Conference Program

Research Group on Political Institutions and Economic Policy (PIEP)

December 6, 2014

Center for Government and International Studies
CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S020
Cambridge, MA 02138

Sponsored by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

8:30AM–9:00AM: Continental breakfast and introductions

9:00AM–11:00AM: Session 1

  • Mark Dincecco (Michigan), “Military Conflict and the Rise of Urban Europe”
  • Discussants:  Eric Chaney (Harvard) and Jim Fearon (Stanford)

11:00AM–11:30AM: Coffee break

11:30AM–1:30PM: Session 2

  • Jennifer Larson (NYU), “Ethnic Grievances or Ethnic Networks? The Influence of Rumor Networks on Rebel Group Formation"
  • Discussants:  Macartan Humphreys (Columbia) and Nicola Persico (Northwestern)

1:30PM–3:00PM: Lunch

3:00PM–5:00PM: Session 3

  • Daniel Diermeier (University of Chicago), “Private Politics and Public Interest: NGOs, Corporate Campaigns, and Social Welfare”
  • Discussants: John Patty (Washington University) and Alan Wiseman (Vanderbilt)