Comparative Economics Webinar

The Comparative Economics Webinar (CEW) series features recent research from outstanding scholars in the field of comparative economics. CEW is a weekly series of academic presentations that takes place on Wednesdays, starting 6 May 2020.

Each session consists of a 30min presentation followed by a 30min Q&A. Participants are invited to ask questions during the presentation using the Q&A facility in Zoom which will be collated by the moderators.

In order to attend the live session, please register below. We encourage you to sign-up early as spaces are unfortunately limited. After the registration, you will receive an email with the link and password to the webinar.

The webinar programme will look at the following themes over the course of the series: 

  • 3G Internet and Confidence in Government

  • Structural Reforms and Elections: Evidence from a World-Wide New Dataset

  • Africa’s Latent Assets: or, how to be optimistic about African development

  • Will the EU survive?

  • German Division and Reunification and the "Effects" of Communism

  • Measuring Textual Sophistication in Specific Domains Using Machine Learning

  • Populism and Economic Decline

  • The Brexit Vote and Labour Demand: Evidence from Online Job Postings

  • The Democratic Scar of Epidemics

Grand Union DTP students are especially urged to attend any of these excellent sessions where possible. The series has been organised by Professor Nauro Campos (Economics) of UCL and Michael Ganslmeier (DTP 2019 cohort, DPhil Social Policy), and is sponsored by the ESRC Incubator Fund. 

For full details, please visit the dedicated programme page at