2nd LSE Workshop on Political Economy of Turkey - CALL FOR PAPERS


May 18th 2020

Time: TBC   Venue: LSE
Organisers: Orkun Saka (University of Sussex, LSE & SRC), Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, King’s College London, LSE & IZA)


The European Institute and the Systemic Risk Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science will jointly organize a workshop on Political Economy of Turkey. The workshop will provide a platform for researchers and policymakers to discuss new research and to identify areas where further academic and policy-oriented work is needed. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome.

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

• Capital markets governance, bank credit, systemic risks and debt management
• Trade and firm performance
• Political crises, democracy and nationalism
• Economics of immigration
• Educational reforms, family and health policies, and topics in public economics

The workshop features a keynote speech by Sule Alan (European University Institute, J-PAL, IPA & Character Lab).

Registration: There is no registration fee. An invitation-only conference dinner will be hosted on 17th May 2020.
Expenses: Travel costs for the presenters will be covered by the workshop organisers. 
Submission: To submit a paper (full papers accepted only – preliminary versions also welcome), please send an email to Orkun Saka at o.saka@lse.ac.uk. In the subject header please add “Submission: Workshop on Political Economy of Turkey”. In the case of multiple-authored papers, indicate who will present the paper.
Deadline and resultsThe deadline for the submission of papers is 1st March 2020. The authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by 15th March 2020.

Programme Committee:
Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, King’s College London, LSE & IZA)
Paul De Grauwe (LSE, CEPR & CESifo)
Selva Demiralp (Koç University)
Asli Demirguc-Kunt (World Bank)
Refet Gurkaynak (Bilkent University, CEPR & CESifo)
Timur Kuran (Duke University)
Adeel Malik (University of Oxford)
Berkay Ozcan (LSE)
Dani Rodrik (Harvard University, CEPR, CESifo, IZA & NBER)
Orkun Saka (University of Sussex, LSE & SRC)
Waltraud Schelkle (LSE)