Workshop on Political Economy

Stony Brook, NY, July 25-27, 2010

Schedule of Talks

Sunday, July 25

9:00 - 9:45

Hulya Eraslan  (Johns Hopkins University)
Rhetoric in Legislative Bargaining with Asymmetric Information

9:45 - 10:30

Renee Bowen  (Stanford University)
On Dynamic Compromise

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45

Pierre Yared withdraw

11:45 - 12:30

Levon Barseghyan  (Cornell University)
Institutions and Growth in Limited Access Societies

12:30 - 14:25

Lunch Break

14:25 - 14:50

Qiang Fu  (National University of Singapore)
Policy Making with Reputation Concerns

14:50 - 15:15

Matias Nunez  (CNRS-Cergy)
Political Competition over Distortionary Taxation

15:15 - 15:40

Rohit Parikh  (City University of New York)
The Logic of Campaigning

15:40 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45

Francesco Squintani  
Mediation and Peace

 

Monday, July 26

9:00 - 9:45

Santiago Oliveros  (Haas School of Business-University of California, Berkeley)
Combinatorial Voting

9:45 - 10:30

Peter Coughlin  (University of Maryland)
Probabilistic and Spatial Models of Voting

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45

Helios Herrera  (Columbia)
Turnout and Power Sharing

11:45 - 12:30

Rainer Schwabe  (Princeton University)
Reputation and Accountability in Repeated Elections

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:25

Pei-yu (Melody) Lo  (The University of Hong Kong)
Why Vote First --- Simultaneous v.s. Sequential Primary

14:25 - 14:50

Eduardo Perez  (Ecole Polytechnique)
Choosing Choices: Agenda Selection with Uncertain Issues

14:50 - 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 - 15:40

Uliana Popova Makarov  (Princeton University)
Cheap talk with multiple audiences: an experimental analysis

15:40 - 16:05

Gabriele Gratton  (Boston University)
The Demagogue's Curse: Information Aggregation and Endogenous Platforms

16:05 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:15

Marco Battaglini  (Princeton University)
Dynamic Electoral Competition and Constitutional Design

18:00 - 21:30

Reception Dinner at Three Village Inn

 

Tuesday, July 27

9:00 - 9:45

Ken Shotts  (Stanford GSB)
Policy-Specific Information and Informal Agenda Power

9:45 - 10:30

Lydia Mechtenberg  (TU, Berlin)
Winners and Losers of Early Elections: On the Welfare Implications of Political Blockades and Early Elections

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45

Sambuddha Ghosh  (Boston University)
Ideologues Beat Idealists

11:45 - 12:30

Jon Eguia  (New York University)
Voting Blocs, Party Discipline and Party Formation

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:25

Ming Li  (Concordia University)
Fuzzy Political Campaigns

14:25 - 14:50

Doru Cojoc  (Stanford University)
Policies or Values? The Choice of Rhetoric in Electoral Competitions

14:50 - 15:15

Joseph McMurray  (Brigham Young University)
A Spatial Model of Common-value Elections: Electoral Mandates, Minor-Party Candidates, and the Signaling Voter's Curse

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:30

Georgy Egorov  (Kellogg School of Management)
Why Great Minds Think Alike: A Theory of Strategic Information Dissemination and Demand for News