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Report 2010-2011

Email: EUI Affiliation: Department of Economics EUI Mentor: Massimo Morelli

richard van weelden Canadian

Richard received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in December 2010. His research uses game theory to study the incentives faced by individuals in political environments. His work has been published in the Journal of Public Economics and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. In July 2011 Richard begins a position as Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago.

Activities during Max Weber Fellowship Publications in Refereed Journals

Conference Presentations

• ‘Costly Transparency’ (joint with Justin Fox), under review. • ‘Candidates, Credibility, and Re-election Incentives’, under review.

• Princeton Workshop on Political Agency and Institutions. • Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics Annual Congress. • Rotterdam Workshop in Political Economy. • Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory.

MWP Working Paper ‘Moderate Voters, Polarized Parties’, Max Weber Programme Working Paper (forthcoming).

Working Papers • (joint with Massimo Morelli), ‘Re-election Through Division’, Working Paper (forthcoming). • (joint with Massimo Morelli), ‘Pandering and Disagreement’, Working Paper (forthcoming).

Seminar Presentations • Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin. • Central European University, Budapest. • Maastricht University. • Erasmus University Rotterdam. • Hebrew University Jerusalem.


Max Weber Programme Annual Report - Academic Year 2010-2011  

Reports on the 2010-2011 teaching and research activities of the largest postdoctoral programme for young academics in the social sciences,...