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Book Talk: "The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century" with Walter Scheidel

October 27, 2016

DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FOR THIS EVENT, WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED AND UNABLE TO TAKE FURTHER RSVPS. Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic...

The Luxury Goods Vote: Why the Left Loses from Asymmetric Electoral Accountability

January 15, 2015

Voters often punish incumbent parties for poor economic performance; whether they treat left and right governments differently is less clear.  The literature hosts multiple disconnected and often...