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PEUK10 Programme

PEUK 2010

  Sponsored by

Warwick University, HM Revenue and Customs, HM Treasury

  Scarman House, University Of Warwick

May 27th and 28th 2010

  PROGRAMME

 

Thursday, May 27th 

9.00 - 9.45 Registration

9:45-10:00 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

10:00-12:00
LECTURE ROOM 4

PUBLIC POLICY - CHAIR—Hamish Low (Cambridge)

Taxes and Time Allocation: Evidence from Single Women and Men.”
**Alexander Gelber (Pennsylvania) and Joshua Mitchell (Harvard)

Training and Search during Unemployment.”
Johannes Spinnewijn (London School of Economics)

“Search and Work in Optimal Welfare Programs"
Nicola Pavoni (UCL), Ofer Setty (Tel Aviv University) and **Gianluca Violante (New York University)

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12:00-1:00 LUNCH
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PARALLEL SESSIONS

1:00-3:00 LECTURE ROOM 4

SESSION 1—PRESSURE AND MISCONDUCT 

CHAIR—Ian Crawford (Oxford 

"Foreign Influence and the Cold War History of Democracy in Latin America"
Roberto Bonfatti (Oxford)

An Empirical Study of Corruption in Ports.”
**Sandra Sequeira (London School of Economics) and Simeon Djankov (World Bank)

Do Infrastructure Reforms Reduce the Effect of Corruption: Evidence from Electricity Firms in Latin America?”
Liam Wren-Lewis (Oxford)

1:00-3:00 LECTURE ROOM 5 

SESSION 2—RESPONSES TO TAXATION

CHAIR—Nick Catton (HM Revenue and Customs-KAI)

Unwilling or Unable to Cheat? Evidence from a Randomized Tax Audit Experiment in Denmark.”
**Henrik Kleven (London School of Economics), Martin Knudsen (Danish Inland Revenue), Klaus Kreiner (Copenhagen), Sören Pederson (Danish Inland Revenue), Emmanuel Saez (Berkeley)

The Flypaper Effect and Costly Tax Collection.”
Fernando Aragon (London School of Economics)

Estimating Price Elasticities of Demand for Alcohol and Tobacco in the UK.”
James Collis (HM Revenue and Customs), Magdalena Czubek (HM revenue and Customs), Surjinder Johal (HM Revenue and Customs)

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3:00-3:30 COFFEE

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3:30-4:30 LECTURE ROOM 4

POLITICAL ECONOMY AND FINANCIAL MARKETS

CHAIR—Abhinay Muthoo (Warwick)

“The Political Economy of Financial Markets: Regulation, Taxation and Inequality.”
**Tim Besley (London School of Economics) and Maitreesh Ghatak (London School of Economics)

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  4:30-6:00 POLICY PANEL

LECTURE ROOM 4

TAX REFORM AND THE TIMING OF FISCAL CONSOLIDATION

CHAIR—Michael McMahon (Warwick)

 

Tim Besley (London School of Economics)
Kevin Daly (Goldman Sachs)
Rick van der Ploeg (Oxford)
Herakles Polemarchakis (Warwick)

 

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6:00-7:30 DRINKS AT THE BAR WITH DINNER TO FOLLOW AT 7:30 PM

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Friday, May 28th

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9:00-11:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS

LECTURE ROOM 4

SESSION 1­­—POLITICAL ECONOMY I

CHAIR—Clare Leaver (Oxford)

 Collective Decisions and Electoral Incentives: Evidence from Seven US State Legislatures.”
Toke Aidt (Cambridge) and **Julia Shvets (Cambridge)

“Seniority and Incumbancy in Legislatures.”
**Abhinay Muthoo (Warwick) and Kenneth Shepsle (Harvard)

Revolving Door Lobbyists.”
**Jordi Blanes-I-Vidal (London School of Economics), Mirko Draca (University College London) and Christian Fons-Rosen (London School of Economics)

LECTURE ROOM 5

SESSION 2—FISCAL POLICY AND THE MACROECONOMY

CHAIR—Ethan Ilzetski (London School of Economics)

Optimal Fiscal Feedback on Debt in an Economy with Nominal Rigidities
**Tatiana Kirsanova (Exeter) and Simon Wren-Lewis (Oxford)

The Behaviour of Independent Committees
Stephen Hansen (Barcelona) and **Michael McMahon (Warwick)

How Big (Small) are Fiscal Multipliers?"
**Ethan Ilzetzki (London School of Economics), Enrique G. Mendoza (Maryland and NBER)  and Carlos Vegh (Maryland and NBER)  _____________________________________________________________________________  

11:00-11:15 COFFEE

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11:15-1:15 PARALLEL SESSIONS

LECTURE ROOM 4

SESSION 1—CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR/CHARITABLE GIVING

CHAIR—Sarah Smith (Bristol)

An Experimental Investigation of Intrinsic Motivations for Giving.”
Mirco Tonin (Southampton) and **Michael Vlassopolos (Southampton)

“Mental Overload, Productivity and Decision Making”
Anna Breman (Arizona)

The Price Elasticity of Giving: Does the Form of Tax Relief Matter?”
Sarah Smith (Bristol)

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LECTURE ROOM 5

SESSION 2—POLITICAL ECONOMY II

CHAIR—Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel)

 “Economic Conditions and Electoral Fractionalization: The Hostage Voter Effect”
Konstantinos Matakos (Warwick)

“Our Turn to Eat: The Political Economy of Roads in Kenya.”
Ameet Morjaria (London School of Economics)

Pre-Electoral Coalitions and Post-Electoral Bargaining.”
**Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay (Birmingham), Kalyan Chatterjee (Pennsylvania State University) and Tomas Sjöström (Rutgers)

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  1:15-2:00 LUNCH

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