Political Economy Seminars

Political Economy seminars are held on Tuesdays from 12:10 to 1:25 pm, unless otherwise noted. Events for the 2015-16 academic year will be added here as they are scheduled.

Questions?

Contact our seminar organizers,  Dana Foarta. and David Broockman

Meet the Speaker

Click the * link next to the seminar to view the schedule or email Miriam Torres for an appointment (Stanford GSB faculty only).

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Spring 2016SpeakerTitleTime/PlaceMeet the Speaker
April 5 Xiao Yu Wang
Duke University  
The One Child Policy and Promotion of Mayors in Chinajoint with Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato 12:10 - 1:25 PM
E104
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April 12 Thomas Fujiwara
Princeton University 
Votes, Seats, and Bargaining in Government Formation joint with Carlos Sanz 12:10 - 1:25 PM
C102
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April 19 Matthew Gentzkow 
Stanford University  
Measuring Polarization in High-dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional Speech joint with Jesse M. Shapiro & Matt Tady 12:10 - 1:25 PM
E104 
April 26  Daniel Hopkins
Georgetown University  
The Increasingly United States 12:10 - 1:25 PM
E104
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May 24 Greg Martin
Emory University  
Agency Problems in Political Campaigns: Media Buying and Consulting 12:10 - 1:25 PM
E104
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Winter 2016SpeakerTitleTime/PlaceMeet the Speaker
January 6 Sergio Montero
Caltech 
Coalition Forming, Campaign Spending, and Election Outcomes: Evidence from Mexico 12:00 - 1:30 PM
E104 
January 26 Nolan McCarty
Princeton University  
Unequal Incomes, Ideology and Gridlock: How Rising Inequality Increases Political Polarization joint with John Voorhies, and Boris Shor  12:10 - 1:25 PM
E104 
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February 23 Keith Schnakenberg
University of Kentucky 
Helping Friends or Influencing Foes: Electoral and Policy Effects of Campaign Finance Contributions 12:10 - 1:25 PM
E104 
(•)
March 1 John Zaller
UCLA
Political organization in House nominations (Abstract 12:10 - 1:25 PM
E104 
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March 8 Suresh Naidu
Columbia University
Political Language in Economics joint with Zubin Jelveh, and Bruce Kogut 12:10 - 1:25 PM
E104 
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March 15 Phil Hoffman
Caltech
The political economy of taxation since 1400: questions that arise in trying to explain why Europe conquered the world 12:10 - 1:25 PM
E102
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Fall 2015SpeakerTitleTime/PlaceMeet the Speaker
September 22 Peter Buisseret
University of  Warwick 
Dynamic of Policymaking 12:10 -1:25 PM
E103
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September 29 Edo Grillo
Universita Degli Studi Di Torino (visiting Stanford Political Science Department
Redistribution and Social Status 
joint with A. Gallice
12:10 -1:25 PM
E103
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October 6 Horacio Larreguy
Harvard University Department of Government  
Breaking Clientelism or Rewarding Incumbents? Evidence from An Urban Titling Program in Mexico joint with John Marshall and Laura Trucco 12:10 -1:25 PM
E103
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October 13 Marina Azzimonti
Stony Brook University 
Partisan Conflict and Private Investment 12:10 -1:25 PM
E103
(•)
October 20 Carlo Prato
Georgetown University  
Electoral Imbalance and their Consequences 12:10 -1:25 PM
E103 
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November 3 Mike Golosov
Princeton University Department of Economics
Social Insurance, Information Revelation, and Lack of Commitment  joint with Luigi Iovino 12:10 -1:25 PM
E103
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November 10 Nancy Qian
Yale University Department of Economics
The Institutional Causes of China's Great Famine, 1959-1961  joint with Xing Meng, and Pierre Yared 12:10 -1:25 PM
P102
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November 12 John Marshall
Harvard University 
Political Information Cycles: When Do Voters Sanction Incumbent Parties For High Homicide Rates? 12:00 - 1:30 PM
E103 
November 17 Bard Harstad
University of Oslo 
Conservation Contracts and Political Regimes 12:10 -1:25 PM
E103
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December 7 Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma
Princeton University  
Sequential Deliberation in Collective Decision-Making: The Case of the FOMC 12:00 - 1:30 PM
E103 
December 8 Dina Pomeranz
Harvard Business School  
Dodging the Taxman Firm Misreporting and Limits to Tax Enforcementjoint with Paul Carrillo, and Monica Singhal 12:10 -1:25 PM
P107
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