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Acto: Workshop

Workshop on Political Economy & Public Finance: Corruption, Lobbying, and Public Policy

Inicio: junio 09, 2015 Final: junio 10, 2015

Room A - Faculty of Economics and Business. University of Barcelona. Av. Diagonal, 696, Barcelona


Corruption and special interest politics might seriously distort the design and implementation of public policies and the soundness of public finances. This workshop aims at studying the effects of corruption and lobbying on public policy and at analysing the institutions that can help to mitigate them. Papers studying the connexion with public finance or taxation and papers analysing these issues in the context of local governments are also welcome. The workshop will run for 1 & ½ day and will include 12 papers.

Instituciones organizadoras

Institu d'Economia de Barcelona logotipo Universitat de Barcelona logotipo

Keynote speakers

Francesco Trebbi (University of British Columbia)
James Snyder (Harvard University)
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Albert Solé-Ollé (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Pilar Sorribas-Navarro (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Topics of interest

Corruption scandals and accountability

Institutions and corruption

Lobbying and public policy

Political connections

Political economy of public finance

Accountability in local governments


Deadline for submission of papers: April 7, 2015

Deadline for acceptance of papers: April 17, 2015

Registration: April 7 to May 30, 2015

Submission and registration

Manuscripts must be submitted by email ( in PDF format indicating in the subject the name of the workshop (‘Political Economy’). Attendance is free for presenters and it will include accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches. There is a registration fee for non-presenters.