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Second Annual PIPE Conference

Welcome to the second annual conference of the Political Institutions & Political Economy Collaborative

March 14-15, 2019

The Political Institutions and Political Economy (PIPE) Collaborative at the University of Southern California is a university-wide research endeavor jointly sponsored by the Price School’s Bedrosian Center and the Office of the Provost.

The PIPE Collaborative includes faculty and graduate students with common interests in various aspects of political institutions and political economy and is designed — through regular scholarly workshops and multiple symposia each year — to encourage research that crosses disciplinary boundaries.  This cross-disciplinary collaboration is crucial, as political institutions and political economy are regularly studied topics in political science, economics, and law; thus, there are synergies to be had by ensuring there are regular forums to bring together scholars from different research traditions who may not ordinarily talk to one another.

The Second Annual Political Institutions and Political Economy (PIPE) Conference will bring together major U.S. scholars from political science, economics, and public policy for two days to cover important new research on topics such as the growth of legislative power, bureaucratic capacity, political budget cycles, the value of public office, foreign lobbying in Congress, and determinants of individual voting behavior in the United States. In establishing and maintaining this annual conference tradition, the PIPE Collaborative will provide a regular, national forum for the study of political institutions and political economy, and establish USC as an academic leader in the research area.


Jeffery A. Jenkins, Director PIPE Collaborative


Please note this event is closed to the public.


Papers will be available only to symposium participants. (Please refer to the password sent to you via email.)

Invited Participants

Pamela Ban (UC San Diego)
David Bateman (Cornell)
Charles Finocchiaro (University of Oklahoma)
Sean Gailmard (UC Berkeley)
Francisco Garfias (UC San Diego)
Elisabeth Gerber (University of Michigan)
Sanford Gordon (NYU)
Thomas Gray (UT Dallas)
Jenny Guardado (Georgetown)
Andrew Hall (Stanford)
Anthony Orlando (CalPoly Pomona)
Justin Peck (Wesleyan)
Vincent Pons (Harvard)
Pavithra Suryanarayan (Johns Hopkins)
Chris Tausanovich (UC Los Angeles)
Jessica Trounstine (UC Merced)
Gergely Ujhelyi (University of Houston)
Steven White (Syracuse)
Hye Young You (NYU)

Travel & Logistics

(Please refer to the password sent to you via email.)


Out-of-town guests will be staying at the USC Hotel, located at 3540 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

Refer to the email from Anne Johnson for confirmation numbers, and you can contact the Hotel with any other questions 1-833-2-BOOK-USC.




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