Lisbon Meeting is honored to host the authors of contributed papers, and two distinguished keynote speakers.
Georg Vanberg is a Professor of Political Science at Duke University.
His research focuses on political institutions, particularly in judicial, constitutional, and legislative politics and in coalition theory. He teaches courses on political institutions, formal modelling, and judicial/constitutional politics. He is also Associate Editor for the journal Public Choice.
Toke Aidt holds a PhD from the University of Aarhus (1998). He currently serves as Editor of the European Journal of Political Economy; on the editorial board of Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy. Toke was awarded the Wicksell Prize (1999) by the European Public Choice Society and the Pilkington Prize (2007) for excellence in teaching by the University of Cambridge. He is a Past-president of the European Public Choice Society (2013-15) and the Director of Studies in Economics at Jesus College in University of Cambridge since 1998.
Professor Tilman Brück is the Founder and Director of ISDC. He is also Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Team Leader – Development Economics at IGZ near Berlin, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Research Affiliate of the Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn. Professor Brück is the co-founder and co-director of the „Households in Conflict Network (HiCN)“ and the coordinator of the Marie Curie action “Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict“ (TAMNEAC).
His research interests focus on the economics of household behavior and well-being in conflict-affected and fragile economies, including the measurement of violence and conflict in household surveys and the impact evaluation of programs in conflict-affected areas. He has published over thirty articles in peer-reviewed journals (including Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Comparative Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, and World Development) and edited over a dozen books and special issues of journals on the economics of conflict and insecurity. Professor Brück has led as a principal investigator several impact evaluations in conflict-affected and fragile states.
Professor Brück was previously Director of SIPRI, Professor of Development Economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin, and Head of the Department of Development and Security at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He has also worked as a consultant for the BMZ, European Commission, DFID, GIZ, ILO, KfW, OECD, UNDP, USAID and the World Bank. Tilman Brück studied economics at Glasgow University and Oxford University and obtained his doctorate in economics from Oxford University.
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).
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 joined the Nova School of Business and Economics in 2004. 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, the Journal of Public Economic Theory, The Journal of International Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and the Journal of Urban Economics.
She teaches or has taught several courses at Nova SBE, including Public Economics, Game Theory, Microeconomics, and Poverty: concepts and challenges.
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.