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First APE-X Meeting Print
From Thursday, 20 August 2009 -  09:45
To Friday, 21 August 2009 - 18:00
Every day

First APE-X Meeting (Analysis in Political Economy) on
The Rise and Fall of Democracy
Organized by: Gani Aldashev (FUNDP), Micael Castanheira (ULB),
Erwin Ooghe (KUL) and Norman Schofield (Wash. U.)

Location: IEE, Avenue Roosevelt 39-41, 1050 Brussels
Room Paul Henry Spaak (ground floor) 
ULB map - Google Map


Tentative Program

August 19

Pre-conference dinner (for speakers: Flâneries Gourmandes)

August 20

9:50-10:45 : Opening remarks and Antonio Merlo (University of Pennsylvania) "Mediocracy"
10:45 Coffee Break

11:00-11:45 : Benoît Crutzen (University of Rotterdam) "Comparative Politics with Endogenous Intra-Party Discipline" joint with M. Castanheira

11:45 Coffee Break
12:00-12:45 : Jim Snyder (Massachussetts Institute of Technology) "Wealth Accumulation by Politicians in the US"
12:45-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:15 : David Epstein (Columbia University) "The Political Economy of Financial Regulation", joint with Sharyn O'Halloran
15:15 Coffee Break

15:30-16:15 : Enriqueta Aragonès (Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica, CSIC) "Listening to Voters: the Welfare Effects of Participatory Democracy"
16:15 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 : Nicolas Sahuguet (HEC Montréal) "Assessing racial discrimination in parole release"
18:30 Dinner (on site)

August 21

10:00-10:45 : David Stasavage (New York University) "The Conscription of Wealth: Mass Warfare and the Demand for Progressive Taxation"
10:45 Coffee Break

11:00-11:45 : Michael Laver (New York University) "Satisficing with Imperfect Information"
11:45 Coffee Break

12:00-12:45 : Gani Aldashev (Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur) "Awareness and AIDS: A Political Economy Model", joint with Jean-Marie Baland
12:45-14:30 Lunch,

14:30-15:15 : Norman Schofield (Washington University) "Social Orders"
15:15 Coffee Break

15:30-16:15 : Carles Boix (Princeton University) "War Wealth and the Formation of States: An Agent-Based Model", joint with Codenotti and Resta
16:15 Coffee Break

16:30-17:15 : Jean-Philippe Platteau (Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur) "Political Instrumentalization of Islam, Persistent Autocracies and Obscurantist Deadlock"

18:30 Drink
19:30 Dinner (for speakers: Tom Yam)

Accomodation: White Hotel

Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique
Fonds Wetenschappelijke Onderzoek
Belgian Science Policy under the PAI-project:
"Economic Policy and Finance in the Global Economy"
(with Belgian partners ECON/UCL - CORE - CES - FUNDP - SHERPA/Gent - ECARES)

Local Organization:
Micael Castanheira ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
If you wish to attend, please contact Mrs Claude Adan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Location: IEE, Avenue Roosevelt 39-41, 1050 Brussels