【学术预告】波士顿大学行为经济学Slater Family讲席教授Raymond Fisman学术研讨会: 社会关系网络的影响

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主题:Social Ties and the Selection of China’s Political Elit(社会关系网络的影响)

主讲人:Raymond Fisman波士顿大学行为经济学Slater Family讲席教授

日期:2019年5月22(周三) 

时间:上午10:00-11:30 

地点:清华五道口金融学院4号楼102教室

语言:英文 

摘要: 

We study how sharing a hometown or college connection with an incumbent member of China’s Politburo affects a candidate’s likelihood of selection as a new member. In specifications that include fixed effects to absorb quality differences across cities and colleges, we find that hometown and college connections are each associated with 5-9 percentage point reductions in selection probability. This “connections penalty” is equally strong for retiring Politburo members, arguing against quota-based explanations, and it is much stronger for junior Politburo members, consistent with a role for intra-factional competition. We show that our findings differ sharply from earlier work both because for our more rigorous empirical specification as well as our emphasis on shared hometown and college – rather than shared workplace – connections.

主讲人简介: 

Ray Fisman holds the Slater Family Chair in Behavioral Economics at Boston University. Previously, he was the Lambert family professor of Social Enterprise and co-director of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia University's business school. Professor Fisman's research – focused on various aspects of political economy and behavioral economics – has been published in leading economics journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. His most recent book, Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know (with political scientist Miriam Golden), was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.