The following are papers presented during the 2006-2007 academic year in the Faculty Discussion Group on Political Economy:
Tuesday, June 26th:
"Credible Commitments and the International Criminal Court" by Beth Simmons and Allison Danner (June 2007).
Tuesday, June 19th:
"Putting the Corporation in its Place" by Timothy Guinnane, Ron Harris, Naomi R. Lamoreaux and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal (May 2007).
Tuesday, June 12th:
"Aggregation Reversals and the Social Formation of Beliefs" by Edward L. Glaeser and Bruce Sacerdote (April 2007).
Tuesday, June 5th:
"Electoral Rules and Government Spending in Parliamentary Democracies" by Torsten Persson, Gerard Roland and Guido Tabellini (January 2007).
Tuesday, May 29th:
"Institutions and the Resource Curse in Early Modern Spain" by Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth (March 2007).
Tuesday, May 22nd:
"Bureaucrats or Politicians? Part II: Multiple Policy Tasks" by Alberto Alesina and Guido Tabellini (February 2007).
Tuesday, May 15th:
"The Perils of Globalization: Offshoring and Economic Insecurity of the American Worker" by Richard Anderson and Charles Gascon (February 2007).
Tuesday, May 1st:
"From Farmers to Merchants, Voluntary Conversions and Diaspora: A Human Capital Interpretation of Jewish History" by Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein (August 2006).
Tuesday, April 24th:
"Are Elite Universities Losing their Competitive Edge?" by E. Han Kim, Adair Morse and Luigi Zingales (May 2006).
Tuesday, April 17th:
"The Fox News Effect: Media Bias and Voting" by Stefano Della Vigna and Ethan Kaplan.
Tuesday, April 10th:
"Trade, Institutions and Religious Tolerance: Evidence from India" by Saumitra Jha (February 2007).
Tuesday, April 3rd:
"Law and State Power: The Institutional Roots of the Strong State in Islamic History" by Metin Cosgel, Rasha Ahmed and Thomas Miceli (January 2007).
Tuesday, March 20th:
"When Can Politicians Scare Citizens into Supporting Bad Policies? A Theory of Incentives with Fear-Based Content" by Arthur Lupia and Jesse Menning (2005).
Tuesday, March 13th:
"Was Weber Wrong? A Human Capital Theory of Protestant Economic History" by Sascha Becker and Luder Wößmann (January 2007).
Tuesday, March 6th:
"The Politics of Wine: Trade Barriers, Interest Groups, and the Commerce Clause" by Alan Wiseman and Jerry Ellig.
Tuesday, February 27th:
"Businessman Candidates" by Scott Gehlbach, Konstantin Sonin and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (November 2006).
Tuesday, February 20th:
"Self-Enforcing Democracy" by James Fearon (March 2006).
Tuesday, February 13th:
"Convergence, Divergence and Networks in the Age of Globalization: A Social Network Approach to IPE" by Xun Cao (ND).
Tuesday, February 6th:
"The Etiology of Public Support for the Designated Hitter Rule" by Christopher Zorn and Jeff Gill (June 2006).
Tuesday, January 30th:
"Globalization and Neo-Liberalism: How Much Does Capital Mobility Restrain Governmental Policy?" by Ronald Rogowski and Daniel Tannenbaum (November 2005).
Tuesday, January 23rd:
"The Global Economy, Competency and the Economic Vote" by Raymond M. Duch and Randy Stevenson (August 2006).
Tuesday, January 16th:
"War, Wealth and the Formation of States" by Carles Boix, Bruno Codenotti and Giovanni Resta (May 2006).
Tuesday, January 9th:
"Love Thy Neighbor, Love Thy Kin: Strategy and Bias in the Eurovision Song Contest" by Sofronis Clerides and Thanasis Stengos (May 2006).
Tuesday, December 19th:
"Pernicious Foreign Aid?: A Political Economy of Political Institutions and the Effect of Foreign Aid" by Alastair Smith (May 2006).
Tuesday, December 12th:
"The Colonial Origins of Inequality: Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Land Distribution" by Ewout Frankema.
Tuesday, December 5th:
"The Conditional Nature of Democratic Compliance" by Xinyuan Dai (May 2006).
Tuesday, November 28th:
"Why Does Ethnic Diversity Undermine Public Goods Provisions? An Experimental Approach" by James Habyarimana, Macartan Humphreys, Daniel Posner and Jeremy Weinstein (August 2006).
Tuesday, November 21st:
"The Champions League and the Coase Theorem" by Stefan Szymanski (October 2006).
Tuesday, November 14th:
"How Progressive is the U.S. Federal Tax System? A Historical and International Perspective" by Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez (July 2006).
Tuesday, November 7th:
"Geography and Macroeconomics: New Data and New Findings" by William D. Nordhaus (March 2006).
Tuesday, October 31st:
"Scandal, Protection and Recovery in Political Cabinets" by Torun Dewan and David P. Myatt.
Tuesday, October 24th:
"Democracy and Protectionism" by Kevin H. O'Rourke and Alan M. Taylor (May 2006).
Tuesday, October 17th:
"Separation of Powers and the Budget Process" by Gene M. Grossman and Elhanan Helpman (June 2006).
Tuesday, October 10th:
"Putting the Lid on Lobbying: Tariff Structure and Long-Term Growth when Protection is for Sale" by Nathan Nunn and Daniel Trefler (April 2006).
Tuesday, October 3rd:
"Second Generation Fiscal Federalism: Implications for Decentralized Democratic Governance and Economic Development" by Barry R. Weingast (June 2006).
Tuesday, September 26th:
"Antebellum Tariff Politics: Coalition Formation and Shifting Regional Interests" by Douglas A. Irwin (April 2006).
Tuesday, September 19th:
"The Persuadable Voter: Strategic Candidates and Wedge Issues in Political Campaigns" by D. Sunshine Hillygus and Todd Shields.
Tuesday, September 12th:
"Condorcet Cycles? A Model of Intertemporal Voting" by Kevin Roberts (May 2005).
Tuesday, September 5th:
"Did the Soviets Collude? A Statistical Analysis of Championship Chess, 1940-1964" by Charles Moul and John V.C. Nye (Summer 2006).
Tuesday, August 29th:
"Competing Approaches to Forecasting Elections: Economic Models, Opinion Polling and Prediction Markets" by Andrew Leigh and Justin Wolfers (February 2006).
Tuesday, August 22nd:
"Myths and Realities of American Political Geography" by Edward Glaeser and Byrce Ward (January 2006).
Tuesday, August 1st:
"Pork Barrel Politics in Postwar Italy, 1953-1994" by Miriam Golden and Lucio Picci (March 2006).
Tuesday, July 25th:
"Predatory States and Failing States: An Agency Perspective" by Avinash Dixit (May 2006).
Tuesday, July 18th:
"Cultures of Corruption: Evidence from Diplomatic Parking Tickets" by Ray Fisman and Edward Miguel (June 2006).
Tuesday, July 11th:
"Legal Origins and Modern Stock Markets" by Mark Roe (June 2006).