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Warwick/Princeton/Yale/CEPR Polecon Symposium 2024

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Warwick/Princeton/Yale/CEPR Polecon Symposium 2024

The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick along with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Department of Politics at Princeton University, the Department of Political Science at Yale University and the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) are organising a symposium on Political Economy in Rome, Italy, in April 2024.

Date: Friday 26 – Saturday 27 April 2024
Venue: EIEF- Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance,
Address: Via Sallustiana 62 - 00187 in Rome, Italy.

The aim of the symposium is to bring together the top theoretical and empirical political scientists and economists across Europe and North America. A limited number of papers will be presented (10 over two days) to allow maximum time for discussion.


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

Friday, 26 April

9.30 – 10.00

Registration, Coffee and Welcome Remarks from the Organisers

Session 1


10:00 – 11.00

Hulya Eraslan (Rice University)
Title: 'Board Elections: Effects of Universal Ballot'

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30

Silvia Vannutelli (Northwestern University)
Title: 'The Political Economy of Stimulus Transfers'

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

Session 2


14.00 – 15.00

Roberto Bonfatti (University of Padova)
Title: 'Rise and Fall of Empires in the Industrial Era: A Story of Shifting Comparative Advantages'

15.00 – 16.00

Peter Buisseret (Harvard University)
Title: 'Politics Transformed? Electoral Competition under Ranked Choice Voting'

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 17.30

Paola Conconi (University of Oxford and CEPR)
Title: 'Politically Motivated Trade Protection'

19:00 onwards

Dinner (by invitation only)

Saturday, 27 April

Session 3


10.00 – 11.00

Alexey Makarin (MIT and CEPR)

Title: 'Supply Chain Disruption and Reorganization: Theory and Evidence from Ukraine's War'

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30

Ming Yang (UCL)
Title: 'Restoring Unanimity: The Role of Attention Allocation in Committee Decision-Making'

12.30 – 14.00


Session 4


14:00 – 15:00

Arianna Ornaghi (Hertie School Berlin and CEPR)

Title: 'Man Bites Dog: Editorial Choices and Biases in the Reporting of Weather Events'

15:00 – 16.00

Sandeep Baliga (Northwestern University)
Title: 'Long Wars'

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 17.30

Ceren Baysan (University of Toronto and CEPR)

Title: 'Voter Misperceptions and Preferences for Democratic Institutions'