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Princeton Conference on Political Economy
April 29-30, 2011
Program
 
  
   
Friday, April 29th
 
11:30-1:30 Lunch
   
2:00-3:15
Rani Spiegler (University College London),"Placebo Reforms”
Discussant: Santiago Oliveros (UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business)
   
3:15-4:30
Thomas Palfrey (Caltech),"Competitive Equilibrium in a Market for Votes" (co-authored with Alessandra Casella and Aniol Llorente-Saguer)
Discussant: Laurent Bouton (Boston University) 
   
4:30-4:45
Break
   
4:45-6:00
Brian Knight (Brown University), "Sequential or Simultaneous Elections? An Empirical Welfare Analysis"
Discussant: Nageeb Ali (University of California, San Diego)
   
7:00 Dinner
   
Saturday, April 30th
 
9:00 Breakfast
   
9:30-10:45
Bard Harstad (Kellogg School of Management), “The Market for Conservation and Other Hostages”
Discussant: Manuel Amador (Stanford University)
   
10:45-11:00
Break 
 
   
11:00-12:15
Rohini Pande (Harvard Kennedy School), "Do Informed Voters Make Better Choices? Experimental Evidence from Urban India", (co-authored with Abhijit V. Banerjee, Selvan Kumar, and Felix Su)
Discussant: David Strömberg (Stockholm University, IIES)
   
12:15-1:30 Lunch
   
1:30-2:45
Vijay Krishna (Penn State),"Overcoming Ideological Bias in Elections", (co-authored with John Morgan)
Discussant: David Myatt (University of Oxford)
   
2:45-3:00
Break
   
3:00-4:15
Andrea Prat (London School of Economics), "On the Political Economy of Urban Growth: Homeownership versus Affordability", (co-authored with François Ortalo-Magné)
Discussant: Thomas Romer (Princeton University)