The 2013 funded projects

The 2013 grants for research projects have been awarded to:

Principal Investigator: Elena Cottini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
Project title: “Job Disamenities and Worker Risk Profiles
Team members: Sebastian Buhai (Stockholm University)

Principal Investigator: Leo Ferraris (Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”)
Project title: “On the Coexistence of Money and Collateralized Credit
Team members: Fabrizio Mattesini, (Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”)

Principal Investigator: Antonio Filippin (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Project title: “The Measurement of Risk Attitudes in the Field: an Application to Disordered Gambling
Team members: Individual Research

Principal Investigator: Tommaso Oliviero (Università degli Studi di Napoli, Federico II)
Project title: “CEO Incentives, Capital Structure, Regulation and Bank-Risk Taking: Theory and Evidence from Cross-Country Analysis
Team members: Vittoria Cerasi (Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca)

Principal Investigator: Raimondello Orsini (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna)
Project title: “Exploring the Link between Just Deserts and Honesty: a Cross-Country Experiment
Team members: Fabio Galeotti (University of East Anglia), Reuben Kline (Stony Brook University)

Principal Investigator: Marcello Puca (Università degli Studi di Napoli, Federico II)
Project title: “Collective Decision Making when Communication is Costly
Team members: Krista Jabs Saral (Webster University Geneva), Simone M. Sepe (The University of Arizona)

Principal Investigator: Cristina Tealdi (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca)
Project title: “Temporary Workers, Educational Mismatch and Firm Productivity
Team members: Agata Maida (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Principal Investigator: Antonella Trigari (Università Bocconi)
Project title: “Unemployment Fluctuations, Match Quality, and the Wage Cyclicality of New Hires
Team members: Mark Gertler (New York University and NBER), Chris Huckfeldt (New York University)

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 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.


Research proposal must be written in English. To apply fill in the online form, and send it to no later than January 31st, 2014. 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 to 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 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 give a seminar at EIEF presenting the output of the project.

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