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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

 

Political Economy Program Meeting

 

Alberto F. Alesina, Organizer

 

October 23, 2015

 

Royal Sonesta Hotel

40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard

Cambridge, MA

PROGRAM

 

Thursday, October 22:

7:00 pm

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

Friday,á October 23:

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Oded Galor, Brown University and NBER
Marc Klemp, Brown University
Roots of Autocracy

Discussant:
David Yanagizawa-Drott, Harvard University and NBER

10:00 am

Break

10:15 am

Filip Matějka, CERGE-EI
Guido Tabellini, IGIER

Electoral Competition with Rationally Inattentive Voters

Discussant:
Leeat Yariv, California Institute of Technology

11:15 am

Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago and NBER
Robin Burgess, London School of Economics
Arunish Chawla, Government of India
Guo Xu, London School of Economics
Determinants and Consequences of Bureaucrat Effectiveness: Evidence from the Indian Administrative Service

Discussant:
Rohini Pande, Harvard University and NBER

12:15 pm

Lunch

1:15 pm

Alberto Bisin, New York University and NBER
Thierry Verdier, Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques
On the Joint Evolution of Culture and Institutions

Discussant:
Pedro Dal Bo, Brown University and NBER

2:15 pm

Break

2:30 pm

Luigi Guiso, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
Gabriele Gratton, University of New South Wales
Claudio Michelacci, CEMFI
Massimo Morelli, Columbia University and NBER
From Weber to Kafka: Political Activism and the Emergence of an Inef´Čücient Bureaucracy

Discussant: Jesse Shapiro, Brown University and NBER

3:30 pm

Sharun Mukand, University of Warwick
Dani Rodrik, Harvard University and NBER
The Political Economy of Liberal Democracy

Discussant:
Jeffry Frieden, Harvard University

4:30 pm

Adjourn