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

  • Ingela Alger

    Nov 29, 2021

    "Homo Moralis Goes to the Voting Booth",

    Political Economy Seminar Series

Past Events

  • Matt Lowe

    Nov 08, 2021, 6:15 PM

    "Religious Revival and Social Order"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Karam Kang

    Oct 25, 2021, 5:15 PM

    Search Frictions and Product Design in the Municipal Bond Market

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Dana Foarta

    Oct 11, 2021, 5:15 PM

    "Market Competition and Political Influence: A Political Economy Approach"

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • German Gieczewski

    Sep 27, 2021, 5:15 PM

    Experimentation in Endogenous Organizations

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Adam Meirowitz

    May 17, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Title TBA

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Massimo Morelli

    Apr 26, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Title TBA

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Keith Schnakenberg

    Apr 05, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Title TBA

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • Tim Besley

    Nov 09, 2020, 6:00 PM

    Title TBA

    Political Economy Seminar Series

  • 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