Political Economy Seminars

Seminars will be held on Tuesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM, unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions regarding the seminar please email our seminar organizer Ken Shotts and Dana Foarta.

Please select the Meet the Speaker link below (•) to view the current schedule or e-mail Miriam Torres for an appointment (GSB faculty only).

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Winter 2015

Speaker

Title

Time/Place

Meet the Speaker

January 6 David Yanagizawa-Drott
Harvard Kennedy School
From Father to Son: The Intergenerational Transmission of War joined with Filipe Campante 12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101 
(•) 
January 26 Anusha Nath
Boston University  
Bureaucrats and Politicians: How Does Electoral Competition Affect Bureaucratic Performance? 12:00 - 1:30 PM
W332 
January 27 Jonathan Chapman
California Institute of Technology 
The franchise, taxes, and public goods: the political economy of infrastructure investment in nineteenth century England? 12:00 - 1:30 PM
E101 
February 2 Sevgi Yuksel
New York University 
Specialized Learning and Political Polarization 12:00 - 1:30 PM
W332
February 3 Nate Jensen
George Washington University School of Business 
Electoral Institutions and Electoral Cycles in Economic Development: A Field Experiment of Over 3,000 US Municipalities 12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101 
(•) 
February 10 Carles Boix
Princeton University
The Roots of the Industrial Revolution: Political Institutions or (Socially Embedded) Know-How? 12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101 
(•)  
February 17 Laurent Bouton
Georgetown University
Get Rid of Unanimity: The Superiority of Majority Rule with Veto Power 12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101 
(•) 
February 24 Yotam Margalit
Columbia University
Informed Preferences? The Impact of Unions on Workers' Political Views 12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101 
(•)  
March 3 Josh Clinton
Vanderbilt University 
A House Divided? Roll Calls, Policy Differences, and Polarization from 1877 - 2011 12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101
(•)
March 6 Erik Snowberg 
California Institute of Technology 
Overconfidence in Political Behavior: Results and New Directions
12:00 - 1:30 PM
E102 
March 10 Marina Agranov
California Institute of Technology
Equilibrium Tax Rates and Income Redistribution: A Laboratory Study 12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101 
(•) 
March 17 David Siegel
Duke University
Social Networks and the Mass Media 12:00 - 1:00 PM
W332
(•) 
March 31 Eliana La Ferrara
Bocconi University
The Political Economy of Enforcing Conditional Welfare Programs: Evidence from Brazil  12:00 - 1:00 PM
E102
(•)

Spring 2015

Speaker

Title

Time/Place

Meet the Speaker

April 7 Craig Volden
University of Virginia
12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101
(•)  
April 14 Francesco Trebbi
The University of British Columbia
12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101
(•) 
April 21 Bradice Canes-Wrone
Princeton
12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101
(•) 
April 28 Pierre Yared
Columbia Business School
12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101
(•)  
May 5 Simon Loertscher
University of Melbourne
12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101
(•) 
May 12 Shigeo Hirano
Columbia University
12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101
(•)

Fall 2014

Speaker

Title

Time/Place

Meet the Speaker

September 23 Nageeb Ali
UC San Diego
(visiting Microsoft Research) 
Predictability and Power in Legislative Bargaining  12:00 - 1:00 PM
C102 
(•)  
September 30 Sandy Gordon
New York University Department of Politics 
Fail-Safe Federalism 12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101
(•) 
October 14 Ekaterina Zhuravskaya 
Paris School of Economics 
Radio and the Rise of the Nazis in Prewar Germany 12:00 - 1:00 PM
C102
(•)
October 21 Andrew Hall
Harvard University  
What Happens When Extremists Win Primaries? 12:00 - 1:30 PM
C105 
October 28 David Broockman
UC Berkeley
An Artificial "Disconnect" 12:00 - 1:30 PM
C105 
November 4  Richard Holden
Australian School of Business
Supermajority Voting Rules 12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101
(•) 
November 18 Monica Martinez-Bravo
CEMFl

An Empirical Investigation of the Legacies of Non-Democratic Regimes: The Case of Suharto’s Mayors in Indonesia joint with Priya Mukherjee (Abstract)

12:00 - 1:00 PM
E101
(•) 
December 2 Andrew Healy
Loyola Marymount University
How Do Voters Retrospectively Evaluate Wasteful Government Spending? Evidence from Individual-Level Disaster Relief 12:00 - 1:00 PM
C102
(•) 
 

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