2011 Princeton University Conference on Political Agency and Institutions

Princeton University Conference on
Political Agency and Institutions

April 8 - 9, 2011
127 Corwin Hall

Friday, April 8, 2011

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Experimentation and Persuasion in Political Organizations
Alex Hirsch, Princeton University

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. The Industrial Organization of Private Politics
David Baron, Kellogg School of Business and Stanford GSB

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Coffee Break

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Executive Control vs. Bureaucratic Insulation in Distributive Politics:
Evidence from Federal Contracting
Sandy Gordon, NYU

6:30 p.m. Drinks followed by dinner at Mediterra Restaurant
29 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Saturday, April 9, 2011

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Information Aggregation and Optimal Structure of the Executive
Francesco Squintani, University of Essex (with Toran Dewan, Andrea Galeotti, and Christian Chiglino)

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. The Dynamic Effects of Information on Political Corruption:
Theory and Evidence from Puerto Rico
Ranier Schwabe, Kellogg School of Management (with Gustavo Bobonis and Luis Camara-Fuertes)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Costly Transparency
Justin Fox, Yale (with Richard Van Weelden)

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Challengers, Democratic Contestation, and Electoral Accountability
Ken Shotts, Stanford GSB (with Scott Ashworth)