About RPPE

Created by the joint initiative of the Politics Department, the Economics Department, and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, 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.

Research Highlights

Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century

Monday, Jul 26, 2021, 4:30 pm

In "Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century" Ilyana Kuziemko develops a new source of micro-data on union membership dating back to 1936  to examine the long-run relationship between unions and inequality.

The Perils of International Capital

Monday, Jul 26, 2021, 4:13 pm

In his recently published book, The Perils of International Capital, Faisal Ahmed develops a unified theory that links three prominent forms of international capital to the endurance of dictatorships.

Lobbying and Policy Extremism

Monday, Jul 26, 2021, 3:43 pm

In "Lobbying and Policy Extremism in Repeated Elections", Gleason Judd studies a model of repeated elections that features privately informed politicians and ideologically extreme lobby groups.

Bargaining and Strategic Voting on Appellate Courts

Friday, Jul 16, 2021, 2:56 pm

In "Bargaining and Strategic Voting on Appellate Courts" Chuck Cameron studies how appellate courts and regulatory commissions produce case dispositions and rules rationalizing the dispositions. He shows that the median judge is pivotal over case dispositions,...


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