Social & Political Economics Conference
Influence and the Media

April 20 and 21, 2018

Please join us for the second annual conference in the Social and Political Economics series, a joint endeavor of Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

  The theme of this year’s conference is “Influence and the Media.” Speakers from leading universities, with expertise in disciplines including economics, marketing, and political science, will make presentations during the two-day event. They will provide both theoretical and empirical perspectives on influence, with a focus on both traditional and digital media.

  Organizers of the conference are Assistant Professor Ying Chen of JHU’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Professor Itay Fainmesser of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.


Friday, April 20
  • 8:45-9:30 a.m.
  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.
    Markus Mobius, Microsoft Research
  • 10:15-11:00 a.m.
    Jacopo Perego, Yale University
  • 11:00-11:30 a.m.
    Coffee Break
  • 11:30-12:15 p.m.
    Ronny Razin, London School of Economics
  • 12:15-1:45 p.m.
  • 1:45-2:30 p.m.
    Zsolt Katona, University of California at Berkeley
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m.
    Charles Angelucci, Columbia University
  • 3:15-3:45 p.m.
    Coffee Break
  • 3:45-4:30 p.m.
    Miklos Sarvary, Columbia University
  • 4:30-5:15 p.m.
    Matt Shum, California Institute of Technology
Saturday, April 21
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m.
  • 9:00-9:45 a.m.
    Cesar Martinelli, George Mason University
  • 9:45-10:30 a.m.
    Annie Liang, University of Pennsylvania
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m.
    Coffee Break
  • 11:00-11:45 a.m.
    James Snyder, Harvard University