“Political Power in Democracies” Conference

Event time: 
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 9:00am through 5:00pm
Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Room A002
77 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 


Join us at Yale’s institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) for a daylong conference being sponsored by the Democratic Innovations program at ISPS.  This conference brings together scholars who study the effects of political power on democratic outcomes.  Political power in this context of any political process can be broadly defined as either an institutional feature or an accumulated asset that allows an agent to bend the outcome of the political process towards their goals.  In particular, the conference will feature papers studying gerrymandering, veto power in legislatures, and dynamics of political power in large societies.  Links to papers are provided in the schedule below.

This conference is being organized by professor of political science Adam Meirowitz and postdoctoral associate at ISPS Danil Dmitriev.

Registration is required to attend.  PLEASE REGISTER AT THIS LINK

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - Friday, February 16, 2024

8:30 AM Breakfast available at ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A001
9:00 AM

The Economics of Partisan Gerrymandering(Paper by Anton Kolotilin and Alexander Wolitzky)

  • Presenter: Alexander Wolitzky, MIT
  • Discussant: Kai Hao Yang, Yale School of Management
10:30 AM Break, ISPS Room A001
11:00 AM

Veto Players and Policy Development (Paper by Ken Shotts and Alexander Hirsch)

  • Presenter: Alexander Hirsch, Caltech
  • Discussant: Wioletta Dzuida, University of Chicago
12:30 PM Lunch, ISPS Room A001
1:30 PM

Pack-Crack-Pack: Gerrymandering with Different Turnout(Paper by Laurent Bouton, Garance Genicot, Micael Castanheira, and Allison Stashko)

  • Presenter: Allison Stashko, Emory University
  • Discussant: Emily Sellars, Yale University
3:00 PM Break, ISPS Room A001
3:30 PM

Power Consolidation in Groups (Paper by Freddie Papazyan)

  • Presenter: Freddie Papazyan, Texas Tech University
  • Discussant: Germán Gieczewski, Princeton University
5:00 PM Conference Adjourns