2009-2010

Thursday, September 17th, 2009
“When are Audience Costs Socially Optimal?”
Scott Ashworth 

Associate Professor
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 (Co-sponsored by CREECA)
“The Rise of Gazprom: Profits and Politics”
Rawi Abdelal

Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School 

4:00 PM, 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
“Can Voters be Primed to Choose Better Legislators? Evidence from Two Field Experiments in Rural India”
Rohini Pande
Mohanmmed Kamal Professor of Public Policy

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, November 19th, 2009
“Political Selection and Persistence of Bad Governments”
Konstantin Sonin
Visiting Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Georgy Egorov
Senior Lecturer of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences/Donald P. Jacobs Scholar
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, February 4th, 2010
“Social Interactions”
Steven N. Durlauf

Kenneth J. Arrow Professor of Economics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, February 18th, 2010
“Coordination among Opposition Parties in Authoritarian Elections”
Jennifer Gandhi

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Emory University

11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, March 4th, 2010
“The Returns to U.S. Congressional Seats in the Mid-19th Century”
James M. Snyder, Jr.
Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science and Professor of Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, May 6th, 2010
“Vote Buying and Reciprocity”
Laura Schechter
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

11:45 AM, 422 North Hall