The 2016 funded projects

The 2016 grants for research projects have been awarded to:

Principal Investigator: Emilio Calvano (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna and CSEF)
Project title: “Does Ability, as Perceived by Others, Affect Popularity?
Team members: Giovanni Immordino (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and CSEF) and Annalisa Scognamiglio (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and CSEF)

Principal Investigator: Stefano Comino (Università degli Studi di Udine)
Project title: “The Origin of Patent Protection: Evidence from the Renaissance Venice’s Patent System
Team members: Alberto Galasso (Rotman School of Management) and Clara Graziano (Università degli Studi di Udine)

Principal Investigator: Elena Lucchese (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna)
Project title: “Emergency Medical Performances: Why and How Should We Care?
Team members: individual research

Principal Investigator: Enrica Maria Martino (Università degli Studi di Torino)
Project title: “Back to Black? The Impact of Regularizing Migrant Workers
Team members: Edoardo Di Porto (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, CSEF) and Paolo Naticchioni (Università di Roma 3, IZA)

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 will be given to projects whose principal investigator is under the age of 40 and whose research team does not include people who have obtained EIEF grants in the past 5 years.

Neither EIEF Faculty members nor other researchers under contract with EIEF are allowed to participate in this call.

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 submission of the final project to the EIEF Grants Committee (in some cases a presentation of the final project in a Seminar at EIEF could be requested)

Research proposal must be written in English. To apply fill in the online form, and send it to no later than March 3, 2017. 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 4 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.

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

Grants 2015

Grants 2014

Grants 2013

Grants 2012

Grants 2011

Grants 2008