duke or Northwestern. 

You can cancel from either workshop five weeks in advance (July 1 for main workshop, July 8 for advanced workshop) for a 75% refund and by three weeks in advance 50% refund (in each case, less credit card processing fee), but there are no refunds after that. In order to recive the discount for Duke and Northwestern affilated attendees, you must register with a valid or email. 

Workshop Schedule

You should plan on full days, roughly 9:00-5:00.  Breakfast will be available at 8:30 and lunch will be served.

Workshop Organizers

Bernard Black (Northwestern University)

Bernie Black is Nicholas J. Chabraja Professor at Northwestern University, with positions in the Pritzker School of Law, the Institute for Policy Research, and the Kellogg School of Management, Finance Department.  Principal research interests: health law and policy; empirical legal studies, law and finance, international corporate governance. Papers on SSRN.

Mathew McCubbins (Duke University)

Professor of Political Science and Law at Duke University, with positions in the Political Science Department and the Law School, and director of the Center for Law and Democracy.  Principal research interests: democratic institutions, legislative organization; behavioral experimentscommunication, learning and decisionmaking; statutory interpretation, administrative procedure, research design; network economics. Papers on SSRN.

Questions about the workshops:  Please email Bernie Black ( or Mat McCubbins ( for substantive questions or fee waiver requests, and Isabel Fox ( for logistics and registration.