London School of Economics EOPP: Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme LSE
EOPP: Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme

News and Visitors:

Past Visitors


See also Current and Forthcoming Visitors

EOPP Visitor
Gene Grossman

Gene Grossman is the Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics, the Chair of the Economics Department, and the Director of the International Economics Section at Princeton University.  He has worked on a broad range of topics in international trade theory and trade policy.  Most recently, his work has focused on "task trade"; i.e., the fragmentation and internationalization of the production process in many industries.  He has studied both the choice between direct foreign investment and international outsourcing, and the consequences of "offshoring" for domestic labor market.  He is also working on models of trade in vertically differentiated goods in the presence of non-homothetic demands.  These models can explain the high volumes of trade and FDI between countries with similar levels of income.  Finally, he is working on the economic underpinnings of various features of international trade agreements, such as the GATT/WTO.  While in STICERD, he will be sitting in R529, and can be contacted on grossman@princeton.edu.


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EOPP Visitor
Dean Yang

Dean Yang is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics. His research is on the economic problems of developing countries. His specific areas of interest include: international migration, microfinance, health, corruption, and the economics of disasters. Dean teaches Ford School courses in the economics of developing countries and in microeconomics, as well as a Ph.D. course in development economics. He received his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Harvard University.

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EOPP visitor
Walker Hanlon

Walker Hanlon is visiting LSE through the Actors, Markets, and Institutions in Development (AMID) program until the end of July. He is a PhD student in the Columbia University Economics Department. His research focuses on development, international trade, economic geography, and economic growth. His main development research focuses the quality of leadership in small groups using data from Ugandan farmer associations. He can be reached at wwh2104@columbia.edu.


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EOPP VISITOR
Stefano Gagliarducci

Stefano Gagliarducci, from the Universita di Roma Tor Vergata is visiting STICERD under the Economics of Public Policy Programme (EOPP) until the end of March. He is currently working on institutional features driving the selection of politicians.

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EOPP VISITOR
Stefano Gagliarducci

Stefano Gagliarducci, from the Universita di Roma Tor Vergata is visiting STICERD under the Economics of Public Policy Programme (EOPP) until the end of March. He is currently working on institutional features driving the selection of politicians.

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EOPP VISITOR
Stefano Gagliarducci

Stefano Gagliarducci, from the Universita di Roma Tor Vergata is visiting STICERD under the Economics of Public Policy Programme (EOPP) until the end of March. He is currently working on institutional features driving the selection of politicians.

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EOPP Visitor
Pranab Bardhan

Professor Pranab Bardhan, is visiting STICERD from the Dept. of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, on a BP Centennial Professorship (associated with STICERD and DESTIN) for the summer terms in 2010 and 2011.

 


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EOPP Visitor
Lucie Gadenne

Lucie Gadenne is a visiting PhD student from the Paris School of Economics. Her research interests are political economy, public finance and development economics. She is currently working on understanding whether and how financing government expenditures through taxes leads to better public spending in developing countries.


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EOPP Visitor
Claudio Ferraz

Claudio Ferraz, Assistant Professor from the Department of Economics, PUC-Rio, Brazil, is visiting STICERD under the Economics of Public Policy Programme (EOPP) from the 8th October - 6th November 2009. Claudio is visiting STICERD on an award from the ESRC Collaborative Visiting Fellowship Scheme 2009.

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EOPP Visitor
Christian Odendahl

Christian Odendahl is a visiting ph.d student for one year from the University of Stockholm. Christian's main areas of interest are political economics and development economics.

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EOPP Visitor
Fredrik Willumsen

Fredrik Willumsen, PhD student at University of Oslo (Norway), is visiting EOPP from 17th August 2009 to 16th July 2010. His research interests are within the fields of Development Economics and Political Economy, especially focusing on conflict, the economics effects of conflict, and state failure.


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EOPP Visitor
Jon Eguia

Jon Eguia, Assistant Professor of Politics at New York University is visiting EOPP from 19th May - 12th June 2009. His research interests are Political Economy, Formal Political Theory, Social Choice and Public Economics. http://politics.as.nyu.edu/object/JonEguia.html

 


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EOPP Visitor
Monica Singhal

Monica Singhal, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, is visiting EOPP from January 15 to August 15, 2009.  Her current research focuses on behavioral responses to taxation, the determinants of local public spending patterns, and public finance in developing countries.

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EOPP Visitor
Ken Shepsle

Professor Ken Shepsle, George D. Markham Professor of Government, Harvard University is visiting EOPP from 12th January - 18th January 2009.

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EOPP Visitor
Bruno Frey

Professor Bruno Frey, University of Zurich, Insititute of Empirical Research in Economics will be visiting EOPP from 27th October - 8th November 2008.

Research Interest: political economics, economics and psychology, corporate governance, economics of art and culture

www.iew.uzh.ch/home/frey
www.crema-research.ch


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EOPP Visitor
Dean Karlan

Professor Dean Karlan, Yale University will be visiting EOPP from 4th August - 9th August

 

 

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EOPP Visitor
Chris Coyne

Chris Coyne is Assistant Professor at West Virginia University and is visiting STICERD as the Hayek Fellow 2008 from 14th June - 13th July 2008 through the generosity of Tim and Alison Frost and STICERD.

Chris is also a Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, and the North American Editor for The Review of Austrian Economics. His primary areas of research include Austrian economics, economic development, and political economy.  Chris is the author of the book, After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy (Stanford, 2007), which analyzes U.S. efforts to spread democracy through military occupation.  An overview of his research is available at: http://www.ccoyne.com/.

Chris received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University.

 


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EOPP Visitor
Andrea Vindigni

Professor Andrea Vindigini, Princeton University will be visiting EOPP from the 15th May - 18th June 2008.

Research Interest: political economics

 

http://www.princeton.edu/politics/people/bios/index.xml?netid=vindigni

 

 

 


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EOPP Visitor
Ken Shepsle

Dr. Desiree Teobaldelli from University of Urbino, Dept. of Economics and Law, will be visiting DARP from 12th May - 8th June 2008.

Research interests: The shadow economy, federalism, economics of law and legal institutions.


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EOPP Visitor
Davide Ticchi

 

Davide Ticchi is visiting EOPP from 12th May - 8th June 2008. He is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Urbino. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University Pompeu Fabra in 2004. His recent research interests focus on the political economy of institutional choice and of inefficient state organizations, the role of the military on politics and the effects of wars on political institutions and regime transitions. He has studied the effect of uncertainty on investment.

http://works.bepress.com/davideticchi


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EOPP Visitor
Jim Snyder

Professor Jim Snyder, Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Economics and Political Science at MIT

Research Interests: Empirical and theoretical studies of campaign finance in U.S. Congressional elections and U.S. state elections. Models of electoral competition between political parties. Empirical studies of issue positions and the incumbency advantage in U.S. Congressional elections.

http://econ-www.mit.edu/faculty/snyder/papers


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EOPP Visitor
Simon Luechinger

Simon Luechinger from the University of Zurich is visiting EOPP from 3 March 2008 until 28 February 2009.

Simon's research involves using difference in self-reported life satisfaction between public and private sector employees as an empirical approximation for public sector rents. Using this proxy measure, Simon will investigate the importance of institutional and political factors for bureaucratic rent seeking. By looking at the evolution of the life satisfaction differential over the business cycle, Simom will try to assess the importance of job security.


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EOPP Visitor
Esben Anton Schultz

Esben Schultz is a PhD student of Economics at The Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He is also affiliated with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) and Centre for Applied Microeconometrics (CAM).

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EOPP Visitor
Christopher Woodruff

Chris Woodruff is Associate Professor of Economics at UC San Diego. His current research uses field experiments in Mexico and Sri Lanka to measure returns to marginal capital investments in low-capital enterprises. The Sri Lanka project also aims to understand the process of recovery of microenterprises following the December 2004 tsunami. Migration from Mexico to the United States, and entrepreneurship among Mexican migrants, are also areas of interest. Chris has also studied the impact of the institutional environment on small scale enterprise in Mexico, Vietnam and Eastern Europe. Recent and forthcoming publications include: 

“The Quality of the Legal System, Firm Ownership, and Firm Size” (w/ Luc Laeven), forthcoming Review of Economics and Statistics, 2008 

"The Impact of Short-term Credit on Microenterprises: Evidence from the Bimbo Program in Mexico", forthcoming Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2008 

“Migration Networks and Microenterprises in Mexico” (w/ Rene Zenteno), Journal of Development Economics, March 2007

Professor Woodruff is visiting STICERD from August 2007 through March 2008.

Personal Website

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EOPP Visitor
Robert Bates

Robert Bates is Eaton Professor of the Science of Government at Harvard University. His research focuses on the political economy of development, particularly in Africa, and on violence and state failure.

Robert Bates has conducted field work in Zambia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Columbia and Brazil. Before coming to Harvard, he held faculty appointments at the California Institute of Technology and Duke University and had been a researcher at the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Nairobi, the Institute for Social Research of the University of Zambia, and Fedesarrollo in Bogota, Columbia.

Professor Bates currently serves as a researcher and resource person with the Africa Economic Research Consortium, Nairobi; as a member of the Political Instability Task Force of the United States Government; and as Professeur associe, School of Economics, University of Toulouse, where he has taught since 2000.

Among his most recent books are Analytic Narratives with Avner Greif, Margaret Levi, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, and Barry Weingast ( Princeton: Princeton University Press) 1999 and Prosperity and Violence (W.W. Norton) 2001

Professor Bates visited EOPP in June-July 2007.

Personal website


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EOPP Visitor
Austan Goolsbee

Austan Goolsbee is the Robert P.Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

He is also a Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a member of the Panel of Economic Advisors to the Congressional Budget Office. He has also been Barack Obama's economic advisor since Obama's successful U.S. Senate campaign in Illinois.

Austan Goolsbee's research focuses on the Internet, the new economy, government policy, and taxes. He currently teaches on 'Economics and Policy in the Telecom, Media and Technology Industries'.

Austan Goolsbee visited EOPP from April to June 2007.

Personal website


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EOPP Visitor
Raja Kali

Raja Kali is Associate Professor at Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas. Dr Kali's current work is on institutional context and industrial organization and he has published articles in the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization and the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. Dr Kali visited EOPP for May-June 2007.

Personal website


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EOPP Visitor
D Rajashekhar

D. Rajasekhar is Professor at the Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India and visited EOPP in January 2007.


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EOPP Visitor
Matthew Rabin

Matthew Rabin is Edward G. and Nancy S. Jordan Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

He received a B.A in Economics and Mathematics from University of Wisconsin in 1984 and PhD in Economics from MIT in 1989.

His research is directed , among other economic fields, towards behavioral finance/economics.

Rabin works on the economics of individual self-control problems, reference-dependent preferences, fairness motives and mistakes in probabilistic reasoning.

In 2001 he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economic Association and also the MacArthur Foundation Fellow, 2001-2005.

He visited EOPP in January 2007

Personal website


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Visitors Before 2007

EOPP Visitors in 2006

Rohini Pande
Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Visited: December 2006

Raja Kali
Associate Professor
Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas
Visited: October - December 2006

Torsten Persson
Professor of Economics
Institute for International Economic Studies
Visited: October - November 2006

Uma Kambhampati
Reader in Economics
University of Reading
Visited: July - September 2006

Adam Szeidl
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
University of California, Berkeley
Visited: July - August 2006

Tomas Sjostrom
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Rutgers University
Visited: June - July 2006

Kenneth Shepsle
George D. Markham Professor of Government
Harvard University
Visited: February 2006

Kaushik Mitra
Professor of Economics
Royal Holloway College
Visited: January - March 2006

EOPP Visitors in 2005

Debraj Ray
Julius Silver Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
New York University
Visited:December 2005

Sharun Mukand
Professor of Economics
Tufts University
Visited: October 2005