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Economics & Politics Seminar

Organisation:


Axel Dreher and Heike Kullmann

 

 

Date:

usually Tuesday, 13:45-14:45, room 01.030, Bergheimer Str. 58

The seminars are organized in cooperation with the Institute for Political Science. Open to everyone!

 

Winter Term 2017/18

 

17.10.2017

Layna Mosley (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

"Sovereign Debt, the Global Economy and Democracy: Evidence from Primary Capital Markets"

 

24.10.2017

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31.10.2017

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07.11.2017

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14.11.2017

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21.11.2017

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28.11.2017

Niklas Potrafke (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

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05.12.2017

Tobias Seidel (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Mercator School of Management)

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Summer Term 2017

02.05.2017

Jan Priebe (Universität Göttingen)

"(Ethnic) discrimination and the value of an elite college degree: Experimental evidence from a resume audit study"

 

16.5.2017

Mark Hallerberg (Hertie School of Governance)

"So You Want a Bailout? Central banks and the fiscal costs of financial crises"

 

30.05.2017

Henning Mühlen (Universität Hohenheim)

"Structural Transformation and its Relevance for Economic Growth in sub-Saharan Africa"

 

06.06.2017

Malte Lierl (Yale University)

"Cooperation under the Risk of Capture: Why citizens Pay Taxes That Can Be Embezzled"

 

20.06.2017

Dennis P. Quinn (Georgetown University)

"The Political Origins of Exchange Rate Valuations"

 

27.06.2017

Lore Vandewalle (The Graduate Institute Geneva)

"Social Identities and Public Policies: Unintended Effects of Gender Quotas in India "

 

04.07.2017

Ram Singh (Delhi School of Economics)

"Compensation for Expropriation and the Role of Courts: Theory and Evidence from the United States and India"

 

11.07.2017

Devi Sridhar (University of Edinburgh)

"Global Cooperation in Health: Explaining Shifts Using Principal-Agent Theory"

 

18.07.2017

Christian Stecker (MZES)

"Why rigid majority coalitions are an increasing nuisance and how we can replace them"

 

25.07.2017

Simon Wiederhold (Ifo Institute)

"Returns to ICT Skills"

 


Winter Term 2016/17

 

29.11.2016

Alejandro Caparrós (CSIC, Madrid)

"Multilateral versus sequential negotiations over climate change"

 

13.12.2016

Sabine Carey (University of Mannheim)

"Being prepared: Explaining the escalation of repression"

 

20.12.2016

Kai Gehring (Universität Zürich)

"Regional Resources and Democratic Secessionism"

 

10.1.2017

Birgitta Rabe (University of Essex - ISER)

"Parental time investments into children and school quality: evidence from linked household data and administrative records"

 

24.1.2017

Mark Gradstein (Ben-Gurion-University of the Negev)

"Can Black Gold Shine? The Effect of Oil Prices on Nighttime Light in Brazil"

 

31.1.2017

Christina Davis (Princeton University)

"Deterring Disputes:  WTO Dispute Settlement as a Tool for Conflict Management"
 

 

Summer Term 2016

 

19.4.2016

Nils B. Weidmann (Universität Konstanz)

"Digital Discrimination: Political Exclusion Deprives Ethnic Groups of Internet Access"

 

WEDNESDAY 27.4.2016

Jonathan Rodden (Stanford University)

"The Loser's Bonus: Political Geography and Minority  Party Representation"

 

3.5.2016

Gerald Schneider (Universität Konstanz)

"Goodbye Schengen: The Transformation of the European Asylum Regime"

 

10.5.2016

Christina J. Schneider (University of California, San Diego)

"The Dark Side of Cooperation: How International Organizations Spread National Corruption"

 

31.5.2016

Joseph Gomes (University of Navarra)

"The Geography of Ethnic Diversity and the Provision of Public Goods"

 

7.6.2016

Michaël Aklin (University of Pittsburgh)

"Moral Hazard and Financial Crises: Evidence from US Troop Deployments."

 

14.6.2016

Christian Bjørnskov, Aarhus University

"And Yet It Grows: Crisis, Ideology, and Interventionist Policy Ratchets"

 

28.6.2016

Marius Busemeyer (Universität Konstanz)

"Trade-offs between social investment and passive transfers in the new welfare state: New political coalitions in European welfare states?"

 

5.7.2016

Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (University of Essex & Peace Research Institute Oslo )

"Going, Going, Gone? Varieties of Dissent and Leader Exit"

 

12.7.2016

Julia Bader (University of Amsterdam)

"Peacekeepers Made in China. China's Contribution to UN Peacekeeping 1990-2011"

 

 

Wintersemester 2015/2016

 

20.10.2015

Agustin Casas (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

"Who monitors the monitors? Effect of party observers on electoral outcomes"

 

01.12.2015

Konstantin Wacker (Universität Mainz)

"Three Macro Perspectives on Global Poverty Convergence"

 

08.12.2015

Shaun Bevan (University of Edinburgh)

"When does Government Listen to the Public? Interest Groups & Dynamic Agenda Representation in the United States"

 

15.12.2015

Martin Elff (Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen):

"Identifying and Explaining Tactical Votes in Plurality Elections: A Finite Mixture Approach"

 

12.01.2016

Stefan Bauernschuster (Universität Passau)

"When Labor Disputes Bring Cities to a Standstill: The Impact of Public Transit Strikes on Traffic, Accidents, Air Pollution and Health"

 

19.01.2016

Jan Marcus (Universität Hamburg und DIW Berlin)

"The impact of increased instructional time on student performance: Quasi-experimental evidence from PISA"

 

26.01.2016

Marina E. Henke (Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois)

"Allies for Sale"

 

01.02.2016 (der Vortrag findet außerplanmäßig am MONTAG, 1. Februar 2016 von 17.15 bis 18.15 in AWI Raum 00.010 statt)

(Please note that this presentation will take place on Monday, February 1, 2015 from 5.15 until 6.15 p.m. in room 00.010)

Vardges Levonyan (ETH Zürich)

"What Led to the Ban on Same-Sex Marriage in California?: Structural Estimation of Voting Data on Proposition 8"

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Sommersemester 2015
 

19.05.2015

Michael Jetter (Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia)

"Playing with fire: The dangerous interplay between terrorism and the media."

 

02.06.2015

Levi Littvay (Central European University, Budapest)

"Belief in conspiracies and its impact on Radicalization, Endorsement of Violence and Populism"

 

09.06.2015

Vianney Dequiedt (CERDI, Université d'Auvergne)

"Local and Consistent Centrality Measures in Networks"

 

23.06.2015

Mary  Stegmaier (University of Missouri)

"The Effects of Electoral Rules on Parliamentary Behavior: A Comparative Analysis of Poland and the Czech Republic"

 

07.07.2015

Jonas Bunte (University of Texas at Dallas)

"Debt Networks: How Sovereign Creditors Maximize the Political Benefits of Bilateral Loans"

 

14.07.2015

Michael Bauer (Universität Speyer)

"The EU Budget Process after Lisbon: How the European Parliament Lost Power and How It May Compensate (Somewhat) for It"

 

21.07.2015

Harald Tauchmann (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

"Weight Loss and Sexual Activity in Adult Obese Individuals: Establishing a Causal Link"

 

Wintersemester 2014-2015
 

14.10.2014

Magnus Hatlebakk (Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen)

"Son-preference, number of children, education and occupational choice in rural Nepal"

 

21.10.2014

Kumar Aniket (University of Cambridge)

"Beyond Microcredit: Giving the Poor a Way to Save Their Way out of Poverty"

 

28.10.2014

Fabrizio Gilardi (IPZ, University of Zurich)

"The Temporary Importance of Role Models for Women's Political Representation"

 

04.11.2014

Martin Koppensteiner (University of Leicester)

"The Effect of Income Shocks on the Incidence of Domestic Violence: Evidence from Rural Tanzania"

 

18.11.2014

Luna Bellani (Universität Konstanz)

"Heterogeneous preferences and in-kind redistribution"

 

25.11.2014

James Tremewan (Universität Wien)

"Transparency in Lobbying: a laboratory experiment"

 

02.12.2014

C.C. von Weizsäcker (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn)

"Die normative Ko-Evolution von Marktwirtschaft und Demokratie"

 

9.12.2014

Liam McGrath (University of Essex)

"The Politics of Post-Currency Crisis Reserve Accumulation"

 

16.12.2014

Alexis Antoniades (Georgetown University)

"Mortgage Market Credit Conditions and U.S. Presidential Elections"

 

13.1.2015

Klaus Armingeon (Universität Bern)

"Ways to Liberalization: A report on an ongoing research project"

 

20.1.2015

Vera Troeger (University of Warwick)

"The Politics of Strategic Budgeteering"

 

10.2.2015

 

Sooyeon Kim (National University of Singapore)

"Does Enforcement Matter? Judicialization in PTAs and Trade Flows"

 

Sommersemester 2014
 

 

15.4.2014

Albert Solé-Ollé (University of Barcelona)

"Does corruption erode trust in government? Evidence from a recent surge of local scandals in Spain"

 

13.5.2014

Mark Copelovitch (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

"The Unipolar Fallacy: Common Agency, American Interests, and the International Financial Institutions"

 

20.05.2014

Aina Gallego (CSIC, Madrid)

"Issue bundling: An experimental approach"

 

27.05.2014

Benjamin Elsner (IZA, Bonn)

"Let's be selective about migrant self-selection"

 

10.06.2014

Susumu Shikano (University of Konstanz)

"Exploiting feeling thermometer scores: A simultaneous estimation of spatial political constellations and valence in party competition"

 

17.06.2014

Martin Steinwand (Stony Brook University)

"Who Joins and Who Fights? An endogenous network analysis of civil wars"

 

24.06.2014

Markus Tepe (University of Oldenburg)

"You get what you asked for. A Laboratory Experiment on Framing Effects in Voting on Income Redistribution"

 

08.07.2014

Ingo Isphording (IZA, Bonn)

"Peer effects in the formation of cognitive and non-cognitive skills - Evidence from US High Schools"

 

15.07.2014

Dany Jaimovich (Goethe University Frankfurt)

"Missing links, missing markets: Evidence of the transformation process in the economic networks of Gambian villages"

 

22.07.2014

Jochen Kluve (Humboldt University Berlin)

"Social Norms and Mothers’ Labor Market Attachment: The Medium-run Effects of Parental Benefits"

 

 

Wintersemester 2013-2014
 

12.11.2013

Selim Gulesci (Bocconi University and IGIER)

"For the Love of the Republic. Education, Secularism, and Empowerment"


19.11.2013

Zohal Hessami (University of Konstanz)

"Electoral Rules for Mayors and Incentives to Pork-Barrel: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from German Municipalities"


26.11.2013

Roland Hodler (University of Lucerne)

"The Effects of Voting Costs on the Democratic Process and Public Finances"


17.12.2013

Michael M. Bechtel (University of St. Gallen)

"Studying Public Opinion on Multidimensional Policies: The Case of the Eurozone Bailouts"


7.1.2014

Damien de Walque (World Bank, Development Research Group)

"Safe Sex for a Chance to Win"


14.1.2014

Karin Mayr (University of Vienna)

"Birthplace Diversity of the Workforce and Productivity Spill-Overs in Firms"


21.1.2014

Tessa Bold (Goethe University Frankfurt)

"Insurance Companies of the Poor"


28.1.2014

Sarah See (University of Bologna)

"Maternal Labour Supply and Time with Children: Insurance Mechanisms of Married and Lone Mothers"


4.2.2014

Helmut Herwartz (University of Goettingen)

"Persistence in the Price-to-Dividend Ratio and its Macroeconomic Fundamentals"

 

 

Sommersemester 2013
 

7.5.2013

Alexander Herzog (London School of Economics and Political Science)

"Pivotal Politics and Public Policy in Cabinet Governments"


21.5.2013

L. Venkatachalam (Madras Institute of Development Studies)

"Efficient Allocation of Irrigation Water: Evidence from a Field Experiment in India"


4.6.2013

Steffen Henzel (Ifo Institute)

"Macroeconomic uncertainty: A common factor analysis"


25.6.2013

Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay (Indian Statistical Institute)

"Female Labour Force Participation and Child Education in India: The Effect of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme"


2.7.2013

Jale Tosun (Heidelberg University)

"Cultural Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship"


9.7.2013

Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University)

"Importing Institutions: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Congo"

 

 

Wintersemester 2012-2013
 

30.10.2012

Sandra Sequeira (LSE)

"Displacing Corruption"


13.11.2012

Galina Zudenkova (University of Mannheim)

"A Rationale for Intra-Party Democracy"


20.11.2012

Christoph Moser (KOF, ETH Zurich)

"The Value of the Revolving Door: Political Appointees and the Stock Market"


27.11.2012

Harounan Kazianga (Oklahoma State University)

"School Feeding Programs, Intrahousehold Allocation and the Nutrition of Siblings: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Rural Burkina Faso"


4.12.2012

Dimiter Toshkov (Leiden University)

"Why do legislative proposals fail?"


11.12.2012

Silvia Marchesi (University of Milano-Bicocca)

"Did high debts distort loans and grants allocation to IDA countries?"


22.1.2013

Thomas Siedler (University of Hamburg)

"The Economics of Information: Job Information Centers and Labor Market Outcomes"


29.1.2013

Puriya Abbassi (Deutsche Bundesbank)

"Liquidity of Financial Markets and the Demand for Reserves"


5.2.2013

Timo Weishaupt (University of Mannheim)

"Assessing the Impact of International Organizations on National Labor-Market Reforms"

 

 

Sommersemester 2012
  

15.5.2012

Raji Jayaraman (European School of Management and Technology)

"Productivity Responses to a Contract Change"


22.5.2012

Todd Sandler (University of Texas at Dallas)

"Terrorist Success in Hostage-Taking Missions: 1978-2010"


29.5.2012

Daniel Finke (Heidelberg University)

"Does domestic level parliamentary scrutiny influence EU legislation?"


12.6.2012

Patrick Nolen (University of Essex)

"Gender Composition and Performance: The effect of single-sex classes on exam scores"


19.6.2012

Stefanie Walter (Heidelberg University)

"Distributional Politics in Times of Crisis. Eastern European Policy Responses to the 2008-10 Global Economic Crisis"


26.6.2012

Atilim Seymen (Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW)

"The Effects of Countercyclical Fiscal Policy: Firm-Level Evidence from a Recent Natural Experiment in Turkey"


3.7.2012

Christoph Sajons (Pompeu Fabra)

"Is Bob the Banker more electable than Bob the Builder? The effect of profession information on voter satisfaction and behavior in open-list elections"


10.7.2012

Matthias Neuenkirch (Philipps-University Marburg)

"What's in a Second Opinion? Shadowing the ECB and the Bank of England"


17.7.2012

Herbert Obinger (University of Bremen), Carina Schmitt (University of Bremen), Reimut Zohlnhöfer (Heidelberg University)

"Partisan Politics and Privatizations in the OECD, 1980-2008"

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