4th Annual Political Economy in the Chicago Area Conference

October 13, 2010

Northwestern University
James L. Allen Center
2169 North Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

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.

Daniel Diermeier (Northwestern University – Kellogg/MEDS)
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (University of Chicago – Harris School)
Richard Holden (University of Chicago – Booth)

Hosted by 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

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8:30 – 9:00                        
Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15
Capital Market Effects of Regulation: The Role of Enforcement and Implementation
Hans B. Christensen – The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Luzi Hall – The Wharton School Wharton of the University of Pennsylvania
Christian Leuz – The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

10:15 – 10:45

10:45 – 12:00
Revealed Preferences and Aspirations in Warm Glow Theory
Vadim Cherepanov – University of Pennsylvania
Tim Feddersen – Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Alvaro Sandroni – Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

12:00 – 1:00

1:00 – 2:15
Agency Spending and Political Control of the Bureaucracy
Chistopher Berry – The Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago
Jacob Gersen – University of Chicago Law School

2:15 – 2:30

2:30 – 3:45
Why Great Minds Think Alike: An Informational Theory of Homophily
Georgy Egorov – Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Mattias Polborn – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:45 – 4:00

4:00 – 5:15
Ideological Segregation Online and Offline
Matthew Gentzkow – The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Jesse M. Shapiro – The National Bureau of Economic Research

Adjourn to Cocktails and Dinner

Registration or Further Information

Alison Niederkorn
Phone 847-467-0524
Email: a-niederkorn@kellogg.northwestern.edu