O Grupo de Economia Política (GEP), organizado por pós-graduandos e recém-doutores do Instituto de Relações Internacionais (IRI) e do Departamento de Ciência Política (DCP) da Universidade de São Paulo  (USP), promove encontros regulares com pesquisadores que compartilham interesses metodológicos e substantivos para acompanhar os trabalhos mais recentes no campo da economia política.

O GEP está aberto para a comunidade uspiana e para professores e pesquisadores de universidades vizinhas. Os encontros acontecem na sala do Centro de Estudos das Negociações Internacionais (CAENI) — 2º andar, prédio do IRI — às sextas-feiras, 14:00.

Os textos a serem discutidos serão enviados com uma semana de antecedência e o link de acesso para os mesmos estarão também disponíveis neste website.


Encontros 2016

23/09: Xiang, Jun. “Dyadic Effects, Relevance, and the Empirical Assessment of the Kantian Peace.International Interactions (2016): 1-24.

14/09: Beck, Nathaniel, and Jonathan N. Katz. “Throwing out the baby with the bath water: A comment on Green, Kim, and Yoon.” International Organization 55.02 (2001): 487-495.

09/09: Green, Donald P., Soo Yeon Kim, and David H. Yoon. “Dirty pool.International Organization 55.02 (2001): 441-468.

19/08: Competence and Luck – Different Types of Valence in Representation and ElectionsWorking paper, Rodopho Bernabel (2016). (presença do autor).


Erikson, Robert S., Pablo M. Pinto, and Kelly T. Rader. “Dyadic analysis in international relations: A cautionary tale.” Political Analysis 22.4 (2014): 457-463.

Aronow, Peter M., Cyrus Samii, and Valentina A. Assenova. “Cluster–Robust Variance Estimation for Dyadic Data.” Political Analysis 23.4 (2015): 564-577.

(1) Reynolds, Evangeline M., and Matthew S. Winters. “Foreign aid funnel? A placebo-based assessment of aid flows to non-permanent United Nations Security Council members.” Research & Politics 3.1 (2016).

(2) Reynolds, Evangeline. “Best of all plausible worlds? Checking robustness of time-series cross-sectional models with fictitious plausible alternate treatments.” Visions in Methodology Conference, McMaster University. 2014.


(1) Albertus, Michael, and Victor A. Menaldo. “Capital in the Twenty-First Century—In the Rest of the World.” Annual Review of Political Science, Forthcoming(2015).

(2) Erikson, Robert S. “Income Inequality and Policy Responsiveness.” Annual Review of Political Science 18 (2015): 11-29.

10/06: de la Cuesta, Brandon, and Kosuke Imai. “Misunderstandings About the Regression Discontinuity Design in the Study of Close Elections.” Annual Review of Political Science 19 (2016): 375-396.

Encontros 2015

06/10Fear of Crowds in World Trade Organization Disputes: Why Don’t More Countries Participate?, Johns e Pelc, Journal of Politics, 78(1), 2016

29/09: Do WTO Disputes Actually Increase Trade?, Jeffrey Kucik e Krzysztof Pelc, working paper, 2015.

21/09Selection on Observed and Unobserved Variables: Assessing the Effectiveness of Catholic Schools, Altonji et al., Journal of Political Economy 113(1), 2005

08/09The Logic of Child Soldiering and Coercion, Beber e Blattman, International Organization 67(1), 2013

Texto complementar: Global Production Networks, Chronic Poverty and ‘Slave Labour’ in Brazil, Philips e Sakamoto, Studies in Comparative International Development 47, 2012

31/08: The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa, Nunn e Wantchekov, American Economic Review, 2011

17/08: Compulsory Voting Can Increase Political Inequality: Evidence From Brazil, Cepaluni e Hidalgo, working paper, 2015

30/06Preferences for International Redistribution:The Divide over the Eurozone Bailouts, Bechtel, Hainmueller e Margalit, AJPS 58(4), 2014

23/06: When are International Institutions Effective? The Impact of Domestic Veto Players on Compliance with WTO Rulings, working paper, 2015

09/06: Intelligent Policing and Homicide Prevention: Using the Synthetic Control Method to Estimate the Effect of Policy Implementation, working paper, 2015

02/06Minimum Wages and Employment: A Case Study of the Fast-Food Industry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Card e Krueger, The American Economic Review 84(4), 1994

26/05What Difference Does It Make? Impact of Peer-Reviewed Scholarships on Scientific Production, Bin et al., Scientometrics, 2015

19/05Multivariate Continuous Blocking to Improve Political Science Experiments, Moore, Political Analysis, 2012

12/05Can Civilian Attitudes Predict Civil War Violence?, Hirose, Imai e Lyall, working paper

28/04An Empirical Validation Study of Popular Survey Methodologies for Sensitive Questions, Rosenfeld, Imai e Shapiro, AJPS (forthcoming)

14/04Social Desirability Bias In Voter Turnout Reports, Holbrook e Krosnick, Public Opinion Quarterly 74(1), 2010

07/04Explaining Support for Combatants during Wartime: A Survey Experiment in Afghanistan, Lyall, Blair e Imai, APSR 107(4), 2013

31/03The Multiple Effects of Casualties on Public Support for War: An Experimental Approach, Gartner, APSR 102(1), 2008

24/03Does the media matter? A Field Experiment Measuring the Effect of Newspapers on Voting Behavior and Political Opinions, Gerber, Karlan, e Bergan, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2009

17/03: Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: A Field Experiment on Anonymous Incorporation, Findley, Nielson e Sharman, American Journal of Political Science, 59(1), 2015


Survey and Experimental Research in International Political Economy, Jensen, Mukherjee e Bernhard, International Interactions, 40:3, 2014

Surveys, Experiments, and the Landscape of International Political Economy, Thomas Pepinsky, International Interactions, 40:3, 2014

Survey Research in International Political Economy: Motivations, Designs, Methods, Dustin Tingley, International Interactions, 40:3, 2014

Encontros 2014

26/11Foreign Direct Investment and Institutional Diversity in Trade Agreements: Credibility, Commitment, and Economic Flows in the Developing World, 1971–2007, Tim Büthe and Helen V. Milner, World Politics, vol.66, 01, 2014.

12/11Does Inequality induce more Borrowing? Electoral Institutions and Responses to Economic, Jonh Ahquist e Ben Ansell, Working paper, 2014.


Who Liberalizes? Economic Crises and Sectoral Variation in Trade Policies. Ballard-Rosa, Carnegie and Gaikwad. Working Paper, 2013

Protectionist Responses to the Crisis: Global Trends and Implications, Bussière, Pérez-Barreiro, Straub and Taglioni. World Economy, 34, 2011


Political Parties, Supply-Side Strategies, and Firms: The Political Micro-Economy of Partisan Politics, Camyar, Isa. The Journal of Politics 76, no. 03 (July 2014): 725–39.

Party Politics and International Trade: Mainstream Parties, Niche Parties, and Trade Openness, Camyar, Isa. International Studies Quarterly 56, no. 2 (June 1, 2012): 397–404.

17/09: Political Ideology and Endogenous Trade Policy: an Empirical Investigation. Pushan Dutt and Devashish Mitra, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2005.

03/09: Policy space and regional predilections: Partisanship and trade agreements in Latin America, Robert Galantucci, Review of International Political Economy, 2014.

10/06: “United we stand, divided we fall.”: which countries join coalitions more often in gatt/wto negotiations?, Cepaluni e Fernandes, 2014 (working paper).

27/05: Cheap Talk: Transaction Costs, Quality of Institutions, and Trade Agreements, Baccini, EJIR, 2012.

13/05: Unpacking the Black Box of Causality: Learning about Causal Mechanisms from Experimental and Observational Studies, Imai et. al., APSR, 2011.


Quantile Regression for Time-Series-Cross-Section Data, Alexander, Harding, and Lamarche (working paper, 2010)

A quantile regression approach for estimating panel data models using instrumental variables, Harding e Lamarche (Economics Letters, 2009)

15/04: Reduction, Stasis, and Expansion of Budgets in Advanced Democracies, Christian Breunig (Comparative Political Studies, 2011)

01/04: Arquivo

Inequality and Regime Change Stephan Haggard, Robert Kaufman, and Terence Teo

Rethinking Inequality and Democratization, Ben Ansell and David Samuels

RMDs,  Carles Boix

Democracy, Public Policy, and Inequality Daron Acemoglu, Suresh Naidu, Pascual Restrepo and James A. Robinson

Inequality, Democratization, and Democratic Consolidation, Christian Houle

11/03Balancing Demands: The World Economy and the Composition of Policy Preferences, Timothy Hellwig (Journal of Politics, jan. 2014)

Encontros 2013 

17/12Synthetic Control Methods for Comparative Case Studies: Estimating the Effect of California’s Tobacco Control Program, Abadie, Diamond e Hainmueller (Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 105, No. 490, 2010)

26/11: Assessing Economic Liberalization Episodes: A Synthetic Control Approach, Billmeier e Nannicini  (The Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(3), 2013)

Anexo: Pacote no R

05/11: Which Devil in Development? A Randomized Study of Citizen Actions Supporting Foreign Aid in Uganda, Milner, Nielson, e Findley, 2013 (working paper).

15/10When Payouts Pay Off: Conditional Cash Transfersand Voting Behavior in Brazil 2002–10, Zucco, (AJPS, 47(3), 2013).

01/10: The Effect of Electoral Rules on Public Goods Provision: An Experimental Approach in Thailand’s 2011 General Elections, Selway, Hicken, e Kannnika, 2013 (working paper).

19/09: Using Field Experiments in International Relations: A Randomized Study of Anonymous Incorporation, Findley, MG, Nielson DL, Sharman JC. (International Organization 67(4), 2013).

Texto complementar: On Politicians’ Office-seeking Behavior: Evidence From a Pair of Field Experiments in Brazil,  Spada, Kern, Guimarães, Cepaluni, 2013 (working paper).

22/08:  The Spoils of Victory: Campaign Donations and Government Contracts in Brazil, Boas, Hidalgo e Richardson, 2013 (working paper).

Anexo: Supporting Information