Conference Program

A pdf version of the conference program is available here.
Location: GM Room in Horchow Hall (55 Hillhouse Avenue)

Formal Theory and Comparative Politics Conference

DAY 1 – September 14, 2018
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:00 Opening Remarks Alexandre Debs and Milan Svolik (Yale University)
Panel I: Regime Stability
Chair: Milan Svolik (Yale University)
1:00-2:00 Paper 1 Scott Abramson and Sergio Montero (University of Rochester), “Learning about Growth and Democracy”
Discussant: Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University)
2:00-3:00 Paper 2 Monika Nalepa (University of Chicago), Georg Vanberg and Caterina Chiopris (Duke University), “Authoritarian Backsliding”
Discussant: Tiberiu Dragu (NYU)
3:00-3:15 Coffee Break
3:15-4:15 Paper 3 Jack Paine (University of Rochester), “The Repression-Revolution Dilemma”
Discussant: Gerard Padro-i-Miquel (Yale University)
4:15-4:30 Coffee Break
Panel II: Protests
Chair: James Fearon (Stanford University)
4:30-5:30 Paper 4 Marco Battaglini (Cornell University), Rebecca Morton (NYU NYC and Abu Dhabi), and Eleonora Patacchini (Cornell University), “Public Protests and Policy Making: Theory and Experiments”
Discussant: Horacio Larreguy (Harvard University)
DAY 2 – September 15, 2018
8:15-9:00 Breakfast
Panel III: Order, Conflict, and Violence
Chair: Ana de la O (Yale University)
9:00-10:00 Paper 5 Juan Camillo Castillo (Stanford University) and Dorothy Kronick (University of Pennsylvania), “Prohibition vs. Peace”
Discussant: Emily Sellars (Yale University)
10:00-11:00 Paper 6 Brendan Cooley, Colin Krainin, and Kristopher Ramsay (Princeton University), “Prohibition, Theft, and Violence: Monopolistic Pricing and Exchange in Illicit Markets”
Discussant: Alastair Smith (NYU)
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
Panel IV: Elections
Chair: John Roemer (Yale University)
11:15-12:15 Paper 7 Benjamin G. Ogden (Texas A&M University), “The Imperfect Beliefs Voting Model”
Discussant: Mattias Polborn (Vanderbilt University)
12:15-1:00 Lunch
Panel V: Social Interactions
Chair: Deborah Beim (Yale University)
1:00-2:00 Paper 8 Torun Dewan and Stephane Wolton (LSE), “A Political Economy of Social Discrimination”
Discussant: Avidit Acharya (Stanford University)
2:00-2:15 Coffee Break
2:15-3:15 Panel VI: Publishing Formal Models of Comparative Politics
Chair: Scott Gehlbach (University of Wisconsin – Madison, current editor of the Quarterly Journal of Political Science)
Participants: Torun Dewan (LSE, current co-editor of Journal of Theoretical Politics)
John Huber (Columbia University, former editor of the Quarterly Journal of Political Science)
B. Peter Rosendorff (NYU, current editor of Economics and Politics)