D.C. Political Economy Seminar

The D.C. Political Economy Seminar is a monthly forum on comparative politics and political economy research sponsored by IDB´s Research Department. In this forum, faculty and researchers in the greater Washington DC area are invited to present their on-going projects. Its objective is to provide an opportunity for a fruitful exchange of ideas and feedback, as well as to build a network of researchers in political economy that can help foster future collaboration not only with the Research Department, but also with other areas of the Bank.


Past seminars

Date Title Speaker Institution Document
Jan/27/2017 The Impact of Violence on Risk Aversion Pamela Jackiela UMD  
Feb/24/2017 Sharing Oil Rents and Political Violence Tito Cordella World Bank  
Mar/17/2017 Reform Capacity Johannes Lindvall Lund University (Visiting Boston University - BU)  
Apr/28/2017 Voting Corrupt Politicians Out of Office in Paraguay Stephane Straub Toulouse School of Economics, France (visiting the World Bank)  
Oct/6/2017 Family Networks and Electoral Outcomes Cesi Cruz University of British Columbia  
Nov/17/2017 What we know (and don't know) about who becomes a politician Ernesto Dal Bó UC Berkeley  
Dec/1/2017 Stewards of Accountability: A Field Experiment on Corruption & Inefficiency in Local Public Works Paul Lagunes Columbia University  


Date Title Speaker Institution Document
Dec/09/2011 Understanding and Improving Linear Fixed Effects Regression Models for Causal Inference Kosuke Imai Princeton University Presentation
Nov/18/2011 Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America Stephen B. Kaplan George Washington University Presentation
Oct/28/2011 The more parties, the greater policy stability Josep Colomer Georgetown University Presentation
Sep/30/2011 The Political Economy of Tax Reform Mark Hallerberg Hertie School of Governance Presentation
Jun/10/2011 The institutionalization of political institutions and the making of policy Mariano Tommasi Universidad de San Andrés Presentation
May/20/2011 Seminar: Brazilian Electoral Panel Study Agenda Agenda
The Strength of Party Labels in Brazil: Evidence from the Brazil Electoral Panel Study. David Samuels University of Minnesota Presentation
Voting for Redistribution in new Democracies: information and Candidate Motivation. Fabiana Machado Inter-American Development Bank Presentation
On Redistribution and Backlash: Are Conditional Cash-Transfers More Acceptable Than Other Public Transfers? Cesar Zucco Rutgers University Presentation
The Brazilian Electoral Panel Study: Limitations and Advantages Barry Ames University of Pittsburg Presentation
Lucio Rennó Universidade de Brasília
Clerical Work: Religion and the Vote in Brazil’s Presidential Election of 2010. Amy Erica Smith Iowa State University Presentation
Apr/29/2011 Private Investment and the Institutionalization of Collective Action in Autocracies: Ruling Parties and Legislatures Phillip Keefer World Bank Paper
Mar/18/2011 Legislator Success in Fragmented Congress: Plurality Cartels, Minority Presidents, and Lawmaking in Argentina Ernesto Calvo University of Maryland Paper

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