Political Economy Program Meeting

Katherine Casey, Alessandro Lizzeri, and Pierre Yared, Organizers

October 14-15, 2021

on Zoom.us

Conference Code of Conduct

2:22 pm
Lightning Round on the Media
2:30 pm
2:30 pm
3:45 pm
Social gathering on Wonder
Thursday, October 14
1:30 pm
Martin Beraja, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Andrew Kao, Harvard University
David Y. Yang, Harvard University and NBER
Noam Yuchtman, London School of Economics

AI-tocracy: the Symbiosis of Autocrats and Innovators
Discussant: Nancy Qian, Northwestern University and NBER
2:30 pm
Lightning Round on the Media
2:45 pm
Julia Cagé, Sciences Po
Nicolas Hervé, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel
Béatrice Mazoyer, CentraleSupélec

Social Media and Newsroom Production Decisions
3:05 pm
Charles Angelucci, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Andrea Prat, Columbia University

Is Journalistic Truth Dead? Measuring How Informed Voters Are about Political News
3:25 pm
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago and NBER
Georgy Egorov, Northwestern University and NBER
Ruben Enikolopov, New Economic School
Maria Petrova, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Social Media and Xenophobia: Theory and Evidence from Russia
3:45 pm
Social gathering online
Friday, October 15
1:30 pm
Steven Callander, Stanford University
Dana Foarta, Stanford University
Takuo Sugaya, Stanford University

Market Competition and Political Influence: An Integrated Approach
Discussant: Juan M. Ortner, Boston University
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
Jorg L. Spenkuch, Northwestern University and NBER
Edoardo Teso, Northwestern University
Guo Xu, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Ideology and Performance in Public Organizations
Discussant: John M. de Figueiredo, Duke University and NBER
4:00 pm
Panel Discussion: The State of Liberal Democracy
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Glenn Loury, Brown University
Condoleezza Rice, Stanford University
Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Paris School of Economics
Moderator: Pierre Yared, Columbia University and NBER
5:00 pm