CfPE Conference

The Vancouver School of Economics is pleased to host in collaboration with UC Berkeley a two day conference on Political Economics. The program includes theoretical and empirical research at the frontier of this field and brings together an international group of economists and political scientists active in this area.


CfPE Conference Agenda

Friday September 16th, 2016 (Iona 533)

09:00am – 10:00am Breakfast
10:00am – 11:00am Ernesto Dal Bo, Frederico Finan, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson, and Johanna Rickne, “Who becomes a politician?
11:00am – 11:20am Coffee Break
11:20am – 12:20pm Marina Agranov, “Dynamic Multilateral Bargaining”
12:20pm – 13:20pm Lunch
13:20pm – 14:20pm Pierre Yared, “Fiscal Rules & Discretion in a World Economy
14:20pm – 14:40pm Coffee Break
14:40pm – 15:40pm Saumitra Jha, “Valuing Peace: The Effects of Stock Market Exposure on Votes & Political Attitudes
15:40pm – 16:00pm Coffee Break
16:00pm – 17:00pm Maria Petrova, “Social Media & Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia
17:30pm – 19:00pm Reception & Poster Session
19:00pm – 21:30pm Dinner


Saturday September 17th, 2016 (Iona 533)

08:00am – 09:00am Breakfast
09:00am – 10:00am Brian Knight, “The limits of propaganda; Evidence from Chavez’s Venezuela
10:00am – 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am – 11:30am Oeindrila Dube, “Queens
11:30am – 12:30pm Matt Gentzkow, “Measuring Polarization in High-Dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional speech
12:30pm – 14:00pm Lunch & Adjourn