POLECON Webinars

POLECON Group Webinars: 

  • The Political Economy Webinar series, autumn sessions: 2 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December 2020. After the success of the spring sessions, we are very happy to announce that the monthly political economics webinar series will resume after the summer break. For more info read here and register.
  • The Political Economy Webinar series, spring sessions held on 6 May, 3 June and 1 July 2020.
    The new monthly political economics webinar series started on 6th May 2020.


Watch the recording of the first webinar, by Daron Acemoglu, MIT and CEPR, presenting: "War, Socialism and the Rise of Fascism in Italy: An Empirical Exploration”. 


Watch the recording of the second webinar by Guido Tabellini, University of Bocconi and CEPR, presenting: "Economic Shocks and Populism: the Political Implications of Reference Dependent Preferences”.


Watch the recording of the third webinar by Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University and CEPR) presenting "News vs. Novelas: Can Entertainment Media Undermine Dictatorships?".

Other related Webinars:

  • The NYC Media Zoom Seminar. The NYC Media Seminar was founded in 2013 with the goal of linking economists in the greater New York area with economic and other social science research relevant to media markets.  The seminar is jointly organized by Lisa George at Hunter College and Miklos Sarvary at Columbia Business School and has been generously supported by the Columbia Media Program.  Past schedules are available here and here. The NYC Media Seminar is now on Zoomand we are pleased to open the series to researchers outside of the New York region.   On Tuesday, June 2, Andrey Simonov (Columbia) will present “The Persuasive Effect of Fox News: Non-Compliance with Social Distancing During the Covid-19 Pandemic.”  The seminar runs 10:30-12:00 in NYC (16:30-18:00 Central Europe).   

    You can reach us on Zoom with this link using the following credentials:

    Meeting ID: 982 7388 2086

    Password: 11PennPlza

    No RSVP is necessary for the Zoom seminar, but to receive login credentials and announcements for future events please register for the seminar listserv sending an email to [email protected] with SUBSCRIBE MEDIANYC-L in the e-mail message body.