Political Economy Program Meeting

Francesco Trebbi and Ebonya L. Washington, Organizers

April 22-23, 2021

on Zoom.us

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, April 22
Meeting format: Presentations 25 minutes. Discussion 15 minutes. Questions from the floor: 15 minutes
11:00 am
Bei Qin, Hong Kong Baptist University
David Stromberg, Stockholm University
Yanhui Wu, University of Hong Kong

Social Media and Protests in China
Discussant: Jaya Wen, Harvard University
12:00 pm
Break
12:15 pm
Pellumb Reshidi, Princeton University
Alessandro Lizzeri, Princeton University and NBER
Leeat Yariv, Princeton University and NBER
Jimmy Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Wing Suen, The University of Hong Kong

Individual and Collective Information Acquisition: An Experimental Study
Discussant: Marina Agranov, California Institute of Technology and NBER
1:15 pm
Break
1:45 pm
Abhay Aneja, University of California at Berkeley
Guo Xu, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

The Costs of Employment Segregation: Evidence from the Federal Government under Woodrow Wilson
Discussant: Warren Whatley, University of Michigan
2:45 pm
Break
3:00 pm
Thomas Fujiwara, Princeton University and NBER
Karsten Müller, National University of Singapore
Carlo Schwarz, Bocconi University

The Effect of Social Media on Elections: Evidence from the United States
Discussant: Roee Levy, Tel Aviv University
4:00 pm
Breakout Rooms
5:00 pm
Adjourn
Friday, April 23
Meeting format: Presentations 25 minutes. Discussion 15 minutes. Questions from the floor: 15 minutes
11:00 am
Ceren Baysan, University of Toronto

Persistent Polarizing Effects of Persuasion: Experimental Evidence from Turkey
Discussant: David H. Yanagizawa-Drott, University of Zurich
12:00 pm
Break
12:15 pm
Alexander Wolitzky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anton Kolotilin, University of New South Wales

The Economics of Partisan Gerrymandering
Discussant: Wioletta Dziuda, University of Chicago
1:15 pm
Break
1:45 pm
Alessandra Casella, Columbia University and NBER
Jeffrey Guo, Columbia University
Michelle Jiang, Columbia University

Minority Turnout and Representation under Cumulative Voting. An experiment.
Discussant: Pedro Dal Bó, Brown University and NBER
2:45 pm
Break
3:00 pm
Andrei Markevich, New Economics School
Natalya Naumenko, George Mason University
Nancy Qian, Northwestern University and NBER

The Political Economic Causes of the Soviet Great Famine, 1932–33
Discussant: Yuri Zhukov, University of Michigan
4:00 pm
Adjourn