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Gibson Lecture: Jonathan Rodden - Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Divide

Monday, March 25, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Robert Sutherland Hall
Room: 202 Conference Room
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This lecture will explain the rise of the urban-rural divide in majoritarian democracies, focusing in particular on the United States and Canada, and then establish consequences for political representation.  

Jonathan Rodden is professor of political science at Stanford, director of the Spatial Social Science Lab, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.  He has written several articles and a pair of books on federalism and fiscal decentralization, and continues to work on issues related to state and local government finance around the world.  His most recent work focuses on economic and political geography in North America, Europe, and beyond.    

This lecture will be live streamed

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Celia Russell
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