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October 2022 IOG-BFI Conference

The Institutions, Organizations, and Growth (IOG) Program, in partnership with the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago (BFI), invites leading scholars and IOG members to convene three times annually for research conferences and academic exchange. The IOG Program aims to move beyond the limits of traditional economic approaches and provide new frameworks for understanding why some nations succeed economically while others continually fail; why institutions that foster wealth and well-being in one culture, location, or historical period may be less effective in another; and what policies will create the greatest potential for progress. The IOG Program has a long tradition of fruitful interdisciplinary interactions among scholars from a wide range of analytical perspectives in the social sciences.

Participation in IOG-BFI conferences is by invitation only. Scholars who study topics related to institutions, organizations, and growth across a wide variety of disciplines have been invited. For questions, please contact bfi-events@uchicago.edu.

All times are listed in CST.

Agenda

Friday, October 28, 2022
08:30:00–09:00:00

Continental Breakfast

09:00:00–10:30:00

Partisan Traps

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, University of Chicago

Wioletta Dziuda, University of Chicago

10:30:00–11:00:00

Break

11:00:00–12:30:00

Electoral College and Electoral Fraud

Georgy Egorov, Northwestern University

Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago

12:30:00–14:00:00

Lunch

14:00:00–15:30:00

Ends versus Means: Kantians, Utilitarians, and Actual Moral Decisions

Roland Bénabou, Princeton University

15:30:00–17:00:00

Reception

Saturday, October 29, 2022
08:30:00–09:00:00

Continental Breakfast

09:00:00–10:30:00

An Economic Model of Deliberative Democracy

Tim Besley, London School of Economics

10:30:00–11:00:00

Break

11:00:00–12:30:00

Diffusion of Gender Norms: Evidence from Stalin's Ethnic Deportations

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Paris School of Economics

12:30:00–14:00:00

Lunch

14:00:00–15:30:00

Reputation Analytics

Daniel Diermeier, Vanderbilt University

 

15:30:00–16:00:00

Break

16:00:00–17:30:00

Pricing Power in Advertising Markets: Theory and Evidence

Matt Gentzkow, Stanford University

Jesse Shapiro, Harvard University

Frank Yang, Stanford University

Ali Yurukoglu, Stanford University

17:30:00

Conference Adjourns

19:00:00

Conference Dinner

Sunday, October 30, 2022
08:00:00–08:30:00

Continental Breakfast

08:30:00–09:00:00

IOG Business Meeting

Program Members and BFI Senior Staff

09:00:00–10:30:00

Two Paths to Prosperity: Culture and Institutions in Europe and China, 1200 -2000

Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University

Guido Tabellini, Bocconi University

10:30:00–10:45:00

Break

10:45:00–12:15:00

“Policymaking” and the Bureaucratics of US National Defense

Jim Fearon, Stanford University

12:15:00

Conference Concludes