Political Economy in the Chicago Area (PECA)

Political Economy in the Chicago Area

Fostering a tighter research community

The Political Economy in the Chicago Area (PECA) conference is an established annual event with the goal of strengthening the political economy community and encouraging collaboration across political economy research groups. The conference leverages the strong concentration of political economy scholars in the Chicago area, spanning business, law, and policy schools; and political science and economics departments. Rigorous theoretical, empirical, and experimental work in the field of political economy is highlighted in the programming.

This is a one-day conference sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy’s Center for Policy Entrepreneurship.



February 22, 2019


Registration is now open for the 12th Annual PECA Conference


The conference will highlight rigorous theoretical, empirical, and experimental work in the field of political economy.

Contact
Please contact the Ford Center with any questions.

Political Economy in the Chicago Area

Political Economy in the Chicago Area

Agenda



February 22, 2019

Time Event Location
8:45 a.m. 
Registration and Breakfast
Seminar Room 5101
9:30 a.m. 
Welcome
Seminar Room 5101
9:45 a.m. 
Propaganda Works: Information Operations Increase Civilian Security Cooperation and Support for Reintegration

Konstantin Sonin
John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Seminar Room 5101
10:45 a.m. 
Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. 
Self-Selection into Public Service When Corruption is Widespread: Evidence from Post-Soviet Russia

Jordan Gans-Morse
Associate Professor
Northwestern University - Political Science
Seminar Room 5101
12:00 p.m. 
Lunch 
Allen Center Atrium
1:30 p.m. 
A Measure of Partisan Advantage in Redistricting

Jon X. Eguia
Associate Professor of Economics
Michigan State University
Seminar Room 5101
2:00 p.m. 
Monetary Incentives to Vote: Evidence from a Nationwide Policy

Luis Martinez
Assistant Professor
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Seminar Room 5101
3:00 p.m. 
Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. 
Can Good Politicians Compensate for Bad Institutions? Evidence from an Original Survey of Italian Mayors

Maria Carreri
Postdoctoral Fellow
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Seminar Room 5101
4:15 p.m. 
Coffee Break
4:30 p.m. 
Demagogues and the Instability of Democracy

Mehdi Shadmehr
Visiting Associate Professor
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Seminar Room 5101
5:45 p.m. 
Shuttle Bus to Restaurant
Abbott Pavilion (main entrance)
6:00 p.m. 
Dinner 
Found Kitchen
1631 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 
8:00 p.m. 
Shuttle Returns

Logistics

Getting Here & Parking

Kellogg Global Hub
2211 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Air
Major airlines fly into both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. O’Hare Airport is approximately 45 minutes from Kellogg and Midway Airport is approximately 60 minutes from Kellogg, but you may want to allow more time for traffic.

Taxi
Taxi service from both airports can be arranged in advance of your visit for a reduced fare. Pre-arranged rides start at approximately $35 from O’Hare and $50 from Midway. For up-to-date fare information, please contact a taxi service directly. 
Parking 
Upon arriving, park at North Campus Parking Garage (2311 North Campus Drive.)  After parking, proceed to the elevator nearest stairwell A or B (south side of the garage) to the first floor. Exit the garage and cross Campus Drive: take the sidewalk to the left (east) of the Searle Building. Continue south, following the signs to the Kellogg Global Hub on the east (left) side of the walkway (Map below). Before leaving the Global Hub, make sure to ask the front desk staff for a validated parking ticket to exit the garage.

Where to Stay

Hilton Garden Inn The Hilton
1818 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847.475.6400 or 1.877.STAYHGI

Organizers

Jorg Spenkuch | Kellogg School

Jörg L. Spenkuch

Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Professor Spenkuch joined the Kellogg faculty in 2013 after receiving his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. His research interests include political economy and applied microeconomics.

Peter Buisseret

Peter Buisseret

Assistant Professor

Peter Buisseret is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. His research is focused on political economy theory, and understanding how political institutions affect collective decision-making in societies.