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Warwick/Princeton Political Economy Conference

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Warwick/Princeton Political Economy Conference

The University of Warwick in Venice, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava

Date: Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March 2016


The Conference will feature a range of academics from across the world presenting papers on a number of topics.

Friday, 18 March

9.00 – 9.30am

Arrival, Registration, coffee

9.30 – 9.45am

Welcome from the Organisers

Session 1


9.45 – 10.45am

Andrea Mattozzi, European University Institute: "Public versus Secret Voting in Committees" (with Marcos Y. Nakaguma, EUI)

10.45 – 11.45am

Dominik Hangartner, London School of Economics: “Migration, Language, and Employment”

11.45 – 12.15pm


12.15 – 1.15pm

Renee Bowen, Stanford Graduate School of Business: “Reform Fatigue” (with Jackie Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Oeindrila Dube, NYU, and Nicolas Lambert, Stanford)

1.30 – 2.45pm


Session 2


3.00 – 4.00pm

Monica Martinez-Bravo, CEMFI: “An Empirical Investigation of the Legacies of Non-Democratic Regimes: The Case of Soeharto's Mayors in Indonesia” (with Priya Mukherjee, College of William and Mary, and Andreas Stegmann, CEMFI)

4.00 – 5.00pm

Gilat Levy, London School of Economics: “Perceptions of Correlation, Ambiguity and Communication” (with Ronny Razin, LSE)

5.00 – 5.15pm


5.15 – 6.15pm

Dominic Rohner, University of Lausanne: "The Violent Legacy of Victimization: Post-Conflict Evidence on Asylum Seekers, Crimes and Public Policy in Switzerland" (with Mathieu Couttenier, Veronica Preotu and Mathias Thoenig)


Joint workshop dinner

Saturday, 19 March

Session 3


9.00 – 10.00am

Bard Harstad, University of Oslo: “The political economy of weak treaties” (with Marco Battaglini, Cornell University)

10.00 – 11.00am

Jenny Guardado, Georgetown University: “The Seasonality of Conflict” (with Steven Pennings, World Bank)

11.00 - 11.30am


11.30 – 12.30pm

Marco Battaglini, Cornell University: "Influencing Connected Legislators" (coauthored with Eleonora Patacchini (Cornell University))

12.30 – 2.00pm


Session 4


2.00 – 3.00pm

Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University: “The Consequences of the French Revolution in the Short and Long Durée”

3.00 – 4.00pm

Marina Agranov, California Institute of Technology: "Persistence of Power: Dynamic Multilateral Bargaining" (with Chris Cotton, Queen's University and Chloe Tergiman, Penn State)

4.00 – 4.15pm


4.15 – 5.15pm

Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago: "Social Mobility and Support for Democracy: Re-evaluating De Tocqueville"