Seminars 2010-2011


The Seminar was directed by Alexandre Debs and met on Mondays from 12:00-1:30pm in Room 203 Luce Hall.

Fall 2010

September 13

Andrew Eggers, Yale University

“Political Investing: The Common Stock Investments of Members of Congress 2004-2008” (with Jens Hainmueller)

September 20

Mikhail Golosov, Yale University

“Natural Resource Trade under the Threat of War”

(with Daron Acemoglu, Aleh Tsyvinski and Pierre Yared)

September 27

Steven Callander, Stanford University

“Why Does Political Power Alternate?”

October 4

Moses Shayo, Hebrew University

“Judicial Ingroup Bias in the Shadow of Terrorism” (with Asaf Zussman)

October 11

Massimo Morelli, Columbia University

“Strategic Mass Killing” (with Joan Estaban and Dominic Rohner)

October 18

Barbara Geddes, UCLA

“How the Military Shapes Dictatorships”

October 25

Xiaobo Lu, Yale University

“Do Inter-governmental Transfers Enhance Local Education Spending in China?”

November 1

Eric Dickson, NYU

“A Formal Model of Identity Change With An Application to Ethnic Conflict”

November 8

Christina Davis, Princeton University

“Why Adjudicate? Enforcing Trade Rules”

November 15

Pierre Yared, Columbia University

“The Political Economy of Indirect Control” (with Gerard Padro-i-Miquel)

November 29

Filipe Campante, Harvard Kennedy School

“Media and Polarization” (with Daniel Hojman)

Spring 2011

January 24

Mark Dincecco, IMT-Lucca

“Warfare, Taxation, and Political Change: Evidence from the Italian Risorgimento” (with Giovanni Federico and Andrea Vindigni)

January 31

Kaj Thomsson, Maastricht University

“Legislative Vetoes and Economic Reform: Theory and Evidence from the History of American Labor Regulation”

February 7

Adam Meirowitz, Princeton University

“Credibility and Crisis Bargaining” (with Mark Fey and Kristopher W. Ramsay)

February 14

James Vreeland, Georgetown University

“Regional Organizations and International Politics: Trading Asian Development Bank Loans for United Nations Security Council Votes” (with Daniel Yew Mao Lim)

February 21

Elias Papaioannou, Dartmouth College

“The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa” (with Stelios Michalopoulos)

February 28

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, University of Chicago

“Rebel Tactics”

March 21

Saumitra Jha, Stanford University

“Financial Innovations and Political Development: Evidence from Revolutionary England”

March 28

Daniel Waldenstrom, Uppsala University

“Intergenerational Top Income Mobility in Sweden: Capitalist Dynasties in the Land of Equal Opportunity?” (with Anders Bjorklund and Jesper Roine)

April 4

Marco Battaglini, Princeton University

“Fiscal Policy and Unemployment”

(with Stephen Coate)

April 11

Jose Antonio Cheibub, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Elections and Civil War” (with Jude C. Hays)

April 18

Nancy Qian, Yale University

“Aiding Conflict: The Unintended Consequences of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War” (with Nathan Nunn)

May 2

John Huber, Columbia University

“Measuring Ethnic Voting”

May 9

Massimiliano Onorato, Yale University

“Public Spending and Organized Crime: The Case of the 1997 Marche and Umbria Earthquake” (with Caterina Gennaioli)

May 16

Moses Shayo, Yale University

“Social Identification and Ethnic Conflict”

(with Nicholas Sambanis)