The following are papers presented during the 2004-2005 academic year in the Faculty Discussion Group on Political Economy:
Tuesday, June 28th:
"Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and Evidence from the United States" by Timothy Besley, Torsten Persson and Daniel Sturm (April 2005).
Tuesday, June 21th:
"Overconfidence vs. Market Efficiency in the National Football League" by Cade Massey and Richard H. Thaler (April 2005).
Tuesday, June 14th:
"The Economic Theory of Illegal Goods: the Case of Drugs" by Gary S. Becker, Kevin M. Murphy and Michael Grossman (December 2004).
Tuesday, June 7th:
"Property Rights and the Political Organization of Agriculture" by Jonathan H. Conning and James A. Robinson (January 2005).
Tuesday, May 31st:
"Fundamental Dimensions of U.S. Trade Policy" by Alok K. Bohara, Alejandro Islas Camargo, Therese Grijalva and Kishore Gawande (2005).
Tuesday, May 24th:
"Democracy and the Supply of Transparency" by B. Peter Rosendorff (March 2004).
Tuesday, May 17th:
"Decreasing Electoral Risk and Strategic Retirement to Avoid Losing Election: Survival Analysis of Legislators' (Political) Life at Systematically Dependent Competing Risks" by Kentaro Fukumoto (May 2005).
Tuesday, May 10th:
"The Performance of the Pivotal-Voter Model in Small-Scale Elections: Evidence from Texas Liquor Referenda" by Stephen Coate, Michael Conlin and Andrea Moro (September 2004).
Tuesday, May 3rd:
"Straight Ahead on Red: the Mutually Reinforcing Impact of Foreign Direct Investment and Local Autonomy in Vietnam" by Edmund Malesky.
Tuesday, April 26th:
"Does Sovereign Risk Differ for Domestic and Foreign Investors? Historical Evidence from Scandinavian Bond Markets" by Daniel Waldenstrom (Feburary 2005).
Tuesday, April 19th:
"The International Criminal Court: Benign, Malign or Futile? A Formal Analysis" by Michael Gilligan.
Tuesday, April 12th:
"The Role of Importers and Exporters in the Determination of the U.S. Tariff Preferences Granted to Latin America" by Peri Silva (February 2005).
Tuesday, April 5th:
"Bargaining and the Nature of War" by Alastair Smith and Allan C. Stam (2003).
Tuesday, March 29th:
"The Rise of U.S. Antidumping Actions in Historical Perspective" by Douglas Irwin (June 2004).
Tuesday, March 22nd:
"A Political Model of Exit and Voice" by Scott Gehlbach (February 2005).
Tuesday, March 15th:
"Women as Policy Makers: Evidence from a Randomized Policy Experiment in India" by Raghabendra Chattopadhyay and Esther Duflo.
Tuesday, March 8th:
"Lobbying and Agricultural Protection in the United States: Implications for International Cooperation" by Kishore Gawande and Bernard Hoekman.
Tuesday, March 1st:
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the U.S. Senate" by Alan J. Ziobrowski, Ping Cheng, James W. Boyd and Brigitte J. Ziobrowski (December 2004).
Tuesday, February 22nd:
"Warlike Democracies" by John Ferejohn and Frances Rosenbluth (February 2005).
Tuesday, February 8th:
"A Measure of Media Bias" by Tim Groseclose and Jeff Milyo (December 2004).
Tuesday, February 1st:
"Testing Novel Implications from the Selectorate Theory of War" by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, James D. Morrow, Randolph M. Siverson and Alastair Smith (April 2004).
Tuesday, January 25th:
"Public Finance and Individual Preferences over Globalization Strategies" by Gordon H. Hanson, Kenneth Scheve and Matthew J. Slaughter (December 2004).
Tuesday, January 18th:
"Tribe or Nation? Nation Building and Public Goods in Kenya vs. Tanzania" by Edward Miguel (April 2004).
Tuesday, January 11th:
"Empire, Public Goods and the Roosevelt Corollary" by Kris James Mitchener and Marc D. Weidenmier (August 2004).
Tuesday, December 21st:
"Small was Beautiful: Belgian Workers and Free Trade before 1914" by Michael Huberman (September 2004).
Tuesday, December 14th:
"Behavioral Corporate Finance: a Survey" by Malcom Baker, Richard S. Ruback and Jeffrey Wurgler (October 2004).
Tuesday, December 7th:
"Rule of Law, Democracy, Openness and Income: Estimating the Interrelationships" by Roberto Rigobon and Dani Rodrik (September 2004).
Tuesday, November 30th:
"History, Social Divisions and Public Goods in Rural India" by Abhijit Banerjee, Lakshmi Iyer and Rohini Somanathan (2004).
Tuesday, November 23rd:
"Why do Incumbent Senators Win? Evidence from a Dynamic Selection Model" by Gautam Gowrisankaran, Matthew F. Mitchell and Andrea Moro (September 2004).
Tuesday, November 16th:
"Income and Democracy" by Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared (August 2004).
Tuesday, November 9th:
"Government Formation in Parliamentary Democracies and Foreign Exchange Markets: Theory and Empirical Evidence from Europe" by Bumba Mukherjee and Will Moore (2004).
Tuesday, November 2nd:
"Joe Cannon and the Minority Party: Tyranny or Bipartisanship" by Keith Krehbiel and Alan E. Wiseman (July 2004).
Tuesday, October 26th:
"Fixed Exchange Rates and Trade" by Michael W. Klein and Jay C. Shambaugh (August 2004).
Tuesday, October 19th:
"Is the Lower House Dominant over the Upper House? A Spatial Theory of Bicameral Reconciliation in Japan" by Kentaro Fukumoto and Satoshi Machidori (October 2004).
Tuesday, October 12th:
"The Returns from Rent-Seeking: Campaign Contributions, Firm Subsidies and the Byrd Amendment" by Kara M. Olson and Benjamin Liebman.
Tuesday, October 5th:
"Who Wants to Globalize? A Unified Theory of Trade Policy Beliefs" by Andy Baker.
Tuesday, September 28th:
"Why Doesn't Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries? An Empirical Investigation" by Laura Alfaro, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Vadym Volosovych (December 2003).
Tuesday, September 21st:
"Trade, Inequality and Poverty: What Do We Know? Evidence from Recent Trade Liberalization Episodes in Developing Countries" by Pinelopi Goldberg and Nina Pavcnik (June 2004).
Tuesday, September 14th:
"May Issue vs. Shall Issue: Explaining the Pattern of Concealed Carry Gun Laws, 1960-2000" by Richard Grossman and Stephen Lee (August 2004).
Tuesday, September 7th:
"The Causes of Slavery or Serfdom and the Roads to Agrarian Capitalism: Domar's Hypothesis Revisited" by Jonathan Conning (March 2004).
Tuesday, August 31st:
"Institutions as the Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth" by Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James Robinson (May 2004).
Tuesday, August 17th:
"Competing for Capital: the Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000" by Beth Simmons and Andrew Guzman (May 2004).
Tuesday, August 3rd:
"Spatial Models of Delegation" by Jonathan Bendor and Adam Meirowitz (APSR, May 2004).
Tuesday, July 27th:
"Vetoing Cooperation: The Impact of Veto Players on International Trade Agreements" by Edward Mansfield, Helen Milner and Jon Pevehouse (May 2004).
Tuesday, July 20th:
"The Effects of Terrorism on Global Capital Markets" by Andrew Chen and Thomas Siems (European Journal of Political Economy, June 2004).
Tuesday, July 13th:
"Does Relationship Banking Matter? Japanese Bank-Borrower Ties in Good Times and Bad" by Yoshiro Miwa and J. Mark Ramseyer (November 2003).
Tuesday, July 6th:
"Political Survival Strategies: Political Career Decisions in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies" by Eduardo Leoni, Carlos Pereira and Lucio Renno (Journal of Latin American Studies 2004).