Workshop Program



September 13th, 2016

09:00-09:15    Registration – Welcome address by

Walter A. Lorenz, Rectorof the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Oswin Maurer, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management
Federico Boffa, Local Organizer, Faculty of Economics and Management

09:15-10:15    Julien Labonne (University of Oxford), “Family Networks and Distributive Politics”, with Marcel Fafchamps

10:15-10:45    Andrea Di Miceli (University of California, Los Angeles), “Chasing the Key Player: a Network Approach to Myanmar Civil War”

10:45-11:15    Coffee break

11:15-12:15      Johannes Urpelainen (Columbia University), “Partisan Alignment and Development Initiatives in a Federal System: Evidence from India’s Rural Electrification, 2001-2011”, with Meir Alkon and Ryan Kennedy

12:15 -12:45    Francisco de Lima Cavalcanti (University of Barcelona), “The Brazilian ‘Drought Industry’ Revisited”

12:45-14:15    Lunch

14:15-15:15    Horacio Larreguy (Harvard University), “Priors Rule: When Do Malfeasance Revelations Help and Hurt Incumbent Parties?”, with Eric Arias, John Marshall and Pablo Querubin

15:15-15:45      Alessandro Fedele (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), “Wrong Politicians”, with Pierpaolo Giannoccolo

15:45-16:15      Massimo Morelli (Bocconi University), “The Determinants of Secessions”, with Joan Esteban, Sabine Flamand and Dominic Rohner

16:15-16:45    Coffee break

16:45-17:45      Keynote address: Bård Harstad (University of Oslo), “The Political Economy of Weak Treaties”, with Marco Battaglini

20:00-22:00    Dinner


September 14th, 2016

09:00-09:15    Registration

09:15-10:15    Jon Fiva (BI Norwegian Business School), “Popular, but not Powerful: Local Candidates under Closed-List Proportional Representation”, with Askill Halse and Daniel Smith

10:15-11:15      Albert Solé-Ollé (University of Barcelona), “Housing Booms, Fiscal Policy and Voter Information”, with Elisabet Viladecans Marsal

11:15-11:30    Coffee break

11:30-12:30      Silvia Marchesi (University of Milan – Bicocca), “Information Transmission within Federal Fiscal Architectures: Theory and Evidence”, with Axel Dreher, Kai Gehring and Christos Kotsogiannis

12:30-13:00      Helia Costa (London School of Economics), “Pork Barrel as a Signaling Tool: the Case of US Environmental Policy”

13:00-14:30    Lunch

14:30-15:30      Quoc-Anh Do (Sciences Po, Paris), “Capital Cities, Conflict and Misgovernance”, with Filipe Campante and Bernardo Guimaraes

15:30-16:00    Boaz Abramson (Stanford University), “Grexit vs. Brexit: Economic Integration Under Endogenous Social Identities”, with Moses Shayo

16:00-16:30      Giacomo Ponzetto (CREI and Pompeu Fabra University), “Globalization and Political Structure”, with Gino Gancia and Jaume Ventura