Research Group on Political Institutions and Economic Policy

Cambridge, April 9, 2022

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

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

9:00AM–11:00AM “Politics Transformed? How Ranked Choice Voting Shapes Electoral Strategies”

  • Speaker: Peter Buisseret (Harvard)
  • Discussants: Kathleen Bawn (UCLA) and Catherine Hafer (NYU)

11:00–11:30AM Coffee break

11:30 AM–1:30PMThe end of slavery in Brazil: Escape and resistance on the road to freedom

  • Speaker: Arthur Silve and François Seyler (Laval)
  • Discussants: Emily Sellars (Yale) and Daniel Trefler (Toronto)

1:30PM–3:00PM Lunch

3:00PM–5:00PMDiscrimination and State Capacity: Evidence from WWII U.S. Army Enlistment

  • Speaker: Nancy Qian (Northwestern)
  • Discussants: Saumitra Jha (Stanford) and Kenneth Scheve (Yale)
See also: April 9, 2022