28 October 2020

What is the optimal size of a political union? On the one hand, a larger size allows more efficient delivery of public goods, including security. On the other hand, too much of cultural and institutional diversity leads to conflicts. Aren’t European countries too different to be members of one union? Are European countries converging or diverging even more after coming into the union? To what extent has economic integration helped to ensure stability of the EU?

Guido Tabellini
Guido Tabellini | Lecturer
Professor of Economics, Rector, Bocconi University (2008-2012), Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, European Economic Association President (2007)
Ruben Enikolopov
Received his PhD in economics from Harvard University. Since 2008 he has been a professor at NES, and since 2013 - a professor at the University of Pompeu Fabra (Spain). One of the leading experts in the field of economic data analysis. The professor's research is published in the top 5 scientific journals in economics according to Scopus.