The Economic Determinants of Populism

July 17, 2018

EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the conference on “The Economic Determinants of Populism”. The event, jointly organized by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), explored the economic and financial origins of the populism surge in Europe.
In the western world, the so-called “populist” movements have been gaining great support, confirmed by the electoral results of the last two years. The conference will address these questions: what has been the role of the financial crisis and globalization in the surge of populism? To what extent have the employment prospects of voters influenced their political choices? To what extent has the perception of immigrants as potential new competitors on the domestic labor markets contributed to strengthening populist feelings?
Among the discussants: Sascha O. Becker, Carlo Bastasin, Luigi Guiso, Paolo Guerrieri, Franco Passacantando and Nathalie Tocci. For further details, see the Program

 3rd Rome Junior Conference on Applied Microeconomics

June 21-22, 2018

EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the “3rd Rome Junior Conference on Applied Microeconomics”. The aim is to foster interaction and dissemination of research idea among researchers active in different areas of applied microeconomics. The selection of presenters has given preference to faculty at the early stages of their career. The organizers were: Francesco Decarolis (Bocconi University), Thibaut Lamadon (University of Chicago), Andrea Pozzi (EIEF), Gabriella Santangelo (University of Cambridge) and Pietro Tebaldi (University of Chicago). Program.

7th Rome Conference on Macroeconomics (aka Pizzanomics)

June 11-12, 2018

EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the “7th Rome Conference on Macroeconomics”, a.k.a. Pizzanomics. The aim is 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: Guillermo Ordoñez (University of Pennsylvania), Luigi Paciello (EIEF), Facundo Piguillem (EIEF), and Nicholas Trachter (FED, Richmond). Program.

3rd Rome Junior Finance Conference

June 5-6, 2018

EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the “3rd Rome Junior Finance Conference”. The goal of the conference was to bring together junior researchers active in empirical and theoretical finance and create an opportunity for informal discussions and other academic-related activities. The organizers were: Sergei Kovbasyuk (EIEF), Andrey Malenko (MIT Sloan), Nadya Malenko (BC Carroll), Adrien Matray (Princeton), Anton Tsoy (EIEF), Luana Zaccaria (EIEF). Program.

3rd Economics of Platforms Workshop

April 12-13, 2018

EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the “3rd Annual ECOP Workshop” organized by the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna (DSE-UNIBO). The workshop brought together researchers working on the Economics of Platforms. Particular emphasis was given to the Industrial Organization of these markets: business models, competitive strategies, as well as antitrust and regulation issues related to platforms' business practices. Leading scholars around the world presented and discussed their latest research in this fascinating and fast-growing area of research. The event was funded by the ERC advanced grant awarded to Bruno Jullien on "Information Services: Competition and Externalities." The organizers were: Özlem Bedre-Defolie (ESMT Berlin), Emilio Calvano (Università di Bologna, CSEF) and Bruno Jullien (TSE). Program.

Recent Developments in Macroeconomics

April 6-7, 2018

EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the conference "Recent Developments in Macroeconomics". The conference was funded by the ERC Advanced Grants awarded to Francesco Lippi for his research on “The Macroeconomic Effects of Microeconomic Inaction” (n° 324008 - MEF). The organizers were: Fernando Alvarez (University of Chicago), Francesco Lippi (University of Sassari, EIEF), Juan Passadore (EIEF) and Facundo Piguillem (EIEF). Program.

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