Seminars 2015-2016

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

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)

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”

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)

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

November 19 - 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)

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” (special session held jointly with the 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)

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