The Tuesday Lunch Talk Series is scheduled throughout each semester with speakers invited to discuss cutting edge topics. Occasionally talks are given on subjects relevant to students such as career management and research. CGU and Claremont Colleges Consortium faculty, students, staff and alum are encouraged to attend. A complimentary lunch is always provided.

Unless otherwise announced, all seminars are scheduled from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm in Albrecht Auditorium.

Fall Semester 2019

9/17/19
Heather Royer, University of California, Santa Barbara
“How are Preferences for Commitment Revealed?”
Host: Economic Sciences

9/24/19
Gregoire Phillips, University of California, San Diego
“Velvet Gloves on Iron Fists: Media, Influence, and Power in Modern Extremism”
Host: International Studies

10/1/19
Douglas Lemke, Pennsylvania State University
“The Survival of ‘States’”
Host: International Studies

10/8/19
Peiran Jiao, Maastricht University
“Investor Memory”
Host: Economic Sciences

10/15/19
Mehdi Nemati, University of California, Riverside
“Heterogeneous Effects of High-Frequency Consumption Analytics on Residential Water Consumption”
Host: Politics & Government

10/22/19
Joshua Tasoff, Claremont Graduate University
“Eating to Save The Planet: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial Using Individual-Level Food Purchase Data”
Host: Economic Sciences

10/29/19
Ines Levin, University of California, Irvine
“Machine Unlearning: Adjusting Automatically for Human Biases in Decision Making”
Host: International Studies

11/5/19
Erica Dobbs, Pomona College
“Cinderella States: Rethinking immigration typologies in Western Europe (and beyond)”
Host: Politics & Government

11/12/19
Robert Klitgaard, Claremont Graduate University
“Culture and Development”
Host: Politics & Government

11/19/19
Rachel VanSickle-Ward, Pitzer College
“The Politics of the Pill: Gender, Framing, and Policymaking in the Battle over Birth Control”
Host: Politics & Government

11/26/19
Rustam Romaniuc, Claremont Graduate University
“Whistleblowing Norms: Experimental Evidence from Moldova and France”
Host: Economic Sciences

12/3/19
Malte Dold, Pomona College
Title: TBA
Host: Economic Sciences

12/10/19
Zoe Nemerever, University of California, San Diego
“The Rural Representation Gap”
Host: International Studies

Spring Semester 2019

01/29/19
Nico Ravanilla, University of California, San Diego
Limiting Adverse Political Selection: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines
Host: International Studies

02/05/19
Richard Kronick, University of California, San Diego
Is ‘Medicare for All’ the Democrats’ “Repeal and Replace’?
Host: Economic Sciences

02/12/19
Gregory De Angelo, Claremont Graduate University
Policing For Profit: The Political Economy of Law Enforcement
Host: Economic Sciences

02/19/19
Jeanine Kraybill, California State University, Bakersfield
The Women of SCOTUS: A Preliminary Analysis of the Different Voice Debate
Host: International Studies

02/26/19
Lise Vesterlund, University of Pittsburgh
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Gender Differences in Task Allocations
Host: Economic Sciences

03/05/19
Bhavna Shamasunder, Occidental College
Crude Justice: Neighborhood Oil Development and Community Based Research in Los Angeles
Host: Politics & Government

03/12/19
Michael McLendon, California State University, Los Angeles
“The Psychology of Inequality: Rousseau’s ‘Amour-Propre'”
Host: Politics & Government

03/19/19
Spring Break

03/26/19
David Andrews, Scripps College
Brexit and the British Constitutional Crisis
Host: Economic Sciences

04/02/19
Philip Armour, RAND Corporation
Stuck without a Job: How Housing Policies, Labor Markets, and Declining Mobility Contribute to Long-Term Disability
Host: Economic Sciences

04/09/19
Arturo Vargas Bustamante, University of California, Los Angeles
US-Mexico Cross-Border Health Visitors: How Mexican border cities in the state of Baja California address unmet healthcare needs from US residents
Host: Economic Sciences

04/16/19
Evan Crawford, University of San Diego
The partisan competition over partisan competition: electoral contestation at the local level
Host: Politics & Government

04/23/19
Chris Whaley, RAND Corporation and University of California, Berkeley
The Effect of Financial Reward Programs on Prices and Utilization of Low-Priced Providers
Host: Economic Sciences

04/30/19
Ruoxi Li, U.S. California State University, San Marcos
Is there a trade-off between campaigning and legislating in Congress?
Host: Politics & Government

Fall Semester 2018

09/11/18
Michael Baranick, American University of Central Asia
Causes and Process of Radicalization
Host: International Studies

09/18/18
Aaron Berg and Javier Rodríguez, Claremont Graduate University
Trust and Turnout in Indian Country
Host: Politics & Government

09/25/18
Claire O’Hanlon, RAND Corporation
“U.S. Health Care Industry Consolidation: National Landscape and Results from A Case Study OF Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania”
Host: Economic Sciences

10/02/18
Melissa Rogers and Jean Schroedel, Claremont Graduate University
Assessing the Efficacy of Early, On-site Voting Access on Indian Reservations: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Nevada
Host: Politics & Government

10/09/18
Christopher Krewson, Claremont Graduate University
“Public Support for Judicial Philosophies”
Host: Politics & Government

10/16/18
Heather Campbell, Claremont Graduate University
Environmental Justice and Water Policy during a Drought: Community Stressors, Minority Residents, and Cutback Assignments
Host: Politics & Government

10/23/18
Arie Kapteyn, University of Southern California
U.S. Life Satisfaction Within and Across Countries: The Role of Societal Capital and Relative Income
Host: Economic Sciences

10/30/18
Stan Oklobdzija, University of California, San Diego
Citizens United, Dark Money Networks and the Evolution of Political Parties
Host: Politics & Government

11/06/18
Giorgi Areshidze, Claremont McKenna College
How the West Thinks about Radical Islam
Host: Politics & Government

11/13/18
Robert Bunker and Marisa Mendoza, University of Southern California
“MARA SALVATRUCHA (MS-13) A Law Enforcement Primer”
Host: Politics & Government

11/20/18
Yi Feng, Zhijun Gao and Wanjun Jiang, Claremont Graduate University
Logic of Foreign Direct Investment, Convergence or Divergence? A Comparative Study of US and China’s Outgoing FDI to Africa
Host: International Studies

11/27/18
David Neumark, University of California, Irvine
The Long-Run Effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Women’s Earnings
Host: Economic Sciences

12/4/18
Jacek Kugler, Claremont Graduate University
Impact of Political Capacity on Demographic Change and Economic Recovery
Host: International Studies

12/11/18
Leif Rosenberger, U.S. Army War College
Try Shared Prosperity to Reduce the Demand for Violence
Host: International Studies

Spring Semester 2018

01/23/18
Jacek Kugler, Claremont Graduate University
Long term Power Transtion Perspective.
Host: International Studies

01/30/18
Tamorah Hunt, Claremont Graduate University Board Member
“Issues in Forensic Economics.”
Host: Development Office

02/06/18
Brian Hilton, Claremont Graduate University
Locational Big Data and Analytics: Case Studies and Demonstrations.
Host: Politics & Government

02/13/18
Steven Childs, California State University, San Bernardino
“Unmanned Drones, Small Nuclear Powers, and Nuclear Deterrence.”
Host: International Studies

02/20/18
Linda Perkins, Claremont Graduate University
The United Nations Substantiable Development Goals and their impact on Global Gender Equity.
Host: International Studies

02/27/18
Paul Peretz, Claremont Graduate University
A Dynamic Equilibrium Model of Political Parties.
Host: Economic Sciences

03/06/18
Georgia Kernell, University of California, Los Angeles
Inside Parties.
Host: International Studies

03/20/18
Birol A. Yeşilada, Portland State University
How Social Values Could Explain Regional Integration in Europe.
Host: International Studies

04/03/18
Mark Abdollahian, Claremont Graduate University
Big Data Trajectories.
Host: International Studies

04/10/18
Tony LoSasso, University of Illinois at Chicago
Reclassification Risk in the Small Group Health Insurance Market.
Host: Economic Sciences

04/17/18
Sallama Shaker, Claremont Graduate University
Chess Game in the Middle East.
Host: International Studies

04/26/18
James M. Murphy, Jr. & Robert E. Hindle
Multilateralism and Economic Development.
Host: Development Office & Economic Sciences

05/01/18
Kerstin Fisk, Loyola Merimount University
“Refugee Encampment and Communal Conflict in sub-Saharan Africa.”
Host: International Studies

Fall Semester 2017

09/05/17
Lucrecia Santibañez, Claremont Graduate University
“Effects of a Private Comprehensive Schooling Model on Low-income Children: Experimental Evidence from Mexico”
Host: Economic Sciences

09/12/17
George Thomas, Claremont McKenna College
“The Return of Constitutional Political Economy”
Host: Politics & Government

09/19/17
Tom Rice, University of California, Los Angeles
“Improving Consumer Decision-Making in Health Insurance: Background and Experimental Evidence”
Location: Burkle 16; 11:45am – 1:00pm
Host: Economic Sciences

09/26/17
Gulrez Azhar, Pardee RAND Graduate School
“Heat Wave Vulnerability Mapping for India”
Host: Politics & Government

10/03/17
Jacob Meyer, California State University, Long Beach
“Which Crisis and Why?”
Host: International Studies

10/10/17
William Ascher, Claremont McKenna College
“Rights Versus Benefit-Cost Analysis”
Host: Politics & Government

10/17/17
Kyungkook Kang, University of Central Florida
Conditional Deterrence
Host: International Studies

10/24/17
Javier Rodriguez, Claremont Graduate University
Party Composition of State Legislatures and Racial Disparities in Health
Host: Politics & Government

11/07/17
Justin Gallagher, Case Western Reserve University
“​Criminal Deterrence when there are Offsetting Risks: Traffic Cameras, Vehicular Accidents, and Public Safety​
Host: Economic Sciences

11/14/17
Carolyn James, Pepperdine University
Sovereignty and Policy: US-Canadian Relations in the Arctic
Host: International Studies

11/21/17
Jane Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
“Curriculum and Ideology”
Host: Economic Sciences

11/28/17
Pierre Englebert, Pomona College; Alma Bezares-Calderon, PhD candidates at CGU; Lisa Piergallini, PhD candidates at CGU
Decentralization Reforms and Ethnic Collective Action in Former Katanga, DR Congo
Host: International Studies

12/05/17
Emily Acevedo, California State University, Los Angeles
Mexico’s Growing Public Security Threats: Treating the Problem, Not the Symptoms
Host: International Studies

Spring Semester 2017

01/24/17
Gasspare Genna, The University of Texas at El Paso
“Development of European Integration”

01/31/17
Michael Bordo, Rutgers University
“Quantitative Easing in the Great Depression and Now”

02/07/17
Emily Pears, Claremont McKenna College
“Chords of Sympathy: The Development of National Political Attachments in the 19th Century”
Taking the Constitution Seriously: Lessons from the Founding Speaker Series

02/14/17
David Lee, MIT
“Your Trash in the Wild: GPS Tracking and the Future of Waste Management”

02/21/17
No talk scheduled

02/28/17
Jerry White, Global Impact Strategies Inc.
“Religion, Violence and Strategy: How to Stop Killing in the Name of God?”

03/07/17
Patrick James, University of Southern California
“Decision-Making in U.S. Foreign Policy Crises: Presidential Leadership and Outcomes”

03/14/17
Spring Break, no talk scheduled

03/21/17
Paul Carrese, Professor and Director USAFA Scholar program, U.S. Air Force Academy
“Why Our Politics Is So Broken: The Eclipse of Constitutional Moderation”
Taking the Constitution Seriously: Lessons from the Founding Speaker Series

03/28/17
Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University
“Pricing Lives for Government and Corporate Decisions”

04/04/17
Michael Uhlmann, Claremont Graduate University
“Some Madisonian Reflections on the 2016 Election”
Taking the Constitution Seriously: Lessons from the Founding Speaker Series

04/11/17
Roger Chin, Claremont Graduate University

04/18/17
Mary Evans, Mitchell Associate Professor of Environmental Economics, Claremont McKenna College
“The Clean Air Act Watch List: An Enforcement and Compliance Natural Experiment”

04/25/17
Imke Harbers, University of Amsterdam

Fall Semester 2016

11/22/16
Dr. Andrew Marx and Dr. Melissa Rogers. CISAT and Claremont Graduate University
Using Satellites to Assess Panamanian GDP Data

11/08/16
Dr. Hilton Root. George Mason University
Network Dynamics of Dynastic Succession

11/01/16
Dr. George Thomas. Claremont McKenna College
The Founders and the Idea of a National University: Constituting the American Mind
Taking the Constitution Seriously: Lessons from the Founding Speaker Series

10/27/16
Dr. Melissa Rogers. Claremont Graduate University
What does Comparative Politics Tell Us about the Structure of the US and the Current Presidential Elections?
Taking the Constitution Seriously: Lessons from the Founding Speaker Series

10/25/16
Dr. Charles Kessler. Claremont McKenna College
What do the Federalist Papers Have to Teach 21st Century Americans?
Taking the Constitution Seriously: Lessons from the Founding Speaker Series

10/18/16
Dr. Anya Samek. University of Southern California
Towards an Understanding of What Works in Preschool Education

10/11/16
Dr. Jean Yarbrough. University of Southern California
“Did Alexander Hamilton Get it Wrong on Executive Power?”
Taking the Constitution Seriously: Lessons from the Founding Speaker Series

09/27/16
Dr. Jacek Kugler. Claremont Graduate University
Effect of Structural Changes on Future Global Stability

09/20/16
Dr. Richard Worthington. Pomona College
Global Citizen Policy Consultation

09/13/16
Dr. Mellisa Rogers. Claremont Graduate University
Intra-elite Competition and Long-run Fiscal Development

09/06/16
Dr. Paul Zak. Claremont Graduate University
“Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High Performance Companies”

Spring Semester 2016

04/26/16
Dr. John S. Ahlquist, University of California, San Diego
Elections, Exchange Rates & Household Exposure to Foreign Currency Debt: evidence from the 2015 Swiss Franc revaluation and Polish Elections

04/19/16
Dr. Patrick Neal, Claremont Graduate University
“Oscillations and Coupling in Congestion Games and Macroeconomic Data”

04/05/16
Dr. Gabriele Camera, Chapman University
“Money and the Scale of Cooperation”

03/29/16
Dr. Yushim Kim, Arizona State University
Two Effective Causal Paths that Explain the Adoption of U.S. State Environmental Justice Policy

03/22/16
Dr. Itai Sher, University of California, San Diego
Ethical Considerations on Quadratic Voting

03/08/16
Dr. Jeffrey Kendell Naecker, Wesleyan University
When Fair Isn’t Fair: Sophisticated Time Inconsistency in Social Preferences

03/01/16
Dr. Jennifer Pate, Loyola Marymount University
Exploring the Volunteer’s Dilemma in Experiment

02/23/16
Dr. Rami Zwick, University of California, Riverside
“Pay what you want” as threshold public good provision”

02/16/16
Dr. Tanja Srebotnjak, Harvey Mudd College
“When the oil patch looks more like a carpet: A spatial analysis of the demographic characteristics of U.S. communities living in close proximity to oil and gas development”

02/09/16
Dr. Hyung Rok Yim, Hanyang University, South Korea
“Global Economy Matrix – the Past, the Current, and the Future”

02/02/16
Dr. Dale Berger, Claremont Graduate University
“Crisis of Replicability – Critique of Social Science Research Methodology”

01/26/16
Dr. Tobias F. Roetheli, University of Erfurt, Germany
“Pattern-Based Inflation Expectations: A Modern Perspective on the Role of Extrapolation”

Fall Semester 2015

09/08/15
Zining Yang, Claremont Graduate University
“The Freedom of Constraint: An Agent-Based Game Theoretic Model of the Politics of Fertility and Economic Development Dynamics”

09/15/15
Soomi Lee, University of La Verne
Fiscal Effects of the Constitutional Supermajority Requirement for Raising Taxes: Evidence from the U.S. States

09/22/15
Tom Kniesner, Claremont Graduate University
“Some Core Aspects of Behavioral Labor Economics: Theory and Evidence”

09/29/15
Tahir Andrabl, Pomona College
Coming Up Short? Recovery deficits in children after the Pakistan earthquake of 2005

10/06/15
Garret Ridinger, University of California, Irvine
“Intentions versus outcomes: cooperation and fairness in a sequential prisoner’s dilemma with nature”

10/13/15
Russell Dalton, University of California, Irvine
“The Civic Culture Transformed: From Allegiant to Assertive Citizens”

10/20/15
Jennifer Merolla, Claremont Graduate University
Frames that Matter: Immigration Policy and Undocumented Immigrants in the United States

10/27/15
Brinda Sarathy, Pitzer College
Laid to Waste: Regulating Water Pollution in Southern California, 1947-1972

11/03/15
Joshua Tasoff, Claremont Graduate University
The Role of Time Preferences and Exponential Growth Bias in Retirement Savings

11/10/15
David Bjerk, Claremont McKenna College
Using Exoneration Data to Estimate Racial Differences in Wrongful Conviction Rates

11/17/15
Robert Klitgaard, Claremont Graduate University
Addressing Corruption Together

11/24/15
Patrick James, University of Southern California
The Religious Characteristics of States(RCS)Dataset:Classic Themes and New Evidence for International Relations and Comparative Politics

12/01/15
Vincenzo Quadrini, University of Southern California
The growth of emerging economies and global macroeconomic stability

12/08/15
Yan Li, Claremont Graduate University
Using Association Rules Mining to Facilitate Qualitative Data Analysis in Theory Building

Spring Semester 2015

01/27/15
Yi Feng, CGU
Official Corruption in China: An Empirical Study

02/03/15
Jeff Conklin, CogNexus Institute
Beyond Gridlock: Breaking Our Addiction to Problem Solving

02/10/15
Dana Goldman, USC
“Rethinking the Value of End-of-Life Care”

02/17/15
Eusebio Alvaro, CGU
“Messages Matter: Highlights from a Research Program Examining Persuasion in the Health Context”

02/24/15
Darren Filson, CMC
Say Goodbye to Hollywood: The Rise of Film Franchises and Performance in Domestic vs Foreign Markets

03/03/15
Sallama Shaker, CGU

03/10/15
Hernan Bejarano, Chapman

03/24/15
Yariv Fadlon, CGU

03/31/15
Manisha Goel, Pomona

04/07/15
Ben Gillen, CalTech
“Underbidding and Experience in USFS Timber Auctions

04/14/15
Alan Fiske, UCLA
Relational Models Theory – The Four Elementary Forms of Social Relations

04/21/15
Wendy Wong, U. Toronto
Who You Gonna Call? Leading Authorities Among INGOs

04/28/15
Jana Grittersova, UCR
Foreign Financiers and Sovereign Credit Ratings: Reputational Capital in Sovereign Debt Markets

05/05/15
Daniel Benjamin, Cornell
The Fourth Law of Behavior Genetics

Fall Semester 2014

09/09/14
Jean Schroedel, CGU
A Political Scientists Journey through Indian Country

09/16/14
Tarek Azzam, CGU
The Potential Use of Crowd-sourcing in Research Methodology

09/23/14
Marina Agranov, California Technical Institute
Equilibrium Tax Rates and Income Redistribution: a laboratory study

10/02/14
Paul C. Godfrey, Brigham Young University

10/07/14
Hal Nelson, CGU
Local Pain, Public Gain: A Methodological Omnivore’s Journey Through the Thicket of Locally Unwanted Infrastructure Projects

10/14/14
Quinn Keefer, UC San Marcos
Sunk Cost Fallacy & Performance Feedback

10/21/14
Ravi Roy, CSU Northridge
Neoliberalism: Dead or Alive?

10/28/14
Heather Campbell, CGU
Environmental Justice & A Journey to a New Paradigm

11/04/14
Priya Ranjan, UC Irvine
Globalization, Jobs, & Welfare: The Roles of Social Protection and Redistribution

11/18/14
Jana Grittersova, UC Riverside

11/21/14
Jacek Kugler, CGU
Rise or Fall of International War?

12/02/14
Pierre Englebert, Pomona College
Small Steps in Governance but Giant Leaps in Development?

12/09/14
Robert Dekle, University of Southern California
Japanese Monetary Policy and the Yen: Is there a Currency War?

Spring Semester 2014

01/28/14
Axel Leijonhufvud, UCLA
“Central Banking, Instability, and the Distribution of Income”

02/11/14
Jessica Chen Weiss, Yale University
Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations

02/18/14
Josh Tasoff, CGU
“Fantasy and Dread: An Experimental Test of Attentional Anticipatory Utility”

02/25/14
Jacek Kugler, CGU
“Conditional Deterrence: How to Control Weapons of Mass Destruction”

03/04/14
Richard Sweeney, Georgetown
Growth, Factor-Market Slack and Multiple Equilibria: Is the United States in a Low-Growth Trap?

03/11/14
Bryan Feary, Los Alamos
“National Security Policy Issues & Prospects for a Tactical Nuclear Weapons Treaty — Obstacles and Opportunities”

03/25/14
Martin Johnson, UC Riverside
“Changing Minds or Changing Channels?  Partisan News in an Age of Choice

04/01/14
Jennifer Merolla, CGU
“Holding Out For A Hero: Evaluations of Political Leaders In Times of Threat”

04/08/14
Daniel Kovenock, Economic Science Institute, Chapman University
“All-Pay Auction with Complete Information and Identity-Dependent Externalities”

04/15/14
Amnon Rapaport, UC Riverside
“Choice of Routes Under Strategic Uncertainty”

04/22/14
Ryan Kendall, University of Southern California
“Decomposing Models of Bounded Rationality and Other-Regarding Preferences”

04/29/14
Yelena Tuzova, CGU

05/06/14
Mark Abdollahian, CGU
“Human Development Dynamics”

05/13/14
Etel Solingen, UC Irvine