Offensive papers

The American Economic Association meetings start in Atlanta tomorrow. Full program here.

We have an excellent panel with the unenviable time slot of 8am on the first day. The common theme: offense and defense in warfare.

Do join if you’re awake.

National Defense Policy: Analysis and Implications (H1)

Jan. 3, 8:00 am, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, A706

Presiding: Mike Hanlon (University of Washington)

Can Hearts and Minds Be Bought? The Economics of Counterinsurgency in Iraq

Eli Berman (University of California-San Diego)
Jacob Shapiro (Princeton University)
Joseph Felter (Stanford University)

The Impact of Reconstruction Spending on the Labor Market for Insurgents

Radha Iyengar (London School of Economics)
Jonathan Monten (Yale University)
Matt Hansen (National Bureau of Economic Research)

Violent Rebellions and Criminal States

Mike Hanlon (University of Washington)

The Humanitarian Impact of Economic Sanctions

Ioana Petrescu (American Enterprise Institute)

The Industrial Organization of Rebellion: The Logic of Forced Labor and Child Soldiering

Chris Blattman (Yale University)
Bernd Beber (Columbia University)

Discussants:

Justin Wolfers (University of Pennsylvania)
Stefano Dellavigna (University of California-Berkeley)
Michael McBride (University of California-Irvine)
Robert McNab (Naval Postgraduate School)
Edward Miguel (University of California-Berkeley)