Institute of Political Economy and Governance

Seminars 2013-14

Here is the list of speakers for this past seminar series:

November 8 – room 23.103
Thomas Romer (Princeton)
“Twilight of the Agenda Setter? Public School Finance in a Time of Institutional Change”
(joint work with Sean Corcoran and Howard Rosenthal, New York University)

November 22 – room 23.s03
Torun Dewan (LSE)
“On Good Leaders and Their Associates” joint with Francesco Squintani

November 29 – room 23.s03
John Huber (Columbia)
“Ethnicity or class? Identity choice in elections and its implications for redistribution”

December 3 – room 23.s03
Special IPEG Seminar: Job Market Talk – Please note different day, Tuesday, and time: 5 pm
Michael Donnelly (European University Institute)
“Groups, Individuals, and Interests”

February 25 – room 23.S05 – please note different day, Tuesday, and hour, noon –
Raul Sánchez de la Sierra (Columbia) – joint with UPF’s DEE Labour seminar –
“On the Origin of States: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern Congo”

 March 7 – room 23.s05
David Strömberg (IIES, Stockholm)
“The Determinants of Media Bias in China” (abstract)

 March 14 – room 23.s05
David Yanagizawa (Harvard Kennedy School)
“Do Campaign Contribution Limits Matter? Evidence from McCain-Feingold Act”

March 17 – room 23.S03 – Please note different day, Monday
Anna Grzymala-Busse (U of Michigan)
“Weapons of the Meek: Political Parties and Religious Influence on Policy”

March 24 – Conference room 23.S05– Please note different day, Monday
Nico Voigtländer (UCLA)
“Human Capital and Industrialization: Theory and Evidence from 18th Century Encyclopedie Subscriptions” (joint with Mara Squicciarini)

 March 28 – room 23.s05
Torsten Persson (IIES, Stockholm) – joint with UPF’s DEE Labour seminar –
“Preferential voting: Accountability and Promotions into Political Power: Evidence from Sweden” (joint with Olle Folke and Johanna Rickne)

April 1 – room 23.S05 – please note different day, Tuesday, and hour, 1 pm
Tommaso Nannicini (Bocconi) – joint with UPF’s DEE Labour seminar –
“How do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign” (joint with Chad Kendall and Francesco Trebbi)

 April 25 – room 23.s05
Erik Snowberg (Caltech)
“The Right Type of Legislator” (joint with Andrea Mattozzi)

 May 2 – room 23.s03
Michael Becher (Konstanz)
“Endogenous Credible Commitment and Party Competition Over Redistribution Under Alternative Electoral Institutions”

 May 16 – room 23.s05
Andrei Shleifer (Harvard)
“Stereotypes” (joint with Pedro Bordalo and Nicola Gennaioli)

May 23 – room 23.s05
Markus Prior (Princeton)
“Using Panel Data to Understand the Causes of Political Interest”

June 6 – room 23. s05
Leonardo Bursztyn (UCLA)
“A Revealed Preference Approach to the Elicitation of Political Attitudes: Experimental Evidence on Anti-Americanism in Pakistan” (joint with M. Callen, B. Ferman, A. Hasanain, N. Yuchtman)