London School of Economics The Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines LSE
The Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)

Past Seminars:
Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminar


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18 March 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Airpower and Coercion in Counterinsurgency Wars: Evidence from Afghanistan
Jason Lyall (Yale University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

11 March 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Politics and Administration
Michael Ting (Columbia University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

04 March 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Democracy Undone. Systematic Minority Advantage in Competitive Vote Markets
Alessandra Casella (Columbia University) , joint with Sebastien Turban
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

25 February 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Electoral Control and the Human Capital of Politicians
Carlo Prato (Georgetown University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

18 February 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Political Incentives to Privatize
Pablo Montagnes (Harris School of Public Policy)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

11 February 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Communication in Multilateral Bargaining
Marina Agranov (California Institute of Technology) , joint with Chloe Tergiman
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

04 February 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Correlation neglect, voting behaviour and polarization
Ronny Razin (London School of Economics) , joint with Gilat Levy
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

28 January 2014   16:00 - 17:30
The Impact of Unions on Workers' Political Preferences
Yotam Margalit (Columbia University) , joint with Sung Eun Kim
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

21 January 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Mandatory Versus Discretionary Spending
Hulya Eraslan (Johns Hopkins University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

14 January 2014   16:00 - 17:30
Posturing Electoral Incentives: Theory and Evidence from the US Congressional Records
CANCELLED
Massimo Morelli (Columbia University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

10 December 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Political Reform and Elite Persistence: Term Limits and Political Dynasties in the Philippines
Pablo Querubin (New York University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

03 December 2013   16:00 - 17:30
The Dictator’s Inner Circle
Francesco Trebbi (University of British Columbia) , joint with Patrick Francois and Ilia Rainer
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

28 November 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Are Voters Equal under Proportional Representation?
Orit Kedar (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Location: NAB LG.09
Alumni Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, New Academic Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ

26 November 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Voting to Tell Others
Stefano Della Vigna (Berkeley)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

19 November 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Imperfectly Informed Voters and Strategic Extremism
Enriqueta Aragones (Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica-CSIC and Barcelona-GSE) , joint with Dimitrios Xefteris
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

12 November 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Incumbency Disadvantage In Weak Party Systems: Evidence from Brazil
Rocio Titiunik (University of Michigan)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

05 November 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Ethnicity or Class? Identity Choice in Elections and its Implications for Redistribution
John Huber (Columbia University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

22 October 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Demand Slant: How abstention shapes voters choice of news media
Santiago Oliveros (University of Essex) , joint with Felix Vardy
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

15 October 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Do Legislators Cater to the Priorities of their Constituents?
Anthony Fowler (Harris School of Public Policy) , joint with Andrew B Hall
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

08 October 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Evaluating Competing Explanations for The Midterm Gap: A unified econometric approach with microfoundations
Brian Knight (Brown University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

30 April 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Primary Elections and the Quality of Elected Officials
James M Snyder Jr (Harvard) , joint with Shigeo Hirano
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

19 March 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Renewable Resource Shocks and Conflict in India's Maoist Belt
Shanker Satyanath (New York University) , joint with Kishore Gawande and Devesh Kapur
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

12 March 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Preemptive Policy Experimentation
Steve Callender (Stanford GSB)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

05 March 2013   16:00 - 17:30
The Lawmakers: Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress
Alan Wiseman (Vanderbilt)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

26 February 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Education and Human Capital Externalities: Evidence from Colonial Benin
Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

19 February 2013   16:00 - 17:30
Cross-border media and nationalism: Evidence from Serbian radio in Croatia
Maria Petrova (New Economic School, Moscow)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

04 December 2012   16:00 - 17:30
International Conventions and Non-State Actors: Selection, Signaling, and Reputation Effects
Kristian Gleditsch (University of Essex) , joint with Simon Hug, Livia Isabella Schubiger and Julian Wucherpfennig
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

27 November 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Transparency and Legislative Behavior
John Carey (Dartmouth College)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

20 November 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Credibility and Commitment in Crisis Bargaining
Kris Ramsay (Princeton University) , joint with Mark Fey and Adam Meirowitz
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

13 November 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Procedural Choice in Majoritarian Organizations
Daniel Diermeier (Northwestern University) , joint with Carlo Prato and Razvan Vlaicu
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

30 October 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Information & Contestation: A Formal Model of Notice and Comment
Sean Gailmard (Berkeley) , joint with John Patty
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

23 October 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Ethnic Inequality
Alberto Alesina (Harvard University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

16 October 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Contracts Between Friends: Alliances, Reputation and International Politics
Erik Gartzke (UCSD)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

09 October 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Marketing sovereign promises: The English model
Gary Cox (Stanford University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

13 March 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Markovian Elections
John Duggan (Rochester) , joint with Jean Guillaume Forand
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

06 March 2012   16:00 - 17:30
To Vote or to Abstain? An Experimental Study of Rational and Normative Considerations Under First Past the Post and PR Elections
Andre Blais (University of Montreal) , joint with Jean-Benoit Pilet, Karine van der Straeten, Jean-François Laslier,and Maxime Héroux-Legault
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

28 February 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Vote Trading with and without Party Leaders
Thomas Palfrey (CalTech) , joint with Alessandra Casella and Sebastien Turban
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

21 February 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Information Revelation and (Anti-)Pandering in Elections
Navin Kartik (Columbia) , joint with Francesco Squintani and Katrin Tinn
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

14 February 2012   16:00 - 17:30
The Treaty of Lisbon and European Union Trade Policy: A Political-Economic Analysis
Christophe Crombez (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

07 February 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Money in Judicial Politics: Individual Contributions and Collective Decisions
Matias Laryczower
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

31 January 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Female representation but male rule? Elite entrenchment, gender quotas and the political glass ceiling
Olle Folke
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

24 January 2012   16:00 - 17:30
Divided Majority and Information Aggregation: A Laboratory Experiment
Laurent Bouton (Boston University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

17 January 2012   16:00 - 17:30
The Total Survey Error Paradigm and Pre-election Polls: The Case of the 2006 Italian General Election
Laura Fumagalli (University of Essex) , joint with Emanuela Sala
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

10 January 2012   16:00 - 17:30
The impact of elections on cooperation: Evidence from a lab in the field experiment in Uganda
Guy Grossman (Princeton) , joint with Delia Baldassarri
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

06 December 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Assessing Racial Discrimination in Parole Release
Nicholas Sahaguet (HEC Montreal) , joint with Stéphane Mechoulan, Dalhousie University
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

29 November 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Markov Voting Equilibria: Theory and Applications
Georgy Egorov (Northwestern)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

22 November 2011   16:00 - 17:30
The Self-Defeating Rationale for Torture
Sandeep Baliga (Northwestern) , joint with Jeffrey C. Ely
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

15 November 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Is Political Behavior Better Explained Using Self-Confirming Equilibria?
Arthur Lupia (Michigan)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

08 November 2011   16:00 - 17:30
TBC
Randy Stone (Rochester)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

01 November 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Dynastic Leaders and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence
Tim Besley (EOPP, LSE) , joint with Marta Reynal-Querol
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

25 October 2011   16:00 - 17:30
TBC
Robert Powell (Berkeley)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

18 October 2011   16:00 - 17:30
TBC
Peter Rosendorff (NYU)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

11 October 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Should Audiences Cost? Optimal Domestic Constraints in International Crises
Scott Ashworth (Chicago)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

04 October 2011   16:00 - 17:30
TBC
Joan Esteban (Barcelona)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

22 March 2011   16:00 - 17:30
A Theory of Shared Values
Maggie Penn (Washington University, St Louis)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

15 March 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Media and Polarization
Felipe Campante (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University) , joint with Daniel Hojman, Harvard University
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

08 March 2011   16:00 - 17:30
TBC
Riccardo Puglisi (Universita di Padua)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

01 March 2011   16:00 - 17:30
A Political Agency Model for Coat-tail Voting
Galina Zudenkova (Carlos III University of Madrid)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

22 February 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Tenure in Office and Public Procurement
Stefano Gagliarducci (University of Roma II Tor Vergata) , joint with Decio Coviello, University of Roma II Tor Vergata
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

15 February 2011   16:00 - 17:30
TBC
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (Harris School, University of Chicago)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

08 February 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Measuring Ethnic Voting: The political context and the politicization of ethnicity
John Huber (Columbia University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

01 February 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Coalition Formation and Political Decision Making: Evidence from Finnish Municipal Mergers
Janne Tukiainen (HECER and VATT, STICERD visitor) , joint with Tuukka Saarimaa, VATT
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

25 January 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Challengers, Democratic Consolidation and Electoral Accountability
Ken Schotts (Graduate School of Business, Stanford University) , joint with Scott Ashworth
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

18 January 2011   16:00 - 17:30
Caste, Political Parties and Distribution in Indian Village Councils
Thad Dunning (Yale University) , joint with Janhavi Nilekani (Harvard University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

07 December 2010   16:00 - 17:30
TBC
Andy Eggers (Yale University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

30 November 2010   16:00 - 17:30
TBC
Shigeo Hirano (Columbia University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

23 November 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Comparative Politics with Endogenous Intra-Party Discipline
Micael Castanheira (University of Brussles (ULB)) , joint with Benoit Crutzen
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

16 November 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Testing proposer and voter rationality
Tasos Kalandrakis (University of Rochester)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

09 November 2010   16:00 - 17:30
A political theory of populism
Konstatin Sonin (New Economic School, Moscow) , joint with Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Georgy Egorov (Northwestern)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

02 November 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Islamic Rule and the Emancipation of the Poor
Erik Myersson (IIES, Stockholm, and EOPP Visitor)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

26 October 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Workers of the World, Unite! Franchise Extensions and the Threat of Revolution in Europe, 1820-1938.
Toke Aidt (University of Cambridge)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

19 October 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Mediocracy
Andrea Mattozzi (CalTech and AUB)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

12 October 2010   16:00 - 17:30
Commercial Imperialis? Political influence and trade during the Cold War
Shanker Satyanath (New York University) , joint with Daniel Berger, William Easterly and Nathan Nunn
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

08 December 2009   16:00 - 17:30
TBC
Arthur Spirling (Harvard)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

01 December 2009   15:30 - 17:00
TBC
Christopher Kam (University of British Columbia)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

24 November 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Sociotropic Voting and the Media
Erik Snowberg (California Institute of Technology) , joint with Stephen Ansolabehere (Harvard University) and Marc Meredith (University of Pennsylvania)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

17 November 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Competing on Good Politicians
Tommaso Nannicini (Bocconi University) , joint with Vincenzo Galasso, Bocconi University
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

10 November 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Political Bias in Economic Perceptions
Piero Stanig (LSE)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

03 November 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Culture Wars, Voting and Polarization: Divisions and Unities in Modern American Politics
Andrew Gelman (Columbia University)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

17 March 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Bargaining, Institutions, and War with Endogenous Strength
Adam Meirowitz (Princeton)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

10 March 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Exchange Rate Regime Choice with Multiple Key Currencies
Thomas Plümper (Essex University) , joint with Eric Neumayer, London School of Economics and Political Science
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

03 March 2009   16:00 - 17:30
The Effect of Voter Identification Laws on Turnout
Jonathan Katz (Caltech.)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

24 February 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Competence and Ideology
Francesco Squintani (Warwick University) , joint with Dan Bernhardt and Odilon Camara (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

17 February 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Do the Advantages of Incumbency Advantage Incumbents?
Sanford Gordon (NYU) , joint with Dimitri Landa (NYU)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

10 February 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Endogenous Birth and Death of Political Parties in Dynamic Party Competition
Michael Laver (NYU) , joint with Ernest Sergenti, New York University, and Michel Schilperoord, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

04 February 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Welfare and Paternalism
Nolan McCarty (Princeton) , joint with Stu Jordan (University of Rochester)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

20 January 2009   16:00 - 17:30
Public Disclosure, Private Revelation or Silence: Whistleblowing Incentives and Managerial Policy
David Austen Smith (Northwestern) , joint with Tim Feddersen, Northwestern University
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

02 December 2008   16:00 - 17:30
Beyond Muddling Through: Institutions, Accountability, and Endogenous Bureaucratic Expertise
Sean Gailmard (Berkeley)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

25 November 2008   15:30 - 17:00
Let the Experts Decide: Asymmetric Information, Abstention, and Coordination on Committees
Rebecca Morton (NYU) , joint with Jean-Robert Tyran
Location: Conference Room, LRB 405
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

18 November 2008   16:00 - 17:30
Rationalization
Tim Feddersen (Northwestern) , joint with Vadim Cherepanov and Alvaro Sandroni
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

11 November 2008   16:00 - 17:30
TBA
David Laitin (Stanford)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

04 November 2008   16:00 - 17:30
Media Freedom in Dictatorships
CANCELLED
Konstatin Sonin (New Economic School, Moscow)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

28 October 2008   16:00 - 17:30
Promotions and Decisions in the English Judiciary
Jordi Blanes-i-Vidal (LSE) , joint with Clare Leaver (Oxford)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

21 October 2008   15:30 - 17:00
A Spatial Theory of Party Formation
John X Eguia (NYU)
Location: Conference Room, LRB 405
4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

14 October 2008   16:00 - 17:30
The Incidence of Civil War: Theory and Evidence
Rohini Pande (Harvard) , joint with Torsten Persson
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

07 October 2008   16:00 - 17:30
Term Length and Political Performance
Ernesto Dal Bo (Berkeley)
Location: 32L 3.05
3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH