After the close of the Workshop on Economics of Taxation & Social Expenditure, the IEB has opened the program of its Workshop on Political Economy this Thursday. This year the Workshop will feature innovative research relevant to the challenges that the economic crisis has presented to political institutions and to public finances of developed countries
With 33 registered participants, the event will be the venue for 15 research papers on populism, corruption, migration, election systems of public representatives and the interaction between public finances and government institutions, among other topics.
The workshop highlights the participation of two keynote guest speakers. Boston University Professor Raymond Fisman will open the program with a lecture entitled ‘Hidden Influence in U.S. Politics’, while Princeton University Professor Rocio Titiunik will close with a presentation of her research ‘Parties, Politicians and the Curse of Incumbency’.