(In)Equality Office Hours

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, 308, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles

Join the Bedrosian Center’s newest Visiting Fellow, Ehsan Zaffar, for an informal conversation about inequality.

PIPE Workshop featuring Michael Hankinson

Virtual

"The Supply-Equity Trade-off: The Effect of Spatial Representation on the Local Housing Supply"

Michael Hankinson, assistant professor of Political Science at George Washington University, will discuss his research. A central concern of governance is how the costs and benefits of collective goods are distributed over the population. Our findings speak to a trade-off inherent to spatial representation: the supply of collective goods and the equitable distribution of the associated costs.

PIPE Workshop featuring Christian Fong

Virtual

as to whether legislators bring this preference for reciprocity to Congress. Through an original survey experiment and observational studies of end-of-career behavior, Christian finds consistent evidence that legislators have an intrinsic preference for reciprocity. Moreover, legislators are aware that their colleagues have this preference, so it likely enters into their strategic calculations. This finding raises new questions for research in party discipline, partisan polarization, and interest group influence, and others.

PIPE Workshop featuring Jared Rubin

Virtual

"Political Legitimacy and the Institutional Foundations of Constitutional Government: The Case of England"

Presented by Jared Rubin, Professor, Chapman University.

PIPE* Workshop: Marc Weidenmier

Virtual

Marc Weidenmier, Professor, Chapman University, will present his research. Please check back for more information.

PIPE* Workshop: Clayton Nall

Virtual

Clayton Nall, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of California Santa Barbara, will present his research. Please check back for more details.

PIPE Workshop featuring Melissa Lee

Virtual

Melissa Lee, Assistant Professor of Politics & International Affairs at Princeton University, will present preliminary research: From Pluribus to Unum? Statebuilding in 19th Century America.

Local Political Economy Symposium

Virtual

The Local Political Economy Symposium at USC brings together nationally renowned scholars who study the most pressing political-economic issues at the local level — from compensation of public employees, to municipal bankruptcy, to criminal justice reform.