Wallis Seminar Series on Political Economy

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 Thursday, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm in Harkness Hall 112. The Series is organized by Lawrence Rothenberg (lawrence.rothenberg@rochester.edu) and Mark Fey (mark.fey@rochester.edu).


Fall 2016

  • October 13th
    Karam Kang, Carnegie Mellon University
    TBA
  • December 1st
    Yosh Halberstam, University of Toronto
    TBA


Spring 2016

  • February 11th
    Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago
    "Endogenous Property Rights" (with Daniel Diermeier and Georgy Egorov)
  • March 24th
    Keith Schnakenberg, University of Kentucky
    "Helping Friends or Influencing Foes: Electoral and Policy Effects of Campaign Finance Contributions," (with Ian R. Turner).
  • April 14th
    David Austen-Smith, Northwestern University
    "Gridlock and Inefficient Policy Instruments"
  • April 28th
    Scott Gehlbach, University of Wisconsin
    "Collective Action and Representation in Autocracies: Evidence from Russia's Great Reforms"


Fall 2015



Spring 2015



Spring 2014



Fall 2013



Spring 2013



Fall 2012



Fall 2011



Spring 2011

  • Feb 17th
    Adam Meirowitz, Princeton University
    "Credibility and Crisis Bargaining" (with Kristopher Ramsay)

  • April 21st
    Arkadi Predtetchinski, Maastricht University
    "Voting on randomly generated proposals" (with P. Jean-Jacques Herings)


Fall 2010

  • Oct. 7th
    Hulya Eraslan, Johns Hopkins University
    "Rhetoric in Legislative Bargaining with Asymmetric Information" (with Ying Chen)
  • Nov. 4th
    Tim Feddersen, Northwestern University
    "Revealed Preferences and Aspirations in Warm Glow Theory*" (with Vadim Cherepanov and Alvaro Sandroni)

Spring 2010

  • April 29th:
    David Epstein, Columbia University
    "Delegation and the Regulation of Finance in the United States Since 1950" (with Sharyn O'Halloran and Geraldine McAllister)


Fall 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008


Spring 2008


Fall 2007