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Wallis Institute Annual Conference

The 25th Wallis Institute Annual Conference will be held on September 28 and 29, 2018.

Call for Papers

To present a paper at the conference, please submit a draft by April 2, 2018, via email to or by mail to:

The Conference Committee
Allen Wallis Institute of Political Economy
107 Harkness Hall, Box 270158
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0158

Authors of accepted papers will be notified around May 31, 2018, with final drafts of conference papers due by September 14, 2018.

The 24th Annual Conference was held on October 6 and 7, 2017, at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1100 South Goodman Street. See the detailed schedule (PDF) for more information.


Zizhen Ma (with John Duggan)
"Extreme Agenda Setting Power in Dynamic Bargaining Games"
Discussant: Renee Bowen

Allan Drazen (with Micael Castanheira and Laurent Bouton)
"A Theory of Small Campaign Contributions"
Discussant: Keith Schnakenberg

Koleman Strumpf (with Paul Rhode and James M. Snyder, Jr.)
"The Arsenal of Democracy: Production and Politics During WWII"
Discussant: Sanford Gordon

Gregory Martin (with Ali Yurukoglu)
Election Coverage and Slant in Television News"
Discussant: Andrea Prat

Mehdi Shadmehr (with Stephen Morris)
"Reward and Punishment in a Regime Change Game"
Discussant: Scott Tyson

Peter Buisseret (with Richard Van Weelden)
"Crashing the Party? Elites, Outsiders, and Elections"
Discussant: Jon Eguia

Georgy Egorov (with Leonardo Bursztyn and Stefano Fiorin)
"From Extreme to Mainstream: How Social Norms Unravel"
Discussant: Ryan Enos

Past Conferences

Programs of past conferences: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000,1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1993, 1992