The 2012 funded projects
The 2012 grants for research projects have been awarded to:
Principal Investigator: William ADDESSI (University of Sassari)
Project title: “Relative Preference and Productivity Shifts and Sectoral Dynamics”
Other researchers involved: Federico Sallusti (National Institute of Statistics)
Principal Investigator: Marianna BELLOC (Sapienza University of Rome)
Project title: “Persistent Religious Beliefs and Institutional Change: Historical Evidence from Natural Experiments”
Other researchers involved: Francesco Drago (University of Naples Federico II), Roberto Galbiati (CNRS-OSC and Sciences-Po)
Principal Investigator: Leonardo BONCINELLI (University of Pisa)
Project title: “Persuasion with Elaboration Costs”
Other researchers involved: Ennio Bilancini (University of Reggio-Emilia)
Principal Investigator: Paolo BUONANNO (University of Bergamo)
Project title: “Mafia and Voting Behaviour: Theoretical and EmpiricalIinsights from Sicilian Elections”
Other researchers involved: Giovanni Prarolo (University of Bologna), Paolo Vanin (University of Bologna)
Principal Investigator: Marina DI GIACOMO (University of Turin)
Project title: “Taxation, Capital Structure and the Growth of New Firms”
Other researchers involved: Marco Da Rin (Tilburg University), Alessandro Sembenelli (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Torino)
Principal Investigator: Loriana PELIZZON (University of Venice “Ca’ Foscari”)
Project title: “The Microstructure of the Euro-Zone Crisis: A Study of the European Sovereign Bond Market”
Other researchers involved: Davide Tomio (Copenhagen Business School), Jun Uno (Waseda University), Marti G. Subrahmanyam (New York University)
Principal Investigator: Paolo PINOTTI (Università Bocconi)
Project title: “The Political Consequences of Organized Crime: Theory and Empirical Evidence”
Other researchers involved: Salvatore Piccolo (Catholic University of Milan)
Principal Investigator: Matteo PLONER (University of Trento)
Project title: “The Role of Legitimate Beliefs in Guilt Aversion: An Experiment”
Other researchers involved: Riccardo Ghidoni (University of Bologna)
For completeness of information, the main features of the original call of projects 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 is given to projects whose principal investigator is under the age of 40.
Project duration and funding
- The length of each project is 1 year from the official communication of the award;
- The funds for each project are up to EUR 10,000 a year; 50% of the grant is paid upon approval, 50% upon completion and presentation of the final project in a seminar at EIEF;
- Up to 50% of the funds can be used as direct compensation for the researchers.
- 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 to the project.
A committee appointed by EIEF will select up to 8 projects. A project representative will 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 outputs 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 project’s output at a seminar at EIEF.
Intellectual property rights will be transferred to EIEF upon acceptance of the grant.