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Political Economy Lunch Group (PELG) Speaker Series

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This formal speaker series, co-sponsored by the Center for Commerce and Diplomacy, is for faculty and Ph.D. students who are eager to engage with the world's leading scholars. Learn more about the series here.

Information about the Faculty Reading Group events can be found here.

The PELG is organized by Renee Bowen, Lawrence Broz, Maria Carreri, Federica Izzo, Francisco Garfias, and Sara Lowes.

If you would like to be added to the PELG mailing list, please email Renee Bowen.

Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 PELG Speakers

April 6, 2021 Renee Bowen - Internal Speaker
"The World Trade Organization and U.S. Domestic Politics" (with Lawrence Broz and Marc Muendler)
April 13, 2021 Jake Grumbach, University of Washington
"Laboratories of Democratic Backsliding"
April 20, 2021 John Ahlquist - Internal Speaker
April 27, 2021 Vicky Fouka, Stanford
May 4, 2021 Nick Carnes, Duke
May 11, 2021 Omar Wasow, Princeton
May 18, 2021 Guadalupe Tuñón, Princeton
"Special Interest Trade-offs: How Restricting Money in Politics Helps Church-backed Candidates"
May 25, 2021 Paola Giuliano, UCLA
"The Seeds of Ideology: Historical Immigration and Political Preferences in the United States" (with Marco Tabellini)
June 1, 2021 Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Duke

Past Events

Winter 2021 PELG Speakers

January 12, 2021  Michael TingColumbia University
"An Organizational Theory of State Capacity" (with Erik Snowberg)
January 26, 2021 Asya Magazinnik, MIT
"District Elections Decrease Local Cooperation in Immigration Enforcement" (with Michael Hankinson)
February 2, 2021 Yoo Sun Jung, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Commerce and Diplomacy
"Legalization of International Institutions and Its Discontents: GATT vs. WTO Adjudication, 1989-2015"
February 9, 2021 Enriqueta Aragones, IAE-CSIC
"Ideological Consistency and Valence Advantage" (with Dimitrios Xefteris)
February 16, 2021   Scott Ashworth, Harris School of Public Policy - University of Chicago
"Sources of Women’s Underrepresentation in US Politics: A Model of Election Aversion and Voter Discrimination" (with Ethan Bueno de Masquita and Christopher Berry)
February 23, 2021   Andy Eggers, University of Chicago
"Placebo Tests for Causal Inference" (with Allan Dafoe and Guadalupe Tuñón)
March 9, 2021   Marko Klašnja, Georgetown University
"Wealth and Gender in Congressional Politics" (with Rachel Benrhard and Andy Eggers)