Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy

and

Murphy Institute of Political Economy

 

Conference on Political Economy of

Policy Transfer, Learning, and Convergence

 

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11-12 April 2003
Diboll Conference Center (Info, Venue )
Tulane University

 

Accommodations at the Pontchartrain Hotel

( Participant List )

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11 April 2003

 

 

9:00a--Welcome

 

                        ■Richard F. Teichgraeber III (Director of the Murphy Institute)

 

■Alan Duncan (Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalization and Economic Policy)

 

Panel I. Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Policy Learning, Transfer and Convergence (Chair, ?)

 

9:30-11:00

 

Evelyne Huber & John Stephens (University of North Carolina): “State Economic and Social Policy in Global Capitalism”.

 

■ David Dolowitz (University of Birmingham): “The Europeanization of Policy Transfer: The EU as Policy Mediator”.

 

11:00-11:15, Coffee

 

● 11:15-12:00

 

■ Diane Stone (University of Warwick): “Transnational Transfer Agents and Global Networks in the ‘Internationalisation’ of Policy”.

 

 

12:00-1:00, Lunch (At Diboll Center)

 

Panel II. Characterizing Policy Transfer, Learning and Convergence (Chair,)

 

● 1:00-3:15p

 

■ Kevin Grier (University of Oklahoma): “Convergence: Concepts, Tests & Evidence”.

 

■ Oliver Morrissey (University of Nottingham) & Doug Nelson (Tulane University): “Characterizing International Policy Learning”.

 

■ Graham Wilson (University of Wisconsin): “Importing Cooperation in Environmental Policy”.

 

● 3:15-3:30, Coffee

 

Panel III. Macroeconomic Policy (Chair,)

 

3:30-5:00

 

■ Richard Hemming (International Monetary Fund): “Policies to Promote Fiscal Discipline”.

 

Robert Franzese and Jude C. Hays (University of Michigan): “Modeling Spatial Relationships in International and Comparative Political Economy: An Application to Globalization and Capital Taxation in Developed Democracies”.

 

● 6:00p: Dinner at Upperline Restaurant (1413 Upperline St, New Orleans)

 

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Panel IV. International Trade/Competition Policy (Chair, David Greenaway)

 

● 10:00-10:45a

 

Thomas Prusa (Rutgers University) & Susan Skeath (Wellesley College): “Retaliation as an Explanation for the Proliferation of Antidumping”.

 

● 10:45-11:00a: Coffee

 

●11:00-12:30

 

■ Chris Milner (University of Nottingham): “Learning, Herding, or Coercion: The Case of the ‘Trade Policy Revolution’ in Sub-Saharan Africa”.

 

■ Julian Clarke, Simon Evennett (World Trade Institute) & J. David Richardson (Syracuse University): “Recent Cross-Border Competition-Policy Transfer and Convergence”.

 

 

12:30-1:30: Lunch

 

Panel V. The Welfare State (Chair, Alan Duncan)

 

1:30-3:00

 

■ Robert Walker (University of Nottingham) & Michael Wiseman (Urban Institute): “Refreshing Reform: Ideas from British Welfare Strategy”.

 

■ Alan Duncan (University of Nottingham), Mark Pearson (OECD) & J.K. Scholz (University of Wisconsin): “Is There an Emerging Consensus in Making Work Pay Policies?”.

 

■ Mitchell A. Orenstein (Syracuse University): “Mapping the Diffusion of Pension Innovation”.

 

3:00-3:15, coffee

 

Panel VI. Labor Market and Education Policy (Chair, Doug Nelson)

 

4:00-5:00

 

■ David Greenaway (University of Nottingham) & Bruce Chapman (Australian National University): “Learning to Live with Loans? Policy Transfer and the Funding of Higher Education”.

 

5:00-6:45--Reception

 

● 7:00p--Dinner at Cobalt Restaurant (333 St. Charles, New Orleans)