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 PM – 1:00 PM in Albrecht Auditorium.

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