2019 BITSS Annual Meeting

Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences


December 13, 2019
9:30am to 7:00pm
Berkeley Haas School of Business


BITSS will hold its eighth Annual Meeting on December 13, 2019, at the Wells Fargo Room, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. The event brings together stakeholders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency and efforts to strengthen the standards of openness and integrity in the social sciences.

The Annual Meeting is open to the public and free to attend. RSVP here to attend in person or follow the event live online at this link.

Find the agenda here. The 2019 Annual Meeting will feature a keynote address by Elizabeth Marincola (African Academy of Sciences) on the AAS Open Research platform, a panel on the Pedagogy of Open Science, and presentations of selected meta-research from the Call for Papers on the following topics:

  • Methods for Correcting Publication Bias and Specification Search
  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Registries and Pre-Analysis Plans
  • Developing and Assessing Open Science Policies and Interventions

CONTACT Aleksandar Bogdanoski (abogdanoski@berkeley.edu) with any questions.


Edward Miguel

Oxfam Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics, Department of Economics

BIDS Senior Fellow Edward Miguel is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics and faculty director of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 2000.

Ted Miguel's research focuses on African economic development, including work on the economic causes and consequences of violence; the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action; and interactions between health, education, environment, and productivity for the poor. His current research studies long-term impacts of child health investments, transparency methods in social science research, and links between extreme climate and violent conflict. He has conducted fieldwork in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and India.

He has written two books: Africa's Turn? (MIT Press, 2009) and, with Ray Fisman, Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations (Princeton University Press, 2008), which has been translated into 10 languages.