Past Participants

2020—21 (Year 5)

2019—20 (Year 4)

2018—19 (Year 3)

  • VWAR 24 (September 12) - Daniela Donno (University of Pittsburgh), Sara Fox (University of Pittsburgh), and Joshua I. Kaasik , "Compliance or Camouflage? International Incentives for Women’s Rights in Dictatorships."
  • VWAR 25 (September 19) - Konstantin Ash (University of Central Florida), "Take Our Democracy – Please! Explaining Participation in Protests Calling for Military Takeover."
  • VWAR 26 (September 26) - Maxim Ananyev (University of California, Los Angeles), and Michael Poyker (University of California, Los Angeles), "Information Acquisition and Projecting Invincibility in Authoritarian Elections."
  • VWAR 27 (October 17) - Milena Ang (University of Chicago), Genevieve Bates (University of Chicago), and Monika Nalepa (University of Chicago), "Identifying the Effect of Personnel Transitional Justice on the Quality of Democratic Representation."
  • VWAR 28 (January 30) - Jennifer Pan (Stanford University) and Alexandra A. Siegel (Stanford University), "Physical Repression and Online Dissent: Evidence from Saudi Arabia."
  • VWAR 29 (February 13) - Anton Sobolev (University of California, Los Angeles), "How Pro-Government 'Trolls' Influence Online Conversations in Russia."
  • VWAR 30 (February 27) - Vilde Lunnan Djuve (Aarhus University), Carl Henrik Knutsen (University of Oslo), and Tore Wig (University of Oslo), "Patterns of Regime Breakdown since the French Revolution."
  • VWAR 31 (March 13) - Ling Chen (Johns Hopkins SAIS) and Hao Zhang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "The Political Incentives of Strategic Taxation in China: Evidence from Cities and Firms."
  • VWAR 32 (April 10) - Killian Clarke (Princeton University), "On the Origins and Success of Counterrevolutions, 1900-2015."
  • VWAR 33 (April 24) - Junyan Jiang (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Zijie Shao (Sun Yat-Sen University), and Zhiyuan Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong), "The Price of Probity: Anti-Corruption and Adverse Selection in the Chinese Bureaucracy."

2017—18 (Year 2)

2016—17 (Year 1)