2015-2016

September 24, 2015: Andrew Little (Cornell University)
Propaganda and Credulity
Discussant: Sarah Bouchat
Joint with CPC
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

November 23, 2015: Brandice Canes-Wrone (Princeton University)
Sophisticated Donors: Which Candidates Do Individual Contributors Finance?
Discussant: Daniel Metcalf
Joint with APW
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

December 10, 2015: Isabela Mares (Columbia University)
Conditionality and Coercion: Strategies of Electoral Mobilization in Recent Hungarian Elections
Buying, Expropriating, and Stealing Votes” (forthcoming in the Annual Review of Political Science)
Discussant: Diana Oprinescu
Joint with CPC
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

January 25, 2016: Avidit Acharya (Stanford University)
The Political Legacy of American Slavery” (with Matthew Blackwell and Maya Sen) (Appendix)
Discussant: Jack Edelson
Joint with APW 

12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

February 18, 2016: NO PEC (Michael Ross’ visit will be rescheduled for the 2016-17 academic year)

March 17, 2016: David Rueda (Oxford University)
Food Comes First, Then Morals: Redistribution Preferences, Altruism, and Group Heterogeneity in Western Europe
Discussant: Sanja Badanjak
Co-sponsored by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and the Center for European Studies
Joint with CPC

12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

April 5, 2016: Alexandre Debs (Yale University)
An Economic Theory of War” (with Nuno P. Monteiro)
Discussant: Michael Masterson
Joint with IRC
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

April 21, 2016: James Robinson (University of Chicago)
The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom” (with Sarah Lowes, Nathan Nunn, and Jonathan Weigel)
Discussant: Desiree Desierto
Joint with CPC
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall