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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mark Fey (email@example.com).
- 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"
- November 5th
Rida Laraki, Ecole Polytechnique
"Majority Judgment versus Majority Rule" (with Michel Balinski)
- February 19th
Nageeb Ali, UCSD
"Predictability and Power in Legislative Bargaining"
- March 26th
Maggie Penn, University of Washington, Saint Louis
"Inequality and Social Comparisons"
- April 30th
Francesco Trebbi, University of British Columbia
- May 7th
Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research
- April 10th
Christian Grose, University of Southern California
"Risk and Roll Calls: How Legislators' Personal Finances Shape Congressional Decisions"
- April 17th
Mark Meredith, University of Pennsylvania
"Education, Party Polarization and the Origins of the Partisan Gender Gap"
- October 24th
Seok-ju Cho, Yale University
"Voting Equilibria Under Proportional Representation"
- November 14th
Rebecca Morton, New York University
- February 7th
Adam Meirowitz, Princeton University
"Investment, Bargaining, and Efficiency"
- February 28th
Jon Eguia, New York University
"Endogenous Assembly Rules, Senior Agenda Power, and Incumbency Advantage" (with Ken Shepsle)
- March 21st
Ying Chen, Arizona University
"Mandatory Versus Discretionary Spending: the Status Quo Effect"
- March 28th
Marcus Berliant, Washington University
"Local Politics and Economic Geography"
- October 4th
Jan Zapal, London School of Economics
"Explicit and implicit status-quo determination in dynamic bargaining: Theory and application to FOMC directive"
- November 1st
Gregory Martin, Stanford University
"The Informational Content of Campaign Advertising"
- September 15th
Cesar Martinelli, ITAM
"Ignorance and Naivete in Large Elections"
- October 13th
Michel Le Breton, Toulouse School of Economics
- October 20th
Francesco Squintani, University of Warwick
"Information Revelation and (Anti-)Pandering in Elections"
- December 1st
John Roemer, Yale
"Attaining efficiency through Kantian optimization: Utopian economics... or is it?"
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- October 1st:
Matthew Gentzkow, University of Chicago
'Foreign Influence and Welfare' (joint with Emir Kamenica)
- October 15th:
Mattias Polborn, University of Illinois
'A political-economy model of taxation and government expenditures with differentiated candidates' (joint with Stefan Krasa)
- January 21st:
Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, London School of Economics
'Foreign Influence and Welfare' (joint with Pol Antras)
- March 18th:
Nolan McCarty, Princeton
'Welfare and Paternalism' (joint with Stu Jordan)
- April 15th:
Bahar Leventoglu, Duke
'Bargaining and Signaling in International Crises' (joint with Ahmer Tarar)
- September 25th:
Scott Gehlbach, University of Wisconsin at Madison
"Government Control of the Media" (joint with Konstantin Sonin)
- October 16th:
Michiko Ueda, Caltech
"The Economic Effects of Gerrymandering" (joint with Salvatore Nunnari)
- November 13th:
Justin Fox, Yale
"Partisanship and the Effectiveness of Oversight" (joint with Richard Van Weelden)
- December 11th:
Ernesto Dal Bo, University of California at Berkeley
"Term length and political performance" (joint with Martín Rossi)
- January 31st:
Andrea Vindigni, Princeton
*special time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm in Harkness Hall 329*
'A Theory of Military Dictatorships'
- February 7th:
James M. Snyder Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
'Congressional Rents, 1840-1870'
- March 6th:
Sourav Bhattacharya, University of Pittsburgh
'Preference Monotonicity and Information Aggregation in Elections'
- April 24th:
Konstantin Sonin (New Economic School/CEFIR - Moscow)
'Coalition Formation in Nondemocracies'
- October 18th:
Thad Dunning (Yale University)
'Crude Democracy: Natural Resource Wealth and Political Regimes'
- November 1st:
John Roemer (Yale University)
'The Political Economy of Income Taxation'