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Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy

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Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy

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'?"

September 29
Jon Pevehouse, University of Wisconsin at Madison
"Foreign Lobbying and Human Rights Ratings"
(joint with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series)

October 6
Thomas Oatley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Security Shocks, Military Buildups, and Budget Deficits in Postwar America”
(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"

October 20
Thad Dunning, University of California at Berkeley
(joint with the Comparative Politics workshop)

October 27
Sabyasachi Das, Yale University
“Do ‘Town Hall’ Meetings Aid Local Democracy? Theory and Evidence from Indian Village Council”

November 3
Elizabeth 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
(joint with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series)

*November 19 (Wednesday)
James Snyder, Harvard University
“Primary Elections and Candidate Quality”
(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"

December 8
Joshua Fischman, Northwestern University School of Law

Spring 2015

January 12
Jeffry Frieden, Harvard University
(joint with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series)

January 26
Sarah Bermeo, Duke University
(joint with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series)

January 28 (Wednesday)
Brandice Canes-Wrone, Princeton University
(joint with the American Politics and Public Policy Workshop)

February 3 (Tuesday)
Erik Wibbels, Duke University
(joint with the Comparative Politics Workshop)

February 9
Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College

February 16
Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, LSE

February 23
Melani Cammett, Brown University
(joint with the Comparative Politics Workshop)

February 24 (Tuesday)
Betsy Paluck, Princeton University
(joint with the Comparative Politics Workshop)

March 2
Horacio Larreguy Arbesu, Harvard University

March 23
Monica Martinez-Bravo, CEMFI

March 30
Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania

April 6
Brice Richard, Cornerstone Research

April 14 (Tuesday)
Lily Tsai, MIT
(joint with the Comparative Politics Workshop)

April 20
Abraham Newman, Georgetown University
(joint with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series)

April 22
Erik Snowberg, Caltech
(joint with the American Politics and Public Policy Workshop)

April 27
Tana Johnson, Duke University
(joint with the MacMillan International Relations Seminar Series)

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