SI 2019 Political Economy

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Alberto F. Alesina, Organizer

July 15-16, 2019

Parkview Room

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

Conference Code of Conduct

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 15
8:30 am
Coffee & Pastries
9:00 am
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago and NBER
Davide Cantoni, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
David Y. Yang, Harvard University
Noam Yuchtman, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Y. Jane Zhang
Persistent Political Engagement: Social Interactions and the Dynamics of Protest Movements
Discussant: Ricardo Perez-Truglia, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
10:00 am
10:30 am
Anne Sofie B. Knudsen, Lund University
Those Who Stayed: Individualism, Self-Selection and Cultural Change during the Age of Mass Migration (slides)
Discussant: Vasiliki Fouka, Stanford University
11:30 am
Pamela Jakiela, University of Maryland
Owen Ozier, The World Bank
Gendered Language
Discussant: Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University and NBER
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago and NBER
Matilde Bombardini, University of British Columbia and NBER
Raymond Fisman, Boston University and NBER
Bradley Hackinen, University of Western Ontario
Francesco Trebbi, University of British Columbia and NBER
Hall of Mirrors: Corporate Philanthropy and Strategic Advocacy
Discussant: Romain Wacziarg, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
Duman Bahrami-rad, Harvard University
Keeping It in the Family: Female Inheritance, Inmarriage, and the Status of Women
Discussant: Katherine Casey, Stanford University and NBER
4:00 pm
Samuel Bazzi, Boston University and NBER
Gabriel Koehler-Derrick, Harvard University
Benjamin Marx, Sciences Po
The Institutional Foundations of Religious Politics: Evidence from Indonesia
Discussant: Melissa Dell, Harvard University and NBER
5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 16
8:30 am
Coffee & Pastries
9:00 am
Joan Costa Font, London School of Economics
Anna Nicińska, University of Warsaw
Did Exposure to Soviet Communism Spur Pro-Social Behaviour? (slides)
Discussant: Benjamin Enke, Harvard University and NBER
10:00 am
10:30 am
Christine Laudenbach, Goethe University
Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi, University of Mannheim
Ulrike Malmendier, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
The Long-lasting Effects of Experiencing Communism on Financial Risk-Taking
Discussant: Ruben Enikolopov, Barcelona Institute of Political Economy and Governance
11:30 am
Enrico Cantoni, University of Bologna
Vincent Pons, Harvard University and NBER
Does Context Trump Individual Drivers of Voting Behavior? Evidence from U.S. Movers
Discussant: Ethan Kaplan, University of Maryland
12:30 pm
Afternoon Program Joint with Macroeconomics and Inequality in the Parkview Room
1:30 pm
Parkview Room
Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, University of Chicago and NBER
Kristof Titeca, University of Antwerp
Hierarchical Corruption
Discussant: Guilherme Lichand, University of Zurich
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
Parkview Room
Raquel Fernández, New York University and NBER
Sahar Parsa, New York University
Martina Viarengo, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Coming out in America: AIDS, Politics, and Cultural Change
Discussant: Georgy Egorov, Northwestern University and NBER
3:45 pm
Parkview Room
Christina Fong, Carnegie Mellon University
Panu Poutvaara, Ifo Institute for Economic Research
Redistributive Politics with Target-Specific Beliefs
Discussant: Edoardo Teso, Northwestern University
4:45 pm
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