Political Economy Workshop

The Political Economy Workshop invites external faculty from both Economics and Politics departments to present their theoretical and empirical research in political economy. The workshop meets Mondays, 4:30-5:45pm in Corwin 127.  If you have questions, please contact the workshop organizers: Gleason Judd, German Gieczewski, and Maria Micaela Sviatschi.  To join the PEW-RPPE listserve for weekly announcements, please email Nancy Huth.

Upcoming Speaker Series Events

PEW: Marina Agranov
Mon, Dec 4, 2023, 4:30 pm
"Information Aggregation on Networks: an Experimental Study"
127 Corwin Hall
PEW: Cailin Slattery
Mon, Dec 11, 2023, 4:30 pm


127 Corwin Hall

Past Events

PEW: Raquel Fernandez
Mon, Dec 9, 2019, 4:15 pm5:30 pm
PEW: Camilo García-Jimeno
Mon, Dec 2, 2019, 4:15 pm5:30 pm
PEW: Nancy Qian
Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 4:15 pm5:30 pm
PEW: Karam Kang
Mon, Oct 14, 2019, 4:15 pm5:30 pm

We exploit institutional changes in the enforcement of water quality regulations in California, and study regulatory discretion by identifying and estimating a structural model of strategic interactions between a regulator and a privately-informed discharger. We find that even if the regulator’s objective function were the same across…

Nathan Canen
Mon, Oct 7, 2019, 4:15 pm5:30 pm

This paper investigates the determinants of political polarization, a phenomenon of increasing relevance in Western democracies. How much of polarization is driven by divergence in the ideologies of politicians? How much is instead the result of changes in the capacity of parties to control their members? We use detailed internal information on…

PEW: Sara Lowes
Mon, Sep 30, 2019, 4:15 pm5:30 pm
PEW: Kristóf Madarasz
Mon, Sep 23, 2019, 4:15 pm5:30 pm
PEW: Matt Jackson
Mon, Sep 16, 2019, 4:15 pm5:30 pm

We investigate the complementarity between informal communities and formal government enforcement of norms of reciprocation and exchange. We introduce a model in which people exchange informally within their community as well as externally on a market. We show that informal community and formal enforcement are complements: the news that someone…

PEW: Horacio Larreguy
Mon, May 6, 2019, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
PEW: Erik Snowberg
Mon, Apr 29, 2019, 4:30 pm4:30 pm