2nd London Political Finance (POLFIN) Workshop

Event date: 24-25th June 2021, via Zoom
Thorsten Beck (City), Orkun Saka (Sussex & SRC) & Paolo Volpin (City)

The Systemic Risk Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Business School (formerly Cass) at the City, University of London will jointly organize a workshop on the theme of political finance. The workshop will take place virtually (via Zoom) on 24th-25th June 2021. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome. Papers from last year’s inaugural workshop have ended up being published in top journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

There will be a dedicated discussant for each paper, as well as open floor discussion. The papers invited are on the following (non-exclusive) list of topics:

  • Gender/race/minority issues in finance
  • Revolving doors between financial institutions and government
  • Corruption and lobbying in finance
  • Media and finance
  • Interaction of financial cycles with politics
  • Financial crises, political institutions and populism
  • Political/policy uncertainty and corporate risk-taking

The workshop features a keynote speech by Professor Renée B. Adams (Oxford).

The call for papers has now ended. The authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by 16th May 2021. The conference programme should also be made public shortly after that date.

Scientific Committee:
Anat Admati (Stanford)
Thorsten Beck (City)
Matilde Bombardini (UC Berkeley)
Jeffrey Chwieroth (LSE)
Shawn Cole (Harvard)
Jon Danielsson (LSE)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD)
Serdar Dinc (Rutgers)
Barry Eichengreen (UC Berkeley)
Paola Giuliano (UCLA)
Sergei Guriev (Sciences Po)
Simon Johnson (MIT)
Elisabeth Kempf (Chicago)
Orkun Saka (Sussex)
Kelly Shue (Yale)
Dimitri Vayanos (LSE)
Paolo Volpin (City)
Luigi Zingales (Chicago)