Text Box: Caltech Mini-Conference on Political Economy
February 24-25, 2006

 

 

 

                                                                                                       

Directions to Caltech

All talks will take place in 25 Baxter Hall (Building 77 on campus map)

 

Conference Program

Friday, February 24th

9:30  - 10:00       Registration

10:00 - 11:00      Stephen Coate, Cornell University
                        A Dynamic Theory of Public Spending, Taxation and Debt   

11:00 - 11:15      Discussion led by Jon Eguia, Caltech

11:15 - 12:15      Timothy Feddersen, Northwestern University
                              Deliberation, Preference Uncertainty and Voting Rules
                             
12:15 - 12:30      Discussion led by Michael Chwe, University of California at Los Angeles

12:30 -  2:00        Lunch

2:00  -  3:00         Steven Callander, Northwestern University
                              Political Motivations
                             
3:00 - 3:15           Discussion led by Jana Kunicova, Caltech

3:15  -  3:45         Coffee

3:45  -  4:45         John Duggan, University of Rochester
                              A Dynamic Model of Legislative Bargaining
                             
4:45 - 5:00           Discussion led by David K. Levine, University of California at Los Angeles

5:30  -                   Reception and Dinner                                         

 

Saturday, February 25th

9:00  -  9:30         Breakfast

9:30  -  10:30       Tom Palfrey, Princeton University
                         The Paradox of Voter Participation? A Laboratory Study

10:30  -  10:45     Discussion led by Navin Kartik, University of California at San Diego

10:45  -  11:45     John Kagel, Ohio State University
                               Veto Power in Committees
                             
11:45  -  12:00      Discussion led by Tim Groseclose, University of California at Los Angeles

12:00  -  1:30        Lunch

1:30  -  2:30          Leeat Yariv, Caltech
                               An Experimental Study of Jury Deliberation
                             
2:30  -  2:45          Discussion led by Gary Charness, University of California at Santa Barbara

2:45  -  3:15          Coffee

3:15  -  4:15          Marco Battaglini, Princeton University
                               The Swing Voter's Curse in the Laboratory
                             
4:45  -  5:00          Discussion led by Seda Ertac, University of California at Los Angeles

5:00  -  6:00          Closing Remarks - Charlie Plott, Caltech