PPRN hosts workshops and masterclasses throughout the year.

We bring top scholars from around the world together with early-career researchers to discuss their work and train them in cutting-edge
research methods.

Graduate Workshop

The PPRN Graduate Workshop is a unique opportunity to present your research, receive feedback from senior scholars, and to meet other researchers studying public policy, public management and political economy.

Methods masterclasses

For our masterclasses, we invite experts from emerging fields in social science methodology. Past events have covered mixed-methods research and Regression Discontinuity Designs.

We had an opportunity to learn Regression Discontinuity Designs from one of the top experts in the world and ask her questions about our own work … certainly not a frequent opportunity!

2021 Masterclass participant

Past masterclasses


Regression Discontinuity Designs with Rocío Titiunik (Princeton University)
12 March 2021, 14:00 – 16:00


Multi-Method Research with Jason Seawright (Northwestern University)
17 May 2019, 09:00 – 17:15

Designing your RCT: Practical Lessons and Tips with Peter John (King’s College London)
26 March 2019, 14:00 – 15:00

Using Simulated Data to Make You a Smarter Scientist with James Yearsley (City University)
13 February 2019, 16:00 – 17:00


Using Conducting Interviews with Vulnerable Populations with Kate Summers (London School of Economics)
26 November 2018, 17:00 – 18:30

Shift-Share Instruments with Matia Vannoni (King’s College London)
8 November 2018, 16:00 – 17:00

Designing Projects, Coping with Reviewers, and Getting Published with Claudio Radaelli (University College London)
25 October 2018, 15:00 – 17:00

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