Spring 2021 Schedule

The workshop meets weekly on Tuesdays from 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM on Zoom, unless otherwise noted. Access the Zoom meeting here. The password will be circulated via the mailing list, so if you are subscribed and have not received the email, please check your spam folder.


February 2nd Michael Albertus, University of Chicago
The Persistence of Rural Underdevelopment: Evidence from Land Reform in Italy
February 16th Agustina Paglayan, University of California San Diego
Civil Conflict, State Consolidation, and the Spread of Mass Education
March 2nd Fotini Christia, MIT
Social Media Narratives on Conflict from northern Syria
March 23rd Dan Slater, University of Michigan
Democracy Through Strength: Asia’s Development and Democratization
March 30th Andreas Wiedemann, Princeton University
The Thinning of Social Ties: Electoral Consequences of Indebtedness Under Austerity
April 6th Avital Livny, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Can Religiosity be Sensed with Satellite Data? An Assessment of Luminosity during Ramadan in Turkey
April 20th Ceren Belge, Concordia University
April 27th Iza Ding, University of Pittsburgh
May 4th Bryn Rosenfeld, Cornell University