Seminars 2015-2016

Room 203 Luce Hall
Thursdays 12:00-1:30pm

Spring 2016

January 21
Eric Weese, Yale University
"European Political Boundaries as the Outcome of a Self-Organizing Process"

January 27
Matias Iaryczower, Princeton University
"Senate Dynamics in the Shadow of Money" (with Gabriel Lopez Moctezuma and Adam Meirowitz, special session held jointly with the American Politics Workshop in ISPS A002)

February 4
David Rueda, Oxford University/Yale
"Food Comes First, Then Morals? Redistribution Preferences and Group Heterogeneity in Europe and the US"

February 11
Thania Sanchez, Yale University
"The Unintended Consequences of National Human Rights Institutions"

February 18
Christian Dippel, UCLA
"Globalization and its (Dis-)Content: Trade Shocks and Voting Behavior" (with Stephan Heblich and Robert Gold)

February 25
Michael Ting, Columbia University
"Civil Service and Patronage in Bureaucracies" (with John D. Huber, special session held jointly with the American Politics Workshop)

March 3
Daniel Treisman, UCLA
"Misperceiving Inequality" (with Vladimir Gimpelson)

March 10
Megumi Naoi, UCSD
'"Yes-Man" Firms: How Government Campaigns Shape Firms’ Positions on Globalization in China' (with Weiyi Shi and Boliang Zhu)

March 31
Catherine Hafer, New York University
“Argumentation, Complexity, and Cognition”
Joint seminar with American Politics Workshop

April 7
Kristin Michelitch, Vanderbilt University
"Interventions to Improve Public Service Delivery via Politician Performance: A Field Experiment in Ugandan Local Government" (with Guy Grossman)

April 14
Rikhil Bhavnani, University of Wisconsin
"Politics, Government-Controlled Media, and Women's Fertility Preferences: Evidence from India” (with Gareth Nellis)

April 21
Pia Raffler, Yale University
"Bureaucrats versus Politicians: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Political Oversight and Local Public Service Provision"

April 28
Eliana La Ferrara,
 Bocconi University
“News vs. Novelas: Can Entertainment Media undermine Dictatorships?” (with Fred Finan, Claudio Ferraz, Luis Meloni, and Albert Chong)



Fall 2015

September 10
Nikhar Gaikwad, Yale University
“Ethnic Politics and Economic Policy: Theory and Evidence from India”

September 17
Catherine Hafer, New York University
"Primary Elections and Voter Learning"
(special session held jointly with the American Politics Workshop)

*Talk was postponed to March 31, 2016.

September 24
Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College
“Dirty Politics: Mining Booms and Political Misbehavior in India”

*September 25
Roger Myerson, University of Chicago
“Local Agency Costs of Political Centralization”
*ISPS A002 from 12:15-1:45 pm *note date and venue

October 1
Matthew Winters, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, and Domestic Government Legitimacy: Survey Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh” (with Simone Dietrich and Minhaj Mahmud)

October 7
Mattias Polborn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Political Competition in Legislative Elections" (with Stefan Krasa, special session held jointly with the American Politics Workshop)

October 8
Johan Caro Burnett, Yale University
“Compliance and Power in the Security Council”

October 15
Margit Tavits, Washington University in St. Louis
“The Effect of Language on Attitudes Toward Gender Equality” (with Efran O. Perez)

October 29 Mark Copelovitch, University of Wisconsin at Madison“Tipping the (Im)balance: Capital Inflows, Securities Markets, and Banking Crises” (with David A. Singer, special session held jointly with the International Relations Workshop)

*November 3
Erik Wibbels, Duke University
“Land Title, Slum Recognition and the Emergence of Property Rights: Evidence from 157 Slums in Bangalore” (with Anirudh Krishna and M. S. Sriram, special session held jointly with the Comparative Politics Workshop)
(*note day change)

November 12
John Roemer, Yale University
“How we (do and could) cooperate”

**November 19 (please note corrected date)**
Desha Girod, Georgetown University
“Take the Money and Run: The Determinants of Compliance with Aid Agreements” (with Jennifer L. Tobin)

November 20
Special Session of the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy Seminar Series:
Helen Milner, Princeton University
“Sailing the Water’s Edge: The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy” (with Dustin Tingley, special session held at ISPS A002 from 12:00-1:30 pm)

December 3
Sebastian Huempfer, Yale University
“The Dollar Gap and the Political Economy of US Trade Policy, 1940-1955”

December 10
Kate Baldwin, Yale University
“Political and Economic Consequences of Community Driven Development Aid: A Randomized Evaluation in Ghana” (with Christopher Udry and Dean Karlan)

Faculty co-organizers: Ana De La O (Political Science) and Ebonya Washington (Economics)




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