4th Sheffield Workshop in Political Economy

Friday 19 January 2018

Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), The University of Sheffield, 219 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP

The Political Economy Research Group (PERG) at the University of Sheffield would like to invite you to the fourth Sheffield Workshop in Political Economy. The aim of this workshop is to provide an interactive platform for discussing recent advances in political economy and to stimulate collaboration and interdisciplinary thinking between economists and political scientists.

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Keynote Speaker

Photo of Professor Tim BesleyProfessor Tim Besley (London School of Economics).

Tim Besley is Professor of Economics and Political Science at the London School of Economics, an Associate of STICERD’s Economic Organisation and Public Policy programme, and a member of the Steering Group for the International Growth Centre (IGC). He also served on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from September 2006 to August 2009.

He previously taught at Princeton University, and is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

He is one of the leading economists involved in restoring the study of political economy to prominence in mainstream economics. He has published widely on a variety of topics, mainly with a policy focus. He has been a Co-Editor of the American Economic Review, and Editor of the Economic Journal. He currently serves on the editorial boards of numerous other professional journals. His professional honours include being a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a British Academy Research Reader. In 2005, he won the prestigious biannual Yrjö Jahnsson Award for his research.   

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