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Political Economy Seminar Series

Past Speakers

Date Presenter Title
9/23/13

Pierre Yared - Columbia Business School

Fiscal Rules and Discretion under Persistant Shocks
9/30/13 Brian Richter - University of Texas, Austin

Using Item Response Theory to Improve Measurement in Strategic Management Research: An Application to Corporate Social Responsibility

10/7/13 Neil Mahlotra - Stanford Is Corporate Environmentalism Profitable? Experimental Investigations of the Effects of Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility on consumption, Employment and Political Activity. (No Paper)
10/21/13 John Patty - Washington University, St. Louis Giving Advice vs. Making Decisions: Transparency, Information, and Delegation
10/28/13 Georgy Egorov - Kellogg Endogenous Property Rights
11/11/13 Frederico Finan - Berkeley Mis-allocation of Political Capital (No paper available on web.)
12/2/13 Lite Nartey - U. of South Carolina

A Participatory Approach to Stakeholder Engagement: Defining a Hierarchy of Strategis Action

     
2/18/13

Kenneth Shepsle - Harvard University

The Rules of the Game: What Rules? Which Game?
3/18/13 Mattias Polborn - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne

Parties as Teams and the Nomination of Legislative Candidates

4/15/13 Daniel Diermeier - Kellogg School of Management A Behavioral Model of Electoral Control
4/29/13 Horacio Larreguy - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Monitoring Political Brokers: Evidence from Clientelistic Networks in Mexico
5/6/13 Ruben Enikolopov - New Economic School and Institute for Advanced Study Winning Hearts and Minds through Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan
5/13/13 Pablo Querubin - New York University

Political Reform and Elite Persistence: Term Limits and Political Dynasties in the Phillippines

5/20/13 Scott Gehlbach - University of Wisconsin Does Reform Prevent Reballion? Evidence from Russia's Emancipation of the Serfs
     
04/0306
Amrita Dhillon (Warwick) Enforcing Contracts (PDF 202 KB)
04/24/06
Justin Fox (Yale) Electoral Donations and Interest Group Influence (PDF 271 KB)
05/01/06

Aleh Tsyvinski (Harvard)

Markets Versus Governments: Political Economy of Mechanisms  (PDF) 
05/08/06
James Robinson (Harvard) Persistence of Power, Elites and Institutions (PDF 637 KB)
05/15/06
Allan Drazen (Maryland) Pork Barrel Cycles (PDF 406 KB)
05/22/06
Alberto Alesina (Harvard) Why is Fiscal Policy often Procyclical (PDF 206 KB)
06/05/06
Pohan Fong (Concordia) Dynamics of Government and Policy Choice (PDF)
10/02/06 Sourav Bhattacharya (Kellogg School) Campaign Rhetoric and the Hide-and-Seek Game (PDF 298 KB / 42 pages)

10/09/06

Ken Shepsle (Harvard) Advising and Consenting in the 60-Vote Senate (PDF 224KB/ 28 pages)
10/23/06 Tapas Kundu
(Kellogg School)
Can democracy always lead to efficient economic transitions?

11/06/06

Leeat Yariv (Caltech) An Experimental Study of Jury Deliberations (with Jacob K. Goeree)
11/13/06 Ethan Kaplan (Stockholm U.) The Iceberg Theory of Campaign Contributions: Political Threats and Interest Group Behavior
11/20/06 Roger Myerson (University of Chicago) Leadership, trust, and power

11/27/06

Ben Lockwood (Warwick) Decentralization and Electoral Accountability: Incentives, Separation, and Voter Welfare (PDF 322 KB / 34 pages)
12/04/06 Eric Dickson (NYU) Rational Choice Epistemology and Belief Formation in Mass Politics (PDF 275KB)
4/23/07 Halvor Mehlum King of the Hill

4/30/07

Sophie Bade Pre-electoral Debate: The Case of a Large Election
5/7/07 Becky Morton The Effects of Identities, Incentives, and Information on Voting

5/14/07

Marina Azzimonti On the Dynamic Inefficiencies of Government

6/4/07

Anders Olofsgard Delegation versus Communication in the Organization of Government
10/1/07 Thomas Palfrey (California Institute of Technology)
10/8/07 Robert Staiger (Stanford University) Offshoring and the Value of Trade Agreements
10/15/07 Daniel Diermeier (Kellogg School of Management) Parties, Coalitions, and the Internal Organization of Legislatures
10/22/07 Sven Feldmann (Kellogg School of Management) A simple fully revealing equilibrium in multi-dimensional cheap-talk with multiple senders
10/29/07 Guido Tabellini (University of Bocconi) The Scope of Cooperation: values and incentives
Related Papers:
(1) The Scope of Cooperation: Values and incentives
(2) Instiutions and Culture
11/5/07 Timothy Feddersen (Kellogg School of Management) Moral Bias in Large Elections
(With Sean Gailmard and Alvaro Sandroni)
11/12/07 Enrico Spolaore (Tufts University) Trade, History and Geography
11/26/07 David Baron (Stanford GSB) Morally-Motivated Self-Regulation
04/07/08 Matias Iaryczower
(Cal Tech)
"Ideology and Competence in Alternative Electoral Systems"
04/14/08 Gregory Huber
(Yale)
"Enforcement and Compliance in an Uncertain World: An Experimental Investigation"
04/21/08 Ahmer Tarar
(Texas A&M)
"Bargaining and Signaling in International Crises"
04/28/08 Andrea Vindigni
(Princeton)
"A Theory of Military Dictatorships"
05/05/08

John Roemer
(Yale)

"A Positive Theory of Income Taxation Where Politicians Focus Upon Swing and Core Voters"
05/12/08 Francesco Trebbi
(Chicago GSB)

"Votes or Money? Theory and Evidence from the US Congress"

05/19/08 Ragnar Torvik
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
"Endogenous Presidentialism"
05/26/08 Stuart Jordan
(Rochester)
Cancelled
06/02/08 Matilde Bombardini
(University of British Columbia)
"Together or Alone is Lobbying for Trade Policy"
09/29/08 Giovanni Maggi Cancelled
10/13/08 Alan Wiseman
(Ohio State/Kellogg)
Delegation and Positive-Sum Bureaucracies
10/20/08 Ken Shotts (Stanford GSB) Policy-Specific Information and Informal Agenda Power
10/27/08 Bilge Yilmaz (Stanford GSB) Deliberation and Security Design in Bankruptcy
11/3/08 Daniel Diermeier (Kellogg) Parties, Coalitions, and the Internal Organization of Legislatures
11/10/08 Christoph Lulfesmann (Simon Fraser) Collective and Private Provision of Public Goods in Democracy
11/17/08 Stuart Jordan (Rochester)

Judicial Control of Arbitrary Executive Power

12/1/08 Georgy Egorov (Harvard)

 

10/5/09 Alberto Bisin
NYU
"Bend it like Beckham: Ethnic identity and integration"
10/19/09 Roger Lagunoff
Georgetown
"Revealed Political Power"
10/26/09 Pierre Yared
Columbia University
"The Political Economy of Indirect Control"
11/2/09 Filipe Campante
Harvard
"A Centered Index of Spatial Concentration: Expected Influence Approach and Application to Population and Capital Cities"
11/9/09 Francois Maniquet
Northwestern University
"Strategic voting in large elections under proportional representation: Why vote for centre parties?"
11/16/09 Konstantin Sonin
Northwestern University
"The Political Economy of Faculty Selection"
11/30/09 Claire S.H. Lim
Stanford University
"Measuring Media Influence on U.S. State Courts"
2/25/10

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
NYU & Stanford

"Voting with Contingent Prize Allocation"
3/8/10 Mikhail Golosov
Yale University
"Political Economy of Resource Prices"
4/5/10 Giovanni Maggi
Yale University
"Breach, Remedies and Settlement in Trade Agreements"
4/12/10 Alexei Zakharov
Higher School of Economics, Moscow
"An Alternative Approach to ML Estimation of Multinomial Choice Models of Voting"
5/17/10 Sivan Frenkel
Tel Aviv University
"Unambiguous Campaign as a Signal of Competence in Electoral Competition"
5/24/10 Elena Paltseva
Copenhagen University
"Autocracy, Devolution and Growth"
10/4/2010 Jon Equia
(NYU)
A Theory of Discrimination and Assimilation
10/11/2010 Alessandra Casella (Columbia University) Competitive Equilibrium in Markets for Voters
10/25/2010 Milan Svolik
(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Learning to Love Democracy: Electoral Accountability, Government Performance, and the Success of Democracy
11/8/2010 Nolan McCarty
(Princeton University)
The Ideological Mapping of American Legislatures
11/29/2010 Rainer Schwabe
(Kellogg School of Management)
Reputation and Accountability in Repeated Elections
4/11/2011 Gerard Roland
(University of California, Berkeley)
Culture, Institutions and the Wealth of Nations
4/18/2011 Robert Powell
(University of California, Berkeley)
Fighting, Bargaining, and Endogenous State Consolidation
5/2/2011 Renee Bowen
(Stanford University)
On Dynamic Compromise
5/9/2011 Tilman Klumpp
(Emory University)
Populism, Partisanship, and the Funding of Political Campaigns
09/26/2011 Nageeb Ali
(UC San Diego)
Why People Vote: Ethical Motives and Social Incentives

10/3/2011

Cesar Martinelli
(ITAM and University of Chicago)
Ignorance and Naivete in Large Elections
10/17/2011 David Besanko, Daniel Diermeier & Jose-Miguel Abito
(Kellogg School of Management)
Corporate Reputational Dynamics,
Private Regulation, and Activist Pressure
11/14/2011 Santiago Oliveros
( Haas School of Business, Berkeley)
Demand for Slant: How Abstention Shapes Voters' Choice of News Media
Email to request copy of this paper.
3/12/2012 Gerard Padró i Miquel
(LSE and CalTech)
The Effects of Democratization on Economic Policy: Evidence from China
3/26/2012 Torun Dewan (LSE) Party Factions and Platform Design
4/12/2012 Steve Ansolabehere (Harvard)
Special Time! Thurs, 2:00pm, Jacobs G43

Movers, Stayers and Participation
4/16/2012 Francesco Squintani
(University of Warwick)
Information Revelation and Anti-Pandering in Elections
4/30/2012 Massimo Morelli
(Columbia University)
Ideology and Information in Policy Making
5/7/2012 James Snyder
(Harvard University)
Elections and Government Accountability: Evidence from the U.S. State Courts
5/14/2012 Daniel Treisman
(UCLA)
Income, Democracy, and the Cunning of Reason
09/24/2012 John Hatfield
Stanford GSB
Effects of Local Government Competition
10/1/2012 Maria Petrova
(New Economic School & Princeton)
Do Political Blogs Matter? Corruption in state-controlled companies, blog postings, and DDoS attacks

10/8/2012 Ernesto Dal Bó
(Berkeley- Haas)
Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Services
10/29/2012 John Morgan
( Berkeley- Haas)
On the Merits of Meritocracy
11/5/2012 Shanker Satyanath
(NYU)
Renewable Resource Shocks and Conflict in India's Maoist Belt
     

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