Room 203 Luce Hall
The 2008–2009 Leitner Political Economy Seminar is directed by Ana De La O.
Alexandre Debs, Rochester University
“War! Who Is It Good For? The Relationship Between Regime Type, the Fate of Leaders and War”
Lisa Blaydes, Stanford/Harvard Academy
“Counting Calories: Democracy and Distribution in the Developing World”
Ken Scheve, Yale University
“The Conscription of Wealth: Mass Warfare and the Demand for Progressive Taxation”
Philip Hoffman, Caltech
“Why was it that Europeans conquered the rest of the world? The politics and economics of Europe’s comparative advantage in violence?”
Brian Fried, Yale University
“The End of the Closed Corral: Understanding the Decline of Clientelism in Brazil”
Sarah Bermeo, Yale University
“Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, and Strategic Development”
October 24 (Friday)
4:00 P.M. – Luce Hall, Room 202
Adam Przeworski, New York University
"Democracy, Choice, and Participation"
Download background paper: Przeworski, Adam and Covadonga Meseguer. 2005. "Globalization and Democracy." In Pranab Bardhan, Samuel Bowles, and Michael Wallerstein (eds.), Globalization and Egalitarian Distribution. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Alberto Simpser, University of Chicago
"Unintended consequences of election monitoring: theory and empirics"
Michael Ross, UCLA
"But Seriously: Does Oil Really Affect Democracy?"
Ben Olken, NBER/ Harvard Society of Fellows
“Direct Democracy and Local Public Goods: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia”
Dennis Quinn, Georgetown University
"The Economic Origins of Democracy Reconsidered"
November 24 — Fall Break
Paul Lagunes, Yale University
"In Democracy it Pays to be Rich: Wealth's Effect on Mexican
Dan Butler, Yale University
"Why do Republicans Treat Jake Better than DeShawn?"
January 19 Martin Luther King
Mariano Tommasi, UDESA/IADB
"The Making of Policy: Formal or Informal Arenas?"
John Roemer, Yale University
"The Ethics of Intergenerational Distribution in a Warming Planet"
Kathleen Thelen, Northwestern University and and Duane Swank, Marquette University
"Institutional Change and the Politics of Social Solidarity in Advanced Capitalist Democracies"
Leonid V. Peisakhin, Yale University
"Does Information Disclosure Reduce Corruption? Evidence from Field-Experiments in India"
Kyohei Yamada, Yale University
"National Politics and Local Institutions: Explaining the Beginning of a Two-Party System in Contemporary Japan"
Jonathan Rodden, Standford University
"Why the Democrats Need Boll Weevils and Blue Dogs:
The Distribution of Political Preferences across U.S. House"
March 9 Spring Break
March 16 Spring Break
Ryan Garcia, Yale University
"Mandatory National Service and Civic Engagement"
Ethan Siller, Yale University
Juan Rebolledo, Yale University
"Unfinished Business: The Political Economy of Subnational Democracy"
Friday, April 17, 12:00 Noon
Norbert Schady, The World Bank
“Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty”
Room A002, 77 Prospect Street
(This is a co-sponsored seminar with the Council on Latin American Studies)
Guillermo Rosas, Washington University in St. Louis
"Non-ignorable abstentions in roll-call data analysis”
Justin Fox, Yale University
"Judicial Review, Policymaking, and Voter Welfare"