Political Economy Workshop

The Political Economy Workshop meets Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm.  All sessions will meet in 127 Corwin Hall, unless otherwise noted. If you have questions, please contact the workshop organizers: Thomas Fujiwara and Matias Iaryczower. 

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Upcoming Speaker Series Events

PEW: Gerard Padro-i-Miquel

Mon, Oct 22, 2018, 4:30 pm

 We propose a simple informational theory to explain why autocratic regimes introduce local elections. Because citizens have better information on local officials than the distant central government, delegation of authority via local elections improves selection and performance of local officials.

Location: 127 Corwin Hall

PEW: Sergio Montero

Mon, Nov 5, 2018, 4:30 pm
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PEW: Laurent Bouton

Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 4:30 pm
Location: 127 Corwin Hall
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PEW: Alessandra Casella

Mon, Feb 11, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: 127 Corwin Hall
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PEW: Edward Glaeser

Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: 127 Corwin Hall
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PEW: Monica Martinez-Bravo

Mon, Mar 4, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: 127 Corwin Hall
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PEW: Juan Ortner

Mon, Mar 11, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: 127 Corwin Hall
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PEW: Gilat Levy

Mon, Mar 25, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: 127 Corwin Hall
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PEW: Guido Tabellni

Mon, Apr 8, 2019, 4:30 pm
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PEW: Dorothy Kronick

Mon, Apr 15, 2019, 4:30 pm
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PEW: Melissa Dell

Mon, Apr 22, 2019, 4:30 pm
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PEW: Erik Snowberg

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

Mon, May 6, 2019, 4:30 pm
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Past Events

PEW: Steven Callander

Mon, Oct 15, 2018, 4:30 pm

PEW: Georgy Egorov

Mon, Oct 1, 2018, 4:30 pm

A receiver wants to learn multidimensional information from a sender, but she has capacity to verify only one dimension. The sender’s payoff depends on the belief he induces, via an exogenously given monotone function. We show that by using a randomized verification strategy, the receiver can learn the sender’s information fully if the...

PEW: Cesi Cruz

Mon, Sep 24, 2018, 4:30 pm

In this paper we show that social fragmentation can trigger increased electoral competition and improved provision of public goods. We test this using large-scale data on family networks from over 20 million individuals in 15,000 villages of the Philippines.

PEW: Bard Harstad

Mon, Sep 17, 2018, 4:30 pm

Inspired by the Paris Agreement on climate change, this paper analyzes a novel bargaining game in which each party quantifies its own contribution (to a public good, for example), before the set of pledges must be accepted. I first show that, if the tolerance for delay is uncertain, each equilibrium pledge coincides with an asymmetric Nash...

Francesco Trebbi, University of British Columbia

Mon, May 7, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Making Policy Matter: Voter Responses to Campaign Promises

Didac Queralt, Yale University

Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

The Legacy of War on Fiscal Capacity
queralt_war_legacy_jan18_20.pdf

Garance Genicot, Georgetown University

Mon, Apr 23, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Shedding New Light on the Economic Effects of Constitutions

Stephane Wolton, London School of Economics

Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Are Biased Media Bad for Democracy?

biased-media-bad-february-2018.pdf

Marina Agranov, Caltech Institute of Technology

Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Marina Agranov, Caltech Institute of Technology

Marco Battaglini, Cornell University

Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Public Protests and Policy Making: An Experimental Analysis

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