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Public Talk: Michele Valsecchi (New Economic School, Moscow)


We would like to invite all to the public lecture “Ethnic Geography, Ethnic Favoritism and the Economics of Ethnic Diversity“ by the guest speaker from New Economic School in Moscow Michele Valsecchi.

The lecture will take place on 31st May from 1 pm in the room 109.

On 4th June, the guest speaker will hold a research seminar for interested students from 2 pm in the room 105.

Michele Valsecchi worked as a post-doc at LSE and as a consultant for the World Bank. In 2013, he was awarded the Young Economist Prize from the Econometric Society and he published in the world renowned Journal of Development Economics. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the New Economic School in Moscow, where graduates of the best world universities can be found, including graduates from Harvard and MIT.


Ethnic Geography, Ethnic Favoritism and the Economics of Ethnic Diversity.

The effects of ethnic geography, i.e., the distribution of ethnic groups across space, on economic, political and social outcomes are not well understood. First, Michele Valeecchi will review some recent work focusing on the reduced form relationship between ethnic geography, quality of institutions and socio-economic outcomes. Second, the guest speaker will review some recent work on whether the researchers do observe ethnic favoritism around the world (i.e., beyond Africa) and what might be the motives driving it. Finally, Michele Valsecchi will discuss some more studies on the economics of ethnic diversity and suggest some avenues for further research.

Autor - Mgr. Lucie Křížová M.A.


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