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

The 2009-2010 Leitner Political Economy Seminar is directed by Ken Scheve.

Fall 2009

September 14
Massimo Morelli, Columbia University
“Competitive Non Linear Taxation and Constitutional Choice”

September 21
Stephen Haber, Stanford University
“Do Natural Resources Fuel Authoritarianism: A Reappraisal of the Resource Curse”

September 28
Paolo Spada, Yale University
“The Political and Economic Effects of Participatory Democracy”

October 5
Kevin Morrison, Cornell University
“Intergovernmental Transfers and Electoral Outcomes: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Brazilian Municipal Executive Elections, 1982-1988”

October 12
Mario Chacon, Yale University
“A Theory of Competitive Authoritarianism and Democratic Transition”

October 19
Allan Drazen, University of Maryland
“How Do Leaders Affect Government Spending Priorities?”

October 26
Randall Stone, Rochester University
“Informal Governance: International Organizations and the Limits of U.S. Power”

November 2
Kyle Bagwell, Stanford University
“The WTO: Theory and Practice”

November 9
Gary Cox, UC San Diego
“War, Moral Hazard and Ministerial Responsibility: England after the Glorious Revolution”

November 16
Torun Dewan, London School of Economics
“Did the Extension of the Franchise Increase the Liberal Vote in Victorian Britain? Evidence from the Second Reform Act”

November 30
Matilde Bombardini, University of British Columbia
“Competition and Political Organization: Together or Alone in Lobbying for Trade Policy?”

Spring 2010

January 25
Alastair Smith, New York University
“Pivotal Patronage”

February 1
Cathy Hafer, New York University
“Collective Signaling and Political Action”

February 8
Johannes Urpelainen, Columbia University
“The Dynamic Effect of International Trade Institutions on Social Regulation”

February 22
David Rueda, Oxford University
“Individual Preferences for Redistribution in Western Europe: Self-Interest, Political Articulation, Altruism and Identity”

March 1
Renee Bowen, Stanford University
“On Dynamic Compromise”

March 22
Susan Hyde, Yale University
“Terrorizing Freedom: When Governments Use Repression to Manipulate Elections”

March 29
Ernesto Dal Bo, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
“Term Length and Political Performance”

April 5
Jennifer Tobin, Georgetown University
“Tying the Hands of its Masters? Interest Coalitions and Multilateral Aid Allocation in the European Union”

April 12
Mostafa Beshkar, University of New Hampshire
“Third-Party-Assisted Renegotiation of Trade Agreements”

April 19
Bard Harstad, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
“The Dynamics of Climate Agreements”

April 26
Nuno Limao, University of Maryland
“Policy Choice: Theory and Evidence from Commitment via International Trade Agreements”



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