Latin American Working Group - Spring 2015

Millikan Room, E53-482
Seminars are held from 12:00-1:30 on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted.

The Latin American Working Group provides an interdisciplinary forum for faculty and students across the Institute who work on issues related to Latin America. Students and Faculty are welcome, the format of the presentation may vary. If you would like to be added to the LAWG mailing list, have any questions about the group, or would like to attend a meeting, please email Tesalia Rizzo (

March 4 - Marcos Nóbrega

March 11: Horacio Larreguy, "Political Constraints and State Capacity: Evidence from a Land Allocation Program in Mexico"

March 18: Matt Amengual and Renato Lima de Oliveira

April 1: John Marshall, "Information acquisition, local media and electoral accountability: When do Mexican voters punish incumbents for high homicide rates?"

April 8: Rodrigo Bandeira-de-Mello, presenting "Location and Timing of Corporate Strategic Investments: The Effect of Local-National Government Political Alignment in Brazil”

April 14: (STARTING AT 12:30) Discussion of Dissertation Prospectus: Martin Liby Alonso and Tesalia Rizzo (note that this week’s session is moved to a Tuesday)

April 29: Taylor Boas