PEDD 2018





Call for Papers

2nd International Conference on



Date and Location

15 - 17 March, 2018

University of Münster, Germany


Keynote Speakers

Timur Kuran, Duke University

Uwe Sunde, LMU Munich


Conference Description

The conference addresses the origin and prospects of democracy and dictatorship, policy control and governance structures in comparative political systems and transition processes from dictatorship to democracy and vice versa.

Bringing together scholars interested in interdisciplinary work on comparative political systems is our focus.

We welcome theoretical as well as empirical papers by both economists and other social scientists with an interdisciplinary background. In particular, papers may cover topics such as:

•   Institutional change and prosperity

•   Violence and political stability

•   Constitutional history of democracy

•   Political economy of revolutions

•   Political accountability in autocracies

•   Culture, religion, and political institutions


Scientific Board

Thomas Apolte, University of Münster, Germany

Mario Ferrero, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy

Mario Gilli, Bicocca University Milan, Italy

Yuan Li, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Deadlines and Submissions

Abstract submissions:  September 22, 2017

Notification: October 1, 2017

Full paper submission deadline: January 31, 2018

Registration open: October 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017


Registration Fees

Before December 1, 2017:

Senior researchers:  100€    

PhD students:  75€   


From December 1, 2017:

Senior researchers:  140€   

PhD students:  100€

Note: The registration fee covers catering during the coffee breaks as well as the receptions/dinner.


Conference Contact Information

The Chair of Political Economy

Scharnhorststr. 100

48151 Münster, Germany