Conferences & Seminars

Berkeley Center for Economics and Politics

Previous Political Economy Research Lunches (PERL)

 

Schedule for the Spring 2016 semester

  • January 23: Caroline Le Pennec, UC Berkeley--Department of Economics, "Strict Parity, Female Representations and Political Turnover --Evidence from French Local Elections"
  • February 13: Mark Westcott, LMU Munich--Department of Economics, "Shocking Racial Attitudes. Black G.I.s in Eurpoe"
  • Febuary 27: Wei LinChen, National Taiwan University--Department of Economics, "Tide over Taiwan: The Effect of 1997 Knowing Taiwan Textbook Reform on National Identity Formation"
  • March 13: Ada Gonzalez-Torrezs, European University Institute--Department of Economics, "Epidemics anf Conflict: Evidencefrom the Ebola outbreak in WEstern Africa"
  • April 10: Eric Avis, UC Berkeley--Department of Economics
  • April 24: Thomas E Monarrez, UC Berkeley--Department of Economics, "Attendance ZOnes and the Segregation of U.S. schools: A Geospatial Analysis"

Schedule for the Fall 2016 semester

  • September 19: Ferenc Szucs, Economics, "What's Going on in the Smoke-Filled Room? Political Motives in the Monopolization of Hungarian Tobacco Shops"
  • October 3: Ritadhi Chakravarti, Agricultural & Resource Economics, "Economic Effects of Minority Political Mobilization: Ethnic Politics, Public Sector Employment and Private Investment in Indian States"
  • October 17: Weijia Li, Economics, “Rotation, Meritocracy, and 'Benevolent' Crony Capitalism”
  • October 31: Shaoda Wang, Agricultural & Resource Economics, "Fiscal Competition and Coordination: Evidence from China"
  • *November 14: Joint seminar with Economic History (Seminar 211): Davide Cantoni, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Topic TBA | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall*
  • November 28: Felipe Gonzalez, Economics, "Collective Action and the Spread of Protests"

 

Schedule for the Spring 2016 semester

  • Feb. 1: Mahendra Prasad, Political Science, "On the Normative Uniqueness of Majority Rule: Generalizing May's Theorem for Arrovian Social Welfare Functions"
  • Feb. 22: Yasir Khan, Haas Business and Public Policy, "Politicians: Experimental Evidence on Candidacy"
  • Mar. 7: David Schönholzer, Economics, "The Territorial Expansion of U.S. Local Governments"
  • Mar. 28: Yotam Shem-Tov, Economics, "Estimating the Extensive Margin Effect of Incarceration on Recidivism"
  • Apr. 11: Laura Boudreau, Haas Business and Public Policy, "Discretion and Disasters: Political Decision Making under Mexico's Natural Disaster Rules" 

Schedule for the Fall 2015 semester

  • Sep 21: Abhay Aneja, Haas, "The Effect of Political Representation on Crimes against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in India" Note time change: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Oct 5: Anne Meng, Political Science, "Ruling Parties in Authoritarian Regimes: A Theory of Endogenous Institutional Change"
  • Oct 19: Weijia Li, Economics, "Party-State Relationships in One-Party Regimes"
  • Nov 2: Santiago Truffa, Haas, "Housing Scarcity and the Geography of Talent in Cities"
  • Nov 9: Yang Xie, ARE, "Machiavellian Experimentation" 
  • Nov 30: Juliana Londoño Vélez, Economics, "Diversity and Redistributive Preferences: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Colombia" Note time change: 1:10pm-2:00pm
  • Dec 14: Ferenc Szucs, Economics, "The Local Resource Curse: National Governmental Control over Municipal Politics" 

Schedule for the Fall 2014 semester

  • Sep 22: Yang Xie, ARE, "Experimentation with Uncommon Payoffs" (Joint with Oliver Yinxi Xie)
  • Oct 6: Jack Paine, Political Science, "Pre-Colonial Kingdoms and the Coup-Civil War Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa"
  • Oct 20: David Schönholzer, Economics, "The Origins of the State: From Kinship to Kingship" (Joint with Ernesto Dal Bo)
  • Nov 3: Francesco D'Acunto, Haas, "Distrust in Finance Lingers: Jewish Persecution and Households" (Joint with Marcel Prokopczuk and Michael Weber)
  • Nov 17: Shinhye Choi, Political Science, "Direct Primaries under Presidential Systems" 
  • Dec 1: Yotam Shem-Tov, Economics, "As If Random or Not: Testing Balance Across and Within Samples with an Application to Regression Discontinuity Designs"

Schedule for the Spring 2014 semester

  • Feb 3: Pat Donnelly, Political Science, "Budgetary Conditions and Party Positions on Welfare Policy: Evidence from OECD Member States"
  • Mar 3: Jack Paine, Political Science, "Does Oil Deter Centrist Civil Wars? Comparing State Strength and Vulnerability Effects"
  • Mar 17: Carlos Avenancio, Haas, "Wage Disparity and the Relationship between Firm Performance and Lobbying"
  • Apr 7: Johannes Buggle, Economics, "Climate Risk, Informal and Formal Institutions and Economic Development" 
  • Apr 21: Felipe Gonzalez, Economics, "Losing Your Dictator: Firm Investment during Chile's Transition to Democracy"

Schedule for the Fall 2013 semester

  • Sept 16: Jason Poulos, Political Science, "Peer Effects in Political Fundraising Networks" (12:30pm-1:25pm)
  • Sept 30: Ryan Hubert, Political Science, "Endogenous Fact Finding and Appellate Standards of Review in U.S. Courts"
  • Oct 14: David Schoenholzer, Economics, "Tectonic Tensions: Violence as an Interaction Across Space in Northern Ireland"
  • Oct 28: Anne Meng, Political Science, "The Organizational Weapon: Ruling Parties in Authoritarian Regimes"
  • Nov 18: Vera L. te Velde, Economics, "How can social pressure influence behavior when norms are heterogeneous?"

PERL is sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Economics and Politics