2012 – 53 RSA Università della Basilicata, Matera

Matera, 18-20 October 2012
University of Basilicata

Unibas – Via San Rocco, 3
Mediateca – Palazzo dell’Annunziata –  Piazza Vittorio Veneto


12:00-13:30 Registration – Unibas

13:30 – 15:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS A – Unibas

A1 Crime Aula 36 – third floor
Chair:  Salvatore Capasso  – Discussants: Salvatore Capasso, Maurizio Lisciandra

  • The Costs of Corruption in the Italian Solid Waste Industry
    Graziano Abrate, Fabrizio Erbetta, Giovanni Fraquelli, Davide Vannoni
  • The Macroeconomic Impact of the Organized Crime, a Neo-Kaleckian Perspective
    Carlo Capuano, Francesco Purificato
  • The Reuse for Social Aims of Illegal and the Competition Policy. A New Network Strategy to Defeat Organized Crime with Its Same “Weapons”
    Michele Mosca, Salvatore Villani

A2 Growth theory Aula 41 – fourth floor
Chair:  Roberto Cellini – Discussants: Roberto Cellini, Roberto Ricciuti

  • Dynamically Complex Balanced Economic Growth with Innovation – A Synthesis of the Theories of Ricardo, Keynes and Schumpeter
    Koji Akimoto
  • Fertility-related pensions, tax-cum-subsidy and A-Pareto efficiency
    Luciano Fanti, Luca Gori
  • An Experimental AK Model of Growth
    Ferruccio Ponzano, Roberto Ricciuti

A3 Third sector, cooperation and social responsibility Aula 37 – third floor
Chair: Gian Paolo Barbetta –  Discussants: Gian Paolo Barbetta, Damiano Fiorillo

  • The value of real voluntary associations
    Giacomo Degli Antoni, Gianluca Grimalda
  • Heterogeneous Producers’ Cooperatives and Corporate Social Responsibility
    Luisa Giallonardo, Marcella Mulino
  • Sui meccanismi di finanziamento del terzo settore. Proposta per una concreta attuazione del principio di sussidiarietà
    Marco Musella, Maria Santoro

A4 Issues in regional economics Aula 32 – third floor
Chair: Riccardo Cappellin –  Discussants: Riccardo Cappellin, Anna Giunta

  • Local Development that Money Can’t Buy: Italy’s Contratti di Programma
    Monica Andini, Guido de Blasio
  • What networks to support innovation? Evidence from a regional policy framework
    Annalisa Caloffi, Federica Rossi, Margherita Russo
  • The Role of Social Capabilities in Innovation and Competition in an Industrial Cluster: a Case Study
    Annunziata de Felice

A5 Youth labour Aula 33 -third floor
Chair:  Marcello Signorelli – Discussants: Emanuela Ghignoni, Marcello Signorelli

  • Stepping stones versus dead end jobs: Exits from temporary contracts in Italy after the 2003 reform
    Giovanni Salvatore Francesco Bruno, Floro Ernesto Caroleo, Orietta Dessy
  • Youth and the total unemployment rate: The impact of policies and institutions
    Misbah Choudhry, Enrico Marelli, Marcello Signorelli
  • Youth labour markets during ‘The Great Recession’
    Niall O’Higgins

A6 Income distribution and poverty Aula 35 – third floor
Chair:  Anna Soci – Discussants: Vito Peragine, Anna Soci

  • Vulnerability to Poverty in Italy
    Nicola Amendola, Mariacristina Rossi, Giovanni Vecchi
  • Income Distribution in Network Markets
    Corrado Benassi, Marcella Scrimitore
  • Subjective poverty line and regional inefficiency
    Francesco Devicienti, Ambra Poggi

A7 Issues in health economics (co-organized with AIES) Aula 34 – third floor
Chair: Giacomo Pignataro – Discussants: Matteo Lippi Bruni, Giacomo Pignataro

  • Measuring spatial effects in presence of institutional constraints: the case of Italian Local Health Authority expenditure
    Vincenzo Atella, Federico Belotti, Domenico Depalo, Andrea Piano Mortari
  • A Country for Old Men? Long-Term Home Care Utilisation in Europe
    Silvia Balia, Rinaldo Brau
  • Political Electoral Cycles and Evolution of Italian Health Care System Financing. A Long Run Perspective
    Fabio Fiorillo, Stefano Lucarelli

A8 Fiscal multipliers, public debt and economic growth Aula 43 – fourth floor
Chair:  Domenico Scalera – Discussants: Antonio Acconcia, Domenico Scalera

  • On the long run negative effects of public deficit on unemployment and the need for a fiscal constitution: An empirical research on OECD Countries (1980-2009)
    Silvia Fedeli, Francesco Forte, Ottavio Ricchi
  • Fiscal Multipliers and Credit Crunches: A TVAR Approach
    Tommaso Ferraresi, Andrea Roventini, Giorgio Fagiolo
  • Public Debt and Economic Growth: Is There a Causal Effect?
    Ugo Panizza, Andrea F. Presbitero

A9 Issues in industrial organization Aula polivalente – fourth floor
Chair: Alessandro Sterlacchini – Discussants: Marco Maria Sorge, Alessandro Sterlacchini

  • Price Competition and Innovation When Substitutes Become Complements
    Matteo Alvisi, Emanuela Carbonara
  • Equilibrium Market and Pricing Structucres in Virtual Platform Duopoly: Coexistence on Competing Online Auction Sites revisited
    Stefan Behringer
  • Environmental policy and Incentives to Adopt Abatement Technologies under Endogenous Uncertainty
    Federico Boffa, Stefano Clò, Alessio D’Amato

A10 University performances Aula Sassu – mezzanine
Chair: Luca De Benedictis  – Discussants: Luca De Benedictis, Luca Stanca

  • Does Class Attendance Affect Academic Performance? Evidence from “D’Annunzio” University
    Vincenzo Andrietti, Rosaria D’Addazio
  • The role of merit-based and need-based financial aid: Evidence from Trieste’s University grant programs
    Grazia Graziosi
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Teaching Evaluations, Beauty and Abilities
    Michela Ponzo, Vincenzo Scoppa

A11 Issues in macroeconomics I Aula 31 – third floor
Chair: Guido Traficante – Discussants: Paolo Bonomolo, Guido Traficante

  • Does Inflation Walk on Unstable Paths?
    Guido Ascari, Paolo Bonomolo, Hedibert F.Lopes
  • Evidence on Features and Sources of EMU Business Cycles using Bayesian Panel Markov-switching VAR
    Monica Billio, Roberto Casarin, Fancesco Ravazzolo, Herman K. van Dijk
  • A systemic risk indicator and monetary policy
    Giorgio Consigli, Riccardo Pianeti, Giovanni Urga

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break – Unibas

15:15 – 16:45 PARALLEL SESSIONS B – Unibas

B1 Shadow economy Aula Sassu – mezzanine
Chair: Damiano Silipo – Discussants: Carmelo Petraglia, Damiano Silipo

  • The Effect of Mafia on Public Transfers
    Guglielmo Barone, Gaia Narciso
  • Financial Development and the Underground Economy
    Salvatore Capasso, Tullio Jappelli
  • Beyond the veil of ignorance: the influence of direct democracy on the shadow economy
    Désirée Teobaldelli, Friedrich Schneider

B2 Issues in development economics Aula 32 – third floor
Chair: Federico Perali – Discussants: Michele Giuranno, Federico Perali

  • Income Shocks, Coping Strategies, and Consumption Smoothing. An Application to Indonesian Data
    Gabriella Berloffa, Francesca Modena
  • Economic growth and equality of opportunity
    Vito Peragine, Flaviana Palmisano, Paolo Brunori
  • Impact of Rainfall Pattern on Cereal Market and Food Security in Sudan: Stochastic Approach and CGE Model
    Maria Sassi, Alberto Cardaci

B3 Altruism and social expenditures Aula 41 – fourth floor
Chair: Carlo Devillanova – Discussants: Carlo Devillanova, Luisa Giallonardo

  • Private Monetary Transfers and Altruism: an Empirical Investigation on Italian Families
    Luigi Aldieri, Damiano Fiorillo
  • The Impact of Fiscal Rules on the Grant-Making Behavior of American Foundations
    Gian Paolo Barbetta, Luca Colombo, Gilberto Turati
  • Calamity, Aid and Indirect reciprocity: the Long Run Impact of Tsunami on Altruism
    Leonardo Becchetti, Stefano Castriota, Pierluigi Conzo

B4 Young economists I Aula 37 – third floor
Chair: Alberto Franco Pozzolo – Discussants: Massimiliano Marzo, Alberto Franco Pozzolo

  • (Just) first time lucky? The impact of single versus multiple bank lending relationships on firms and bank’s behavior
    Giorgia Barboni, Tania Treibich
  • Evaluating Quantitative Easing: A DSGE Approach
    Matteo Falagiarda
  • Off-Balance Sheet Credit Exposure and Asset Securitization: What Impact on Bank Credit Supply?
    Alessandro Diego Scopelliti

B5 Monetary institutions and crisis transmission Aula 36 – third floor
Chair: Salvatore Rossi – Discussants: Giorgio Di Giorgio, Salvatore Rossi

  • External imbalances and financial fragility in the euro area
    Pietro Alessandrini, Michele Fratianni, Andrew Hughes Hallett, Andrea F. Presbitero
  • Determinants and consequences of credit tightening: an analysis of the United States and the euro area
    Riccardo De Bonis, Luigi Infante, Francesco Paternò
  • Financial Globalization and CBI Reforms in Emerging Countries
    Giovanni B. Pittaluga, Pierluigi Morelli, Elena Seghezza

B6 Labour and inequality Aula 31 – third floor
Chair:  Stefano Staffolani  – Discussants: Anna Laura Mancini, Stefano Staffolani

  • Child Labour and Inequality
    Simone D’Alessandro, Tamara Fioroni
  • Exploring the Cross-Country Inequality-Employment Trade-off. A Production Possibility Frontier Approach
    Sergio Destefanis, Giuseppe Mastromatteo
  • Competition, Firm Size and Returns to Skills: quasi-experimental evidence for Italy
    Michele Raitano, Francesco Vona

B7 Inflation, future markets and speculation Aula 35 – third floor
Chair: Giovanni Urga – Discussants: Sarah Draus, Giovanni Urga

  • Do Commodity Index Traders Destabilize Agricultural Futures Prices?
    Martin T. Bohl, Farrukh Javed, Patrick M. Stephan
  • Financial speculation in energy and agriculture futures markets: A multivariate GARCH approach
    Matteo Manera, Marcella Nicolini, Ilaria Vignati
  • Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Herd in Equity Markets?
    Valeria Miceli

B8 Environmental economics Aula 34 – third floor
Chair:  Laura Castellucci – Discussants: Laura Castellucci, Fabio Fiorillo

  • Local or National Environmental Spending in Italy: a Stochastic Frontier Analysis
    Sabrina Auci, Annalisa Castelli, Donatella Vignani
  • Environmental Innovations in Services Manufacturing-Services Integration and Policy Transmissions in the Italian Economy
    Giulio Cainelli, Massimiliano Mazzanti
  • On Emissions Trading Taxation and Market Power
    Alessio D’Amato, Edilio Valentini, Mariangela Zoli

B9 Innovation Aula polivalente – fourth floor
Chair: Alessandro Sterlacchini – Discussants: Alessandro Sterlacchini, Stefano Usai

  • R&D Incentives: The Effectiveness of a Place-Based Policy
    Marco Corsino, Roberto Gabriele, Anna Giunta
  • How the geographical fragmentation of foreign R&D activities influences home region innovation
    Lorena M. D’Agostino, Grazia D. Santangelo
  • Product market regulation, knowledge frontier and efficiency
    Chiara Franco, Fabio Pieri, Francesco Venturini

B10 Modelling the Italian Economy (Istat) Aula 43 – fourth floor
Chair: Gilberto Antonelli – Discussants: Maria Elena Bontempi, Ottavio Ricchi

  • The Italian Statistical Institute Macroeconometric Model – MEM0-It
    Fabio Bacchini, Maurizio Bovi, Cristina Brandimarte, Piero Crivelli, Roberta De Santis, Marco Fioramanti, Alessandro Girardi, Roberto Golinelli, Cecilia Jona-Lasinio, Massimo Mancini, Carmine Pappalardo, Daniela Rossi, Marco Ventura, Claudio Vicarelli 

17:00 – 17:30 Welcome address – Mediateca

17:30 – 19:00 PLENARY SESSION:  Research assessment and journal rankings in economics – Mediateca
Chair: Gilberto Antonelli

  • The journal ranking of Gev-13
    Graziella Bertocchi
  • The journal ranking of the Italian Economic Association
    Paolo Pini

19:00 – 19:30 Welcome cocktail – Mediateca


9:00 – 11:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS C – Unibas

C1 Social norms Aula 33 – third floor
Chair: Guido de Blasio – Discussants: Pierluigi Conzo, Guido de Blasio

  • On the coevolution of social norms
    Lidia Bagnoli, Giorgio Negroni
  • More apples less chips? The effect of school fruit schemes on the consumption of junk food
    Giorgio Brunello, Maria De Paola, Giovanna Labartino
  • Leaving home and housing prices. The experience of Italian youth emancipation
    Francesca Modena, Concetta Rondinelli
  • Solving the flip of the coin/unidentification dilemma: a Bayesian perspective on the incentive compatibility of hypothetical referenda
    Gianluca Stefani, Riccardo Scarpa

C2 Child, education and lifetime outcomes Aula 41 – fourth floor
Chair: Annalisa Luporini – Discussants: Annalisa Luporini, Mariacristina Rossi

  • Early-life conditions, lifetime income and mortality risk in Italy
    Michele Belloni, Rob Alessie, Adriaan Kalwij
  • Self investments of adolescents and their cognitive development
    Daniela Del Boca, Chiara Monfardini, Cheti Nicoletti
  • On Intergenerational Transmission of Reading Habits: Is a Good Example the Best Sermon?
    Anna Laura Mancini, Chiara Monfardini, Silvia Pasqua

C3 Productivity and innovation Aula 32 – third floor
Chair: Elena Podrecca – Discussants: Giorgio Fazio, Elena Podrecca

  • Explaining TFP at firm level in Italy. Does location matter?
    Francesco Aiello, Valeria Pupo, Fernanda Ricotta
  • And Yet they Co-Move! Public Capital and Productivity in OECD: A Panel Cointegration Analysis with Cross-Section Dependence
    Anna Bottasso, Carolina Castagnetti, Maurizio Conti
  • Proximity, Networking and Knowledge Production in Europe: what lessons for innovation policy?
    Emanuela Marrocu, Raffaele Paci, Stefano Usai
  • Research cooperation within and across regional boundaries. Does innovation policy add something?
    Alberto Marzucchi, Davide Antonioli, Sandro Montresor

C4 Energy and sustainable development (co-organized with AIEE, sponsored by eni) Aula 36 – third floor
Chair: Carlo Andrea Bollino – Discussants: Carlo Andrea Bollino e Paolo Polinori

  • Efficiency in the Use of Natural Non-renewable Resources and Environmental Federalism in Italy. Evidence from Regional Management of Mining and Quarring
    Sabrina Auci, Laura Castellucci, Donatella Vignani
  • Integration and Convergence in European Electricity Markets
    Carlo Andrea Bollino, Davide Ciferri, Paolo Polinori
  • Price-capping in partially monopolistic electricity markets with an application to Italy
    Bruno Bosco, Lucia Parisio, Matteo M. Pelagatti
  • Powering the Change: a Contingent Valuation Study on the Determinants of Demand for Green vs. Brown Energy
    Elisabetta Strazzera, Marina Mura, Vania Statzu

C5 Money and credit in the history of economic thought (co-organized with AISPE) Aula 43 – fourth floor
Chair: Riccardo Realfonzo – Discussants: Mario Pomini, Riccardo Realfonzo

  • Dalla ricerca di regole per il controllo della quantità di moneta al Quantitative Easing. Note in margine al dibattito sulle strategie di politica monetaria
    Stefano Figuera
  • Thorstein Veblen on Credit and Economic Crises
    Guglielmo Forges Davanzati, Andrea Pacella
  • The Latin American debt crisis: at the origins of the BIS macro-prudential approach to financial stability
    Ivo Maes, Piet Clement
  • Speculation by the next-door neighbour. The 1907 Italian financial crisis
    Gianfranco Tusset

C6 Young people, education and labour markets: comparing evidence and policies (co-organized with EACES) Aula 31 – third floor
Chair: Enrico Marelli – Discussants: Orietta Dessy,  Enrico Marelli

  • Delayed Graduation and Overeducation: A Test of the Human Capital Model versus the Screening Hypothesis
    Carmen Aina, Francesco Pastore
  • The labour market outcomes of vocational education in Europe: evidence from the LFS survey
    Emilio Colombo, Luca Stanca
  • Educational qualifications mismatch in Europe. Is it demand or supply driven?
    Emanuela Ghignoni, Alina Verashchagina
  • Generational conflict and labor market turnover: a tale of employment protection and retirement age
    Marco Magnani

C7 Issues in political economy Aula 34 – third floor
Chair: Ennio Bilancini – Discussants: Ennio Bilancini, Vincenzo Lombardo

  • Knowing the right person in the right place: political connections and resistance to change
    Giorgio Bellettini, Carlotta Berti Ceroni, Giovanni Prarolo
  • Incumbent Effects and Partisan Alignment in Local Elections: a Regression Discontinuity Analysis Using Italian Data
    Emanuele Bracco, Francesco Porcelli, Michela Redoano
  • A Theory of Political Entrenchment
    Gilles Saint-Paul, Davide Ticchi, Andrea Vindigni
  • Constitutional reform and state capacity building: The case of the Glorious Revolution
    Elena Seghezza

C8 Gender Aula 37 – third floor
Chair: Maria Rosaria Carillo – Discussants: Maria Rosaria Carillo, Francesco Devicienti

  • A Gender Equality Index for the Italian Regions
    Monica Amici, Maria Lucia Stefani
  • Employment Subsidies, Informal Economy and Women’s Transition into Work in a Depressed Area: Evidence from a Matching Approach
    Manuela Deidda, Adriana Di Liberto, Marta Foddi, Giovanni Sulis
  • Women on Italian Bank Boards: are They “Gold Dust”?
    Silva Del Prete, Maria Lucia Stefani
  • Ora et non labora? A test of the impact of religion on female labor supply
    Francesco Pastore, Simona Tenaglia

C9 Saving and financial education Aula polivalente – fourth floor
Chair: Michele Fratianni  – Discussants: Lorenzo Cappellari, Michele Fratianni

  • The Italian saving rate: vanishing?
    Antonio Bassanetti, Concetta Rondinelli, Filippo Scoccianti
  • Explaining why, right or wrong, (Italian) households do not like reverse mortgages
    Elsa Fornero, Mariacristina Rossi, Maria Cesira Urzì Brancati
  • Financial education, investor protection and international portfolio diversification
    Maela Giofré
  • Precautionary Savings of Agents with Heterogeneous Risk Aversion
    Michele Limosani, Emanuele Millemaci

C10 Tourism Aula 35 – third floor
Chair:  Innocenzo Cipolletta  – Discussants: Vincenzo Asero, Innocenzo Cipolletta, Raffaele Scuderi,

  • Cultural Participation and Tourism Flows in Italy
    Karol Jan Borowiecki, Concetta Castiglione
  • Visitors of two types of museums: do expenditure patterns differ?
    Juan Gabriel Brida, Marta Disegna, Raffaele Scuderi
  • Different tourists to different destinations. Evidence from spatial interaction models
    Emanuela Marrocu, Raffaele Paci

C11 Short-and-long-term policies: The Italian Mezzogiorno between economic backwardness and social emergency (Svimez) Aula Sassu – mezzanine
Chair: Adriano Giannola

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break – Mediateca

11:30 – 12:45 Einaudi Lecture (plenary) Tony Thirlwall (University of Kent),  The Rhetoric and Reality of Trade Liberalisation in Developing Countries – Mediateca
Chair: Alessandro Roncaglia

12.45 – 14:00 Lunch – Mediateca

14:00 – 15:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS D – Unibas

D1 Asymmetric information Aula 34 – third floor
Chair: Davide Ticchi – Discussants: Luca Gori, Davide Ticchi

  • Announcements as an equilibrium selction device
    Nicola Acocella, Giovanni Di Bartolomeo, Andrew Hughes-Hallet, Paolo G. Piacquadio
  • Signalling, Social Status and Labor Income Taxes
    Ennio Bilancini, Leonardo Boncinelli
  • Rel (a) ying on your team-mates is not enough: On sequential contributions to team production under competition
    Michael Neugart, Matteo G. Richiardi

D2 Education, wages and jobs Aula polivalente – fourth floor
Chair:  Patrizia Ordine – Discussants: Marcello D’Amato, Patrizia Ordine

  • Does time-to-degree matter? The effect of delayed graduation on employment and wages
    Carmen Aina, Giorgia Casalone
  • Higher education and the allocation of graduate jobs
    Alessandro Cigno, Annalisa Luporini
  • Education race, supply of skills and the wage skill premium
    Luca G. Deidda, Dimitri Paolini

D3 Migration Aula 32 – third floor
Chair:  Gianna Claudi Giannelli – Discussants: Rinaldo Brau, Gianna Claudia Giannelli

  • Immigrants’ access to health care services in Italy: New evidence from survey data
    Carlo Devillanova
  • Inter-jurisdictional Migration and the Size of Government
    Michele G. Giuranno, Rongili Biswas
  • Parental Ethnic Identity and Educational Attainment of Second-Generation Immigrants
    Simone Schüller

D4 Competitiveness, technological and organizational changes (co-organized with SIEPI) Aula 37 – third floor
Chair: Piercarlo Frigero – Discussants: Federico Boffa, Piercarlo Frigero, Gianmaria Martini

  • Product innovation and corporate governance in turbulent times. Evidence from Italian SMEs
    Marco Cucculelli
  • Incomplete Contracts as a Screening Device in Competing Vertical Intra-Firm Relationships
    Marta Sicoli, Marco M. Sorge
  • Patent Oppositions as Strategic Tools and Error Correction Mechanisms
    Alessandro Sterlacchini

D5 Issues in international economics Aula 31 – third floor
Chair: Giorgia Giovannetti – Discussants:  Giorgia Giovannetti, Alessia Lo Turco

  • Dynamics or relative product diversification in the course of economic development: import-export comparative analysis
    Aleksandra Parteka, Massimo Tamberi
  • Wages and international factors’ mobility
    Elena Podrecca, Gianpaolo Rossini
  • The stabilizing effect of exchange rate regimes: An empirical investigation
    N. Moussé Sow

D6 Banking I (sponsored by Banca Popolare di Puglia e Basilicata) Aula 35 – third floor
Chair: Giacomo Degli Antoni – Discussants: Giacomo Degli Antoni, Silvia Del Prete, Andrea F. Presbitero

  • Intra-competitiveness and inter-competitiveness among mutual banks: the case of Trento
    Gian Paolo Barbetta, Luca Colombo, Stefano Colombo, Michele Grillo
  • Access to credit for Italian Firms: New Evidence from the ISTAT Business Confidence Surveys
    Stefano Costa, Marco Malgarini, Patrizia Margani
  • Bank directors on corporate boards: conflict of interests or certification role?
    Massimiliano Stacchini, Giacomo Cau

D7 Firms’ formation and organization Aula 33 – third floor
Chair: Carlotta Berti Ceroni – Discussants: Davide Antonioli, Carlotta Berti Ceroni

  • Selection, Heterogeneity and Entry in Professional Markets
    Marco Alderighi, Claudio A. Piga
  • Family Firms Connections and the Evolution of Misallocation in the Process of Development
    Maria Rosaria Carillo, Vincenzo Lombardo, Alberto Zazzaro
  • Managerial delegation schemes under centralised unionisation
    Nicola Meccheri, Luciano Fanti

D8 Issues in financial markets Aula Sassu – mezzanine
Chair: Pietro Alessandrini – Discussants: Pietro Alessandrini, Giovanni Ferri

  • Testing external habits in an asset pricing model
    Melisso Boschi, Stefano D’Addona, Aditya Goenka
  • A flow network analysis of  direct balance-sheet contagion in financial networks
    Mario Eboli
  • Regional interest rate pass-through in Italy
    Alberto Montagnoli, Oreste Napolitano, Boriss Siliverstovs

D9 Technology and networks Aula 36 – third floor
Chair: Sergio Destefanis  – Discussants: Sergio Destefanis, Margherita Russo

  • The Importance of Being a Capable Supplier: Italian Industrial Firms in Global Value Chains
    Mariarosaria Agostino, Anna Giunta, Jeffrey B. Nugent, Domenico Scalera, Francesco Trivieri
  • Interpreting the Hours-Technology time-varying relationship
    Cristiano Cantore, Filippo Ferroni, Miguel A. Leȯn-Ledesma
  • How do Recombinative Capabilities: and Technological Proximity Influence Innovative Performance? A Study on the ICT sector
    Grazia Cecere, Muge Ozman

D10 Historical roots of regional development Aula 43 – fourth floor
Chair: Alfredo Del Monte – Discussants: Alfredo Del Monte, Adriana Di Liberto, Paolo Vanin

  • Poor Institutions, Rich Mines: Resource Curse and the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia
    Paolo Buonanno, Ruben Durante, Giovanni Prarolo, Paolo Vanin
  • Urbanization and growth. Why the splendor of the Italian cities in the sixteenth century did not drive to the transition?
    Bruno Chiarini, Elisabetta Marzano
  • Past dominations, current institutions and the Italian regional economic performance
    Adriana Di Liberto, Marco Sideri

D11 Contract Aula 41 – fourth floor
Chair: Nicola Dimitri – Discussants: Elena D’Agostino, Nicola Dimitri, Luigi Moretti

  • Publicity Requirements in Public Procurement: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design
    Decio Coviello, Mario Mariniello
  • Public-private contracting under limited commitment
    Daniel Danau, Annalisa Vinella
  • Subcontracting in Public Procurement: An Empirical Investigation
    Lugi Moretti, Paola Valbonesi

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break – Unibas

15:45 – 17:15 PARALLEL SESSIONS E – Unibas

E1 Trade Aula 43 – fourth floor
Chair:  Marco Cucculelli – Discussants: Marco Cucculelli, Eleonora Pierucci

  • International fragmentation of production and trade volatility: an analysis for the European countries
    Anna Falzoni, Lucia Tajoli
  • China’s competition and the export price strategies of developed countries
    Giorgia Giovannetti, Marco Sanfilippo
  • Imports, exports and the firm product scope: evidence from Turkey
    Alessia Lo Turco, Daniela Maggioni

E2 Issues in culture economics (co-organizated with AEC) Aula 35 – third floor
Chair:  Tiziana Cuccia  – Discussants: Luca Barbarito, Tiziana Cuccia

  • Ex Post Merger Evaluation in the UK Retail Market for Books
    Luca Aguzzoni, Elena Argentesi, Lorenzo Ciari, Tomaso Duso, Massimo Tognoni
  • The Labor Market in the Seventeenth-Century Italian Art Sector
    Federico Etro, Silvia Marchesi, Laura Pagani
  • Attracted but Unsatisfied: The Effects of Sensational Content on Television Comsunption Choices
    Luca Stanca, Marco Gui, Marcello Gallucci

E3 Poverty and agriculture Aula 33 – third floor
Chair: Ettore Bove – Discussants: Ettore Bove, Tamara Fioroni

  • Trade openness and vulnerability to poverty: Vietnam in the long run (1992-2008)
    Emiliano Magrini, Pierluigi Montalbano
  • Child Welfare in Albania Using Collective Approach
    Lucia Mangiavacchi, Federico Perali, Luca Piccoli
  • Agriculture Reform and Food Crisis in Syria: Impacts on Poverty and Inequality
    Benedetto Rocchi, Donato Romano

E4 Happiness and job satisfaction Aula 31 – third floor
Chair: Lorenzo Sacconi – Discussants: Cinzia Di Novi, Lorenzo Sacconi

  • The drivers of happiness inequality. Suggestions for promoting social cohesion
    Leonardo Becchetti, Riccardo Massari, Paolo Naticchioni
  • Well-being and psychological consequences of temporary contracts: The case of  younger Italian employees
    Vincenzo Carrieri, Cinzia Di Novi, Rowena Jacobs, Silvana Robone
  • A “Human Growth” Perspective on Organizational Resources and Firm Performance
    Silvia Sacchetti, Ermanno C. Tortia

E5 The service sector Aula 41 – fourth floor
Chair:  Angela Stefania Bergantino – Discussants: Angela Stefania Bergantino, Davide Vannoni

  • Tariffa e gestione dei servizi idrici in Italia: esiste davvero una differenza tra pubblico e privato?
    Olivier Butzbach, Roberta Murino, Elvira Romano
  • Business services, innovation and sectoral growth
    Rinaldo Evangelista, Matteo Lucchese, Valentina Meliciani
  • Can Producers Apply a Capacity Cutting Strategy to Increase Prices? The Case of the England and Wales Electricity Market
    Sherzod Tashpulatov, Lubomír Lízal

E6 Young economists II Aula Sassu – mezzanine
Chair:  Leonardo Becchetti – Discussants: Leonardo Becchetti, Stefania Cosci

  • Risk Sharing, Financial Integration, and Welfare
    Christian Friedrich
  • Enhancing Productivity and Reducing Regional Disparities: The Role of Finance and Socio-Institutional Environment
    Luigi Moretti
  • Inequality, leisure time and life skills: individual and social implications for well-being
    Eleonora Romano

E7 Issues in applied economics Aula polivalente – fourth floor
Chair: Sergio Destefanis – Discussants: Roberto Basile, Sergio Destefanis

  • On the Determinants of Distribution Dynamics: a New Method and an Application to EU Regions
    Davide Fiaschi, Andrea Mario Lavezzi, Angela Parenti
  • Is Globalization Driving Efficiency? A Threshold Stochastic Frontier Panel Data Modelling Approach
    Camilla Mastromarco, Laura Serlenga, Yongcheol Shin
  • La convergenza condizionata nei livelli della PTF. Riflessioni sulla relazione fra PTF, processi di accumulazione e istituzioni
    Vito Pipitone, Luciano Seta

E8 Education, credit and development Aula 32 – third floor
Chair: Giuseppe Coco – Discussants: Giuseppe Coco, Michele Raitano

  • Does Educational Kuznets Curve Exist? Evidence form India
    Tushar Agrawal
  • Who does the grace-period really grace? Repayment flexibility in microfinance contracts
    Giorgia Barboni
  • Educational Signaling, Credit Constraints and Inequality Dynamics
    Marcello D’Amato, Dilip Mookherjee

E9 Information, efficiency and welfare (co-organized with AMASES) Aula 37 – third floor
Chair: Achille Basile – Discussants: Matteo Alvisi, Achille Basile

  • Enforceable vs. non-enforceable contracts: a theoretical appraisal with fair players
    Elena D’Agostino, Maurizio Lisciandra
  • “Mirror Revelation” in Second-Price Tullock Auctions
    Nicola Dimitri
  • Coalitional fairness in interim differential information economies
    Chiara Donnini, Maria Gabriella Graziano, Marialaura Pesce

17:30 – 19:00 SIE Members Annual Meeting – Unibas

20:30 Social dinner


9:00 – 11:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS F – Unibas

F1 Child, school and development (co-organized with SITES) Aula Sassu – mezzanine
Chair: Andrea Cornia – Discussants: Gabriella Berloffa, Maria Sassi

  • Internal vs. International Migration: Impacts of Remittances on Child Well-Being in Vietnam
    Michele Binci, Gianna Claudia Giannelli
  • How to Deal with Covert Child Labor and Give Children an Effective Education, in a Poor Developing Country
    Alessandro Cigno
  • Does Promoting School Attendance Reduce Child Labour? Evidence from Burkina Faso’s Bright Project
    Jacobus de Hoop, Furio C. Rosati

F2 Fiscal Federalism and Expenditure Needs (co-organized with SIEP) Aula 31 – third floor
Chair: Ernesto Longobardi – Discussants: Bruno Chiarini, Ernesto Longobardi

  • Complexity in the design of intergovernmental equalization system: the case of expenditure needs indicators in Italy
    Giampaolo Arachi, Salvatore Parlato, Alberto Zanardi
  • Fiscal Decentralization in Weak Institutional Environments: Evidence from Southern Italy
    Sergio Beraldo, Massimiliano Piacenza, Gilberto Turati
  • Standard needs of the Italian primary schools
    Giuseppe Di Giacomo, Aline Pennisi, Agnese Sacchi
  • A Comprehensive Model for the Evaluation of the Local Governments Expenditure Needs and the Essential Level of Local Services
    Francesco Porcelli, Francesco Vidoli

F3 The economics of scientific research Aula polivalente – fourth floor
Chair: Paolo Pini  – Discussants: Roberto Dell’Anno, Paolo Pini

  • Two New Simple Bibliometric Indexes to Better Evaluate Research in Economics
    Giovanni Anania, Annarosa Caruso
  • Measuring Teaching Efficiency of the Italian University System: the Role of Market Structure. A two step DEA analysis at faculty level
    Angela Stefania Bergantino, Claudia Capozza, Francesco Porcelli
  • Research collaboration networks in biotechnology: exploring the trade-off between institutional and gegraphical distance
    Rosamaria d’Amore, Roberto Iorio, Sandrine Labory, Agnieszka Stawinoga
  • Schools of Thought and Economists’ Opinions on Economic Policy
    Luca De Benedictis, Michele Di Maio

F4 Spatial agglomeration in the knowledge economy (co-organized with AISRE) Aula 35 – third floor
Chair:  Fabio Mazzola – Discussants: Franceso Aiello, Camilla Mastromarco, Fabio Mazzola

  • Industry structure, industrial districts and employment growth: evidence from semi-parametric geo-additive models
    Roberto Basile, Cristiana Donati, Rosanna Pittiglio
  • From Space to Milieu: New Analytical Tools in the Knowledge Era
    Augusto Cusinato
  • Social capital formation across space: proximity and trust in European regions
    Giorgio Fazio, Luciano Lavecchia
  • Knowledge assets and regional performance
    Raffaele Paci, Emanuela Marrocu

F5 Wage inequalities and mobility (co-organized with AIEL) Aula 36  – third floor
Chair: Francesco Pastore – Discussants: Francesco Pastore, Dario Sciulli

  • Alike in Many Ways: Intergenerational and Sibling Correlations of Brothers’ Life-Cycle Earnings
    Paul Bingley, Lorenzo Cappellari
  • The impact of the minimum wage on low-wage and young workers: Employment and match evidence
    Mário Centeno, Cláudia Duarte, Álvaro A. Novo
  • Differenziali salariali e capitale umano: alcune evidenze in cerca di spiegazione
    Maurizio Franzini, Michele Raitano

F6 Issues in macroeconomics II Aula 32 – third floor
Chair:  Alessandro Piergallini – Discussants: Matteo Falagiarda, Alessandro Piergallini, Luca Sessa

  • A DSGE model with Endogenous Term Structure
    Matteo Falagiarda, Massimiliano Marzo
  • Indeterminacy in a Dynamic Small Open Economy with International Migration
    Carmelo Pierpaolo Parello
  • Economic (In)Stability under Monetary Targeting
    Luca Sessa
  • Uncertain potential output: implications for monetary policy in small open economy
    Guido Traficante

F7 Banking II Aula 33 – third floor
Chair: Luca Vittorio Angelo Colombo – Discussants: Giorgia Barboni, Luca Vittorio Angelo Colombo

  • The transition to a marketing orientation in banking: cross-selling, screening incentives and information synergies
    Stefania Cosci, Valentina Meliciani, Valentina Sabato
  • Circuit Breakers and Market Runs
    Sarah Draus, Mark Van Achter
  • Were multinational banks taking excessive risks before the recent financial crisis?
    Mohamed Azzim Gulamhussen, Carlos Pinheiro, Alberto Franco Pozzolo
  • Bank regulation when both deposit rate control and capital requirements are socially costly
    Carsten Krabbe Nielsen, Gerd Weinrich

F8 Theory of money and production Aula 34 – third floor
Chair: Giovanni B. Pittaluga – Discussants: Stefano Figuera, Giovanni B. Pittaluga

  • If bad money is a collective bad, does it follow that good money is a collective good?
    Jack Birner
  • Schumpeter in a matrix: a Stock Flow Consistent analysis of techonological change
    Alessandro Caiani, Antoine Godin, Stefano Lucarelli
  • The monetary conditions for growth: Parguez’s debt stability condition
    Massimo Cingolani
  • Crisis and Central Banks: a Circuitist Approach
    Andrea Pacella, Riccardo Realfonzo, Guido Tortorella Esposito

F9 Matching and labour markets Aula 37 – third floor
Chair: Matteo G.Richiardi  – Discussants: Domenico Lisi, Paolo Naticchioni, Matte G. Richiardi

  • Marshallian Labor Market Pooling: Evidence from Italy
    Monica Andini, Guido de Blasio, Gilles Duranton, William C. Strange
  • Better Workers Move to Better Firms: A Simple Test to Identify Sorting
    Cristian Bartolucci, Francesco Devicienti
  • Cross-Sectors Skill Intensity and Temporary Employment
    Domenico Lisi
  • Part-time work, wages and productivity: evidence from matched panel data
    François Rycx, Alessandra Cataldi, Stephan Kampelmann

F10 The economists in the 20th century: from economic analysis to economic policy (co-organized with STOREP) Aula 43 – fourth floor
Chair: Annalisa Rosselli – Discussants: Nicola Acocella, Annalisa Rosselli

  • Old Lady charm: explaining the persistent appeal of Chicago antitrust
    Nicola Giocoli
  • World-class Manufacturing and Productivity. An assessment of the literature
    Riccardo Leoni
  • Causality and Structure in Piecemeal Macroeconomic Modeling
    Sergio Parrinello
  • L’economia del benessere e il problema della fondazione scientifica della politica economica in F. Caffè
    Mario Pomini

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break – Mediateca

11:30 – 13:15 ROUND TABLE: Energy sources for sustainable economic development – (sponsored by eni) – Mediateca
Chair: Carlo Andrea Bollino, Speakers: Emilio Dalmonte, Vito De Filippo, Francesco Gattei, Adriano Giannola, Jean Michel Glachant


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