2nd LSE-Oxford-Sciences Po ‘Young Doctors’ Political Economy Workshop

2nd LSE-Oxford-Sciences Po ‘Young Doctors’ Political Economy Workshop

Workshop, April 3-4 2018
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2nd LSE-Oxford-Sciences Po ‘Young Doctors’ 
Political Economy Workshop

April 3rd - 4th 2018

LIEPP Seminar Room

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


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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 David Rueda 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. 

This workshop is open to Sciences Po staff and research students only. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sonja Avlijas at sonja.avlijas@sciencespo.fr  



13.30h-14.00h: Arrival / coffee, tea

Afternoon sessions chair: TBC

SESSION 1. The Knowledge Economy: the role of government and its effects on inequality

14.00h-14.45h: Which policies for the development of knowledge-intensive jobs?

14.50h-15.35h: The transition to the knowledge economy, labour market institutions, and income inequality in advanced democracies

15.35h-15.55h: Pause

SESSION 2. Political Economy of the Welfare State

15.55h-16.40h: Education, economic security and welfare state attitudes

16.45h-17.30h: Increasing public childcare coverage in Catalonia: an effective solution to reduce the socio-economic participation gap?



09.00h-09.30h: Arrival/ coffee, tea

Morning sessions chair: TBC

SESSION 3. Taxation and spending from a micro perspective 

09.30h-10.15h: Patten of direct taxation of affluent democracies

10.20h-11.05h: Is taking less the same as giving more? Effects of the switch to tax credits on long-term support for social spending and taxation in the UK

11.05h-11.25h: Pause

Electoral preferences and voting behaviour

11.25h-12.10h: Group-specific responses to retrospective economic performance: A multi-level analysis of parliamentary elections

12.15h-13.00h: From the public purse to the ballot box: the electoral prospects of incumbent parties after austerity packages and bank bailouts during the Great Recession

13.00h-14.00h: Lunch

Afternoon sessions chair: TBC

14.00h-14.45h: The Politics of Austerity

14.50h-15.35h: Gender Biases: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in French Local Elections


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