2015 Political Economy Conference

Sponsored by the Program for Economic Research and the Department of Political Science at Columbia University
 
The conference will take place in 1501 International Affairs Building, located at 420 West 118th Street between Amsterdam and Morningside Avenues.
 
Friday, December 11, 2015
9:30-10:15

Registration and Light Breakfast

10:15-11:15
Kristopher Ramsay (Princeton), "Optimal Domestic Constraints in International Crises"
Discussant: Alastair Smith (New York University)
11:15-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-12:30
Murat Iyigun (Colorado), Nathan Nunn (Harvard), Nancy Qian (Yale) "Agricultural Productivity, Conflict and State Size: Evidence from Potatoes, 1400-1900”
Discussant: David Stasavage (New York University)
12:30-1:45Lunch
1:45-2:45
Luigi Iovino (Bocconi) and Mikhail Golosov (Princeton);  "Social Insurance, Information Revelation, and Lack of Commitment”
Discussant: Ali Shourideh (University of Pennsylvania)
2:45-3:00Coffee Break
3:00-4:00
Alejandro Corvalan (Universidad Diego Portales), Pablo Querubin (NYU),Sergio Vicente (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid);  "You Can Vote but You Can’t Run: Suffrage Extension, Eligibility Restrictions and Democracy"
Discussant: Pedro Dal Bo (Brown University)
4:00-4:15Coffee Break
4:15-5:15
Masayoshi Hayashi (University of Tokyo), Mavashi Nishikawa (Aoyama Gakuin University), Eric Weese (Yale), "Inefficiency and Self-Determination: Simulation-based evidence from Meiji Japan"
Discussant: Matias Iaryczower (Princeton)
  
  
 
Each session consists of 45 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion and 5 minutes of Q&A.
 
Directions to the International Affairs building are available here.