Political Economy in the Chicago Area Conference
February 23, 2009
Presented by the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship & the
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

Location:
James L. Allen Center
Room 221
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
2169 North Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Campus Map Directions
Parking

Organizers:
Daniel Diermeier,
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita,
Francesco Trebbi

For questions or reservation information, please contact Justin Heinze.

Program Schedule
Monday, February 23, 2009
Time Presenter Title
9:00-9:30am Continental Breakfast
9:30-10:30pm Roger Myerson (University of Chicago - GSB)

"Capitalist Investment and Political Liberalization"

10:30-11:00am Refreshment Break
11:00-12:00pm Christopher Berry (University of Chicago)

Presidential Influence and the Distribution of Federal Spending
(with Barry Burden - University of Wisconsin and William Howell - University of Chicago)

Lunch: 12:00-1:30pm (James Allen Center)
1:30-2:30pm

Sandeep Baliga
(Kellogg School of Management)

"Decoding Terror" (with Tomas Sjostrom - Rutgers University)
2:30-2:45pm Refreshment Break
2:45-3:45pm Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago) "Media Versus Special Interests"
(with Alexander Dyck - University of Toronto and David Moss - Harvard University)
3:45-4:00pm Refreshment Break
4:00-5:00pm Bard Harstad
(Kellogg School of Management)
"The Dynamics of Climate Agreements"
5:00pm Adjourn
5:30-6:30pm Reception (James Allen Center - Park Room)
6:30pm Conference Dinner (James Allen Center - Park Room)

List of Participants

David Austen-Smith
Sandeep Baliga
Ethan Beuno de Mesquita
Steve Callander
Bob Chirinko
Daniel Diermeier
Andrea Eisfeldt
Po Han Fong
Matthew Gentzkow
Yosh Halberstam
Julene Iriarte
Tonja Jacobi
Benjamin Jones
Leonardo Kluppel
Antoine Loeper
Pablo Montagnes
Anne Sartori
Matthew Shapiro
Jesse Shapiro
Boris Shor
Albert Simpser
Francesco Trebbi
Mathieu Trepanier
Felicity Vabulas