6th Annual Political Economy in the Chicago Area Conference

November 9, 2012


Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern University

Northwestern University
Hilton Orrington Hotel
1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201

This event brings together researchers in political economy from the greater Chicago area to present papers, share ideas, and foster a more collaborative research community. The conference is intended for rigorous theoretical, empirical, and experimental work in the field of political economy.


8:30 - 9:30
Continental Breakfast


9:00 - 10:00

Session I - The Political Economy of Occupational Licensing Associations, presented by Nicola Persico
Author: Nicola Persico - Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


10:00 - 10:15



10:15 - 11:15

Session II - Do Newspapers Serve the State? Incumbent Party Influence on the US Press, 1869-1928, presented by Jesse Shapiro
Authors: Matthew Gentzkow, Jesse M Shapiro - Booth School of Business, University of Chicago & NBER
Nathan Petek - Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Michael Sinkinson - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


11:15 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:30

Session III - Understanding China: An Explanation for an Unusual Macroeconomy, presented by Benjamin F. Jones

Authors: David Dollar and Benjamin F. Jones - Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


12:30 - 1:30



1:30 - 2:30

Session IV - Policy Divergence and Voter Polarization in a Structural Model of Elections, presented by Mattias Polborn

Authors: Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn - University of Illinois


2:30 - 2:45



2:45 - 3:45

Session V - Single Issue Campaigns and Multidimensional Politics, presented by Georgy Egorov

Author: Georgy Egorov, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


3:45 - 4:00



4:00 - 5:00

Session VI - Multitask, Accountability, and Institutional Design

Authors: Scott Ashworth - Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita - Booth School of Business, University of Chicago



Cocktails and Dinner at Quince Restaurant in the Homestead - 1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston


Please contact Margaret ("Peggy") Cornog
(847-491-5131) and for further information


Directions to location

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Daniel Diermeier
( Northwestern University – Kellogg/MEDS)

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita
( University of Chicago – Harris School)

Jesse Shapiro
( University of Chicago – Booth)



Hosted by the Ford Motor Company for Global Citizenship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern

Co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Booth's Initiative on Global Markets and the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy's Program on Political Institutions

Kellogg School of Management
2001 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208