The following are papers presented during the 2002-2003 academic year in the Faculty Discussion Group on Political Economy:
Tuesday, June 24th:
"The Inefficient Use of Power: Costly Conflict with Complete Information" by Robert Powell (June 2003).
Tuesday, June 17th:
"Selection and Influence: Interest Groups and Congressional Voting on Trade Policy" by Benjamin Fordham and Timothy McKeown (May 2003).
Tuesday, June 10th:
"Was it Stolper-Samuelson, Infant Industry or Something Else? World Tariffs, 1789-1938" by Jeffrey G. Williamson (April 2003).
Tuesday, June 3rd:
"Land Reform, the Market for Protection and the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia: Theory and Evidence" by Oriana Bandiera (2003).
Tuesday, May 27th:
"History, Institutions and Economic Performance: the Legacy of Colonial Land Tenure Systems in India" by Abhijit Banerjee and Lakshmi Iyer (June 2002).
Tuesday, May 20th:
"Promises Made, Promises Broken: A Model of IMF Program Implementations" by Joseph P. Joyce (April 2003).
Tuesday, May 13th:
"Financial and Legal Institutions and Firm Size" by Thorsten Beck, Ash Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic (January 2003).
Tuesday, May 6th:
"Why Have Women Become Left-Wing? The Political Gender Gap and the Decline in Marriage" by Lena Edlund and Rohini Pande (October 2001).
Tuesday, April 29th:
"Towards a Statutory Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Lessons from Corporate Bankruptcy Practice Around the World" by Patrick Bolton (October 2002).
Tuesday, April 22nd:
"Geography of the Family" by Kai A. Konrad, Harald Kunemund, Kjell Erik Lommerud and Julio Robledo (September 2002).
Tuesday, April 15th:
"Inefficient Foreign Borrowing: A Dual-and-Common-Agency Perspective" by Jean Tirole (August 2002).
Tuesday, April 8th:
"Redistribution in a Divided Society" by David Austen-Smith and Michael Wallerstein (January 2003).
Tuesday, April 1st:
"Repeal in Historical Context: Key Parliamentary Debates on the Corn Laws Before 1846" by Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey (October 2003).
Tuesday, March 25th:
"What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs?" by Anna Ivanova, Wolfgang Mayer, Alex Mourmouras and George Anayiotos (January 2003).
Tuesday, March 18th:
"The Allocation of Resources by Interest Groups: Lobbying, Litigation and Administrative Regulation" by John M. de Figueiredo and Rui J.P. de Figueiredo, Jr. (April 2002).
Tuesday, March 11th:
"Endogenous Political Institutions" by Philippe Aghion, Alberto Alesina and Francesco Trebbi (June 2002).
Tuesday, March 4th:
"Capture of Bankruptcy: Theory and Evidence from Russia" by Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky, Constantin Sonin and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya.
Tuesday, February 25th:
"Why Not a Political Coase Theorem? Social Conflict, Commitment and Politics" by Daron Acemoglu (December 2002).
Tuesday, February 18th:
"Power and Inefficient Institutions" by Lutz-Alexander Busch and Abhinay Muthoo (November 2002).
Tuesday, February 11th:
"Why the Welfare State Looks Like a Free Lunch" by Peter Lindert (Fall 2002).
Tuesday, February 4th:
"How Does Natural Resource Wealth Influence Civil War?" by Michael Ross (July 2002).
Tuesday, January 21st:
"Lobbying and Legislative Bargaining" by Elhanan Helpman and Torsten Persson (2001).
Tuesday, January 14th:
"Clientelism, Credibility and Democracy" by Philip Keefer (November 2002).
Tuesday, January 7th:
"Fear and Greed: the Evolution of Double Liability in American Banking, 1865-1930" by Richard S. Grossman (October 2002).
Tuesday, December 17th:
"Winners and Losers Over Two Centuries of Globalization" by Jeffrey G. Williamson (September 2002).
Tuesday, December 10th:
"Are Politicians Really Paid Like Bureaucrats?" by Rafael Di Tella and Raymond Fisman (September 2002).
Tuesday, December 3rd:
"Insurance and Representation: Why Do Some Democracies Redistribute More than Others?" by Torben Iverson and David Soskice (September 2002).
Tuesday, November 26th:
"Fiscal Decentralization, Legislative Institutions and Particularistic Spending" by Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Kenneth McElwain, Vidal Romero and Konrad Siewierski (October 2002).
Tuesday, November 19th:
"Social Security and Democracy" by Casey Mulligan, Ricard Gil and Xavier Sala-i-Martin (May 2002).
Tuesday, November 12th:
"Institutions and the Resource Curse" by Halvor Mehlum, Kalle Moene and Ragnar Torvik (October 2002).
Tuesday, November 5th:
"Education, Poverty, Political Violence and Terrorism: Is There a Causal Connection?" by Alan Krueger and Jitka Maleckova (July 2002).
Tuesday, October 29th:
"Electoral Systems and Public Spending" by Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Roberto Perotti and Massimo Rostagno (September 2001).
Tuesday, October 22nd:
"Tropics, Germs and Crops: How Endowments Influence Economic Development" by William Easterly and Ross Levine (August 2002).
Tuesday, October 15th:
"Reviving Leviathan: Fiscal Federalism and the Growth of Government" by Jonathan Rodden (April 2002).
Tuesday, October 8th:
"Taxability, Elections and Government Support of Business" by Scott Gehlbach (September 2002).
Tuesday, October 1st:
"Birds of a Different Feather? Varieties of Capitalism, Factor Specificity and Interindustry Labor Movements" by Michael Hiscox and Stephanie Rickard (August 2002).
Tuesday, September 24th:
"Transactions Costs and Coalition Stability Under Majority Rule" by Ronald N. Johnson and Gary D. Libecap (April 2002).
Tuesday, September 17th:
"Dornbusch's Oversooting Model after Twenty-Five Years" by Kenneth Rogoff (January 2002).
Tuesday, September 10th:
"Globalization and Egalitarian Backlash: Protectionism Versus Compensatory Free Trade" by Carles Boix (May 2002).
Tuesday, September 3rd:
"Getting their Way, or Getting in the Way? Presidents and Party Unity in Legislative Voting" by John Carey (July 2002).
Tuesday, August 27th:
"The Politics of Legal Reform" by Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes (August 2001).
Tuesday, August 13th:
"Government Hand-Outs, Political Institutions and Stock Price Dispersion" by Fiona McGillivray (2002).
Tuesday, August 6th:
"The Roots of Latin American Protectionism: Looking Before the Great Depression" by John H. Coatsworth and Jeffrey G. Williamson (June 2002).
Tuesday, July 30th:
"Evolutionary Theorizing in Economics" by Richard Nelson and Sidney Winter (Spring 2002).
"Evolution and Game Theory" by Larry Samuelson (Spring 2002).
"Evolution of Social Behavior: Individual and Group Selection" by Theodore Bergstrom (Spring 2002).
"Evolution and Human Nature" by Arthur J. Robson (Spring 2002).
Tuesday, July 23rd:
"Conditionality and Ownership in IMF Lending: A Political Economy Approach" by Allan Drazen (July 2002).
Tuesday, July 16th:
"Cronyism and Capital Controls: Evidence from Malaysia" by Simon Johnson and Todd Mitton (October 2001).
"Legal Determinants of World Cup Success" by Mark D. West.
Tuesday, July 9th:
"Does Globalization Reduce Corruption? Some Political Consequences of Economic Integration" by Miriam A. Golden (May 2002).