Policy Making under Hard Times: Southern European Countries in a Comparative Perspective

Conference Schedule

Thursday, 20 November

9:45 - 10:00Welcome
10:00 - 10:45R. Rogowski (UCLA), T. Flaherty (UCLA), H. Katz (UCLA), R. Weldzius (UCLA) & Lauren Peritz (UCLA)
European Integration and Asymmetric Shocks
10:45 - 11:30S. Royo (Suffolk)
The Fall of the Celtic Tiger and the Spanish Bull
11:30 - 11:45Break
11:45 - 12:30C. Moury (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Austerity Politics: The Case of Portugal
12:30 - 13:15J. Hopkin (LSE) & K. Dubin (Anglia Ruskin)
Historical Institutionalism and Policy-Making in Hard Times: The Case of Southern European Labour Reforms
13:30 - 15:30Lunch
13:30 - 15:00D. Muro (IBEI) & G. Vidal (IBEI)
Who is to Blame? Political Mistrust and the Great Recession in Southern Europe
15:45 - 16:30K. Hamann (Central Florida), A. Johnston (Oregon) & J. Kelly (Birkbeck College)
Policymaking in a Context of Popular Opposition: Austerity Policies and General Strikes in Southern Europe
16:30 - 16:45Break
16:45 - 17:30A. Afonso (King’s College, London), S. Zartaloudis (Loughbourough) & I. Papadopoulos (Lausanne)
How Party Patronage Shapes Austerity Politics: Explaining Fiscal Adjustment in Greece and Portugal During the Eurozone Crisis
17:30 - 18:15J. Fernández-Albertos (CSIC) & Aina Gallego (IBEI)
Labor Market Dualization and Preferences for Unemployment Programs: A Conjoint Experiment
20:30 - 21:30Dinner

Friday, 21 November

10:00 - 10:45E. Borghetto (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Questioning the Government in Time of Crisis. A Comparative Analysis of the Content of Parliamentary Questions in Italy, Portugal and Spain
10:45 - 11:30L. Chaqués (IBEI), A. Palau (U. of Barcelona) & L. Muñoz & (U. of Barcelona)
Politics under Pressure: Comparing the Government-opposition Game in the Spanish Parliament before and after the Economic Crisis
11:30 - 11:45Break
11:45 - 12:30J. Font (IESA) & G. Smith (U. of Westminster)
When Citizens Make Policy Proposals: Has the Economic Crisis Changed Anything?
12:30 - 13:30Claudio Radaelli (Exeter)
Keynote address: Claudio Radaelli (Exeter) Fiscal Governance after the Crisis: Monitoring, Surveillance, and Policy Learning in the EU
13:30 - 15:00Lunch
15:00 - 15:45A. Jaime-Castillo (U. of Málaga) & X. Coller (U. Pablo Olavide, Seville)
Congruence between Voters and Representatives in Preferences for Social Policies in Spain
15:45 - 16:30S. Ladi (Queen Mary University of London)
The Eurozone Crisis and Public Services Reform in Greece and Cyprus
16:30 - 16:45Break
16:45 - 17:30S. Sacchi (U. of Milano)
Conditionality by other Means: EU Involvement in Italy’s Structural Reforms in the Sovereign Debt Crisis
17:30 - 18:00Final discussion
All sessions will take place in Getafe Campus of Carlos III University of Madrid. C/Madrid, 135 (Building 18) (Thursday, November 20: room 18.1.A06; Friday, November 21: room 18.1.A03).