CP Colloquium – Spring 2015

Spring 2015 Schedule


Location: All sessions will meet in the Institute of International Studies, Moses Hall 223 (lunch is provided on a first-come, first-served basis).

Time: Thursdays, 12:30PM – 2:00PM

Faculty Convener: Thad Dunning
Graduate Student Coordinator: Chris Carter (christopher.carter@berkeley.edu)

January 29
Margaret Levi, Stanford University

Spend and Tax: Why and When States Underprovide Public Goods (work in progress with Edgar Kiser)

Faculty Chair: Steve Vogel
Student Discussant: Pat Donnelly

February 5
Saumitra Jha, Stanford University

Financial Asset Holdings and Political Attitudes: Evidence From Revolutionary England

Faculty Chair: Thad Dunning
Student Discussant: Tanu Kumar

February 12
Leonardo Arriola, UC Berkeley

Economic Rights and Women’s Policy Influence in Africa: Portfolio Allocation across Executive Cabinets (working paper co-authored with Martha Johnson)

Faculty Chair: Margaret Weir
Student Discussant: Anustubh Agnihotri

February 19
Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania

Deliberate Disengagement: How Education Decreases Political Participation in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes 

Faculty Chair: Jennifer Bussell
Student Discussant: Paul Thissen

February 26
F. Daniel Hidalgo, MIT

Can Politicians Police Themselves? Natural Experimental Evidence from Brazil’s Audit Courts 

Faculty Chair: Ruth Collier
Student Discussant: Guadalupe Tuñón

March 5
Stanislav Markus, University of Chicago

Post-communist Oligarchs and the Politics of Wealth Defense: The Case of Ukraine

Faculty Chair: Jonah Levy
Student Discussant: Mathias Poertner

March 12
Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University

Compliance and Resistance in Iraq under Saddam Hussein: Evidence From the Files of the Ba’th Party 

Faculty Chair: Steve Fish
Student Discussant: Melissa Carlson

March 19
Daniel Posner, UCLA

(Under What Conditions) Do Politicians Reward Their Supporters? Evidence From Kenya’s Constituencies Development Fund 

Faculty Chair: Leo Arriola
Student Discussant: Rachel Strohm

March 26
Spring Break

April 2
Jennifer Bussell, UC Berkeley

Clients or Constituents? Distribution Between the Votes in India 

Faculty Chair: Chris Ansell
Student Discussant: Susan Ostermann

April 9
Scott Gehlbach, University of Wisconsin

Collective Action and Representation in Autocracies: Evidence from Russia’s Great Reforms

Faculty Chair: Peter Lorentzen
Student Discussant: Chris Krogslund

April 16
NO SESSION

April 23
NO SESSION

April 30
Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University

Revolutionary Rebels and the Marxist Paradox

Faculty Chair: Aila Matanock/Michaela Mattes
Student Discussant: Anne Meng

The colloquium is co-sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Department of Political
Science, the Institute of International Studies, and the Center on the Politics of Development.