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These seminars are held on Tuesdays in term time at 14:00-15:30 in room 32L 1.04 (1st floor, 32 Lincolns Inn Fields, London), unless specified otherwise. They are co-organised with LSE's Department of Government

Entry is on a first-come first-served basis. No registration is required but places are limited. 

Seminar organisers: Dr Rafael Hortala-Vallve and Dr Stephane Wolton

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Tuesday  25 April 2017  14:00 - 15:30

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Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson University)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Tuesday  10 January 2017  14:00 - 15:30

When Order Affects Performance: Behavioural Spillovers and Institutional Path Dependence

Jenna Bednar (University of Michigan) , joint with Scott E Page

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Tuesday  17 January 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Presidential Prescriptions for State Policy: Obama's Race to the Top Initiative

William Howell (University of Chicago) , joint with Asya Magazinnik

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32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Tuesday  24 January 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Roman Roads to Prosperity: The Long-Run Impact of Infrastructure on Economic Activity

Ola Olsson (University of Gothenburg)

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Tuesday  31 January 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Abortion, Environment, Guns: How Single-Minded Voters Shape Politicians' Decisions

Paola Conconi (ECARES) , joint with Laurent Bouton, Francisco Pino and Maurizio Zanardi

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


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Tuesday  07 February 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Office-Selling, Corruption, and Long Term Development in Peru

Jenny Guardado (Georgetown University)

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32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Tuesday  14 February 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Leadership or Luck: An Analysis of World Leaders, Governors, and Mayors

Christopher Berry (Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago)

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Tuesday  21 February 2017  14:00 - 15:30

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Andrea Tesei (Queen Mary)

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Tuesday  28 February 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Deterrence and counter deterrence in the fight against global terror

Scott Tyson (University of Michigan) , joint with Livio Di Lonardo

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Tuesday  07 March 2017  14:00 - 15:30

A Taste for Polarization? Uncertainty, Legislative Agendas, and Preferences Over Representatives

John Patty (University of Chicago)

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Tuesday  14 March 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Inequality and Redistribution Behaviour in a Give-or-Take Game

Ken Scheve (Stanford University) , joint with Michael Bechtel and Roman Liesch

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Tuesday  21 March 2017  14:00 - 15:30

Democratizing the Party: The Effects of Primary Election Reforms in Ghana

Nahomi Ichino (University of Michigan) , joint with Noah L. Nathan

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Political parties in new democracies increasingly use primaries to select legislative candidates. But we know little about how internal party procedures shape the field of politicians who seek elected office in patronage-oriented political systems. We propose that democratizing candidate selection by expanding the primary electorate has two consequences: the electorate will have more diverse preferences and vote buying will become a less effective strategy. These changes, in turn, affect the types of politicians who seek and win legislative nominations. We construct an original dataset to analyze the impacts of recent reforms to primary rules by one of the major parties in Ghana. We show that expanding the primary electorate opened paths to office for politicians from groups that were previously excluded, including women, members of local non-plurality ethnic groups, and members of ethnic groups outside a party's core coalition.


32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
There are also future events listed for this series. Please see Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminars listed for Next Term