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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.

Venue: Masaryk Room, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton St, London, WC1H 0BW
(unless otherwise specified)

Each talk is followed by a Wine and Cake Reception

Events Spring/Summer 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

Recent Events

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