Lisbon Meeting 2022

ISEG Campus
University of Lisbon

September 19-20, 2022
Lisbon Meeting 2022


Day 1

Monday, September 19th

Registration and Welcome

9h00 – 9h15

Ignacio Lago
Keynote Address

9h15 – 10h15

Coffee Break

10h15 – 10h30

Chair: Susana Peralta

Plenary session I:
Migration I

10h30 – 12h15

The Political Economy of Open Borders: Theory and Evidence on the role of Electoral Rules
Matteo Gamalerio (University of Barcelona)
Discussant: João Pereira dos Santos

The electoral impact of a large return migration shock in a nascent democracy
João Pereira dos Santos  (Nova SBE)
Discussant: Sirus Dehdari

Emigration and Populism
Sirus Dehdari (Stockholm University)
Discussant: Matteo Gamalerio

Lunch Break

12h15 – 13h45

Benny Geys
Keynote Address

13h45 – 14h45

Chair: Filipe Teles

Plenary session II:
Voting I

14:55 AM – 16.05 PM

Campaign Spending in Local Elections: The Effects of Public Funding
Bruno P. Carvalho (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Discussant: Agustin Casas

Checks and Balances and Nation Building: The Spanish Constitutional Court and Catalonia
Agustin Casas (CUNEF)
Discussant: Bruno P. Carvalho

Coffee Break

16h05 – 16h30

16h30 – 18h15

Parallel Session I.1:
Migration II

Chair: João Pereira dos Santos

The Political Consequences of Mass Repatriation
Edoardo Cefala (WU Vienna)
Discussant: Camille Remigereau

The Impact of Forced Migrants’ Political Preferences in Receiving Areas: Evidence from the French Algerians’ Repatriation
Camille Remigereau (Humboldt-University of Berlin)
Discussant: Stephan Schneider

Immigration and Nationalism in the Long Run
Stephan Schneider (ETH Zurich)
Discussant: Edoardo Cefala

Parallel Session I.2:
Voting II

Chair: Bruno Pessoa Carvalho

The Influence of Politicians’ Sex on Political Budget Cycles: An Empirical Analysis of Spanish Municipalities
Israel García (Marburg University)
Discussant: Alexander Yeandle

Using Home Movers to Identify Local Campaign Effects
Alexander Yeandle (London School of Economics)
Discussant: Catarina Alvarez

Term Limits: A New Political Scene or Business as usual?
Catarina Alvarez (Nova SBE)
Discussant: Israel García

Conference Dinner


Day 2

Tuesday, September 20th

Chair: Luís de Sousa

Plenary Session III:

9h00 – 10h45

Strategic Timing in the Appearance of Scandals
Lamis Kattan (Georgetown University in Qatar)
Discussant: Michela Redoano

Does Data Disclosure Improve Local Government Performance? Evidence from Italian Municipalities
Michela Redoano (University of Warwick)
Discussant: Giovanna Marcolongo

Plata o Plomo: Political Cycles in Violence and Bribes
Giovanna Marcolongo (Bocconi University)
Discussant: Lamis Kattan

Coffee Break

10h45 – 11h15

Chair: Pedro Magalhães

Plenary Session IV:
Identification and Political Behaviour

11h15 – 12h25

Candidate Ethnicity, Party Identification and Vote Choice in Britain
Nanna Lauritz Schönhage (Universität Konstanz)
Discussant: Boris Ginzburg

Guns, Pets, and Strikes: An Experiment on Identity and Political Action
Boris Ginzburg (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Discussant: Nanna Lauritz Schönhage

Lunch Break

12h25 – 14h00

Maria Petrova
Keynote Address

14h00 – 15h00

15h00 – 16h10

Parallel session II.1:
Social Movements

Chair: Sandra Maximiano

What Drives Politicians to Act on Climate? A Field Experiment with Local Officials in Six Countries
Miguel Pereira (University of Southern California)
Discussant: Vladimir Avetian

Going Viral in a Pandemic: Social Media and the Broadening of the Black Lives Matter Movement
Vladimir Avetian (University Paris-Dauphine)
Discussant: Miguel Pereira

Parallel Session II.2:

Chair: Joana Pais

Government Audits of Municipal Corruption and Belief Updating: Experimental Evidence
Felipe Torres Raposo (University of Oxford)
Discussant: Willem Sas

Polarization in Trust
Willem Sas (University of Stirling)
Discussant: Felipe Torres Raposo

Coffee Break

16h10 – 16h40

Chair: João Pereira dos Santos

Plenary Session V:

16h40 – 17h50

The Perils of Kremlin’s Influence: Evidence from Ukraine
Rok Spruk (University of Ljubljana)
Discussant: Nicolas Motz

A Generalized Measure of Bargaining Power, with an Application to EU Lawmaking
Nicolas Motz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Discussant: Rok Spruk

Lisbon Meeting 2022

Organizing Committe

Bruno Pessoa



João Pereira

dos Santos

ISEG-UL and RWI – Leibniz




Rui Lopes

da Costa


José A.


Nova SBE









Nova SBE


The Lisbon Meeting on Economics and Political Science 2022 is only possible due to the financial support of FCT, in the context of the project “Local Governance: Taxation, Accountability, Performance” (Ref: PTDC/EGE-ECO/31213/2017).
We are also grateful for the logistic and financial support of the following institutions:

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