The Tools of International Pressure - Program

June 1-2, 2012
77 Prospect St, Room A002

Sponsored by the Georg Walter Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy.

Conference Organizer: Susan Hyde

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Friday, June 1, 2012

8:15-8:45am: Introductions and Conference Objectives

8:45-10:30 Panel I

Bumba Mukherjee (with Ben Bagozzi)
“IMF Structural Adjustment Programs, Authoritarian Legislatures and Currency Crises”

Helen Milner (with Tim Buthë)
“Institutional Diversity in Trade Agreements and Foreign Direct Investment: Credibility, Commitment, and Economic Flows in the Development World, 1971-2007”

Chair and Discussant: Michael Tomz

10:45-12:30pm Panel II

Judith Kelley, Paulette Lloyd, and Beth Simmons
“The Power of Social Pressure: US Efforts to Criminalize Human Trafficking World Wide

Thania Sanchez
“When Does Capacity Building Work? Lessons from the Mine Ban Treaty”

Chair and Discussant: James Morrow

1:30-3:15 Panel III

Mark Copelovitch (with Jon Pevehouse)
“Lawyers, Goods, and Money: Exchange Rate Regime Choice and WTO Dispute Initiation”

Seok-Ju Cho and Yong Kyun Kim (with Cheol-Sung Lee)
“Bilateral Investment Treaties and Domestic Institutions”

Chair and Discussant: David Leblang

3:30-5:30 Panel IV

Jeremy Weinstein and Darin Christensen
“Backlash: Why Governments Restrict Foreign Support for Civil Society”

Sarah Bush and Amaney Jamal
“Anti-Americanism, Authoritarianism, and Attitudes about Women in Politics: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Jordan”

Amaney Jamal and Irfan Nooruddin
“The Not-So Democratizing Effects of Trade in the Muslim World”

Chair and Discussant: Daniel Nielson

Saturday, June 2, 2012

8:00-8:45am: Plenary discussion of Friday conference presentations

8:45-10:45 Panel I

Allison Sovey Carnegie
“States Held Hostage: Political Hold-Up Problems and the Effects of International Institutions”

David Singer
“The Migrant Financial Connection: Remittances and the Size of Government in Developing Countries”

Dustin Tingley and Michael Tomz
“How does the UN Security Council Influence Public Opinion?”

Chair and Discussant: Judith Kelley

11:00-12:45pm Panel II

Allison Sovey Carnegie and Nikolay Marinov (with Peter M. Aronow)
“The Effects of Aid on Rights and Governance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment”

Alexander Cooley (with Jack Snyder)
“Ranking the World: The Emerging International Politics of Indexes and Ratings”

Chair and Discussant: Irfan Nooruddin

2:00 -3:45 Panel III

Susan Hyde
“Doing Good vs. Being Seen: The Competing Objectives of Foreign Assistance”

Michael Findley and Daniel Nielson
“Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency”

Chair and Discussant: Nikolay Marinov

4:00 - 5:00 Panel IV: The Tools of International Pressure: Toward a Broader Research Agenda?

All participants, chaired by Susan Hyde and Robert Keohane