Political Economy Workshop

The Political Economy Workshop meets Mondays, 4:15-5:30pm in Corwin 127.  If you have questions, please contact the workshop organizers: Germán Gieczewski, Alessandro Lizzeri, and Matias Iaryczower.  To join the PEW-RPPE listserve for weekly announcements, please email Lindsay Woodrick

Upcoming Speaker Series Events

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Past Events

PEW: Gerard Padró i Miquel
Mon, May 2, 2022, 4:15 pm4:15 pm
PEW: Tianyi Wang
Mon, Apr 25, 2022, 1:20 pm2:30 pm
PEW: Marina Halac
Mon, Apr 18, 2022, 4:15 pm4:15 pm
PEW: Ceren Baysan
Mon, Apr 11, 2022, 4:15 pm4:15 pm
PEW: Helios Herrera
Mon, Apr 4, 2022, 4:15 pm4:15 pm
PEW: Bard Harstad
Mon, Mar 21, 2022, 4:15 pm4:15 pm

Every government that controls an exhaustible resource must decide whether to exploit it or to conserve and thereby let the subsequent government decide whether to exploit or conserve. This paper develops a positive theory of this situation and shows when a small change in parameter values has a multiplier effect on exploitation. The multiplier…

PEW: Julia Cagé
Mon, Mar 14, 2022, 4:15 pm4:15 pm

What role do journalists and media owners play in slanting media content? In this paper, we open the black box of news production and investigate whether and how journalists themselves decide to bias the news and shield content production from owner influence. To do so, we build a novel dataset on hosts and guests in all French radio and…

PEW: Alessandra Casella
Mon, Feb 28, 2022, 4:15 pm4:15 pm

Liquid Democracy. Two Experiments: Under Liquid Democracy (LD), decisions are taken by referendum, but voters are allowed to delegate their votes to other voters. LD has been heralded as the golden medium between direct and representative democracy: better than the former because experts can be delegated votes and thus weigh more; better…

PEW: Laurent Bouton
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 4:15 pm4:15 pm

New online platforms have played a central role in political campaigns over the last decades by allowing small contributors to intervene in local and national electoral politics, and potentially mitigate the capture of the political process by large donors. Their impact has not yet been evaluated. While the focus of the literature has mainly…

PEW: Claudio Ferraz
Mon, Nov 22, 2021, 4:15 pm4:15 pm