Political Economy Program Meeting

Gerard Padró I Miquel and Jesse M. Shapiro, Organizers

October 30-31, 2020

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, October 30
9:55 am
Welcome
10:00 am
Pauline Grosjean, University of New South Wales
Federico Masera, University of New South Wales
Hasin Yousaf, University of New South Wales

Whistle the Racist Dogs: Political Campaigns and Police Stops
Discussant: Conrad Miller, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
10:50 am
Break
11:20 am
Elliott Ash, ETH Zurich
Daniel Chen, Toulouse School of Economics
Suresh Naidu, Columbia University and NBER

Ideas have Consequences: The Impact of Law and Economics on American Justice
Discussant: Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan and NBER
12:10 pm
Break
12:40 pm
Yiming Cao, Stanford University

The Social Costs of Patronage Ties: Lessons from a Devastating Earthquake
Discussant: Nancy Qian, Northwestern University and NBER
1:30 pm
Break
2:00 pm
Belinda Archibong, Columbia University
Nonso Obikili, Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA)

Prison Labor: The Price of Prisons and the Lasting Effects of Incarceration
Discussant: Bryce Steinberg, Brown University and NBER
2:50 pm
Break
3:20 pm
Ahmet Arda Gitmez, Bilkent University
Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago
Austin L. Wright, University of Chicago

Political Economy of Crisis Response
Discussant: Debraj Ray, New York University and NBER
4:10 pm
Break
4:40 pm
Adjourn
Saturday, October 31
9:55 am
Welcome
10:00 am
Mattia Nardotto, KU Leuven
Sandra Sequeira, London School of Economics

Identity, Media and Consumer Behavior
Discussant: Moses Shayo, Hebrew University
10:50 am
Break
11:20 am
Special Panel Session on Economists in Elected Office
Luis Garicano, IE Business School
Johanna Mollerstrom, George Mason University
Tommaso Nannicini, Università Bocconi

Moderator: Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago and NBER
12:10 pm
Break
12:40 pm
Renee Bowen, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Danil Dmitriev, University of California, San Diego
Simone Galperti, University of California, San Diego

Learning from Shared News: When Abundant Information Leads to Belief Polarization
Discussant: Evan Sadler, Columbia University
1:30 pm
Break
2:00 pm
Filipe R. Campante, Johns Hopkins University and NBER
Emilio Depetris-Chauvin, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Ruben Durante, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The Virus of Fear: The Political Impact of Ebola in the U.S.
Discussant: Joshua Kalla, Yale University
2:50 pm
Break
3:20 pm
Adjourn