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CSEF - Center for Studies in Economics and Finance


23 January 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Nicola Pavoni and Orazio Attanasio(UCL)
Risk Sharing in Private Information Models with Asset Accumulation: Explaining the Excess Smoothness of Consumption

30 January 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
J.Gali and Luca Gambetti (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
On the sources of the Great Moderation

6 February 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Gilles Saint-Paul (Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse)
Selection of Boundedly Rational Firms and the Allocation of Resources - Slides

13 February 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Giuseppe De Feo (CORE, UCL)
Efficiency of Competition in Insurance Markets with Adverse Selection

20 February 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Paolo Colla (Università Bocconi) and Antonio Mele (LSE)
Information Linkages and Correlated Trading

27 February 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Stefano Gagliarducci (CEMFI)
Outside Earnings and Moral Hazard: the Elusive Quest for Good Politicians

6 March 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Claudia Olivetti (Boston University) and Barbara Petrongolo (London School of Economics)
Unequal Pay or Unequal Employment? A Cross-Country Analysis of Gender Gaps

13 March 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Paolo Mistrulli (Banca d’Italia)
Assessing Financial Contagion in the Interbank Market: Maximum Entropy vs. Observed Interbank Lending Patterns

20 March 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Fabrizio Iacone (University of York)
Semiparametric Detection of changes in Long Range Dependence

27 March 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Federico Cingano (Bank of Italy)
Services Regulation and Growth: evidence from cross-country data

3 April 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Matteo Cervellati (Università di Bologna) and Uwe Sunde (IZA Bonn)
Fertility, Education and Mortality: A Unified Theory of the Economic and Demographic Transition

4 April 2007 – h 3 p.m.
William Zame (University of California Los Angeles)
Experimental Finance
Useful references for this lecture:

  • P. Bossaerts, P. Ghirardato, S. Guarnaschelli and W. Zame, Prices and Allocations in Asset Markets with Heterogeneous Attitudes Towards Ambiguity
  • E. Asparouhova, P. Bossaerts, J. Eguia and W. Zame , Why Cognitive Biases May Not Always Affect Asset Prices
  • P. Bossaerts, C. Plott, W. R. Zame, Prices and Portfolio Choices in Financial Markets: Theory, Econometrics, Experiments

Tuesday 17 April 2007 – h 15.30
Antonio Cabrales and Piero Gottardi (Universitad Carlos III)
Markets for Information: Of Inefficient Firewalls and Efficient Monopolies

8 May 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Michele Bernasconi (Università dell’Insubria) and Paola Profeta (Bocconi University)
Redistribution or Education? The political economy of the social race

15 May 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Decio Coviello (EUI)
Duration of Trials and The Individual Productivity of Judges - Slides

5 June 2007 – h 3.30 p.m.
Dimitris Christelis (CSEF, University of Salerno)
Household holdings of foreign assets

13 September 2007 – h. 5 p.m.
Denis Gromb (LBS) and Dimitri Vayanos (London School of Economics)
Financially Constrained Arbitrage and Cross-Market Contagion

9 October 2007 – h. 3 p.m. - University of Salerno
Vincent Iehlé (University Autonoma of Barcelona)
Group Economies and Games (with Myrna Wooders)

11 October 2007 – h. 5 p.m.
Franco Peracchi (University Tor Vergata)
Living Standards and the Distribution of Heights: Italy, 1855-1910 (with Brian A’Hearn and Giovanni Vecchi)

16 October 2007 – h. 3 p.m. - University of Salerno
Tullio Jappelli (University of Naples and CSEF)
Information Sharing and Credit: Firm-Level Evidence from Transition Countries (with Martin Brown and Marco Pagano)

23 October 2007 – h. 3 p.m. - University of Salerno
Gian Luca Clementi (New York University)
Legal Institutions, Sectoral Heterogeneity, and Economic Development
(with Rui Castro and Glenn MacDonald)

25 October 2007 – h. 5 p.m.
Annamaria Menichini (University of Salerno)
The Strategic Power of Signal Acquisition (with Peter Simmons)

30 October 2007 – h. 3 p.m. - University of Salerno
Raffaele Miniaci (University of Brescia)
An Experiment on Markets and Contracts: Do Social Preferences Determine Corporate Culture (with A. Cabrales, M. Piovesan and G. Ponti)

6 November 2007 – h. 3 p.m. - University of Salerno
Maria Grazia Romano (University of Salerno and CSEF)
Herd Behaviour in Capital Market

8 November 2007 – h. 5 p.m.
Giuseppe Bertola (University of Turin)
Financial Markets, Redistribution, Risk, and Effort (with W. Koeniger)

13 November 2007 – h. 3 p.m. - University of Salerno
Paolo Ghirardato (University of Turin)
Ambiguity and Asset Markets: Theory and Experiment" (with P. Bossaerts, S. Guarnaschelli e B. Zame)

15 November 2007 – h. 5 p.m.
Saverio Simonelli (Università di Napoli Federico II and CSEF)
Do Surveys Help Forecasting GDP in Real Time? Evidence for the Euro Area

22 November 2007 – h. 4.30 p.m.
Claudio Michelacci (CEMFI)
The Effects of Labor Market Condition on Working Time: The US-EU Experience (with Josep Pijoan, CEMFI)

27 November 2007 – h. 3 p.m. - University of Salerno
Enrico Minelli (University of Brescia)
Shareholder-efficient Production Plans in a Multi-period Economy (with J. Dreze and O. Lachiri)

29 November 2007 – h. 5 p.m.
Decio Coviello (EUI, University of Salerno and CSEF)
Does Publicity Affect Competition? Evidence from Discontinuities in Public Procurement Auctions (with Mario Mariniello, EUI)

4 December 2007 – h. 3 p.m. – University of Salerno
Vincenzo Galasso (Bocconi University and CSEF)
Why Kids Today? Evidence on the Old-age Security Motive from the Italian Pension Reform (with F. Billari)

11 December 2007 – h. 3 p.m. – University of Salerno
Thomas Philippon (New York University, Stern School of Business)
The Bond Market’s Q

20 December 2007 – h. 5 p.m.
Thierry Foucault (HEC Paris)
Insiders-Outsiders, Transparency and the Value of the Ticker
(with G. Cespa)