Welcome to the Political Economy Colloquium
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Modern political economy may be defined as the study of incentives in group life. The nature of cooperation and competition among individuals and organizations, the role of institutions in structuring individual behavior, and the aggregation of individual preferences into group choice are questions that are central to the study of political economy. Using tools and concepts that originate in economic theory, political economy has grown to encompass theoretical and applied work in economics, political science, sociology, and related disciplines.
The Political Economy Colloquium features monthly presentations on a wide range of topics within this field.
The colloquium meets on Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Ogg Room, 422 North Hall. In addition, invited speakers meet with graduate students and faculty members before or after the colloquium to discuss research. Those who are interested in meeting with speakers are encouraged to contact John Ahlquist (email@example.com) or Samantha Vortherms (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Upcoming Speakers (see our Spring 2013 Schedule for more information)
Maria Petrova, New Economics School
Milan Svolik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Susan Stokes, Yale University