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SI 2015 Economics of National Security

Martin S. Feldstein and Eli Berman, Organizers

July 20, 2015

Skyline Rooms
Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA



Monday, July 20

9:00 am

Coffee and pastries

9:30 am

Christopher Blattman, Columbia University and NBER
Julian C. Jamison, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Margaret Sheridan, Harvard Medical School
Reducing Crime and Violence: Experimental Evidence on Adult Non-cognitive Investments in Liberia

Discussant: Vincent Pons, Harvard University

10:15 am

Andrew C. Shaver, Princeton University
Jacob N. Shapiro, Princeton University
The Effect of Civilian Casualties on Wartime Informing: Evidence from the Iraq War.

Discussant: Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, University of Chicago

11:00 am


11:15 am

Eli Berman, University of California at San Diego and NBER
Mitch Downey, University of California at San Diego
Joseph Felter, Stanford University
Expanding Governance as Development: Evidence on Child Nutrition in the Philippines

Discussant: Christopher Blattman, Columbia University and NBER

12:00 noon


1:00 pm

Thorsten Rogall, IIES, Stockholm
Mobilizing the Masses for Genocide

Discussant: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

1:45 pm

Jeffrey Friedman, Dartmouth College
Joshua D. Baker, University of Pennsylvania
Barbara A. Mellers, IUniversity of Pennsylvania
Philip E. Tetlock, Leonore University of Pennsylvania
Richard Zeckhauser, Harvard University
The Value of Precision in Geopolitical Forecasting: Empirical Foundations for Intelligence Analysts and Foreign Policy Decision Making

Discussant: Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan and NBER

2:30 pm


2:45 pm

Filipe R. Campante, Harvard University and NBER
David H. Yanagizawa-Drott, Harvard University and NBER
The Intergenerational Transmission of War

Discussant: Samuel Bazzi, Boston University

3:30 pm

Oliver Vanden Eynde, Paris School of Economics
Mining Royalties and Incentives for Law and Order: Evidence from India's Red Corridor

Discussant: Christopher Woodruff, University of Warwick and NBER

4:15 pm