Seminars 2016-2017

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

Fall 2016

September 8
Jakob Schneebacher, Yale University
“State Formation and Social Conflict: The Political Economy of the Swiss Old Confederacy”

September 15
Giampaolo Leece, Yale University
“Institutional Transplant and Cultural Proximity: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century Prussia.”(with Laura Ogliari)

September 22
Gabriel Lopez-Monteczuma, Yale University
“Sequential Deliberation in Collective Decision-Making: The Case of the FOMC”

*September 28
Leonardo Baccini, McGill University
“Security, Trade, and Political Violence” (with Francesco Amodio and Michele Di Maio, special session held jointly with the International Relations Workshop) *Please note location change: Rosenkranz Hall Room 005 11:45AM-1:20PM

October 6
Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University
“The Economics of Enforcement” (with Andres Gonzalez)

October 13
Adam Przeworski, New York University
“Economic Inequality, Political Inequality, and Redistribution” (special session held jointly with the Comparative Politics Workshop)

October 27
Jeffrey Weaver, Yale University
“Jobs for Sale: Corruption and Allocational Efficiency in Government Hiring”



Spring 2017

January 19
Beatriz Magaloni, Stanford University
“Killing in the Slums: An Impact Evaluation of Police and Reform in Rio de Janeiro” (with Edgar Franco and Vanessa Melo, special session held jointly with the Comparative Politics Workshop)

January 26
Tiberiu Dragu, New York University
“The Dynamic Foundations of Terrorism and Counterterrorism”

February 1
Alessandra Casella, Columbia University
“Trading for Votes: A Decentralized Matching Algorithm” (with Thomas Palfrey, special session held jointly with the American Politics & Public Policy Workshop) *Please note location change: ISPS room A0002

February 9
Torun Dewan, London School of Economics
“Victorian Voting: Party Orientation and Class Alignment Revisited” (with Jaakko Merilainen and Janne Tukiainen)

February 16
Jennifer M. Larson, New York University
“From Chatter to Action: How Social Networks Inform and Motivate in Rural Uganda” (with Janet I. Lewis and Pedro Rodriguez)

February 23
Xiaoxue Zhao, Yale University
“State Capacity and Economic Development under Capital Mobility: Evidence from China” (with Yu Liu)

March 2
Victor Shih, University of California San Diego
“Shocks, Skills, and Political Instability in Authoritarian Regimes: A Dynamic Theoretical Analysis” (with Pengfei Zhang and Mingxing Liu)

March 9
Georg Vanberg, Duke University
“Coalition Governance, Legislative Institutions, and Government Policy in Parliamentary Democracies” (with Lanny W. Martin)

March 30
Stephane Straub, Toulouse School of Economics
“Voting Corrupt Politicians Out of Office: Evidence from an Experiment in Paraguay” (with Rumilda Canete, Josepa Miquel-Florensa, and Karine Van der Straeten)

April 13
Georgy Egorov, Northwestern University
“Elections in Non-Democracies” (with Konstantin Sonin)

April 20
Gregory Martin, Emory University
“Election Coverage and Slant in Television News”(with Ali Yurukoglu)


Faculty co-organizers: Milan Svolik (Political Science) and Deborah Beim (Political Science)




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