Speaker Series 2006-2007

Political Economy Workshop

Spring 2007


All sessions will meet in 127 Corwin Hall, unless otherwise noted

Monday, February 12 at 4:30 PM
Gerard Padró i Miquel, Stanford U.
"Strategic Risk, Civil War, and Intervention"

Monday, February 19 at 4:30 PM
Tomas Sjöström, Rutgers U.
"Domestic Political Survival and International Conflict: Is Democracy Good for Peace?"

Monday, February 26 at 4:30 PM
Roger Myerson, U. of Chicago
"Leadership, Trust, and Constitutions"

Monday, March 5 at 4:30 PM
Justin Wolfers, U. of Pennsylvania
"Party Influence in Congress and the Economy"
Related paper

Monday, March 12 at 4:30 PM (Joint with American Politics Colloquium)
Alberto Alesina, Harvard U.
"Choosing Electoral Rules: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Cities"
Data appendix to paper

Monday, March 26 at 4:30 PM
Esteban Klor, Hebrew U.
"Social Identity and Preferences over Redistribution"

Monday, April 2 at 4:30 PM
Alan Wiseman, Ohio State U.
"Delegation and Positive Sum Bureaucracies"

Monday, April 16 at NOON in 015 Robertson Hall (Joint with International Relations Colloquium)
Stephan Haggard (UCSD) and Robert Kaufman (Rutgers)
"The Political Economy of Welfare Reform: East Asia, Latin America and Central Europe Compared" Download paper Download references

Monday, April 23 at 4:30 PM
Dino Gerardi, Yale U.
"Social Memory and Evidence from the Past"

Monday, April 30 at 4:30 PM
Maggie Penn, Harvard U.
"Citizenship versus Ethnicity: The Role of Institutions in Shaping Identity Choice"


Fall 2006

Monday, September 18 at 4:30 PM
Guido Tabellini, Bocconi U.
"Culture and Institutions: Economic Development in the Regions of Europe"

Monday, September 25 at 4:30 PM
Ronny Razin, LSE
"A Theory of Religion: Linking Individual Beliefs, Rituals, and Social Cohesion"

Monday, October 9 at 4:30 PM
Shigeo Hirano, Columbia U.
"Do Individual Representatives Influence Government Transfers? Evidence from Japan"

Monday, October 16 at 4:30 pm
Andrea Prat, LSE and NYU
"How Much Money Does Government Waste? And Why?" (No paper available)

Monday, November 6 at 4:30 PM
Kenneth Shotts, Stanford U.
"Media Effects on Policy Choice"

Monday, November 13 at 4:30 PM
Daron Acemoglu, MIT
"Political Economy and the Structure of Taxation"

Monday, December 4 at 4:30 PM
John Londregan and Andrea Vindigni, Princeton
"Voting as a Credible Threat"