Conflict and Cooperation Conference
November 10-11, 2006

James L. Allen Center
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
2169 North Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Organizer: Sandeep Baliga

Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 10, 2006
Time Presenter Title
8:30 - 9:30 am Bruce Russett
(Yale University)
Modelling Military Threats and Military Expenditures
10:00 - 11:00 am Sandeep Baliga (Kellogg School of Management)

Strategic Ambiguity and Arms Proliferation (with Tomas Sjöström)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Roger Myerson (University of Chicago)

Leadership, Trust, and Constitutions (PDF)

Lunch: 12:30 - 2:00pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm Effie Benmelech (Harvard University) Attack Assignments in Terror Organizations and the Productivity of Suicide Bombers
3:30 - 4:30 pm Eli Berman
(University of California, San Diego)
Hard Targets: Evidence on the Tactical Use of Suicide Attacks (with David Laitin) (PDF 316 KB / 39 pages)
5:00 - 6:00 pm Mariagiovanna Baccara (New York University) How to Organize Crime (with Heski Bar-Isaac) (PDF)
7:00 pm Conference Dinner
Antulio Echevarria
(U.S. Army War College)
Does America Have a Way of War, or a Way of Battle? Does it Matter?


Saturday, November 11, 2006
Time Presenter Title
8:30 - 9:30 am Anne Sartori
(Princeton University)
Secrecy and War: The Origins of Private Information (with Adam Meirowitz) (277KB/ 31 pages)
10:00 - 11:00 am Catherine Hafer
(New York University)

Contests over Political Authority (329KB/25 pages)

11:20 - 12:30 pm Avinash Dixit (Princeton University)

Predatory States and Failing States: An Agency Perspective (PDF 394 KB / 62 pages)