March 6, 2020

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy will host the Political Economy in the Chicago Area (PECA) conference on March 6th, 2020. PECA  is an established annual event with the goal of strengthening the political economy community and encouraging collaboration across political economy research groups. The conference leverages the strong concentration of political economy scholars in the Chicago area, spanning business, law, and policy schools; and political science and economics departments. Rigorous theoretical, empirical, and experimental work in the field of political economy is highlighted in the programming.

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The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
The Keller Center
1307 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637



9:30 a.m. Breakfast Available

9:50 a.m. Welcome

10:00 a.m. Politics in the Firm, Edoardo Teso

11:00 a.m. Media Capture: A Bayesian Persuasion Approach, Arda Gitmez

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. 80 Euro for a Vote? The Political Economy of Redistributive Transfers. Evidence from the Italian EITC, Silvia Vannutelli

2:15 p.m. Initial Conditions and Political Resistance in a Budding Dictatorship: Evidence from the GDR, Luis Martinez

3:15 p.m. Coffee Break

3:45 p.m. Fire Alarm Fatigue: How Politicians Evade Accountability, Robert Gulotty

4:45 p.m. Markets, Conflict and Incumbent Tenure: Evidence from Turkey's Kurdish Insurgency, Emine Denize

5:55 p.m. Shuttle departs for dinner

6:00 p.m. Dinner at Nella, 1125 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615