Political Economy Conference

Sponsored by the Program for Economic Research and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy

The conference will take place in 1512 International Affairs Building, located at 420 West 118th Street between Amsterdam and Morningside Avenues.


9:00-9:40       Light Breakfast

9:40-9:50       Introductions

9:50-11:00     Matthew Gentzkow (Chicago), "Do Newspapers Serve the State?"(with Jesse Shapiro, Nathan Petek and Michael Sinkinson)

                         Discussion by Andrea Prat (Columbia)


11:00-11:15   Coffee break


11:15-12:25   Rebecca Morton (NYU), "The Secret Ballot and Ethical Voting" (with Kai Ou)

                         Discussion by Pedro Dal Bo (Brown)


12:25-1:40     Lunch


1:40-2:50       Sourav Bhattacharya (Pittsburgh), "A Possibility Theorem on Information Aggregation in Elections" (with Paulo Barelli)

                        Discussion by Wolfgang Pesendorfer (Princeton)


2:50-4:00       Jim Snyder (Harvard), "Primary Elections and the Quality of Elected Officials" (with Shigeo Hirano)

                        Discussion by Marc Meredith (U-Penn)


4:00-4:15       Coffee break


4:15-5:25       Laurent Bouton (Georgetown), "Get Rid of Unanimity" (with Aniol Llorente-Saguer and Frederic Malherbe)

                        Discussion by Ignacio Esponda (NYU)


6:30                Dinner for speakers and discussants


Each session consists of a 50 minute presentation, 10 minutes of discussion and 10 minutes of Q&A.  A PDF of the conference program can be downloaded here.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Navin Kartik or Massimo Morelli.  Registration for this conference is now full, please contact Juliana Capaldi if you would like to be placed on the waitlist.

Directions to the International Affairs Building are available here