Latin American Political Economy – Seminar Series

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 51 Gordon Square, London


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