The 2017 funded projects

The 2017 grants for research projects have been awarded to:

Principal Investigator: David Koll (European University Institute)
Project title: “Dynamic Effects of a Decrease in Alimony Payments
Team members: Individual research

Principal Investigator: Nicola Limodio (Università Bocconi)
Project title: “Terrorism, Credit and Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Pakistan
Team members: Individual research

Principal Investigator: Claudia Meroni (Università degli Studi di Verona)
Project title: “Political Economy Models with Population Uncertainty
Team members: Francesco De Sinopoli (Università degli Studi di Verona)

Principal Investigator: Lorenzo Pandolfi (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, CSEF)
Project title: “The Real Effects of Capital Inflows to Sovereign Debt Markets
Team members: Tomas Williams (George Washington University)

Principal Investigator: Giovanni Walter Puopolo (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, CSEF)
Project title: “Feedback Effect and the Design of Financial Markets
Team members: Marco Pagnozzi (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, CSEF)

For completness of information, the main features of the original call for papers are reported below.

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, 2018. 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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