This conference will gather experts on legislative behavior from various angles and will cover different geographical regions. Special attention will be given to legislative behavior in the European Union in light of the newly drafted Constitution for the European Union. One of the main goals of the conference is to use the comparative perspective to to analyze legislative behavior in the European Parliament and the European Council and to compare fruitfully legislative behavior in the European Union with the experience of the US and other democracies. Methodological and econometric issues in the analysis of legislative behavior will also be discussed. The conference is sponsored by CIG and the Institute of European Studies. For a detailed description of the conference, click here. For working papers from the conference, please click here.