The PSPE Research Seminar provides a venue for researchers (mostly from outside of the LSE) to present their work.
Seminar coordinators: Dr Rafael Hortala-Vallve and Dr Stephane Wolton
Location: 32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
Time: 14:00 to 15:30
Tuesday 4 October 2016
Tiberiu Dragu, New York University
'The Dynamic Foundations of Terrorism and Counterterrorism'
Tuesday 11 October 2016
Claudio Ferraz, PUC-Rio
'Can Entertainment Media Undermine Dictatorships? Evidence from Brazil’s Novelas (with A. Chong, F. Finan, E. La Ferrara and L. Meloni)'
Tuesday 18 October 2016
Karam Kang, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
'The Value of Connections in Lobbying'
Tuesday 25 October 2016
Alessandro Lizzeri, New York University
'The Political Economy of Debt and Entitlements'
Tuesday 1 November 2016
Octavia Dana Foarta,Stanford Graduate School of Business
'Centralization versus separation of regulatory institutions'
Tuesday 8 November 2016
Marta Reynal Querol
'Ethnic Diversity and Growth: Revisiting the Evidence'
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Stefano DellaVigna, UC Berkeley
'Predicting Experimental Results: Who Knows What?'
Tuesday 22 November 2016
Eliana La Ferrara, Bocconi University
'Interaction, stereotypes and performance: Evidence from South Africa" (joint with J. Burns and L. Corno)'
Tuesday 29 November 2016
Cesar Martinelli, George Mason University
Electoral Accountability and Responsive Democracy
Tuesday 6 December 2016
Petra Persson, Stanford University
'Bargaining Power, Narrow Coverage, and Welfare in Health Insurance Design" (joint with Maria Polyakova)'
Tuesday 10 January 2017
Jenna Bednar, University of Michigan
'When Order Affects Performance: Behavioral Spillovers and Institutional Path Dependence'
Tuesday 17January 2017
Will Howell, University of Chicago
Tuesday 24 January 2017
Ola Olsson, University of Gothenburg
'Roman Roads to Prosperity: The Long-Run Impact of Infrastructure on Economic Activity" (with C-J Dalgaard, Nicolai Kaarsen and Pablo Selaya)'
Tuesday 31January 2017
Paola Conconi, Ecares
'Abortion, Environment, Guns: How Single-Minded Voters Shape Politicians’ Decisions” (with Laurent Bouton, Francisco Pino and Maurizio Zanardi)'
Tuesday 7 February 2017
Jenny Guardado, Georgetown University
'Office-Selling, Corruption, and Long-Term Development in Peru'
Tuesday 14 February 2017
Christopher Berry, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
'Leadership or Luck: An Analysis of World Leaders, Governors, and Mayors'
Tuesday 21 February 2017
Andrea Tesei , Queen Mary University
'The Political Legacy of Entertainment TV' (joint with R. Durante and P. Pinotti)
Tuesday 28 February 2017
Scott Tyson, University of Michigan
'Deterrence and counterdeterrence in the fight against global terror''
Tuesday 7 March 2017
John Patty, University of Chicago
'A Taste for Polarization? Uncertainty, Legislative Agendas, and Preferences Over Representatives'
Tuesday 14 March 2017
Ken Scheve, Stanford University
Tuesday 21 March 2017
Nahomi Ichino, University of Michigan
Tuesday 25 April 2017
Daniel Rubenson, Ryerson University
Tuesday 2 May 2017
Toke Aidt, Cambridge University
*this seminar will take place at the earlier time of 12:30 - 14:00
Tuesday 9 May 2017
Andrea Mattozzi, European University Institute
Tuesday 22 September 2015
Strategic Mass Killings
Joan Esteban, Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica
Tuesday 29 September 2015
State Capacity, Local Governance, and Economic Development in Vietnam
Melissa Dell, Harvard University
Tuesday 6 October 2015
The Political Economy of Liberal Democracy
Dani Rodrik, Harvard University
**Please note this seminar will take place in 32L 1.04**
Tuesday 13 October 2015
How Modern Dictators Survive: An Informational Theory of the New Authoritarianism
Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po
Tuesday 20 October 2015
Highway to Hitler
Joachim Voth, University of Zurich
Tuesday 27 October 2015
Valence influence in electoral competition with rank objectives
Alexei V. Zakharov, HSE Faculty of Economics
Tuesday 3 November 2015
The Effect of Civilian Casualties on Wartime Informing: Evidence from the Iraq War
Jake Shapiro, Princeton University
Tuesday 10 November 2015
Do Government Audits Reduce Corruption? Estimating the Long-Term Impacts of Exposing Corrupt Politicians
Frederico Finan, University of California
**Please note this seminar will take place in 32L 1.04**
Tuesday 17 November 2015
Debates: Voting and Expenditure Responses to Political Communication
Katherine Casey, Stanford Graduate School
**Please note this seminar will take place in 32L 1.04**
Tuesday 24 November 2015
Andrea Prat, Columbia University
**Please note this seminar will take place in 32L 1.04**
Tuesday 1 December 2015
Electoral Ambiguity and Political Representation (podcast will be available)
Richard Van Welden, University of Chicago
Tuesday 8 December 2015
Econographics and Political Attitudes: Evidence from Nation-wide, Incentivized, Surveys
Erik Snowberg, California Institute of Technology
**All LT seminars will take place in 32L 1.04**
Tuesday 12 January 2016
Can Intrastate Accountability Reduce Local Capture? Results from a Field Experiment in Mexico (podcast will be available)
Ana de la O, Yale University
Tuesday 19 January 2016
Language Policy and Human Development
David Laitin, Stanford University
Tuesday 26 January 2016
Political Language in Economics
Suresh Naidu, Santa Fe Institute
Thursday 28 January 2016
Nazi Occupation and Political Polarization: the Effects of the Italian Civil War of 1943-45
Guido Tabellini, Bocconi University
Tuesday 2 February 2016
Reading Between the Lines: Prediction of Political Violence Using Newspaper Text
Hannes Mueller, Institute for Economic Analysis
Tuesday 9 February 2016
Path Dependence in European Development
Avidit Acharya, Stanford University
Tuesday 16 February 2016
Intra-Party Disagreement and Inter-Party Polarization
James Snyder, Harvard University
Tuesday 23 February 2016
The Political Economy of Social Media in China
David Stromberg, Institute for International Economic Studies
Tuesday 1 March 2016
Dynamic Coalitions and Communication: Public versus Private Negotiations
Salvatore Nunnari, Bocconi University
Tuesday 8 March 2016
The Turnout and Partisanship Consequences of Early Voting
Ethan Kaplan, University of Maryland
Tuesday 15 March 2016
Influencing connected legislators
Marco Battaglini, Cornell University
Tuesday 22 March 2016
The Loser’s Bonus: Political Geography and Minority Party Representation
Jonathan Rodden, Stanford University
Tuesday 26 April 2016
Taxation without Representation? Experimental Evidence from Ghana and Uganda on Citizen Action toward Taxes, Oil, and Aid
Helen Milner, Princeton University
Tuesday 3 May 2016
Do Close Elections Cause Higher Turnout? Evidence from Swiss Referenda
Leonardo Bursztyn, UCLA School of Management
Tuesday 14 October 2014
"Get Rid of Unanimity: The Superiority of Majority with Veto Power"
Aniol Llorente-Saguer, Queen Mary University of London
Tuesday 21 October 2014
"Capital Cities, Conflict, and Misgovernance: Theory and Evidence"
Filipe Campante, Harvard Kennedy School
Tuesday 4 November 2014
"Voter Registration Costs and Disenfranchisement: Experimental Evidence from France"
Vincent Pons, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tuesday 11 November 2014
"Electoral Rules and the Quality of Politicians: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan"
Ruben Enikolopov, Barcelona Institute for Political Economy and Governance
Tuesday 18 November 2014
"Conservation Contracts and Political Regimes"
Bard Harstad, University of Oslo
EXTRA SEMINAR (DIFFERENT TIME AND DAY)
Monday 24 November 2014
"US Congress and Foreign Policy Lobbying"
Thad Kousser, University of California
Tuesday 25 November 2014
"Preferential Voting, Accountability and Promotions into Political Power"
Torsten Persson, Institute for International Economic Studies
Tuesday 2 December 2014
"Reactionary Reform and Radical Restraint"
Peter Buisseret, Warwick University
Tuesday 9 December 2014
"Attack When the World is Not Watching? International Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"
Ruben Durante, Sciences Po
Tuesday 13 January 2015
"Prosocial Insurgents: Evidence from Nepal's Maoists"
Cyrus Samii, New York University
Tuesday 20 January 2015
"Dispute Resolution Institutions and Strategic Militarization’’
Massimo Morelli, Columbia University
Tuesday 27 January 2015
"The Political Economy of Enforcing Conditional Welfare Programs: Evidence from Brazil"
Fernanda Brollo, University of Alicante
Tuesday 3 February 2015
"Voter Learning in Electoral Primaries"
Catherine Hafer, New York University
Tuesday 10 February 2015
"Deliberate Disengagement: How Education Decreases Political Participation in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes"
Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday 17 February 2015
"Tailoring Intertemporal Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan"
Michael Callen, Harvard Kennedy School
Tuesday 24 February 2015
"Efficiency of Flexible Budgetary Institutions"
Renee Bowen, Stanford Business School
Monday 2 March 2015, 13:00 - 14:30, in 32L.LG.02.
Lunch will be provided.
"Policy Unbundling and Special Interest Politics"
Patrick Le Bihan, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
Tuesday 3 March 2015
"A Structural Model of Political Accountability "
Allan Drazen, University of Maryland
Tuesday 10 March 2015
Bowling for Fascism: Social Capital and the Rise of the Nazi Party
Shanker Satyanath, New York University
Tuesday 17 March 2015
"Elections as a Method of Processing Conflicts"
Adam Przeworski, New York University
Tuesday 28 April 2015
"Newspapers in Times of Low Advertising Revenues"
Julia Cage, Sciences Po Paris, Department of Economics
Tuesday 12 May 2015
"Local Agency Costs of Political Centralization"
Roger Myerson, University of Chicago
Tuesday 21 January 2014
"Mandatory Versus Discretionary Spending: The Status Quo Effect"
Hulya Eraslan, Johns Hopkins University
Tuesday 28 January 2014
"The Impact of Unions on Workers' Political Preferences"
Yotam Margalit, Columbia University
Tuesday 4 February 2014
"Correlation Neglect, Voting Behaviour and Polarization"
Ronny Razin, London School of Economics
Tuesday 11 February 2014
"Communication in Multilateral Bargaining"
Marina Agranov, California Institute of Technology
Tuesday 18 February 2014
"Political Incentives to Privatize"
Pablo Montagnes, Harris School of Public Policy
T uesday 25 February 2014
"Electoral Control and the Human Capital of Politicians"
Carlo Prato, Georgetown University
Tuesday 4 March 2014
"Democracy Undone. Systematic Minority Advantage in Competitive Vote Markets"
Alessandra Casella, Columbia University
Tuesday 11 March 2014
"Politics and Administration"
Michael Ting, Columbia University
Tuesday 18 March 2014"
Airpower and Coercion in Counterinsurgency Wars: Evidence from Afghanistan"
Jason Lyall, Yale University
Tuesday 8 October 2013
"Evaluating Competing Explanations for The Midterm Gap: A Unified Econometric Approach with Microfoundations”.
Brian Knight, Brown University
Tuesday 15 October 2013
“Do Legislators Cater to the Priorities of their Constituents?”
Anthony Fowler, Harris School of Public Policy
Tuesday 22 October 2013
“Demand Slant: How Abstention shapes voters choice of news media”
Santiago Oliveros, University of Essex
Tuesday 5 November 2013
"Ethnicity or Class? Identity Choice in Elections and its Implications for Redistribution"
John Huber, Colombia University
Tuesday 12 November 2013
"Incumbency Disadvantage In Weak Party Systems: Evidence from Brazil"
Rocio Titiunik, University of Michigan
Tuesday 19 November 2013
"Imperfectly Informed Voters and Strategic Extremism"
Enriqueta Aragones, Institute for Economic Analysis
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Voting to Tell Others
Stefano DellaVigna, University of California
Thursday 28 November 2013
Note - this seminar will be held in NAB.LG.09, between 13:00-14:00
Are Voters Equal Under Proportional Representation?
Orit Kedar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tuesday 3 December 2013
"The Dictator's Inner Circle"
Francesco Trebbi, The University of British Colombia
Tuesday 10 December 2013
"Political Reform and Elite Political Persistence"
Pablo Querubin, New York University
Tuesday 15 January 2013It's the Bribe, Stupid! Pocketbook vs. Sociotropic Corruption Voting
The Economy, Corruption, and the Vote: Evidence from Experiments in Sweden and Moldova
Joshua Tucker NYU
Tuesday 22 January 2013Cross-Border Spillover: U.S. Gun Laws and Violence in Mexico
Oeindrila Dube NYU
Tuesday 19 February 2013Cross-border media and nationalism: Evidence from Serbian radio in Croatia
Maria Petrova, New Economics School Moscow
Tuesday 26 February 2013Education and Human Capital Externalities: Evidence from Colonial Benin
Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton
Tuesday 5 March 2013The Lawmakers: Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress
Alan Wiseman, Vanderbilt
Tuesday 12 March 2013Pre-emptive Policy Experimentation
Steve Callander, Stanford GSB
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Renewable Resource Shocks and Conflict in India's Maoist Belt
Shanker Satyanath, NYU
Tuesday 9 October 2012 Marketing sovereign promises: The English model
Gary Cox, Stanford University
Tuesday 16 October 2012 Permanent Friends? Dynamic Difference and the Democratic Peace
Erik Gartzke, University of California, San Diego
Tuesday 23 October 2012 Ethnic Inequality
Alberto Alesina, Harvard University
Tuesday 30 October 2012 Information and Contestation: A Formal Model of Notice and Comment
Sean Gailmard, University of California, Berkeley
Tuesday 6 November 2012 Cross-border media and nationalism: Evidence from Serbian radio in Croatia
Maria Petrova, New Economic School, Moscow
Tuesday 13 November 2012 Procedural Choice in Majoritarian Organizations
Daniel Diermeier, Northwestern University
Tuesday 20 November 2012 Credibility and Commitment in Crisis Bargaining
Kris Ramsay, Princeton University
Tuesday 27 November 2012 Transparency and Legislative Behaviour
John Carey, Dartmouth College
Tuesday 4 December 2012 International Conventions and Non-State Actors: Selection, Signalling, and Reputation Effects
Kristian Gleditsch, Essex University
Tuesday 10 January 2012
"The Impact of Elections on Cooperation: Evidence from a Lab in the Field Experiment in Uganda"
Guy Grossman, Princeton University(with Delia Baldassarri Princeton University)
Tuesday 17 January 2012 "The Total Survey Error Paradigm and Pre-election Polls: The Case of the 2006 Italian General Election"
Laura Fumagalli, University of Essex (with Emanuela Sala, University of Milano-Bicocca)
Tuesday 24 January 2012 "Divided Majority and Information Aggregation: A Laboratory Experiment"
Laurent Bouton, Boston University
Tuesday 31 January 2012 "Female Representation but Male Rule? Elite Entrenchment, Gender Quotas and the Political Glass Ceiling"
Olle Folke, Columbia University
(with Johanna Rickne, Research Institute for Industrial Economics & Uppsala Center for Labor Studies)
Tuesday 7 February 2012 "Money in Judicial Politics: Individual Contributions and Collective Decisions"
Matias Iaryczower, Princeton University
(with Matthew Shum, Princeton University)
Tuesday 14 February 2012 "The Treaty of Lisbon and European Union Trade Policy: A Political-Economic Analysis"
Christophe Crombez, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/Stanford University
(with Wim Van Gestel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Tuesday 21 February 2012 "Information Revelation and (Anti-)Pandering in Elections"
Navin Kartik, Columbia University
(with Francesco Squintani, Warwick University, and Katrin Tinn, Imperial College)
Tuesday 28 February 2012 "Vote Markets".
Tom Palfrey, Caltech
Tuesday 6 March 2012 "To Vote Or To Abstain? An Experimental Study of Rational and Normative Considerations Under First Past the Post and PR Elections"
Andre Blais, University of Montreal
(with Jean-Benoit Pilet, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Karine van der Straeten, Toulouse School of Economics, Jean-François Laslier, École Polytechnique, and
Maxime Héroux-Legault, Université de Montréal)
Tuesday 13 March 2012 "Markovian Elections"
John Duggan, University of Rochester
(with Jean Guillaume Forand, University of Waterloo, Ontario)
Tuesday 20 March 2012 "The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Shapes the Development of Nations"
Michael Ross, UCLA
Tuesday 4 October 2011 "Ethnicity and Conflict: An Empirical Study"
Joan Esteban, Institute for Economic Analysis, Barcelona
(with Laura Mayoral, Institute for Economic Analysis, Barcelona, and
Debraj Ray, New York University)
Tuesday 11 October 2011 "Should Audiences Cost? Optimal Domestic Constraints in International Crises"
Scott Ashworth, University of Chicago
(with Kristopher W. Ramsay, Princeton University)
Tuesday 18 October 2011 "Why Do Authoritarian Regimes Sign the Convention AgainstTorture? Signalling, Domestic Politics and Non-Compliance"
Peter Rosendorff, New York University
(with James R. Hollyer, New York University)
Tuesday 25 October 2011 "Monopolizing Violence and Consolidating Power"
Robert Powell, UC Berkeley
Tuesday 1 November 2011 "Dynastic Leaders and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence"
Tim Besley, LSE
(with Marta Reynal-Querol, University of Pompeu Fabra)
Tuesday 8 November 2011 "Vote Buying in the UN General Assembly"
Randall Stone, University of Rochester
(with David Carter, Penn State University)
Tuesday 15 November 2011 "Is Political Behaviour Better Explained Using Self-Confirming Equilibria?"
Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan
Tuesday 22 November 2011 "The Self-Defeating Rationale for Torture"
Sandeep Baliga, Northwestern University
(with Jeffrey Ely, Northwestern University)
Tuesday 29 November 2011 "Markov Voting Equilibria: Theory and Applications"
Georgy Egorov, Northwestern University
(with Daron Acemoglu, MIT, and Konstantin Sonin, New Economic School)
Tuesday 6 December 2011 "Assessing Racial Discrimination in Parole Release"
Nicolas Sahuguet, HEC Montreal
(with Stéphane Mechoulan, Dalhousie University)