The 2015 funded projects

The 2015 grants for research projects have been awarded to:

Principal Investigator: Alessandro Barattieri (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Project title: “Banks Interconnectivity and Leverage
Team members: Vincenzo Quadrini (USC and CEPR) and Laura Moretti (Central Bank of Ireland)

Principal Investigator: Rosario Crinò (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)
Project title: “Fighting Mobile Crime
Team members: Giovanni Immordillo (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) and Salvatore Piccolo (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

Principal Investigator: Francesco Drago (Università degli Studi di Messina, CSEF)
Project title: “Human Capital and Institutional Change
Team members: Marianna Belloc (Sapienza-Università di Roma and CESifo) and Roberto Galbiati (CNRS and Sciences-Po)

Principal Investigator: Alessio Farcomeni (Sapienza-Università di Roma)
Project title: “An Appraisal of Material Depravation Based on Static an Dynamic Latent Class Models
Team members: Maria Grazia Pittau (Sapienza-Università di Roma), Roberto Zelli (Sapienza-Università di Roma) and Francesco Dotto (Sapienza-Università di Roma)

Principal Investigator: Caterina Giannetti (Università degli Studi di Pisa)
Project title: “The Effect of Ethics Meetings on Risk-Taking Behaviour: an Experiment
Team members: Francesco Feri (Royal Holloway University of London)

Principal Investigator: Elena Manzoni (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
Project title: “Do Individual Heterogeneity and Spatial Correlation Matter? An Innovative Approach to the Characterization of the European Political Space
Team members: Francesca Rossi (University of Southampton)

Principal Investigator: Saverio Simonelli (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Project title: “Does Vote Counting Count? Labour Productivity through the Lens of an Electoral Task
Team members: Ethan Ilzetzki (London School of Economics)

Principal Investigator: Lorenzo Spadoni (Universities of Tuscany Siena)
Project title: “The Effects of Competition on Risk-Taking: An Experimental Study
Team members: Jan Potters (Tilburg University)

For completeness 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 is given to projects whose principal investigator is under the age of 40.

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 presentation of the final project at a seminar at EIEF;
- up to 50% of the funds can be used as direct compensation of the researchers.

Research proposal must be written in English. To apply fill in the online form, and send it to no later than March 5, 2016. 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 8 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.

One of the researchers for each of the funded projects will present the output of the project at a seminar at EIEF.

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

Grants 2014

Grants 2013

Grants 2012

Grants 2011

Grants 2008