Columbia-NYU Contemporary African Political Economy Research Seminar
Friday, October 29, 2010

Location: Columbia Political Science Department, 707 International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street


10:00 – 10:15
Macartan Humphreys & Jonathan Blake
Opening Welcome

10:15 – 11:15
Leonard Wantchekon & Omar Garcia-Ponce
Echoes of the 1947 Malagasy Uprising: The Long-Term Effects of Colonial Repression on Political Attitudes in Madagascar
Discussant: Elisabeth King

11:30 – 12:30
Chris Blattman
The Industrial Organization of Rebellion: The Logic of Forced Labor and Child Soldiering
Discussant: Elizabeth Sperber

12:30 – 2:00
Lunch, Faculty Club

2:00 – 3:00
Eric Mvukiyehe
International Interventions and Political Participation in Postwar Liberia
Discussant: Kristin Michelitch

3:15 – 4:15
Kate Baldwin
Mission Education and Ethnic Inequality in Africa: A New Dataset and Preliminary Findings
Discussant: Jonathan Blake

4:30 – 5:30
Guy Grossman
The Role of Centralized Sanctioning and Legitimate Authority in Public Goods Provision
Discussant: Alastair Smith

5:30 – 6:00
Wrap up

Dinner, Africa Kine (256 W. 116th St. at Frederick Douglass)