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Comparative Politics Workshop

Monday, January 22, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Johanna Rickne, Associate Professor of Economics, Stockholm University
Field: Comparative Politics

Johanna Rickne is an Associate Professor in Economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, and an affiliated researcher at the Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (Uppsala University), the Stockholm China Economic Research Center (Stockholm School of Economics), and the Research Institute for Industrial Economics.

Monday, January 29, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Ernesto Dal Bo, Phillips Girgich Professor of Business, UC Berkeley
Field: Comparative Politics

Ernesto Dal Bo is a Political Economist interested in governance broadly understood. His research focuses on a range of topics: political influence, social conflict, corruption, morality and social norms, state formation, the development of state capabilities, and the qualities and behavior of politicians and public servants.

Monday, February 5, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Saumitra Jha, Associate Professor of Political Economy, Stanford University
Field: Comparative Politics

Saumitra Jha is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and, by courtesy, of Economics and of Political Science.

Monday, February 12, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Michael Callen, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC San Diego
Field: Comparative Politics

Michael Callen research uses experiments to identify ways to address accountability and service delivery failures in the public sector, working primarily in Afghanistan and in Pakistan. His primary interests are political economy, development economics, and experimental economics.

Monday, February 26, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: James Alt, Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Harvard University
Field: Comparative Politics

James E. Alt is the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government. His current interests are in comparative political economy; the interaction of voters, political parties, budget and other political institutions, financial markets, and fiscal policies in industrial democracies.

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