The Seminar Series brings outside speakers to Rochester to discuss their research in the field of political economy. Faculty members and graduate students in the Departments of Political Science and Economics are invited to attend.
**Seminars run on Thursdays, 3-4:30 p.m. in Harkness 112.**
|November 2||Bahar Leventoglu (Duke)|
|November 9||Ian Turner (Yale)|
|December 7||Erik Snowberg (Utah)|
|January 25||Brian Knight (Brown)|
|February 29||Dana Foarta (Stanford GSB)|
|March 7||Ernesto Dal Bo (Berkeley Haas)|
|April 11||Pablo Beramendi (Duke)|
|April 18||Shanker Satyanath (NYU)|
|May 2||Clemence Tricaud (UCLA Anderson)|
|November 10||Rocio Titiunik (Princeton)|
|December 1||Luis Martinez (Harris)||Fiscal Rules, Austerity in Public Administration, and Political Accountability: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Colombia (pdf, 2MB)|
|February 9||Vera Troeger (Hamburg)||Motherhood, Leave Generosity and Academic Productivity (pdf, 10MB)|
|March 2||Alex Wolitzky (MIT)||The Economics of Partisan Gerrymandering (pdf, 470KB)|
|March 16||Alessandra Casella (Columbia)||Liquid Democracy: Two Experiments on Delegation in Voting (pdf, 1.7MB)|
|March 23||Scott Gehlbach (Chicago)||Violent Backlash to Political Reform: Evidence from Anti-Jewish Pogroms in the 1905 Russian Revolution|
|March 30||Edoardo Teso (Kellogg)||State Capacity as an Organizational Problem. Evidence from the Growth of the U.S. State Over 100 Years|
|April 20||Bahar Leventoglu (Duke)||Canceled|
|April 27||Fred Finan (Berkeley)|
|October 7||Romans Pancs||Electoral Maldistricting|
|October 21||Tom Clark||Police Racially Biased in the Decision to Shoot?|
|December 9||Filipe Campante||The Political Economy Consequences of China’s Export Slowdown|
|To be rescheduled|
|March 17||Andrew Little||Information Theory and Biased Beliefs|
|March 24||Maggie Penn||Ban the Box? Information, Incentives, and Statistical Discrimination|
|April 14||Alex Hirsch||Voter Attention and Electoral Accountability|
|April 21||Yas Watanabe||Election Timing and Yardstick Competition|
|January 28||Eric Weese||Inefficiency and Self-Determination: Simulation-based evidence form Meiji Japan|
|February 25||Mariaelisa Epifanio||Wait and See? Public opinion dynamics after terrorist attacks|
|March 18||Livio Di Lonardo||The Political Economy of Criminal Capturing: Theory and Evidence from Italy|
|April 1||Pablo Montagnes||Matching for Strategic Organizations: Theory and Empirics from Internal Labor Markets|
|April 8||Sarah Moshary||Market Power and Political Influence: Estimating the causal effect of concentration on lobbying in the automobile industry|
|April 29||Federica Izzo|
|May 13||Yasutora Watanabe |
(This seminar will be held from noon-1:30 p.m.)
|September 17||Anqi Li||The Politics of Personalized News Aggregation|
|September 24||Andrey Simonov||What Drives Demand for Government-Controlled News? Evidence from Russia|
|October 1||Richard Van Weelden||Delegation in Veto Bargaining|
|October 8||Huseyin Yildirim||Biased Experts, Majority Rule, and the Optimal Composition of a Committee|
|October 22||Adam Meirowitz||Voting and Trading: The Shareholder's Dilemma|
|October 29||Larry Rothenberg||Strategic Avoidance and Rulemaking Procedures|
|November 12||Micael Castanheira||How Trump Triumphed: Multi-Candidate Primaries with Buffoons|
|December 3||Arianna Ornaghi||Who Watches the Watchmen? Local News and Police Behavior in the United States|
|December 10||Giovanna Invernizzi||Electoral Competition and Factional Sabotage|
- January 16
Nishith Prakash, University of Connecticut
"Wheels of Change: Transforming Women’s Lives with Education and Empowerment"
- January 30
Alexandra Cirone, Cornell University
"Seniority-based Nominations and Political Careers" (joint work with Gary Cox and Jon Fiva)
- February 13
Thomas Fujiwara, Princeton University
“Party Nominations and Female Electoral Performance: Evidence from Germany” (with Hanno Hilbig and Pia Raffler)
- March 5
Michael Ting, Columbia University
March 26CANCELED Filipe Campante, Johns Hopkins University April 9CANCELED Cesar Martinelli, George Mason University
- April 23
Romans Pancs, ITAM
- April 30
Fred Finan, University of California, Berkeley
- October 24 POSTPONED
Mariaelisa Epifanio, University of Liverpool
"Policy demands following terrorist attacks"
- October 31
Miguel Rueda, Emory University
"Kickbacks and Limits on Campaign Donations''
- November 7
Erik Snowberg, University of British Columbia
"An Organizational Theory of State Capacity"
- February 7
Chris Fariss, University of Michigan
"Misgovernance and Human Rights: Experimental Evidence of Illegal Detention without Intent"
- February 28
Kirill Pogorelskiy, University of Warwick
"News We Like to Share: How News Sharing on Social Networks Influences Voting Outcomes"
- April 11
Francesco Trebbi, The University of British Columbia
"Hall of Mirrors: Corporate Philanthropy and Strategic Advocacy" (with Marianne Bertrand, Matilde Bombardini, Ray Fisman, and Brad Hackinen)
- April 25
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago
- May 2
Antonio Merlo, Rice University
“The Industrial Organization of the Political Sector: The Devil is in the Detail”
- May 9
Pablo Querubin, New York University
"Priors Rule: When Do Malfeasance Revelations Help or Hurt Incumbent Parties?"
- October 25
Jorg Spenkuch, Northwestern University
"Politics from the Bench? Ideology and Strategic Voting in the U.S. Supreme Court"
- November 15
Branislav Slantchev, University of California San Diego
"No Taxation Without Administration: Wealth Assessment in the Formation of the Fiscal State"
- December 13
Sandeep Baliga, Northwestern University
"The Strategy and Technology of Conflict"
- January 25
Matias Iaryczower, Princeton University
"Collective Hold-Up" (with Santiago Oliveros)
- March 1
Bernardo Santos Da Silveira, Washington University in St. Louis
"Understanding Disparities in Punishment: Regulator Preferences and Expertise"
- March 8
Carlo Prato, Columbia University
"Legislative Representation in Flexible-List Electoral Systems"
- March 22
Jidong Chen, Beijing Normal University
"Embittered Winners: Rights Deprivation and Attitude Shift"
- April 12
Patrick Le Bihan, CEVIPOF, Sciences Po Paris
“False Statements and Fake News” (with Catherine Hafer and Dimitri Landa)
- April 19
Marco Battaglini, Cornell University
"Public protests and policy making: theory and experiments" (with Becky Morton (NYU) and Eleonora Patacchini (Cornell))
- April 26
Kei Kawai, University of California, Berkeley
"Voter Turnout and Preference Aggregation"
- September 7
Konstantinos Matakos, King’s College London
"Electoral Rule Effects on Intra-party Cohesion: Theory and Evidence" (with Orestis Troumpounis, Janne Tukiainen, Riikka Savolainen and Dimitrios Xefteris)
- October 19
Claire Lim, Cornell University
"The Political Economy of Medicaid: Ideology, Eligibility, and the Consequences of Cost-Saving Measures" (with Jee Hun Choi)
- January 26
Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma, Yale University
- February 16
Tiberiu Dragu, New York University
"The Moral Hazard of Terrorism Prevention"
- March 23
Cesar Martinelli, George Mason University
"Political Economics of Broadcast Media"
- March 30
Salvatore Nunnari, Bocconi University
"A Model of Focusing in Political Choice"
- April 27
Wioletta Dziuda, University of Chicago
- October 13
Karam Kang, Carnegie Mellon University
"Winning by Default: Why Is There So Little Competition in Government Procurement?" (with Robert A. Miller)
- December 1
Yosh Halberstam, University of Toronto
- February 11
Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago
"Endogenous Property Rights" (with Daniel Diermeier and Georgy Egorov)
- March 24
Keith Schnakenberg, University of Kentucky
"Helping Friends or Influencing Foes: Electoral and Policy Effects of Campaign Finance Contributions" (with Ian R. Turner)
- April 14
David Austen-Smith, Northwestern University
"Gridlock and Inefficient Policy Instruments"
- April 28
Scott Gehlbach, University of Wisconsin
"Collective Action and Representation in Autocracies: Evidence from Russia's Great Reforms"
- November 5
Rida Laraki, Ecole Polytechnique
"Majority Judgment Versus Majority Rule" (with Michel Balinski)
- February 19
Nageeb Ali, UCSD
"Predictability and Power in Legislative Bargaining"
- March 26
Maggie Penn, University of Washington, Saint Louis
"Inequality and Social Comparisons"
- April 30
Francesco Trebbi, University of British Columbia
- May 7
Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research
- April 10
Christian Grose, University of Southern California
"Risk and Roll Calls: How Legislators' Personal Finances Shape Congressional Decisions"
- April 17
Mark Meredith, University of Pennsylvania
"Education, Party Polarization and the Origins of the Partisan Gender Gap"
- October 24
Seok-ju Cho, Yale University
"Voting Equilibria Under Proportional Representation"
- November 14
Rebecca Morton, New York University
- February 7
Adam Meirowitz, Princeton University
"Investment, Bargaining, and Efficiency"
- February 28
Jon Eguia, New York University
"Endogenous Assembly Rules, Senior Agenda Power, and Incumbency Advantage" (with Ken Shepsle)
- March 21
Ying Chen, Arizona University
"Mandatory Versus Discretionary Spending: The Status Quo Effect"
- March 28
Marcus Berliant, Washington University
"Local Politics and Economic Geography"
- October 4
Jan Zapal, London School of Economics
"Explicit and Implicit Status-Quo Determination in Dynamic Bargaining: Theory and Application to FOMC Directive"
- November 1
Gregory Martin, Stanford University
"The Informational Content of Campaign Advertising"
- September 15
Cesar Martinelli, ITAM
"Ignorance and Naiveté in Large Elections"
- October 13
Michel Le Breton, Toulouse School of Economics
- October 20
Francesco Squintani, University of Warwick
"Information Revelation and (Anti-)Pandering in Elections"
- December 1
John Roemer, Yale
"Attaining Efficiency Through Kantian Optimization: Utopian Economics... or is it?"
- February 17
Adam Meirowitz, Princeton University
"Credibility and Crisis Bargaining" (with Kristopher Ramsay)
- April 21
Arkadi Predtetchinski, Maastricht University
"Voting on Randomly Generated Proposals" (with P. Jean-Jacques Herings)
- October 7
Hulya Eraslan, Johns Hopkins University
"Rhetoric in Legislative Bargaining with Asymmetric Information" (with Ying Chen)
- November 4
Tim Feddersen, Northwestern University
"Revealed Preferences and Aspirations in Warm Glow Theory" (with Vadim Cherepanov and Alvaro Sandroni)
- April 29
David Epstein, Columbia University
"Delegation and the Regulation of Finance in the United States Since 1950" (with Sharyn O'Halloran and Geraldine McAllister)
- October 1
Matthew Gentzkow, University of Chicago
“Foreign Influence and Welfare” (joint with Emir Kamenica)
- October 15
Mattias Polborn, University of Illinois
“A Political-Economy Model of Taxation and Government Expenditures with Differentiated Candidates” (joint with Stefan Krasa)
- January 21
Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, London School of Economics
“Foreign Influence and Welfare” (joint with Pol Antras)
- March 18
Nolan McCarty, Princeton University
“Welfare and Paternalism” (joint with Stu Jordan)
- April 15
Bahar Leventoglu, Duke University
“Bargaining and Signaling in International Crises” (joint with Ahmer Tarar)
- September 25
Scott Gehlbach, University of Wisconsin at Madison
"Government Control of the Media" (joint with Konstantin Sonin)
- October 16
Michiko Ueda, Caltech
"The Economic Effects of Gerrymandering" (joint with Salvatore Nunnari)
- November 13
Justin Fox, Yale University
"Partisanship and the Effectiveness of Oversight" (joint with Richard Van Weelden)
- December 11
Ernesto Dal Bo, University of California at Berkeley
"Term Length and Political Performance" (joint with Martín Rossi)
- January 31
Andrea Vindigni, Princeton University
“A Theory of Military Dictatorships”
- February 7
James M. Snyder Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Congressional Rents, 1840–1870”
- March 6
Sourav Bhattacharya, University of Pittsburgh
“Preference Monotonicity and Information Aggregation in Elections”
- April 24
Konstantin Sonin, New Economic School/CEFIR – Moscow
“Coalition Formation in Nondemocracies”
- October 18
Thad Dunning, Yale University
“Crude Democracy: Natural Resource Wealth and Political Regimes”
- November 1
John Roemer, Yale University
“The Political Economy of Income Taxation”