3rd Summer Workshop on Political Economy

JULY 10-11, 2017

201 Wang Center – Stony Brook University


(45 minutes Presentation/ 15 minutes Discussion)

Monday, 10 July 2017

10:30-10:50 Registration / Coffee
10:50-11:00 Opening Remarks


Saltuk Ozerturk  (Rice U)
“Information Gatekeeping, Access Control and Media Bias,” joint with Hulya Eraslan
Discussant: Santiago Oliveros (Essex)
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break



Carlo Prato (Columbia)

The Wisdom of the Crowd? Information Aggregation and Electoral Incentives

Discussant: Jacopo Perego (NYU)




Syed Nageeb Ali (Penn State)

The Perverse Politics of Polarization,” joint with Maximilian Mihm, and Lucas Siga

Discussant: Navin Kartik (Columbia)

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break



Matias Iaryczower (Princeton)

“Collective Hold-up,” joint with Santiago Oliveros

Discussant: Tiberiu Dragu (NYU)




Renee Bowen (UC San Diego)

Legislative Policy Experimentation and Redistribution,” joint with Vincent Anesi (Nottingham)

Discussant: Facundo Piguillem (EIEF)

18:30-21:00 Conference Dinner: Danfords Hotel (Harbordview room) , 25 E Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

9:30 – 10:30



Satyajit Chatterjee (Philadelphia Fed):

Incumbency Disadvantage in US National Politics,” joint with Burcu Eyigungor

Discussant: Razvan Vlaicu (IADB)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00




Wioletta Dziuda (Chicago-Harris)

Gridlock and Inefficient Policy Instruments,” joint with David Austen-Smith,

Bard  Harstad, and Antoine Loeper

Discussant: Vincent Anesi (Nottingham)

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break



Dana Foarta (Stanford GSB)

Unification vs Separation of Regulatory Institutions,” joint with Takuo Sugaya

Discussant: Ali Shorideh (Carnegie-Mellon)




Alessandro Dovis (U Penn)

Fiscal Rules, Bailouts, and Reputation in Federal Governments,” joint with Rishabh Kirpalani

Discussant: Leo Martinez (IMF)

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break



 Pierre Yared (Columbia University)

Commitment vs. Flexibility with Costly Verification”, joint with Marina Halac

Discussant: Sebastian Di Tella (Stanford)




Ivan Werning (MIT)

Saving and Dissaving with Hyperbolic Discounting,” joint with Dan Cao

Discussant: Satyajit Chatterjee (Philly Fed)

Organized by 

Marina Azzimonti (Stony Brook University and NBER)

Alessandro Riboni (École Polytechnique)

 Facundo Piguillem  (EIEF)