Tuesday Political Economy Lunch Group (PELG)


The PELG is on summer break and will reconvene at the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year

TIME: 12:00-1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.

LOCATION: GPS Dean's Conference Room  

PARTICIPATION: The PELG is designed to encourage interdisciplinary connections among social science faculty with shared substantive and methodological interests. Permanent and visiting faculty members from UCSD and surrounding universities are welcome.  To subscribe to the PELG listserv and receive weekly notices about the readings, please go to https://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/listinfo/politicaleconomylunchgroup-l   For more information, see "background information" below or contact Lawrence Broz.

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Previous readings

AY 2016-17

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017:  Marc-Andreas Muendler, "Trade, Technology, and Prosperity: An Account of Evidence from a Labor-Market Perspective." May 2017. NOTE: Marc will be on hand to introduce this new review article. 

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017: Nicola Fontana, Tommaso Nannicini and Guido Tabellini. "Historical Roots of Political Extremism: The Effects of Nazi Occupation of Italy." IZA Discussion Paper No. 10551. February 2017.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017: Peter Schram, “Managing Terror.” May 9, 2017.  (Peter will be on hand to introduce his paper).

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017: Nico Voigtländer and Hans-Joachim Voth. 2015. “Nazi Indoctrination and Anti-Semitic Beliefs in Germany.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (26): 7931-7936.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017: Gordon C. McCord and Jeffrey D. Sachs.  "The Timing of Diffusion of Modern Economic Growth." April 2017

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017: Ildikó Magyari. "Firm Reorganization, Chinese Imports, and US Manufacturing Employment." January 2, 2017.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017:  David Autor, David Dorn, and Gordon Hanson. "When Work Disappears: Manufacturing Decline and the Falling Marriage-Market Value of Men." NBER Working Paper No. 23173, February 2017.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017: READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017: Anne Case and Angus Deaton. "Mortality and Morbidity in the 21st Century." Conference paper presented at the Brooking Institution on March 23-24, 2017 (See also the critique in Slate by Jonathan Auerbach and Andrew Gelman). 

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017:  Alexander F. Wagner, Richard J. Zeckhauser, and Alexandre Ziegler. "Company Stock Reactions to the 2016 Election Shock: Trump, Taxes and Trade." February 6, 2017.  Harvard Kennedy School Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-005

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017: Sean Gailmard. "Building a New Imperial State: Agency Problems and Separation of Powers in English North America." December 2016.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017: Paul Castañeda Dower, Evgeny Finkel, Scott Gehlbach, and Steven Nafziger. "Collective Action and Representation in Autocracies: Evidence from Russia’s Great Reforms." October 10, 2016

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017: Elena Nikolova and Milena Nikolova. "Suffrage, Labour Markets, and Coalitions in Colonial Virginia." IZA Discussion Paper No. 10226. September 2016

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017: Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens. "Why Not Taxation and Representation? A Note on the American Revolution." NBER Working Paper No. 22724, October 2016.

READING FOR TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2017: Nina Boberg-Fazlić and Paul Sharp. 2017. "Does Welfare Spending Crowd Out Charitable Activity? Evidence from Historical England Under the Poor Laws." The Economic Journal 127, 599 (February): 50–83.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017: Devin Caughey, Christopher Warshaw, and Yiqing Xu, "Incremental Democracy: The Policy Effects of Partisan Control of State Government." September 23, 2016

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017: Nicholas Carnes and Eric R. Hansen. 2016. "Does Paying Politicians More Promote Economic Diversity in Legislatures?" American Political Science Review 110, 4 (November): 699-719.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017: Raymond Fisman, Nikolaj A. Harmon, Emir Kamenica, and Inger Munk. 2015. "Labor Supply of Politicians." Journal of the European Economic Association 13, 5 (October): 871-905.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017: Alan S. Blinder and Mark W. Watson. 2016. "Presidents and the US Economy: An Econometric Exploration." American Economic Review  106 (4): 1015-1045.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016:  John G. Horgan, Max Taylor, Mia Bloom, and Charlie Winter. 2016. "From Cubs to Lions: A Six Stage Model of Child Socialization into the Islamic State." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. Published online 5 Aug 2016.  (John Hogan will be on hand to discuss his paper).

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016:  Niklas Potrafke and Felix Roesel. 2016 "Opening Hours of Polling Stations and Voter Turnout: Evidence from a Natural Experiment." CESIFO Working Paper No. 6036. (NOTE: Niklas will be on hand to discuss his paper).

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016:  Jawad M. Addoum and  Alok Kumar. 2016. "Political Sentiment and Predictable Returns." The Review of Financial Studies, first published online September 6, 2016.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016: Justin Wolfers and Eric Zitzewitz. "What do Financial Markets think of the 2016 Election?" October 20, 2016.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016: Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. 2001. "Inefficient Redistribution." American Political Science Review 95, 3 (Sep): 649-661.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016: Ryan T. Moore, Eleanor Neff Powell, and Andrew Reeves. 2013. "Driving Support: Workers, PACs, and Congressional Support of the Auto Industry." Business and Politics 15 (2):137-162.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016: James J. Feigenbaum and Andrew B. Hall. 2015. "How Legislators Respond to Localized Economic Shocks: Evidence from Chinese Import Competition." The Journal of Politics 77, 4 (October): 1012-1030.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016: Jonathan Rothwell (Senior Economist, Gallup). "Explaining Nationalist Political Views: The Case of Donald Trump." September 4, 2016.

READING FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER  27, 2016:  Daniela Campello and Cesar Zucco Jr. 2016. "Presidential Success and the World Economy." The Journal of Politics 78, 2 (April): 589-602.

AY 2015-16

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016: Christian Albrekt Larsen. 2016. "How Three Narratives of Modernity Justify Economic Inequality." Acta Sociologica 59 (2): 93-112. 

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016: Nolan McCarty and Boris Shorz. "Partisan Polarization in the United States: Diagnoses and Avenues for Reform." November 11, 2015

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016: Christian Dippel, Robert Gold, and Stephan Heblich. "Globalization and Its (Dis-)Content: Trade Shocks and Voting Behavior." NBER Working Paper No. 21812

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016: Yi Che, Yi Lu, Justin R. Pierce, Peter K. Schott, and Zhigang Tao. "Does Trade Liberalization with China Influence U.S. Elections?" NBER Working Paper No. 22178, April 2016

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016: Kendra Bischoff and Sean F. Reardon. "Residential Segregation by Income, 1970-2009," in John R. Logan, The Lost Decade? Social Change in the U.S. after 2000.  Russell Sage Foundation, 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016:  David Autor, David Dorn, Gordon Hanson, and Kaveh Majlesi. 2016. "Importing Political Polarization? The Electoral Consequences of Rising Trade Exposure." April 23, 2016.

READING  FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016: J. Bradford Jensen, Dennis P. Quinn, and Stephen Weymouth. "Winners and Losers in International Trade: The Effects on U.S. Presidential Voting." NBER Working Paper No. 21899, January 2016.

READING  FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016Michael Tesler. 2013.  "The Return of Old Fashioned Racism to White Americans' Partisan Preferences in the Early Obama Era"  Journal of Politics 75(1): 110-123.

READING  FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016:  Manuel Funke, Moritz Schularick, and Christoph Trebesch. 2015. "Going to Extremes: Politics after Financial Crises, 1870-2014." CESIFO Working Paper No. 5553, Oct 2015.

SPECIAL EVENT FOR MARCH 29, 2016: Peter Gourevitch, "Fleeing Hitler and Stalin to America: Illuminating History with Family Stories." February 2016

READING  FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016:  Anna Maria Mayda, Giovanni Peri, Walter Steingress. "Immigration to the U.S.: A Problem for the Republicans or the Democrats?" NBER Working Paper No. 21941. January 2016.

READING  FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016:  Elliott Ash. "The Political Economy of Tax Laws in the U.S. States." November 27, 2015

READING  FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016: Christopher Faricy. 2016. "The Distributive Politics of Tax Expenditures: How Parties use Policy Tools to Distribute Federal Money to the Rich and the Poor." Politics, Groups, and Identities 4 (1): 111-125.

READING  FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016: Symposium on unequal representation with Peter Enns and Martin Gilens. Perspectives on Politics 13, 4  (December 2015): 1053-1074.

READING  FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016: Stanislav Markus. Property, Predation, and Protection: Piranha Capitalism in Russia and Ukraine. Cambridge UP, 2015.  Read Chapters 2 and 6.  Stanislav will be on hand to discuss this project.

READING  FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016: Kuziemko, Ilyana, Michael I. Norton, Emmanuel Saez, and Stefanie Stantcheva. 2015. "How Elastic Are Preferences for Redistribution? Evidence from Randomized Survey Experiments." American Economic Review 105(4): 1478-1508.

READING  FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY  26, 2016Vladimir Gimpelson AND Daniel Treisman. "Misperceiving Inequality." NBER Working Paper No. 21174, May 2015

READING  FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY  5, 2016:  Hugh Rockoff. "War and Inflation in the United States from the Revolution to the First Iraq War." NBER Working Paper No. 21221. May 2015 

READING  FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015:   Ilyana Kuziemko and Ebonya Washington. "Why did the Democrats Lose the South? Bringing New Data to an Old Debate." NBER Working Paper No. 21703.  November 2015

READING  FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015:  Devin Caughey, Christopher Warshawy, and Yiqing Xuz. "The Policy Effects of the Partisan Composition of State Government." September 28, 2015

READINGS FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015: 1. Nishi, Akihiro, et al. 2015. “Inequality and Visibility of Wealth in Experimental Social Networks.” Nature 526 (Oct 15): 426-439. 2. Borgerhoff Mulder, Monique, et al. 2009. “Intergenerational Wealth Transmission and the Dynamics of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies.” Science 326 (Oct 31): 682-687. 

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015: Torben Iversen and David Soskice. 2015.  "Information, Inequality, and Mass Polarization: Ideology in Advanced Democracies."  Comparative Political Studies 48 (13):1781-1813.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015: Sharun Mukand and Dani Rodrik. "The Political Economy of Liberal Democracy." September 2015.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015: Deborah Boucoyannis. 2015. "No Taxation of Elites, No Representation: State Capacity and the Origins of Representation." Politics & Society 43(3) 303-332.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015: Isabela Mares and Didac Queralt. "The Conservative Origin of Income Taxation." May 2015

READING FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015: Alan de Bromhead. "Women Voters and Trade Protectionism in the Interwar Years." January 2014.

AY 2014-15

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015: Joel W. Simmons. "Resource Wealth and Women's Economic and Political Power in the U.S. States." 2015

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015: Luigi Guiso, Paola Sapienza, and Luigi Zingales. "Monnet's Error?" NBER Working Paper No. 21121 April 2015

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015Josiah Ober. 2010. "Wealthy Hellas." Transactions of the American Philological Association 140 (2): 241–286

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015:  James E. Alt, David Dreyer Lassen, and John Marshall, "Credible Sources and Sophisticated Voters: When Does New Information Induce Economic Voting?" September 5, 2014.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015: Magnus Carlsson, Gordon B. Dahl, and Dan-Olof Rooth. "Do Politicians Change Public Attitudes?" NBER Working Paper No. 21062, April 2015.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015:  Stephen Ansolabehere and M. Socorro Puy. "Ideology, Nationalism, and Identity in Basque Regional Elections." Málaga Economic Theory Research Center  Working Papers, WP 2015-2, February 2015

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015: Shanto Iyengar and Sean J. Westwood. 2014. "Fear and Loathing across Party Lines: New Evidence on Group Polarization." American Journal of Political Science. Published online on Dec 16, 2014.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015: "World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior."  World Bank Group, 2015.  Please skim the Overview (pp. 2-22) and read Part I (pp. 25-76).

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015:  Magdalena Ignatowski, Josef Korte, and Charlotte Werger. "Between Capture and Discretion: The Determinants of Distressed Bank Treatment and Expected Government Support." August, 2014.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015:  Raj Chetty. "Behavioral Economics and Public Policy: A Pragmatic Perspective." NBER Working Paper No. 20928. February 2015

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015:  Luigi Zingales. "Does Finance Benefit Society?" 2015 AFA Presidential Address

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBURARY 24, 2015: Zubin Jelveh, Bruce Kogut, and Suresh Naidu, "Political Language in Economics." December 6, 2014

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBURARY 17, 2015: Lisa Blaydes,  Justin Grimmer, and Alison McQueen. "Mirrors for Princes and Sultans: Advice on the Art of Governance in the Medieval Christian and Islamic Worlds." October 4, 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBURARY 10, 2015:  T. Camber Warren. "Not by the Sword Alone: Soft Power, Mass Media, and the Production of State Sovereignty."  Forthcoming in International Organization.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBURARY 3, 2015:  Erik Voeten. "The Political Origins of the UN Security Council's Ability to Legitimize the Use of Force." International Organization 59, 3 (July 2005): 527-557.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015: Avner Greif and Jared Rubin. "Endogenous Political Legitimacy: The English Reformation and the Institutional Foundation of Limited Government." February 2014

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015: Timur Kuran and Jared Rubin. "The Financial Power of the Powerless: Socio-Economic Status and Interest Rates under Partial Rule of Law." October 11, 2014.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015: Kevin Narizny. "The Structural Basis of Democratic Pacts: Capitalist Agriculture and Parliamentarism in Early Moden England." October 20, 2014

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015: Chenggang Xu. 2011. "The Fundamental Institutions of China’s Reforms and Development." Journal of Economic Literature 49:4, 1076–1151.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014: Helios Herrera, Guillermo Ordoñez, and Christoph Trebesch. "Political Booms, Financial Crises." NBER Working Paper No. 20346, July 2014.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014: Hanming Fang, Quanlin Gu, and Li-An Zhou. 2014. "The Gradients of Power: Evidence from the Chinese Housing Market." July 14, 2014

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014: Sheilagh Ogilvie. 2014 "The Economics of Guilds." Journal of Economic Perspectives 28, 4 (Fall): 169–192.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014: David Stasavage. 2014. "Was Weber Right? The Role of Urban Autonomy in Europe’s Rise." American Political Science Review 108, 2 (May): 337-354.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014: Allan Meltzer and Scott Richard. 2014. "A Rational Theory of the Growth of Government and the Distribution of Income." The Wharton School Research Paper No. 67.  July 4, 2014. 

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014: Branko Milanovic. 2000. “The Median Voter Hypothesis, Income Inequality, and Income Redistribution: An Empirical Test with the Required Data.” European Journal of Political Economy 16 (3): 367-410.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014:   Adam Bonica, Howard Rosenthal, and David J. Rothman DJ. 2014. "The Political Polarization of Physicians in the United States: An Analysis of Campaign Contributions to Federal Elections, 1991 Through 2012." JAMA Intern Med. 174(8):1308-1317.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014:  Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, "The Rise and Fall of General Laws of Capitalism." August 2014.


AY 2013-14

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014: Benjamin I. Page, Larry M. Bartels, and Jason Seawright. 2013. "Democracy and the Policy Preferences of Wealthy Americans." Perspectives on Politics 11(1): 51-73.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014: Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page. 2014. "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens." Perspectives on Politics (forthcoming Fall 2014).

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014: Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Harvard University Press, 2014 (for this week, please read Part 4, pp. 471-577).

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014: Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Harvard University Press, 2014 (for this week, please read Part 3, pp. 237-470)

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014: Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Harvard University Press, 2014 (for this week, please read Part 1 and Part 2, pp. 1-236)

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014:  Mark Dincecco and Massimiliano Gaetano Onorato. "Military Conflict and the Economic Rise of Urban Europe." March 13, 2014

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014:  Stelios Michalopoulos, Alireza Naghavi, and Giovanni Prarolo. "Trade and Geography in the Origins and Spread of Islam." NBER Working Paper No. 18438. October 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014: Anirban Mitra and Debraj Ray. "Implications of an Economic Theory of Conflict: Hindu-Muslim Violence in India." December 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014: Christian Dippel. "Forced Coexistence and Economic Development: Evidence from Native American Reservations." November 8, 2013

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014: Ying Bai and Ruixue Jia. "Social Mobility and Revolution: The Impact of the Abolition of China’s Civil Service Exam System." March 25, 2014. [slides; paper sent by email]

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014: Timothy J. Besley and Torsten Persson. "Taxation and Development." Forthcoming, Handbook of Pubic Economics.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014: Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo. "Under the Thumb of History? Political Institutions and the Scope for Action."  NBER Working Paper No. 19848, January 2014.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014: John F. Helliwell, Shun Wang, and Jinwen Xu. "How Durable are Social Norms? Immigrant Trust and Generosity in 132 Countries." NBER Working Paper No. 19855, January 2014.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014: Erol Akçay, Joan Roughgarden, James Fearon, John Ferejohn, and Barry R. Weingast. "Biological Institutions: The Political Science of Animal Cooperation." July 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014: Gerard Roland and Yuriy Gorodnichenko, “Culture, Institutions, and Democratization." March 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014: Alberto Alesina and Paola Giuliano, "Culture and Institutions." NBER Working Paper No. 19750. December 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014:  Irena Grosfeld and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, "Persistent and Non-Persistent Effects of Empires: Evidence from the Partitions of Poland." January 9, 2014.

READING(S) FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014: Shanker Satyanath, Nico Voigtlaender, and Hans-Joachim Voth. "Bowling for Fascism: Social Capital and the Rise of the Nazi Party in Weimar Germany, 1919-33." NBER Working Paper No. 19201, July 2012.

READING(S) FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014: (1) Roger Myerson, "Toward a Theory of Leadership and State-Building." PNAS 2011.  (2) Daron Acemoglu and Matthew O. Jackson, "History, Expectations, and Leadership in the Evolution of Social Norms." July 15, 2012

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014: Alexandra Guisinger. "Racial Diversity and Redistribution: Explaining (White) Americans Continued Support for Trade Protection." August 31, 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013: John Joseph Wallis and Barry R. Weingast. "Equilibrium Impotence: Why the States and Not the American National Government Financed Economic Development in the Antebellum Era." NBER Working Paper No. 11397. June 2005

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013: Clayton Nall. "The Political Consequences of Spatial Policies: How Interstate Highways Caused Geographic Polarization." October 28, 2013

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013: Tarik Abou-Chadi and Matthias Orlowski. "Political Institutions and the Distributional Consequences of Suffrage Extension." June 12, 2013

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013:   Rentfrow, P. J., Gosling, S. D., Jokela, M., Stillwell, D. J., Kosinski, M., & Potter, J. "Divided We Stand: Three Psychological Regions of the United States and Their Political, Economic, Social, and Health Correlates." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Online publication date: October 14, 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013:  Melissa Rogers and Dong-wook Lee. "Electoral Geography, Inequality, and Representation." Working Paper, 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013:  John G. Bullock, Alan S. Gerber, Seth J. Hill, and Gregory A. Huber. "Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs about Politics." NBER Working Paper 19080, May 2013

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013: Jowei Chen and Jonathan Rodden. 2013. "Unintentional Gerrymandering: Political Geography and Electoral Bias in Legislatures." Quarterly Journal of Political Science 8 (3): 239–269.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013:  Adam Bonica, Nolan McCarty, Keith T. Poole, and Howard Rosenthal. 2013. "Why Hasn’t Democracy Slowed Rising Inequality?" Journal of Economic Perspectives 27, 3 (Summer): 103-124.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013:  Facundo Alvaredo, Anthony B. Atkinson, Thomas Piketty, and Emmanuel Saez. 2013. "The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective."  Journal of Economic Perspectives 27, 3 (Summer): 3-20.


AY 2012-13

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013: Nathan Nunn and Daniel Trefler. "Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage." NBER Working Paper 18851. February 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013: Filipe R. Campante and Quoc-Anh Do. "Isolated Capital Cities, Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from US States." NBER Working Paper 19027, May 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013: Gary W. Cox. "The Power of the Purse and the Reversionary Budget."  September 21, 2012.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013: Massimiliano Gaetano Onorato, Kenneth Scheve, and David Stasavage. "Technology and the Era of the Mass Army." IMT LUCCA EIC WORKING PAPER SERIES #05/2012. November 2012.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013: Jordi Vidal-Robert. "War and Inquisition: Repression in Early Modern Spain." February 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013: Joel Selway, Allen Hicken, and Noppadon Kannika. "The Effect of Electoral Rules on Public Goods Provision: An Experimental Approach in Thailand's 2011 General Elections." April 26 2013. (NOTE: Joel will be on hand to discuss his paper).

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013: Laurent Bouton, Paola Conconi, Francisco Pino, and Maurizio Zanardi. "Guns and Votes." March 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013: Donald Wittman, "Strategic Behavior and Organizational Structure in Religions." January 3, 2012. 

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013: Yotam Margalit, "Explaining Social Policy Preferences: Evidence from the Great Recession." Forthcoming, 2013, American Political Science Review.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013: Avner Greif and Guido Tabellini. "The Clan and the City: Sustaining Cooperation in China and Europe." July 2012.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013:  Enrico Spolaore. "The Economics of Political Borders." CESIFO WORKING PAPER NO. 3854, June 2012.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013: Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J. Redding, and Peter K. Schott. 2012 "The Empirics of Firm Heterogeneity and International Trade." Annual Review of Economics 4, (1): 283-313.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013:  Ann E. Harrison, Justin Yifu Lin, and L. Colin Xu. "Africa's (Dis)advantage: the Curse of Party Monopoly." NBER Working Paper No. 18683, January 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013Javier Alcántar-Toledo and Yannis P. Venieris. "The Budget, Growth and Sociopolitical Instability." European Journal of Political Economy (forthcoming 2013).

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013: Aila Matanock, "Examining the Effect of Electoral Participation on Conflict Recurrence." February 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013: Miles Corak and Patrizio Piraino. 2011. "The Intergenerational Transmission of Employers." Journal of Labor Economics 29 (1): 37-68.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013Sean F. Reardon, "The Widening Academic Achievement Gap Between the Rich and the Poor: New Evidence and Possible Explanations." Forthcoming in Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children’s Life Chances (Russell Sage Foundation).

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013: Nathan Nunn. "Historical legacies: A model linking Africa’s past to its current underdevelopment." Journal of Development Economics 83 (2007) 157– 175

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 8,  2013:  Amir N. Licht, Chanan Goldschmidt, Shalom H. Schwartz. 2007. “Culture Rules: The Foundations of the Rule of Law and other Norms of Governance.” Journal of Comparative Economics 35, 4 (December):659-688.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11,  2012: Jens Hainmueller and Michael J. Hiscox. 2012. "Buying Green? Field Experimental Tests of Consumer Support for Environmentalism."

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27,  2012: John Sides and Lynn Vavreck, "The Hand You’re Dealt." Preliminary version of Chapter 2 in The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election, by John Sides and Lynn Vavreck, to be published by Princeton University Press in July 2013.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20,  2012: Shawn Kantor, Price V. Fishback, and John Joseph Wallis. "Did the New Deal Solidify the 1932 Democratic Realignment?"  NBER Working Paper No. 18500. November 2012.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012: Robert D. Woodberry. 2012. "The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy." American Political Science Review 106, 2 (May).

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012: Alexander Lee and Kenneth A. Schultz. "Comparing British and French Colonial Legacies: A Discontinuity Analysis of Cameroon." Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2012, 7: 365–410.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012: Jacob Gerner Hariri. "The Autocratic Legacy of Early Statehood." American Political Science Review 106, 3 (August 2012).

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012Diego Puga and Daniel Trefler. "International Trade and Institutional Change: Medieval Venice's Response to Globalization." CEPR Discussion Paper No. 9076, August 2012

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012: Mark Dincecco and Mauricio Prado. "Warfare, Fiscal Capacity, and Performance." March 12, 2012


AY 2011-12

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012:  Jeffry Frieden, Michael Pettis, Dani Rodrik, and Ernesto Zedillo. "After the Fall: The Future of the International Economic Order." ICMB Geneva Report 14, April 15, 2012

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012:  Thomas J. Sargent, "United States then, Europe now." February 1, 2012

SPECIAL EVENT FOR APRIL 24 AND MAY 1, 2012: Nicholai Lidow (Post-Doc at UC's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation) will be on hand to discuss his new book manuscript, "Violent Order: Rebel Organization and Liberia's Civil War."  April 6, 2012

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012: Stelios Michalopoulos and Elias Papaioannou. "The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa." NBER Working Paper No. 17620, November 2011.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012:  Spassena Koleva, Jesse Graham,  Ravi Iyer,  Peter H. Ditto, and Jonathan Haidt. 2012. "Tracing the Threads: How Five Moral Concerns (especially Purity) help Explain Culture War Attitudes." Journal of Research in Personality 46 (2012): 184–194.

SPECIAL EVENT ON TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012:  John Ahlquist (University of Wisconsin, Madison) will be on hand to discuss research from his current project (with Margaret Levi), titled "Constructing Communities of Fate."  Please read  the  Book Precis  and  Chapter  8,  "Unionization and Workers' Attitudes toward International Trade: The ILWU Puzzle." March 2012.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012: Alan De Bromhead, Barry Eichengreen, and Kevin O'Rourke. "Right-Wing Political Extremism in the Great Depression." NBER Working Paper No. 17871

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012:  Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage. "Democracy, War, and Wealth: Lessons from Two Centuries of Inheritance Taxation." American Political Science Review, February 2012.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012:  Philip H. Brown, Erwin Bulte, and Xiaobo Zhang. "Positional Spending and Status Seeking in Rural China." Journal of Development Economics 96 (2011): 139-149.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012:  Steven E. Sexton and Alison L. Sexton. "Conspicuous Conservation: The Prius Effect and Willingness to Pay for Environmental Bona Fides." April 21, 2011

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012:  Marion Fourcade and Rakesh Khurana. 2011. "From Social Control to Financial Economics: The Linked Ecologies of Economics and Business in Twentieth Century America." Working Paper 11-071.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012:  Michael Albertus, "Democracy and the Threat of Redistribution in Latin America." May 2011.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012:  Toke S. Aidt and Peter S. Jensen. "Workers of the World, Unite! Franchise Extensions and the Threat of Revolution in Europe, 1820-1938." CESifo Working Paper No. 3417. April 2011.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012:  Ben Ansell, "The Political Economy of Ownership: Housing Markets and the Welfare State." IPES Conference Paper, November 2011.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012: Jason Aimone, Laurence Iannaccone, Michael Makowsky, and Jared Rubin. “Endogenous Group Formation via Unproductive Costs.” February 2011.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012: Jean-Paul Carvalho and Mark Koyama, “Development and Religious Polarization: The Emergence of Reform and Ultra-Orthodox Judaism.”  GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-45, October 15, 2011.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012:  David Skarbek, “Governance and Prison Gangs.” American Political Science Review 105 (4), November 2011.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011:  Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor. "The "Out of Africa" Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development." NBER Working Paper No. 17216. July 2011

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011:  Alberto F. Alesina, Paola Giuliano, and Nathan Nunn, "On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough." NBER Working Paper No. 17098. May 2011.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011: Larry M. Bartels, "Ideology and Retrospection in Electoral Responses to the Great Recession."  August 2011.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011: Jeffry A. Frieden, David A. Lake, Michael Nicholson, and Aditya Ranganath. "Crisis Politics: Uncertainty, Relative Prices and Political Change." October 2011.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011: LuigiGuiso, PaolaSapienza, and Luigi Zingales. "Long Term Persistence." NBER Working Paper No. 14278, August 2008.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011: David Stasavage, "When Distance Mattered: Geographic Scale and the Development of European Representative Assemblies." American Political Science Review, November 2010.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011: Lisa Blaydes and Eric Chaney. "The Feudal Revolution and Europe's Rise: Political Divergence of the Christian and Muslim Worlds before 1500 CE." September 30, 2011.

READINGS FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011: (1) Jeremy Edwards and Sheilagh Ogilvie. "Contract Enforcement, Institutions, and Social Capital: The Maghribi Traders Reappraised." The Economic History Review, 2011. (2) Avner Greif, "Contract Enforcement and Institutions among the Maghribi Traders: Refuting Edwards and Ogilvie." June 30, 2008

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011: Jeremy Edwards and Sheilagh Ogilvie, "What Lessons for Economic Development Can We Draw from the Champagne Fairs?" CESifo Working Paper No. 3438, April 2011

READING FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011: James A. Robinson and Ragnar Torvik. "Institutional Comparative Statics." NBER Working Paper 17106, June 2011



AY 2010-11

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2011: Roger B. Myerson, "The Autocrat's Credibility Problem and Foundations of the Constitutional State"

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011: Milan Svolik, "Why Authoritarian Parties? The Regime Party as an Instrument of Cooptation and Control"

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011: Beatriz Magaloni and Ruth Kricheli, "Political Order and One-Party Rule"

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011: Craufurd D. Goodwin, "The First Globalization Debate"

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011: Neil Malhotra, Yotam Margalit and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, "Economic Explanations for Opposition to Immigration: Distinguishing Between Prevalence and Magnitude"

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011: Jeffrey M. Chwieroth and Andrew Walter, "Financial crises and political turnover: a long run panoramic view"

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011: Graziella Bertocchi and Arcangelo Dimico, "Slavery, Education, and Inequality"

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011: Helen V. Milner and Dustin Tingley, "The Choice for Multilateralism:Foreign Aid and American Foreign Policy"

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011: Ryan S. Jablonski and Steven Oliver, "The Political Economy of Plunder: Economic Opportunity and Modern Piracy"

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011: Dongwoo Yoo and Richard H. Steckel, "Property Rights and Financial Development: The Legacy of Japanese Colonial Institutions"

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011: Jon X. Eguia, The Origin of Parties: Theory, and Evidence from the United

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011: Stefanie Walter, "Globalization and the Demand-Side of Politics"

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011: Lauren Cohen and Christopher Malloy, "Friends in High Places"

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010: Daniel Berger, William Easterly, Nathan Nunn, Shanker Satyanath, "Commercial Imperialism? Political Influence and Trade During the Cold War"

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010: Benjamin A. Olken,"Monitoring

 Corruption: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia" and "Direct Democracy and Local Public Goods: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia"

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010: Toke S. Aidt and Facundo Albornozz, "Political Regimes and Foreign Intervention" January 28, 2010

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010: Jordi Blanes i Vidal, Mirko Draca and Christian Fons-Rosen, "Revolving Door Lobbyists CEP Discussion Paper No 993" August 2010

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010: Phillip Y. Lipscy, "Explaining Institutional Change: Policy Areas, Outside Options, and the Bretton Woods Institutions"

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010: Kenneth Scheve, "Envy and Altruism in Hard Times"

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010: David Card, Alexandre Mas, Enrico Moretti, Emmanuel Saez, "Inequality At Work: The Effect of Peer Salaries On Job Satisfaction"

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010: Charles I. Jones, Peter J. Klenow, "Beyond GDP? Welfare Across Countries and Time"


AY 2009-10

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010: Joshua Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke, "The Credibility Revolution In Empirical Economics: How Better Research Design Is Taking The Con Out of Econometrics"

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010: Karla Hoff, Mayuresh Kshetramade, Ernst Fehr, "Caste and Punishment: The Legacy of Caste Culture in Norm Enforcement"

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010: Sarah Anzia, Christopher Berry, "The Jackie (and Jill) Robinson Effect:Why Do Congresswomen Outperform Congressmen?"

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010: James Fenske, "Does Land Abundance Explain African Institutions?"

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010: Timothy J. Besley, Torsten Persson, "State Capacity, Conflict and Development"

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010: Beatriz Magaloni and Ruth Kricheli, "Political Order and One-Party Rule"

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010: Matthew S. Winters, "Targeted Aid and Capture in World Bank Projects"

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010: Francesc Amat, Erik Wibbels, "Electoral Incentives, Group Identity and Preferences For Redistribution"

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2010: Randall W. Stone, "The Scope of IMF Conditionality"

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010: Pauline Grosjean, Claudia Senik, "Why Populist Democracy Promotes Market Liberalization"

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010: Johannes Urpelainen,"Environmental Regulation in the Shadow of International Trade Law: Does Democratic Accountability Work?"

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010: Angus Deaton, "Instruments of development: Randomization in the tropics, and the search for the elusive keys to economic development"

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010: Andrew C. Eggers, Jens Hainmueller, "MPs for Sale? Returns to Office in Postwar British Politics"

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009: Alan S. Gerber, Gregory A. Huber, Ebonya Washington, " Party Affiliation, Partisanship, and Political Beliefs: A Field Experiment"

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009: Hongbin Li, Pak Wai Liu, Junsen Zhang and Ning Ma, "Economic Returns To Communist Party Membership: Evidence From Urban Chinese Twins"

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009: Robert J. Gordon, "Is Modern Macro or 1978-era Macro More Relevant to the Understanding of the Current Economic Crisis?"

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009: James R. Hollyery, B. Peter Rosendorff, "Domestic Politics and the Accession of Authoritarian Regimes to Human Rights Treaties."

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009: Holger Lutz Kern, Jens Hainmueller, "Opium for the Masses: How Foreign Media Can Stabilize Authoritarian Regimes."

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009: Nathan Nunn, Nancy Qian, "The Potato's Contribution To Population and Urbanization : Evidence From An Historical Experiment."

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009: Rik G.P. Frehen, William N. Goetzmann, K. Geert Rouwenhorst, "New Evidence On The First Financial Bubble."

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009: Mark J. Roe, "Legal Origins and Modern Stock Markets." Mark J. Roe & Jordan I. Siegel, "Finance and Politics: A Review Essay Based on Kenneth Dam's Analysis of Legal Traditions in the Law-Growth Nexus."

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009 :Thomas B. Pepinsky, R. William Liddle, and Saiful Mujani, "Testing Islam's Political Advantage: Evidence from Indonesia."

READING FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: Robert O Keaohane, Stephen Macedo, and Andrew Moravcsiki, "Democracy-Enhancing Multilateralism".


AY 2008-09

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 19: Paola Conconi, Nicolas Sahuguet, and Maurizio Zanardi, "Democratic Peace and Electoral Accountability." November 2008.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 12:  Eric Hilt, "Wall Street's First Corporate Governance Crisis: The Panic of 1826." NBER Working Paper 14892. April 2009

READINGS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 5: 1. Nathan Nunn, "The Importance of History for Economic Development." NBER Working Paper 14899, April 2009.  2. Dror Etzion and Gerald F. Davis, "Revolving Doors? A Network Analysis of Corporate Officers and U.S. Government Officials." Journal of Management Inquiry September 2008.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 28: Pauline Grosjean and Claudia Senik, "Why Populist Democracy Promotes Market Liberalization." June 2008

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 21: John Geanakoplos, "The Leverage Cycle." April 9, 2009

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 14:  Mara Faccio, "Politically Connected Firms." American Economic Review, March 2006.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 7:  Simon Johnson, "The Quiet Coup." The Atlantic Monthly, May 2009. Michael Lewis, "Wall Street on the Tundra," Vanity Fair, April 2009.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 31: Kris James Mitchener and Marc Weidenmier, "Trade and Empire." The Economic Journal 118 (November 2008): 1805-1834.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 17:  Robert J. Barro and Jose F. Ursua, "Stock Market Crashes and Depressions." NBER Working Paper 14760, February 2009. See also Barro's Op-Ed in the WSJ on March 5.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009:  Paul Oye, "The Making of an Investment Banker: Macroeconomic Shocks, Career Choice, and Lifetime Income."  Journal of Finance, December 2008.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009:  Thomas Philippon and Ariell Reshef, "Wages and Human Capital in the U.S. Financial Industry: 1909-2006."  December 2008.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009:  Arindrajit Dube, Ethan Kaplan, and Suresh Naidu, "Coups, Corporations, and Classified Information."  November 19, 2008.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009: William Easterly, Shanker Satyanath, and Daniel Berger, "Superpower Interventions and their Consequences for Democracy: An Empirical Inquiry."  January 2008.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009: Alexander Dyck and Luigi Zingales, "Private Benefits of Control: An International Comparison." NBER Working Paper No. 8711 (2002).

READING FOR TUESDAY, JAN 27, 2009: Daniel Berkowitz and Karen Clay. "The Effect of Judicial Independence on Courts: Evidence from the American States." Journal of Legal Studies 35 (June 2006).

READING FOR TUESDAY, JAN 13, 2009: Raghuram Rajan and Rodney Ramcharan, "Landed Interests and Financial Underdevelopment in the United States." NBER Working Paper No. 14347. September 2008

READING FOR TUESDAY, JAN 6, 2009: Andrew Lo, "Efficient Markets Hypothesis," in L. Blume and S. Durlauf, eds., The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2007. New York: Palgrave McMillan.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DEC 2 2008: Atif Mian, Amir Sufi, and Francesco Trebbi. "The Political Economy of the U.S. Mortgage Default Crisis."  NBER Working paper No. 14468. Nov 2008.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 25 2008: Roland Benabou, "Ideology." Journal of the European Economic Association 2008 6(2–3):321–352

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 4, 2008: Roland Benabou, "Groupthink: Collective Delusions in Organizations and Markets." August 2008

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 27, 2008:  Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, "This Time is Different: A Panoramic View of Eight Centuries of Financial Crises." April 2008  (This is a shorter version of NBER Working Paper No. 13882).

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 21, 2008:  Eli Sagi, "Palestinian Jerusalem under a Peace Agreement." September 2008

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 14, 2008: Nathan Nunn and Leonard Wantchekon, "The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Evolution of Mistrust in Africa: An Empirical Investigation." Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 100.  June 2008

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 7, 2008: Philippe Aghion, Yann Algan, Pierre Cahuc, and Andrei Shleifer. "Regulation and Distrust." July 3, 2008

READING FOR TUESDAY, SEP 23, 2008: James Barth, Gerard Caprio, and Ross Levine, "Bank Regulation and Supervision: What Works Best?" Journal of Financial Intermediation, April 2004.

 


AY 2007-08

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 3: Daniel Treisman, "The Popularity of Russian Presidents." February 2008

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 13: Gustavo J. Bobonis, "Political Institutions, Labor Coercion, and the Emergence of Public Schooling: Evidence from the 19th Century Coffee Boom."  March 2008.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 6: Adam Przeworski, "Conquered or Granted? A History of Suffrage Extensions." 2007

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 29: Nathan Nunn, "Slavery, Inequality, and Economic Development in the Americas: An Examination of the Engerman-Sokoloff Hypothesis." October 2007

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 21:  Alan Gerber, Dean Karlan, and Daniel Bergan, "Does The Media Matter? A Field Experiment Measuring the Effect of Newspapers on Voting Behavior and Political Opinions."  April 18, 2007.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 14: Larry Bartels, "Partisan Biases in Economic Accountability." Chapter 4 in In Larry Bartels, Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age (book manuscript).

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 7: Barry Eichengreen and Douglas A. Irwin, "International Economic Policy: Was there a Bush Doctrine?" NBER Working Paper 13831, March 2008.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 1: Rafael Di Tella and Robert MacCulloch, "Happiness, Contentment and other Emotions for Central Banks." NBER Working Paper 13622. November 2007

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 18: Larry Bartels, "The Partisan Political Economy." Chapter 2 in In Larry Bartels, Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age (book manuscript).

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 4:  Macartan Humphreys, William Masters, Martin E. Sandbu, "The Role of Leaders in Democratic Deliberations: Results from a Field Experiment in Sao Tome and Principe." World Politics July, 2006

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008: Colin Camerer, Samuel Issacharoff, George Lowenstein, Ted O'Donoghue, and Matthew Rabin, "Regulation for Conservatives: Behavioral Economics and the Case for Asymmetric Paternalism."  2003.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2008:   Bo Cowgill, Justin Wolfers, and Eric Zitzewitz, "Using Prediction Markets to Track Information Flows: Evidence from Google." January 6, 2008

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2008: Shlomi Sher and Craig R.M. McKenzie, "Information Leakage from Logically Equivalent Frames." Cognition 101 (2006) 467–494

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008: Brian Knight and Nathan Schiff, "Momentum and Social Learning in Presidential Primaries." NBER Working Paper No. 13679, November 2007.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008: Faruk Gul and Wolfgang Pesendorfer, "The Case for Mindless Economics." November 2005

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008: Paul J. Zak, "The Neuroeconomics of Trust."  March 2007

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008: Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers, "The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness." September 17, 2007

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008: Gregory Clark, "Genetically Capitalist? The Malthusian Era, Institutions and the Formation of Modern Preferences."  March 2007.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2007: Lily Tsai, "Solidary Groups, Informal Accountability, and Local Public Goods Provision in Rural China." American Political Science Review, May 2007.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007: Matthew Gentzkow, Edward L. Glaeser, and Claudia Goldin. "The Rise of the Fourth Estate: How Newspapers Became Informative and Why It Mattered."  NBER Working Paper 10791. September 2004.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2007: Stanley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff, "Digging the Dirt at Public Expense: Governance in the Building of the Eire Canal and Other Public Works Projects." NBER  Working Paper 10965, December 2004.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007: Edward L. Glaser, "The Political Economy of Hatred." The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2007:  Roland Fryer and Steven Levitt, "Hatred and Profits: Getting Under the Hood of the Ku Klux Klan."  NBER Working Paper No. 13417, September 2007

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2007: Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken, "Hit or Miss? The Effect of Assassinations on Institutions and War." NBER Working Paper No. 13102, May 2007

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007: Mark J. Roe and Jordan I. Siegel, "Political Instability and Financial Development."  June 2007


AY 2006-07

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 12: David L. Rigby and Sebastien Breau, "Impact of Trade on Wage Inequality in Los Angeles: Analysis using Matched Employer-Employee Data." 2007.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 5: Raghuram G. Rajan, "The Persistence of Underdevelopment: Constituencies and Competitive Rent Preservation." December 2006.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 29: Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth, "Institutions and the Resource Curse in Early Modern Spain." March 2007

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 22: Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein, "From Farmers to Merchants, Voluntary Conversions and Diaspora: A Human Capital Interpretation of Jewish History." August 2006.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 15: Diego Comin, William Easterly, and Erick Gong, "Was the Wealth of Nations Determined in 1000 B.C.?" September 2006

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 8: Daron Acemoglu, Maria Angelica Bautista, Pablo Querubin, and James A, Robinson, "Economic and Political Inequality in Development: The Case of Cundinamarca, Colombia." April 2007.

READING FOR TUESDAY, May 1: Kripa Freitas, "The Indian Caste System as a Means of Contract Enforcement."  November 9, 2006. 

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 24: Saumitra Jha, "Trade, Institutions and Religious Tolerance: Evidence from India."  February 2, 2007.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 17: William Roberts Clark, John A. Doces, and Robert D. Woodberry, "Aid, Protestant Missionaries, and Growth." November 2006

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 10:  Sascha O. Becker and Ludger Wößmann, "Was Weber Wrong? A Human Capital Theory of Protestant Economic History."  January 22, 2007

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 3: Arthur Lupia and Jesse O. Menning. "When Can Politicians Scare Citizens Into Supporting Bad Policies? A Theory of Incentives with Fear-Based Content." December 2006. 

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 13: Robert Bates, John  Coatsworth, and Jeffrey Williamson, "Lost Decades: Lessons from Post-Independence Latin America for Today's Africa." NBER Working Paper No. 12610.  October 2006.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 6: Benjamin A. Olken, "Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages?"  NBER Working Paper No. 12561, October 2006

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEB 27: Stefano DellaVigna and Ethan Kaplan, "The Fox News Effect: Media Bias and Voting."  NBER Working Paper No. 12169  April 2006

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEB 20:  Alberto Abadie, Alexis Diamond, and Jens Hainmueller, "SYNTHETIC CONTROL METHODS FOR COMPARATIVE CASE STUDIES: ESTIMATING THE EFFECT OF CALIFORNIA'S TOBACCO CONTROL PROGRAM." NBER Technical Working Paper 335, January 2007.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEB 13: Daniel Kahneman and Alan B. Krueger, "Developments in the Measurement of Subjective Well-Being."  Journal of Economic Perspectives 20, 1, Winter 2006.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEB 6: Jasjeet S. Sekhon, "Quality Meets Quantity: Case Studies, Conditional Probability, and Counterfactuals." Perspectives on Political Science, June 2004.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JAN 30, 2007: Carles Boix,  Bruno Codenotti, and Giovanni Resta, "War, Wealth and the Formation of States." August 31, 2006

READINGS FOR TUESDAY, JAN 23, 2007: Sebastian Galiani, "Property Rights for the Poor: Effects of Land Titling." March 13, 2006.  Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Galiani, and Ernesto Schargrodsky, "The Formation of Beliefs: Evidence from the Allocation of Land Titles to Squatters." April 22, 2006

READING FOR TUESDAY, JAN 16, 2007:  James Feyrer and Bruce Sacerdote, "Colonialism and Modern Income -- Islands as Natural Experiments." October 2006.

READING FOR TUESDAY, January 9, 2007:  James D. Fearon, "Self-Enforcing Democracy." March 6, 2006.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 28, 2006: James Habyarimana, Macartan Humphreys, Daniel Posner and Jeremy Weinstein, "Why Does Ethnic Diversity Undermine Public Goods Provision? An Experimental Approach." August 2006.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 21, 2006:  Yu Zheng, "Credibility and Flexibility: Political Institutions and Foreign Direct Investment in China."  and "Not a Magic Bullet: Foreign Direct Investment and Special Zones in China." (Chapters 2 and 5 of PhD Dissertation, Nov 2006)

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 14, 2006:  Nathan Nunn and Daniel Trefler, "Putting the Lid on Lobbying: Tariff Structure and Long-Term Growth when Protection is for Sale."  NBER Working Paper No. 12164, April 2006 

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 7, 2006:  Gene M. Grossman and Esteban Rossi-Hansburg, "The Rise of Offshoring: It's Note Wine for Cloth Anymore." August 2006

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 31, 2006:  Alan J. Ziobrowski, Ping Cheng, James W. Boyd, and Brigitte J. Ziobrowski, "Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the U.S. Senate."  Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 39, 4 (Dec 2004).

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 24, 2006:  Douglas A. Irwin, "Antebellum Tariff Politics: Coalition Formation and Shifting Regional Interests." NBER No 12161, April 2006

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 3, 2006: Charles Moul and John V. C. Nye, "Did the Soviets Collude?: A Statistical Analysis of Championship Chess 1940-64." Summer 2006


AY2005-2006

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 23: Timothy Hatton and Jeffrey Williamson, "A Dual Policy Paradox: Why Have Trade and Immigration Policies Always Differed in Labor-Scare Economies?" NBER Working Paper 11866, December 2005.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 16William D. Nordhaus, "Geography and Macroeconomics: New data and new findings." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103, 10 (March 2006): 3510-3517

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 9David L. Epstein, Robert Bates, Jack Goldstone, Ida Kristensen, and Sharyn O'Halloran"Democratic Transitions." Forthcoming, American Journal of Political Science July 2006.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 2John F. Helliwell and Haifang Huang, "How's your Government? International Evidence Linking Good Government and Well-Being." NBER Working Paper 11988 January 2006. 

READING FOR TUESDAY, APR 25Stephen Ansolabehere, Jonathan Rodden, and James M. Snyder, Jr., "Purple America." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2006 forthcoming.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APR 18Edward L. Glaeser and Bryce A. Ward, "Myths and Realities of American Political Geography." NBER Working Paper 11857.  December 2005.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APR 11Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson, and Thierry Verdier, "Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule." Journal of the European Economic Association, April–May 2004.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APR 4Barbara Geddes, "Authoritarian Breakdowns." January 2004

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAR 14Hristos Doucouliagos and Mehmet Ulubasoglu, "Democracy and Economic Growth: A meta-analysis." February 2006.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAR 7:  Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken, "Do Leaders Matter?  National Leadership and Growth since World War II." Quarterly Journal of Economics August 2005.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEB 28Michael Alexeev and Robert Conrad, "The Elusive Curse of Oil." August 20065

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEB 21Andrew M. Francis, "The Economics of Sexuality: The Effect of HIV/AIDS on Sexual Behavior, Desire, and Identity in the United States." December 2005.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEB 14:  Andrew J. Oswald and Nattavudh Powdthavee, "Daughters and Left-Wing Voting." December 2005.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEB 7:  Mara Faccio, "Politically Connected Firms." American Economic Review, forthcoming.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JAN 31:  Roland G. Fryer, Jr. and Paul Torelli, "An Empirical Analysis of ‘Acting White.'" May 2005.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JAN 24: Sebastian M. Saiegh, "Do Countries Have a Democratic Advantage? Political Institutions, Multilateral Agencies, and Sovereign Borrowing." Comparative Political Studies, May 2005.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JAN 17: Christopher Woodruff, "Measuring Institutions." Forthcoming in the Handbook of Corruption, 2006.  Luc Laeven and Christopher Woodruff, "The Quality of the Legal System, Firm Ownership, and Firm Size." August 2005.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JAN 10: Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson. 2005. "Unbundling Institutions."  Journal of Political Economy 113 (5): 949-995.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DEC 6: Edward Miguel and Gérard Roland, "The Long Run Impact of Bombing Vietnam." May 2005

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 15:  Antonio Merlo, "Whither Political Economy? Theories, Facts and Issues." July 2005. NOTE: At 80 pages, this paper is too long to read for a single meeting.  We will read it over the next two meetings: Nov 15 and Nov 22.  For Nov 15, please read pp. 1-45; cover the remainder for the Nov 22 meeting.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 8:  Muriel Niederle and Lise Vesterlund, "Do Women Shy Away from Competition? Do Men Compete too Much?" June 2005.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 1:  Gordon Dahl and Enrico Moretti, "The Demand for Sons: Evidence from Divorce, Fertility, and Shot gun Marriage." NBER Working Paper 10281, 2004.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 25: Scott Gehlbach and Konstantin Sonin, "Businessman Candidates: Special Interests Politics in Weakly Institutionalized Environments."  2005.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 18: Christopher Achen, "Toward a New Political Methodology: Microfoundations and ART." Annual Review of Political Science, 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 11: Michael Huberman, "Small was Beautiful: Belgium Workers and Free Trade Before 1914." September 2004.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 4:  Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels, "Blind Retrospection: Electoral Responses to Drought, Flu, and Shark Attacks."  January 2004.

READING FOR TUESDAY, SEP 27:  John Alford, Carolyn Funk, and John Hibbing, "Are Political Orientations Genetically Transmitted?" American Political Science Review, May 2005.  See also the survey of  research on the biological basis of social and political behavior by Alford and Hibbing in the Fall 2005 issue of The Political Economist.

 


AY 2004-2005

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 7:  Christopher Boehm, "What Makes Humans Economically Distinctive? A Three-Species Evolutionary Comparison and Historical Analysis." Journal of Bioeconomics 6: 109–135, 2004.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 31:  Carles Boix and Frances Rosenbluth, “Bones of Contention: The Political Economy of Height Inequality.” August 2004.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 24: Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis, and Barry R. Weingast, "The Natural State: The Political-Economy Of Non-Development."   March 2005

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 17: Kevin A. Clarke and David M. Primo, "Modernizing Political Science: A Model-Based Approach," April 2005.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 10: Daniel Chen, "The Political Economy of Beliefs: Why Fiscal and Social Conservatives/Liberals Come Hand-in-Hand." April 2005. Chen will be available to meet with faculty after the luncheon.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 26: Raghabendra Chattopadhyay and Esther Duflo, "Women as Policy Makers: Evidence from a Randomized Policy Experiment in India." 2004.


AY 2003-2004

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 1: Barry Eichengreen, "Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods." NBER Working Paper 10497, May 2004

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 25: John Joseph Wallis, "Constitutions, Corporations, and Corruption: American States and Constitutional Change, 1842-1852." NBER Working Paper 10451, April 2004.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 4:  Karen Clay and Gavin Wright, "Order Without Law? Property Rights During the California Gold Rush."  June 2003

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL  27John V.C. Nye, "Killing Private Ryan: An Institutional Analysis of Military Decision Making in World War II." 2002

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL  20Simon Jackman, "What Do We Learn from Graduate Admissions Committees?: A Multiple-Rater, Latent Variable Model, with Incomplete Discrete and Continuous Indicators." February 18, 2004

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL  13John McMillan and Pablo Zoido, "How to Subvert Democracy: Montesinos in Peru," March 24, 2004

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL  6Daniel Treisman, "Stabilization Tactics in Latin America: Menem, Cardoso, and the Politics of Low Inflation." April 2002

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 30:  Adi Brender and Allan Drazen, "Where Does the Political Budget Cycle Really Come From?" July 2003

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 16:  J.T. Toman, "The Papal Conclave: How do Cardinals Divine the Will of God?."  January 2004

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 9: Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, "Ideology, Party and Interests in the British Parliament of 1841-47." British Journal of Political Science 33, 4 (October 2003)

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 2: Eli Berman and David D. Laitin, "Rational Martyrs vs. Hard Targets: Evidence on the Tactical Use of Suicide Attacks." 2004.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24:  Paul Pierson, "Increasing Returns , Path Dependence, and the Study of Politics," American Political Science Review 94, 2 (June 2000).

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10:  Alberto Alesina and Guido Tabellini, "Bureaucrats or Politicians?" NBER Working Paper 10241, January 2004

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3:  Edward Glaeser, Simon Johnson, and Andrei Shleifer, "Coase versus the Coasians," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 116, 3 (2001): 853-99.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 27:  Karla Hoff  and Joseph Stiglitz, "The Transition Process in Post-Communist Societies: Towards a Political Economy of Property Rights," August 2003

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 20: Andrei Shleifer and Daniel Treisman, "A Normal Country."  Harvard Institute of Economic Research, Discussion Paper Number 2019, October 2003.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 13: David Stasavage, "Credible Commitment in Early Modern Europe: North and Weingast Revisited." Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DEC 9, 2003: Isabela Mares, "Social Protection around the World: External Insecurity, State Capacity and Domestic Political Cleavages."  2003

READING FOR TUESDAY, DEC 2, 2003: Nathan Sussman and Yishay Yafeh, "Constitutions and Commitment: Evidence on the Relation between Institutions and the Cost of Capital."  August 2003

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 25, 2003: Kenneth Scheve and Matthew Slaughter, "Public Opinion, International Economic Integration, and the Welfare State," March 2003.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 18, 2003: Beth A. Simmons, "Trade and Territorial Conflict: International Borders as Institutions," September 2003.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 4, 2003: Herschel Grossman, “Fifty-Four Forty or Fight!” NBER Working Paper 9635, April 2003.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 21, 2003: Zoltan Hajnal and Paul Lewis, "Municipal Institutions and Voter Turnout in Local Elections." Urban Affairs Review 38, 5 (May 2003).

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 14, 2003:Torben Iversen and Frances Rosenbluth, "The Political Economy of Gender: Explaining Cross-National Variation in Household Bargaining, Divorce, and the Gender Voting Gap," August 2003. 

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 7: Michael Hiscox and Brian Burgoon, "The Mysterious Case of Female Protectionism: Gender Bias in Attitudes Toward International Trade," August 2003. 

READING FOR TUESDAY, SEP 30: Simeon Djankov, Edward L. Glaeser, Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silane, and Andrei Shleifer, "The New Comparative Economics." NBER Working Paper 9608 (April 2003).


AY 2002-2003

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 10: Thomas Nechyba, "School Finance, Spatial Income Segregation and the Nature of Communities." Duke Economics Working Paper #02-17. 2002

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 3: Lena Edlund and Rohini Pande, "Why Have Women Become Left-Wing? The Political Gender Gap and the Decline in Marriage,"  (October 2001).

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 20: Stanley Engermann and Kenneth Sokoloff, "Factor Endowments, Inequality, and Paths of Development Among New World Economics." NBER Working Paper 9259 (October 2002).

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 6: Timothy Besley and Anne Case, "Political Institutions and Policy Choices: Evidence from the United States," Journal of Economic Literature, March 2003.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 29: Ricardo Hausmann and Ugo Panizza, "The Mystery of Original Sin." March 2003.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 22: Kenneth Scheve, "Public Inflation Aversion and the Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policymaking." December 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 15 is: Raghuram Rajan and Luigi Zingales, "The Great Reversals: The Politics of Financial Development in the 20th Century."  July 2002

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 8 is: Abhijit Banerjee and Lakshmi Iyer, "History, Institutions and Economic Performance: The Legacy of Colonial Land Tenure Systems in India." June 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 1 is: Philip Keefer, "Clientelism, Credibility and Democracy." November  2002

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAR 18: Adam Przeworski, "Institutions Matter?" March 2003

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAR 11:  Stephen Ansolabehere, John M. de Figueiredo, and James M. Snyder, "Why is There So Little Money in U.S. Politics?" NBER Working Paper 9409, December 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAR 4:  M. Steven Fish, "Islam and Authoritarianism," World Politics 55 (Oct 2002).

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEB 25: Lee J. Alston and Andrés Gallo, "The Erosion of Checks and Balances in Argentina, 1930-1947: An Explanation of Argentina's Economic Slide from the Top 10." July 11, 2002

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEB 18: Jeffrey Williamson, "Winners and Losers over Two Centuries of Globalization." NBER Working Paper 9161, September 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEB 11: Edward L. Glaeser and Andrei Shleifer, "The Curley Effect," NBER Working Paper No. 8942 (May 2002).

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEB 4: Samuel Bowles and Jung-Kyoo Choi, "The First Property Rights Revolution." October 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JAN 28:  Adam Przeworski, et al, "Political Regimes and Economic Growth." (Chapter Three) in Adam Przeworski, Michael Alvarez, Jose Antonio Cheibub, Fernando Limongi, Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950-1990 (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

READING FOR TUESDAY, JAN 21:  Avner Greif and David D. Laitin, "How Do Self-Enforcing Institutions Endogenously Change? Institutional Reinforcement and Quasi-Parameters." 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JAN 14:  Dani Rodrik, Arvind Subramanian, and Francesco Trebbi, "Institutions Rule: The Primacy of Institutions Over Geography and Integration in Economic Development." NBER Working Paper No. 9305, October 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DEC 17:   Laurence R. Iannaccone, "Sacrifice and Stigma: Reducing Free-riding in Cults, Communes, and Other Collectives." Journal of Political Economy 100, 2 (April 1992).

READING FOR TUESDAY, DEC 10:   Rose McDermott, "Recent Advances in Neuroscience and their Implications for Political Science: Toward a Theory of Emotional Rationality." (2002).

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 19:   Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer, "What Can Economists Learn From Happiness Research?" Journal of Economic Literature 40, 2 (June 2002).

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 12:   Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, et al. "Fiscal Decentralization, Legislative Institutions, and Particularistic Spending." October 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOV 5: Jeffrey Herbst, "The Determinants and Ramifications of the Internal Structures of States."  October 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 29: David Galenson, "The Life Cycles of Modern Artists." NBER Working paper No. 8779. February 2002.  Also from Galenson's palette: "Masterpieces and Markets: Why the Most Famous Modern Paintings are not by American Artists."   NBER Working Paper 8549, October 2001.  ***Read the second paper if you only have time for one***

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 22: Alan B. Krueger and Jitka Malecková, "Education, Poverty, Political Violence and Terrorism: Is There a Causal Connection?"  July 2002

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 15: Ted O'Donoghue and Matthew Rabin, "Doing It Now or Later." American Economic Review (March 1999).

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 8: George Akerlof, "Behavioral Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Behavior." American Economic Review (June 2002).

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCT 1: Leonard Wantchekon, "Clientelism and Voting Behavior: A Field Experiment in Benin."  See also a recent NY Times article on Leonard's experiment.  [NOTE: The paper posted here until Sep 23 was missing all the tables.  This version is complete].

 


AY 2001-2002

READING FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 11: C. Peter Timmer, "The Role of Foreign Assistance in the Economic Growth of Developing Countries." 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 28: Oriana Bandiera, "Private States and the Enforcement of Property Rights: Theory and Evidence on the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia." January 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 21: Dora Costa and Matthew Kahn, "Cowards and Heroes: Group Loyalty in the American Civil War." NBER Working Paper No. 8627 (December 2001).

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 14: Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, et al, "'Economic Man' in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Behavioral Experiments in 15 Small-Scale Societies." 2002.

READING FOR TUESDAY, MAY 7:  Alastair Smith and Allan Stam, "Bargaining and the Nature of War." January 2002

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 30:  Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler, "Aid, Policy, and Peace."  August 17, 2000.

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 23: William Easterly and Ross Levine, "Tropics, Germs, and Crops: How Endowments Influence Economic Development." March 2002.

READINGS FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 16: Richard Auty and Alan H. Gleb, "Political Economy of Resource Abundant States." May 2000, and  Alberto Dalmazzo and Guido de Blasio, "Resources and Incentives to Reform: A Model and Some Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa."  IMF Working Paper June 2001

READING FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 9: Kishore Gawande and Pravin Krishna, "The Political Economy of Trade Policy: Empirical Approaches." Forthcoming, Handbook of International Trade 2002

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 12: Pushan Dutt and Devashish Mitra, "Political Ideology and Endogenous Trade Policy: An Empirical Investigation." January 2002

READING FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 5: Donald R. Davis and Daniel E. Weinstein, "What Role for Empirics in International Trade?" NBER Working Paper No. 8543  October 2001.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26: Nolan McCarty, "Presidential Vetoes in the Early Republic." Fall 2001.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12: Fiona McGillivray, "Government Hand-Outs, Political Institutions, and Stock Price Dispersion."  November 2001.

READING FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5: Mark Hallerberg and Patrik Marier, “Executive Authority, the Personal Vote, and Budget Discipline in Latin American and Caribbean Countries.”  November 2001.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 29: Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, and James A. Robinson,  "The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation."  American Economic Review, December, 2001.

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 22: David Dollar and Aart Kraay, "Trade, Growth, and Poverty."  March 2001.  For a summary version of the paper, see http://www.foreignaffairs.org/articles/Dollar0102.html     

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15: Ronald Rogowski and Mark Andreas Kayser, "Majoritarian Electoral Systems and Consumer Power: Price-Level Evidence from the OECD." October 2001.  

READING FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2002: Alberto Alesina, Edward Glaeser and Bruce Sacerdote, "Why Doesn't the U.S. Have a European-Style Welfare System?" NBER Working Paper 8524, October 2001.

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18: Canice Prendergast and Lars Stole, "The Non-Monetary Nature of Gifts." European Economic Review 45 (2001)

READING FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11: Timur Kuran, "The Islamic Commercial Crisis: Institutional Roots of the Delay in the Middle East's Economic Modernization."  March 2001

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20: Norman Schofield, "The Republic of Virtue and the Empire of Liberty."  September, 2001.

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13: Francesco Caselli and Massimo Morelli, "Bad Politicians." NBER Working Paper No. 8532 (October 2001).

READING FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6Ahmer Tarar, "International Bargaining with Two-Sided Domestic Constraints." Journal of Conflict Resolution (June 2001).

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23: James Fearon, "Why Do Some Civil Wars Last So Much Longer than Others?" May 2001.

READING FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16: Todd Sandler, John Tschirhart, and Jon Cauley, "A Theoretical Analysis of Transnational Terrorism." American Political Science Review (1983).


Background information

The Tuesday Political Economy Lunch Group is open to faculty members at UCSD and surrounding universities.  Visiting faculty are also welcome.  The Lunch Group is designed to encourage interdisciplinary connections among social scientists with shared substantive and methodological  interests.  Each Tuesday, we enjoy a causal lunch and discuss a recent paper of general interest (suggestions encouraged).  We keep track of developments in political economy, socialize, and chat about events  in our various departments and disciplines. Readings cover a variety of topics and approaches but share a grounding in the "economic approach" to social phenomena.

Participants receive the paper title and download location via email about one week in advance. We recognize that participants will not be able to attend every meeting or read all papers as carefully as they might like. Please come when you can. The benefits, in terms of gains from exchange, are likely to be significant.

Contact Lawrence Broz with questions or comments concerning meeting time/place, directions, paper distribution, additions to the mailing list, paper suggestions, etc.


Directions

From campus locations: we meet IR/PS Dean's Conference  Room which is on the second floor of Robinson Building #1.  The Dean's Conference Room is up the exterior stairs to the left of the circular plaza in the IR/PS complex.

From Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Downtown San Diego (SOUTH of UCSD)

Take 1-5 North.

Exit La Jolla Village Drive and go West (left) of the exit.

Follow La Jolla Village Drive (which will become North Torrey Pines Road at the top of the hill) to Muir College Drive.

Turn Right on Muir College Drive.

At First stop sign, turn Left (Scholars Drive North).

At First stop sign at the intersection of Marshall Lane and Scholars Drive, you will see a large parking structure ahead of you on the left. Go straight through the stop sign and turn left into the structure. There is metered visitor parking in the rows immediately in front of the entrance.

Once parked, walk east up Marshall Lane straight into the Social Science Building (5 story gray building across from IRPS and next to Super Computer Center).

The Political Science Department is on the third floor, room 301 (across from the staircase).  The PE Lunch Group meets in Room 333.


Related groups

Harvard Faculty Discussion Group on Political Economy