CfPE Conference 2018

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 October 5, 2018 (Iona 533)

10:00am – 10:30am Breakfast
10:30am – 11:30am Gerard Padro “Doing Business in China: the interplay between parental and governmental influence”
11:30am – noon Coffee Break
noon – 13:00 pm Monica Martinez-Bravo “Reversal of Power: State Centralization, Elite Control and Development in Brazil” (joint with Claudio Ferraz and Frederico Finan)
13:00pm – 14:30pm Lunch
14:30pm – 15:30pm Juan Ortner “Searching for Policy Reforms” (joint with Avidit Acharya)
15:30pm – 16:00pm Coffee Break
16:00pm – 17:00pm Renee Bowen “Policy Experimentation, Redistribution and Voting Rules
17:30pm – 19:00pm Reception & Poster Session
19:00pm – 21:30pm Dinner


Saturday October 6, 2018 (Iona 533)

08:00am – 09:00am Breakfast
09:00am – 10:00am Leeat Yariv “Statistical Discrimination and Affirmative Action in the Lab” (joint with Ahrash Dianat and Federico Echenique)
10:00am – 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am – 11:30am Sara Lowes “The Legacy of Colonial Medicine in Central Africa
11:30am – 12:30pm Jim Fearon “The arms trade, international alignments, and international conflict
12:30pm – 14:00pm Lunch & Adjourn