EJPE-CEPR-IGIER Conference on Political Economy

via Roentgen 1, seminar room 5-e4-sr04


Wednesday 7 September

09:00-09:30 Registration and Coffee on arrival

The Role of Social Networks in the Targeting of Violence: Labor Repression during Argentina’s Last Dictatorship
*Esteban F Klor (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and CEPR)

Sebastian Sadegh (UCSD) and Shanker Satyanath (NYU)

Discussant: Paolo Pinotti (Bocconi University)


How Social Networks Shape Our Beliefs: A Natural Experiment among Future French Politicians

*Quoc-Anh Do (Sciences Po, Paris and CEPR)

Yann Algan (Sciences Po, Paris and CEPR), Nicolò Dalvit and Alexis Le Chapelain (both Sciences Po, Paris), and Yves Zenou (Stockholm University and CEPR)

Discussant: Audinga Baltrunaite (IIES, Stockholm University)

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break


Keynote Lecture: Electoral competition with rationally inattentive voters

*Guido Tabellini (IGIER-Bocconi University and CEPR)

Filip Matejka (CERGE-EI and CEPR)

13:00-14:00 Lunch


Optimal voting mechanisms with costly participation and abstention

*Hans Peter Grüner (University of Mannheim and CEPR)

Thomas Tröger (University of Mannheim)

Discussant: Pierre Boyer (Ecole Polytechnique-CREST)


Dispute Resolution Institutions and Strategic Militarization

*Francesco Squintani (University of Warwick)

Adam Meirowitz and Kristopher W. Ramsay (both Princeton University), and Massimo Morelli (IGIER-Bocconi University)

Discussant: Marco Celentani (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break


Internet and Politics: Evidence from U.K. Local Elections and Local Government Policies

*Alessandro Gavazza (London School of Economics and CEPR)

Mattia Nardotto (DIW Berlin) and Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London, University of Rome II and CEPR)

Discussant: Riccardo Puglisi (Università di Pavia)


Liberation Technology: Mobile Phones and Political Mobilization in Africa

*Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary, University of London and CEPR)

Andrea Tesei (Queen Mary, University of London)

Discussant: Selim Gulesci (IGIER-Bocconi University)

Thursday 8 September

08:00-08:30 Coffee on arrival


Youth Enfranchisement, Political Responsiveness, and Education Expenditure: Evidence from the U.S.

*Graziella Bertocchi (Universita di Modena a Reggio Emilia and CEPR)

Arcangelo Dimico (Queen's University Belfast), Francesco Lancia (University of Vienna) and Alessia Russo (University Oslo)

Discussant: Patricia Funk (Università della Svizzera Italiana)


Negative Voters? Electoral Competition with Loss-Aversion

*Ben Lockwood (University of Warwick and CEPR)

James Rockey (University of Leicester)

Discussant: Salvatore Nunnari (IGIER-Bocconi University)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break


Rain, Mood and Voting for the Status Quo

*Armando Meier (University of Basel)

Lukas Schmid (University of St.Gallen) and Alois Stutzer (University of Basel)

Discussant: Jo Thori Lind (University of Oslo)


The Efficacy of Political Advertising: A Voter Participation Field Experiment with Multiple Robo Calls and Controls for Selection Effects

*Thomas Stratmann (George Mason University)

Daniel Kling (George Mason University)

Discussant: Piero Stanig (Bocconi University)

13:00-14:00 Lunch


Let the Voters Choose Women

*Paola Profeta (Bocconi University)

Audinga Baltrunaite (IIES, Stockholm University), Alessandra Casarico (Bocconi University, CESifo and Dondena) and Giulia Savio (Università della Svizzera Italiana)

Discussant: Katharina Hofer (University of St Gallen)


Are Biased Media Bad for Democracy?

*Stephane Wolton (London School of Economics)

Discussant: Helios Herrera (University of Warwick)


Presenters are marked with a *.

Each presenter has 35 minutes, discussants 15 minutes and 10 minutes for questions from the floor.


Vincenzo Galasso (IGIER-Bocconi University, EJPE and CEPR)

Henrik Kleven (London School of Economics and CEPR)

Jan-Egbert Sturm (ETH Zurich and EJPE)