SI 2020 Economics of National Security

Eli Berman, Organizer

July 20, 2020


Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 20
11:00 am
Kyle Greenberg, United States Military Academy at West Point
Matthew Gudgeon, United States Military Academy
Adam Isen, Department of the Treasury
Corbin Miller, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Richard W. Patterson, Brigham Young University

Army Service in the All-Volunteer Era
Discussant: Joshua Angrist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
12:00 pm
Daniel Indacochea, University of Toronto

A Farewell to Army Segregation: The Effects of Racial Integration During the Korean War (slides)
Discussant: Kevin Lang, Boston University and NBER (slides)
1:00 pm
Rodrigo Carril
Andres Gonzalez Lira, PUC-Chile
Michael Walker, United States Military Academy

Competition and Contract Performance: Evidence from US Defense Procurement (slides)
Discussant: Decio Coviello, HEC Montreal (slides)
2:00 pm
Virtual Lunch
3:00 pm
Thiemo R. Fetzer, University of Warwick
Pedro CL. Souza, Queen Mary University of London
Oliver Vanden Eynde, Paris School of Economics
Austin L. Wright, University of Chicago

Security Transitions (slides)
Discussant: Gerard Padró I Miquel, Yale University and NBER
4:00 pm
Paolo Bertolotti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fotini Christia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ali Jadbabaie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Social Network Effects of Drone Strikes (slides)
Discussant: Jacob N. Shapiro, Princeton University (slides)
5:00 pm
Virtual Happy Hour
6:30 pm