All Previous Speakers

2016-2017

October 6, 2016: Thad Dunning (UC Berkeley)
Is Paying Taxes Habit Forming? Experimental Evidence from Uruguay
Joint with CPC
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

November 3, 2016: Georgy Egorov (Northwestern University)
Single-issue Campaigns and Multidimensional Politics
Joint with CPC
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

November 10, 2016: Sean Gailmard (UC Berkeley)
Building a New Imperial State: Agency Problems and Separation of Powers in English North America
Joint with APW and CPC
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

January 23, 2017: Gary King (Harvard University)
How the Mass Media Activates Public Expression and Influences National Agendas
Joint with APW
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

April 20: Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University)
“Critical Junctures: Independence Movements and Democracy in Africa”
Joint with CPC
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

April 24: David Stasavage (NYU)
“When Inclusive Institutions Failed: Lessons from the Democratic Revolutions of the Middle Ages”
Joint with CPC and History & Politics 
Co-sponsored by Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence  
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall
*Monday session 

April 27, 2017: Miriam Golden (UCLA)
“Pre-Analysis Plan for: Improving Political Communication: A Field Experiment in Pakistan”
Joint with CPC
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

May 11, 2017: Federica Izzo (London School of Economics)
“With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? Intra-Party Conflict and Endogenous Manipulation of Valence”
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

2015-2016

September 24, 2015 (Co-sponsored by CPC)
Andrew Little (Cornell University)
“Propaganda and Credulity”
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

November 23, 2015 (Co-sponsored by APW)
Brandice Canes-Wrone (Princeton University)
“Sophisticated Donors: Which Candidates Do Individual Contributors Finance?”
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

December 10, 2015 (Co-sponsored by CPC)
Isabela Mares (Columbia University)
“Conditionality and Coercion: Strategies of Electoral Mobilization in Recent Hungarian Elections;” “Buying, Expropriating, and Stealing Votes”
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

January 25, 2016 (Co-sponsored by APW)
Avidit Acharya (Stanford University)
“The Political Legacy of American Slavery” (with Matthew Blackwell and Maya Sen)
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

March 17, 2016 (Co-sponsored by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, the Center for European Studies, and CPC)
David Rueda (Oxford University)
“Food Comes First, Then Morals: Redistribution Preferences, Altruism, and Group Heterogeneity in Western Europe”
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

April 5, 2016 (Co-sponsored by IRC)
Alexandre Debs (Yale University)
“An Economic Theory of War” (with Nuno P. Monteiro)
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

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

2014-2015

December 2, 2014 (Co-sponsored by IRC)
Songying Fang (Rice University)
“Differential Domestic Experience and International Conflict” 
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

December 11, 2014 (Co-sponsored by CPC)
Raymond Duch (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)
“Why we Cheat: Experimental Evidence on Tax Compliance”
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

February 9, 2015 (Co-sponsored by APW)
Leslie McCall (Northwestern University)
“Political and Policy Responses to Problems of Inequality and Opportunity: Past, Present, and Future”
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

February 19, 2015 (Co-sponsored by CPC, LACIS, and the Nave Visiting Scholar Program)
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros (Stanford University)
State Reach and the Governance of Public Health in Mexico” 
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

March 5, 2015 (Co-sponsored by CPC and CREECA)
Arturas Rozenas (New York University)
Electoral Transparency and Manipulation Strategies in Non-Democratic Elections”
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

March 26, 2015 (Co-sponsored by CPC, LACIS, and the Nave Visiting Scholar Program)
Ana De La O (Yale University)
“How Fairness Affects Clientelism: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mexico” with Dean Karlan
12:00 PM, 422 North Hall


2013-2014

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 (Co-sponsored by the International Relations Colloquium) Democracies in a Conundrum? International Trade and Government Revenue in Developing Countries”  Nita Rudra Associate Professor of International Affairs Graduate School of Public and International Affairs University of Pittsburgh 12:15 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, November 7, 2013 (Co-sponsored by the Comparative Politics Colloquium)Third-Party Actors and the Success of Democracy: How Electoral Commissions, Courts, and Observers Shape Incentives for Electoral Manipulation and Post-Election Protests”  Milan Svolik Associate Professor Department of Political Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 12:15 PM, 422 North Hall

Monday, December 9, 2013 (Co-sponsored by the American Politics Workshop)The Distributive Costs of Legislative Extremism: A Test of Vote-Buying Theory”  Christopher Berry Associate Professor The Harris School of Public Policy Studies University of Chicago 12:15 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, January 30, 2014 (Co-sponsored by the Comparative Politics Colloquium)Ethnicity or Class? Identity choice in elections and its implications for redistribution”  John Huber Professor and Chair Department of Political Science Columbia University 12:15 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, March 13, 2014 (Co-sponsored by the Comparative Politics Colloquium) “Democratization over Time” Daniel Treisman Professor of Political Science Department of Political Science University of California, Los Angeles 12:15 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, March 27, 2014 (Co-sponsored by the Comparative Politics Colloquium)Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth”  Andrea Vindigni Associate Professor of Political Economy IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca 12:15 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, April 10, 2014 (Co-sponsored by the Comparative Politics Colloquium) “Tax and Spend: A Political Economic History of Government Extraction and Provision” Margaret Levi Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies Department of Political Science University of Washington 12:15 PM, 422 North Hall

 

2012-2013

Thursday, September 20, 2012 “Heterogenous Firms and Immigration Policy” Maggie Peters Assistant Professor Department of Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, October 25, 2012 “Economic Politics in the United States: The Costs and Risks of Democracy” Bill Keech Emeritus Professor Department of Social and Decision Science Carnegie Mellon University 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, November 15, 2012 “Re-election through Division” Massimo Morelli Professor Departments of Political Science and Economics Columbia University11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, November 29, 2012 “Take a Chance: Building Trust In and Across Identity Groups” Andy Kydd Associate Professor Department of Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Brokers, Voters, and Clientalism: The Puzzle of Distributive Politics Susan Stokes John S. Saden Professor of Political Science Department of Political Science Yale University 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, May 2, 2013 “Do Political Blogs Matter? Corruption in State-COntrolled Companies, Blog Postings, and DDoS Attacks” Maria Petrova UBS Associate Professor of Economics Department of EconomicsNew Economic School, Moscow 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, May 9, 2013 “Electoral Manipulation as Bureaucratic Control” Scott Gehlbach and Alberto SimpserUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Chicago 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

 

2011-2012

Thursday, October 6, 2011 “Riding the Wave: World Trade and Factor-Based Models of Democratization” John Ahlquist Assistant Professor Department of Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison 11:45 AM, 422 Hall

Thursday, October 13, 2011 “State Building and the Geography of Governance: Evidence rom Satellites” Erik Wibbels Associate Professor Department of Political Science Duke University 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, October 27, 2011 “Congressional Development of the Institutional Presidency” Sean Gailmard Associate Professor Department of Political Science Berkeley University11:45 AM, 422 Hall

Thursday, November 9, 2011 “On the Strategic Manipulation of Audiences in WTO Dispute Settlement” Leslie Johns Assistant Professor Department of Political Science University of California-Los Angeles Krzysztof Pelc  Assistant Professor Department of Political Science McGill University11:45 AM, 422 Hall

Thursday, December 1, 2011 “Local Determinants of Economic Structure: Evidence from Land Quota Allocation in China” Meina Cai PhD Candidate Department of Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison 11:45 AM, 422 Hall

Thursday, May 3, 2012 “Natural Resource Shocks and Conflict in India’s Red Belt” Shanker Satyanath Department of Politics Associate Professor New York University11:45 AM, 422 Hall

Thursday, May 10, 2012 “The Effects of Malapportionment in Parliamentary Systems: Subnational Evidence from India” Rikhil Bhavnani Assistant Professor Department of Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison 11:45 AM, 422 Hall

 

2010-2011

Thursday, September 16, 2010 “How Does Islamist Local Governance Affect the Lives of Women?” Lisa Blaydes Assistant Professor Department of Political Science Stanford University 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, October 14, 2010 “Credible Commitments and Retractable Offers in Crisis Bargaining” (with Kris Ramsay) Adam Meirowitz John Work Garrett Professor of Politics Department of Politics Princeton University 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, October 28, 2010 “Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself? Nuclear Proliferation and Preventive War” Alexandre Debs and Nuno Monteiro  Assistant Professors Department of Political Science Yale University 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, February 17, 2011 “Term Length and the Effort of Politicians” Ernesto Dal Bó Associate Professor Haas School of Business University of California-Berkeley 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 (Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium) “Dynastic Legislators: Theory and Evidence from Japan” Yasushi Asako Economist Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan 1:30 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, April 14, 2011 “Inequality, Civic Participation, and the Allocation of Collective Profits” Jennifer Alix-Garcia Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics University of Wisconsin-Madison 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, April 21, 2011 “Endogenous Institutions: The Origins of Compulsory Voting Laws” Bonnie M. Meguid Associate Professor Department of Political Science University of Rochester 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Monday, April 25, 2011 (Co-sponsored with the Chinese Politics Workshop) “Labour Market Impact of Large Scale: Internal Migration on Chinese Urban ‘Native’ Workers” Xin Meng Professor Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences Australia National University 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, April 28, 2011 (Sponsored by WAGE and the La Follette School) Conference on Long-Term Unemployment in Industrial Countries: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

 

2009-2010

Thursday, September 17, 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 24, 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 8, 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 19, 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 4, 2010 “Social Interactions” Steven N. Durlauf Kenneth J. Arrow Professor of Economics University of Wisconsin-Madison 11:45 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, February 18, 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 4, 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 6, 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

2008-2009

Thursday, September 18, 2008 “Partially Binding Platforms in Electoral Competition” Yasushi Asako PhD Candidate of Economics University of Wisconsin-Madison 12:30 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, September 25, 2008 “The Political Economy of Customary Village Organizations in Rural Afghanistan” Jennifer Brick PhD Candidate Department of Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison  4:00 PM, 336 Ingraham Hall Thursday,October 16, 2008 “Government Control of the Media” Scott Gehlbach  Associate Professor of Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison 12:30 PM, 422 North Hall Thursday, October 23, 2008 “Redistribution in a Model of Voting and Campaign Contributions” Filipe Campante Associate Professor of Public Policy Kennedy School of Government Harvard University 12:30 PM, 422 North Hall Thursday, November 13, 2008 “Redistribution and Pork in Two-Party Competition” John Huber Professor of Political Science Columbia University 12:30 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, January 29, 2009 “The Politics of Economic Polarization in Peru” Michael Carter  Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics John Morrow PhD Candidate of Agricultural and Applied Economics University of Wisconsin-Madison 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, February 19, 2009 “Intergenerational Cultural Transmission as an Evolutionary Game” James Montgomery Professor of Sociology University of Wisconsin-Madison 12:30 PM, 336 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, March 12, 2009 “Privatization and the Diffusion of Innovations” Craig Volden Professor of Political Science Ohio State University 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, April 9, 2009 “Strategic Manipulation in Representative Institutions” Elizabeth Maggie Penn Assistant Professor of Government Harvard University 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, April 16, 2009 “Deliberately Incomplete Press Censorship” Peter Lorentzen  Assistant Professor of Political Science University of California-Berkeley 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, April 30, 2009 “Property Rights from Property Fights” Stanislav Markus Assistant Professor of Political Science University of Chicago 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

 

2007-2008

Thursday, October 4, 2007 “Measuring Currency Misalignment: Theories, Models, and the Chinese Yuan” Menzie Chinn Professor of Economics and Public Affairs University of Wisconsin-Madison 12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, October 18, 2007 “Where Do U.S. Multinationals Pay Taxes?” Nathan Jensen  Assistant Professor of Political Science Washington University in St. Louis 12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, December 6, 2007 “Portfolio Allocation as Leadership Strategy: Intra-Party Allocation in Japan” Yoshikuni Ono Department of Political Science University of Michigan 12:00 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, February 14, 2008 “Bubbling Under: Political Preferences During Asset Bubbles” Ben Ansell Assistant Professor of Political Science University of Minnesota 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, February 28, 2008 “Embedding Neoliberal Reform in Latin America” Sarah Brooks  Assistant Professor of Political Science The Ohio State University 11: 30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, March 27, 2008 “Bargaining and Signaling in International Crises” Ahmer Tarar Associate Professor of Political Science Texas A&M University 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, April 10, 2008 “Terrorist Factions” Ethan Bueno de Mesquita  Associate Professor of Public Policy Studies University of Chicago 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

 

2006-2007

Friday, September 8, 2006 “Bicameralism and Government Formation” Daniel Diermeier IBM Distinguished Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice Kellogg Graduate School of Management Northwestern University 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Friday, September 29, 2006 (co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science) “Pathways to Partisanship: Evidence from Russia” Joshua Tucker Associate Professor Department of Politics New York University 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, October 5, 2006 (co-sponsored by CREECA) “Why Do Post-Communist Parties in New Democracies Hurt Themselves? A Model of Strategic Preemption” Monika Nalepa Assistant Professor Department of Political Science Rice University 4:00 PM, 206 Ingraham

Friday, October 20, 2006 “Re-Thinking the Obsolescing Bargain: Do Foreign Investors Really Surrender ther Influence over Economic Reform in Transition States?” Edmund Malesky Assistant Professor of Political Science Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies University of California, San Diego 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Friday, November 3, 2006 “Why do the Rich Contribute so Much to Political Campaigns? Some Surprising Results from a Formal Model” Henry Brady Professor Department of Political Science University of California, Berkeley 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Friday, November 17, 2006 “Deliberation as Coordination through Cheap Talk” Randall Calvert Thomas S. Eagleton University Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science Department of Political Science Washington University in Saint Louis 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Friday, December 1, 2006 “Electoral Donations and Interest Group Influence” Justin Fox Assistant Professor Department of Political Science Yale University 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, February 15, 2007 (co-sponsored by CREECA) “Property Rights and Property Wrongs in Russia” Timothy Fry Professor Department of Political Science Columbia University 4:00 PM, 206 Ingraham Hall

Thurday, February 22, 2007 “The Political Economy of Anglo-French Trade, 1689-1900” John Nye Professor Department of Economics Washington University in St. Louis 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, March 15, 2007 (co-sponsored by WAGE and APD Workshop) “Political Institutions, Partisanship, and Inequality in the Long Run” Kenneth Scheve Professor Department of Political Science Yale University 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, March 22, 2007 “Private Provision of Public Law: Contracting in the Great Society,” Based on Chapters Two and Three of The Political Economy of Private-Order Property Systems: Informal Contracting and the Emergence of Legal Titles in the United States (Ph.D. Diss.) Ilia Murtazashvili Ph.D. Candidate Department of Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, April 19, 2007 “A Theory of Elections with Electoral Corruption” Alberto Simpser Assistant Professor Department of Political Science University of Chicago 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, May 3, 2007 “Policy Decentralization and Policy Experimentation” (with Hongbin Cai) Daniel Treisman Professor Department of Political Science University of California, Los Angeles 11:30 AM, 422 North Hall

 

Spring 2006

Thursday, January 5, 2006 “Formalizing Informal Cooperation: Norm-Based Cooperation and the European Stability” Randall Stone Associate Professor Department of Political Science University of Rochester 9:30 AM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, January 26, 2006 “Clientelism, Credibility and the Policy Choices of Young Democracies” Philip Keefer Senior Research Economist Development Research Group The World Bank 12:45 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, February 9, 2006 “Electoral Incentives and the Pacific Effect of International Institutions” Songying Fang Assistant Professor Department of Political Science University of Minnesota 12:45 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, March 9, 2006 The Robust Federation, Chapters 7 and 8 Jenna Bednar Department of Political Science University of Michigan 12:45 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, March 30, 2006 “Information Acquisition and Flexible Preferences in Committees” Santiago Oliveros Department of Economics University of Wisconsin-Madison 12:45 PM, 422 North Hall

Thursday, April 13, 2006 “Political Transitions in Warring States” Matt Dimick Department of Sociology Scott Gehlbach Department of Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison 12:45 PM, 422 North Hall