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Acto: Workshop

2021 IEB SUMMER WORKSHOPS: Workshop on Political Economy (Virtual Workshop)

Inicio: mayo 31, 2021 Final: junio 01, 2021

Virtual Workshop


The IX edition of the biennial Workshop on Political Economy will take place in Barcelona on May 31- June 1, 2021. The workshop aims at exploring the interactions among political actors, such as voters and elected officials, political institutions, and economic outcomes, broadly defined.


We invite economists and political scientists working in the field to submit a paper. We welcome the submission of theoretical and empirical papers, focusing either on developed or on developing countries. Two plenary sessions will complement the sessions with the accepted papers.


The workshop will be online. If the situation with the Covid-19 allows it, we will switch to a mixed in-person/online workshop. We will inform the accepted authors about the final format to give enough time to plan the trip to Barcelona for those interested in attending in person. All those not willing to attend in person will present online.

Instituciones organizadoras

Institu d'Economia de Barcelona logotipo Universitat de Barcelona logotipo

Keynote Speakers

Nancy Qian (Northwestern University)
Pablo Querubín (New York University)
Topics of interest

• Accountability and political selection
• Political connections and special interests
• Local public finance and governance
• Crises and political polarization
• Effects of political institutions


• Submission of papers: April 21, 2021
• Acceptance of papers: May 3, 2021

Registration and further information

Manuscripts must be submitted by email ( in PDF format indicating the name of the workshop in the subject:


«Political Economy”