The Faculty of Arts and Sciences and IQSS sponsor this seminar on formal and quantitative political research. The Program on Political Economy (PE) supports research-related activities that integrate the study of economics and politics, whether by studying economic behavior in the political process or political behavior in the marketplace. In general, positive political economy is concerned with showing how observed differences among institutions affect political and economic outcomes in various social, economic, and political systems and how the institutions themselves change and develop in response to individual and collective beliefs, preferences, and strategies. All interested faculty and students are invited to attend.
Harvard University Professor Rafael Di Tella presents, "Meet the Oligarchs: Business Legitimacy, State Capacity and Taxation* (joint with Juan Dubra, Universidad de Montevideo and Alejandro Lagomarsino, Harvard University).