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Princeton Conference on Political Economy
April 13-14, 2012
Program


 
 
Friday, April 13th
 
12:00
Lunch

1:30-2:45
Presenter: Eric Weese (Yale University)
Topic: "Efficiencies of Scale in Local Public Good Provision"
Discussant: Thomas Fujiwara (Princeton University)
 
2:45-4:00
Presenter: Steven Matthews (University of Pennsylvania)
Topic: "Achievable Outcomes of Dynamic Contribution Games”
Discussant: Thomas R.  Palfrey (California Institute of Technology)
 
4:00-4:15
Break

4:15-5:30
Presenter: Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University)
Topic: "Divide and Rule or the Rule of the Divided? Evidence from Africa"
Discussant: Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University)
 
6:00 Dinner
   
Saturday, April 14th
 
9:00 Breakfast

9:30-10:45
Presenter: Sandeep Baliga (Kellogg School of Management)
Topic:"The Self-Defeating Rationale For Torture"
Discussant: Stephen Morris (Princeton University)
 
10:45-11:00
Break

11:00-12:15
Presenter: Massimo Morelli (Columbia University)
Topic: "Strategic Mass Killings" (co-authored with Joan Esteban and Dominic Rohner)
Discussant: Tomas Sjöström (Rutgers University)
 
12:15 Lunch

1:30-2:45
Presenter: Razvan Vlaicu (University of Maryland)
Topic:"Hierarchical Accountability in Government: Theory and Evidence" (co-authored with Alex Whalley)
Discussant: Alex Hirsch (Princeton University)
 
2:45-3:00
Break

3:00-4:15
Presenter: Frederico Finan (UC, Berkeley)
Topic: “Strengthening State Capabilities:The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service” (co-authored with Ernesto Dal Bó)
Discussant: Rohini Pande (Harvard Kennedy School)