Wake Forest University Regional Political Economy conference

Saturday, 26 September 2020



Virtual event:

Zoom link will be provided to all attendees

who complete the registration form (link below)




Jac Heckelman (heckeljc@wfu.edu)

Koleman Strumpf (strumpks@wfu.edu)


Further Details:

Registration Page (please complete if you would like to attend)




9:45am Opening Remarks (Heckelman and Strumpf)

10:00-10:45am Keynote address (Chair: Strumpf)

10:00-10:30 James Snyder, Harvard, "Partisan Bias in U.S. Newspapers from 1880 to 1980" (working paper)

10:30-10:45 Audience Q&A

10:45-11:00am Break

11:00am-12:20pm Coalitions (Chair: Heckelman)

11:00-11:20 Keith Dougherty, Georgia, "Congressional Apportionment and The Fourteenth Amendment"

11:20-11:30 Andrew Taylor, NC State, Discussant

11:30-11:40 Audience Q&A

11:40-12:00 Georg VanBerg, Duke, "What You See Is Not Always What You Get: Bargaining Before An Audience Under Multiparty Government"

12:00-12:10 Anna Bassi, UNC, Discussant

12:10-12:20 Audience Q&A

12:20-1:30pm Break

1:30-2:50pm Elections and Committees (Chair: Strumpf)

1:30-1:50 John McLaren, Virginia, "A Swing-State Theorem, with Evidence"

1:50-2:00 William Hauk, South Carolina, Discussant

2:00-2:10 Audience Q&A

2:10-2:30 Thomas Stratmann, George Mason, "Moral Cost in Weighted Committee Decisions"

2:30-2:40 Jeffrey Lazarus, Georgia State, Discussant

2:40-2:50 Audience, Q&A

2:50-3:00pm closing remarks (Heckelman and Strumpf)

3:00-??? Social "Hour" (all attendees invited)


Political economy artwork courtesy of Banksy