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Regular version of the site

The HSE seminar on political economy

Moderators: Alexei Zakharov (HSE), Konstantin Sonin (HSE, The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy)

Upcoming seminar - October 09,  Thusday 17:00

the joint seminar of Higher School of Economics on political economy, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) and NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interaction (NES CSDSI)

Speaker: Heike Hennig-Schmid (Laboratory for Experimental Economics University of Bonn)

Topic: Dishonesty in healthcare practice: A behavioral experiment on upcoding in neonatology

 joint work with Hendrik Jürges,  Daniel Wiesen


Dishonest behavior signicantly increases the cost of medical care provision. Upcoding of patients is a common form of fraud to attract higher reimbursements. Imposing audit mechanisms including fines to curtail upcoding is widely discussed among healthcare policy-makers. How audits and fines affect individual health care providers' behavior is empirically not well understood. To provide new evidence on fraudulent behavior in health care, we analyze the effect of a random audit including fines on individuals' honesty by means of a novel controlled behavioral experiment framed in a neonatal care context. Prevalent dishonest behavior declines signicantly when audits and fines are introduced. The effect is driven by a reduction in upcoding when being detectable. Yet, upcoding increases when not being detectable as fraudulent. We find evidence that individual characteristics (gender, medical background, integrity) are related to dishonest behavior. Policy implications are discussed.



Address: The HSE building at Shabolovka (ul. Shabolovka 26-4, room 4322).



If you don't have a HSE picture ID, please contact political.economy.hse@gmail.com to order a pass for the seminar before 12:00 on the day of the seminar.


Future meetings

October 09Heike Hennig-Schmid (Laboratory for Experimental Economics University of Bonn)
Dishonesty in healthcare practice: A behavioral experiment on upcoding in neonatology

Past Meetings

Fall-Winter-Spring 2018-2019
September 11Anand E. Sokhey (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: The Christian Nationalism of the Gun Control Debate

Fall-Winter-Spring 2017-2018
July 19Jan Fidrmuc ( Department of Economics and Finance and CEDI, Brunel University)
Beautiful Minds: Physical Attractiveness and Research Productivity in Economics
June 26Anastasia Burkovskaya (University of Sydney)
Identification of Electoral Model and Ballot Stuffing
June 26Konstantin Sonin (University of Chicago and Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
Media Freedom in the Shadow of a Coup 
June 5Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (University of Chicago)
Deterrence with Imperfect Attribution
May 31Chris Berry (University of Chicago)
Leadership or Luck? Randomization Inference for Leader Effects
May 23Chris Miller (Fletcher School, Tufts University)
The Politics of Inflation and the Distribution of Income in Early 1990s Russia
May 22Andy Eggers (Oxford University)
Who votes more strategically?
April 17David Schindler (Tilburg University)
Shocking Racial Attitudes: Black GIs in Europe
March 20Melanie Meng Xue (Northwestern University)
Autocratic Rule and Social Capital: Evidence from Imperial China

presentation Melanie Meng Xue
March 13Andrei Markevich (NES)
Democratic Support for the Bolshevik Revolution: An Empirical Investigation of 1917 Constituent Assembly Elections
March 06Daria Pudova (HSE)
Political Economy of Sanctions - Evidence from Russia
February 20Ksenia Abanokova (HSE) 
Pocketbook motivation in voting in Russia
February 06Israel Marques II ( HSE)
Institutional Quality and Social Policy Preferences: Experimental Evidence
December 21
Anton Sobolev (UCLA)
Fantastic Beasts and Whether They Matter: The Effect of Internet Trolls on Political Conversations in Russia
December 14
Alberto Vesperoni (University of Klagenfurt)
Democracy and International Conflict
December 12Ted Gerber (University of Winsonsin)
Homeownership, regime support, and civic engagement in four post-Soviet societies
December 05Gunes Gokmen (New Economic School)
War and Well-Being in Transition: Russo-Georgian Conflict as a Natural Experiment
November 21Vladimir Kozlov (Higher School of Economics)
Testosterone and Repression in Non-Democracies: Evidence from a Sample of Russian Governors 
October 31Maria Ostrovnaya (Higher School of Economics)
Role of political factors in outsourcing of school food provision
October 24Luigi Pascali (Pompeu Fabra University)
Religion, Division of Labor, and Conflict: Anti-Semitism in German Regions over 600 Years
October 17Andrei Dementiev (Higher School of Economics)
Contracting out public services to asymmetric partnerships
 October 10Stephen G. Wheatcroft (School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia)
The importance of the grain problem in the Russian Revolution and for the next 40 years of Soviet Economic History
September 19Anne Meng (University of Virginia)
Autocratic Constitutions and Leadership Succession in Dictatorial Regimes

Fall-Winter-Spring 2016-2017
July 20

Austin L. Wright (Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago) 
Civilian Abuse and Wartime Informing

June 06

Julian G. Waller (George Washington University & Higher School of Economics)
Popular Perceptions and the De Facto Role of Political Parties in the Euromaidan Protests of 2013-2014

May  30

Lauren A. McCarthy (University of Massachusetts Amherst) 
Managed Civil Society and the Realities of Police Oversight in Russia

May  16

Philippe Gagnepain (Paris School of Economics, Université Paris 1-Ecole d’Economie de Paris)

Full versus binary menus: What are the welfare gains?

 April 25 

Maria Snegovaya (Columbia University)

The Left Parties Choices and The Emergence of The Radical Right

April 18Denis Ivanov (Higher School of Economics)
Do institutions cause social trust? Evidence from an institutional reform
March 28Ekaterina Borisova (Higher School of Economics)
Elections, Protest and Trust in Government: A Natural Experiment from Russia
March 14Constantine Sorokin (Higher School of Economics & New Economic School)
Distributional comparative statics for auctions and beyond
February 28Noah Buckley (Columbia University and Higher School of Economics)
Calculating Corruption: Political Competition and Bribery under Authoritarianism
February 14 Michael Rochlitz (Higher School of Economics)
Does Independent Media Matter in a Non-Democratic Election? Experimental Evidence from Russia
February 07 Inna Zaytseva (Higher School of Economics)
The role of social capital in collective action problem: the case of national football teams
January 31Elena Podkolzina (Center for Institutional Studies Higher School of Economics)
Corruption perception and competition in public procurement: empirical evidence from Russian regions
January 19Raymond M. Duch (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)
Who Cheats: Experimental Evidence from the Lab
January 17Tatyana Mikhailova  (RANEPA)
Agglomeration effects in Russian manufacturing
December 13 Israel Marques (Higher School of Economics)
Institutional Quality and Social Policy Preferences
December 6Natalya Naumenko (Northwestern University)
Collectivization of Soviet agriculture and 1932-1933 famine
November 29Niall Hughes (Warwick University)
How Transparency Kills Information Aggregation: Theory and Experiment
November 22Anna Yurko (Higher School of Economics)
Fertility, Maternal Employment and Children's Cognitive Achievement: a Structural Approach
November 15Andrey Shcherbak (Higher School of Economics)
The recipe for democracy? Improvement in diet as a structural prerequisite for political change 
November 1
Thomas Leeper (London School of Economics)
If Only Citizens Had a Cue: The Process of Opinion Formation over Time
October 18Denis Ivanov (Higher School of Economics
Bridging or Bonding? Preferences for Redistribution and Social Capital in Russia
September 29Andrew Little (Cornell University)
I Don't Know
September 20 Galina Besstremyannaya (Lead research fellow, Center for Economic and Financial Research)
The adverse effects of incentives regulation in health care
September 13Andrea Matranga (New Economic School)
All Along the Watchtower: Linear Defenses and the Introduction of Serfdom in Russia
September 14Georgy Artemov   (University of Melbourne)
Assignment mechanisms: common preferences and information acquisition

Fall-Winter-Spring 2015

June 28

1. Speaker:  Jeroen van de Ven (Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam)

Topic:   "Once a Cheater Always a Cheater? An Experimental Study on the Persistence of Lying "
2. Speaker: Marie Claire Villeval  (CNRS – University of Lyon) 

Topic:   "Can transparency of information reduce embezzlement? Experimental Evidence from Tanzania"

June 07Student presentations
1. Speaker:  Yulia Zhestkova  (Higher School of Economics)
Topic:   "Catch Me if You Can: Election Manipulation in Non-Democracies"
2. Speaker:  Ilya Kozis    (Higher School of Economics)
Topic: "Brain Drain in Non-Democratic Regimes"
May 31Eren Arbatli (Higher School of Economics)
 Minorities and Long-run Development: Persistence of Armenian and Greek Influence in Turkey
May 17Alexei Zakharov (Higher School of Economics)
 Valence influence in  electoral competition with rank objectives
April 12Alexander Tarasov (Higher School of Economics)
 Trade and the spatial distribution of transport infrastructure
 Trade and the spatial distribution of transport infrastructure (PDF, 1014 Kb)
March 29Constantine Sorokin  ( Higher School of Economics, New Economic School)
 Multidimensional free-mobility equilibrium: Tiebout revisited
March 22Roman Zakharenko (Higher School of Economics)
 Endogenous Growth and Demographic Transition in a model of Cultural Transmission
March 15Alexei V. Zakharov (Higher School of Economics)
 Eqilibrium taxation under income uncertainty
March 1Ruben Enikolopov (New Economic School)
 Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia
February 16Alexander Yarkin (Higher School of Economics)
 The Great Divergence Revisited: Industrialization, Inequality and Political Conflict in The Unified Growth Model
Veselov, Yarkin (2015, WP) The Great Divergence revisited; industrialization, inequality, and political conflict in the unified growth model 
December 22Vasily Rusanov (Higher School of Economics Center for Institutional Studies)
 Minorities and Business: the Case of Russian Old Believers
December 8Oxana Bondarenko  (CEFIR)
 The Effect of Movies on Pro-social Behavior
November 24Vera Troger (Warwick University)
 The politics of strategic budgeteering
November 17Kemal Kivanc Akoz (NYU Abu Dhabi)
 Political Change Driven by a Dissident Elite: The Effect of Rents from Power and Information
November 10Shintaro Miura (Kanagawa University)
 Manipulated News Model: Electoral Competition and Mass Media
October 27Cengiz Erisen (TOBB University of Economics and Technology)
 Emotions and Political Participation
October 22 Morgane Tanve (University of Lille) 
 Time Allocation on electoral issue(s) 
October 14Allan Drazen (Department of Economics, University of Maryland, USA)
 Kosher Pork
October 13Anja Neundorf (University of Nottingham)
 Contextual and Individual Determinants of Economic Preferences: Evidence from Panel Data
October 6Galina Besstremyannaya (Centre for Economic and Financial Research at New Economic School)
 The adverse effects of value-based purchasing in health care:  dynamic quantile regression with endogeneity
September 29Fabio Michelucci (CERGE-EI)

 Electoral Competition with Dynamic Campaign Contributions

Spring 2015

June 16Mattias Polborn (University of Illinois)
 Political competition in legislative elections
June 9David Szakonyi (Columbia University, Higher School of Economics)
 Firm-Level Returns from Connections to Elected Politicians: Evidence from Russia
June 2Rafael Hortalla-Valle (London School of Economics)
 Team of Rivals: Learning about a Cabinet and its Shadow

May 26Franziska Keller (New York University)
 Farewell Comrades! Power Struggle and Elite Removal in Single-Party Authoritarian Regimes
May 19Mehmet Ekmekci (Boston college)
 Manipulated Electorates and Information  Aggregation
Manipulated Electorates and Information Aggregation (PDF, 469 Кб)
May 14Eric Alstom (Charles Koch Institute)
 Demand for Constitutional Decentralization
April 28Kuznetsova Olga (Higher School of Economics)
 Public Information and Strategic Interaction of Policymakers
April 21Douglas Campbell (New Economic School)
 The Rise in Inequality: Technology and Trade, or History and Taxes?
April 14Andrei Govorun  (Higher School of Economics)
 The political roots of intermediated lobbying: evidence from Russian firms and business associations
Lobbying_paper_2013 (PDF, 697 Кб)
March 24Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky (Paris School of Economics)
 Social Accountability to Contain Corruption
March 10Eren Arbatli (Higher School of Economics)
 Minorities and Long-run Development: Persistence of Armenian and Greek Influence in Turkey
March 3Dmitry Veselov (Higher School of Economics)
 Democratization and Barriers to Entry in a Two-Dimensional Voting Model
Democratization and Barriers to Entry in a Two-Dimensional Voting Model

Fall-Winter 2014

February 24Dmitry Vorobiev (CERGE-EI, Prague)
 Political Risk, Information and Corruption Cycles: Evidence from Russian Regions
February 17Michel Le Breton (Toulouse 1 Capitole University)
 Electoral Bargaining in Runoff Elections: A Cooperative Game Theory Analysis and an Application to the French Regional Elections
February 10Constantine Sorokin (Higher School of Economics)
 Equivalence of candidate utility functions in electoral competition with probabilistic voting
Equivalence of candidate utility functions in electoral competition with probabilistic voting

December 23Arseniy Samsonov (New Economic School)
 Why do dictators prosecute minorities? A model in a two-dimensional policy space
Why do dictators prosecute minorities? A model in a two-dimensional policy space
December 16Natalia Lamberova (UCLA)
 Leaderless Protests
 December 4Joint seminar   of  HSE/NES Research Seminar on Political Economy and International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development
 James Lo  (PhD in Political Science of the University of California at Los Angeles, 
Postdoctoral Fellow of the Department of Politics of the Princeton University)
 Ideological Clarity in Multi-Party Competition: A New Measure and Test Using Election Manifestos
 James Lo -- Ideological Clarity in Multi-Party Competition
December 2Jan Zapal (CERGE-EI, IAE-CSIC, and Barcelona GSE)
 Dynamic Elections and Ideological Polarization
 Zapal Dynamic elections and ideological polarization
November 25Melis Kartal (University of Vienna)
 An Experimental Study of Lobbying and Electoral Systems
November 18Danila Serra (Southern Methodist University)
 The Industrial Organization of Extortionary Corruption: Evidence from Two Experiments
November 11 Chris Swader (Department of Sociology, LCSR, Higher School of Economics
 Violent States, Violent Cultures, and/or Violent People?A comparative multi-level research design
October 21Ivan Lyubimov (Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology,  Gaydar Institute for Economic Policy) 
 Extractive Institutions, Closed Borders and Economic Development
October 14Alexei Zakharov (Higher School of Economics
 The loyalty-competence tradeoff in dictatorships and  outside options for subordinates
The loyalty-competence tradeoff in dictatorships and outside options for subordinates
October 7 Andrej Krikovic (Higher School of Economics
 "It's Not the Economy, Stupid!”  Is US-Russia Trade Really Underdeveloped?"
September 30Galina Besstremyannaya  (Lead researcher at CEFIR, Visiting scholar at Stanford University)
 Measuring the effect of coinsurance rate on healthcare expenditure: a finite mixture and matching estimator approach
September 23Carlo Prato (Georgetown University)
 Crises and The Puzzle of Reforms
 September 16 Richard van Weelden (University of Chicago)
  Informative Cheap Talk in Elections
September 9Maxim Ananyev  (UCLA)
 A Theory of Authoritarian Image-Building


Summer 2014


July 8Andrei Gomberg (ITAN)
 Legal Evidence and Rational Inattention
June 10Chris Stefanadis (University of Piraeus)
 Moral Sentiments: Culture, Rent Seeking, and Property Rights
Moral Sentiments: Culture, Rent Seeking, and Property Rights
June 3Selim Gulesci  (Bocconi University)
 For the Love of the Republic – Education, Religion and Empowerment


Spring 2014


May 27Tymofiy Mylovanov (University of Pittsburgh)
 Political Decentralization: the Case of Ukraine
Political Decentralization: the Case of Ukraine
April 20Paul Dower (New Economic School)
 A History of Resistance to Privatization in Russia
April 22Tommasso Nannicini (Bocconi University)
 How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign
April 15Alexandr Sokolov (CEMI)
 The State as private property of insiders on the example of Russian state corporations
April 8Eren Arbatli (Higher School of Economics)
 Random Encounters in the City: When is Public Space an Opportunity for Social Integration?
March 25Timos Athanasiou (New Economic School)
  Revisiting the problem of procurement of a pure public good: Beyond VCG mechanisms
March 13Philip Keefer (The World Bank)
 Younger Parties, Bigger Spenders? Party Age and Political Budget Cycles
highlights paper
March 4Roman Zakharenko (Higher School of Economics)
  Trade Costs, Conflicts, and Defense Spending
Trade Costs, Conflicts, and Defense Spending


Winter 2014

February 25Alexander Yarkin (Higher School of Economics
 The Intensity of Rent-seeking Behavior, Economic Growth and Inequality in the Production and Conflict Model with Heterogeneous Agents
The Intensity of Rent-seeking Behavior, Economic Growth and Inequality in the Production and Conflict Model with Heterogeneous Agents
February 18Andrei Buzin  (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia)
 The Influence of Territorial Heterogeneity and Falsifications on Integral Electoral Indices
February 11Andrei Dementiev (Higher School of Economics)
 The political economy of public-private partnerships: theory and evidence from suburban railway transport reform in Russia
February 6Ruben Enikolopov (New Economic School, University Pompeu Fabra)
 Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan
December 24Presentation of student work
December 17Egor Abramov   (New Economic School)
 The Role of Reputatuion in non-democratic Succession
December 10Raymond Duch (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)
 Why we Cheat: Experimental Evidence on Tax Compliance
December 3Sergey Stepanov  (Higher School of Economics
 Biased Performance Evaluation in a Model of Career Concerns: Incentives versus Selection


Fall 2013

November 19Mariusz Prochniak (Warsaw School of Economics)
 Institutions and Economic Growth: In Search of Robustness
Материалы выступления Prochniak Witkowski
November 14Mark Hallerberg (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin)
 The Technical Competence of Economic Policy-Makers in Developed Democracies
November 12Benny Geys (Norwegian Business School)
 Social Identi…fication and Redistribution under Multilevel Governance: Theory and Evidence from Germany
November 5Dina Balalaeva (Higher School of Economics)
 Overcoming innovation Blocking by Early Winners:  Political Competitiveness and Political institutions for Agenda Power Access
October 29Alexei Savvateev (New Economic School)
October 22Alberto Simpser (University of Chicago)
 Electoral manipulation as bureaucratic control
October 15Gunes Gokmen (New Economic School)
 Cultural Diversity a Barrier to Riches?
October 8Dmitry Kobak (Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, Lisbon, Portugal), Sergey Shpilkin (independent researcher, Moscow), 
Maxim Pshenichnikov (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
 Dynamics of Falsifications in Russian Federal Elections in 2000-2012
September 24Alexei Zakharov (Higher School of Economics), Todd Kaplan (Exeter University)
 Candidate uncertainty and electoral equilibrium: an experimental study
Presentation 28.09.2013

Spring 2013

June 18Georgy Syunyaev (Higher School of Economics)
 Taming the (Not So) Stationary Bandit: Turnover of Ruling Elites and Protection of Property Rights
June 11Presentation of students' projects
June 4Trevor Johnston (University of Michigan)
 Divide and Distribute: The Political Economy of Minority Segregation and Authoritarian Distribution
May 28Arturas Rozenas (ISM University of Economics and Management )
 Forcing Consent: Information and Power in Non-Democratic Elections
текст статьи
May 14Shaun McGirr (University of Michigan)
 Deliberate Indiscretion: why bureaucratic agencies are differently corrupt
April 30David Szakonyi (Columbia University)
 Returns to the Party: Measuring Political Discrimination in the Russian Job Market
April 23Rita Kamalova (Higher School of Economics)
 Power distribution in the Weimar Reichstag in 1919-1933
April 16Alexis Belyanin (Higher School of Economics)
 Legal conscience and trust to police
April 9Benoit Crutzen (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)
 Keeping Politicians on Their Toes: Does the Way Parties Select Candidates Matter?
March 26Olga Vasylieva (Amur State University)
 Does Political Competition Matter for Public Goods Provision?: Evidence from Russian Regions
The paper is available at  http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2171097
March 21Josh Tucker (New York University)
 Pocketbook vs. Sociotropic Corruption Voting
paper  Presentation
March 12John Nye (George Mason University, Higher School of Economics)
 What Determines Trust? Human Capital vs. Social Institutions: Evidence from Manila and Moscow
The paper is available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2169953
March 5Eren Arbatli  (Higher School of Economics)
 Genetic Diversity and Civil Conflict

Winter 2013

February 26Dmitry Dagaev (Higher School of Economics) 
 Winning by Losing: Incentive Incompatibility in Multiple Qualifiers  Presentation
The paper is available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2225463
February 19Tatyana Mikhaylova (New Economic School) 
 Gulag, WWII and the Long-run Patterns of Soviet City Growth
February 5Ben Lind (Higher School of Economics)
 Contrasting Protest from Mundanity in Communication Networks: Cohesion, Centralization, and the Russian Opposition Movement
December 18Natalia Zinovyeva (Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Spanish National Research Council)
 The Role of Connections in Academic PromotionsPresentation
December 11Timothy Frye (Columbia University, Higher School of Economics)
 Elections, Protest, and Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Russia
December 4Henry Hale (George Washington University)
 Who Defects First? Panel Survey Evidence on Preference De-Falsification and Change

Fall 2012

November 20Andrei Markevich (New Economic School)
 Did Serfdom Matter? Economic Consequences of Emancipation in the Russian empire
November 13Paul Castañeda Dower (New Economic School) и Tobias Pfutze (Oberlin College)
 Vote Suppression and Insecure Property Rights
November 6Anton Sobolev (Higher School of Economics)
 Факторы коллективного действия: случай массовых протестов в России 2011-2012Presentation
November 1Fredrik Sjoberg (Columbia University)
 The Strategic Use of Transparency and The Persistence of Election FraudPresentation
October 23Timur Nathov (Higher School of Economics)
 Institutions and the Allocation of Talent Presentation
October 16Ksenia Northmore-Ball (Nuffield College, Oxford University)
 Increasing turnout inequality in Post-Communist Eastern Europe: economic disengagement or a progression to normalcy?Presentation
October 9Alexei Zakharov (Higher School of Economics)
 The importance of Economic Issues in Politics: A cross-country analysis Presentation
October 2Enriqueta Aragones (IAE-CSIC)
 Electoral Competition through Issue Selection Presentation

Spring 2012

June 5Michael M. Bechtel (Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich)
 Sharing the Pain: Explaining Public Opinion Towards International Financial Bailouts
May 29Ora John Reuter (Miami University)
 Political Machines at Work: Voter Mobilization in the Workplace
May 17Jon X. Eguia (New York University)
 Assimilation and Discrimination
April 17Regina Smyth (Indiana University)
 Explaining Transitional Representation: The Rise and Fall of Women of Russia
April 10Alexander Libman (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Russian Academy of Sciences)
 Are Human Rights and Economic Well-Being Substitutes? Evidence from Migration Patterns Across the Indian States
Febraury 21Alexey Zakharov (Higher School of Economics), Ruben Enokolopov (New Economic School)
 Russian legislative elections: fraud and civic control

Fall 2011

November 29Marco Faravelli (University of Queensland)
 Smooth Politicians and Paternalistic Voters: A Theory of Large Elections
November 15
William Bianco (Indiana University)
 Predicting Majority Rule Outcomes: A Critical Test Between The Uncovered Set and the Strong Point
November 10
Ozgur Evren (New Economic School)
 Altruism and Voting: A Large-Turnout Result That Does not Rely on Civic Duty or Cooperative Behavior
November 8Ozgur Evren (New Economic School)
 Voter Participation
October 25
Anna Rubinchik (University of Haifa)
 Demand For Contract Enforcement in a Barter Economy
October 4Rinat Menyashev
 "Civic society and the results of parliamentary elections in Russia" Materials (russian version)
September 9Torun Dewan, Rafael Hortala (London School of Economics)
 "Policy Learning and Elections"

Spring 2011

April 26Todd Kaplan (University of Haifa)
 "Which way to cooperate"
April 21Christian Bjornskov, Pierre-Cuillaume Meon
 "Trust as the Missing Link between Institutions, Education, and Development"
April 12Helios Herrera, Cesar Martinelli
 "Oligarchy, Democracy, and State Capacity"
March 29
Irina Khovanskaya
 "A Model of Multipolar Balance of Power"
March 15Georgy Egorov (Northnestern University)
 "A political model of social evolution"
March 1Michel Le Breton (University of Toulouse), Shlomo Weber (SMU and New Economic School)
 "Games of social interactions and  formation of political alliances"
February 1A.Panova (Higher School of Economics)
 "The efficiency of a university management structure"

Fall 2010

December 21A.Libman
 "Marketization without Integration: Disentangling the Role of Political and Cultural Determinants in the Reach of the Market"
December 7A.N.Parahonyak (Higher School of Economics)
 "Targeted Competition: Choosing Your Enemies in Multiplayer Games" 3firms v4.1.pdf
November 9
Ruben Enikolopov (New Economic School)
 "Winning Hearts and Minds: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan"
October 26
A.V. Savvateev (New Economic School)
 "Формирование групп в моделях социальных взаимодействий"
October 19John Nye (George Mason University)
 "Does Fortune Favor Dragons?"  Dragons American University paper
 Colin Rowat
 October 12"Stable sets in three agent pillage games"  09-07.pdf
October 4Yang Yao (China Center for Economics Research, National School of Development)
 "Equality, the Disinterested Government, and Economic Growth: The Case of China"  DaxingHe-YangYao paper
September 28Maria Petrova (Harvard University, New Economic School)
 Сross-border effects of foreign media: Serbian radio and nationalism in Croatia
September 14A.V.Zakharov (Higher School of Economics)
 Probabilistic voting equilibria under alternativa candidate payoff functionsrisk


Spring 2010


June 15Ruben Enikolopov (New Economic School)
 "Elite Capture of Local Institutions: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan"
June 1K.I.Sonin (New Economic School)
 "A political theory of populism"