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Workshop: The Political Economy of Conflict

Workshop: The Political Economy of Conflict

  • Date07 September 2022

London, 14 and 15th September 2022

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Day 1: Royal Holloway, Egham (map)                                                        International Building, room: International Boardroom

Session 1 – Identity and conflict

9:00 – 10:30

“In-group versus Out-group Preferences in Intergroup Conflict: An Experiment”

Presenter: Subhasish M. Chowdhury, University of Sheffield


“Ethnic Conflict: the Role of Ethnic Representation”

Presenter: Irma Clots-Figueras, University of Kent


“Checks and Balances and Nation Building: The Spanish Constitutional Court and Catalonia”

Presenter: Antoni-Italo De Moragas (CUNEF Universidad)

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee break

Session 2 – Interstate wars

11:00 – 12:30

“Building reputation: Proxy wars and transnational identities”

Presenter: Marion Mercier, Université Paris-Dauphine


“The Salience of Political Messages: Evidence from Soldier Deaths in India”

Presenter: Apurav Yash Bhatiya, University of Birmingham


“From Gaddis to Mars: The Decline of War Enters New Territory”

Presenter: Mike Spagat, RHUL

12:30 – 13:15      Lunch  

13:15 – 13:50     Campus Tour

13:50 – 14:50      Keynote I: Mathieu Couttenier, Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon

Young economists -  session 1

14:50 – 15:30

“What are you famous for? Assessing reputational change in Manchester’s infamous criminal groups.”

Presenter: Bernardo Russo, University of Milan


“Gangs of London: Public Housing, Bombs and Knives”

Presenter: Carmen Villa-Llera, University of Warwick

15:30 – 15:50     Coffee break

Young economists -  session 2

15:50 – 16:30

“The effect of a supply shock in the production of cocaine on violence: Evidence from Colombia and Venezuela”

Presenter: Monica Beeder, Norwegian School of Economics


“Blood Ivory”

Presenter: Guy Pincus, London Business School

 Session 3 – Peacekeeping and collective memory

16:30 – 17:30

“Fostering Peace in Post-Conflict Settings: Evidence from South Africa”

Presenter: Gianluca Russo, UPF


“Windows of Peace: the Effect of Ceasefires on Economic Well-being”

Presenter: Alex Armand, Nova SBE

20:00-21:30 Dinner in East London

Day 2: Queen Mary, East London (map).                                             Graduate Centre, GC305, 3rd Floor

Session 5 – Non-state violence and natural resources

9:00 – 10:30

“Mapping Local State Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Presenter: Gustav Agneman, Lund University


“Are the effects of terrorism short-lived?”

Presenter: Georgios Efthyvoulou, University of Sheffield


“Weather, Wealth, and Violence: what drives migration in Africa?”

Presenter: Marco Alfano, University of Strathclyde

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee break  

Session 6 – Consequences of conflict I

11:00 – 12:00

“Trade War and Consumer Prices”

Presenter: Liang Bai, King’s College London


“Brexit and the Blitz: Conflict, Collective Memory and Euroscepticism”

Presenter: Eric Melander, University of Birmingham

12:00 – 13:00      Lunch  

13:00 – 14:00      Keynote II: Noam Yuchtman, London School of Economics

 Young economists -  session 3

14:00 – 15:00

“The Interrelationship between the COVID-19 Pandemic and Conflict Behavior: A Survey”

Presenter: Senjuti Karmakar, University of Exeter


“Entry into Marriage, Motherhood and the Arab Spring: Evidence from Egypt”

Presenter: Samia Ferhat, THEMA-CY Cergy Paris Université


“The Impact of the 2017 Women’s March on Female Political Representation”

Presenter: Alessandra Moresi, University of Turin

15:00 – 15:30     Coffee break

Young economists -  session 4

15:30 – 16:30

“Inequality and antisocial behavior: an experiment in West Africa”

Presenter: Matilde Grácio, Nova SBE


“Conflict and Educational Mobility: Evidence from Colombia”

Presenter: Daniela Horta Saénz, Aix Marseille University


“Raise your voice! Activism and peer effects in online social networks”

Presenter: Alejandra Agustina Martínez, Universidad Carlos III

Session 6 – Consequences of conflict II

16:30 – 18:00

“Do explosions shape voting behavior?”

Presenter: Mounu Prem, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance


“External Threats, Capacity, and Human Rights: How the Threat of War Affects Political Development and Repression”

Presenter: Patrick Shea, University of Glasgow


“Angry men and Civic women? Gendered effects of conflict on political participation”

Presenter: Elodie Douarin, UCL


You can join the workshop online via MsTeams here and you can access the participants' instructions here.

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