Cowles-CSAP Conference on Political Economy

The Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics and the Center for the Study of American Politics (CSAP) are teaming up to host a conference on political economy at Yale University on Friday, December 4, 2015.  The daylong conference is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) located at 77 Prospect Street in New Haven, Connecticut.  Six presentations will feature the work of distinguished scholars in the field.  Please REGISTER HERE to attend.

(Printable Schedule and Map in PDF)

Conference Schedule - December 4, 2015

Yale University, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT  [Map]

8:30 am Continental Breakfast, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A001
9:00 am Erik Snowberg, Economics & Political Science, Caltech
“Econographics and Political Attitudes: Evidence from Nation-wide, Incentivized, Surveys”
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:15 am Thomas Fujiwara, Economics, Princeton University
“Votes, Seats, and Bargaining in Government Formation” (With Carlos Sanz)
11:15 am Coffee Break
11:30 am Renee Bowen, Economics, Stanford University
Collective Choice in Dynamic Public Good Provision: Real versus Formal Authority” (With George Georgiadis and Nicolas S. Lambert)
12:30 pm Lunch Break
1:45 pm Avidit Acharya, Political Science, Stanford University
“Path Dependence in European Development: Medieval Politics, Conflict and State Building”
2:45 pm Coffee Break
3:00 pm Elizabeth Maggie Penn, Political Science, University of Chicago
“A Strategic Theory of Polarization”
4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:15 pm Alexander Hirsch, Political Science, Caltech
The Lobbyist’s Dilemma” (With B. Pablo Montagnes)
5:15 pm Closing Remarks
5:30 pm Adjournment and Free Time
6:30-8:30 Conference Dinner at Thai Taste, 1151 Chapel Street, (203) 776-9802
[See map / Walking directions from OMNI]

This conference is under the direction of Yale faculty organizers: Larry Samuelson, Alan Gerber, Gregory Huber and Ebonya Washington.