February 26 - February 27, 2020

Steering Committee: Arie Kapteyn, Lila Rabinovich, Joanne Yoong, Jill Darling, Marco Angrisani, University of Southern California and Marcel Das, Tilburg University

Location: George Washington University (Elliott School of International Affairs - City View Room) 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052. ​

Day 1

Building and Using Online Panels

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 am

Welcome Address by Arie Kapteyn (CESR)


9:15 am

The Value and Challenges of Online Probability Panels

Session Chair: Marcel Das (CentERdata, Tilburg University)


Courtney Kennedy (Pew Research)
Comparing Probability Panels to Opt-in Sources in Security and Data Quality


Frank Graves  (EKOS Research Associates Inc.)

Evolving Challenges and Solutions in Developing Scientifically Accurate Probability Panels: The Canadian Experience with the Probit Panel (Canada PROBIT)


10 am

Recruiting and Retention

Session Chair: Jill Darling (UAS)


Sarah Dumas (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

Assessing the potential for self-selection bias among respondents recruited for a probability-based panel of New York City adults


Ipek Bilgen ​(NORC at the University of Chicago)

Examination of Recruitment Mailing Design Decisions for a Probability-based Research Panel (AmeriSpeak)


Katherine Carman (RAND)

The Impact of Numeracy on Internet Panel Retention 



11:30 am

Evaluating and Managing Bias

Session Chair: Marco Angrisani (CESR)


Jonathan Best​ (SSRS)

Response Patterns in Probability-Based Web Panels


Mansour Fahimi (Ipsos)

Recruitment-Level Nonresponse Bias Analysis for Online Panel (KnowledgePanel)


Jenny Marlar (GALLUP)

Overcoming Coverage Bias in Online Probability-Based Panels


12:30 pm

Annette Jäckle: Using mobile apps for data collection: 10 things we’ve learnt from experimental testing on the Understanding Society Innovation Panel

Session Chair: Arie Kapteyn (CESR)


2 pm

New Data Collection - Promise and Pitfalls

Session Chair: Marcin Hitczenko (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)


Marcel Das (CentERdata, Tilburg University)

Innovation in online data collection for scientific research: The Dutch LISS panel


Arie Kapteyn (CESR) 

Does Feedback from Activity Trackers influence Physical Activity? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial


2:45 pm

Enabling Mixed Methods

Session Chair: Lila Rabinovich (CESR)


Andrew Parker (RAND)

Mixed Qualitative-Quantitative Methods Using Online Panels to Understand Never, Sometimes, and Always Flu Vaccinators 


Matthias Schonlau (University of Waterloo)

Automatic Coding of Text Answers to Open-ended Questions: Should you Double Code the Training Data?

3:30 pm



4:00 pm

Interdisciplinary Research

Session Chair: Jeremy Burke (CESR)


Gema Zamarro  (University of Arkansas)

Coordination, Personality, and Cognitive Ability: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Internet Panel 


JoNell Strough (West Virginia University)

Societal Norms and Risk Aversion in Medical Treatment Decisions

4:45 pm

Closing Remarks for Day 1 

5:15 pm



Day 2

Online Panels in Policy and Practice: Financial Decision Making

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 am

Welcome Address by Arie Kapteyn (CESR)


9:15 am

New Approaches to Observational Data

Session Chair: Marco Angrisani (CESR)


Necati Celik (Financial Health Network)

Linked Survey and Transactional Data for Financial Health Measurement: Findings from Small-Scale Research Pilot


Heng Chen  (Bank of Canada)

Combining Modes and Multi-Frames for Estimation in Two Canadian Payment Studies


10 am

Experimental Approaches to Understanding Behavior

Session Chair: Andrew Parker (RAND)


Wändi Bruine de Bruin (USC)

Effect of mortality salience on charitable donations: Evidence from a national sample 


Arie Kapteyn (CESR)

Behavioral Impediments to Valuing Annuities: Complexity and Choice Bracketing



11:15 am

Understanding Financial Literacy and Financial Education

Session Chair: Tania Gutsche (CESR)


Annamaria Lusardi​ (GFLEC)

The Stability and Predictive Power of Financial Literacy: Evidence from Longitudinal Data


Jeremy Burke (CESR)

Can Online Educational Interventions Reduce Susceptibility to Financial Fraud?


12 pm

Informing Evidence-based Policy

Session Chair: Jude Soundararajan​  (SSA)


Patricia Delafuente (UMBC)​ 

Social Security Administration – Understanding Impact of Technology on Preferences of Receiving the Social Security Statement 


Francisco Perez-Arce (CESR)

What Difference Can Three Words Make? The Impact of Social Security Terminology on Retirement

1:00 pm

Closing Remarks

1:15 pm


Conference Organizers:  Kristin Burnell (GFLEC), Tania Gutsche, Tarra Kohli, Lila Rabinovich, Pam Tyler, and Joanne Yoong