Conferences & workshop

13th Csef-Igier Symposium on Economics and Institutions, 26-29 June, 2017

Monday, 26 June 2017

Morning Session: Theory

09.00 – 09.10 Registration

09.10 – 09.50 David Levine (European University Institute)
Lobbying and Voting
09.50 – 10.30 Pierpaolo Battigalli (Bocconi University)
Ambiguity Attitudes and Self-Confirming Equilibrium in Sequential Games (joint with E. Catonini, G. Lanzani, M. Marinacci)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 11.40 Simone Cerreia-Vioglio (Bocconi University)
Robust Mean-Variance Approximations (joint with F. Maccheroni, M. Marinacci)
11.40 – 12.20 Stefania Minardi (HEC Paris)
Cases and Scenarios in Decisions under Uncertainty (joint with I. Gilboa, L. Samuelson)

12.30 – 13.50 Lunch

Afternoon session: Development and Finance

13.50 – 14.30 Ross Levine (University of California, Berkeley)
In Defense of Wall Street
14.30 – 15.10 Vincenzo Lombardo (University of Naples “Parthenope”)
Family Firms and Entrepreneurial Human Capital in the Process of Development (joint with M.R. Carillo, A. Zazzaro)

15.10 – 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 – 16.20 Filippo De Marco (Bocconi University)
Are Banks with More Deposits Safer? Evidence from an Italian Tax Reform (joint with E. Carletti, V. Ioannidou, E. Sette)
16.20 – 17.00 Roberto Nisticò (University of Naples Federico II)
Energy (in)security and the arms trade (joint with V. Bove, C. Deiana)

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Morning Session: Applied Theory

09.10 – 09.50 Wouter Dessein (Columbia Business School)
Organizations with Power-Hungry Agents (joint with R. Holden) | Paper
09.50 – 10.30 Alessio Piccolo (University of Oxford)
Credit Ratings and Market Information (joint with J. Shapiro)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 11.40 Alessandro Bonatti (MIT)
The design and price of information (joint with D. Bergemann, A. Smolin)
11.40 – 12.20 Luca Picariello (Norwegian School of Economics)
Talent Discovery, Layoff Risk and Unemployment Insurance (joint with M. Pagano)

12.30 – 13.50 Lunch

Afternoon session: Finance I

13.50 – 14.30 Norman Schürhoff (University of Lausanne and Swiss Finance Institute)
Relationship Trading in OTC Markets (joint with T. Hendershotty, D. Li, D. Livdan)
14.30 – 15.10 Silvio Petriconi (Bocconi University)
The redistributive effects of bank capital regulation (joint with E. Carletti, R. Marquez)

15.10 – 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 – 16.20 Marco Di Maggio (Harvard Business School)
The Relevance of Broker Networks for Information Diffusion in the Stock Market (joint with F. Franzoni, A. Kermani, C. Sommavilla)
16.20 – 17.00 Francesca Toscano (Boston College)
Rating change and CEO turnover (joint with A.M. Menichini)

20.00 Social Dinner

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Morning Session: Political Economy

09.10 – 09.50 Marco Battaglini (Cornell University)
Influencing connected legislators
09.50 – 10.30 Decio Coviello (HEC Montréal)
Direct Propagation of a Fiscal Shock: Evidence from Italy’s Stability Pact (joint with I. Marino, T. Nannicini, N. Persico)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 11.40 Claudio Michelacci (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance)
From Weber to Kafka: Political Instability and the Rise of an Inefficient Bureaucracy
11.40 – 12.20 Giuseppe Russo (University of Salerno)
Electoral Systems and Immigration (joint with F. Salsano)

12.30 – 13.50 Lunch

Afternoon session: Applied Micro

13.50 – 14.30 Chiara Fumagalli (Bocconi University)
Insurance Between Firms: The Role of Internal Labor Markets (joint with G. Cestone, F. Kramarz, G. Pica)
14.30 – 15.10 Dimitris Christelis (University of Naples Federico II)
Asymmetric Consumption Effects of Transitory Income Shocks (joint with D. Georgarakos, T. Jappelli, L. Pistaferri, M. van Rooij)

15.10 – 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 – 16.20 Eleonora Patacchini (Cornell University)
Treatment Effects with Heterogeneous Externalities
16.20 – 17.00 Joseph-Simon Gorlach (Bocconi University)
Refuge and Refugee Migration: How Much of a Pull Factor Are Recognition Rates? (joint with N. Motz)

Thursday 29 June 2017

Morning Session: Macro

09.10 – 09.50 Franck Portier (Toulouse School of Economics)
Putting the Cycle Back into Business Cycle Analysis (joint with P. Beaudry, D. Galizia)
09.50 – 10.30 Anna Gibert (DIW Berlin)
The Signaling Role of Fiscal Austerity

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 11.40 Vladimir Asriyan (CREI)
Sentiment, Liquidity and Asset Prices (joint with W. Fuchs, B. Green)
11.40 – 12.20 Nicola Pavoni (Bocconi University)
Optimal Taxation in Occupational Choice Models: An Application to the Work Decisions of Couples (joint with G. Laroque)

12.30 – 13.50 Lunch

Afternoon session: Finance II

13.50 – 14.30 Luigi Guiso (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance)
Returns heterogeneity and the wealth inequality debate
14.30 – 15.10 Ugo Panizza (The Graduate Institute – Geneva)
Public Debt and Private Firm Funding: Evidence from Chinese Cities (joint with Y. Huang, M. Pagano)

15.10 – 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 – 16.20 Tommaso Oliviero (University of Naples Federico II)
How do firms weather increasing legal risk: Some new evidence (joint with M. Park, H. Zou)
16.20 – 17.00 Stefano Rossi (Bocconi University)
The Information Content of Dividends: Safer Profits, not Higher Profits (joint with R. Michaely, M. Weber)

Program [pdf]