2014 Asian Political Methodology Meeting in Tokyo

January 6-7, 2014

We are pleased to announce the first Asian Political Methodology Meeting to be held January 6 and 7, 2014 on the Ookayama campus of the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan.  This conference is jointly sponsored by the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Princeton University (Program for the Quantitative and Analytical Political Science).  

We aim to have a small, intensive two-day conference focusing on quantitative methods and their applications.  The conference consists of both paper and poster presentations.  Although the conference seeks to promote the advancement of quantitative social science research in Asia, we welcome participation by any researcher around the world.  Gary King of Harvard University will be the keynote speaker.  We plan to make this an annual event and our next conferences will be held in Taipei (2015), Seoul (2016), and Beijing (2017).

Call for Papers and Posters

We invite proposals for papers and posters at the first Asian Political Methodology Meeting.  We seek proposals that develop or apply innovative quantitative methods to answer important questions in political science.  The meeting is open to a broad range of methodological research without any specific theme.  Those who are interested in presenting either a paper or a poster should apply online athttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L6TRKQG.  The title and abstract (up to 500 words) of your presentation will be required.  The application deadline is September 30, 2013.  Applicants will be notified of the decisions by October 31, 2013.

Registration for the Conference Attendance

All attendees, including paper and poster presenters, should register at http://asiapolmeth.princeton.edu by November 30, 2013.  The online registration will begin November 1, 2013.  The registration fee is 6,000 yen for faculty members and 4,000 yen for graduate students.  The fee includes lunches during the meeting and a dinner on January 6. 

Questions about the Conference

Any questions about the meeting should be addressed to Professor Kentaro Fukumoto, Gakushuin University, Japan (Kentaro.Fukumoto@gakushuin.ac.jp) who is the program committee chair.  If you have questions about travel and locations, contact Professor Naoko Taniguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (naokot@valdes.titech.ac.jp) who is the local host.

The Program Committee

Fang-Yi Chiou, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Kentaro Fukumoto, Gakushuin University, Japan (committee chair)
Kosuke Imai, Princeotn University, USA
Jong Hee Park, Seoul National University, South Korea
Xun Pang, Tsinghua University, China
Naoko Taniguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (local host)