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Warwick in Venice hosts the 2017 Political Economy Conference

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Warwick in Venice hosts the 2017 Political Economy Conference

On 19-20 May, 2017, our Department collaborated with two US university departments to discuss political economy research in Venice.

The Department of Economics at Warwick joined forces with the Department of Politics at Princeton University and the Department of Finance at University of Utah to organise the annual Political Economy Conference 2017 held at Warwick in Venice.

Since it first began in 2012, the Political Economy Conference is now in its sixth year and has become an established major academic event where the top Political Economy researchers in the profession from the US and Europe meet annually.

Political Conference 2017

More than 60 faculty delegates discussed political economy research at Warwick in Venice venue, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava. The conference featured 10 seminar talks on both theoretical, experimental and empirical political economy spread over two days. These talks were given by new promising assistant professors as well as by very established scholars, such as David Levine (European University Institute), Thomas Palfrey (Caltech), James Snyder (Harvard University), among many others.

Besides the regular faculty members from over 20 universities around the world, several outstanding PhD and postdoctoral students from Warwick and other universities that will be on the academic job market soon also attended and exchanged their research ideas with the more senior researchers.

The amazing appeal and location of the Palazzo in downtown Venice as well as the Venetian weather made the academic exchange all the more enjoyable. The highlights of the conference were dinner at Paradiso Perduto - a very typical Venetian tavern and lunches in the cloisters of the I Gesuiti church, both less than a couple minutes’ walk from the Warwick in Venice Palazzo.