2018 IPES Conference Program 

2nd November -3rd November

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Friday 2nd November 2018
Time Room Presenter Topic
8:15-9:15
Breakfast
AM Chairs
Room1 Megumi Naoi
Room2 Ed Mansfield
Room3 Judy Goldstein
9:15-9:45
Room1

Tim Büthe,
Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Duke University

Cindy Cheng,
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

"Law, Economics, Politics: U.S. Antitrust Enforcement And Economic Globalization 1960-2010"

Room2

Edmund Malesky,
Duke

Quynh Nguyen,
ETH Zurich

Paul Schuler,
University of Arizona

Green Materialism: New Findings On Public Environmental Concern In Developing Countries
Room3

Erik Voeten,
Georgetown

Alexander Kentikelenis ,
Oxford

Exit, Voice, And Loyalty Towards Liberal International Institutions: Evidence From UN Speeches
9:45-10:15
Room1

Nikhar Gaikwad,
Columbia University

Attitudes Toward Globalization in Ranked Ethnic Societies
Room2

Lauren Ferry,
University of California San Diego

Negotiating In Front Of Open Doors: The Political Economy Of Sovereign Debt Restructuring
Room3

Antti Kaihovaara,
University of Helsinki

Zhen Im,
University of Helsinki

Who’s Gonna Take My Job – Exposure To Global Economy And Perceived Economic Threat Of Immigration
10:15-10:45
Room1

Gregory Distelhorst,
MIT

Judith Stroehle,
Oxford University

Duanyi Yang,
MIT

Ethical Labor Certifications And Exporter Performance: Firm-level Evidence From China
Room2

Allison Carnegie,
Columbia University

Austin Carson,
University of Chicago

"Investing In Secrecy: Sensitive Information And Foreign Direct Investment Disputes"

Room3

Andrey Tomashevskiy,
Rutgers University

Economic Statecraft By Other Means: The Use And Abuse Of Anti-Bribery Prosecution
10:45-11:00
Break
11:00-11:30
Room1

John Ahlquist,
UC San Diego

Mitch Downey,
Institute of International Economic Studies, Stockholm University

Using The "China Shock" To Learn About Unionization And Unionization To Learn About The China Shock
Room2

Krzysztof Pelc,
McGill

When Do Governments Buy Out The Opponents Of Reform?
Room3

Layna Mosley,
University of North Carolina

Cameron Ballard-Rosa,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rachel Wellhausen,
University of Texas at Austin

Coming To Terms: The Politics Of Sovereign Debt Denomination
11:30-12:00
Room1

Boliang Zhu,
Pennsylvania State University

Educated Nationalists: Propaganda And Public Support For Globalization
Room2

David Singer,
MIT

Kai Quek,
University of Hong Kong

Attitudes Toward Internal And Foreign Migration: Evidence From A Survey Experiment In China
Room3

Soo Yeon Kim,
National University of Singapore

Gabriele Spilker,
Associate Professor

Global Value Chains And The Political Economy Of WTO Disputes
12:00-12:30
Room1

Federico Maria Ferrara,
University of Geneva

Andrea Cerrato,
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Francesco Ruggieri,
University of Chicago

Why Does Import Competition Favor Republicans?
Room2

Meir Alkon,
Princeton University

Global Crises, Domestic Stability: Interdependence And China's Economic Policies
Room3

Rebecca Perlman,
Stanford University

Exerting International Influence Through Information
12:30-1:30
Lunch Break
PM Chairs
Room1 David Singer
Room2 Judy Goldstein
Room3 Mark Copelovitch
1:30-2:00
Room1

Megumi Naoi,
UCSD

Voting With The Wallet: Consumers, Income-Earners And The New Politics Of Economic Crisis
Room2

Gabriele Spilker,
University of Salzburg

Susanna Campbell,
American University

Contextualizing Aid: A Survey Experiment Of Donor Aid Allocation Logic In Conflict-affected Countries
Room3

Xun Cao,
Penn State University

Foreign Ownership And The Politics Of Firm-level Environmental Regulatory Actions In China
2:00-2:30
Room1

Cindy Cheng,
Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich

Can Foreign Aid Help Win Friends And Influence?
Room2

Yilang Feng,
University of Michigan and MIT

Lobbying, Offshoring, And Exit Threat: Domestic Regulation And International Operation Of US Firms
Room3

James Bisbee,
NYU

How Trade Shocks Prompt Racism In The United States
2:30-3:00
Room1

Samuel Brazys,
University College Dublin

Krishna Vadlamannati,
University College Dublin

Priming The Pump. Does Aid Pave The Way For Investment?
Room2

Stephanie Rickard,
London School of Economics

The Political Consequences Of Offshoring
Room3

Pablo Pinto,
University of Houston

Jeffrey Church,
University of Houston

Love Thy Neighbor: Moral Suasion And The Formation Of Immigration Policy Preferences
3:00-3:20
Break
3:20-3:50
Room1

Nicholas Intscher,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Strength in Numbers: The Political Economy of MNCs' Supply-Chain Linkages
Room2

Jennifer Tobin,
Georgetown University

David Leblang,
University of Virginia

Christina Schneider,
University of California, San Diego

Politically Costly Migration And Bilateral Bailouts
Room3

Anne Jamison,
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jon C.W. Pevehouse,
University of Wisconsin–Madison

"Do PTAs Always Lead To Increased FDI? The Impact Of Labor Provisions On Labor-intensive Industries."

3:50-4:20
Room1

Bryan Schonfeld,
Princeton University

Trading Places, Trading Platforms: Skill-Sorting And Party Positioning On Protectionism
Room2

Julia Morse,
University of California, Santa Barbara

Tyler Pratt,
Princeton University

Shirking And Signaling: Avoiding The Domestic Reputation Costs Of International Organizations
Room3

Jason Davis,
University of Michigan

Taxability And Trade Policy
4:20-4:50
Room1

Minju Kim,
University of Chicago

Robert Gulotty,
University of Chicago

Compensation Or Consternation? The Role Of International Competition In Domestic Trade Politics
Room2

Cameron Ballard-Rosa,
UNC, Chapel Hill

Amalie Jensen,
Stanford University

Kenneth Scheve,
Stanford University

"Globalization And Authoritarian Values In The United States"

Room3

Valentin Lang,
Zurich University

Axel Dreher,
Heidelberg University

Peter Rosendorff,
NYU

"Buying Votes And International Organizations"

6:30-9:00
Dinner
Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time Room Presenter Topic
8:30-9:00
Breakfast
AM Chairs
Room1 Eddy Malesky
Room2 Ed Mansfield
Room3 Sarah Brooks
9:00-9:30
Room1

Nita Rudra,
Georgetown University

Cameron Ballard-Rosa,
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Judith Goldstein,
Stanford University

Globalization And The Myth Of American Meritocracy
Room2

J Lawrence Broz,
University of California, San Diego

Zhiwen Zhang,
Sun Yat-Sen University

Gaoyang Wang,
Sun Yat-Sen University

Explaining Foreign Interest In China’s Global Economic Leadership
Room3

Dennis Quinn,
georgetown university

Davide Furceri,
IMF

Jonathan D. Ostry,
IMF

Chris Papageorgiou ,
IMF

The Impact Of Structural Reforms On Electoral Outcomes: Using A New Database Of Regulatory Stances And Major Policy Changes
9:30-10:00
Room1

Jieun Lee,
University of Michigan

Foreign Direct Investment In Political Influence
Room2

Adam Dean,
George Washington University

Simeon Kimmel,
Boston Medical Center

Linked Crises: Trade-Related Job Loss And Opioid Overdose In The United States
Room3

Angelika Mueller,
University of Heidelberg

Andreas Fuchs,

Democracy And Aid Donorship
10:00-10:30
Room1

Mark Copelovitch,
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Allison Myren,
Harvard University

Escaping The Trilemma: Exchange Rates And The Domestic Politics Of Cheap Credit
Room2

Allyson Benton,
Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE)

Fiscal Policy Learning From Partisan Peers: Evidence From Subnational Mexico
Room3

David Leblang,
University of Virginia

Alexa Iadarola,
University of Virginia

Kelsey Hunt,
University of Virginia

Ankita Satpathy,
University of Virginia

Executive Orders Decrease Illegal Immigration: Theory And Evidence From The Last Half Century
10:30-11:00
Room1

Nicole Baerg,
University of Essex

Domink Duell ,
University of Essex

Central Bank Communication And Public Opinion: Experimental Evidence
Room2

Leonardo Baccini,
McGill University

Mattia Guidi,
University of Pisa

Arlo Poletti,
University of Trento

Aydin Yildirim,
European Union Institute

"Winners And Losers From Trade Liberalization: The Role Of Labor Market Institutions"

Room3

Jonas Bunte,
University of Texas at Dallas

John Taden,
University of Texas at Dallas

Foreign Aid And Domestic Taxation Systems
11:00-11:10
Break
11:10-11:40
Room1

Steve Monroe,
Princeton University

"Varieties Of Protectionism: Ethnic Politics And Elite Alliances In The Neo-Liberal Era"

Room2

Nils Redeker,
University of Zurich

"The Politics Of Stashing Wealth - The Demise Of Labor Power And The Global Rise Of Corporate Saving"

Room3

Maria Carnovale,
Duke University

Who Pays for Labor and Environmental Standards? The influence of product substitutability on the bargaining power between retail
11:40-12:10
Room1

Pablo Pinto,
University of Houston

Kishore Gawande,
University of Texas at Austin

Santiago Pinto,
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

"Lobbying, Voting And The Political Economy Of Trade: A Structural Estimation Framework"

Room2

Ida Bastiaens,
Fordham University

Celeste Beesley,
BYU

"Are Globalization’s Losers Finding Room To Maneuver? The Impact Of Globalization On Political Behavior"

Room3

Eric Chang,
Michigan State University

Wenchin Wu,
Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica

"Autocracy And Human Capital "

12:10-12:40
Room1

Alexandra Zeitz,
University of Oxford

David Leblang,
University of Virginia

"Migration And Cross-border Banking: The Missing Link?"

Room2

John Cruzatti Constantine,
Universität Heidelberg

"Free Trade Agreements: Land Cover And Development At The Local Level"

Room3

Janina Grabs,
University of Münster

The Effectiveness Of Market-driven Sustainability Governance Through International Value Chains –Insights From The Coffee Sector
12:40-1:30
Lunch Break
PM Chairs
Room1 Stephanie Rickard
Room2 Megumi Naoi
Room3 Mark Copelovitch
1:30-2:00
Room1

In Song Kim,
MIT

Federico Huneeus,
Princeton University

"The Effects Of Firms' Lobbying On Resource Misallocation"

Room2

Robert Gulotty,
University of Chicago

Xiaojun Li,
University of British Columbia

Wei Lin,
University of California, Berkeley

Lizhi Liu,
Stanford University

"Regulatory Protection And The Concentration Of Trade: Evidence From Chinese Customs Data"

Room3

Ryan Brutger,
University of Pennsylvania

Anton Strezhnev,
Harvard University

International Disputes, Media Coverage, And Backlash Against International Law
2:00-2:30
Room1

Leonardo Baccini,
McGill University

Stephen.Weymouth,
Georgetown University

Gone For Good: The Electoral Consequences Of Plant Closures And Mass Layoffs
Room2

Matthew DiGiuseppe,
Leiden University

"The Impact Of War And Threats On Financial Development"

Room3

Meredith Wilf,
University of Pittsburgh

Stefano Pagliari,
City, University of London

How Novel Are Post-Crisis International Financial Reforms? A Text-Based Approach
2:30-3:00
Room1

Jan Stuckatz,
London School of Economics / MIT

Political Alignment of Firms And Employees – the Role of Asset Specificity
Room2

Didac Queralt,
Yale University

War, International Finance, And State Capacity In The Long-Run
Room3

Sondre Solstad,
Princeton University

Helen V. Milner,
Princeton University

Technology Diffusion And The International System
3:00-3:20
Break
3:20-3:50
Room1

Gregory Distelhorst,
MIT

Matthew Amengual,
MIT Sloan

Can Multinationals Regulate Global Labor Standards? Causal Evidence From A Large Retailer
Room2

Meicen Sun,
MIT

"Internet Control As Trade Barrier: Evidence From Tech Sectors In China & US"

Room3

Arthur Silve,
université Laval

Democratic Spillovers—Rent-seeking elites, mobile capital, and the coevolution of political institutions
3:50-4:20
Room1

Andy Baker,
University of Colorado Boulder

David Cupery,
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Adriana Molina,
University of Colorado Boulder

Soft Power, Public Opinion, And Trade: Dyadic Evidence From 100 Countries
Room2

Stefanie Walter,
University of Zurich

The Mass Politics Of International Disintegration
Room3

Axel Dreher,
Heidelberg University

Christian Bommer,
University of Goettingen

Marcello Perez,
University of Goettingen

"Regional And Ethnic Favoritism In The Allocation Of Humanitarian Aid"

4:20-4:50
Room1

Iain Osgood,
University of Michigan

Corina Simonelli,
University of Michigan

Intimidated Investors? Host Market And Industry Characteristics Shape FDI's Reaction To Terror
Room3

Eric Arias,
College of William and Mary

Impartiality In International Courts: Evidence From A Natural Experiment At The WTO