The following are papers presented during the 2003-2004 academic year in the Faculty Discussion Group on Political Economy:
Tuesday, June 29th:
"Economic Growth and Judicial Independence: Cross Country Evidence Using a New Set of Indicators" by Lars P. Feld and Stefan Voigt (April 2003).
Tuesday, June 22nd:
"Killing Private Ryan: An Institutional Analysis of Military Decision Making in World War II" by John V.C. Nye (2002).
Tuesday, June 15th:
"International Law for an Uncertain Environment" by Barbara Koremenos.
Tuesday, June 8th:
"The Political Economy of Bank and Market Dominance" by Enrico Perotti and Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden (September 2003).
Tuesday, June 1st:
"Government Debt, Reputation and Creditors' Protection: The Tale of San Giorgio" by Michele Fratianni (April 2004).
Tuesday, May 25th:
"Congress and the Political Expansion of the United States District Courts" by John M. de Figueiredo, Gerald S. Gryski, Emerson H. Tiller and Gary Zuk (April 2000).
Tuesday, May 18th:
"Deadweight Costs and the Size of Government" by Gary Becker and Casey Mulligan (October 2003).
Tuesday, May 11th:
"The European Union: A Politically Incorrect View" by Alberto Alesina and Roberto Perotti (March 2004).
Tuesday, May 4th:
"Labor vs. Capital in Trade-Policy Determination: The Role of General-Interest and Special-Interest Politics" by Pushan Dutt and Devashish Mitra (November 2003).
Tuesday, April 27th:
"An Experimental Study of Storable Votes" by Alessandra Casella, Andrew Gelman and Tom Palfrey (September 2003).
Tuesday, April 20th:
"Strategic Voting on the DC Circuit? A Case Study of Challenges to Health-and-Safety Regulation" by Richard L. Revesz (Spring 2001).
Tuesday, April 13th:
"Foreign Lobbies and US Trade Policy" by Kishore Gawande, Pravin Krishna and Michael J. Robbins (January 2004).
Tuesday, April 6th:
"The Honest Broker: Mediation and Mistrust" by Andrew Kydd (February 2004).
Tuesday, March 23rd:
"Rational Martyrs vs. Hard Targets: Evidence on the Tactical Use of Suicide Attacks" by Eli Berman and David D. Laitin.
Tuesday, March 16th:
"Economic Analysis and the Design of Constitutional Courts" by Tom Ginsburg (May 2001).
Tuesday, March 9th:
"Why Multilateralism? Foreign Aid and Domestic Principal-Agent Problems" by Helen V. Milner (February 2004).
Tuesday, March 2nd:
"Setting the Common Customs Tariff: Does the EU Act as a Country or as a Group of Countries?" by Samia Costa Tavares (December 2003).
Tuesday, February 24th:
"Equilibrium Impotence: Why the States and Not the American National Government Financed Infrastructure Investment in the Antebellum Era" by John Wallis and Barry R. Weingast (January 2004).
Tuesday, February 17th:
"Conciliation, Commitment and Counter-Terrorism: a Formal Model" by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita (April 2003). Figures available here.
Tuesday, February 10th:
"Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: An Instrumental Variables Approach" by Edward Miguel, Shanker Satyanath and Ernest Sergenti (October 2003).
Tuesday, February 3rd:
"The Papal Conclave: How Do Cardinals Divine the Will of God?" by J.T. Toman (January 2004).
Tuesday, January 27th:
"Order Without Law? Property Rights During the California Gold Rush" by Karen Clay and Gavin Wright (June 2003).
Tuesday, January 20th:
"A Positive Explanation of EU Enlargement" by Daniel Brou and Michele Ruta (October 2003).
Tuesday, January 13th:
"Self-Enforcing Voting in International Organizations" by Giovanni Maggi and Massimo Morelli (November 2003).
Tuesday, January 6th:
"The Demand for Sons: Evidence from Divorce, Fertility and Shotgun Marriage" by Gordon Dahl (September 2003).
Tuesday, December 16th:
"Votes and Vetos: The Political Determinants of Commercial Openness" by Witold J. Henisz and Edward D. Mansfield (September 2003).
Tuesday, December 9th:
"Constitutions and Commitment: Evidence on the Relation Between Institutions and the Cost of Capital" by Nathan Sussman and Yishay Yafeh (June 2003).
Tuesday, December 2nd:
"The Causes and Consequences of IMF Conditionality" by Axel Dreher and Roland Vaubel (September 2003).
Tuesday, November 25th:
"The Impact of Leadership Turnover on Relations Between States" by Fiona McGillivray and Alastair Smith.
Tuesday, November 18th:
"Domestic Politics of International Monetary Fund Policy" by J. Lawrence Broz and Michael Hawes (September 2003).
Tuesday, November 4th:
"Where Does the Political Budget Cycle Really Come From?" by Adi Brender and Allan Drazen (July 2003).
Tuesday, October 28th:
"Rewarding Impatience: A Bargaining and Enforcement Model of OPEC" by Lisa Blaydes.
Tuesday, October 21st:
"The Mysterious Case of Female Protectionism: Gender Bias in Attitudes Toward International Trade" by Michael Hiscox and Brian Burgoon (August 2003).
Tuesday, October 14th:
"The Economic Origins of Policy Preferences on Security Issues in the United States, 1947-2000" by Benjamin Fordham (August 2003).
Tuesday, October 7th:
"The New Comparative Economics" by Simeon Djankov, Edward L. Glaeser, Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silane and Andrei Shleifer (April 2003).
Tuesday, September 30th:
"Trade and Territorial Conflict: International Borders as Institutions" by Beth Simmons.
Tuesday, September 23rd:
"The United States and International Commitments: Treaties as Signaling Devices" by Lisa Martin (September 2003).
Tuesday, September 16th:
"Trade, Factor Proportions and Political Rights" by Jose Tavares.
Tuesday, September 9th:
"Fifty-Four Forty or Fight!" by Herschel I. Grossman (April 2003).
Tuesday, September 2nd:
"Decentralization and Political Institutions" by Ruban Enikolopov and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (July 2003).
Tuesday, August 12th:
"Why is There so Little Money in US Politics?" by Stephen Ansolabehere, John M. de Figueiredo and James M. Snyder (December 2002).
Tuesday, August 5th:
"Constructivist and Ecological Rationality in Economics" by Vernon Smith (June 2003).
Tuesday, July 29th:
"Institutions Matter?" by Adam Przeworski (March 2003).
Tuesday, July 8th:
"Does Partisan Heritage Matter? The Case of the Federal Reserve" by Dino Falaschetti (2002).
Tuesday, July 1st:
"Political Institutions and Pricing of Bonds on the International Markets" by Vladimir Zlacky (2002).