SI 2019 Economics of National Security

Eli Berman, Organizer

July 22, 2019

University Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 22
8:30 am
Coffee and pastries
9:00 am
Yael Elster, University of Haifa

Rockets and Votes (slides)
9:45 am
Samuel Bazzi, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Gabriel Koehler-Derrick, New York University, Abu Dhabi
Benjamin Marx, Boston University

The Institutional Foundations of Religious Politics: Evidence from Indonesia
10:30 am
10:45 am
Nikita Melnikov, Nova School of Business and Economics
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla, Stanford University
Maria M. Sviatschi, Princeton University and NBER

Gangs, Labor Mobility, and Development
11:30 am
Sasha Romanosky, RAND Corporation
Benjamin Boudreaux, RAND

Private Sector Attribution of Cyber Incidents: Benefits and Risks to the U.S. Government
12:15 pm
1:15 pm
Austin L. Wright, University of Chicago
Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago

Information Operations Increase Civilian Security Cooperation and Support For Reintegration (slides)
2:00 pm
Joseph-Simon Goerlach, Bocconi University
Marco Alfano, University of Strathclyde

Terrorism, Education, and the Role of Expectations: Evidence from Al-Shabaab Attacks in Kenya
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
Achyuta Adhvaryu, University of California, San Diego and NBER
James E. Fenske, University of Warwick
Gaurav Khanna, University of California, San Diego
Anant Nyshadham, University of Michigan and NBER

Resources, Conflict, and Economic Development in Africa
3:45 pm
Kai Gehring, University of Bern
Lennart Kaplan, DIE
Melvin H. L. Wong, Hannover University

China and the World Bank – How Contrasting Development Approaches affect the Stability of African States
4:30 pm