7:00 pm
Reception and Dinner

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2008
Gleacher Center, Room 304

9:00 - 9:30am
Continental Breakfast

9:30 - 10:30am
Chang-Tai Hsieh-University of Chicago "The Price of Political Opposition: Evidence from Venezuela's Maisanta" with Daniel Ortega-IESA, Edward Miguel-University of California, Berkeley and Francisco R. Rodríguez-Wesleyan University

10:30 - 11:00am
Refreshment Break 304 Foyer

11:00 - Noon
Andrea L. Eisfeldt-Northwestern University, "Colonies" with Matthias Doepke-Northwestern University

Noon - 1:30pm
Lunch, 220 Lounge

1:30 - 2:30pm
Alberto Simpser-University of Chicago "Cheating Big: On the Logic of Electoral Corruption in Developing Countries"

2:30 - 2:45pm
Refreshment Break, 204 Foyer

2:45 - 3:45 pm
Jesse M. Shapiro-University of Chicago GSB, "Competition and Diversity: Historical Evidence from U.S. Newspapers" with Matthew Gentzkow-University of Chicago GSB and Michael Sinkinson-Harvard University

3:45 - 4:00pm
Refreshment Break, 204 Foyer

4:00 - 5:00pm
Benjamin F. Jones-Northwestern University, "Hit or Miss? The Effect of Assassinations on Institutions and War" with Benjamin A. Olken-Harvard University


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