Past Speakers

Before adopting the format of an annual conference, the comparativists at WashU organized a by-weekly workshop. Our external speakers included the following.

February 23, 2012
Ana de la O (Yale University)
Looking Beyond the Incumbent: The Effects of Exposing Corruption on Electoral Outcomes

March 21, 2012
Fotini Christia (MIT)
Winning Hearts and Minds Through Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan

May 3, 2012
Tobias Pfutze (Oberlin College)
Vote Suppression and Insecure Property Rights

May 10, 2012
Sebastian Saiegh (UCSD)
Fraudulent Democracy? An Analysis of Argentina’s Infamous Decade Using Supervised Machine Learning

September 16, 2011
José Antonio Cheibub (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Elections and Civil War

April 4, 2011
Lisa Blaydes (Stanford)

February 25, 2011
Steven Wilkinson (Yale)

November 4, 2010
Eddy Malesky (UCSD)
Noddling or Needling: Analyzing Delegate Responsiveness in an Authoritarian Parliament