The following are papers presented during the 1999-2000 academic year in the Faculty Discussion Group on Political Economy:
Tuesday, June 27th:
"The Hunt for Part Discipline in Congress" by Nolan McCarty, Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal (March 2000).
Tuesday, June 20th:
"Does Natural Resource Abundance Increase Latin American Income Inequality?" by Edward E. Learner, Hugo Maul, Sergio Rodriguez and Peter K. Schott (October 1998).
Tuesday, June 6th:
"The Future of Urban Research: Non-Market Interactions" by Edward L. Glaeser (September 1999).
Tuesday, May 30th:
"Economic Analysis of Constitutions" by Roger B. Myerson (March 2000).
Tuesday, May 23rd:
"One Money, One Market: Estimating the Effect of Common Currencies on Trade" by Andrew K. Rose (February 2000).
Tuesday, May 9th:
"How Long Did it Take the United States to Become an Optimal Currency Area?" by Hugh Rockoff (April 2000).
Tuesday, May 2nd:
"Regulatory Capture" by Michael E. Levine (1988).
"Regulatory Capture, Public Interest and the Public Agenda: Toward a Synthesis" by Michael E. Levine and Jennifer L. Forrence (1990).
Tuesday, April 25th:
"Bargaining Leverage for Smaller States: South-South Custom Unions" by Fiona McGillivray (April 2000).
Tuesday, April 11th:
"The Economic Theory of Public Enforcement of Law" by A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell (March 2000).
Tuesday, April 4th:
"Political Contagion in Currency Crises" by Allan Drazen (1999).
Tuesday, March 28th:
"Is There Evidence of a Poverty-Conflict Trap?" by S. Brock Blomberg, Gregory D. Hess and Sidharth Thacker (March 2000).
Tuesday, March 21st:
"Relative Capture of Local and Central Governments: an Essay on the Political Economy of Decentralization" by Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee (November 1999).
Tuesday, February 29th:
"Did the 'Best' Party Win? Party Positions and the Vote in the 1997 Canadian Election" by Andre Blais, Richard Nadeau, Elizabeth Gidengil and Neil Nevitte (2000).
Tuesday, February 22nd:
"Centralized Versus Decentralized Provision of Local Public Goods: A Political Economy Analysis" by Timothy Besley and Stephen Coate (1999).
Tuesday, February 15th:
"A Model of a Predatory State" by Boaz Moselle and Ben Polak (July 1999).
Tuesday, February 8th:
"Gangs as Primitive States" by Stergios Skaperdas and Constantinos Syropoulos (1995).
Tuesday, February 1st:
"A Theory of Full International Cooperation" by Scott Barrett (October 1999).
Tuesday, January 25th:
"A Learning Model of Cooperation and Conflict" by Kenneth A. Schultz (1999).
Tuesday, January 18th:
"Elected versus Appointed Regulators: Theory and Evidence" by Timothy Besley and Stephen Coate (December 1999).
Tuesday, January 11th:
"Inequality and Economic Growth: the Perspective of the New Growth Theories" by Philippe Aghion, Eve Caroli and Cecilia Garcia-Penalosa (December 1999).
Tuesday, January 4th:
"The Magic Bullet? The RTAA, Institutional Reform and Trade Liberalization" by Michael Hiscox (Autumn 1999).
Tuesday, December 7th:
"Economics of Scale, Trade Policy and Domestic Politics" by Kerry A. Chase (1999).
Tuesday, November 23rd:
"Federal Mandates by Popular Demand" by Jacques Cremer and Thomas R. Palfrey (1999).
Tuesday, November 16th:
"Some Lessons from Transaction-Cost Politics for Less Developed Countries" by Avinash Dixit (1999).
Tuesday, November 2nd:
"Theoretical Comparisons of Electoral Systems" by Roger B. Myerson (1998).
Tuesday, October 26th:
"General Political Equilibrium in Parliamentary Democracies" by Tasos Kalandrakis (1999).
Tuesday, October 19th:
"Political Institutions and the Transparency of Monetary Policy Commitments" by J. Lawrence Broz (1999).
Tuesday, September 21st:
"Political Institutions, Partisan Politics and Credible Commitment in Early Modern Europe: North and Weingast Revisited" by David Stasavage (1999).
Tuesday, September 14th:
"Political Uncertainty and Speculative Attacks" by David Leblang (1999).
Tuesday, July 27th:
"Self-Interest, Agency Theory and Political Voting Behavior: The Ratification of the United States Constitution" by Robert A. McGuire and Robert L. Ohsfeldt (1999).
Tuesday, July 20th:
"Contract Enforcement in Transition" by Simon Johnson, John McMillan and Christopher Woodruff (1999).
Tuesday, July 6th:
"Monetary Policy and the Well-Being of the Poor" by Christina D. Romer and David H. Romer (1998).