Lisbon Meeting 2016

School of Business and Economics

February 19-20, 2016
Lisbon Meeting 2016


Day 1

Friday, February 19th

Registration and Welcome

8:30 AM
Keynote Address

Institutional Foundations of Coalition Governance
Georg Vanberg

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Coffee Break

10.00 AM – 10.20 AM
Chair: Tilman Brück (IGZ)

Conflict and Fragility I

10:20 AM – 11:40 AM

Log Run Effects of Wartime Institutions: Local Public Goods in Angola
Wolfgang Stojetz (International Security and Development Center) and Patrícia Justino (Institute of Development Studies)
Presenter: Wolfgang Stojetz
Discussant: Stephanos Vlachos

On War Exposure and Political Radicalization
Stephanos Vlachos (HEC Lausanne)
Presenter: Stephanos Vlachos
Discussant: Youssouf Kiendrebeogo

Coffee Break

11:40 AM – 11.50 PM

Chair: Tilman Brueck (IGZ)

Conflict and Fragility II

11:50 AM – 1:10 PM

Who Supports Violent Extremism in the Developing Countries?
Youssouf Kiendrebeogo and Elena Ianchovichina (World Bank)
Presenter: Youssouf Kiendrebeogo
Discussant: Helena Schweiger

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Firms’ Performance and Perceptions
Helena Schweiger (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
Presenter: Helena Schweiger
Discussant: Wolfgang Stojetz

Lunch Break

1:10 PM – 2.10 PM
Chair: Georg Vanberg (Duke University)

Governance and Accountability I

2:10 PM – 3:30 PM

On Ignorant Voters and Busy Politicians
Cristian Bruns and R. Emre Aytimur (University of Goettingen)
Presenter: Cristian Bruns
Discussant: Marcel Garz

Politicians under Investigation: The News Media’s Effect on the Likelihood of Resignation
Marcel Garz and Jil Sörensen (Hamburg Media School)
Presenter: Marcel Garz
Discussant: Agustin Casas

Coffee Break

3:30 PM – 3:40 PM

Chair: Georg Vanberg (Duke University)

Governance and Accountability II

3:40 PM – 5:00 PM

Who Monitors the Monitors? Effect of Party Observers on Electoral Outcomes
Agustin Casas (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Guillermo Díaz (CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School), and André Trindade (Getúlio Vargas Foundation)
Presenter: Agustin Casas
Discussant: Francisco de Lima Cavalcanti

Does Political Alignment Reduce Accountability for Aid Relief? The Brazilian “Drought Industry” Revisited
Francisco de Lima Cavalcanti (Barcelona Economics Institute and University of Barcelona)
Presenter: Francisco de Lima Cavalcanti
Discussant: Cristian Bruns

Coffee Break

5.00 PM – 5.30 PM

Keynote Address

Vote Buying or (Political) Business (Cycles) as Usual?
Toke Aidt

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Day 2

Saturday, February 20th
Chair: Linda Veiga (Universidade do Minho)

Local Governments and Public Finance I

9:45 AM – 11:25 AM

When to Seek Re-Election: Local Fiscal Autonomy and Political Careers
Susana Peralta (Nova SBE) and João Pereira dos Santos (Nova SBE and Kiel Institute for the World Economy)
Presenter: João Pereira dos Santos
Discussant: Mariana Lopes da Fonseca

Lame but Loyal Ducks
Mariana Lopes da Fonseca (University of Siegen)
Presenter: Mariana Lopes da Fonseca
Discussant: Catarina Alvarez

Coffee Break

11.25 AM – 11.40 AM

Chair: Linda Veiga (Universidade do Minho)

Local Governments and Public Finance II

11:40 AM – 1:00 PM

Local Government Longevity and Fiscal Strategic Interaction: When to Care about your Neighbor’s Policy
Catarina Alvarez (Barcelona Economics Institute and University of Barcelona) and Susana Peralta (Nova SBE)
Presenter: Catarina Alvarez
Discussant: Francisco Veiga

Term Limits on Portuguese Mayors: Do They Matter?
Francisco Veiga and Linda Veiga (Universidade do Minho)
Presenter: Francisco Veiga
Discussant: João Pereira dos Santos

Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Chair: Toke Aidt (University of Cambridge)

Political Institutions

14:00 – 16:00 PM

Mechanisms of Institutional Diffusion Between Societies
Krista Bruns (Utrecht School of Economics)
Presenter: Krista Bruns
Discussant: Katharina E. Hofer

Transparency in Parlamientary Voting
Christine Benesch, Monika Bütler, Katharina E. Hofer (University of St. Gallen)
Presenter: Katharina E. Hofer
Discussant: Carlos Scartascini

Don’t Blame the Messenger. A Field Experiment on Delivery Methods for Increasing Tax Compliance
Carlos Scartascini (Inter-American Development Bank) and Daniel Ortega (Development Bank of Latin America and IESA)
Presenter: Carlos Scartascini
Discussant: Krista Bruns

Lisbon Meeting 2016

Organizing Committe

José A.


Nova SBE



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