Working conference on ethics of randomized trials in development economics and health policy

An opportunity for graduate students and young scholars; application deadline March 11

Applications are invited for participating in a five day working conference and summer school on ethical issues posed by randomized trials in development economics and health policy, to be held June 20-24 at the beautiful Brocher Foundation villa in Hermance, Switzerland.

The conference offers trainees and younger scholars in development economics, global health, ethics, and related fields and areas of practice an opportunity to participate in five full days of debate and discussion with leading scholars. Those include Angus Deaton (Princeton; this year’s Nobel Laureate in Economics), Michael Marmot (UCL; current President, World Medical Association), Josh Angrist (MIT), Adam Wagstaff (World Bank), Tyler Cowen (George Mason University), Will MacAskill (University of Oxford), Nancy Cartwright (Durham), and many others.

Selection of the applicants will be made by the conference directors, Profs. Nir Eyal and Daniel Wikler (Harvard University), Dr. Anders Huitfeldt (Stanford University), Prof. Samia Hurst (University of Geneva).

The application deadline is March 11, 2016. Further information is available at the Brocher website. For remaining questions, please email Dr Huitfeldt, at

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