Program of the 2nd Annual Conference on

The Political Economy of International Organizations

January 29 – 31, 2009

Program (pdf)

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2009

8.55-09.00 Opening / Introduction

9.00-10.00 Keynote 1

Richard Baldwin (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva), Does the Supply and Demand for Decision Making Affect the Flow of EU Legislation?

10.00-10.15 Coffe Break

10.15-11.45 Session 1: The Political Economy of the EU (I)

Chair: Lawrence Broz

Michael Bechtel (ETH Zurich), Gerald Schneider (University of Konstanz), The Intergovernmental Politics of the European Defense Industry: Stock Market Reactions of the Armament Sector to EU Summits, 1993-2005, Discussion: Christoph Moser (ETH Zurich), James Vreeland (Georgetown University)

Mika Widgrén (Turku School of Economics), Stefan Napel (University of Bayreuth), Strategic and Non-strategic Power in the EU Council-Commission Interaction, Discussion: Nikitas Konstantinidis (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals), Silvia Marchesi (University of Milano Bicocca)

Christophe Crombez (Stanford University), Simon Hix (London School of Economics and Political Science), Government-Opposition in the EU: Implications of EU Treaty Reforms for Commission Preferences and EU Policies, Discussion: Susanne Lechner (University of Goettingen), Roland Vaubel (University of Mannheim)

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Session 2: The Political Economy of the UN

Chair: Thomas Bernauer

Christopher Kilby (Villanova University), Donor influence in International Financial Institutions: Deciphering what alignment measures measure, Discussion: Byungwon Woo (Ohio State University), Afees Salisu (University of Ibadan)

Carmela Lutmar (Princeton University), The Political Economy of UN Nation-Building 1946-2000, Discussion: Levent Atesoglu (Eylul University), Gjovalin Macaj (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Nathan Jensen (Washington University in St. Louis), Axel Dreher (University of Goettingen), Country or Leader? Political Change and UN General Assembly Voting, Discussion: Levent Atesoglu (Eylul University), Carmela Lutmar (Princeton University)

15.00-15.15 Break

15.15-16.45 Session 3: The Political Economy of IGOs

Chair: Axel Dreher

Randall Stone (University of Rochester), Informal Governance –International Organizations and the Limits of U.S. Power, Discussion: Afees Salisu (University of Ibadan), Bruno Frey (University of Zurich)

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Michael Tierney (College of William and Mary), Daniel Maliniak (University of California, San Diego), Do Foreign Publics Really Care About IO Approval? Discussion: Kizzy Gandy (Australian National University), Leslie Johns (University of California, Los Angeles)

Tamar Gutner (American University), Alexander Thompson (Ohio State University), Explaining IO Performance: An Initial Framework, Discussion: Macaj Gjovalin (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Lena M. Schaffer (ETH Zurich)

16.45-17.15 Coffee Break

17.15-18.45 Session 4: The Political Economy of International Disputes

Chair: Katharina Michaelowa

Roland Vaubel (University of Mannheim), Constitutional Courts as Promoters of Political Centralization: Lessons for the European Court of Justice, Discussion: Tana Johnson (University of Chicago), Joost Pauwelyn (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)

Leslie Johns (University of California, Los Angeles), Michael Gilligan (New York University), B. Peter Rosendorff (New York University), Strengthening International Courts and the Early Settlement of Disputes, Discussion: Simon Hug (University of Geneva), Roland Vaubel (University of Mannheim)

Thomas Sattler (New York University), Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich), Litigation in the World Trade Organization: Power of Gravity or Power of Discrimination? Discussion: Alexander Keck (WTO), Stephanie J. Rickard (Dublin City University)

19.15 Dinner

 

 

Friday,  January 30, 2009

9.00-10.00 Keynote 2

Graham Bird (University of Surrey), Key Notes on the IMF: Major or Minor?

10.00-10.15 Coffee Break

10.15-11.45 Session 5: IOs and the natural environment

Chair: Simon Hug

Thomas Bernauer, Anna Kalbhenn, Vally Koubi, Gabriele Ruoff (ETH Zurich), International Entanglement and Contingent Behavior as Determinants of International Cooperation. Explaining Global Environmental Treaty Ratifications, 1950-2000, Discussion: Martin Gassebner (ETH Zurich), Elena Labastida (University of Texas at Dallas)

Gabriele Ruoff (ETH Zurich), Grow rich and clean up later? Membership in international organizations, international assistance and the provision of environmental quality in low- and middle-income countries, Discussion: Tamar Gutner (American University), Byungwon Woo (Ohio State University)

Lucas Beck, Thomas Bernauer, Anna Kalbhenn (ETH Zurich), Explaining the Spatial and Temporal Clustering of Water Quality Monitoring in Europe, Discussion: Matias Margulis (McMaster University), Tancrède Voituriez (CIRAD)

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Session 6: The Political Economy of the World Bank Group

Chair: Roland Vaubel

Jacquline Dürr, Katharina Michaelowa, Jürg Vollenweider (University of Zurich), Poverty Reduction Strategies, Democratization and the Role of the World Bank, Discussion: Christopher Kilby (Villanova University), Petia Kostadinova (University of Florida)

Axel Dreher (University of Goettingen), James Vreeland (Georgetown University), Eric Werker (Harvard Business School), The costs of favoritism: Do international politics affect World Bank project quality? Discussion: Lawrence Broz (University of California, San Diego), Alfred Tovias (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Todd Allee (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Clint Peinhardt (University of Texas at Dallas), The Reputational Effects of International Arbitration Institutions, Discussion: Stephanie J. Rickard (Dublin City University), Tana Johnson (University of Chicago)

15.00-15.15 Coffee Break

15.15-16.15 Poster Session: Political Economy of International Organizations

Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin), Who Controls Whom: Dynamics of Power Delegation and Agency Losses in EU Trade Politics, Discussion: Christophe Crombez (Stanford University), Katja Rost (University of Zurich)

Tana Johnson (University of Chicago), Guilt by Association? The Link between Anti-U.S. Sentiment and the Legitimacy of Intergovernmental Organizations, Discussion: Peter Bernholz (University of Basel), Michael Tierney (College of William and Mary)

Petia Kostadinova (University of Florida), Trading for Aid: European Union Development and Pre-Accession Assistance, Discussion: Kizzy Gandy (Australian National University), Katharina Michaelowa (University of Zurich)

Elena Labastida (University of Texas at Dallas), Antidumping Institutional Design in the World Trade Organization, the European Community and the United States: Its Legal and Discretionary Power, Discussion: Joost Pauwelyn (Duke University), Gabriele Ruoff (ETH Zurich)

Matias Margulis (McMaster University), Theories of International Bargaining and the World Trade Organization: The Case of Agricultural Export Subsidies Elimination, Discussion: Todd Allee (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Anna Kalbhenn (ETH Zurich)

Tobias Hofmann (College of William & Mary), Lena M. Schaffer (ETH Zurich), Monetary Union and Obfuscated Protection in the European Union, Discussion: Leonardo Baccini (New York University), J. Lawrence Broz (University of California, San Diego)

Tancrède Voituriez (CIRAD), Why did ‘Development’ entrap the WTO Doha Round? Discussion: Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich), Randall Stone (University of Rochester)

16.15-17.45 Session 7: The Political Economy of the EU (II)

Chair: Randall Stone

Leonardo Baccini (New York University), Cheap Talk and Transparency: Explaining the Bilateral Trade Agreements with the EU, Discussion: Michael Bechtel (ETH Zurich), Heiner Mikosch (ETH Zurich)

Thomas König and Lars Mäder (University of Mannheim), Cabinets and the transportation of EC directives, Discussion: Clifford Carrubba (Emory University), Peter Rosendorff (New York University)

Clifford Carrubba (Emory University), Matthew Gabel (Washington University in St. Louis), Simon Hug (University of Geneva), Voting at the surface Roll call votes in the European Parliament, Discussion: Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin), Thomas König (University of Mannheim)

19.15 Conference Dinner

 

 

Saturday, January 31, 2009

9.00-10.00 Keynote 3

Helen V. Milner (Princeton University), International Governance, Globalization and Development: The Role of International Institutions in North-South Relations

10.00-10.15 Coffee Break

10.15-11.45 Session 8: The Political Economy International (NGO-) Unions

Chair: James Vreeland

Nikitas Konstantinidis (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals), The Size and Scope of International Unions: A Coalition-Theoretic Approach, Discussion: Susanne Lechner (University of Goettingen), Mika Widgrén (Turku School of Economics)

Bruno S. Frey, Emil Inauen, Margit Osterloh, Katja Rost (University of Zurich), The corporate governance of Benedictine abbeys: What can stock corporations learn from monasteries? Discussion: Peter Bernholz (University of Basel), James Vreeland (Georgetown University)

Susanne Lechner, Renate Ohr (University of Goettingen), The right of withdrawal in the Lisbon treaty: a game theoretic view on changed decision-making processes within the EU, Discussion: Clifford Carrubba (Emory University), Mika Widgrén (Turku School of Economics)

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Session 9: The Political Economy of the IMF

Chair: Bruno Frey

Irfan Nooruddin, Byungwon Woo (Ohio State University), Heeding the Sirens: Why some States Enter IMF Programs Sooner than Others, Discussion: Axel Dreher (University of Goettingen), Christopher Kilby (Villanova University)

Silvia Marchesi (University of Milano Bicocca), Laura Sabani (University of Florence), Axel Dreher (University of Goettingen), Agency and communication in IMF conditional lending: theory and empirical evidence, Discussion: Stephanie J. Rickard (Dublin City University), Randall Stone (University of Rochester)

14.30-14.45 Coffee Break

14.45-16.15 Session 10: Political Economy of International Monetary Regimes

Chair: Michael Tierney

Michael Ehrmann, Marcel Fratzscher (European Central Bank), Politics and Monetary Policy, Discussion: Michael Bechtel (ETH Zurich), Matthew Gabel (Washington University in St. Louis)

J. Lawrence Broz (University of California, San Diego), Michael Plouffe (University of California, San Diego), The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy Anchors: Firm-Level Evidence, Discussion: Michael Ehrmann (European Central Bank), Thomas Sattler (New York University)

Peter Bernholz (University of Basel), Are International Organizations Like the BIS Unable to Die? A Historical Case Study of the BIS, Discussion: Graham Bird (University of Surrey), Michael Tierney (College of William and Mary)

16.15 Concluding remarks / Apero