Globalisation Seminar Series and Workshop in Political Economy and Economic Policy

The Globalisation Seminar Series is a prestigious series offering a platform to prominent academics, policy-makers and business people to discuss the latest debate in economics and economic policy. This year is organised by the new director of the Centre for Globalisation Research (CGR), Dr. Caterina Gennaioli (QMUL) and co-sponsored by the Royal Economic Society.


This Thursday 23rd of November, Professor Alberto Alesina (Harvard University) discusses social mobility and redistribution. His work has covered a variety of topics: political business cycles, the political economy of fiscal policy and budget deficits, the process of European integration, stabilization policies in high inflation countries, the determination of the size of countries, currency unions, the political economic determinants of redistributive policies, differences in the welfare state in the US and Europe and, more generally, differences in the economic system in the US and Europe, the effect of alternative electoral systems on economic policies, and the determination of the choice of different electoral systems, culture and economics, ethnic conflict, inequality and redistributive policies, and the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy.

The event will start with a workshop in political economy and economic policy with six speakers from Queen Mary University of London (2), London School of Economics (3) and University of Warwick (1). Gino Gancia (QMUL) explores globalisation and political structures. Andrea Tesei (QMUL) introduces a research on political mobilisation and use of technologies in Africa. Gerard Padro i Miguel (LSE) presents the autocrat’s delegation trade-off in China. Joana Naritomi (LSE) shows a study on unemployment insurance and consumption in Brazil. Sandra Sequeira (LSE) presents on the effects of immigration during the age of mass migration. Sascha Becker (Warwick) discusses the effect of human capital accumulation and forced migration in Polish population in the post-war years.

OPEN HERE Agenda Workshop and Seminar Thursday, 23 November

Register here for the workshop
Register here for Alesina’s conference

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #SBMglobalisation #CGRalesina

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