2022 Annual Conference

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What is CAPE?

The annual CAPE research conference is a forum for APE-oriented scholars to present work in progress and receive feedback from the broader APE community. The conference includes book panels, theme panels, and breakout sessions focused on specific papers in progress.

The 2023 conference is scheduled for July 31 – Aug 2 on zoom. More details are forthcoming.


VIRTUAL: August 1-3, 2022, Noon to 3 PM ET

Day 1: Monday, August 1 

Welcome & Introductions
The Local Political Economy of Housing
Katherine Einstein, Boston University; Michael Hankinson, George Washington University; Alexander Sahn, Princeton University
The Politics of Personal Debt
Patricia Posey, University of Chicago; Chloe Thurston, Northwestern University; Andreas Wiedemann, Princeton University; Emily Zackin, Johns Hopkins University

Day 2: Tuesday, August 2 

The Federal Reserve in the American Political Economy
Benjamin Braun, Max Planck Institute; Sarah Binder, George Washington University; Neil Fligstein, UC Berkeley; Alexander Reisenbichler, University of Toronto
Discussion of Related Hewlett Foundation Initiatives
Breakout Discussions of Research Papers (Parallel Concurrent Sessions)
Breakout Discussions of Research Papers (Parallel Concurrent Sessions)

Day 3: Wednesday, August 3 

The Political Economy of Decarbonization
Alexander Gard-Murray, Brown University; Jonas Meckling, UC Berkeley; Leah Stokes, UC Santa Barbara; Sam Trachtman, UC Berkeley
Governance, Parties, and Organized Interests
Sarah Anzia, UC Berkeley; Jesse Crosson, Trinity University; Alexander Furnas, Kellogg School of Management; Geoffrey Lorenz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Conclusion & Best Wishes
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Annual Conference Archives

Browse our highlights from past Conferences.

The inaugural August 2021 conference had over 70 participants, and featured the following panels:

Theme Panel:

Race, Power, and the American Political Economy

Presenters: Jacob Grumbach, University of Washington; Jamila Michener, Cornell; Joe Soss, University of Minnesota; Vesla Weaver, Johns Hopkins
Theme Panel:

The “New Territoriality” in APE

Presenters: Clayton Nall, U.C. Santa Barbara; Tom Ogorzalek, Chicago Democracy Project; Jonathan Rodden, Stanford; Jessica Trounstine, U.C. Merced
Theme Panel:

Parties, Groups, Governance

Presenters: Sarah Anzia, U.C. Berkeley; Daniel Galvin, Northwestern; Jane Gingrich, Oxford; David Karol, University of Maryland
Book Panel:

Hijacking the Agenda: Economic Power and Political Influence

Presenters: Christopher Witko, Penn State; Jana Morgan, Nathan J. Kelly, University of Tennessee; Peter K. Enns, Cornell
Book Panel:

The Judicial Tug of War: How Lawyers, Politicians, and Ideological Incentives Shape the American Judiciary

Presenters: Adam Bonica, Stanford; Maya Sen, Harvard

We will be re-convening online in August 2022 for the second annual CAPE research conference. If you are interested in attending or presenting, please fill out the form below.