Political Economy Seminar Series

Select Mondays at 12:15pm, at the Kellogg School of Management, Global Hub Room 5201

Seminar Series Coordinators: Edoardo Teso and Jorg Spenkuch

To be added to the email list for this series, please contact Carly Loonan (carly.loonan@kellogg.northwestern.edu)

The upcoming events below take place from 12:15 - 1:30pm.

Upcoming Events

  • Tim Besley

    Nov 09, 2020

    Title TBA

    Political Economy Seminar Series

Past Events

  • Andrea Prat

    Oct 05, 2020, 5:00 PM

    "Measuring Voters' Knowledge of Political News"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Quoc-Anh Do

    Mar 09, 2020, 5:15 PM

    Title TBA

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Katherine Casey

    Dec 02, 2019, 6:15 PM

    "An Experiment in Candidate Selection"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Nolan McCarty

    Nov 18, 2019, 6:15 PM

    "Federal Polarization in the United States"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Sida Peng

    Nov 11, 2019, 6:15 PM

    "Heterogeneous Endogenous Effects in Networks"

    Kellogg MEDS Special Seminar

  • Claudio Ferraz

    Nov 04, 2019, 6:15 PM

    "Internet, Social Media, and the Behavior of Politicians: Evidence from Facebook in Brazil"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Karine Van Der Straeten

    Oct 14, 2019, 5:15 PM

    "Voting Corrupt Politicians Out of Office? Evidence from an Experiment in Paraguay"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Bard Harstad

    Sep 23, 2019, 5:15 PM

    "Pledge-and-Review Bargaining"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Jun 07, 2019, 5:10 PM

    "Cognitive Imprecision and Laboratory Choices Under Risk"

    Behavioral Economics Seminar Series

  • Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma

    Jun 03, 2019, 5:00 PM

    "Sequential Voting in the U.S. Supreme Court"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Torun Dewan

    May 20, 2019, 5:00 PM

    "The Political Economy of Discrimination"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Kellogg-Harvard Conference on the Political Economy of Development

    May 17, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Kellogg is pleased to host this two-day conference (May 17th-18th) on Political Economy of Development, coordinated by Nancy Qian and Nathan Nunn.


    Friday, May 17th

    9:00-10:00am Stelios Michalopoulos
    Title: "Folklore"

    10:00-10:15am Break

    10:15-11:15am Nico Voigtlaender
    Title: "How Merchant Towns Shaped Parliaments: From the Norman Conquest of England to the Great Reform Act"

    11:15-11:30am Break

    11:30- 12:30pm Ruixue Jia
    Title: "When History Matters Little: Political Hierarchy and Regional Development in China, AD1000-2000"

    12:30-1:30pm Roundtable discussion and lunch for invited speakers

    1:30-2:30pm Guo Xu
    Title: "Patronage for Productivity: Selection and Performance in the Age of Sail"

    2:30-2:45pm Break

    2:45-3:45pm Nathan Nunn
    Title: "Distrust and Political Turnover"

    3:45-4:00pm Break

    4:00-5:00pm Paola Giuliano
    Title: "Diversity in Schools: Immigrants and the Educational Performance of Natives"

    5:00-5:15pm Break

    5:15-6:15pm Suresh Naidu
    Title: "The Economic Geography of American Slavery"

    6:45pm Dinner for speakers and their invited attendees


    Saturday, May 18th

    8:30-9:30am Melissa Dell
    Title: "The Automated History Archive"

    9:30-9:45am Break

    9:45-10:45am Saumitra Jha
    Title: "Marching Towards the Bastille: Veterans, Democratic Values and Leadership in the French Revolution"

    10:45-11:00am Break

    11:00-12:00pm Noam Yuchtman
    Title: "Historical Contingencies, Econometric Problems: The Analysis of Natural Experiments in Economic History"

    12:00-1:00pm Lunch for speakers and their invited attendees

    Please email Grace Musante with questions or to request registration.

  • Alberto Alesina

    May 13, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Title TBA

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Ro'ee Levy

    May 06, 2019, 5:00 PM

    "Social Media and Polarization: Evidence from a Field Experiment"

    MEDS Ad-Hoc Seminar

  • May 03, 2019, 5:10 PM

    "Failures in Contingent Reasoning: The Role of Uncertainty"

    Behavioral Economics Seminar Series

  • Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lecture

    May 01, 2019, 9:30 PM

    "Taking Incomplete Information Seriously: The Misunderstanding of John Harsanyi"

    The Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lecture is held annually by the Kellogg Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences. Nancy Schwartz was the Morrison Professor of Decision Sciences, the Kellogg School's first woman faculty member appointed to an endowed chair. She joined Kellogg in 1970, chaired MEDS, and served as director of the school's doctoral program until her death in 1981.

    This event will take place in White Auditorium at the Kellogg Global Hub, beginning with a reception at 4:30pm followed by the lecture at 5:30pm. 

  • Ugo Troiano

    Apr 29, 2019, 5:00 PM

    Title TBA

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Marco Tabellini

    Apr 22, 2019, 5:00 PM

    "Gifts of the Immigrants, Woes of the Natives: Lessons from the Age of Mass Migration"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Roland Benabou

    Apr 08, 2019, 5:00 PM

    "Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Guo Xu

    Dec 10, 2018, 6:00 PM

    "Social Proximity and Bureaucrat Performance"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Pia Raffler

    Dec 03, 2018, 6:00 PM

    Title TBA

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Mehdi Shadmehr

    Nov 26, 2018, 6:00 PM

    Title TBA

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Marco Battaglini

    Nov 05, 2018, 6:00 PM

    "Endogenous Social Connections in the U.S. Congress"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Raymond Fisman

    Oct 15, 2018, 5:00 PM

    “Some New Facts (And a Little Theory) on Corruption in Government Procurement”

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Vincent Pons

    Oct 01, 2018, 5:00 PM

    "Rankings Matter Even When They Shouldn't: Bandwagon Effect in Two-Round Elections"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Markets and Organizations in Emerging Economies

    Jun 29, 2018, 12:30 PM

    The Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship at the Kellogg School of Management is pleased to host the Markets and Organizations in Emerging Economies Conference on June 29 and June 30th, 2018 at the Kellogg Global Hub. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers who are working on theoretical, empirical and experimental research on the broad theme of organizations and markets in developing economies.

    This single-track conference will kick-off Friday morning with a full day of programming followed by an off-site dinner. Saturday’s programming will start in the morning and will conclude mid-day.

  • Paul Niehaus (UCSD)

    Jun 04, 2018, 5:00 PM

    "Authentication and Targeted Transfers"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Sergio Montero (University of Rochester)

    May 21, 2018, 5:00 PM

    "Learning about Growth and Democracy"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Tavneet Suri (MIT)

    May 14, 2018, 5:00 PM

    "The Perils of Voter Mobilization"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Melissa Dell (Harvard)

    May 07, 2018, 5:00 PM

    "The Violent Consequences of Trade-Induced Worker Displacement in Mexico"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Enriqueta Aragones (Barcelona)

    Apr 30, 2018, 5:00 PM

    "Electoral Competition in a Multi-Level Government: Catalonia in Spain"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Benjamin Olken (MIT)

    Apr 23, 2018, 5:00 PM

    "The Development Effects of the Extractive Colonial Economy: The Dutch Cultivation System in Java"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Patrick Francois (U of British Columbia)

    Apr 16, 2018, 5:00 PM

    "Reservations and the Politics of Fear"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Hye Young You (NYU)

    Apr 09, 2018, 5:00 PM

    "Active Firms and Active Shareholders: Corporate Political Activity and Shareholder Proposals"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Daniel Keniston (Yale)

    Dec 04, 2017, 10:00 PM

    "The Efficient Deployment of Police Resources: Theory and New Evidence from a Randomized Drunk Driving Crackdown in India"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Ruben Enikolopov (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

    Nov 13, 2017, 6:00 PM

    "Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Tommaso Nannicini (Bocconi University)

    Nov 06, 2017, 6:30 PM

    "Adventures of a Political Economist in the World of Policy Making"

    Political Economy Seminar Series