Political Economy Seminars

Find seminars on political economy that are open to Stanford GSB faculty and PhD students, or request permission to attend.

Political economy seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. Stanford GSB faculty may also schedule a session to meet the speaker individually.

Fall 2023

Date & Time Speaker Title
Oct 04
12:00-1:15 pm
Jo Thori Lind
University of Oslo
Hand in hand we vote. How social interaction in couples affects electoral turnout joint paper with Bernt Bratsberg, Halvor Mehlum and Oddbjørn Raaum
Oct 11
12:00-1:15 pm
Peter Bils
Vanderbilt University
Working for the Revolving Door
Oct 18
12:00-1:15 pm
Milena Djourelova
Cornell University
Experience, Narratives and Climate Change
joint work with Ruben Durante, Elliot Motte, and Eleonora Patacchini (

Oct 25
12:00-1:15 pm
Marco Battaglini
Cornell University
Chaos and Unpredictability with Time Inconsistent Policy Makers 
Nov 08
12:00-1:15 pm
Daniel Chen
Toulouse School of Economics
Training Altruism Effectively joint paper with Sultan Mehmood and Shaheen Naseer  (
Nov 15
12:00-1:15 pm
Francesco Trebbi
UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
The Cost of Regulatory Compliance in the United States joint paper with Miao Ben Zhang and Michael Simkovic
Nov 29
12:00-1:15 pm
Axel Niemeyer
Dec 13
12:00-1:15 pm
Chad Kendall
USC Marshall School of Business
joint paper with John G. Matsusaka

Seminar Organizers

Associate Professor of Political Economy
The David S. Lobel Professor in Business and Sustainability and Professor of Political Economy