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SI 2018 Political Economy

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Alberto F. Alesina, Organizer

July 16-17, 2018

Parkview Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 16
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER
Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto, CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, IPEG and Barcelona GSE
Fundamental Errors in the Voting Booth
Discussant: Laurent Bouton, Georgetown University and NBER
10:00 am
Break
10:30 am
Benjamin Enke, Harvard University and NBER
Moral Values and Voting
Discussant: Jesse M. Shapiro, Brown University and NBER
11:30 am
Alex W. Cappelen, Norwegian School of Economics
Ingar K. Haaland, University of Bergen
Bertil Tungodden, Norwegian School of Economics
Beliefs about Behavioral Responses to Taxation
Discussant: Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University and NBER
12:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
Roland Bénabou, Princeton University and NBER
Armin Falk, University of Bonn
Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics
Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning
Discussant: Alessandro Lizzeri, New York University and NBER
2:20 pm
Break
3:00 pm
Vasiliki Fouka, Stanford University
Shom Mazumder, Harvard University
Marco Tabellini, Harvard University
From Immigrants to Americans: Race, Status, and Assimilation During the Great Migration
Discussant: Imran Rasul, University College London
4:00 pm
Bruno Caprettini, University of Zurich
Fabio S. Schmidt-Fischbach, University of Oxford
Hans-Joachim Voth, University of Zurich
From Welfare To Warfare: New Deal Spending and Patriotism During World War Ii
Discussant: Alessandro Riboni, École Polytechnique
5:00 pm
Adjourn
Tuesday, July 17
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago and NBER
Matilde Bombardini, University of British Columbia and NBER
Raymond Fisman, Boston University and NBER
Francesco Trebbi, University of British Columbia and NBER
Tax-Exempt Lobbying: Corporate Philanthropy as a Tool for Political Influence
Discussant: Brian G. Knight, Brown University and NBER
10:00 am
Break
10:30 am
Matteo Cervellati, University of Bologna
Sara Lazzaroni, University of Bologna
Giovanni Prarolo, University of Bologna
Paolo Vanin, University of Bologna
Sovereign Polities and Pre-Industrial Development: Theory and Evidence for Europe 1000-1850
Discussant: Hans-Joachim Voth, University of Zurich
11:30 am
Germán Gutiérrez, New York University
Thomas Philippon, New York University and NBER
How EU Markets Became More Competitive Than US Markets: A Study of Institutional Drift
Discussant: Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago and NBER
12:30 pm
Lunch
Afternoon session joint with the Income Distribution and Macroeconomics group
1:30 pm
Alessandra Fogli, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Veronica Guerrieri, University of Chicago and NBER
The End of the American Dream? Inequality and Segregation in US Cities
Discussant: Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER
2:30 pm
Break
3:00 pm
Alberto F. Alesina, Harvard University and NBER
Sebastian Hohmann, Stockholm School of Economics SITE
Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University and NBER
Elias Papaioannou, London Business School
Educational Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility in Africa
Discussant: Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University and NBER
4:00 pm
Ying Bai, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ruixue Jia, University of California at San Diego and NBER
The Oriental City: Political Hierarchy and Regional Development in China, AD1000-2000
Discussant: Xiaoxue Zhao, Wesleyan University
5:00 pm
Adjourn
 
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