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Conferences & Presentations

 

2016

  1. European Development Network Scientific Conference, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, December 6-7, 2016.
  2. INTECO Workshop XIII, Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain, November 24, 2016, The Political Economy of Foreign Aid (Keynote).
  3. International Political Economy Society Meeting, November 11-12, 2016, Duke University, USA, The International Finance Corporation's hidden lending motives.
  4. University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, October 14, 2016, Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.
  5. Frisch-PRIO Workshop on Foreign Aid, Oslo, Norway, September 7, 2016, Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.
  6. Doctoral Research Colloquium, “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Development Economics," University of Freiburg, Germany, July 22-23, 2016, discussant.
  7. IWH Symposium: Geospatial Analysis of Disasters, Heidelberg University, Germany, July 18-19, 2016, discussant.
  8. Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, University of Salzburg, Austria, July 23-24, 2016, discussant.
  9. Development Economics Conference – Göttinger Schule, University of Goettingen, Germany, June 23-24, 2016, Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.
  10. Workshop on "Global Challenges" jointly organized by BAFFI CAREFIN Center (Bocconi University), Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano (University of Milan), Laboratorio di Analisi Monetaria (Università Cattolica) and DEMS (University of Milan Bicocca), University of Milan Bicocca, Milan, Italy, June 13, 2016, Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.
  11. Conference “Public Opinion and Foreign Aid: Methodology and Policy Perspectives,” University of Essex, United Kingdom, April 29-30, 2016, discussant.
  12. Aktionsrat Bildung, Munich, Germany, April 22, 2016, Globalisierung: Von der Entdifferenzierung zur Redifferenzierung.
  13. European Public Choice Society (EPCS), Freiburg, Germany, March 30-April 2, 2016, Presidential Address: The Political Economy of Foreign Aid.
  14. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, March 17, 2016, Aid and growth. New evidence using an excludable instrument.
  15. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, March 16, 2016, Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.
  16. Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, March 9, 2016, Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.
  17. University of Geneva, Switzerland, February 24, 2016, Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.

2015

  1. European Development Network Scientific Conference, December 3-5, 2015, Oslo, Norway.
  2. Doctoral Research Colloquium, “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Development Economics," ETH Zurich and University of Zurich, Switzerland, November 11-12, 2015, discussant.
  3. Entwicklungszusammenarbeit in Afrika: Zwischen Aufbruch und Migration, Podiumsdiskussion, organized by the Hanns Seidel Stiftung, November 5, 2015, Munich, Germany.
  4. 4th Annual Greek Public Policy Forum, Kiani Beach Resort, Chania, Greece, October 9-10, Who controls the IMF?
  5. Political Economy Workshop: Theory meets Empirics, Konstanz, Germany, September 18-19, Aid and Growth at the Regional Level.
  6. KOF-ETH-UZH Seminar in International Economic Policy, Zurich, Switzerland, September 17, 2015, Aid and Growth at the Regional Level.
  7. European Commission, Lunch-time Conference External Cooperation Infopoint, Brussels, Belgium, September 10, 2015, The EU, Africa and New Donors – Recognizing the role of emerging donors in development.
  8. European Commission, Africa Directorate, Brussels, Belgium, September 10, 2015, Recognising the Role of Southern Providers of Aid in Development.
  9. Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2, 2015, Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.
  10. 30th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, August 24-27, 2015, Mannheim, Germany.
  11. Silvaplana Workshop on Political Economy, July 25-29, 2015, Pontresina, Switzerland, Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.
  12. Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, Hannover University, Germany, June 26-27, 2015, discussant.
  13. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Development Economics,” Kiel, Germany, June 12-13, 2015, discussant.
  14. European Development Days, Brussels, Belgium, June 3, 2015, Recognising the role of Southern providers of aid in development.
  15. International Conference on Globalization and Development, University of Goettingen, Germany, May 11-12, 2015, discussant.
  16. University of Gothenburg, Sweden, April 21, 2015, Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.
  17. Conference on Financing for Development, International Monetary Fund, Centre for Finance and Development and UK Department for International Development, April 15-17, 2015, Graduate Institute Geneva, Aid and Growth at the Regional Level.
  18. The European Public Choice Society Meeting 2015, University of Groningen, April 7-10, 2015, Groningen, Netherlands, (1) Aid and growth. New evidence using an excludable instrument, (2) Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance, (3) Does terror migrate?
  19. ESG Management School, Paris, France, March 19, 2015, Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.
  20. WirtschaftsWoche-Roundtable zur Lage der VWL, Düsseldorf, Germany, March 17, 2015.
  21. Applied Economics Seminar, University of Mannheim, March 11, 2015. Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.
  22. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Economic Policy,” Frankfurt, Germany, March 3-5, 2015.
  23. Sheffield Workshop in Political Economy, February 5, 2015, University of Sheffield, UK, Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance.

2014

  1. SNIS Dissemination Workshop "The proliferation of multilateral funds,“ University of Zurich, September 9, 2014, Zurich, Switzerland.
  2. South-South Development Cooperation - Chances and Challenges for the International Aid Architecture, Heidelberg University, September 26-27, 2014, Heidelberg, Germany.
  3. Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), Annual Meeting, September 7-10, 2014, Hamburg, Germany, Geopolitics, Aid and Growth.
  4. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Development Economics,” June 27-28, 2014, Passau, Germany.
  5. Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany, June 19-21, 2014.
  6. European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT), CEPR and Erasmus School of Economics, June 4-6, 2014, Oslo, Norway.
  7. The Future of Political Economics, Walter-Eucken-Institute, May 29-31, 2014, Freiburg, Germany, Geopolitics, Aid and Growth.
  8. Terrorism and Policy Conference, May 21-24, 2014, Richardson, Texas, USA, Weapons of Choice.
  9. Podiumsdiskussion: Impulse aus der Krise, May 13, 2014, Heidelberg University, Germany.
  10. The European Public Choice Society Meeting 2014, Robinson College, April 3-6, 2014, Cambridge, Great-Britain, (1) Information Transmission within federal fiscal architectures: Theory and evidence, (2) Gesture Politics or Real Commitment? Gender Inequality and the Allocation of Aid, (3) Government Ideology in Donor and Recipient Countries: Does Political Proximity Matter for the Effectiveness of Aid?
  11. University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science, March 5, 2014, St. Gallen, Switzerland, Geopolitics, Aid and Growth.
  12. Political Economy of International Organizations VII, January 16-18, 2014, Princeton University, Princeton, USA, Information Transmission within federal fiscal architectures: Theory and evidence.

2013

  1. European Development Network Scientific Conference, December 11-12, 2013, Berlin, Germany, Geopolitics, Aid and Growth.
  2. Liberty Fund Workshop “Liberty and Responsibility in Polycentric Circles: The Ostrom Legacy,” November 7-10, 2013, Frankfurt, Germany.
  3. CERDI, University of Auvergne, October 29, 2013, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Geopolitics, Aid and Growth.
  4. University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, October 9, 2013, Milan, Italy, Geopolitics, Aid and Growth.
  5. Silvaplana Workshop on Political Economy, July 20-24, 2013, Pontresina, Switzerland, Geopolitics, Aid and Growth.
  6. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Development Economics,” June 21-22, 2013, Munich, Germany, Geopolitics, Aid and Growth.
  7. Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, University of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 13-16, 2013, (1) Geopolitics, Aid and Growth, (2) Information Transmission and Fiscal Decentralization: Theory and Evidence.
  8. Macht Hilfe abhängig? Eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im südlichen Afrika, Podiumsdiskussion, organized by Go Ahead!, May 7, 2013, Heidelberg, Germany.
  9. Research Frontiers in Foreign Aid, April 26-27, 2013, Princeton University, Princeton, USA, Geopolitics, Aid and Growth.
  10. European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, April 3-6, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland, (1) Geopolitics, Aid and Growth, (2) Information Transmission and Fiscal Decentralization: Theory and Evidence.
  11. Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), March 22, 2013, Lisbon, Portugal, Geopolitics, Aid and Growth.
  12. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Economic Policy,” March 12-14, 2013, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  13. Warwick Political Economy Workshop, March 9-10, 2013, Venice, Italy, Geopolitics, Aid and Growth.
  14. Political Economy of International Organizations VI, February 7-9, 2013, Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg, Germany, (1) The Determinants of Election to the United Nations Security Council, (2) Geopolitics, Aid and Growth.


2012

  1. Measuring Globalization: An International Workshop, November 22-23, 2012, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands, co-organizer.
  2. Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), Annual Meeting, September 9-12, 2012, Goettingen, Germany, The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?
  3. Applied Economics and Econometrics Seminar, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany, September 5, 2012, Buying Votes and International Organizations.
  4. Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, University of Groningen, Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands, July 12-14, 2012, discussant.
  5. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Development Economics,” June 22-23, 2012, Bonn, Germany.
  6. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Economic Policy,” March 13-15, 2012, Münster, Germany.
  7. World Congress of the Public Choice Societies, March 8-11, 2012, Miami, USA, Country or Leader? Political Change and UN General Assembly Voting.
  8. Workshop on Human Trafficking, International Crime and National Security: A Human Rights Perspective, University of Goettingen, Germany, February 3-4, 2012, Does legalized prostitution increase human trafficking?
  9. Political Economy of International Organizations V, January 26-28, 2012, Philadelphia, USA, The Spread of Anti-Trafficking Policies - Evidence from a new index.


2011

  1. The Effectiveness of Aid for Development, Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC) and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Barcelona, Spain, December 12-13, 2011, The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?
  2. Kolloqium "Marginalisierung Europas," Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration e.V., Heidelberg, Germany, November 10, 2011, Wer kontrolliert den IWF und die Weltbank?
  3. Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany, October 26, 2011, The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?
  4. University of St. Gallen, Global Democratic Governance Speakers' Series, St. Gallen, Switzerland, October 5, 2011, The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?
  5. Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), Annual Meeting, September 4-7, 2011, Frankfurt, Germany, Does Terror Migrate? A test.
  6. Silvaplana Workshop on Political Economy, July 23-27, 2011, Pontresina, Switzerland, Sticks and Carrots in International Terrorism.
  7. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Development Economics,” June 24-25, 2011, Berlin, Germany, Rogue Aid? The Determinants of China’s Aid Allocation.
  8. Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium, June 17-19, 2011, Measuring anti-trafficking policies: How do they spread across countries?
  9. 2011 Workshop on Terrorism and Policy, University of Texas at Dallas, May 18-20, 2011, Terror and foreign aid: Explaining the increase of aid budgets in the new millennium.
  10. European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, April 28- Mai 1, 2011, Rennes, France, Buying Votes and International Organizations.
  11. Symposium “Offbeat Economics” in Honor of Bruno S. Frey’s 70th Birthday, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, April 13, 2011.
  12. National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan, March 23, 2011, Political Influences in the IMF and the World Bank.
  13. National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, March 22, 2011, Measuring Globalization and its Consequences.
  14. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Economic Policy,” March 15-17, 2011, Goslar, Germany, The Devil Is in the Shadow. Do Institutions Affect Income and Productivity or only Official Income and Official Productivity?
  15. Political Economy of International Finance (PEIF), February 3-4, 2011, Berlin, Germany, discussant.
  16. Political Economy of International Organizations IV, January 27-29, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, (1) Buying Votes and International Organizations, (2) Sticks and Carrots in International Terrorism.


2010

  1. Workshop: Politics in Times of Crisis, December 3-4, 2010, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?
  2. University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany, November 24, 2010, The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?
  3. Hamburg Lectures on Law & Economics, Hamburg, Germany, July 15, 2010, The Devil Is in the Shadow. Do Institutions Affect Income and Productivity or only Official Income and Official Productivity?
  4. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Development Economics,” June 18-19, 2010, Hannover, Germany, Are ‘New’ Donors Different? Comparing the Allocation of Bilateral Aid between Non-DAC and DAC Donor Countries.
  5. 2010 Workshop on Terrorism and Policy, University of Texas at Dallas, May 20-21, 2010, Does Terror Migrate? Empirical evidence for the EU.
  6. ETH Zurich, Center for International Studies, Zurich, Switzerland, May 17, 2010, The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?
  7. University of Osnabrück, Economic Research Seminar, Osnabrück, Germany, April 27, 2010, The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?
  8. European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, April 8-11, 2010, Izmir, Turkey, The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?
  9. Aid Transparency and Development Finance: Lessons and Insights from AidData, March 22-25, 2010, University College, Oxford, Are ‘New’ Donors Different? Comparing the Allocation of Bilateral Aid between Non-DAC and DAC Donor Countries.
  10. Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, Aarhus University, Denmark, March 5-6, 2010, Are ‘New’ Donors Different? Comparing the Allocation of Bilateral Aid between Non-DAC and DAC Donor Countries.
  11. University of Kassel, Department of Economics, Kassel, Germany, February 3, 2010, The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?
  12. Political Economy of International Organizations III, January 28-30, 2010, Washington D.C., USA, (1) The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?, (2) Membership in International Organizations as a Signaling Device for Foreign Investors.


2009

  1. Workshop: Politics in Times of Crisis, December 4-5, 2009, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Discussant.
  2. International Political Economy Society Meeting, November 13-14, 2009, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA, Acting Autonomously or Mimicking the State and Peers? A Panel Tobit Analysis of Financial Dependence and Aid Allocation by Swiss NGOs.
  3. Workshop “Strategies for Solving Global Crises – The Financial Crisis and Beyond,” October 16-17, 2009, Goettingen, Germany, Does the IMF Help or Hurt? The Effect of IMF Programs on the Likelihood and Outcome of Currency Crises (keynote).
  4. ECB International Seminar Series, European Central Bank, October 13, 2009, Frankfurt, Germany, The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?
  5. Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), Annual Meeting, September 8-11, 2009, Magdeburg, Germany, Read my lips: the role of information transmission in multilateral reform design.
  6. 24th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, August 23-27, 2009, Barcelona, Spain, The costs of favoritism: Do international politics affect World Bank project quality?
  7. Silvaplana Workshop on Political Economy, July 25-29, 2009, Pontresina, Switzerland, Global horse trading and its consequences (after dinner paper).
  8. The Shadow Economy, Tax Evasion and Social Norms, University of Muenster, July 23-26, 2009, Muenster, Germany, Institutions, Corruption, and the size of the Shadow Economy (keynote).
  9. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Development Economics,” June 26-27, 2009, Frankfurt, Germany, (1) The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective? (2) Acting Autonomously or Mimicking the State and Peers? A Panel Tobit Analysis of Financial Dependence and Aid Allocation by Swiss NGOs.
  10. Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, ETH Zuerich, Switzerland, May 22-23, 2009, Acting Autonomously or Mimicking the State and Peers? A Panel Tobit Analysis of Financial Dependence and Aid Allocation by Swiss NGOs.
  11. Maastricht University, International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development (ICIS), Maastricht, Netherlands, April 23, 2009, Globalization Indices, economic growth and happiness.
  12. University of Bergen, Department of Economics, April 17, 2009, Bergen, Norway, The costs of favoritism: Do international politics affect World Bank project quality?
  13. European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, April 2-5, 2009, Athens, Greece, (1) Agency and communication in IMF conditional lending: theory and empirical evidence; (2) Does the IMF Help or Hurt? The Effect of IMF programs on the likelihood and outcome of currency crises.
  14. University of Sao Paulo, Symposium on Compliance, March 16-17, 2009, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Do the IMF and the World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly?
  15. Göttinger Workshop “Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen,”, March 12-14, 2009, Göttingen, Germany, Agency and communication in IMF conditional lending: theory and empirical evidence.
  16. University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, February 11, 2009, Milan, Italy, The costs of favoritism: Do international politics affect World Bank project quality?.
  17. Political Economy of International Organizations II, January 29-31, 2009, Geneva, Switzerland, Country or Leader? Political Change and UN General Assembly Voting.
  18. Experts meeting on the impact of the recent food, energy, financial crises and the ensuing global economic slowdown on the achievement of the MDGs, January 15, 2009, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, Prospects of achieving the MDGs in light of the global economic context.


2008

  1. University of Kiel, Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, December 16, 2008, Kiel, Germany, The costs of favoritism: Do international politics affect World Bank project quality?
  2. University of Bayreuth, Department of Law and Economics, December 3, 2008, Bayreuth, Germany, The costs of favoritism: Do international politics affect World Bank project quality?
  3. CESifo, University of Dresden, and ifo Dresden workshop on Political Economy, November 28-29, 2008, Dresden, Germany, Global Horse Trading: IMF loans for votes in the United Nations Security Council.
  4. University of Dresden, Symposium anlässlich des zehnjährigen Bestehens des Studiengangs "Internationale Beziehungen," November 27-29, 2008, Dresden, Germany, Failed States as Problem of International Relations.
  5. International Political Economy Society Meeting, November 14-15, 2008, University of Pennsylvania, USA, The costs of favoritism: Do international politics affect World Bank project quality?
  6. University of Duisburg-Essen, Mercator School of Management, November 12, 2008, Duisburg, Germany, Is politically-driven aid less effective?
  7. University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, October 22, 2008, Essen, Germany, The devil is in the shadow – Do institutions affect income and productivity or only official income and official productivity?
  8. Radboud University Nijmegen, October 21, 2008, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Does the IMF Help or Hurt? The Effect of IMF programs on the likelihood and outcome of currency crises.
  9. Political Economy workshop at Trinity College Dublin, October 17, 2008, Dublin, Ireland, Does Membership in International Organizations Increase Governments' Credibility? A Test on the Effects of Delegating Powers.
  10. Beyond Basic Questions Workshop, Goettingen, Germany, October 10-11, 2008, The costs of favoritism: Do international politics affect World Bank project quality?
  11. Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), Annual Meeting, September 23-26, 2008, Graz, Austria, Does Membership in International Organizations Increase Governments' Credibility? A Test on the Effects of Delegating Powers.
  12. Silvaplana Workshop on Political Economy, July 23-26, 2008, Silvaplana, Switzerland, Does Membership in International Organizations Increase Governments' Credibility? A Test on the Effects of Delegating Powers.
  13. University of Paderborn, June 8, 2008, Paderborn, Germany, Does Membership in International Organizations Increase Governments' Credibility? A Test on the Effects of Delegating Powers.
  14. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Development Economics”, May 31, 2008, Zurich, Switzerland, The devil is in the shadow – Do institutions affect income and productivity or only official income and official productivity?
  15. The Annual British American Business Conference in London, Globalisation – The Second Wave, May 20, 2008, London, United Kingdom, Panel of Economists – Who will be the winners and losers?
  16. Maastricht University, International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development (ICIS), Maastricht, Netherlands, April 17, 2008, Globalisation Indices, economic growth and happiness.
  17. European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, March 27-30, 2008, Jena, Germany, Does Membership in International Organizations Increase Governments' Credibility? A Test on the Effects of Delegating Powers.
  18. BBVA Foundation-Ivie Seminars 2008, International economic integration: new methodologies, February 29, 2008, Valencia, Spain, Measuring Globalization. The KOF index.
  19. Political Economy of International Organizations, February 3-8, 2008, Centro Stefano Franscini at Monte Verità in Ascona, Switzerland, Does the IMF Help or Hurt? The Effect of IMF programs on the likelihood and outcome of currency crises.
  20. CESifo, Area Conference "Global Economy," January 25-26, 2008, Munich, Germany, Does the IMF Help or Hurt? The Effect of IMF programs on the likelihood and outcome of currency crises.
  21. Lund University, Department of Economics, January 16, 2008, Malmö, Sweden, The Political Economy of the United Nations Security Council.


2007

  1. Christmas Meeting of the German-speaking Economists Abroad, December 21-22, 2007, Mannheim, Germany, Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions?
  2. UK Government's Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Globalisation and the labour market, December 13-14, 2007, London, UK, Measuring Globalization and its consequences.
  3. University of Essex, Department of Political Science, November 26, 2007, Essex, UK, Development Aid and International Politics: Does membership on the UN Security Council influence World Bank decisions?
  4. Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland, Composite Indicators – Boon or bane? November 22-23, 2007, Wiesbaden, Germany, Measuring Globalization.
  5. University of Fribourg, Department of Economics, November 8, 2007, Fribourg, Switzerland, Development Aid and International Politics: Does membership on the UN Security Council influence World Bank decisions?
  6. Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), Annual Meeting, October 9-12, 2007, Munich, Germany, The devil is in the shadow – Do institutions affect income and productivity or only official income and official productivity
  7. WIFO, September 21, 2007, Vienna, Austria, Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions?
  8. CSGR 10th Anniversary Conference, The Future of Global and Regional Governance, September 17-19, 2007, Warwick, UK, The Impact of Globalization on the Composition of Government Expenditures. Evidence from Panel Data.
  9. ECSR and TransEurope Conference, Globalization, social inequality and the life course: comparative methodological approaches, September 1-2, 2007, Groningen, The Netherlands, Macro-level Globalization Indices and Micro-level life course data.
  10. ECSR and TransEurope Joint Summer School, Globalization, social inequality and the life course: comparative methodological approaches, August 27-31, 2007, Groningen, The Netherlands, Measuring Globalization (invited lecture).
  11. 22th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, August 27-31, 2007, Budapest, Hungary, Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions?
  12. Liberty Fund Workshop "Liberty in the works of James Buchanan," RATIO, August 16-18, 2007, Stockholm, Sweden.
  13. Silvaplana Workshop on Political Economy, July 25-27, 2007, Silvaplana, Switzerland, Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions?
  14. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Development Economics,” June 29-30, 2007, Göttingen, Germany, Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions?
  15. International Society for New Institutional Economics, June 21-23, 2007, Reykjavik, Iceland, The Politics of IMF Forecasts.
  16. Canadian Economic Association, June 1-3, 2007, Halifax, Canada, (1) Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions? (2) The Politics of IMF Forecasts.
  17. Yale University, Department of Political Science, April 16, 2007, New Haven, USA, Do IMF and World Bank programs induce government crises? An empirical analysis.
  18. Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2007, April 11-13, 2007, Warwick, UK, Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions?
  19. European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, March 29-April 1, 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (1) Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions? (2) Human Rights and UN Voting: An Empirical Analysis.
  20. Multinational Corporations and Politics, March 23-24, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, USA, Greasing the wheels of entrepreneurship? The impact of regulations and corruption on firm entry.
  21. International Studies Association, February 28-March 3, 2007, Chicago, USA, (1) Panel Discussion on Academic and Non-Academic Careers; (2) Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions?


2006

  1. International Political Economy Society Inaugural Meeting, November 17-18, 2006, Princeton University, USA, Do IMF and World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly?
  2. ISA-NE/NPSA, November 9-11, 2006, Boston, USA, Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions?
  3. Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI Essen), October 5, 2006, Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions? Evidence from panel data.
  4. Subventionen und Subventionsabbau, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI Essen), October 4, 2006.
  5. Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), Annual Meeting, September 26-29, 2006, Bayreuth, Germany, Corruption and the Shadow Economy: An Empirical Analysis.
  6. University of Brussels, Department of Applied Economics, November 9, 2006, Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF decisions?
  7. 21th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, August 24-28, 2006, Vienna, Austria, Corruption and the Shadow Economy: An Empirical Analysis.
  8. The Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA), July 4, 2006, Hamburg, Germany, The impact of political leaders’ profession and education on reforms.
  9. Kiel Institute for the World Economy, July 3, 2006, Kiel, Germany, The impact of political leaders’ profession and education on reforms.
  10. ZEW Summer Workshop 2006 on "EU Countries in Fiscal Competition", June 13-16, 2006, Mannheim, Germany, The Impact of Globalization on the Composition of Government Expenditures. Evidence from Panel Data.
  11. AUEB & CESifo-Delphi conference on Global Economic Imbalances: Prospects and Remedies, June 2-3, 2006, Delphi, Greece, Has Globalisation Increased Inequality?
  12. University of Bamberg, Department of Sociology, Mai 29, 2006, Bamberg, Germany, Measuring Globalization.
  13. Klaus Weber Treuhand und Wirtschaftsberatung GmbH, Globalisierung – Volkswirtschaftliche Konsequenzen, Mai 20-21, 2006, Düsseldorf, Germany, Die Auflagenpolitik des IWF.
  14. European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, April 20-23, 2006, Turku, Finland, The Impact of Globalization on the Composition of Government Expenditures. Evidence from Panel Data.
  15. International Monetary Fund, IMF Institute Departmental Seminar Series, April 11, 2006, Washington D.C., IMF Conditionality: Theory and Evidence.
  16. Public Choice Society Meeting, March 30-April 2, 2006, New Orleans, USA, The Impact of Globalization on the Composition of Government Expenditures. Evidence from Panel Data.
  17. seco Klausur, Bereich „Wirtschaftliche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit“, March 9, 2006, Schloss Hünigen, Konolfingen, Switzerland, Gründe für die Erfolglosigkeit der Entwicklungshilfe aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht.
  18. Humboldt Institution on Transatlantic Issues, ’The Future of the WTO as Multilateral Organization’, March 6, 2006, Berlin, Germany, Reforming the WTO.
  19. University of Exeter, School of Business and Economics, February 3, 2006, Exeter, United Kingdom, Do IMF and World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly.


2005

  1. Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, ‘International Organisations and Global Environmental Governance’, December 2-3, 2005, Berlin, Germany, The Impact of International Organizations on the Environment: An Empirical Analysis.
  2. Helsinki Center of Economic Research (HECER) Workshop on Fiscal Federalism, November 18-19, 2005, Helsinki, Finland, Power to the People? The Impact of Decentralization on Governance.
  3. Entwicklungshilfe: mehr als eine Alibiübung? Die Schweizer Entwicklungszusammenarbeit auf dem Prüfstand, Podiumsdiskussion, organized by Helvetas and Tages-Anzeiger, November 9, 2005, Zurich, Switzerland.
  4. International Expert Meeting on Evaluation Projects of the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF, November 2-3, Berlin, Germany.
  5. Thurgauer Prognoseforum, September 12, 2005, Ermatingen, Switzerland, Wirtschaftliche Perspektiven des Kantons Thurgau.
  6. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, September 1-4, 2005, Washington, DC, USA, Do IMF and World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly?
  7. 20th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, August 24-27, 2005, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Do IMF and World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly?
  8. Silvaplana Workshop on Political Economy, July 14-17, 2005, Silvaplana, Switzerland, Do IMF and World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly?
  9. Annual Conference of “Verein für Socialpolitik: Research Committee Development Economics”, July 8-9, 2005, Kiel, Germany, IMF Programs and Economic Growth: The Effect of Programs, Loans, and Compliance with Conditionality.
  10. IVth Global Forum on Fighting Corruption, The Office of the Controller General, Brasilian Government, June 7-10, 2005, Brasília, Brazil, The Economic Costs of Corruption: A Survey and New Evidence.
  11. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Department of Economics, Mai 30, 2005, Mainz, Germany, Do IMF and World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly?
  12. European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, March 31 – April 3, 2005, Durham, United Kingdom, (1) Do IMF and World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly?, (2) How Do Institutions Affect Corruption and the Shadow Economy?
  13. Workshop on “Globalization and Health“, March 16-17, 2005, Malmö, Sweden, Data and Methods in Macrolevel Analysis.
  14. Public Choice Society Meeting, March 10-13, 2005, New Orleans, USA, (1) Do IMF and World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly?, (2) How Do Institutions Affect Corruption and the Shadow Economy?
  15. Macroeconomic Research Meeting (MaReM), March 4-6, 2005, Thurgau Institute of Economics, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland.
  16. University of Mannheim, Department of Economics, Brown-Bag-Seminar Applied Economics and Econometrics, February 2, 2005, Mannheim, Germany, Do IMF and World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly?
  17. University of Konstanz, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften, January 19, 2005, Konstanz, Germany, Do IMF and World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly?
  18. University of Bayreuth, Department of Law and Economics, January 12, 2005, Bayreuth, Germany, Do IMF and World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly?


2004

  1. The Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA),The Political Economy of Aid, 2nd International Conference on Public Choice and Development, December 9-11, 2004, Hamburg, Germany, Do IMF and World Bank Influence Voting in the UN General Assembly?
  2. Centre for Economic and Business Research, October 8, 2004, Copenhagen, Denmark, Corruption and Shadow Economy: Substitutes or Complements? A Simple Model and Empirical Evidence from OECD Countries.
  3. Conference on “Debt Relief and Global Governance“, Policy and Operations Evaluation Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 17-18, 2004, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Does the IMF Influence Fiscal and Monetary Policy?
  4. European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, April 15-18, 2004, Berlin, Germany, (1) The Causes and Consequences of IMF Conditionality, (2) The Influence of Globalization on Taxes and Social Policy - an Empirical Analysis for OECD Countries, (3) The Intriguing Nexus between Corruption and Capital Account Restrictions.
  5. 57th International Atlantic Economic Conference, March 10-14, 2004, Lisbon, Portugal, The Influence of Globalization on Taxes and Social Policy – an Empirical Analysis for OECD Countries.
  6. University of Kent, Department of Economics, February 25, 2004, United Kingdom, Has Corruption Increased? Evidence Since the 1970s.
  7. Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy, University of Nottingham, Department of Economics, January 26, 2004, Nottingham, United Kingdom, The Influence of Globalization on Taxes and Social Policy – an Empirical Analysis for OECD Countries.


2003

  1. University of Aarhus, Department of Economics, October 24, 2003, Aarhus, Denmark, The Causes and Consequences of IMF Conditionality.
  2. Center for Globalization and Europeanization of the Economy (CeGE), “Globalisierung – Herausforderung an die Wirtschaftspolitik”, October 9-10, 2003, Göttingen, Germany, Der Einfluß der Globalisierung auf die Steuer- und Sozialpolitik – eine empirische Analyse für die OECD-Länder.
  3. Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), Annual Meeting, September 30 - October 3, 2003, Zürich, Switzerland, Does Globalization Affect Growth?
  4. 18th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, August 20-24, 2003, Stockholm, Sweden, Does Globalization Affect Growth?
  5. University of Exeter, School of Business and Economics, July 1-2, 2003, Exeter, United Kingdom, Does Globalization Affect Growth?
  6. Universität Konstanz, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften, June 25, 2003, Konstanz, Germany, Der Einfluß von IWF-Programmen auf die Wiederwahl der kreditnehmenden Regierung.
  7. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, June 23, 2003, Göttingen, Germany, Beeinflußt die Globalisierung das Wirtschaftswachstum?
  8. The 6th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, Agricultural Economics Research Institute and Erasmus University), June 12-14, 2003, Scheveningen, The Hague, Netherlands, Does Globalization Affect Growth?
  9. Universidad de las Americas, Department of Economics, June 5, 2003, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, Does Globalization Affect Growth?
  10. European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, April 26-28, 2003, Aarhus, Denmark, The Influence of IMF Programs on the Re-election of Debtor Governments.
  11. Workshop “Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen”, March 20-22, 2003, Passau, Germany, Does Globalization Affect Growth?
  12. ENTER Jamboree Meeting, January 23-25, 2003, Tilburg, Netherlands, Does Globalization Affect Growth?
  13. AEA, January, 3-5, 2003, Washington, DC, USA.


2002

  1. European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, April 4-7, 2002, Belgirate, Italy, The Development and Implementation of IMF and World Bank Conditionality.
  2. University of Mannheim, Department of Economics, Brown-Bag-Seminar Applied Economics and Econometrics, January 9, 2002, Mannheim, Germany, The Impact of the IMF and the World Bank on Economic Freedom and Growth-Oriented Policies.


2001

  1. University of Groningen, Department of Economics and SOM, Workshop on Economic Freedom, November 16-17, 2001, Groningen, Netherlands, The Contribution of the IMF and the World Bank to Economic Freedom.
  2. The Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA) Workshop on Public Choice and Development, November 9, 2001, Hamburg, Germany, The Development and Implementation of IMF and World Bank Conditionality.
  3. Probleme der Geld- und Währungspolitik aus der Sicht junger Ökonomen, IFG-Konferenz, July 13-14, 2001, Glashütten, Germany.
  4. European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, April 18-22, 2001, Paris, France, Does the IMF cause moral hazard and political business cycles? Evidence from panel data.
  5. Workshop “Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen”, March 29-31, 2001, Passau, Germany, Does the IMF cause moral hazard and political business cycles? Evidence from panel data.

 

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