Upcoming Events

Political Economy of Risk and Inequality: Government Policy, Firm Strategies, and Public Opinion.

Overview: The trends of globalization, market dualization, and automation since the 1980s have increasingly exposed individuals, firms, and governments to unprecedentedly high risks of economic crisis, labor market dislocation, and demographic transformation. These risks inevitably feed into the domestic and international politics and policies. As such, the risk dimension of public policy, corporate strategy, and individual behavior deserves more research. This conference aims to (1) contribute to deeper understanding of the political economy of risk management by governments, firms, and individuals; (2) promote collaboration and cooperation in political science research across universities. The conference will have two panels: one focusing on the perspective of international political economy (IPE) and the other on the perspective of comparative political economy (CPE).

Format: The conference will include about 40 minutes of discussion for each paper in turn. Each round will begin with 15-20 minutes of presentation by the paper author, 5-10 minutes of discussant comments and then 10-15 minutes of open discussion.

This event will be held on-site but with a Zoom option.

We have some great scholars coming to present their research in IPE and CPE and we hope that you can join us.

Presenters (alphabetical):
1. Dr. Charlotte Cavaille, University of Michigan
2. Dr. Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Northeastern University
3. Dr. Xian Huang, Rutgers University
4. Dr. Alexander Kuo, Oxford University
5. Dr. Edmund Malesky, Duke University
6. Dr. Nathan M Jensen, University of Texas-Austin
7. Dr. Philipp Rehm, Ohio State University
8. Dr. Andrey Tomashevskiy, Rutgers University


  • 9:30-10:00 am Breakfast onsite
  • 10:00 -10:15 am Welcome and opening remarks
  • 10:15-12:15 pm IPE Panel
    “Buying Opportunities: Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment," presenter: Andrey Tomashevskiy
    “Host Country Politics and Foreign Multinational Enterprises’ Internationalization: A Meta-Analytic Review,” presenter: Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra
    “Who Wants to Learn about Globalization? A Field Experiment in Vietnam,” presenter: Edmund Malesky - Discussant: Nathan Jensen
  • 12:15-1:15 pm Lunch onsite
  • 1:15-2:35 pm CPE panel (1)
    “The Consequences of Moral Reasoning: Why Some Care More about Free Riding than Others and Why It Matters,” presenter: Charlotte Cavaillé, discussant: Alexander Kuo
    “Preferences over policies related to workplace digitalization,” presenter: Alexander Kuo, discussant: Charlotte Cavaillé 
  • 2:35-2:50 pm Coffee break
  • 2:50-4:10 pm CPE panel (2)
    “Class Experiences and the Long-Term Evolution of Political Values,” presenter: Philipp Rehm, discussant: Xian Huang
    “Economic Inequality, Distributive Unfairness, and Regime Support in East Asia,” presenter: Xian Huang, discussant: Philipp Rehm
  • 4:10-4:25 pm Concluding remarks


Please note that you can attend the conference either in person or remotely.

If you plan to attend in person, please use the link below to RSVP to ensure we have sufficient food.

For In Person:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IhwOQ84o5rO1PYB7k8tqDBpQMtxPmOKadjzE0GUvujY/edit

If you plan to attend remotely, please register to receive the Zoom link.

For Zoom: https://rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEocuqupz8rGd37pN30b18GN0Noaty8ybS4

College Avenue Academic Building 1180 and Zoom