SI 2016 Political Economy Workshop

Alberto F. Alesina, Organizer

July 18-19, 2016

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 18
9:00 am
Anna Maria Mayda, Georgetown University
Giovanni Peri, University of California, Davis and NBER
Walter Steingress, Bank of Canada

Immigration to the U.S.: A problem for the Republicans or the Democrats?
10:15 am
Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford University and NBER
Jesse M. Shapiro, Harvard University and NBER
Matt Taddy, Amazon

Measuring Polarization in High-Dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional Speech
11:15 am
Ricardo Perez-Truglia, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

The Effects of Income Transparency on Well-Being: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
1:30 pm
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago and NBER
Georgy Egorov, Northwestern University and NBER
Robert T. Jensen, Yale University and NBER

Cool to be Smart or Smart to be Cool? Understanding Peer Pressure in Education
2:45 pm
Samuel A. Bazzi, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Matthew Gudgeon, United States Military Academy

Local Government Proliferation, Diversity, and Conflict
3:45 pm
Ernesto Dal Bó, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Frederico Finan, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Olle Folke, Uppsala University

Who Becomes a Politician?
Tuesday, July 19
9:00 am
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Leopoldo Fergusson, Universidad de los Andes
James A. Robinson, University of Chicago and NBER
Dario Romero, Columbia University
Juan F. Vargas, Universidad del Rosario

The Perils of Top-down State Building: Evidence from Colombia’s False Positives
10:15 am
Alessandra Bonfiglioli, Queen Mary University of London
Gino Gancia, Queen Mary University of London

Economic Uncertainty and Structural Reforms
11:15 am
Andrea Guariso, LICOS
Thorsten Rogall, University of British Columbia

Rainfall Inequality, Political Power, and Ethnic Conflict in Africa
1:30 pm
Laurent Bouton, Georgetown University and NBER
Alessandro Lizzeri, Princeton University and NBER
Nicola Persico, Northwestern University and NBER

The Political Economy of Debt and Entitlements
2:45 pm
Jose G. Montalvo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Marta Reynal-Querol, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Ethnic Diversity and Growth: Revisiting the Evidence
3:45 pm
Raphael Franck, Hebrew University
Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University and NBER

The Consequences of the French Revolution in the Short and Longue Durée