Workshop Program


Thursday, 4th  October 2018

09:00 – 09:15       Registration and Opening Remarks

09:15 – 10:00       Tommaso Sonno, University of Bologna, “Populism: Demand and Supply”, with Luigi Guiso, Helios Herrera and Massimo Morelli

10:00 – 10:45       Giacomo Ponzetto, CREI, “Do Incompetent Politicians breed Populist Voters? Evidence from Italian Mayors”, with Federico Boffa and Vincenzo Mollisi

10:45 – 11:15       Coffee break

11:15 – 11:50       Carlo Schwarz, University of Warwick, “Fanning the Flames of Hate: Social Media and Hate Crime”, with Karsten Müller

11:50 – 12:35       Michela Redoano, University of Warwick, “Politics in the Facebook Era: Evidence from the 2016 US Presidential Elections”, with Federica Liberini, Antonio Russo, Angel Cuevas and Ruben Cuevas

12:35 – 13:20       Francesco Passarelli, University of Torino, “Collective Emotions in Protest Vote”, with Carlo Altomonte and Gloria Gennaro

13:20 – 14:20       Lunch break

14:20 – 14:55       Jacob Kopas, Columbia University, “Playing Politics with Environmental Protection: The Political Economy of Designating Protected Areas”, with Jorge Mangonnet and Johannes Urpelainen

14:55 – 15:40       Juan Morales, Collegio Carlo Alberto, “Jam-Barrel Politics: Road Building and Legislative Voting in Colombia”, with Leonardo Bonilla-Mejía

15:40 – 16:15       Christian Cox, Michigan State University, “Lobbying for Government Appropriations“

16:15 – 16:40       Coffee break

16:40 – 17:40       Keynote: Shanker Satyanath, New York University, “Anti-populist Business Networks and State Violence in South America”

17:40 – 18:30       Discussion

20:00                    Dinner at Hotel Corso

Friday, 5th  October 2018

09:00 – 09:15       Opening Remarks

09:15 – 10:00       Arnaud Chevalier, Royal Holloway, “Immigrant Voters and the Size of the Welfare State”, with Benjamin Elsner and Andreas Lichter

10:00 – 10:35       Max Viskanic, Sciences Po, “Dismantling the ‘Jungle’: Migrant Relocation and Extreme Voting in France”, with Paul Vertier

10:35 – 11:05       Coffee break

11:05 – 11:50       Ugo Troiano, University of Michigan, “Broadening the State: Policy Responses to the Introduction of the Income Tax”, with Traviss Cassidy and Mark Dincecco

11:50 – 12:35       Maja Adena, WZB Berlin, “Bombs, Broadcasts and Treason: Allied Intervention and Domestic Opposition to the Nazi Regime in Germany
during World War II”, with Ruben Enikopolov, Maria Petrova, and Hans-Joachim Voth

12:35 – 13:15       Discussion

13:15– 14:00        Lunch break

14:00 – 14:45       Giacomo De Luca, University of York, “Weak States: Causes and Consequences of the Sicilian Mafia”, with Daron Acemoglu and Giuseppe De Feo

14:45 – 15:30       Martin Rossi, Universidad de San Andrés, “Following the Poppy Trail: Causes and Consequences of Mexican Drug Cartels”, with Tommy E. Murphy

15:30 – 16:00       Coffee break

16:00 – 16:45       Willem Sas, University of Stirling, “Who Sent You? Strategic Voting, Transfers and Bailouts in a Federation”, with Gianmarco Daniele and Amedeo Piolatto.

16:45 – 17:30       Melanie Wasserman, UCLA, “Gender Differences in Politician Persistence”

17:30 – 18:00       Discussion and final toast

20:00                    Dinner

Saturday, 6th  October 2018

09:30 – 17:00       Hiking tour (depending on weather) – Final remarks and conclusions