Comparative Politics and Formal Theory Conference 2022

June 3-4, 2022

Sponsorship: Harvard Department of Government and IQSS

Organizer: Peter Buisseret

Conference Program

Location:

Harvard University, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Friday, June 3

12:00-13:30

Lunch and Registration

13:30-14:30

Sandeep Baliga (Northwestern University)

Optimal Sanctions

Discussant: Adam Meirowitz (University of Utah)

14:30-15:30

Tara Slough (NYU)

Bureaucratic Quality and Electoral Accountability

Discussant: Lucy Martin (University of North Carolina)

15:30-16:00

Coffee Break

16:00-17:00

Sofia Correa (University of Chile)

Persistent Protests

Discussant: Arda Gitmez (Bilkent University)

17:00-18:00

Graduate Student Poster Session:

Joseph Warren (Berkeley), Antoine Zerbini (LSE), Afiq bin Oslan (WashU), Amy Basu (Yale), Roya Talibova (Michigan), Daniel Goldstein (Yale), Joseph Ruggiero (Princeton)

19:00

Conference Dinner: Wayfair

Saturday, June 4

08:30-09:30

Breakfast

09:30-10:30

Sergio Montero (University of Rochester)

Representation Failure

Discussant: Nathan Canen (University of Houston)

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:00

Alastair Smith (NYU)

Politics of Instability

Discussant: Juan Dodyk (Harvard University)

12:00-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Andrew Mack (Princeton University)

Incentives for Learning in Repeated Elections

Discussant: John Duggan (University of Rochester)

14:30-15:00

Coffee Break

15:00-16:00

Emily Sellars (Yale University)

Fiscal Legibility and State Capacity: Evidence from Mexico

Discussant: Luis Martinez (University of Chicago)