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

PE Students on the Market: Ted Enamorado
Sept. 19, 2018

Integrating information from multiple sources plays a key role in social science research. However, when a unique identifier that unambiguously links records is not available, merging datasets can be a difficult and error-prone endeavor. In “Active Learning for Probabilistic Record Linkage”, I propose an active learning algorithm which…

Thomas Fujiwara: The Origins of Human Pro-Sociality
Aug. 17, 2018

Human pro-sociality towards non-kin is ubiquitous and almost unique in the animal kingdom. It remains poorly understood, though a proliferation of theories has arisen to explain it. We present evidence from survey data and from laboratory treatment of experimental subjects that is consistent with a set of theories based on group level selection…

Upcoming Events

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

Events Calendar