Seminars: Political Economy

 Political Economy ................................................................................................................................
Term:  Fall 2019-2020
Location:  Littauer 301 - Hansen Mason Room
Meeting Time: 4:30-5:45pm
Description: The Program on Positive Political Economy (PPE) supports research-related activities that integrate the study of economics and politics, whether by studying economic behavior in the political process or political behavior in the marketplace. In general, positive political economy is concerned with showing how observed differences among institutions affect political and economic outcomes in various social, economic, and political systems and how the institutions themselves change and develop in response to individual and collective beliefs, preferences, and strategies.
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Spring 2020

 

  • February 6: Jon Eguia (Michigan State University, visiting Harvard) presents his paper, "Artificial Partisan Advantage in Redistricting."
  • February 13: Elias Papaioannou (London Business School, visiting MIT) presents his paper, "Intergenerational Mobility in Africa."
  • February 20: Ben Enke (Harvard) presents his paper, "Moral Universalism and the Structure of Ideology."
  • February 27: Ken Shepsle (Harvard)
  • March 5: David Broockman (Berkeley)
  • March 12: Michela Redoano (Warwick University)
  • March 19: Spring Break
  • March 26: Juan Vargas (Universidad de Rosario, visiting NYU)
  • April 2: Sergei Guriev (Science Po, Paris)
  • April 9: Ebonya Washington (Yale)
  • April 16: Paola Sapienza (Northwestern)
  • April 23: Fotini Christia (MIT)
  • April 30: Agustina Paglayan (UC, San Diego)

 

 

Fall '19

DATE SPEAKER  TITLE  
SEP 12 Prof. Dani Rodrik,
Harvard University
"Labor Market Shocks and the Demand for Trade Protection: Evidence from Online Surveys," 
Paper: 
SEP 19 Prof. Garance Genicot, Georgetown University "Tolerance and Compromise in Social Networks."
SEP 26 Prof. Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, Yale University TBA
OCT 3 Prof. Vicky Fouka, Stanford University TBA
OCT 10 Prof. Ernesto Dal Bo, Berkeley  TBA
OCT 17 Prof. Bob Bates, Harvard Univeristy TBA
OCT 24 Prof. Micaela Syiatschi, Princeton  TBA
OCT 31 Prof. Emil Verner, MIT TBA
NOV 7 Prof. Leaat Yariv, Princeton TBA
NOV 14 Prof. Cesi Cruz, University of British Columbia TBA
NOV 21 Prof. Andrea Prat, Columbia University TBA