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Warwick/Princeton/Utah Political Economy Conference 2018

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Warwick/Princeton/Utah Political Economy Conference 2018

The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick along with the Department of Politics at Princeton University and the Department of Finance at University of Utah will be hosting the Political Economy Conference 2018 in Venice from the 12-13 May 2018.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together the top theoretical and empirical political scientists and economists across Europe and North America. The workshop builds on previous successful meetings held annually since 2013.



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

Saturday, 12 May

9.15 – 10.00

Arrival: Registration, Coffee and Welcome from the Organisers

Session 1


10:00 – 11.00

Amanda Friedenberg, Arizona State University, "Incumbency and Information" (joint with Ashworth and Bueno de Mesquita

11.00 – 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 – 12.15

Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma, Caltech, "The Dynamics of Electoral Coalitions” (joint with Anderson Frey Sergio Montero)

12.15 - 14.00 Lunch

Session 2


14.00 – 15.00

Bryony Reich, Northwestern University, "The Diffusion of Innovations in Social Networks: Collectivist versus Individualist Societies"

15.00 – 16.00

Pablo Montagnes, Emory University, "Politics from the Bench? Ideology and Strategic Voting in the U.S. Supreme Court"

16.00 – 16.15

Coffee break

16.15 – 17.15

Laura Mayoral, Institute of Economic Analysis (CSIC) and Barcelona GSE, "Groups in conflict: size matters but not in the way you think" (joint with Debraj Ray)

19:00 onwards


Sunday, 13 May

Session 3


10.00 – 11.00

Camilo Garcia-Jimeno, University of Pennsylvania, "Women, Rails and Telegraphs: An empirical Study of Information Diffusion and Collective Action"

11.00 – 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 – 12.15

Dana Foarta, Standford University, "Strategic Complexity"

12.15 - 14.00


Session 4


14:00 – 15:00

Sarah Moshary, University of Pennsylvania, "Distributional Effects & Sincere Voting: Lessons from Liquor Deregulation" (joint with Gaston Illanes)

15:00 – 16.00

John Londregan, University of Princeton, "The Effects of Political Institutions on the Extensive and Intensive Margins of Trade"

16.00 – 16.15

Coffee break

16.15 – 17.15

Giri Parameswaran, Haverford College, "Bargaining on Appellate Courts" (joint with Charles Cameron and Lewis Kornhauder)