Institute of Political Economy and Governance

Seminars 2016-17

Seminars will take place on Wednesdays from 3 to 4.30 pm, Seminar room 24.009 at Mercè Rodoreda building, unless indicated otherwise.
See map for exact location

This is the list of seminars for this academic year 2016 – 17:

September 28 – joint with DEE LPD’s seminars: please note different time, 1 pm, and room, 20.055 – 

Nathan Nunn (Harvard)

Bride Price and Female Education” (joint with Nava Ashraf,  Natalie Bau and Alessandra Voena)

October 11 – joint with DEE LPD’s seminars: please note different day, Tuesday, time, 1 pm, and room, 24.S19 – 

Davide Cantoni (Munich)

“Fundamental Determinants of Anti-Authoritarianism and of Participation in Political Protests: Evidence from the Hong Kong Democracy Movement” (joint with David Yang, Noam Yuchtman, Jane Zhang)

October 18 seminar cancelled –  

Moses Shayo (Hebrew University)

October 26 

Alessandro Lizzeri (NYU)

The Political Economy of Debt and Entitlements” (joint with Laurent Bouton and Nicola Persico)

November 23

Guido Tabellini (Bocconi)

Historical Roots of Political Extremism: the Effects of Nazi Occupation of Italy” (joint with Nicola Fontana and Tommaso Nannicini)

November 30

César Martinelli (George Mason University)

Electoral Accountability and Responsive Democracy” (joint with John Duggan)

February 1

Claudio Ferraz (PUC RIO)

“Can Entertainment Media Undermine Dictatorships? Evidence from Brazil’s Novelas (Joint with A. Chong, F. Finan, E. La Ferrara and L. Meloni)”

March 8

Nils Weidmann (University of Konstanz) and Espen Geelmuyden (University of Konstanz)

“The Internet and Mass Protest in Autocracies”

April 19

Stephane Wolton (LSE)

Hierarchies and Promotion in Political Institutions: Accountability and Selection” (joint with Pablo Montagnes and Junyan Jiang)

April 26 – please note different room, 24.S05 – 

Toke Aidt (Cambridge)

The Social Dynamics of Riots: Evidence from the Captain Swing Riots, 1830-31” (joint with Gabriel Leon and Max Satchell)

May 2 – joint with DEE LPD’s seminars: please note different day, Tuesday, and time, 1 pm – 

Brian Knight (Brown)

The Out-of-State Tuition Distortion” (Joint with N. Schiff)

May 10 – please note different room, 24.S19 – 

Marco Battaglini (Cornell)

Influencing Connected Legislators” (joint with Eleonora Patacchini)

May 17  – please note different room, 24.S19 – 

Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown)

“The Consequences of Emigration during the French Revolution in the Short and Longue Duree” (joint with Raphael Franck)

May 24 seminar cancelled 

Lucas Leemann (UCL)

“Climate Change and Informational Shocks” (Joint with L. Baccini)

May 31

Elias Papaioannou (LBS)

“Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility in Africa” (joint with Alberto Alesina, Sebastian Hohmann and  Stelios Michalopoulos)