1st London Political Finance (POLFIN) Workshop

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CfP Deadline Date:
March 1st, 2020

Conference Event:
June 5th, 2020 will be rescheduled, dates t.b.a.

Event Location:
Cass Business School, London, England

Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School, CEPR & CESifo), Orkun Saka (University of Sussex, LSE & SRC) and Paolo Volpin (Cass Business School, CEPR & ECGI)

Cass Business School and the Systemic Risk Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will jointly organize a workshop on the theme of political finance. The workshop will take place at the Cass Business School campus in central London on 5 June 2020. The workshop will provide a platform for researchers and policymakers to discuss new research and to identify areas where further academic and policy-oriented work is needed. Both theoretical  and empirical contributions are welcome.

There will be a dedicated discussant for each paper, as well as open floor discussion. Papers are invited on the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

• Financial crises, political institutions and populism
• Interaction of financial cycles with politics
• Revolving doors between financial institutions and government
• Corruption and lobbying in finance
• Political/policy uncertainty and corporate risk-taking
• Gender/race issues in finance
• Media and finance

The workshop features a keynote speech by Professor Sir Timothy Besley (LSE).

Further Information:

There is no registration fee. An invitation-only conference dinner will be hosted on 4th June 2020. Accommodation costs for the presenters will be covered by the workshop organisers. To submit a paper (full papers accepted only – preliminary versions also welcome), please send an email to Orkun Saka at o.saka@lse.ac.uk. In the subject header please add “Submission: POLFIN Workshop”. In the case of multiple-authored papers, indicate who will present the paper.
Deadline and resultsThe deadline for the submission of papers is 1st March 2020. The authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by 1st April 2020.