Organized by Stergios Skaperdas, University of California, Irvine

January 15 -17, 1999

FRIDAY, January 15, 1999

2:00 - 2:15: Introduction; opening remarks

2:15 - 3:05: Daron Acemoglu (MIT): "Why did the West Extend the Franchise? Democracy, Inequality and Growth in Historical Perspective" (co-authored with James Robinson)

Discussant: Michelle Garfinkel (UC Irvine)

3:20 - 4:10: Peter Rosendorff (University of Southern California and Georgetown University) "Choosing Democracy: The Transition in South Africa."

Discussant: Kai Konrad (Free University of Berlin)

4:10 - 5:00: Adam Przeworski (New York University): "Political Institutions and Economic Growth"
Discussant: Joseph Harrington (The Johns Hopkins University)

SATURDAY, January 16, 1999

8:30 - 9:20: R. Bin Wong (UC Irvine): "Tax Resistance and State Formations in China and Europe"

Discussant: Margaret Levi (University of Washington)

9:20 - 10:10: Lee Alston (University of Illinois) and Gary Libecap (University of Arizona): "Property Rights to Land and Land Reform: Legal Inconsistencies and the Sources of Violent Conflict in the Brazilian Amazon" (with Bernardo Mueller);
Discussant: Jean-Laurent Rosenthal (UCLA)

10:30 - 11:20: Herschel Grossman and Juan Mendoza (Brown University): "Scarcity, Abundance, and Appropriative Conflict."

Discussant: Scott Taylor (University of Wisconsin)

11:20 - 12:10: Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago): "The Tyranny of the Inefficient: An Enquiry into the Adverse Consequences of Power Struggles" (with Raghuram Rajan)
Discussant: Karl Warneryd (Stockholm School of Economics)

2:10 - 3:00: Margaret Levi (University of Washington): "Death and Taxes: Extractive Equality and the Development of Democratic Institutions"
Discussant: Ronald Wintrobe (University of Western Ontario)

3:00 - 3:50: Leonard Wantchekon (Yale University): "Electoral Competition under the Threat of Political Unrest" (with Matthew Ellman)
Discussant: Peter Rosendorff (University of Southern California and Georgetown)

4:10 - 5:00: Ronald Wintrobe (University of Western Ontario): "Some Lessons on the Efficiency of Democracy from a Study of Dictatorship."
Discussant: James Robinson (University of Southern California)

SUNDAY, January 17, 1999
8:30 - 9:20: Michael Wallerstein (Northwestern University): "Inequality and Redistribution"
Discussant: John DiNardo (UC Irvine)

9:20 - 10:10: Joan Esteban (Institute for Economic Analysis, Barcelona): "Conflict and Distribution" (with Debraj Ray)
Discussant: Costas Syropoulos (Florida International University)

10:30 - 11:20: Karl Warneryd (Stockholm School of Economics): "Conflict Resolution Under Asymmetric Information (with Helmut Bester)
Discussant: Joan Esteban (Insitute for Economics Analysis, Barelona)

11:20 -12:10: James Robinson (University of Southern California): "Are Endowments Fate? On the Political Economy of Comparative Institutional Development" (with Jeff Nugent)
Discussant: Gary Libecap (University of Arizona)

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