About RPPE

Created by the joint initiative of the Politics Department, the Economics Department, and the Woodrow Wilson School, the Research Program in Political Economy (RPPE) supports scholarship at the intersection of economics and political science.

Designed to facilitate greater interaction across departments at Princeton as well as with the broader disciplines, the program sponsors research workshops and colloquia, conferences, short-term visits to Princeton by scholars who work in political economy, and grants to students to aid their research in political economy.


RPPE Visting Scholar: Christopher Lucas (WashU)

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019, 10:46 am

Christopher Lucas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. He studies political methodology and the political economy of information and media. Current projects include the development of models and tools to analyze text, audio, image, and video data.

Gleason Judd: Access and Lobbying in Legislatures

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019, 11:56 pm

I study a model of legislative policymaking with interest groups. To lobby, groups must have access. Access provides opportunities to lobby particular legislators when they control the agenda. In equilibrium, persistent access creates a tradeoff. It changes legislature-wide expectations, thereby affecting which policies pass today.


Upcoming Events

  • PEW: Melissa Dell

    Mon, Apr 22, 2019, 4:30 pm
    Location: 127 Corwin Hall
  • PE Research Seminar: Federico Huneeus

    Thu, Apr 25, 2019, 12:15 pm
    Location: Fisher 200
  • PEW: Erik Snowberg

    Mon, Apr 29, 2019, 4:30 pm
    Location: 127 Corwin Hall