LSE-Oxford-Sciences Po ‘Young Doctors’ Political Economy Workshop

Workshop, April 20th-21st 2017, 9:30 am-4.15 pm
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LSE-Oxford-Sciences Po ‘Young Doctors’ Political Economy Workshop

April 20th-21st 2017, 9:30 am - 4.15 pm

LIEPP Seminar Room

1st floor, 254 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris

Compulsory registration at this link

 Click here to download the programme in pdf

The aim of this workshop is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between comparative political economists who have recently obtained their PhDs from the LSE, Oxford, and Sciences Po and senior political economists who are either permanently based at or are currently visiting Sciences Po. Professor Bruno Palier and Professor Jonas Pontusson will act as general discussants throughout the workshop. 

Comparative political economy is an interdisciplinary field which combines insights from institutional economics, economic sociology, and political science. It seeks to understand how the political context influences national economic policy choices and explain why countries vary in terms of their economic performance. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in the most recent theoretical and empirical debates taking place in the field. 

Each presentation will last 15-20 min, following which a discussant will comment on the paper. The floor will then open for general feedback and discussion. While attendance is open to all PhD students and interested scholars from Sciences Po, commitment to the entire workshop is highly encouraged. Please register at this link to attend. For more information, please contact Sonja Avlijas.

Programme

DAY 1

09.30h-10.00h: Arrival / coffee, tea

Morning sessions chair: Tom CHEVALIER

10.00h-11.00h: Explaining the difference in social investment agendas between Estonia and Latvia through party competition on ethnic minorities

Presenter: Sonja AVLIJAS, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, LIEPP, Sciences Po

Discussant: Marek NACZYK, Associate Professor in Comparative Social Policy, University of Oxford

11.05h-12.05h: Political economy of disinflation (co-authored with Bob Hancke)

Presenter: Tim VLANDAS, Lecturer in Politics, University of Reading

Discussant: Tiago MOREIRA RAMALHO, PhD Candidate, Sciences Po

12.10h-13.10h: Why did a free universal part-time childcare policy in the UK not lead to the expected results on maternal employment and child outcomes? An analysis of the policy effects on child participation in formal care, the childcare bill and quality of care.

Presenter: Mireia BORRELL PORTA, Fellow in European Political Economy, LSE 

Discussant: Michael ZEMMOUR, Research Fellow, LIEPP, Sciences Po

13.10h-14.10h: Lunch

Afternoon sessions chair: Mireia BORRELL PORTA

14.10h-15.10h: Economic Patriotism in Central and Eastern Europe

Presenter: Marek NACZYK, Associate Professor in Comparative Social Policy, University of Oxford

Discussant: Margarita GELEPITHIS, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Political Economy, University of East London

15.15h-16.15h: Party-political alignment and the ministerial influence over public spending composition in parliamentary democracies

Presenter: Abel Bojar, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, European University Institute

Discussant: Andreas EISL, PhD Candidate, Sciences Po

DAY 2

Morning sessions chair: Abel Bojar

09.15h-09.30h: Arrival/ coffee, tea

09.30h-10.30h: Tax-benefit patterns: impact on inequality reduction

Presenter: Michael ZEMMOUR, Research Fellow, LIEPP, Sciences Po

Discussant: Tim VLANDAS, Lecturer in Politics, University of Reading

10.35h-11.35h: Welfare State Structure, Inequality, and Public Attitudes towards Progressive Taxation 

Presenter: Margarita GELEPITHIS, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Political Economy, University of East London

Discussant: Chloe TOUZET, PhD Candidate, University of Oxford

11.40h-12.40h: Bringing Rokkan back in. Explaining the French political economy in comparative perspective

Presenter: Tom CHEVALIER, Researcher, CEE / LIEPP, Sciences Po 

Discussant: Sonja AVLIJAS, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, LIEPP, Sciences Po