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 Tuesdays from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. Stanford GSB faculty may also schedule a session to meet the speaker individually.

Winter 2021

Date & Time Speaker Title
Jan 12
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Gilat Levy
LSE
Misspecified Politics and the Recurrence of Populism joint paper with Ronny Razin and Alwyn Young 
Jan 26
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita
The University of Chicago
From Investiture to Worms: A Political Economy of European Development and the Rise of Secular Authority joint paper with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita 
Jan 26
2:00–3:00
Zoom
Jacob “Jake” Grumbach
University of Washington 
Laboratories of Democratic Backsliding: Measuring and Testing Democratic Performance in the U.S. States 
Jan 27
1:30–2:50
Zoom
Sofia Correa
New York University
Persistent Protests
Jan 28
1:00–2:20
Zoom
Alexander Sahn
University of California, Berkeley
Racial Diversity and Exclusionary Zoning: Evidence from the Great Migration 
Feb 09
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Francesco Trebbi
UC Berkeley
Political Parties as Drivers of U.S. Polarization: 1927-2018 joint paper with Nathan Canen and Chad Kendall
Feb 23
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Leeat Yariv
Princeton University
Individual and Collective Information Acquisition: An Experimental Study  joint with Pellumb Reshidi, Alessandro Lizzeri, Jimmy Chan, and Wing Seun ( Abstract
Mar 09
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Dimitrios Xefteris
Department of Economics, University of Cyprus 
 

Spring 2021

Date & Time Speaker Title
Apr 06
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Luis Martinez
The University of Chicago
 
Apr 20
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Ruben Durante
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
 
May 18
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Jorg Spenkuch
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
 
June 01
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Cecilia Mo
UC Berkeley

Fall 2020

Date & Time Speaker Title
Sep 15
12:10-1:10
Zoom 
Facundo Piguillem 
Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance 
Fiscal Rules are Bargaining Chips joint paper with Alessandro Riboni
Sep 29
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Konstantin Sonin
University of Chicago 
Political Economy of Crisis Response joint paper with Arda Gitmez and Austin Wright 
Oct 13
12:10-1:10
Zoom 
Ruixue Jia
UC San Diego
The Nexus of Elites and War Mobilization: An Empirical Investigation joint paper with Ying Bai and Jiaojiao Yang ( Abstract
Oct 27
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Sharece Thrower
Vanderbilt University
Presidential Constraints on Supreme Court Decision-Making joint paper with Paul J. Gardner 
Nov 10
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Ricardo Perez-Truglia
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
My Taxes are Too Darn High: Tax Protests as Revealed Preferences for Redistribution joint paper with Brad C. Nathan and Alejandro Zentner 
Dec 01
12:10-1:10
Zoom
Ilyana Kuziemko
Princeton University
Local Economic and Political Effects of Trade Deals: Evidence from NAFTA joint paper with Jiwon Choi, Ebonya Washington and Gavin Wright