Friday, February 27

8:30 AM: Breakfast

8:45 AM: Welcome and Introduction – Thad Dunning

9:00-10:30 AM, Session 1.1: Brokers and Voters
Chair: Thad Dunning
Discussant: Simon Chauchard

9:00 AM: Kate Baldwin “Patrons, Local Institution-Building and the Provision of Local Goods: Evidence From Chiefs in Zambia”
9:25 AM: Mark Schneider “Does Clientelism Work: A Test of Guessability in Rural India”
9:50-10:30 AM: Discussion

10:30-10:45 AM: Coffee Break

10:45 AM-12:15 PM, Session 1.2: Leaders and Brokers
Chair: Kate Baldwin
Discussants: Daniel Gingerich

10:45 AM: Lucas Novaes “Modular Parties: Making Clientelism Work in Volatile Systems”
11:10 AM: Horacio Larreguy “Monitoring Political Brokers: Evidence from Clientelistic Networks in Mexico”
11:35 AM-12:15 PM: Discussion

12:15-1:15 PM: Lunch

1:15-2:45 PM, Session 1.3: Leader Influence and Power
Chair: Edwin Camp
Discussant: Frederico Finan

1:15 PM: Pablo Querubin “Politician Family Networks and Electoral Outcomes: Evidence From the Philippines”
1:40 PM: Jessica Gottlieb “The Determinants of Local Leader Influence in Elections: A Lab-in-the-Field Experiment in Senegal”
2:05-2:45 PM: Discussion

2:45-3:15 PM: Coffee Break

3:15-5:10 PM, Session 1.4: Electoral Competition and Clientelism
Chair: Horacio Larreguy
Discussant: Horacio Larreguy, Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro

3:15 PM: Dominika Koter “Costly Electoral Campaigns and the Changing Composition of Parliament in Benin”
3:40 PM: Edwin Camp “Competitive Clientelism”
4:05 PM: Daniel Posner “(Under What Conditions) Do Politicians Reward their Supporters? Evidence from Kenya’s Constituencies Development Fund”
4:30-5:10 PM: Discussion

5:10-6:00 PM: Discussion and Synthesis
Chair: Daniel Posner

6:00 PM: Van Arrives

6:30 PM: Dinner – BayWolf Restaurant, 3853 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611

Saturday, February 28

8:30 AM: Breakfast

9:00-10:30 AM, Session 2.1 Clientelism vs. Constituency Service
Dominika Koter
Discussants: Mark Schneider

9:00 AM: Aditya Dasgupta “Corruption or Constituency Services? Local Democratic Instituions and Political Connections in Rural India ”
9:25 AM: Jennifer Bussell “Clients or Constituents? Distribution Between the Votes in India.”
9:50-10:30 AM:Discussion

10:30-10:45AM: Coffee Break

10:45 AM-12:05 PM, Session 2.2: Beyond Brokerage
Chair: Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro
Discussant: Pablo Querubín

10:45 AM: Miguel García, “From Cocinol to Natural Gas. The Impact of a Structural Change on Clientelistics Networks in Bogotá.”
11:10 AM: Nancy Hite “Economic Development, and the Retreat of Political Clientelism? An Experimental Study of Modern Banking in Manilla, Philippines”
11:35 AM-12:05 PM: Discussion

12:05-1:00 PM: Discussion and Synthesis Over Lunch
Chair: Thad Dunning