Workshop Program


Monday, 21st  October 2019

09:00 – 09:15       Registration and Opening Remarks

09:15 – 10:00       Davin Chor (Dartmouth College): “The Political Economy Consequences of China’s Export Slowdown”, with Filipe R. Campante and Bingjing Li

10:00 – 10:45       Giacomo Ponzetto (CREI): “A Theory of Economic Unions”, with Gino Gancia and  Jaume Ventura

10:45 – 11:15       Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00       Mirko Draca (University of Warwick): “How Polarized Are Citizens? Measuring Ideology from the Ground Up”, with Carlo Schwarz

12:00 – 12:45       Kirill Pogorelskiy (University of Warwick): “News We Like to Share: How News  Sharing on Social Networks Influences Voting Outcomes”, with Matthew Shum

12:45 – 13:00       Discussion

13:00 – 14:15       Lunch

14:15 – 15:30       Keynote Andrei Shleifer (Harvard University): “Memory, Attention and Choice”, with Pedro Bordalo and Nicola Gennaioli

15:30 – 16:00       Coffee break

16:00 – 16:45       Gaia Narciso (Trinity College Dublin): “Random Auditor Selection”, with Guglielmo Barone, Laura Conti and Marco Tonello

16:45 – 17:30       Ferenc Szucs (Stockholm University): “Media Capture through Favor Exchange”, with Adam Szeidl

17:30 – 18:15       Davide Cantoni (LMU Munich): “Persistent Political Engagement: Social Interactions and the Dynamics of Protest Movements”, with Leonardo Bursztyn, David Y. Yang, Noam Yuchtman and Y. Jane Zhang

20:00                    Dinner at Oberraut Restaurant

Tuesay, 22nd  October 2019

09:00 – 09:45       Roland Hodler (University of St. Gallen): “Voting or Abstaining in ‘Managed’ Elections? An RCT in Bangladesh”, with Firoz Ahmed and Asadul Islam

09:45 – 10:30       Andreas Madestam (Stockholm University): “State Repression, Exit, and Voice: Living in the Shadow of Cambodia’s Killing Fields”, with Mathias Iwanowsky

10:30 – 11:00       Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45       Gianmarco Daniele (Bocconi University): “Fighting Corruption with Fiscal Rules”, with Tommaso Giommoni and Tommaso Orlando

11:45 – 12:30       Per Pettersson-Lidbom (Stockholm University): “The Political Economics of Growth, Labor Control and Coercion: Evidence from a Suffrage Reform”, with Erik Lindgren and Björn Tyrefors

12:30 – 13:00       Discussion

13:00– 14:00        Lunch

14:00 – 14:45       Albert Solé-Ollé (University of Barcelona): “The Political Economy of Coastal  Destruction”, with Pierre Magontier and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal

14:45 – 15:30       Paola Bertoli (University of Economics, Prague): “The Political Cycle of Road Traffic Accidents”, with Veronica Grembi

15:30 – 16:15       Gloria Gennaro (Bocconi University): “Banlieue at the Ballot Box: A Natural Experiment on Immigration and Political Outcomes”

16:15 – 16:45       Coffee break

16:45 – 17:30       Steven Stillman (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano): “Can Political Parties  Change People’s Perceptions and Ideology?”

17:30 – 18:15       Giacomo Battiston (Bocconi University): “Rescue on Stage: Border Enforcement and Public Attention in the Mediterranean”