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 12:30 throughout the academic year and is open to graduate students and faculty. Lunch is provided.
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.
Fall 2019 PELG Speakers
|October 8, 2019||Luis Martinez, University of Chicago,
"How Effective Are Monetary Incentives to Vote? Evidence from a Nationwide Policy"
Faculty sign up to meet Luis here.
|October 15, 2019||Anqi Li, Washington Universtiy,
"The Politics of News Personalization" (with Lin Hu and Ilya Segal.)
Faculty sign up to meet Anqi here.
|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,
|December 3, 2019||Cecilia Testa, University of Nottingham,
Winter/Spring 2020 PELG Speakers
|January 14, 2020||Isabela Mares, Yale University,
|February 11, 2020||Susan Stokes, University of Chicago,
Joint with Political Science CP series
|February 18, 2020||Shanker Satyanath, NYU,
|March 3, 2020||Horacio Larreguy, Harvard Universtiy,
Joint with Political Science CP series
|April 14, 2020||Paola Giuliano, Georgetown University,
|May 12, 2020||Marko Klašnja, Georgetown University,
Past PELG Events
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|