Policitcal Economy Conference

Friday 13 December, 2013
9:40am - 5:25pm, $0

Columbia University, International Affairs
420 West 118 Street, Room 1512

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9:40-9:50       Introductions

9:50-11:00     Matthew Gentzkow (Chicago), "Do Newspapers Serve the State?"(with Jesse Shapiro, Nathan Petek and Michael Sinkinson)

                         Discussion by Andrea Prat (Columbia)

11:00-11:15   Coffee break

11:15-12:25   Rebecca Morton (NYU), "The Secret Ballot and Ethical Voting" (with Kai Ou)

                         Discussion by Pedro Dal Bo (Brown)

12:25-1:40     Lunch

1:40-2:50       Sourav Bhattacharya (Pittsburgh), "A Possibility Theorem on Information Aggregation in Elections" (with Paulo Barelli)

                        Discussion by Wolfgang Pesendorfer (Princeton) 

2:50-4:00       Jim Snyder (Harvard), "Primary Elections and the Quality of Elected Officials" (with Shigeo Hirano)

                        Discussion by Marc Meredith (U-Penn)

4:00-4:15       Coffee break 

4:15-5:25       Laurent Bouton (Georgetown), "Get Rid of Unanimity" (with Aniol Llorente-Saguer and Frederic Malherbe)

                        Discussion by Ignacio Esponda (NYU)

6:30                Dinner for speakers and discussants


Each session consists of a 50 minute presentation, 10 minutes of discussion and 10 minutes of Q&A.  A PDF of the conference program can be downloaded here.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Navin Kartik or Massimo Morelli.  If you would like to register for the conference or if you require any logistical assistance, please contact Juliana Capaldi.   

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