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First Warwick Political Economy Workshop

The First Political Economy Workshop will be held at Department of Economics (Room S2.79), University of Warwick on Friday 9th March 2012.

Draft Programme

Thursday 8th March 2012

18:30-19:30: Drinks
19:30-21:30: Conference dinner

Friday 9th March 2012

9.30 - 10.00: Coffee and Registration (Room S2.77)

10:00-10.55: Balazs Szentes (discussant: Karine Van Der Straeten)
Spontaneous Discrimination” (with Marcin Peski)

11:05-12:00: Tommaso Nannicini (discussant: TBA)
How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign" (with Francesco Trebbi, UBC)

12:00-13:00: Lunch

13:00-13:55: Andrea Mattozzi (discussant: Stefano Gagliarducci)
Choosing Policy-Makers: Learning from Past Decisions in a Changing Environment” (with Matias Iaryczower)

14.05-15:00: Francesco Squintani (discussant: Enriqueta Aragones)
Information Aggregation and Optimal Selection of the Executive” (with Torun Dewan, Andrea Galeotti and Christian Ghiglino)

15.00-15.30: Tea break

15:30-16:25: Gilat Levy (discussant: Vincenzo Galasso)
"Rituals or Good Works: Social Signalling in Religious Organizations" (with Ronny Razin)

16:35-17:30: David Myatt (discussant: Micael Castanheira)
A Rational-Choice Theory of Voter Turnout

The format of each talk is 45 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion.