Politics and History Network 3rd conference

POLITICS AND HISTORY NETWORK

Joint project of Columbia, Harvard, NYU, Princeton and Yale

Sponsored by
The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and
The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance

Organizing Committee: Professors Carles Boix (Princeton), Isabela Mares (Columbia), David Stasavage (NYU), Steve Wilkinson (Yale), and Daniel Ziblatt (Harvard University)

3rd Annual Conference

June 3-4, 2016

Location

Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice
Princeton University
83 Prospect Avenue
NJ 08544

Friday, June 3

9–10 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Location:   Room 101

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Session 1. STATE CAPACITY.

 

Discussant: David Stasavage, New York University

* John Dearborn, Yale University

“The Sequence of Tax Adoption: Sectional Inequality, Strategic Preferences, and the Political Origins of US Federal Taxation, 1894-1916”

* Patricia A. Kirkland, Columbia University

“The Business of Being Mayor: Mayors and Fiscal Policy in U.S. Cities”

Location:  Room 105

12 – 1 p.m.

Lunch

Location:  Room 101

1 – 3 p.m.

Session 2. POLITICAL IDENTITY, POLITICAL PREFERENCES.

 

Discussant: Steven Wilkinson, Yale University, and Carles Boix, Princeton University

* Sirus Dehdari and Kai Gehring, Stockholm University and University of Zurich

“National identity in border regions: The causal effect of homogenization policies in Alsace-Lorraine.”

* Shom Mazumder, Harvard University

“A Change is Gonna' Come: The Persistent Effect of the US Civil Rights Movement on Political Attitudes.”

Location:  Room 105

3 – 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Location:  Room 101

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Session 3. POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS.

 

Discussant: Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University

* Scott Abramson and Carles Boix, University of Rochester and Princeton University

“Commerce, War and the Growth and Decline of Proto-Parliamentary Representation in Medieval and Modern Europe.”

* Hannah Simpson, New York University

“Justice for Sale: State Revenue Collection and the Development of a Legal System”

Location:  Room 105

8:00 pm

Dinner – Location Agricola Eatery
11 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

 

Saturday, June 4

8:30–9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Location:  Room 101

9–11:00 a.m.

Session 4. DEMOCRATIZATION.

 

Discussant: Carles Boix, Princeton University

* Aditya Dasgupta and Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University

“Capital Meets Democracy: Sovereign Bond Market Responses to the Rise of Mass Enfranchisement.”

* Giuliana Pardelli, Princeton University

“Landholding Inequality and Local Taxation: A Test of the ‘Intra-Elite Conflict’ Thesis”

Location:  Room 105

11–11:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Location:  Room 101

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Session 5. POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT.

 

Discussant: Isabela Mares, Columbia University

* Volha Charnysh, Harvard University

“Long-Run Effects of Post-WWII Displacement: Diversity and Economic Development”

* Joan Ricart-Huguet, Princeton University

“The Origins of Colonial Investments”

Location:  Room 105

1–2 p.m.

Lunch

Location:  Room 101