Wednesday, December 6, 2017

CFP Deadline Approaching: Workshop on Politics and State Finance

A workshop on "Politics and State Finance in the Peripheries of the Global Economy in Historical Perspective" will take place at University College London on June 6-7, 2018. Keynote speakers will be Tim Besley (London School of Economics) and Larry Neal (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The deadline for paper submissions is December 15, 2017. According to the organizers, the workshop
is open to papers on any time range which focus on peripheries of Europe, Asia and Africa. . . . Proposed papers inter alia will explore topics of fiscal policy, long-term patterns of taxation and government spending, political economy of domestic/foreign debt and defaults, persistence and convergence of fiscal regimes, and the links between global finance and domestic politics.
Interested participants are required submit a 500-word abstract and title together with their academic CV to Participants will be invited to publish an extended abstract of their papers in workshop proceedings and on the website for the project on "Democracy, Autocracy and Sovereign Debt," of which this workshop is a part. Project co-leaders are Coşkun Tunçer (University College London) and Leonardo Weller (Fundação Getúlio Vargas). Please see the complete call for papers for more information. Queries may be addressed to the organizers at