Economics of Conflicts, LMU, Summer 2019

Instructors: Jana Cahlíková (jana.cahlikova@tax.mpg.de) and Marco Serena (marco.serena@tax.mpg.de); Senior Research Fellows at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
When: 16:15h-19:30h every Tuesday from April 30 to July 16, 2019 (except June 11).
Where: Richard-Wagner-Str. 10, D105.
Exam: 23.07.2019, 16:00-18:00, Schellingstr. 3 (S), Room 005. The plan of the building is available here.
Language: English
Office hours: By appointment via email
Relevant course information: http://janacahlikova.net/teaching/lmu-conflict-economics

Syllabus: You can download the most recent version of the course syllabus here (updated 7.1.2019).

Course resources: You can find the lecture slides and readings here. If you don’t know the password, send an email to Jana.


Updates:

16/07: The exam takes place on Tuesday 23.07.2018, 16:00-18:00, at Schellingstr. 3 (S), Room 005. The plan of the building is available here. Do not forget to bring your ID and your student ID. If you have not registered for the exam but still want to take it, send an email to Jana ASAP.

10/07: (1.) If you haven’t done so in the class, please fill in the online course evaluation for Jana and Marco–the official evaluation was joint, but we also need a separate one. Link is available under course resources, on the top of the page. Please fill it in by July 16. (2.) Presentation for Lecture Empirics 6 (July 9) is now available under course resources.

03/07: (1.) If you have not registered for the exam but still want to take it, send an email to Jana ASAP. (2.) Presentation for Lecture Empirics 5 (July 2) is now available under course resources. (3.) Please read the following paper before coming to class on July 9: Blattman, Christopher and Jeannie Annan (2016), “Can Employment Reduce Lawlessness and Rebellion? A Field Experiment with High-Risk Men in a Fragile State”, American Political Science Review, 110(1): 1-17. (available under course resources). Thanks!

26/06: (1.) Presentation for Lecture Empirics 4 (June 25) is now available under course resources. (2.) The presentation on the Esteban and Ray (2008) paper from Lecture Theory 4 is also available online. (3.) Please read the following paper before coming to class on July 2: Yanagizawa-Drott, David (2014), Propaganda and Conflict: Evidence from the Rwandan Genocide. Quarterly Journal of Economics 129 (4): 1947-94. (available under course resources). (4.) Don’t forget to register for the exam! Thanks!

18/06: Solutions to the Theory Problem Set are now available under course resources. Please read the following paper before coming to class on June 25: Bursztyn, L., G. Egorov, and S. Fiorin. 2017. “From Extreme to Mainstream: How Social Norms Unravel.” Mimeo (available under course resources). Thanks!

05/06: Presentation for Lecture Empirics 3 (June 4) is now available under course resources. There is no class on June 11 and on June 18 there is a Theory class with Marco. Please read the following paper before coming to class on June 25: Bursztyn, L., G. Egorov, and S. Fiorin. 2017. “From Extreme to Mainstream: How Social Norms Unravel.” Mimeo (available under course resources). Thanks!

29/05: Presentation for Lecture Empirics 2 (May 28) is now online. Please read the following paper before coming to class on June 4: Miguel, Edward, Shanker Satyanath, and Ernest Sergenti. 2012. “Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: An Instrumental Variables Approach.” Journal of Political Economy 112(4): 725–53 (available under course resources). Thanks!

21/05: For the next lecture on May 28, please (1) bring a laptop or smartphone, (2) make sure you can access internet (e.g. eduroam). This is so that we can try out some of the economic experiments in class. Also, (3) read the following paper before coming to class (available under course resources): Abbink, K., Brandts, J., Herrmann, B., & Orzen, H. (2010). “Intergroup Conflict and Intra-Group Punishment in an Experimental Contest Game,” American Economic Review, 100(1), 420–447. We will discuss the paper together during the lecture. Thanks!

01/05: Presentation for Lecture Empirics 1 (April 30) is now available under course resources. If you don’t know the password, send an e-mail to Jana.

21/03: Note that the first lecture is only on April 30!