Visitors 2023


CEPR-EIEF-Tor Vergata Workshop on Media, Technology, Politics, and Society

24-25 June 2022
EIEF, Rome

This small, informal workshop presented high quality empirical and theoretical research on the role of media and technology in determining the information, beliefs and behavior of individuals in today’s society. The members of the organizing committee were: Stefano Gagliarducci (University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and EIEF), Alexey Makarin (EIEF and CEPR), and Francesco Sobbrio (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”). The Workshop hosted two Keynote speakers: Maria Petrova (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CEPR), and Markus Prior (Princeton University). Program.

10th Rome Conference on Macroeconomics (aka Pizzanomics)

20-21 June 2022
EIEF, Rome

EIEF organized the “10th Conference on Macroeconomics”, a.k.a. Pizzanomics. The aim was to bring together junior economists from around the world with a strong interest in Macroeconomics, and to generate a friendly environment with intensive interaction, not only during the presentations but also informally before and after. The organizers were: David Argente (Penn State University), Salome Baslandze (Atlanta FED), Juan Passadore (EIEF, on leave), and Liyan Shi (Carnegie Mellon). Program.

6th Rome Junior Finance Conference

15-16 June 2022
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the “6th Rome Junior Finance Conference”. The goal of the conference was to bring together junior researchers active in finance and create an opportunity for informal discussions and other academic-related activities. The organizers were: Adrien Matray (Princeton), Andrea Polo (LUISS, EIEF), and Luana Zaccaria (EIEF). Program.

5th Rome Junior Conference on Applied Microeconomics

June 6-7, 2022
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the “5th Rome Junior Conference on Applied Microeconomics”. The aim was to foster interaction and dissemination of research idea among researchers active in different areas of applied microeconomics. The selection of presenters gave preference to faculty at the early stages of their career. The organizers were: Jaime Arellano-Bover (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, EIEF), Margaux Luflade (University of Pennsylvania), Lorenzo Magnolfi (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Matteo Paradisi (EIEF), and Nina Roussille (LSE, MIT). Program.

The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

April 26, 2022 (on Zoom)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the associated conflict has resulted in a major exodus from the country as individuals seeking safety attempt to escape the horrors of war. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has recently estimated that in excess of four million Ukrainians have left their country (with over seven million internally displaced), resulting in an extraordinary crisis with major humanitarian and economic implications. This webinar featured four leading economists discussing the impacts of this ongoing refugee crisis and its implications for Ukraine and the rest of Europe. Program.

This event was co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Global Economic Challenges (GEC) Network, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

The Global Economic Challenges (GEC) Network

"The Impact of the Russian Invasion on the Ukrainian, Russian, and Global Economies"

17 March 2022 (on Zoom)

EIEF announced the workshop, jointly organized by the Global Economic Challenges (GEC) Network and Solvay Brussels School (Université Libre di Bruxelles), on “The Impact of the Russian Invasion on the Ukrainian, Russian, and Global Economies”. The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and the economic sanctions imposed in response have resulted in major economic upheaval. The extraordinary humanitarian crisis is accompanied by a direct toll on the Ukrainian economy. Moreover, the sanctions will have a plethora of economic repercussions throughout the world. Leading economists Sergei Guriev (Sciences Po) and Tymofiy Mylovanov (University of Pittsburgh), two of the foremost experts on the Ukrainian and Russian economies, spoke about this ongoing crisis and its implications for the economic future of the region. Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson (inaugural executive director of the McCourt Institute) moderated the conversation.

Selected Publications 2022

"Displacement, Diversity, and Mobility: Career Impacts of Japanese American Internment", Jaime Arellano-Bover, The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 82, Issue 1, pp. 126 - 174, March 2022.

"Gender Differences in Cooperative Environments? Evidence from the U.S. Congress", Stefano Gagliarducci (with D. Paserman), Economic Journal, Vol. 132, Issue 641, pages 218–257, January 2022.

"The Cost of Steering in Financial Markets: Evidence from the Mortgage Market", Luigi Guiso and Andrea Pozzi (with L. Gambacorta, P. E. Mistrulli and A. Tsoy), Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 143, Issue 3, pages 1209-1226, 2022.

"The Macroeconomics of Sticky Prices with Generalized Hazard Functions", Francesco Lippi (with F. Alvarez and A. Oskolkov), Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 137, Issue 2, Pages 989–1038, May 2022.

"Cash: A blessing or a curse?", Francesco Lippi (with F. Alvarez, D. Argente and R. Jimenez), Journal of Monetary Economics: Carnegie Rochester – NYU Conference, Vol 125, issue C, pages 85-128, January 2022.

"The Extensive Margin of Aggregate Consumption Demand”, Claudio Michelacci, Luigi Paciello and Andrea Pozzi, Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 89, Issue 2, pages 909–947, March 2022.

"Illiquidity in sovereign debt markets", Juan Passadore (with Yu Xu), Journal of International Economics, Vol. 137, July 2022.

"Credit Misallocation During the European Financial Crisis", Fabiano Schivardi (with E. Sette and G. Tabellini), Economic Journal, Vol. 132, Issue 641, pages 391–423, January 2022.

Grants 2021

The 2021 grants for research projects have been awarded to:

Principal Investigator: Michela Boldrini (Università degli Studi di Torino)
Project title: “Taming Tech Giants’ Algorithms: What Do Consumers Know (and Want)? An Analysis of the Amazon Buy-Box Case
Team members: Francesco Clavorà Braulin (ZEW Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research)

Principal Investigator: Eloisa Campioni (Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”)
Project title: “Private Disclosures and Competing Mechanism Games
Team members: Andrea Attar (Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, TSE), Thomas Mariotti (CNRS, Université Toulouse 1) and Alessandro Pavan (Northwestern University)

Principal Investigator: Manoel Gehrke (Università Bocconi)
Project title: “Local Politics and Environmental Degradation: Identifying the Effects of Elected Office on Deforestation in Brazil
Team members: César Martínez Alvarez (University of California, Los Angeles)

Principal Investigator: Giacomo Plevani (Università degli Studi di Torino, Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Project title: “Intergenerational Mobility in Urban Environments
Team members: individual research

Principal Investigator: Maddalena Ronchi (Università Bocconi)
Project title: “From Minority to Majority: How Gender Diversity Affects the Quality of Decisions
Team members: Viola Salvestrini (Queen Mary University of London)

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