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Political Economy Seminars

Date Time Speaker Title Organizer Co-organizers
4 September 2024 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Joseph TORIGIAN, American University Prestige, Manipulation, and Coercion CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
7 August 2024 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Carol SHIUE, University of Colorado at Boulder To Be Confirmed CBADE CEIBS, NTU and NUS
3 July 2024 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Emeric HENRY, Sciences Po Curtailing False News, Amplifying Truth CBADE CEIBS, NTU and NUS
29 May 2024 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. A. Arda GITMEZ, Bilkent University Missing Discussions: Institutional Constraints in the Islamic Political Tradition CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
8 May 2024 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Xiaobo LÜ, University of Texas at Austin Mobilized Compliance:When Do Political Parties Facilitate Wartime Fiscal Extraction? CBADE CEIBS, NTU and NUS
17 April 2024 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Tiberiu DRAGU, New York University Strength in Numbers? State Capacity, Military Power and Repression in Authoritarian Regimes CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
10 April 2024 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Odilon CAMARA, University of Southern California Shareholder Democracy and the Market for Voting Advice CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
27 March 2024 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Jamus Jerome LIM, ESSEC Business School Property Rights and Civilizational Development at the Dawn of History CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
28 February 2024 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Dominic ROHNER, University of Lausanne Hidden Hostility: Donor Attention and Political Violence CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
13 December 2023 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Panu POUTVAARA, University of Munish Ongoing Conflict and Ukrainian Refugees’ Resilience to Return CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
6 December 2023 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Lawrence BROZ, University of California San Diego Explaining Foreign Support for China’s Global Economic Leadership CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
15 November 2023 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Abraham NEWMAN, Georgetown University Underground Empire: How America Weaponized the World Economy CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
25 October 2023 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Vincent PONS, Harvard University Electoral Turnovers CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
11 October 2023 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Ferenc SZUCS, Stockholm University The Political Economy of Alternative Realities CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
27 September 2023 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Jeffry FRIEDEN, Harvard University Understanding the Backlash Against Globalization CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
6 September 2023 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Luis MARTÍNEZ, University of Chicago Bourbon Reforms and State Capacity in the Spanish Empire CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
23 August 2023 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Yang XIE, University of California, Riverside Market vs. Planning: Emission Abatement under Incomplete Information and with Local Externalities CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
21 June 2023 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Joseph McMURRAY, Brigham Young University Why the Political World is Flat: An Endogenous “Left” and “Right” in Multidimensional Elections CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
10 May 2023 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Yuhua WANG, Harvard Univesity The Rise and Fall of Imperial China CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
12 April 2023 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Weijia LI, Monash University Hobbesian Wars and Separation of Powers CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
22 March 2023 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Lynette ONG, University of Toronto Outsourcing Repression CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
8 March 2023 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Kenneth SHOTTS, Stanford University Veto Players and Policy Development CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
22 February 2023 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Mattias POLBORN, Vanderbilt University Values as Luxury Goods and Political Polarization CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
8 February 2023 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Susan SHIRK, University of California San Diego Overreach (Discussants: Prof. Jiahua CHE) CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
30 November 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Kevin LANG, Boston University How Credible is the Credibility Revolution? HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
23 November 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Chiaki MORIGUCHI, Hitotsubashi University Meritocracy and Its Discontent: Long-run Effects of Repeated School Admission Reforms HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
9 November 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Jonathan WEIGEL, University of California, Berkeley Optimal Assignment of Bureaucrats: Evidence From Randomly Assigned Tax Collectors in the DRC HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
2 November 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Stefan KRASA, University of Illinois Expressive Politics: A Model of Electoral Competition with Animus and Cognitive Dissonance HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
26 October 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Garance GENICOT, Georgetown University Measuring Upward Mobility HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
5 October 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Dr. Philip Edward KEEFER, Inter-American Development Bank Policy Misperceptions, Information, and the Demand for Redistributive Tax Reform: Experimental Evidence from Latin America HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
28 September 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Joseph WRIGHT, Pennsylvania State University The Origins of Elected Strongmen HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
21 September 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Alexander HIRSCH, California Institute of Technology Voter Attention and Electoral Accountability HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
14 September 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Mihaela PAPA, Tufts University Can BRICS De-dollarize the Global Financial System? HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
3 August 2022 13:00-17:00 Zoom Baptist-CEIBS-NTU-NUS Workshop on Political Economy HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
13 July 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Gabriele GRATTON, University of New South Wales Liberty, Security, and Accountability: The Rise and Fall of Illiberal Democracies HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
6 July 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. John MUELLER, Ohio State University The Stupidity of War HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
29 June 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Cesar MARTINELLI, George Mason University Razor-Thin Elections HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
8 June 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Øivind SCHØYEN, Stanford University and UiT The Arctic University of Norway A Theory of Moral Authority: Moral Choices Under Moral Network Externality HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
1 June 2022 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Tai-Wei HU, University of Bristol Voter Polarization and Extremism (Discussant: Dr. Benson LEUNG) HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
25 May 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Raymond FISMAN, Boston University Investing in Influence: Investors, Portfolio Firms, and Political Giving HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
18 May 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Xu XU, Princeton University The Unintrusive Nature of Digital Surveillance and Its Social Consequences HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
4 May 2022 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Stergios SKAPERDAS, University of California, Irvine National Identity and Modern Economic Performance HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
27 April 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Peter BUISSERET, Harvard University Politics Transformed? How Ranked Choice Voting Shapes Electoral Strategies HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
13 April 2022 15:00-16:30 Zoom Prof. Shaoda WANG, University of Chicago Citizen Participation and Government Accountability: National-Scale Experimental Evidence from Pollution Appeals in China HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
6 April 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Yeling TAN, University of Oregon Disaggregating China, Inc.: State Strategies in the Liberal Economic Order HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
23 March 2022 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Edwin LAI, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology One Currency, Two Markets: China’s Attempt to Internationalize the Renminbi HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
16 March 2022 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Vincent ANESI, Université du Luxembourg Screening for Consensus: Delegation with Collective Principals HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
2 March 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Bruce BUENO DE MESQUITA, New York University The Dictator’s Handbook 2/e HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
23 February 2022 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Mehdi SHADMEHR, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Inspiring Regime Change HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
10 November 2021 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Scott GEHLBACH, University of Chicago A Model of Censorship, Propaganda, and Repression HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
29 September 2021 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Julia CAGÉ, Sciences Po Small Campaign Contributions (Discussant: Dr. Benson LEUNG) HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
15 September 2021 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Avidit ACHARYA, Stanford University Optimal Political Career Dynamics HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
1 September 2021 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Jennifer PAN, Stanford University Re-framing China: The Counter-Narrative Strategies of Chinese State Media on Twitter CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
25 August 2021 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Francesco SQUINTANI, University of Warwick Choosing Political Advisers HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
21 July 2021 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Sergei GURIEV, Sciences Po 3G Internet and Confidence in Government CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
14 July 2021 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Christopher BLATTMAN, University of Chicago Why We Fight HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
30 June 2021 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Pedro DAL BÓ, Brown University The Democracy Effect: a Weights-based Identification Strategy (Discussant: Prof. Ching-I HUANG) HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
23 June 2021 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Gerard PADRÓ i MIQUEL, Yale University The Rise and Fall of Local Elections in China (Discussant: Dr. Bei QIN) HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
9 June 2021 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Georgy EGOROV, Northwestern University Social Media and Xenophobia: Theory and Evidence from Russia HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
2 June 2021 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Daniel TREISMAN, University of California, Los Angeles Informational Autocrats HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
5 May 2021 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Ronny RAZIN, London School of Economics Misspecified Politics and the Recurrence of Populism HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
31 March 2021 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Brian KNIGHT, Brown University The Franchise, Policing, and Race: Evidence from Arrests Data and the Voting Rights Act HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
10 March 2021 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Yuen Yuen ANG, University of Michigan China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption (Discussant: Dr. Ting CHEN) HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
24 February 2021 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Siwan ANDERSON, University of British Columbia Political Quotas and Governance (Discussant: Prof. Bei QIN) HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
9 December 2020 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Marcel FAFCHAMPS, Stanford University Intrahousehold Consumption Allocation and Demand for Agency: A Triple Experimental Investigation HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
18 November 2020 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Joel MOKYR, Northwestern University Attitudes, Aptitudes, and the Roots of the Great Enrichment HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
7 October 2020 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Steven CALLANDER, Stanford University Policy Decay and Political Competition (Discussant: Dr. Melody LO) HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
30 September 2020 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. David STRÖMBERG, University of Stockholm Social Media and Protests in China (Discussant: Prof. Chun-Fang CHIANG) HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
16 September 2020 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Roger MYERSON, University of Chicago State-Building Lessons from the British Empire  (Discussant: John CARROLL) HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
9 September 2020 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Gérard ROLAND, University of California, Berkeley The Deep Historical Roots Of Modern Culture: A Comparative Perspective (Discussant: Dr. Ting CHEN) HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
1 September 2020 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Viral ACHARYA, New York University When Is Debt Odious? A Theory of Repression and Growth Traps HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
12 August 2020 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. David YANG, Harvard University Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from AI Firms in China CBADE CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
5 August 2020 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Glen WEYL, Microsoft Implications of Covid-19 for the Global Political Economy HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
22 July 2020 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Yang YAO, Peking University Markets Price Politicians: Evidence from China’s Municipal Bond Markets HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
24 June 2020 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Guido TABELLINI, Bocconi University Identity, Beliefs, and Political Conflict HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
17 June 2020 16:00-17:30 Zoom Prof. Timothy BESLEY, London School of Economics Escaping the Climate Trap? Values, Technologies, and Politics HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
10 June 2020 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Patrick FRANÇOIS, University of British Columbia A Theory of Elite-Initiated Democratization Illustrated with the Case of Myanmar HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
13 May 2020 9:00-10:30 Zoom Prof. Konstantin SONIN, University of Chicago Persuasion on Networks HKBU Department of Economics CEIBS, NTU, and NUS
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