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People (2013′s Edition)

Lisbon Meeting hosts the authors of around twelve contributed papers, five session chairs and a keynote speaker. The contributed papers are split into sessions according to the research interests of the session chair.
 

Keynote Lecturer

 

Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth is ICREA research professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and a research affiliate at CREi. Prof. Voth is a specialist in economic and financial history; his research has appeared in more than 50 articles, including in leading economics and economic history journals, as well as in several books.
 
His current research interests include the economics of long-term dependence, cultural economics, and disaster risks in financial markets. He received his doctorate from Nuffield College, Oxford, and has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT, Princeton, and NYU. His research has been widely covered in the press, on radio, and on television.
 
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Session Chairs

Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth is ICREA research professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and a research affiliate at CREi. Prof. Voth is a specialist in economic and financial history; his research has appeared in more than 50 articles, including in leading economics and economic history journals, as well as in several books.
 
His current research interests include the economics of long-term dependence, cultural economics, and disaster risks in financial markets. He received his doctorate from Nuffield College, Oxford, and has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT, Princeton, and NYU. His research has been widely covered in the press, on radio, and on television.
 
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Benny Geys

Benny Geys is Research Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels and Associate Professor in Economics at Norwegian Business School (BI) in Oslo.
 
His research focuses on (local) public policy, intergovernmental relations, civic engagement and political accountability. His work has appeared in, e.g., Journal of Urban Economics, Public Opinion Quarterly, European Journal of Political Research and British Journal of Sociology.
 
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Shlomo Weber

Shlomo Weber is a Russian-born US professor and economist. Weber earned a master degree in mathematics from the Moscow State University in 1971, and the Ph.D. in mathematical economics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1979. He taught in various universities in Europe, Asia, and North America, and he currently serves as the Dedman Trustee Professor of Economics at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, US, and the PINE Foundation Visiting Professor of Economics at the New School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
 
He has published more than a hundred articles and books in journals on economics and on political science. His main research interests are game theory and political economy.
 
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Nuno Limão

Nuno Limão Nuno Limão is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. He is currently an associate editor of the Journal of International economics has held resident and visiting scholar positions at Yale University, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s research departments.
Professor Limão received his B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and his PhD from Columbia University. His primary research and teaching interests are in international trade, trade policy, and political economy. His research integrates theoretical and empirical work to examine a variety of issues, such as the impact of policy uncertainty on firm decisions, how governments choose among redistribution policies, the determinants of trade policy and trade agreements and the effects of trade costs and geographic location. This research has been published in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of International Economics and Journal of Public Economics. Professor Limão’s most recent research employs detailed data from a variety of countries to examine the impact of policy and economic uncertainty on firm level decisions in different settings such as (i) the Portuguese accession to the EC and the Euro (ii) the Chinese accession to the WTO (iii) the Great Recession.
 
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Mário Centeno

Mário Centeno holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
 
His primary research interests include unemployment, wage and job mobility, and dual labor markets.
 
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Conference Organizers

José Tavares

José Albuquerque Tavares is an assistant professor of economics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and research affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Reasearch in London. José holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and has specialized in Macroeconomics with a focus on the political economy of fiscal policy and economic growth. His research has been published in academic journals in Europe and the United States, including the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics and the European Economic Review and as part of volumes edited by Harvard University Press, MIT Press and Cambridge University Press. José has co-edited two books on economic policy, Investir no Futuro, on comparative research policy in Portugal and the United States and Portugal: Strategic Options in European Context, on the economic and political aspects of Portuguese integration into the European Union. José has undertaken research projects for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development and the Banco de Portugal. His work has received comments in the general press in the United States (New York Times) and in Portugal (Expresso, Diário Económico).
 
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Susana Peralta

Susana Peralta holds a PhD in Economics from the Université catholique de
Louvain, in Belgium. Her research focus on the economics of multi-layered
governments, including tax competition and political economy issues. She
has worked as an Assistant Professor at the Nova School of Business and
Economics since 2004, and she is a Research Associate of CEPR and CORE-UCL.
Her work is published in academic journals such as The Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Urban Economics.
 
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Jaime Reis

Jaime Reis is a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. He obtained his D. Phil. in History (1975) from the University of Oxford, as well as an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1968). He holds the degree of “agregação” from the Faculdade de Economia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1984). He is a founder and former president of the European Historical Economics Society (1998-9) and a former member of the Committee of the International Association for Economic History (1994-2002). He has worked on topics relating to agriculture, money and banking, labour and human capital, and the impact of institutions on economic growth.
 
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Pedro Magalhães

Pedro C. Magalhães is a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. He obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science at The Ohio State University in 2003. His research focuses on the effects of institutional rules on public opinion, voting behavior and judicial behavior. He has published in journals such as Electoral Studies, Public Choice, West European Politics, Comparative Politics, European Journal of Political Economy and others.
 
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The Lisbon Meeting on Institutions and Political Economy is a friendly and intellectually stimulating meeting which aims at bringing together scholars from Economics and Political Science who share methodologies and/or research topics. The Meeting...

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Program

The Meeting takes place on Friday, February 19th, and Saturday, February 20th, at room 306 of the Nova School of Business and Economics.     Friday, February 19th 2016   8:30 AM Registration and...

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People

Lisbon Meeting is honored to host the authors of contributed papers, and two distinguished keynote speakers.     Keynote Lecturers   Georg Vanberg Georg Vanberg is a Professor of Political Science at Duke University....

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Venue

The Lisbon Meeting takes place in a historical building in the heart of Lisbon – the Nova School of Business and Economics. The building is located in the midst of a pleasant park, and...

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