2023 Alumni Conference: Program


09:30 – 09:50 Welcome and Introduction
  Lee Benham and Alexandra Benham, Ronald Coase Institute, USA
09:50 – 10:00 Conveying Your Research
  Alexandra Benham, Ronald Coase Institute, USA
10:00 – 11:00 I. Current Research by Alumni
  A Model of the Homicide-Growth Nexus and a Long Run Reconstruction of English Homicides
  Jordan Adamson, Leipzig University, Germany
  Activists, Credibility, and Industry Structure
  Georgy Egorov, Northwestern University, USA
  Frequent Losers in Public Tenders: Anticompetitive Behavior or Bad Luck?
  Darcio Genicolo Martins, Insper Institute of Education and Research, Brazil
  When are Junctures Critical? The Legacies and Non-Legacies of Interruptions in Local Self-Government
  Jan Pablo Vogler, University of Konstanz, Germany
  Sketches of very new projects
  Paulo Furquim de Azevedo, Insper Institute, Brazil, on judicial behavior in corruption cases,
  and more
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 II. Current Research by Alumni
  Trust and Monetary Innovations in Early Modern Warfare: A Comparative Analysis
  Danila Raskov, University of Helsinki, Finland
  Friends and Enemies in the Spanish Empire
  Marcos Salgado, Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV, Brazil
  Evolution of Institutional Designs: Endogenizing the History of Allocation Procedures for the Indian Civil Services
  Ashutosh Thakur, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  How To Confront My Own Party? Choices of Corporate Political Strategies Amid Polarization
  Bo Yang, University of Southern California, USA
  Discussion of AI and ChatGPT
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Problems with Pigou: Demsetz, Coase, and Limits to Economic Property Rights, with Two Examples
  Gary Libecap, University of Santa Barbars (Emeritus), USA
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:00 III. Current Research by Alumni
  Rooted in the Land: Clanship and Land Market in China
  Wentian Diao, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  Culture Legacy and Climate Change Adaptation in the Andes
  Cesar Agusto Huaroto, Universidad de Piura, Peru
  Can Migration Barriers Save Labor Productivity in a Developing Country?
  Zhangfeng Jin, Zhejiang University, China
  The Determinants and Consequences of Electric Vehicle Adoption in Germany
  Ekaterina Savchenko, University of Mannheim, Germany
  Special topics
16:00 – 17:00 Wrap-up Discussion
  New topics, data methods, evolving career paths, more
18:00 Festive dinner
  Award ceremony

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