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Economics of Culture and Institutions Meeting


Alberto Bisin and Paola Giuliano, Organizers


April 11, 2015


Royal Sonesta Hotel

Riverfront Room

40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.

Cambridge, MA




Friday, April 10:

6:00 pm

Group Dinner at Bambara Restaurant, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA (across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)

Saturday, April 11:

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Oded Galor, Brown University and NBER
Ömer Özak, Southern Methodist University
The Agricultural Origins of Time Preference

Uwe Sunde, University of St. Gallen

9:50 am

Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Matthew Jackson, Stanford University
Social Norms and the Enforcement of Laws

Discussant: Michele Boldrin,
Washington University in St Louis

10:40 am


11:00 am

Daniel Chen, ETH Zurich
Susan Yeh, George Mason University
How Do Rights Revolutions Occur? Free Speech and the First Amendment

Ilyana Kuziemko from Princeton University and NBER

11:40 am

Yihui Pan, University of Utah
Stephan Siegel, University of Washington
Tracy Yue Wang, University of Minnesota
The Cultural Origin of Preferences: CEO Cultural Heritage and Corporate Investment

Nico Voigtlaender, University of California and NBER

12:30 pm

Lunch – Somerset Room

1:30 pm

Eugenio Proto, Warwick University
Aldo Rustichini, University of Minnesota

Andis Sofianos, Warwick University
Higher Intelligence Groups Have Higher Cooperation Rates in the Repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma

Discussant: Andrew Schotter, New York University

2:20 pm


2:40 pm

Giovanni Mastrobuoni, University of Essex
Daniele Terlizzese, Bank of Italy
Rehabilitating Rehabilitation: Prison Conditions and Recidivism


Discussant: Naci Mocan, Louisiana State University and NBER

3:30 pm

Jeffrey Butler, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
Pierluigi Conzo, University of Turin
Martin A. Leroch, University of Mainz
Social Identity and Punishment

Discussant: Pedro dal
, Brown University and NBER

4:20 pm