About LAPE

The LAPE Seminar Series is an academic forum sponsored by the UCL-Institute of the Americas to discuss new research on Latin American political economy. We invite scholars and researchers from the UK and abroad to present their on-going projects.

The LAPE Seminar Series also introduces students and researchers to a wide variety of scholars and research methodologies from the political economy field. Everybody is welcome and encourage to attend.

Our seminar series usually meet at 5:30 pm at 51 Gordon Square, London


May 19, 2017  – Covadonga Meseguer (LSE): Remittances, Crime, and Protest against Crime in Mexico

March 9, 2017 – Gustavo Flores-Macias (Cornell): Building the Modern State in Developing Countries: Understanding the Relationship between Security and Taxes with Evidence from Mexico

February 15th, 2017 – Livia Schubiger (LSE): Vigilante Mobilization and Local Order: Evidence from Mexico 

January 25, 2017 – Kenneth Shadlen (LSE): Coalitions and Compliance: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents in Latin America

December 13th, 2016 – Miguel Carreras (University of California, Riverside): Outsiders and separation of powers in Latin America

November 24th, 2016 – Sandra Botero (Willamette University): High Courts and Socio-Economic Rights in Latin America

April 26th, 2016 – Ezequiel Gonzalez (Oxford): Shifting Legal Visions: Judicial Change and Human Rights Trials in Latin America

April 19th, 2016 – Carlos Scartascini (Inter-American Development Bank): Tax compliance in Latin America: When do people respond? 

February 24th, 2016 – David Doyle (Oxford): Remittances, Political Preferences and Party Systems in Latin America

For more information please contact the Seminar Series Convenor:

Néstor Castañeda, Assistant Professor of Latin American Political Economy, University College London