Political Economy

The BSE Summer Forum Workshop on Political Economy will take place in Barcelona from June 9-10, 2022.

We are regularly checking safety regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. If an in-person event is not possible, this workshop will be postponed as it was in 2021.


This workshop is focused on the causes and effects of political institutions, and the behavior of voters and politicians facing different constraints, incentives and information. We encourage submissions of theoretical and empirical papers from economics and political science addressing questions including:

  • How do political institutions promote or hinder economic development?
  • Why do particular sets of political institutions emerge and persist?
  • How do transparency and accountability affect politicians’ incentives?
  • How do voters react to information, and to what effect?
  • What is the impact of different electoral systems on policy choices?

The workshop is proposed as a continuation of the workshop organized under the same title in November 2021, and of the two workshops on Political Institutions and on the Economic Analysis of Electoral Politics organized within the Summer Forum in 2013-2019. Earlier editions counted with the participation of prominent scholars from all around the world, including Fernanda Brollo (IMF), Robin Burgess (LSE), Katherine Casey (Stanford), Allan Drazen (Maryland), Oeindrila Dube (Chicago), Patricia Funk (USI), Matthew Gentzkow (Stanford), Gene Grossman (Princeton), Benjamin Olken (MIT), Rohini Pande (Yale), Imran Rasul (UCL), Mark Rosenzweig (Yale), Kenneth Scheve (Stanford) and James Snyder (Harvard), among others.

Workshop organizers

Workshop program

 

Previous editions

Previous editions were organized under the following workshop titles:

  • Workshop on Economic Analysis of Electoral Politics
  • Workshop on Political Institutions

See programs for past editions of both workshops below (speakers appear in the order in which they presented during the workshop):

2019 Edition

Workshop on Political Institutions

 
2018 Edition

Workshop on Economic Analysis of Electoral Politics

 

Workshop on Political Institutions

 
2017 Edition

Workshop on Economic Analysis of Electoral Politics

 

Workshop on Political Institutions

 
2016 Edition

Workshop on Economic Analysis of Electoral Politics

 

Workshop on Political Institutions

 
2015 Edition

Workshop on Economic Analysis of Electoral Politics

 

Workshop on Political Institutions

 
2014 Edition

Workshop on Economic Analysis of Electoral Politics

 

Workshop on Political Institutions