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A public lecture with Julia Cagé, Assistant Professor of Economics at Sciences Po Paris

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The School of Economics at the University of Nottingham is delighted to present another public lecture. This is a joint event with The Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research (NICEP).

The Price of Democracy

Julia Cagé, Assistant Professor of Economics at Sciences Po Paris, will be joining us to talk about her book, The Price of Democracy

We will also be joined by Ben Chu, Economics Editor of The Independent, who will be participating in this lecture.

This is a free online event, which is open to members of public. Places are limited.

Please register to attend and the joining link will be shared by email prior to the event.

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About our speaker:

Julia Cagé is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Sciences Po Paris, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). She is also co-director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP)’s “Evaluation of Democracy” research group. She is a Board member of the Agence France Presse (third largest international news agency in the world).

She completed her PhD at Harvard University in 2014. Her research interests focus on political economy, industrial organization, and economic history. Her work has been published in leading journals in Economics, including the Review of Economics Studies, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the European Economic Review, and Explorations in Economic History, as well as in several handbook chapters.

She is particularly interested in media economics, political participation and political attitudes, and has already authored two books on the subject: Saving the Media. Capitalism, Crowdfunding and Democracy, Paris, Le Seuil, 2015, translated in eleven different languages (English translation: Harvard University Press, 2016), and L’Information à tout prix (with Nicolas Hervé and Marie-Luce Viaud, INA Editions, 2017). Saving the Media was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Best Book on Media of the 2016 edition of the “Prix des Assises du Journalisme”.

In her third book, Le prix de la démocratie (Paris, Fayard, 2018) (The Price of Democracy, Harvard University Press, 2020), she scrutinizes contemporary democracy and proposes radical new solutions for political funding. This book was awarded a “Prix Ethique” by Anticor, an association that combats corruption and helps restore ethics in politics, and the “Prix Pétrarque de l’Essai France Culture-Le Monde”.

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The Price of Democracy is available from Blackwell's at this link.

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