The following are papers presented during the 2000-2001 academic year in the Faculty Discussion Group on Political Economy:
Tuesday, June 26th:
"Contagion in Latin Amercia: Definitions, Measurements and Policy Implications" by Kristin Forbes and Roberto Rigobon (January 2001).
"Assessing the Property Rights and Transation-Cost Theories of Firm Scope" by Michael D. Whinston (May 2001).
Tuesday, June 19th:
"Empirical Strategies in Contact Economics: Information and the Boundary of the Firm" by George P. Baker and Thomas N. Hubbard (May 2001).
"Do Firm Boundaries Matter?" by Sendhil Mullainathan and David Scharfstein (May 2001).
Tuesday, June 12th:
"Reexamining the Influence of Trade upon the Variety of Democratic Institutions" by Mark R. Brawley.
Tuesday, June 5th:
"Revolution, Restoration and Debt Repudiation: the Jacobite Threat to England's Institutions and Economic Growth" by John Wells and Douglas Wills.
Tuesday, May 29th:
"Low Wage Services: Interpreting the US-German Difference" by Richard Freeman and Ronald Schettkat (March 2000).
Tuesday, May 22nd:
"Paying for Privilege: The Political Economy of Bank of England Charters, 1694-1843" by J. Lawrence Broz and Richard Grossman (May 2001).
Tuesday, May 15th:
"Regulatory Opportunism and Investment Behavior: Evidence from the U.S. Electric Utility Industry" by Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Mayo (June 2000).
Tuesday, May 8th:
"The Biological Basis of Economic Behavior" by Arthur J. Robson (March 2001).
Tuesday, May 1st:
"The Role of Nationhood in the Economic Development of the USA" by Gavin Wright (August 2000).
Tuesday, April 24th:
"Agglomeration, Integration and Tax Harmonization" by Richard Baldwin and Paul Krugman (September 2000).
Tuesday, April 17th:
"International Sources of the Collapse of Rent-Seeking Regimes: Hypothesis Drawn from the Italian Case" by Miriam Golden (April 2001).
Tuesday, April 10th:
"Coordination in Turnout Games" by Daniel Diermeier.
Tuesday, April 3rd:
"Cross-Issue Coalitions, Representative Government and the Credibility of Public Debt" by David Stasavage (March 2001).
Tuesday, March 27th:
"Rationality, Inaccurate Mental Models and Self-Confirming Equilibrium: A New Understanding of the American Revolution" by Rui de Figuieredo, Jack Rakove and Barry Weingast.
Tuesday, March 20th:
"Are Profits Shared Across Borders? Evidence on International Rent Sharing" by John Budd and Mathew Slaughter.
Tuesday, March 13th:
"Understanding the Decline in Social Capital, 1952-1998" by Dora Costa and Mathew Kahn.
Tuesday, February 27th:
"Political Institutions and Policy Outcomes: What are the Stylized Facts?" by Torsten persson and Guido Tabellini.
Tuesday, February 20th:
"A Historical Test of the Tiebout Hypothesis: Local Heterogeneity from 1850 to 1990" by Paul Rhode and Koleman Strumpf (2000).
Tuesday, February 13th:
"Legal Origins" by Edward Glaeser and Andrei Shleifer.
Tuesday, February 6th:
"Electoral Rules and Corruption" by Torsten Persson, Guido Tabellini and Francesco Trebbi.
Tuesday, January 30th:
"The 'New Political Economy': Recent Books by Allen Drazen and by Torsten Persson and Guido Tabellini" by Gilles Saint-Paul (December 2000).
Tuesday, January 23rd:
"History Lessons: Institutions, Factor Endowments and Paths of Development in the New World" by Kenneth Solokoff and Stanley Engerman.
Tuesday, January 16th:
"Economic Integration and Political Disintegration" by Alberto Alesina, Enrico Spolaore and Romain Wacziarg.
Tuesday, January 9th:
"On Microfoundations and Methodology in the Study of International Conflict: Assessing the Democratic Peace and Offense-Defense Theory" by James Morrow (December 2000).
Tuesday, December 19th:
"Partisan Governments, the International Economy and Macroeconomic Policies in Advanced Nations, 1960-93" by Charles Boix (October 2000).
Tuesday, December 12th:
"The Domestic Politics of Financial Globalization" by Frances Rosenbluth and Ross Schapp (September 2000).
Tuesday, December 5th:
"Biogeography and Long-Run Economic Development" by Ola Olsson and DOuglas A. Hibbs, Jr.
Tuesday, November 28th:
"The Evolution of Support and Opposition to American Military Spending" by Benjamin O. Fordham (September 2000).
Tuesday, November 21st:
"Introduction," Veto Players: Foundations of Political Analysis, by George Tsebelis.
"Governments and Parliaments," Veto Players: Foundations of Political Analysis, by George Tsebelis.
Tuesday, November 14th:
"Sect, Subsidy and Sacrifice: An Economist's View of Ultra-Orthodox Jews" by Eli Berman (August 2000).
Tuesday, November 7th:
"Common Agency in the American System of Shared Powers: The President, Congress and the NLRB" by Susan Snyder and Barry Weingast (October 2000).
Tuesday, October 24th:
"The Effect of IMF Programs on Economic Growth" by Adam Przeworski and Hames Raymond Vreeland (2000).
Tuesday, October 17th:
"Private Interests and Government Policy in a Global World" by Ronald W. Jones.
Tuesday, October 10th:
"The Six Major Puzzles in International Macroeconomics: Is There a Common Cause?" by Maurice Obstfeld and Kenneth Rogoff (July 2000).
Tuesday, October 3rd:
"Globalization and Governance: Implications of Tiebout Models for a World of Mobile Factors" by Ronald Rogowski (September 2000).
Tuesday, September 26th:
"Fairness and Retaliation: The Economics of Reciprocity" by Ernst Fehr and Simon Gachter (Summer 2000).
Tuesday, September 19th:
"The Evolution of Fairness Norms" by Ken G. Binmore (1998).
Tuesday, September 12th:
"Legalized Dispute Resolution: Interstate and Transnational" by Robert O. Keohane, Andrew Moravcsik and Anne-Marie Slaughter (Summer 2000).
Tuesday, September 5th:
"THe Rationality of Revolution" by Leonard Dudley.
Tuesday, August 29th:
"Political Support for Reforms: Economics of Voting in Transition Countries" by Jan Fidrmuc (2000).
Tuesday, August 22nd:
"Did Women's SUffrage Change the Size and Scope of Government?" by John Lott, Jr. and Lawrence Kenny (December 1999).
Tuesday, August 15th:
"Community Imperfections" by Jean-Philippe Platteau (June 2000).
Tuesday, August 1st:
"An Asset Theory of Social Policy Preferences" by Torben Iversen and David Soskice (June 2000).
Tuesday, July 11th:
"Globalization and Policy Diffusion: Explaining Three Decades of Liberalization" by Beth Simmons and Zachary Elkins (June 2000).