Date: April 7-8, 2023

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Location:  Stanford University

2023  Annual Conference Organizing Committee

Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University), chair

Saumitra Jha (Stanford University)

Timur Kuran (Duke University)


Day 1:  April 7, 2023

8:00-8:30 Registration and Breakfast


8:30-10:00 Elections

Chair: Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University)

Feyaad Allie (Stanford University)
“The Representation Trap: How and Why Muslims Struggle to Maintain Power in India”

Ahmed Ezzeldin Mohamed (Stanford University)
“Between Electoral Cooptation and Violence: Managing Competitive Authoritarian Elections”

10:00-10:15 BREAK

10:15-12:30 Public Goods

Chair: Avital Livny (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Hüseyin Emre Ceyhun (Princeton University), Amaney Jamal (Princeton University), and Kristin Fabbe (Harvard University)
“Education as a Contentious Public Good: Evidence from Religious Schooling in Turkey”

Christopher Dann (Stanford University) and Lutfi Sun (University of Texas at Austin)
“Redistributive Consequences of Competitive Authoritarianism: Evidence from the Turkish Mass Housing Administration”

Giulia Buccione (Brown University)
“Religious Leaders and Collective Adaptation to Water Scarcity: Evidence from Jordan”

12:30-2:00 LUNCH


2:00-3:30 Political Economy of Land

Chair: Timur Kuran (Duke University)

Allison Hartnett (USC)
“After the Commons: Legacies of Colonial Land Privatization and Communal Norms in Jordan”

Tugba Bozçağa (King’s College) and Aslı Cansunar (University of Washington)
“Teachers against Landlords: Landlessness and Compliance with Compulsory Primary Education”

3:30-4:00 BREAK

4:00-5:30 Identity

Chair: Thomas Pepinsky (Cornell University)

Michele Gelfand (Stanford GSB) and Ying Lin (Stanford GSB)
“On Virtue and Virility: The Psychology of Apology in Honor Culture”

Jean-Paul Carvalho (Oxford) and Michael Sacks (Clarkson University)

Day 2:  April 8, 2023

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:30 Political and Social Order

Chair: Jean-Paul Carvalho (Oxford University)

Adeel Malik (Oxford), Rinchan Mirza (Kent), and Faiz Rehman (Quaid-i-Azam University)
“Frontier Governmentality”

Sultan Mehmood (New Economic School) and Daniel Chen (Toulouse School of Economics)
“Contract Enforcement in a Stateless Economy”

10:30-11:00 BREAK

11:00-12:30 Religion and Politics

Chair: Tahir Andrabi (Pomona College)

Jean-Paul Carvalho (Oxford University), Avital Livny (Illinois), and Jared Rubin (Chapman University)
“Political Regulation of Social Norms: The Tradeoff between Religious Education and Support for Religious Parties”

Daniel Tavana (Pennsylvania State University)
“Ideological Constraint in the Islamic Republic of Iran”

12:30-1:15 BOXED LUNCH

1:15-3:30 Gender Norms

Chair: Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University)

Carolyn Barnett (University of Arizona)
“Perceived Gender Norms and Norm-Enforcing Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Morocco”

Yasir Khan (University of Pittsburgh), Saad Gulzar (Princeton University), and Luke Sonnet (Twitter)
“Pessimistic Beliefs of Norms: Findings on Women’s Political Participation in Pakistan”

Alessandra Gonzalez (University of Chicago), Inmaculada Marcias-Alonso (HKS), and Jennifer Peck (Swarthmore College)
“Mentorship and Role Modeling, In and Out of the House: Evidence from High School Girls in Saudi Arabia”