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Workshop on the Political Economy of Trust


Friday, March 30, 2018

The Workshop on The Political Economy of Trust will take place at the Department of Economics, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul-Turkey on May 4th, 2018.

This is a one-day workshop specifically designed to facilitate high level and intense discussion and valuable exchange between scholars involved in research on the political economy of trust. We welcome original works that derive from different academic disciplines (especially from economics, political science, development studies, law, sociology and organisational studies), which apply different methodologies (theoretical, empirical, qualitative and quantitative).  

We invite submissions of papers from any relevant discipline addressing issues dealing with the political economy of trust under different research focuses including but not limited to:

  • Economic well-being and Welfare
  • Socio-economic development
  • Business environment
  • Firms and Organisations
  • Voting behaviour
  • Inequality and Social Cohesion
  • Formal and Informal Institutions
  • Rent-seeking Behaviour and Corruption 

Application Deadline  

Submit your long abstract (max. 500 words) by 30 March 2018 to kayaogluyilmaz@itu.edu.tr. The abstract should clearly identify the main research question/issue, the methodology adopted, the main argument and preliminary findings. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by 10 April 2018. The submitting author must provide the full names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all co-authors for each submission.


Assistant Professor Luca Andriani (Birkbeck University of London) and Assistant Professor Aysegul Kayaoglu (Istanbul Technical University)


There is no registration or attendance fee for the workshop. Attendees from outside Istanbul are responsible for arranging and funding their own accommodation and travel.

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