The 2014 funded projects

The 2014 grants for research projects have been awarded to:

Principal Investigator: Marianna BELLOC (Sapienza Università di Roma, CESifo)
Project title: “Top Income Distribution in the Long-Run. Five Centuries of Inequality in Florence
Team members: Francesco Drago (University of Napoli Federico II, CSEF), Roberto Galbiati (Sciences Po-Paris) and Mattia Fochesato (Science-Po Paris)

Principal Investigator: Astrid GAMBA (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
Project title: “Mis-Judging Merit
Team members: Luca Stanca (Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca)

Principal Investigator: Simone MORICONI (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)
Project title: “Is there a Cultural Dimension of Unemployment Attitudes? Theory and Evidence from International Migration
Team members: Giovanni Peri (University of California, Davis)

Principal Investigator: Öznur ÖZDAMAR (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Adnan Menderes University in Turkey)
Project title: “The Causal Effect of Air Pollution on Infant and Child Health Outcomes: A Natural Experiment Using The London Congestion Charge Policy
Team members: Chiara Monfardini (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna), Daniele Fabbri (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna) and Eleftherios Giovanis (Università degli Studi di Verona)

Principal Investigator: Loriana PELIZZON (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia)
Project title: “The Impact of QE Interventions on Market Liquidity and Limits to Arbitrage
Team members: Marti G. Subrahmanyam (New York University), Davide Tomio (Copenhagen Business School), Clara Vega (Federal Reserve Board of Governors) and Jun Uno (Waseda University)

Principal Investigator: Giovanni PRAROLO (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna)
Project title: “Geography, Demographic Shocks and Political Institutions: a Cell Level Disaggregated Analysis of Long-Term Development of Pre-Industrial Europe
Team members: Matteo Cervellati (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna), Sara Lazzaroni (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna) and Paolo Vanin (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna)

Principal Investigator: Matteo RIZZOLLI (Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta LUMSA)
Project title: “Being Bourgeois: Cross-cultural Experiments on the Establishment of Private Property
Team members: Marco Fabbri (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Principal Investigator: Francesco SOBBRIO (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)
Project title: “War of the Waves: Radio Propaganda, Violence and Political Polarization
Team members: Tommaso Nannicini (Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi) and Guido Tabellini (Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi)

For completeness of information, the original call for research projects is 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 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 February 28, 2015. 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 2013

Grants 2012

Grants 2011

Grants 2008