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.


Leeat Yariv: Affirmative Action in the Lab

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018, 7:50 pm

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...

PE Students on the Market: Ted Enamorado

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018, 11:29 am

Integrating information from multiple sources plays a key role in social science research.

Thomas Fujiwara: The Origins of Human Pro-Sociality

Friday, Aug 17, 2018, 3:08 pm

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...


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