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People (2011′s Edition)

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

Keynote Speaker

Paul Collier

Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University. He took a five year Public Service leave, 1998-2003, during which he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. He is also a Professeur invité at CERDI, Université d’Auverge, and at Paris 1. In 2008 Paul was awarded a CBE ‘for services to scholarship and development’.
 
He is the author of The Bottom Billion, which in 2008 won the Lionel Gelber, Arthur Ross and Corine prizes and in May 2009 was the joint winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book prize. His second book, Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places was published in March 2009; and his latest book, The Plundered Planet: How to reconcile prosperity with nature was published in May of this year, 2010.
 
Paul is currently Advisor to the Strategy and Policy Department of the IMF, advisor to the Africa Region of the World Bank; and he has advised the British Government on its recent White Paper on economic development policy. He has been writing a monthly column for the Independent, and also writes for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. His research covers the causes and consequences of civil war; the effects of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resources rich societies.
 
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TED Talks: Paul Collier on the “bottom billion”


 

Session Chairs

Micael Castanheira

Micael Castanheira is a research fellow of the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique and a professor of economics at ECARES: the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics, which is part of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is also a CEPR research affiliate.
 
He obtained a Ph.D. in economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at IGIER (Bocconi University, Milan).
 
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Tilman Brück

Tilman Brück is Head of the Department of International Economics at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Professor of Development Economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin. He studied economics at the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford and obtained his doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford. His research interests include the economics of household behaviour and well-being in conflict and post-conflict economies and the economics of terrorism and insecurity. He has worked on many developing and middle income countries including Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda and Ukraine.
 
Professor Brück is a co-founder and co-director of the „Households in Conflict Network”, the coordinator of the “Network for the Economics of Terrorism (NEAT)” and the coordinator or deputy coordinator of several European research projects in the 6th and 7th framework programmes. He has also worked as a consultant for BMZ, DFID, the European Commission, GTZ, ILO, KfW, OECD, UNDP, USAID, and the World Bank and has extensive experience in commenting on current economic policy issues in the media. Professor Brück is a visiting researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) in Lisbon, Portugal, a research affiliate of the Poverty Research Unit at Sussex (PRUS), a research associate at the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester, a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and an elected fellow of the German Young Academy of Sciences.
 
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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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Pedro Vicente

Pedro Vicente is a Lecturer in Economics at Trinity College Dublin, and
a Visiting Lecturer/Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies of the University of Oxford. He researches on the political economy of development with a special interest in Africa. He
designed and conducted field experiments during elections in Mozambique, Nigeria, and Sao Tome and Principe.
 
Pedro holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago and is affiliated with BREAD.
 
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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 took place on Thursday, May 30th, and Friday, May 31st, at the Auditorium of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. At 6 PM on Friday, took place the...

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People

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.  ...

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Venues

The Lisbon Meeting takes place in ICS Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa. The keynote address is hosted in the Museu do Oriente, a riverside building in the Lisbon Port.   ICS...

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