Political Economy Program Meeting

Alberto F. Alesina, Organizer

November 3, 2017


Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, November 2
7:00 pm
Group Dinner - Bambara Restaurant at Hotel Marlowe
(across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)
Friday, November 3
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University and NBER
Melanie Meng Xue, London School of Economics

Discussant: Benjamin Enke, Harvard University and NBER
10:00 am
10:15 am
Paola Giuliano, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Nathan Nunn, University of British Columbia and NBER

Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change
Discussant: Gérard Roland, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
11:15 am
Alberto F. Alesina, Harvard University
Bryony Reich, Northwestern University
Alessandro Riboni, École Polytechnique

Nation-Building, Nationalism and Wars
Discussant: Raquel Fernández, New York University and NBER
12:15 pm
Lunch - Skyline Room DE
1:15 pm
Julia Cage, Sciences Po
Yasmine Bekkouche, Paris School of Economics

The Price of a Vote: Evidence from France, 1993-2014
Discussant: Vincent Pons, Harvard University and NBER
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
Ufuk Akcigit, University of Chicago and NBER
Salomé Baslandze, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Francesca Lotti, Bank of Italy

Connecting to Power: Political Connections, Innovation, and Firm Dynamics
Discussant: Matteo Maggiori, Stanford University and NBER
3:30 pm
James E. Alt, Harvard University
Sebastian Barfort, London School of Economics
David Lassen, University of Copenhagen

The Effect of Income and Unemployment Shocks on Political Preferences
Discussant: Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University and NBER
4:45 pm