Wednesday 30 September 2015

SERC Urban and Regional Economics seminar series, Winter 2015

Posted by Max Nathan (SERC)

Like true academics, SERC took the summer off and tried to do some writing. We are now back in action with our seminar series, which runs at LSE on Friday afternoons. Full details are here.

First up is LSE's new hire Felipe Carozzi, who'll be talking us through some new work on how anti-corruption programmes shape local (and national) election results. During the rest of this term we have papers from Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (University of Geneva), Sen Chai (Harvard and NBER), Siqi Zheng (Tsinghua), Olmo Silva (LSE), Michael Bikard (LBS), Steven Brakman (Groningen), Florian Mayneris (Louvain) and Maarten Bosker (Erasmus University, Rotterdam).

These seminars are aimed primarily at academics, and the discussion can get technical at points. But we regularly get government and think tank people in the audience too.