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

October 3

Kate Casey (Stanford) "An Experiment in Candidate Selection"  

October 10

Alex Coppock (Yale)  "Persuasion in Parallel"

October 17

Juan Vargas (El Rosario)

October 24

Gabriele Gratton (UNSW)

October 31

John Marshall (Columbia)

November 7

Georgy Egorov (Northwestern)  Social Media and Xenophobia:  Evidence from Russia" 

November 14

Christina Kinane (Yale) "Control without Confirmation:  The Politics of Vacancies in Presidential Appointments" 

November 21

Claudio Ferraz (UBC)  "Internet, Social Media, and the Behavior of Politicians: Evidence from Facebook in Brazil"

December 5

Cesi Cruz (UBC)

February 6

Guy Grossman (UPenn)

February 13

Marina Agranov (Caltech)

February 20

Greg Martin (Stanford)

February 27

Mahvish Shaukat (World Bank)

March 5

Jen Lawless (UVA)

March 12

Steve Callander (Stanford)

April 2

Dimitri Landa (NYU)

April 9

Alex Hirsch (Caltech)

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

October 4

Vincent Pons

October 11 (There will be no workshop) 


October 18

Jack Paine

October 25

Francisco Espinosa   "Too Good to Be True? Retention Rules for Noisy Agents"

November 1

Yang Xie "Revoluntionary Capital and the Dynamics of Mass Political Action"

November 8

Liqun Liu "Political Gambles"

November 15  (Will be held in Room 0001; Keller Center)

Ben Olken 

November 22

Silvia Vannutelli "Monitoring and Local Governance:  evidence from Italy"

December 6

Arda Gitmez "Searching, Matching, and Signaling:  Do Markets Help Relationships"