Research Group on

Political Institutions and Economic Policy


Cambridge, December 7, 2019

S020 CGIS SOUTH, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambidge, MA


Sponsored by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University


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

9 -11.00 AM  Jonathan Rodden (Stanford), “Multi-Dimensional Politics, Information, and Political Polarization.”

Discussants: Liz Gerber (Michigan) and Nicola Persico (Northwestern)

11:00 - 11.30 AM Coffee break

11:30 AM –1.30 PM  Wioletta Dziuda (Chicago), “Political Scandal: A Theory

Discussants: David Austen-Smith (Northwestern)and Frances Rosenbluth (Yale)

1:30 – 3.00 PM Lunch

3:00 – 5.00 PM  Kathleen Bawn (UCLA), “A Principal-Agent Perspective on Congressional Nominations.”

Discussants: Laurent Bouton (Georgetown) and Sandy Gordon (NYU)