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Hosted by Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship, Political Economy Rookiefest features a select group of successful job candidates working in political economy to present their job talks.


8:00 am – 8:55 am Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:55 am – 9:00 am WELCOME: Georgy Egorov
James Farley/Booz, Allen & Hamilton Research Professor
Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


9:00 am – 10:20 am     Hate, Fear and Intergroup Conflict:
Experimental Evidence from Nigeria
Miguel Ortiz, Berkeley Haas


  Religious Messaging and Adaptation to Water Scarcity:
Evidence from Jordan
Giulia Buccione, Brown University


10:20 am – 10:40 am   Break


10:40 am – 12:00 pm The Imperfect Union:
Labor Racketeering, Corruption Exposure, and Its Consequences
Miriam Venturini, University of Zurich


  Consuming Values
Jacob Conway, Stanford University


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch


1:30 pm – 2:50 pm Social Influence and News Consumption
Carlos Molina, MIT


  Breaking the Spiral of Silence
Yihong Huang, Harvard University


2:50 pm – 3:10 pm Break


3:10 pm – 4:30 pm Jobs for Votes:
Patronage and Performance in Tammany Hall’s NYPD
Lukas Leucht, Berkeley Haas


  Persistence in Policy: Evidence from Close Votes
Zach Freitas-Groff, Stanford University




6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner & Drinks
y Invitation Only