The 2018 funded projects

The 2018 grants for research projects have been awarded to:

Principal Investigator: Diogo Britto (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
Project title: “Litigation and Liquidity Constraints: New Evidence from Matched Labor and Court Data
Team members: Breno Sampaio (Federal University of Pernambuco) and Robson Tigre (Federal University of Pernambuco)

Principal Investigator: Tommaso Colussi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
Project title: “The Economics and Politics of Government Aid
Team members: Giampaolo Lecce (Northwestern University), Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary University of London) and Massimiliano Gaetano Onorato (University of Bologna)

Principal Investigators: Matilde Giaccherini (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”) and Joanna Kopinska (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”)
Project title: “Vax Populi: Social Costs of Fake-News on Childhood Vaccines

Principal Investigator: Valeria Maggian (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)
Project title: “The Gender Gap and the Italian Mathematical Olympiad
Team members: Natalia Montinari (University of Bologna), Antonio Nicolò (University of Padova and University of Manchester)

Principal Investigator: Roberto Nisticò (University of Naples Federico II)
Project title: “Fertility Decisions and Employment Protection: Evidence from the Italian Jobs Act Reform
Team members: Maria De Paola (University of Calabria) and Vincenzo Scoppa (University of Calabria)

Principal Investigator: Giulia Tura (European University Institute)
Project title: “Matching Refugees: Economic and Socio-Cultural Integration Perspectives
Team members: individual research

Call for Research Proposals

For transparency, the details of the original call for papers are reported below.

EIEF funds research projects in economics and finance to foster high-quality and policy-relevant research in Italy.

Project content and characteristics
Projects can be in any field of economics and finance, provided they are:
- highly innovative and able to advance the understanding of economic behaviour, systems or policies;
- potentially able to yield at least one paper publishable in a top academic journal;
- carried out by an individual researcher based in an Italian institution or a team of researchers whose principal investigator satisfies the same criterion.

Preference will be given to projects whose principal investigator is under the age of 40 and whose research team does not include people who have obtained EIEF grants in the past 5 years.

Neither EIEF Faculty members nor other researchers under contract with EIEF are allowed to participate in this call.

Project duration and funding
- the duration of each project is 1 year from the official communication of the award; the funds for each project are up to EUR 10,000; 50% of the grant is paid upon approval, 50% upon completion and submission of the final project to the EIEF Grants Committee (in some cases a presentation of the final project in a Seminar at EIEF could be requested)

Research proposal must be written in English. To apply fill in the online form, and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than March 15, 2019. Each proposal must contain:
- clear motivation and description of the research question and strategy;
- timeline of the project;
- financial plan, clearly identifying the financial needs;
- allocation of tasks among the participants (if there is more than one);
- a brief CV of each participant in the project.

A committee appointed by EIEF will select up to 4 projects. A project representative may be invited to present and discuss it at EIEF. The main criterion for selection is the quality of the project, together with an assessment of its feasibility by the proponent team.

All proposals, committee decisions and output of the projects at the various stages will be made available on EIEF’s web page.

Intellectual property rights will be transferred to EIEF upon acceptance of the grant.




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