The Political Economy of Globalization: How Firms, Workers, and Policy-Makers Are Responding to Global Economic Integration.

April 29th-30th, 2005

Helen V. Milner and Michael Hiscox

The conference will launch a new collaborative research project on the political economy of globalization. We aim to gather detailed data on the policy preferences and political and economic activities of a large sample of firms, workers, and political leaders in a range of developed and developing nations. The project will administer in-depth surveys to firm managers, workers, and representatives of industry trade associations and labor unions in some 16 nations, coupling these with surveys of legislators in each country. The countries initially targeted for inclusion in the study include 10 developed economies (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Japan, Sweden, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States) and 7 developing economies (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa).

Invited speakers: Jeffrey Bergstrand, Notre Dame University; Carles Boix, University of Chicago; Brian Burgoon, University of Amsterdam; Richard Freeman, Harvard University; Matt Gabel, University of Kentucky; Kishore Gawande, Texas A&M University; Judy Goldstein, Stanford University; Peter Gourevitch, University of California, San Diego; Michael Hiscox, Harvard University; Robert Lawrence, Harvard University; Edward Mansfield, University of Pennsylvania; Cathie Jo Martin, Boston University; Fiona McGillivray, New York University; Devashish Mitra, Syracuse University; Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina; Douglas Nelson, Tulane University; Caglar Ozden, The World Bank; Eric Reinhardt, Emory University; Ronald Rogowski, University of California, Los Angeles; Peter Rosendorff, University of Southern California; Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, The London School of Economics & Political Science; Matthew Slaughter, Dartmouth University; Anne Wren, Stanford University.

Princeton University Participants: Christina Davis, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs; Joanne Gowa, William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War; Gene Grossman, Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics; John Ikenberry, Professor of Politics and International Affairs; Harold James, Professor of History; Helen Milner, B.C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs; Director, Center for Globalization and Governance;Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics.

Friday April 29th - Bowl 16, Robertson Hall

8:00am - 9:00am: Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 10:00am: Introductory Remarks and Welcome

Michael Hiscox, Helen Milner

10:30am - 12 noon: Distributional Effects of Globalization

Presenters: Ron Rogowski, Devashish Mitra

Ron Rogowski (University of California, Los Angeles): Distributional Consequences of Globalization

Devashish Mitra (Syracuse University): Distributional Effects of Globalization

Discussants: Peter Rosendorff, Kishore Gawande

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12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm - 3:00pm: Outsourcing

Presenters: Douglas Nelson, Brian Burgoon

Douglas Nelson (Tulane University): Outsourcing and the Political Economy of Globalization: A Discussion Note

Brian Burgoon (University of Amsterdam): Memo for Panel on FDI and Outsourcing

Discussants: Eric Reinhardt, Matthew Slaughter

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3:00- 3:30pm: Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm: Policy Makers and Trade Legislation

Presenters: Robert Lawrence, Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

Robert Lawrence (Harvard University): Policymakers and Trade Legislation

Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey (London School of Economics)

Bauer, Pool and Dexter, American Business and Public Policy: The Politics of Foreign Trade

Discussants: Fiona McGillivray, Matthew Gabel

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Saturday, April 30 - 300 Wallace Hall

8:00am - 9:00am: Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 10:30am: Comparative Institutions and Globalization

Presenters: Peter Gourevitch, Anne Wren

Peter Gourevitch (University of California at San Diego): Comparative Institutions and Responses to Globalization

Anne Wren (Stanford University)

Discussants: Layna Mosley, Carles Boix

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10:30am - 11:00am: Break

11:00am - 12:30pm: Regionalism, Multilateralism and Globalization

Presenters: Edward Mansfield, Jeffery Bergstand

Edward Mansfield (University Of Pennsylvania): Regionalism, Multilateralism and Globalization

Jeffery Bergstrand (Notre Dame University): Regionalism, Multilateralism, and Globalization.

Discussants: Judy Goldstein, Christina Davis

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12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch

Templates for the New Surveys (with some draft questions)