AALIMS-NYUAD Conference on the Political Economy of the Muslim World
Date: February 16-17, 2019
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Location: NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, NYUAD
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All sessions are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
2019 Annual Conference Organizing Committee
Timur Kuran (Duke University)
Christopher Paik (NYUAD), co-chair
Melina Platas (NYUAD), co-chair
Day 1: Saturday, February 16, 2019
12:30-1:25 LUNCH (Torch Club, D2)
1:25-3:00pm Misperceived Norms and Patterns
Chair: Timur Kuran (Duke University)
Leonardo Bursztyn (University of Chicago), Alessandra Gonzàlez (University of Chicago), and David Yanagizawa-Drott (University of Zürich),
"Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia"
Avital Livny (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign),
"Using Night-Time Luminosity to Estimate Religiosity in the Muslim World"
3:00-3:30 BREAK (A6 Atrium)
3:30-5:45 Historical Roles of Islamic Institutions
Chair: Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University)
Day 2: Sunday, February 17, 2019
8:30-10:00 Constructing Hegemony
Chair: Tahir Andrabi (Pomona College and LUMS School of Education)
Faisal Z. Ahmed (Princeton University),
"The Political Legacy of Islamic Conquests"
Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University) and Christopher Paik (NYUAD),
"The Global Economic Order before (and after) Western Hegemony: Chinese-Middle Eastern Trade from the Silk Road to the 'Belt and Road Initiative'"
10:00-10:15 BREAK (A6 Atrium)
10:15-12:30 Public Goods
Chair: Thomas Pepinsky (Cornell University)
Melani Cammett (Harvard University), Poulomi Chakrabarti (Brown University) and David Romney (Harvard University),
"Accountability in Intergroup Relations: Hindu-Muslim Cooperation in Public Goods Provision in Indian Slum Communities"
Tentative: Tahir Andrabi (Pomona College and LUMS School of Education),
"Choosing between Secular and Islamic Schools"
12:30-1:30 LUNCH (Torch Club, D2)
1:30-3:00 Development and Violence
Chair: Melani Cammett (Harvard University)
3:30-5:00 Islam and Innovation
Chair: Melina Platas (NYUAD)
Justin Stearns (NYUAD),
"The Status of the Natural Sciences in the Early Modern Muslim World: the Case of Morocco"