November 16, 2012
Columbia University
International Affairs Building
Rm. 707 (Lindsay Rogers Room)

9:00 AM Breakfast & Coffee

9:30 AM “The Choice is Mine: The Relationship Between Economic Development & Electoral Competition
Lauren Young, Columbia University
Discussant: David Stasavage, NYU.

10:45 AM “The Fallacy of Vote-Buying: Evidence from Benin
Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University & Jenny Guardado, NYU
Discussant: Elizabeth Sperber, Columbia University

12:00 PM Coffee Break

12:15 PM “Does Information Technology Flatten Interest Aggregation? Evidence from Uganda
Guy Grossman, Macartan Humphreys & Gabriella Sacramone-Lutz
Discussant: Shana Warren, NYU

1:30 PM Lunch

2:30 PM “Busy Hands and the Devil’s Playground: Mass Killing as a Means of Control
Andrew Peterson, NYU
Discussant: Camille Strauss-Kahn, Columbia University

3:45 PM Coffee Break

4:00 PM “Predicting Local Level Violence
Robert Blair, Christopher Blattman, and Alexandra Hartman
Discussant: Emily West, NYU

5:15 PM End of Conference

6:00 PM Dinner at Afrika Kine or Thai Market (TBC)