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Meeting Schedule

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Week 6 ( March 8), 2012
Speaker: Paolo Balduzzi

Title: "Proportional Systems with Free Entry. A Citizen-Candidate Model", with Sandro Brusco.


Week 4 (December 14), 2012

Speaker: Vardan Baghdasarya

Title: Electoral fraud and voter turnout.


Week 3 (November 23), 2012

Speaker: Fabrizio Panebianco

Title: "Behaviour in Social Networks:  Externalities, Altruism and Peer Effects ", with Sergio Currarini and  Elena Fumagalli. 


Week 2 (November 9), 2012
Speaker: Giovanna Iannantuoni

Title: "Moderating Government", with Francesco De Sinopoli and Leo Ferraris


Week 1 (October 26), 2012

Speaker: Emilio Calvano

Title: "Either or both competition: a "two-sided" theory of advertising with overlapping viewerships", with Attila Ambrus and Markus Reisinger.










Week 12 (June 8), 2012

Speaker: Shlomo Weber

Title: Games of Social Interaction and Formation of Political Alliances. 


Week 11 (May 25), 2012

Speaker: Elena Manzoni

Title: "Guilt aversion in trust games", with Giuseppe Attanasi and Pierpaolo Battigalli.

Slides: here

Papers: Battigalli P. and M Dufwenberg (2007), Guilt in Games, AEA Paper and Proceedings, Charness G. and M. Dufwenberg (2006), Promises and Partnership, Econometrica


Week 10 (May 18), 2012

Speaker: Sarah Draus

Title: Circuit Breakers and Market Runs

Paper: "Circuit Breakers and Market Runs", with Mark Van Achter


Week 9 (May 11), 2012

Speaker: Aldo Gonzalez

Title: "Does Input Purchase Collusion Foster Downstream Collusion?"



Week 8 (April 27), 2012

Speaker: Luca Savorelli

Title/Paper: Asymmetric cross-price effects and collusion


Week 7 (March 30), 2012

Speaker: Paolo Pertile

Title: The dynamics of drug pricing regulation and R&D investments

Paper: "The dynamics of drug pricing regulation and R&D investments", with R. Levaggi and M. Moretto


Week 6 (February 3), 2012

Speaker: Laura Abrardi

Paper: Two-sided asymmetric information in competitive insurance markets


Week 5 (January 20), 2012

Speaker: Salvatore Piccolo

Paper: "Optimal Accomplice-Witnesses Regulation under Asymmetric Information", with Giovanni Immordino.


Week 4 (December 2), 2011

Speaker: Giovanni Ursino

Title: Advertising, Deception and Competition

Paper: "The Economics of Advertising, Introduction", by Kyle Bagwell


Week 3 (November 18), 2011

Speaker: Filippo Pavesi

Title: Experts, Conflicts of Interest and Reputation

Paper"Political Correctness" by Stephen Morris, JPE 2001 


Week 2 (November 4), 2011

Speaker: Emilio Calvano

Title: The Economics of Internet: a Two Sided Market Perspective

Papers: "The Economics of Internet" by J. Levine; "Issues in on-line advertising and competition policy: a two-sided market perspective" by E. Calvano and B. Jullien


Week 1 (October 7), 2011

Speaker: Piero Tedeschi

Title: "Reputation and Competition with After-Sales Services"







June 17, 2011

Speaker: Vardan Baghdasarya

Title: Voter turnout in large elections: two ways to explain turnout in costly voting environment

Paper(s): (1) Feddersen, Timothy and Alvaro Sandroni, "A Theory of Participation in Elections", American Economic Review, Vol. 96, No. 4 (Sep., 2006), pp. 1271-1282; (2) Taylor, Curtis R. and Huseyin Yildirim, "Public information and electoral bias", Games and Economic Behavior 68 (2010) 353–375


June 10, 2011

Speaker: Claudia Meo

Title: Information sharing within coalitions in asymmetric information economies

Papers: (1) Wilson, Robert B, 1978. "Information, Efficiency, and the Core of an Economy," Econometrica, vol. 46(4), p. 807-16; and (2) Allen, Beth, 2006. "Market games with asymmetric information: the core", Economic Theory 29, p. 465–487.


May 27, 2011

Speaker: Alessandro Fedele

Title: Italian moneycracy

PaperRichard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci, "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations: Classic Definitions and New Directions", Contemporary Educational Psychology 25, 54–67 (2000)

Slides: here


May 13, 2011

Speaker: Emanuele Tarantino

Title: Communication and disclosure among competitors

Paper(s): Stein, J. C. "Conversations among Competitors". American Economic Review 98(5), Dec. 2008, 2150–2162


April 15, 2011

Speaker: Stefano Colombo

Title: Oligopolistic spatial frameworks

Paper: Lederer, P. and Hurter, A. 1986. "Competition of Firms: Discriminatory Pricing and Location". Econometrica. 54, No. 3. (May): 623-640.


April 1, 2011

Speaker: Elena Manzoni

Title: Citizen-candidate models and the puzzle of the spoiler candidate

Paper: T. Besley and S. Coate, An Economic Model of Representative Democracy, QJE, 112 (Feb. 1997), 85-114.


March 4, 2011

Speaker: Massimo Bordignon

Title: Exit and voice. Yardstick versus fiscal competition across governments.

Paper(s): Exit and voice. Yardstick versus fiscal competition across governments.


February 18, 2011 (postponed to Feb 25)

Speaker: Paolo Balduzzi

Title: Herding Behavior

Papers: (1) Banerjee, A. V., "A Simple Model of Herd Behavior", The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 107, No. 3 (Aug., 1992), pp. 797-817; and (2) Bikhchandani, S., D. Hirshleifer and I. Welch, "A Theory of Fads, Fashion, Custom, and Cultural Change as Informational Cascades, The Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 100(5) (Oct. 1992), 992-1026


February 4, 2011

Speaker: Carlos Pimienta

Title/Paper: On the Equivalence between (Quasi-)Perfect and Sequential Equilibria.
















“The dynamics of drug pricing regulation and R&D investments”. Il paper è coautorato da R. Levaggi e M. Moretto

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