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School of Government Peking University  
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New Political Economy Model and Its Application in the Political Analysis

Series of Seminar by Professor Hilton Root  
Theme:
New Political Economy Model and Its Application in the Political Analysis

Dec.20th ,Tuesday, Session 1

The Expected Utility Model and Application 
Time
: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Place: Room 203, Old Law Building (No.5 Science Building)

Dec.21th, Wednesday, Session 2

Social Network Theory and Application in Historical Analysis 
Time
:6:30pm-9:00pm
Place:Room 219 , Old Law Building (No.5 Science Building)

Dec.22th, Thusday, Session 3

Political Economy on Bureaucracy System
Time
:下午2:00-5:00
Place:Room219, Old Law Building (No.5 Science Building)

Background Information

Dr. Hilton Root is a policy specialist in international political economy and development, and is currently a member of the faculty at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. Dr. Root’s most current research examines three related areas: The expected model and Game Theoy; The relationship between market and political institution and Social Network Theory and its application.

Dr. Root has been a Freeman Visiting Professor of Economics at Pitzer College and Senior Fellow at Claremont Graduate University from June 2003 to June 2006. He served the U.S. Treasury as senior advisor on development finance 2001-2002, where he was one of the originators and principal contributors to the design of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Dr. Root was Director and Senior Fellow of Global Studies at the Milken Institute and was a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Initiative on Economic Growth and Democracy at the Hoover Institution.

Dr. Root has helped put institutions on the development agenda As a policy expert, he advises the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the US State Department, the US Treasury Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He has completed projects in more than 25 countries. He is currently the team leader of “Enhancing Government Effectiveness”, a USAID funded program with projects in five Muslim-majority countries: the Palestinian territories, Morocco, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Yemen. Most recently, Dr. Root helped reengineer the Planning Commission of the Government of Pakistan in 2010 and he currently leads a USAID—Pakistan initiative on intergovernmental finance and devolution.

He has been awarded honors for The Key to the East Asian Miracle: Making Shared Growth Credible (with J. Edgardo Campos), which won the 1997 Charles H. Levine Award for best book of the year by the International Political Science Association. The Social Sciences History Association awarded him the 1995 best book prize of its Economic History Section for The Fountain of Privilege: Political Foundations of Markets in Old Regime France and England. From the American Historical Association he received the Chester Higby Prize, 1986, for the best article among those published for two consecutive years. Dr. Root received his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1983. 

Contact

 For the reading materials and more information, contact: liuwanshun@pku.edu.cn