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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 | Workshop in International Trade

Leitner Political Economy Seminar

Room 203 Luce Hall
Monday 12:00–1:30pm

The 2010–2011 Leitner Political Economy Seminar is directed by Alexandre Debs.

Fall 2010

September 13
Andrew Eggers, Yale University
"Political Investing: The Common Stock Investments of Members of Congress 2004-2008"

September 20
Mikhail Golosov, Yale University
"Natural Resource Trade under the Threat of War"
with Daron Acemoglu, Aleh Tsyvinski and Pierre Yared

September 27
Steven Callander, Stanford University
“Why Does Political Power Alternate?”

October 4
Moses Shayo, Hebrew University
"Judicial Ingroup Bias in the Shadow of Terrorism"

October 11
Massimo Morelli, Columbia University
“Strategic Mass Killing”

October 18
Barbara Geddes, UCLA
"How the Military Shapes Dictatorships"

October 25
Xiaobo Lu, Yale University
"Do Inter-governmental Transfers Enhance Local Education Spending in China?"

November 1
Eric Dickson, NYU
"A Formal Model of Identity Change With An Application to Ethnic Conflict"

November 8
Christina Davis, Princeton University
"Why Adjudicate? Enforcing Trade Rules"

November 15
Pierre Yared, Columbia University
“The Political Economy of Indirect Control”

November 29
Filipe Campante, Harvard Kennedy School
"Media and Polarization"


Spring 2011

January 24
Mark Dincecco, IMT-Lucca
"Warfare, Taxation, and Political Change: Evidence from the Italian Risorgimento"

January 31
Kaj Thomsson, Maastricht University
"Legislative Vetoes and Economic Reform: Theory and Evidence from the History of American Labor Regulation"

February 7
Adam Meirowitz, Princeton University
"Credibility and Crisis Bargaining"

February 14
James Vreeland, Georgetown University
"Regional Organizations and International Politics:
Trading Asian Development Bank Loans for United Nations Security Council Votes"

February 21
Elias Papaioannou, Dartmouth
"The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa"

February 28
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, University of Chicago
"Rebel Tactics"

March 21
Saumitra Jha, Stanford University
"Financial Innovations and Political Development: Evidence from Revolutionary England"

March 28
Daniel Waldenstrom, Uppsala University
"Intergenerational Top Income Mobility in Sweden: Capitalist Dynasties in the Land of Equal Opportunity?"
**Note change of venue - Room 202, Luce Hall**

April 4
Marco Battaglini, Princeton University
"Fiscal Policy and Unemployment"

April 11
Jose Antonio Cheibub, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

April 18
Nancy Qian, Yale University
"Aiding Conflict: The Unintended Consequences of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War"

May 2
John Huber, Columbia University
"Measuring Ethnic Voting"

May 9
Massimiliano Onorato, Yale University
"Public Spending and Organized Crime:
The Case of the 1997 Marche and Umbria Earthquake"

May 16
Moses Shayo, Yale University,
"Social Identification and Ethnic Conflict"



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