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

On Wednesday, 4th of December the Centre for Globalisation Research (CGR) of the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London is hosting the annual workshop on Political Economy and Economic Development and the Annual Globalisation Seminar.

This year the Annual Globalisation Seminar on the ‘The Political Effects of Internet and False News’ will be held by Professor Ekaterina Zhuravskaya.

Fake news facts

Dr Zhuravskaya is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics and EHESS and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in the Public Policy and Development Economics programs. She is the recipient of the 2018 Birgit Grodal Award, a biennial prize assigned by the European Economic Association to “a European-based female economist who has made a significant contribution to the Economics profession”.


Among the motivations of the EEA Selection Committee one can read: “Ekaterina Zhuravskaya is a leading scholar in empirical political economics, and she is a world leader in the important and growing area studying the economics of the media. Her influential contributions have shown that the media can have profound political effects in important contemporary and historical settings, both in democracies and in autocracies. She has also done outstanding work in economic development, which has enhanced our understanding of the economic and political challenges faced by middle income countries and transition economies.”

The event will start with a workshop in political economy and economic development with Caterina Gennaioli (SBM-QMUL), Pierre-Louis Vézina (King’s College), Carlo Schwarz (Warwick University) and Andrea Tesei (SEF-QMUL), presenting their most recent research.

Attendance to this event is by registration only.

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Wednesday, 4th of December 2019
Venue: Colette Bowe Room, Queens’ Building, Mile End Campus

Hosted by the Centre for Globalisation Research, School of Business and Management (QMUL)

Workshop on Political Economy and Economic Development

10:00 – 10:30   Welcome Coffee

10:30 – 11:30   Caterina Gennaioli, Queen Mary University. Is Competition Good or Bad for Conflict? (with Teevrat Garg, Stefania Lovo and Gregor Singer)

11:30 – 12:30   Pierre-Louis Vézina, King’s College London. Resource Discoveries, FDI Bonanzas, and Local Multipliers: Evidence from    Mozambique (with Gerhard Toews)

12:30 – 14:00   Lunch

14:00 – 15:00   Carlo Schwarz, Warwick University. From Hashtag to Hate Crime: Twitter and Anti-Minority Sentiment (with Karsten Müller)

15:00 – 16:00   Andrea Tesei, Queen Mary University. Technology Adoption and Access to Credit via Mobile Phones (with Apoorv Gupta and Jacopo Ponticelli)

16:00 – 17:00    Coffee Break / Adjourn

 Annual Globalisation Seminar

17:00 – 18:30 Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Paris School of Economics. The Political Effects of Internet and False News


Dr. Caterina Gennaioli
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Director of the Centre for Globalisation Research
School of Business and Management, Queen Mary

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