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Department of Economics

Political Economy Seminars

Political Economy Seminar coordinator: Mattias Polborn 

All seminars will take place in room 209, Calhoun Hall from 3:10-4:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).

NOTE: Papers, when available, will be posted at the All Seminars page.

[Previous seminars are in the archives.]



Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Qiang Fu, National University of Singapore (visiting at Stanford)
"On the Paradox of Mediocracy"

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Justin Fox, Washington University
"Delay, Delegation, and Obfuscation: The Politics of 'No-Win' Situations"

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Aram Grigoryan, University of Illinois
"Insecure Property Rights and the Missing Middle"

Wednesday, March 29
Alexander Hirsch, Caltech
"The Lobbyist's Dilemma: Gatekeeping and the Profit Motive"


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Nicola Persico, Northwestern University
"Communication Among Shareholders"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Pablo Montagnes, Emory University
"Mass Purges: Top-down Accountability in Autocracy"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Ken Shotts, Stanford Graduate School of Business
"Family Size, Investment in Daughters, and the Politics of Gender Equity"



Seminars and Research

Contact Information:

Phone: (615) 322-2871

Fax: (615) 343-8495

Write to:
Department of Economics
Vanderbilt University
VU Station B, Box #351819
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235