CGR Annual Globalisation Seminar and Workshop on Political Economy and Economic Development

On Friday, 9th of November the Centre for Globalisation Research (CGR) of the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London is hosting the annual Globalisation Seminar and workshop on Political Economy and Economic Development organised by Dr. Caterina Gennaioli (CGR Director).


The Globalisation Seminar 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.

Paul Collier

This year the Annual Globalisation Seminar will be held by Professor Paul Collier (Oxford University). Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College. He was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank from 1998 to 2003. He is currently a Professeur invité at Sciences Po and a Director of the International Growth Centre. His latest book is The Future of Capitalism: Facing The New Anxieties (2018) discusses original and ethical ways of healing economic, social and cultural rifts of today’s society.

The event will start with a workshop in political economy and economic development with Dr. Sebastian Axbard (SEF-QMUL), Dr. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay (SBM-QMUL), Dr. Sanchary Roy (King’s College), Dr. Pierre-Louis Vézina (King’s College) and Prof. Elias Papaioannou (London Business School), presenting their most recent research.

Attendance to this event is by registration only.

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

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Workshop on Political Economy and Economic Development

10:00 – 10:30. Welcome Coffee

10:30 – 11:20 . Dr. Sebastian Axbard (SEF-QMUL). Combating Pollution in China: Monitoring and Manipulation (with Zichen Deng)

11:20 – 12:10. Dr. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay (SBM_QMUL). Rising or Falling Inequality? The Dynamics of Relative and Absolute Inequality Measures

12:10 – 12:30. Coffee Break

12:30 – 13:20. Dr. Sanchary Roy (King’s College London). Stigma, Discrimination and Self-Image: Evidence from Kolkata Brothels (with Sayantan Ghosal, Smarajit Jana, Anandi Mani and Sandip Mitra)

13:20 – 14:30. Lunch

14:30 – 15:20. Dr. Pierre-Louis Vézina (King’s College London). Enemies of the People (with Gerhard Toews)

15:20 – 15:45. Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:35. Prof. Elias Papaioannou (London Business School). Intergenerational Mobility in Africa (with Alberto Alesina, Sebastian Hohmann and Stelios Michalopoulos)

16:35 – 16:50. Break / Adjourn

Annual Globalisation Seminar

17:00 – 18:30. Sir Paul Collier (Oxford). Marginalisation amidst Globalisation. Why are Some Countries still Diverging?

18:30-19:00. Reception

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