December 6, 2014

Research Group on Political Institutions and Economic Policy

Center for Government and International Studies
1730 Cambridge St., Rm. S020
Cambridge, MA 02138

 December 6, 2014

Sponsored by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University 

8:30 – 9:00AM         Continental breakfast and introductions

9:00—11:00AM       Mark Dincecco (Michigan), “Military Conflict and the Economic Rise of Urban Europe”

Discussants:  Eric Chaney (Harvard) and Jim Fearon (Stanford)

11:00—11:30AM     Coffee break

11:30–1:30PM         Jennifer Larson (NYU), “Why Incipient Rebellions Fail”

Discussants:  Macartan Humphreys (Columbia) and Nicola Persico (Northwestern)

1:30–3:00PM           Lunch

3:00–5:00PM           Daniel Diermeier (Northwestern), “Private Politics and the Dynamics of Corporate Campaigns”

 Discussants:  Alan Gerber (Yale) and Alan Wiseman (Vanderbilt)