Political Economy Workshop

The Political Economy Workshop meets Mondays, 4:30-5:45pm in Corwin 127.  If you have questions, please contact the workshop organizers: Gleason Judd, Alessandro Lizzeri, and Matias Iaryczower.  To join the PEW-RPPE listserve for weekly announcements, please email Lindsay Woodrick

Upcoming Speaker Series Events

PEW: Davide Cantoni
Mon, Feb 13, 2023, 4:30 pm

TBA

Location
127 Corwin Hall
PEW: Robert Carroll
Mon, Feb 20, 2023, 4:30 pm

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Location
127 Corwin Hall
PEW: Kei Kawai
Mon, Feb 27, 2023, 4:30 pm

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Location
127 Corwin Hall
PEW: Andreas Kleiner
Mon, Apr 10, 2023, 4:30 pm

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Location
127 Corwin Hall
PEW: Karam Kang
Mon, Apr 17, 2023, 4:30 pm

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Location
127 Corwin Hall
PEW: Nina Bobkova
Mon, Apr 24, 2023, 4:30 pm

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Location
127 Corwin Hall
PEW: Frederico Finan
Mon, May 1, 2023, 4:30 pm

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PEW: Paola Giuliano
Mon, May 8, 2023, 4:30 pm

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Location
127 Corwin Hall

Past Events

PEW: Jörg Spenkuch
Mon, Feb 15, 2021, 4:15 pm5:30 pm

In 1974, a federal court ordered that public schools in Jefferson County, KY be desegregated. To achieve racial integration, students were assigned to a busing schedule that depended on the first letter of their last name. This led to quasi-random variation in the number of years of busing and, for the initial cohorts, whether individuals were…

PEW: Federica Izzo
Mon, Dec 7, 2020, 4:15 pm5:30 pm

We propose a model of political competition not over policy programs, but over ideologies: models of the world that organize voters’ experiences and guide the inferences they draw from observed outcomes. Policy-motivated political parties develop ideologies, and voters choose the ideology that best explains their observations. Preferences over…

PEW: Ying Chen
Mon, Nov 30, 2020, 4:15 pm5:30 pm

To enact a policy, a leader needs votes from committee members withheterogeneous opposition intensities. She sequentially offers transfers in ex-change for votes. The transfers are either promises paid only if the policypasses or paid up front. With transfer promises, a vote costs nearly zero.With up-front payments, a vote can cost…

PEW: Alexander Hirsch
Mon, Nov 16, 2020, 4:15 pm5:30 pm
PEW: James Snyder
Mon, Oct 5, 2020, 4:15 pm5:30 pm

In this paper we study two measures of newspaper partisan behavior and content. The first uses explicit expressions of partisan support in the editorial section. The second is based on coverage and commentary of partisan activities, institutions and actors. We use these measures to describe the levels of relative partisan behavior during the…

PEW: Arjada Bardhi
Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 4:15 pm5:30 pm

Diversity and Evidence in Minipublics. A select sample of citizens, a minipublic, advises a policymaker on the desirability of a policy by discovering citizen-specific evidence. A citizen's incentives to seek evidence hinge on the diversity of the minipublic and the political uncertainty regarding policy adoption. What is the…

PEW: Tamar Mitts
Mon, Sep 21, 2020, 4:15 pm5:30 pm

Can the ultra-rich shape electoral results by controlling media outlets that openly propagate their political interests? How consumers discount slanted media coverage is a question gaining urgency as a growing number of billionaires mix ownership of major media outlets with business interests and political agendas. We study this question in the…

PEW : Jörg Spenkuch (CANCELED)
Mon, Apr 27, 2020, 4:15 pm5:30 pm
PEW: Federica Izzo (CANCELED)
Mon, Apr 20, 2020, 4:15 pm5:30 pm
PEW: Ying Chen (CANCELED)
Mon, Mar 30, 2020, 4:15 pm5:30 pm