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Political Science and Political Economy Research Seminar

Many of our seminars and public events this year will continue as online seminars or as online and in person. Please check our website listings and Twitter feed @STICERD_LSE for updates.

Unless otherwise specified, current restrictions mean in-person seminars are only open to members of the LSE community (those with a valid LSE ID card).

Those unable to join the seminars in-person are welcome to participate via zoom.


The Political Science and Political Economy (PSPE) research group at the LSE brings together faculty and PhD students who do quantitative and/or formal research on political institutions, political behaviour, public policy, and political economy.

The PSPE Research Seminar provides a venue for researchers (mostly from outside of the LSE) to present their work.

These seminars are held on Tuesdays in term time at 14.00-15.30, both ONLINE AND IN PERSON in room 32L 3.05, unless specified otherwise.

Seminar coordinator: Dr Stephane Wolton

Contact gov.comms@lse.ac.uk to be added to the mailing list and to recieve the zoom link.


Dylan Glover (INSEAD)

This event is both online and in person

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH






Davide Cantoni (Munich)

This event is both online and in person


Agnes Cornell (University of Gothenburg)

This event is both online and in person



Jan Zapal (CERGE-EI)

This event is both online and in person



Dylan Glover (INSEAD)

This event is both online and in person

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


Jan Zapal (CERGE-EI)

This event is both online and in person



Agnes Cornell (University of Gothenburg)

This event is both online and in person


Davide Cantoni (Munich)

This event is both online and in person







Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)






Maria Petrova (New Economic School, Moscow)




Christoph Trebesch (Kiel University)




Alexandra Scacco (WZB Berlin Social Science Center)




Ilyana Kuziemko (Princeton University)


Michela Cella (University of Milan Bicocca)








Mathias Thoenig (University of Lausanne) joint with Johannes Buggle,Thierry Mayer and Seyhun Orcan Sakalli



Roland Benabou (Princeton University) joint with Armin Falk and Jean Tirole



Michela Cella (University of Milan Bicocca)


Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University) joint with Melanie Meng Xue







Ken Schotts (Graduate School of Business, Stanford University) joint with Anqi Li and Davin Raiha






Maggie Penn (Washington University, St Louis) joint with John W. Patty


Alessandra Casella (Columbia University) joint with Thomas Palfrey



James Fearon (Stanford University) joint with Xin Jin



Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (Harris School, University of Chicago)



Raul Sanchez de la Sierra (UC Berkeley) joint with Kristof Titeca





Sanjeev Goyal (Christ's College, Cambridge) joint with Marcin Dziubinski and David E.N. Minarsch





Georgy Egorov (Northwestern) joint with Leonardo Bursztyn and Stefano Fiorin




Alessandro Riboni (Ecole Polytechnique and CREST) joint with Alberto Alesina and Bryony Reich



Gabriele Gratton (UNSW Business School) joint with Richard Holden and Barton Lee




Jonathan Woon (University of Pittsburgh)





Sanjeev Goyal (Christ's College, Cambridge)








Stefan Krasa (UofI, Urbana-Champaign)








Andrea Mattozzi (CalTech and AUB) joint with David K. Levine



Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson University)



Ken Scheve (Stanford University) joint with Michael Bechtel and Roman Liesch







Paola Conconi (ULB, CEPR, CESifo and CEP) joint with Laurent Bouton, Francisco Pino and Maurizio Zanardi










Octavia Dana Foarta (Stanford Graduate School of Business) joint with Takuo Sugaya


Alessandro Lizzeri (New York University) joint with Laurent Bouton and Nicola Persico








Marco Battaglini (Cornell University) joint with Eleonora Patacchini























Joan Esteban (Barcelona) joint with Massimo Morelli and Dominic Rohner






Allan Drazen (University of Maryland) joint with S. Boragan Aruoba and Razvan Vlaicu













Bard Harstad (University of Oslo) joint with Torben Mideksa




Filipe Campante (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University) joint with Quoc-Anh Do and Bernardo Guimaraes


Aniol Llorente-Saguer (Queen Mary University of London) joint with Laurent Bouton and Frederic Malherbe







Marina Agranov (California Institute of Technology) joint with Chloe Tergiman







Francesco Trebbi (University of British Columbia) joint with Patrick Francois and Ilia Rainer




Enriqueta Aragones (Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica-CSIC and Barcelona-GSE) joint with Dimitrios Xefteris








Shanker Satyanath (New York University) joint with Kishore Gawande and Devesh Kapur






Kristian Gleditsch (University of Essex) joint with Simon Hug, Livia Isabella Schubiger and Julian Wucherpfennig



Kris Ramsay (Princeton University) joint with Mark Fey and Adam Meirowitz


Daniel Diermeier (Northwestern University) joint with Carlo Prato and Razvan Vlaicu






John Duggan (Rochester) joint with Jean Guillaume Forand


Andre Blais (University of Montreal) joint with Jean-Benoit Pilet, Karine van der Straeten, Jean-François Laslier,and Maxime Héroux-Legault


Thomas Palfrey (CalTech) joint with Alessandra Casella and Sebastien Turban









Nicholas Sahaguet (HEC Montreal) joint with Stéphane Mechoulan, Dalhousie University












Filipe Campante (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University) joint with Daniel Hojman, Harvard University


Riccardo Puglisi (Universita di Padua)



Stefano Gagliarducci (University of Roma II Tor Vergata) joint with Decio Coviello, University of Roma II Tor Vergata


Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (Harris School, University of Chicago)




Ken Schotts (Graduate School of Business, Stanford University) joint with Scott Ashworth


Thad Dunning (Yale University) joint with Janhavi Nilekani (Harvard University)




Micael Castanheira (University of Brussles (ULB)) joint with Benoit Crutzen



Konstatin Sonin (New Economic School, Moscow) joint with Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Georgy Egorov (Northwestern)





Shanker Satyanath (New York University) joint with Daniel Berger, William Easterly and Nathan Nunn



Christopher Kam (University of British Columbia)


Erik Snowberg (California Institute of Technology) joint with Stephen Ansolabehere (Harvard University) and Marc Meredith (University of Pennsylvania)


Tommaso Nannicini (Bocconi University) joint with Vincenzo Galasso, Bocconi University





Thomas Plümper (Essex University) joint with Eric Neumayer, London School of Economics and Political Science



Francesco Squintani (Warwick University) joint with Dan Bernhardt and Odilon Camara (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)



Michael Laver (NYU) joint with Ernest Sergenti, New York University, and Michel Schilperoord, Erasmus University Rotterdam


Nolan McCarty (Princeton) joint with Stu Jordan (University of Rochester)





Tim Feddersen (Northwestern) joint with Vadim Cherepanov and Alvaro Sandroni