Research Program in Political Economy

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

Mica Sviatschi: Making a Gangster
Feb. 26, 2019

This paper provides new evidence on how criminal skills exported from the US affect gang development in El Salvador and child migration to the US. In 1996, the US Illegal Immigration Responsibility Act drastically increased the number of criminal deportations. In particular, the members of large Salvadoran gangs that developed in Los Angeles...

Germán Gieczewski: Policy Persistence and Drift in Organizations
Dec. 4, 2018

I analyze the evolution of organizations that allow free entry and exit of members, such as cities, trade unions, sports clubs and cooperatives. Current members choose a policy for the organization, but this, in turn, may lead to new agents joining or dissatisfied members leaving, yielding a new set of policymakers tomorrow. The resulting…

Leeat Yariv: Affirmative Action in the Lab
Oct. 18, 2018

We present results from laboratory experiments studying the impacts of affirmative- action policies. We induce statistical discrimination in simple labor-market interactions between firms and workers. We then introduce affirmative-action policies that vary in the size and duration of a subsidy firms receive for hiring discriminated-against…

Upcoming Events

PE Research Seminar: Andreu Arenas
Thu, Dec 15, 2022, 12:15 pm
Location
127 Corwin Hall
Voting, Agendas, and the Political Economy of Policymaking
Fri, Dec 16, 2022
Location
Silver Center, NYU
PEW: Davide Cantoni
Mon, Feb 13, 2023, 4:30 pm
Location
127 Corwin Hall

Events Calendar