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May 2019


Larry Bartels: Political Inequality in Affluent Democracies

6:30pm, May 14th, 2019
Bush House (S) Lecture Theatre 2 (4.04)

Professor Larry Bartels (Vanderbilt) examines the relationship between public opinion and social spending in thirty affluent democracies over the past three decades. He finds that governments’ responsiveness to citizens’ preferences was highly skewed in favor of affluent citizens, who were generally less supportive of the welfare state than poor citizens were. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

June 2019


Gary Cox: Patent Disclosure and England’s Industrial Revolution

6:30pm, June 5th, 2019
Bush House (S) Lecture Theatre 2 (4.04)

Did the English patent system help spark the Industrial Revolution? Most scholars addressing this question have focused on whether patents improved the economic incentive to invent. Professor Gary Cox (Stanford) examines whether patents improved access to useful knowledge. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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