The Political Economy Workshop is a forum for theoretical and empirical research at the intersection of economics and political science. The workshop draws presenters from around the world and participants from around the University with a wide range of substantive interests.

The Political Economy Workshop meets on Thursdays from 12:30-1:50 p.m. in Room 1022 at Harris Public Policy, Keller Center (1307 East 60th Street).  The faculty organizers are Alexander Fouirnaies and Luis Martinez.

2019-20 Workshops (All Workshops have been cancelled)

February 6

Guy Grossman (UPenn)  "Media Ownership as Political Investment:  The Case of Israel Hayom"

February 13

Marina Agranov (Caltech) "Social Learning in Groups:  an Experimental Study"

February 20

Greg Martin (Stanford) "Online Competition and Newspaper Quality:  Evidence from the Introduction of Craigslist in the U.S."

February 27

Mahvish Shaukat (World Bank) "Electoral Competition and Politician Behavior:  Empirical Evidence from India"

March 5

Jen Lawless (UVA) "Risky Business:  Gender Stereotype Attacks in Primary Campaigns"  (Cancelled)

Working paper

March 12

Steve Callander (Stanford)  (Cancelled)

April 2

Dimitri Landa (NYU)

April 9

Alex Hirsch (Caltech)  "Voter Attention and Electoral Accountability"

April 16

Ali Cirone  (Cornell)

April 23

Alastair Smith  (NYU)

April 30

Itai Sher (UMass)

May 7

Brandice Canes-Wrone (Princeton)

May 14

James Fearon (Stanford)

May 21

Milan Svolik (Yale)

May 28

Molly Roberts (UCSD)

June 4

Matthew Gentzkow (Stanford)

Workshop Archive

Political Economy Lunches

The Political Economy Lunch meets on the first Friday of every month, and on additional Fridays as needed from 12:30 p.m.-1:50 p.m. in Room 1022 of Harris Public Policy, Keller Center (1307 East 60th Street. The lunch is an informal setting in which graduate students and faculty can present and receive feedback on early stage and ongoing research. We welcome empirical or theoretical work linked in any way to politics or political economy. The PE lunch is also an excellent venue for practice job talks. Graduate students and faculty from any part of the University are welcome to attend, please contact us in advance if you haven't been a regular.

If you would like to be added to the PE Lunch mailing list, please email May Woodard-Hickey.

2019-20 Lunch Schedule

January 10

Anthony Fowler - "An Information-Based Explanation for Partisan Media Sorting," coauthored by Kisoo Kim

January 17

 Adam Zelizer - "Talking Shops:  The Effects of Bipartisan Deliberation on Legislative Outcomes"                   

January 24

No PE Lunch; Job talked scheduled

January 31

German Villegas Bauer - "The Effect of the Cost of Split the Ticket on Strategic Voting:  Evidence form Salta, Argentina"

February 7

Luis Martinez - "Dictatorship, Education and Social Mobility"

February 14

Zhaosong Ruan (Victor) "Reform Strategies in Authoritarian Regimes"

February 21

Konstantin Sonin/Monika Nalepa "How Does Kompromat Affect Politics?  A Model of Transparency Regimes"

February 28

Soeren Henn "The State, Chiefs, and Development:  Evidence from Africa"

March 13


March 20

Lelia Albuquerque Rocha Pereira