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Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies Seminar Series

CCSEE Seminar Series and Special Events

The CCSEE at UCL SSEES (formerly Economics and Business Seminar Series and Centre for Comparative Economics) provides a forum for external and internal speakers to present their new work in Economics and Business.

The Centre covers contemporary topics in Economics, Business and Politics with particular focus in Emerging and Developing Markets. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all events will be held online.

Venue: Zoom
(unless otherwise specified)

Upcoming events

Come back soon for more events

 

Recent Events

Spring Term 2021
Friday 22nd January, 1pm

Why and How Local Presence of Domestic and Foreign Firms Affects New Firm Formation?

Dr Secil Danakol (Aston University)

Friday 29th January, 1pm

The State in Transition after 2020

A round table discussion expanding the scope and insight of the recently launched EBRD Transition report, with a panel of expert academics and EBRD representatives. The discussants are Andrei Yakovlev (HSE), Michael Landesmann (WIIW), Slavo Radosevic (SSEES), Will McDowall (UCL), Zsoka Koczan (EBRD), Julia Korosteleva (SSEES)

Friday 5th February, 1pm

Double-edged sword: Persistent effects of Communism on life satisfaction

Dr Milena Nikolova (University of Groningen)

Friday 12th February, 10am

Heroes and Villains: The Effects of Combat Heroism on Autocratic Values and Nazi Collaboration in France

Prof. Pauline Grosjean (University of New South Wales)

Friday 26th February, 1pm

New bank resolution mechanisms: Is it the end of the bailout era?

Dr Natalia Kryg (EBRD / SSEES)

Friday 5th March, 1pm

The solution of the immigrant paradox: aspirations and expectations of children of migrants

Dr Skerdilajda Zanaj (University of Luxembourg)

Summer Term 2020
May 20: 15.00-16.00

Svetlana Makarova
"Lost in translation? Country-specific uncertainty, coronavirus and machine learning"

May 27: 15.00-16.00

Chiara Amini, Elodie Douarin and Tim Hinks

"Individualism and Attitudes towards Corruption: Evidence from Post-Communist Economies"

June 4: 15.00-16.00

Elodie Douarin and Luca Uberti

"The Plough and the Feminisation U Curve"

June 10: 15.00-16.00

Yuemei Ji

A behavioural macro-banking model: theory and policy

Spring Term 2020

10:00 am to 6:00 pm, 17 January 2020

Special event: Frontiers of Comparative Economics

Oleh Havrylyshyn (CASE) and Elodie Douarin (UCL-SSEES), currently editing the forthcoming Palgrave Handbook of Comparative Economics, discussed preliminary insights.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 22 January 2020

The Roots and Consequences of Euroscepticism: Theory and Some New Evidence

Pei Kuang (University of Birmingham)

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 5 February 2020

Are M&As the new R&D? Evidence from world top R&D investors

Sara Amoroso (European Commission)

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 28 February 2020

Special event: Is Socialism Feasible? Lecture by Geoffrey Hodgson

Geoffrey Hodgson (Loughborough University) will present key insights from his book “Is Socialism Feasible?”.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4 March 2020

- CANCELLED DUE TO UCU STRIKE -

Anna Rebmann (King’s College):

State, Society and Market: Understanding Social Entrepreneurship through a Solidarity Lens

Different location: Hong Kong Alumni Room (221), UCL’s Bentham House, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 17 March 2020

- CANCELLED DUE TO UCU STRIKE -

Special event: Constructing the KOF Index of Globalisation

Jan-Egbert Sturm (EHT Zurich) who participates in the construction of the KOF index yearly, will share his experience.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 20 March 2020

- CANCELLED DUE TO UCU STRIKE -

Angello Martelli (LSE):

Technology and employment in the context of European integration

10:00 am to 6:00 pm, 30 March 2020

- CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 -

Special Event: ESRC LSE/UCL workshop on structural reforms and European integration

Led by Paul DeGrauwe (LSE), Nauro Campos & Yuemei Ji (SSEES)

4:00 am to 6:00 pm, 11 June 2020

Special Event: One-day-workshop: Corruption, rent seeking and informal practices in institutional contexts

Luca Andriani (Birkbeck), Randolph Bruno, Elodie Douarin (SSEES) and Gerhard Schnyder (Loughborough University) co-organise the third edition of this yearly event on institutional economics, this year focusing on informality, with keynotes from Alena Ledeneva (SSEES) and Mushtaq Khan (SOAS).
 

Different location: Loughborough University, London Campus

Autumn Term 2020
Friday 30th October, 2pm

Understanding Social Entrepreneurship through a Solidarity Lens

Dr Anna Rebmann (King’s College London)

Friday 6th November 2pm-4pm

Part of 'Four Fridays For Corruption: Corruption, Rent-Seeking Behaviour and Informal Practices in Institutional Contexts'

The Political Economy of Corruption

D.Sallai & J.Martin - Institutions as agents of systemic corruption and rent seeking
M.Justesen & L.Manzetti - Poverty, Partisanship, and Vote Buying
G.Rodriguez-Garcia - Party System Nationalization Promoting Accountability to Curb Corruption

Friday 13th November 9am-11am

Part of 'Four Fridays For Corruption: Corruption, Rent-Seeking Behaviour and Informal Practices in Institutional Contexts'

Informal Practices, Corruption, and Institutional Change

J.Heathershaw, D.Lewis & T.Mayne - What Happens in London stays in London? The relationship between overseas AML enforcement and the domestic position of kleptocratic ruling elites
K.Jun Choi & J.N.Porteux - Leviathan for Sale: Maritime Police Privatization, Bureaucratic Corruption and the Sewol Disaster
E.Gülsunar - Making Economic Growth Sustained: British Parliament, Legislation and Abolishing Rent-Seeking in Cotton Textile Industry during Industrial Revolution, 1748 – 1832

Friday 19th November 4pm-5.30pm

COVID19, Lockdowns and Income Inequality: An IMF Perspective

Davide Furceri, Nour Tawk and Tahsin Saadi Sedik (IMF)

Friday 20th November 1pm-3pm

Part of 'Four Fridays For Corruption: Corruption, Rent-Seeking Behaviour and Informal Practices in Institutional Contexts'

Consequences of Corruption

A.Tulli - Sweeping the Dirt Under the Rug: Measuring Spillovers from an Anti-Corruption Measure
L.J.Uberti - Corruption and Growth: New Historical Evidence
R.D'Emidio - Policing Corruption or Corrupted Policing? Social norms and integrity in the Ghana Police Service

Friday 27th November 1pm – 3pm

Part of 'Four Fridays For Corruption: Corruption, Rent-Seeking Behaviour and Informal Practices in Institutional Contexts'

Bribery, Anti-social Behaviour and Local Governance

K.S.Weißmüller et al. - Tolerating Bribery in Public, Private, and Hybrid Organizations
J.Celse & G.Mateu - Rent-seeking Tournament with Sabotage: Fighting antisocial behaviours with envy?
Z.Koczan & M.Ganslmeier - Governance in Regions and Cities

Friday 4th December

Crowdsourced Investors' Recommendations and Stock Returns Synchronicity

Dr Junhong Yang (SOAS)

Friday 11th December, 1pm

The political consequences of labour market polarisation.

Dr Angelo Martelli (LSE European Institute)

 

Autumn Term 2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 22 November 2019

EBRD Annual Report Launch 2019

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 06 December 2019

What stayers do? Capital endowments and on-farm transitions in rural China

Dr Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University)

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 10 December 2019

Determinants of Institutional Trust: The Role of the Cultural Context

Luca Andriani (Birkbeck)

Spring Term 2019

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 16 January

Room 431, UCL SSEES

Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University)

“What stayers do? Capital endowments and on-farm transitions in rural China”

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 23 January

Room 431, UCL SSEES

Orkun Saka (LSE)

Lending cycles and real outcomes: Costs of Political Misalignment

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 6 February

Room 431, UCL SSEES

Mariya Gubareva (Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon)

"Capital gains sensitivity of U.S. BBB-rated debt: a Markov-switching application”

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 20 February

Room 431, UCL SSEES

Julia Theresa Eder (Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz)

“Beyond Russian neo-imperialist interests: Byelorussian and Armenian viewpoints on industrial cooperation in the Eurasian Economic Union”

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 6 March

Room 431, UCL SSEES

Jeremy Celse (Burgundy Business School)

TBA

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 13 March

Room 431, UCL SSEES

Carolina Castaldi (Eindhoven University of Technology)

“Emerging market multinational enterprises taking over United States trademarks: predating or leveraging?”

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 20 March

Room 431, UCL SSEES

Eugene Nivorozhkin (UCL)

"The Varying Effects of School Autonomy: New Evidence from Russian Regions"

Autumn Term 2018

12:15 pm to 1:45 pm, 03 October 2018

Room 431, UCL SSEES

Luca Andriani: Determinants of Institutional Trust: The Role of the Cultural Context

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 17 October 2018

Room 431, UCL SSEES                                               

Maria Balgova: Reducing Non-Performing Loans: Stylised Facts and Economic Impact

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 31 October 2018

Room 431, UCL SSEES

Konstantinos Matakos: Winning Hearts and Minds: The Role of Cultural, Economic and Security Considerations on the Successful Integration of Syrian Refugees in Turkey

10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 14 November 2018
Room 432, UCL SSEES

EBRD Transition Report 2018-19: Work in transition

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 21 November 2018
Room 431, UCL SSEES

Michael Fritsch: Historical Roots of Entrepreneurial Culture and Innovation Activity

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 05 December 2018
Room 431, UCL SSEES
Tom Ivlevs: International tourist arrivals and attitudes towards immigration: Evidence from Europe
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 12 December 2018
Room 431, UCL SSEES

Zoltan Adam: State and Faith: Right-wing Pop-ulism and Nationalized Religion in Hungary

Spring Term 2018
10 January 2017 12.30-14.00
Room 431, UCL SSEES

Dr Jan Fidrmuc: Colonial Legacies in the Chinese Labour Market

24 January 2017 12.30-14.00
Room 431, UCL SSEES                                               

Dr Neil Cummins (LSE)
The Big Sort: Selective Migration and the Decline of Northern England, 1800-2017

7 February 2018 12.30-14.00
Room 431, UCL SSEES

Dr Thiemo Fetzer: Does Migration Cause Extreme Voting?

21 February 2018 12.30-14.00
Room 432, UCL SSEES

Dr Anna Grosman and Prof Tomek Mickiewicz: The Impact of CEO Change under Constraints of Complexity

14 March 2018 12.30-14.00
Room 431, UCL SSEES

Pr. Amrita Dhillon: Electoral Competition and Corruption: Theory and Evidence from India

21 March 2018 12.30-14.00
Room 431, UCL SSEES

Dr. Francesca Gagliardi: Institutional Complementarities: Disciplines, Methods and Future Research

9 May 2018 12.30-14.00
Room 431, UCL SSEES

Dr. Christopher Hartwell: The (institutional) distance to here: formal and informal institutions and their impact on firm valuation

Autumn Term 2017
04 Oct 2017 12.30-14.00
Room 433, UCL SSEES

Dr. Dragos Radu (KCL)
Emigration and Political Change in the Sending Country”

25 Oct 2017 12.30-14.00
Room 433, UCL SSEES

Dr Sandra Sequeira (LSE):
“Migrants and the Making of America:  the Short and Long-Run Effects of Immigration during the Age of Mass Migration”

01 Nov 2017 12.30-14.00
Room 433, UCL SSEES

Dr Matteo Sandi (LSE)
"Autonomous Schools and Strategic Pupil Exclusion"

15 Nov 2017 12.30-14.00
Room 433, UCL SSEES

Dr Pierre-Louis Vezina (KCL):
“Corruption: the Long Shadow of the Gulag”

29 Nov 2017 10.00-13.00

IAS Common Ground

EBRD Transition Report Launch
“Growth”
Alex Plekhanov and Peter Sanfey will present the key findings of this year’s report

 Past Events:

Working papers: CCSEE Working papers