Political Economy Lunch Group (PELG)
Welcome to the Political Economy Lunch Group (PELG) Speaker Series, sponsored by the Center for Commerce and Diplomacy. The speaker series showcases UCSD as a hub of political economy research and serves as a forum for discussing new research from across the globe. The series meets on Tuesdays at noon throughout the academic year and is open to the public.
On Tuesdays when there is no invited speaker, the PELG offers a Faculty Reading Group that is open to faculty members from UCSD and other universities.
Sping 2021 PELG Speakers
Past PELG Events
Winter 2021 PELG Speakers
Fall 2020 PELG Speakers
|October 6, 2020||Jhacova Williams, RAND Corporation
"Confederate Streets and Black-White Labor Market Differentials"
|October 13, 2020||Carlo Schwarz, Bocconi University
"Social Media and Vote Outcomes: Evidence from the United States" (with Thomas Fujiwara and Karsten Müller)
|October 20, 2020||Olle Folke, Uppsala University|
|October 27, 2020||Diana Van Patten, Princeton University
"Multinationals, Monopsony and Local Development: Evidence from the United Fruit Company"
|November 10, 2020||Ro'ee Levy, MIT
"Social Media, News Consumption, and Polarization: Evidence from a Field Experiment"
|November 17, 2020||Raquel Fernandez, New York University
"Universal Basic Income: A Dynamic Assessment"
|December 1, 2020||Svetlana Kosterina, University of Pittsburgh (Joint with Economics)
Winter 2020 PELG Events
|January 14, 2020||Isabela Mares, Yale University,
"Poor versus Poor: How Distributional Conflicts Conditions the Choice of Clientelistic Strategies" (with Lauren Young)
|February 11, 2020||Susan Stokes, University of Chicago,
Joint with Political Science CP series
"Referendums. Why Are They Held? When Are They Justified?
|February 18, 2020||Shanker Satyanath, NYU,
"Cronyism in State Violence: Evidence from Labor Repression During Argentina’s Last Dictatorship" (with Esteban Klor and Sebastian Saiegh)
|March 3, 2020||Horacio Larreguy, Harvard Universtiy,
Joint with Political Science CP series
"Brokering Votes with Information Spread Via Social Networks" (with Raúl Duarte, Frederico Finan, and Laura Schechter)
Fall 2019 PELG Events
|October 8, 2019||Luis Martinez, University of Chicago,
"How Effective Are Monetary Incentives to Vote? Evidence from a Nationwide Policy"
|October 15, 2019||Anqi Li, Washington Universtiy,
"The Politics of News Personalization" (with Lin Hu and Ilya Segal)
|October 22, 2019||Romain Wacziarg, UCLA,
"The Cultural Divide" (with Klaus Desmet)
|October 29, 2019||Thomas Fujiwara, Princeton,
"Local Politicians and the Deforestation of the Amazon" (with Leonardo Bursztyn)"
|November 13, 2019||Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago,
Joint with Economics
(Wednesday seminar at 2:00pm)
|November 19, 2019||Francesco Trebbi, UBC,
"Unbounding Polarization" (with Nathan Canen and Chad Kendall)
|December 3, 2019||Cecilia Testa, University of Nottingham,
"Race, Representation and Local Governments in the US South: the Effect of the Voting Rights Act" (with Andrea Bernini and Giovanni Facchini)
Spring 2019 PELG Events
|May 7, 2019||Sarah Brierley, Washington University in St. Louis,
"The Connections of Party Brokers"
Faculty sign up to meet Sarah here.
|May 14, 2019||Thomas Pepinsky, Cornell University,
"Ethnicity as an Institution"
Faculty sign up to meet Thomas here.
Winter 2019 PELG Events
|January 15, 2019||Sean Gailmard , UC Berkeley,
"Laws of War: The Growth of Legislative Power in America"
Faculty sign up to meet Sean here.
|January 22, 2019||Jeffry Frieden, Harvard University,
"The Political Economy of the Globalization Backlash: Sources and Implications"
Faculty sign up to meet Jeffry here.
|January 29, 2019||Reading Group Event|
|February 5, 2019||Reading Group Event|
|February 12, 2019||David Stasavage, New York University,
"Origins of Early Democracy" (with Ali Ahmed.)
Faculty sign up to meet David here.
|February 19, 2019||Alisha Holland, Princeton University,
"Private Property Against Public Works: How Rights Affect Development in Ecuador and Colombia"
Faculty sign up to meet Alisha here.
|February 26, 2019||Reading Group Event|
|March 5, 2019||Reading Group Event|
|March 12, 2019||Reading Group Event|
|March 19, 2019||Reading Group Event|
Fall 2018 PELG Events
|September 19, 2018||Bård Harstad , University of Oslo,
Faculty sign up to meet Bård here.
Please note different day, time and location: Econ 300, 2:00pm to 3:30pm on Wednesday. This is a joint talk with the TBE group.
|September 25, 2018||Vincent Pons, Harvard Business School,
"Rankings Matter Even When They Shouldn't: Bandwagon Effect in Two-Round Elections" (with Clémence Tricaud.)
Faculty sign up to meet Vincent here.
|October 2, 2018||Reading Group Event|
|October 9, 2018||Cesi Cruz, University of British Columbia,
"Making Policies Matter: Voter Responses to Campaign Promises" (with Philip Keefer, Julien Labonne, and Francesco Trebbi.)
Faculty sign up to meet Cesi here.
|October 16, 2018||Sam Bazzi, Boston University,
"Frontier Culture: The Roots and Persistence of 'Rugged Individualism' in the United States" (with Martin Fiszbein and Mesay Gebresilasse.)
Faculty sign up to meet Sam here.
|October 23, 2018||Mark Dincecco, University of Michigan,
"Internal Conflict, Elite Action, and State Failure: Evidence from China, 1000-1911" (with Yuhua Wang.)
Faculty sign up to meet Mark here.
|October 30, 2018||Dana Foarta, Stanford University,
"Wait-and-See or Step in? Dynamics of Interventions" (with Takuo Sugaya.)
Faculty sign up to meet Dana here.
|November 6, 2018||Priya Mukerhjee, College of William and Mary (visiting BU),
"The Electoral Effects of a Fiscal Transfer: Evidence from Indian Elections" (with Thomas Fujiwara and Martin Kanz)
Faculty sign up to meet Priya here.
|November 13, 2018||No PELG event|
|November 20, 2018||Reading Group Event|
|November 27, 2018||Gilles Serra, CIDE,
"The Electoral Strategies of a Populist Candidate: Does Charisma Discourage Experience and Encourage Extremism?"
Faculty sign up to meet Gilles here.
|December 4, 2018||Reading Group Event|