WWS Calendar

The Political Economy of Bureaucrats: Careers, Incentives, Rules, and Behavior

May 8, 2015 09:30AM to 05:30PM
By Invitation Only

Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP)

9:9:20-9:50am      Registration, Coffee and Pastry

9:50-10:00am     Opening Remarks

10:00-11:05am   Speaker: W. Bentley MacLeod (Columbia University) Co-author: Elliott Ash (Columbia)

Title: “Intrinsic Motivation in Public Service: Theory and Evidence from State Supreme Courts

Discussant: John Kastellec (Princeton University)

11:05-11:20am   Coffee break

11:20-12:25pm   Speaker:  Charles Cameron (Princeton University) Co-authors: John de Figueiredo (Duke University) and David Lewis (Vanderbilt University)

“Quitting in Protest: A Theory of Presidential Policy Making and Agency Response”

Discussant: Tiberiu Dragu (New York University)                            

12:25-1:40pm    Lunch

1:40-2:45 pm    Speaker: Andrea Prat (Columbia University) Co-authors: Stephen Hansen (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and GSE) and Michael McMahon (University of Warwick)

Title: “Transparency and Deliberation within the FOMC: A Computation Linguistics Approach

Discussant: Nolan McCarty (Princeton University)

2:45-3:00pm      Coffee break

3:00-4:05pm      Speaker: Hanming Fang (University of Pennsylvania) Co-authors: Quanlin Gu and Li-An Zhou (Peking University)

Title: “The Gradients of Power: Evidence from the Chinese Housing Market

Discussant: Marko Klašnja (New York University and Princeton)

4:05-4:20pm      Coffee break

4:20-5:25pm      Speaker: Michael Ting (Columbia University) Co-authors: Micael Castanheira (Universite Libre de Bruxelles and New York University), Helios Herrera (HEC Montreal), and Massimo Morelli (Bocconi and Columbia)

Title: “Comparative Bureaucracy”

                        Discussant: Sanford Gordon (New York University)