The Political Economy (POE) programme caters to an increasing demand for political economy research in economics and political science. The world is facing radical political transformations and a public backlash against globalization, immigration, and inequality, which have ignited extreme policy positions in many countries, both developed and developing. Altogether, these topics call for more discussion in the scientific community on the interaction between politics and economics.
The POE programme aims to foster a lively intellectual debate on these issues, as well as the broader perennial political problems associated with political economy research, spread research findings to a broader audience, and offer policymakers valuable recommendations for the design of novel and ambitious policies.
Key areas covered are:-
- influence of political frictions on economic policies
- link between political failures and market failures, including protests and conflicts
- effects of media, lobbying and corruption on political and economic outcomes
- political institutions design, voting systems/behaviour and cultural economics
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- Central Banking
During the Covid-19 pandemic governments had to take unpopular measures to restrict our freedoms, and we had to choose whether we did what we were told. Were governments in countries with free media more likely to act – and were their citizens more likely to comply? Tim Besley and Sacha Dray talk to Tim Phillips about their new research.