CP Colloquium – Spring 2016

Spring 2016 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: Leonardo Arriola

February 4
Raul Sanchez De La Sierra, UC Berkeley

On the Origin of States: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern Congo

Faculty Chair: Leonardo Arriola
Student Discussant: Carlos Schmidt Padilla

February 11
John McCauley, University of Maryland

Ethnicity and Religion as Sources of Political Division in Africa

Faculty Chair: Leonardo Arriola
Student Discussant: Melanie Thompson

February 18
Tom Pepinsky, Cornell University

Resource Shocks and Local Public Goods: A Tale of Two Districts

Faculty Chair: T.J. Pempel
Student Discussant: Anirvan Chowdhury

February 25 — SESSION CANCELED 
Elisabeth Jean Wood, Yale University

Faculty Chair: Michaela Mattes
Student Discussant: Sherry Zaks

March 3
Edmund Malesky, Duke University

Pandering Upward: Tax Incentives and Credit Claiming in Authoritarian Countries

Faculty Chair: Jennifer Bussell
Student Discussant: Dan Mattingly

March 10
Devra Moehler, University of Pennsylvania

Media and Attitudes about Electoral Malpractice: A Field Experiment in a New Democracy

Faculty Chair: Leonardo Arriola
Student Discussant: Danny Choi

March 17
Elisabeth Jean Wood, Yale University

Rape as a Practice of War: Towards a Typology of Political Violence

Faculty Chair: Alison Post
Student Discussant: Anna Callis

March 24
NO SESSION

March 31
Sona Golder, Pennsylvania State University

An Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Model of Politics

Faculty Chair: Pradeep Chhibber
Student Discussant: Shinhye Choi

April 7
Mike Albertus, University of Chicago

Land Inequality and Rural Unrest: Theory and Evidence from Brazil

Faculty Chair: Thad Dunning
Student Discussant: Fiona Shen-Bayh

April 14
Jonathan Rodden, Stanford University

The Loser’s Bonus: Political Geography and Minority Party Representation

Faculty Chair: Alison Post
Student Discussant: Guadalupe Tuñón

April 21
Jennifer Gandhi, Emory University

Opposition Unity and Cooptation in Hybrid Regimes 

Faculty Chair: Leonardo Arriola
Student Discussant: Anne Meng

April 28
Alison Post, UC Berkeley

Does Service Predictability Affect Household Welfare and State-Society Relations? Field Experimental Evidence from Bangalore’s Water Sector

Faculty Chair: Leonardo Arriola
Student Discussant: Susan Ostermann

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.