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Friday, 10 June




Welcome. Room X.

Juan Pablo Luna, Victoria Murillo, Ben Ross Schneider


Opening Keynote. Room X.

Title” Barbara Stallings (Brown University)

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Ernesto Calvo (University of Maryland), Isabella Alcañiz (University of Maryland), and Marcelo Escolar (Universidad Nacional de San Martin).

Blaming Local: A Survey Experiment on Close Networks and Attribution of Responsibility

Merike Blofield (University of Miami).

Moving away from maternalism? The politics of work and family in Latin America

Yanilda María Gonzalez (Harvard University).

The Social Origins of Institutional Weakness and Change


Matthew Amengual (MIT Sloan).

Local rent distribution and social conflict

Mariana Mota Prado (University of Toronto).

Using Institutional Redundancy to Fight Corruption: The Brazilian Experience

Santiago Lopez Carboni (Universidad Nacional del Uruguay).

Illegal Service Access: Delivering Counter-cyclical Social Transfers In Pro-cyclical Welfare States


Coffee Break


Andres Schipani (University of California at Berkeley).

Left governments and social policy

José Carlos Oriheula (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú).

The Political Economy of Translation: Participatory Protected Areas in the Southern Peruvian Amazon

Verónica Amarante (CEPAL Uruguay) and Cecilia Rossel (Universidad Católica del Uruguay).

Poverty and Inequality in Latin America: A Shift in the Research Agenda


Jazmin Sierra (University of Oxford).

Global Champions Are Made At Home: The Brazilian Development Bank and State Support for Domestic Multinationals

Maria Paula Saffon Sanin (Princeton University) and Juan F. González Bertomeu (ITAM).

The strength of land rights under the Porfiriato

Eduardo Dargent (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) and Madai Urteaga (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú).

When Narrow Economic Interests build Urgent Public Goods: The Transport Reform in Lima



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Renato Boschi (IESP-UERJ, INCT-PPED) and Flavio Gaitan (UNILA, INCT-PPED).

¿Variedades de capitalismo o padrones de crecimiento? Análisis de los factores políticos en las dinámicas de desarrollo de América Latina

Kathryn Hochstetler (Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo).

Electricity consumption in Brazil and South Africa: Distributive Coalitions and Consequences

Diego Diaz (Brown University).

Blessing and Curse: Oil and Subnational Politics in the Argentine Provinces


Luigi Manzetti (Southern Methodist University) and Carlos Rufín (Suffolk University)

The left and economic policies

Alisha Holland (Harvard University).

The Forbearance Trap: Squatting and Housing Policy in Latin America

Marconi Aurelio Silva (Associação Caruaruense de Ensino Superior e Técnico).

Microfundamentos da Ciencia, Tecnologia e Inovacao em Rede de Petroleo e Gas do Brasil: Uma Analise Sobre os Ativos Relacionais


Coffee Break


Santiago Anria (Tulane University) and Sara Niedzwiecki (University of New Mexico).

The Participatory Politics of Social Policies: The Cases of Bolivia and Brazil

Francisco Gonzalez (Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies).

The historical origins of open- and limited access orders

Brian Phillips (CIDE).

Inequality and the Emergence of Vigilante Organizations: The Case of Mexican Autodefensas


Gonzalo Delamaza (Universidad de los Lagos), Christian Martinez (Universidad de los Lagos), and Antoine Maillet (Universidad de Chile).

Lo que los conflictos territoriales producen. Evidencias desde Chile.

James McGuire (Wesleyan University).

Initial Conditions and Economic Development: The East Asian "Tigers" and Cuba

Isik Ozel (Sabanci University) and Merve Sancak (University of Cambridge).

Skill-Gap, Middle-Income Trap and the External Actors, A comparative look at labor market institutions in Turkey and Mexico


Noam Lupu (University of Wisconsin) and Zach Warner (University of Wisconsin).

Class and Congruence in Latin America

Christopher Chambers-Ju (University of California at Berkeley).

Teachers, Unions, and Political Parties: Education Politics in Latin America

Ralf Leiteritz (Universidad de Rosario) and Horacio Coral (Universidad de Rosario).

Latin America-China relations


Giancarlo Visconti (Columbia University).

Political Preferences after Natural Disasters: Evidence from the 2015 Floods in Northern Chile

Pablo Andrade (Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar) and Esteban Nicholls (Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar).

Towards a Novel Theory State Behavior: Governmental Regimes and Institutional Capacities in Processes of State Articulations

Renato Lima (MIT).

From Geology to Public Policies: Explaining Institutional Change in Mexico’s Oil Sector

Saturday, 11 June


DART Panel Discussion. Room X. Victoria Murillo (Chair), Tasha Fairfield, Diana Kapiszcewki

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Matthew Carnes (Georgetown University) and Isabel Mares (Columbia University).

Changing Preferences and Evolving Coalitions - Social Insurance Development and Reform in Latin America

Gustavo Flores-Macías (Cornell University).

Financing Leviathan: Elite Taxation and Public Safety in Latin America

Luis Schiumerini (Oxford University).

Is incumbency a blessing or a curse for politicians in developing countries? Evidence from Brazil


Stephen Kaplan (George Washington University).

Technocrats and Economic Policy in Latin America: Fighting the Last Economic War

Lucas da Silva Tasquetto (Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo).

Higher Education in Preferential Trade Agreements: New Regulatory Patterns in the Agrements from Chile, Colômbia and Peru?

Brian Palmer-Rubin (Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University).

The New Kid in Town: Party Building and Policymaking in Post-Transition Mexico


Coffee Break


Katharina Stepping (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik).

It’s politics, stupid! Drivers of and Obstacles to Wastewater Treatment in Urban Areas in Brazil

Oliver Kaplan (University of Denver). Shootings and Shamans: Local Civilian Authority Structures and Civil War Violence in Colombia

Horacio Larreguy (Harvard University), John Marshall (Harvard University), and Laura Trucco (Harvard University). Programmatic Policies and Clientelist Politics


Aldo Madariaga (Universidad Diego Portales and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies).

Explaining neoliberal continuity: a systematic process analysis of Chile’s economic policy model

Clarice Melamed (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazilian Health Ministry).

The theoretical debate on Brazilian welfare (1995-2015) and the developmental project failure

Maritza Paredes (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú).

The Political Economy of State-Making in Coca Fields: A Comparative Subnational Analysis of the Alto Huallaga Valley in Peru


Alejandro Bonvecchi (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) and Emilia Simison (Universidad Torcuato di Tella).

Business and Lawmaking in Authoritarian Regimes: Policy Networks Business Influence in Argentina's Last Military Dictatorship

Andrew Schrank (Brown University).

From Competencia Desleal to Continuous Improvement: The Farmacias del Pueblo in the Dominican Republic

Ismail Seyrek (University of Necmettin Erbakan Konya).

Central Banking in Emerging Countries: A Comparative Analysis



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Alberto Fuentes (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Seth Pipkin (University of California at Irvine).

The Runner or The Course? Impacts of Industrial Policy Approach on Responses to Vulnerability in Mexico and Brazil

Matias Lopez (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Rodrigo Espinoza (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), and Marcel Mejía (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile).

Inequality, Revolutionary threats, and regime change: a design-based reconsideration

Book Presentation: Isabella Alcañiz

Environmental and Nuclear Networks in the Global South: How Skills Shape International Cooperation

Discussants: Matthew Amengual and Eduardo Dargent


Ricardo Fort Meyer (GRADE), Miguel Jaramillo Baanante (GRADE), and Héctor Paredes Castro (GRADE).

Economía política de la desigualdad territorial en el Perú: una mirada de largo plazo

Steven Samford (University of Toronto) and Dan Breznitz (University of Toronto).

Business Networks and the Failure of the Maquiladora Model in Jalisco, Mexico

Book Presentation: Michael Albertus

Autocracy and Redistribution: The Politics of Land Reform

Discussants: Maria Paula Saffon Sanin and Gustavo Flores Macias


Yuri Kasahara (Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research), Antonio Jose Junqueira Botelho (IUPERJ/UCAM), and Marcelo Caetano Correa Simas (IUPERJ/UCAM).

Through the tiers of a supply-chain: Survey-based evidences about the Brazilian local content policy in the Oil & Gas sector

Nicolas Cherny (Consejo de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas).

Governing the crisis. The politics of economic policy in Argentina. (1995-2009)

Book Manuscript: Paula Muñoz

Buying Audiences in Peru: An Informational Theory of Campaign Clientelism

Discussants: Martin Kurtz and Alisha Holland


Coffee Break


Final plenary panel for the Repal Conference 2016.  Room: E51-345

Chair.  Matt Amengual, Sloan School, MIT


Tom Kochan, Sloan School, MIT.  Overview of US labor markets and inequality

Jorge Dominguez, Department of Government, Harvard University.  US-Cuba thaw and overall relations between United States and Latin America

Chappell Lawson, Department of Political Science, MIT.  "Rethinking Homeland Security.”  Homeland Security and US drug, immigration, and border policies

Charles Stewart.  Department of Political Science, MIT.  US presidential election

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