Political Economy

The information below is for the most recent edition of the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum Workshop on Political Economy (2019).

This workshop is jointly organized by the Institute of Political Economy and Governance (IPEG) and the Barcelona GSE. Its goal is to bring together scholars studying the causes and effects of political institutions, with a particular emphasis on empirical analysis. We encourage the submission of empirical and theoretical papers from economics and political science, addressing questions such as the following:

  • How do political institutions promote or hinder economic development?
  • How do political institutions affect policy choices?
  • How do particular sets of institutions emerge and evolve?
  • Why do inefficient political institutions persist?

This workshop is proposed as a continuation of the two workshops organized in 2013-2019 under two different titles (Political Institutions and Economic Analysis of Electoral Politics), which counted with the participation of prominent scholars from all around the world, including Fernanda Brollo (IMF), Robin Burgess (LSE), Katherine Casey (Stanford), Allan Drazen (Maryland), Oeindrila Dube (Chicago), Patricia Funk (USI), Matthew Gentzkow (Stanford), Gene Grossman (Princeton), Benjamin Olken (MIT), Rohini Pande (Harvard), Imran Rasul (UCL), Mark Rosenzweig (Yale), Kenneth Scheve (Stanford) and James Snyder (Harvard), among others.

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Past editions

Previous editions were organized under the following workshop titles: