Leitner Political Economy Seminar

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

Fall 2014

September 8
Malte Lierl, Yale University
“Preferences or Incentives? Experimental Evidence on the Accountability of Village Leaders in Tanzania”

September 15
Sabrin Beg, Yale University
“The Political Economy of Land Institutions, Tenures and Productivity”

September 22
James Fearon, Stanford University
“Does contemporary armed conflict have ‘deep historical roots’?”
(with David D. Laitin)

October 6
Thomas Oatley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“The Politics of Military Spending”
(joint with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series)

October 13
Philippe De Donder, Toulouse School of Economics
“The Political Economy of Higher Public Education Admission Tests”
(with Francisco Martinez-Mora)
 

October 20
Thad Dunning, University of California at Berkeley
“Positive vs. Negative Incentives for Compliance: Effects of a Tax Holiday Lottery in Uruguay”
(with Felipe Monestier, Rafael Piñeiro, Fernando Rosenblatt, Guadalupe Tuñón; Special Session Held Jointly with the Comparative Politics Workshop)

October 27
Sabyasachi Das, Yale University
“’Town Hall’ Meetings in Electoral Democracy: Theory and Empirics from Indian Village Councils”

November 3
Maggie Penn, Washington University in St. Louis
“Inequality and Values”

November 10
Karine van der Straeten, Toulouse School of Economics
“Voting rules and voter behavior: a comparative perspective using laboratory and field experiments”

November 17
Leslie Johns, University of California at Los Angeles
“The Price of Decentralized Enforcement in the WTO”
(with Krzysztof J. Pelc; joint with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series)

*November 19 (Wednesday)
James Snyder, Harvard University
“Primary Elections and Candidate Quality”
(with Shigeo Hirano; joint with the American Politics and Public Policy Workshop)
*Location: ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A002

December 1
Vincent Pons (Harvard Business School)
“Voter Registration Costs and Disenfranchisement: Experimental Evidence from France”
(with Céline Braconnier and Jean-Yves Dormagen)

 

Spring 2015

January 12
Jeffry Frieden, Harvard University
“Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy”
(joint with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series)

**CANCELLED**
January 26

Sarah Bermeo, Duke University
“Development and the Changing Periphery: Relations between Industrialized and Developing Countries in a Globalizing World”
(joint with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series)

January 28 (Wednesday) THIS TALK WAS CANCELLED
Brandice Canes-Wrone, Princeton University
“Individual Campaign Donors, Candidate Ideology, and Incentives for Representation”
(joint with the American Politics and Public Policy Workshop)

February 3 (Tuesday)
Erik Wibbels, Duke University
“Political Networks and Public Goods: Evidence from Slums in India”
(joint with the Comparative Politics Workshop)

February 9 THIS TALK WAS CANCELLED
Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College
“Dirty Politics: Natural Resource Wealth and Politics in India”

February 16
Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, LSE
“The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya”
(with Robin Burgess, Remi Jedwab, Edward Miguel, Ameet Morjaria)

February 23
Melani Cammett, Harvard University
“Is there a faith-based governance advantage? Evidence from a pilot survey of primary health care facilities in Lebanon.”
(joint with the Comparative Politics Workshop)

February 24 (Tuesday)
Betsy Paluck, Princeton University
“Inciting Action Against Corruption in Nigeria”
(with Graeme Blair and Rebecca Littman; Special Session Held Jointly with the Comparative Politics Workshop)

March 2
Horacio Larreguy Arbesu, Harvard University
“Political Constraints and State Capacity: Evidence from a Land Allocation Program in Mexico”
(with Leopoldo Fergusson and Juan Felipe Riaño)

March 23
Monica Martinez-Bravo, CEMFI
“An Empirical Investigation of the Legacies of Non-Democratic Regimes: The Case of Soeharto’s Mayors in Indonesia”

March 30
Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania
“Government Fragmentation and Public Goods Provision”
(with Jan H. Pierskalla and Emma Boswell Dean)

April 6
Brice Richard, Cornerstone Research

April 14 (Tuesday) THIS TALK WAS CANCELLED
Lily Tsai, MIT
(joint with the Comparative Politics Workshop)

April 20
Abraham Newman, Georgetown University
“Deciding to Defer: The Importance of Fairness in Resolving Transnational Jursidictional Conflicts”
(with Asif Efrat; Special Session Held Jointly with the MacMillan Center International Relations Seminar Series)

April 22
Erik Snowberg, Caltech
“Overconfidence in Political Behavior”

(with Pietro Ortoleva; Special Session Held Jointly with the American Politics and Public Policy Workshop)

April 27
Tana Johnson, Duke University
“Alliances between International Bureaucrats and Civil Society Groups in Global Governance”
(joint with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series)

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