Matteo Gamalerio - Universitat de Barcelona
Massimo Morelli - Università Bocconi
Hulya Eraslan - Rice University
"Bargaining in the Shadow of Uncertainty"
The Political economy session aims to focus mostly on work (theoretical or empirical) on the theme of institutional reforms:
positive analysis about political and/or bureaucracy related institutional obstacles to desirable reforms;
normative analysis about new desirable institutional designs.
The two main themes above are motivated both by the climate of reforms initiated in conjunction with the post covid next generation EU resilience progect and by the worries related to climate change and geopolitical instability.
Any other work on the positive or normative analysis of institutions will be considered, and even work on individual behavior can be considered if useful to inform also the evaluation of some institutions.
Elias Carroni - Università di Bologna
Marco Delogu - Università di Sassari
Leonardo Madio - Università di Padova
Dimitri Paolini - Università di Sassari
Özlem Bedre-Defolie - ESMT Berlin
The Digital economics session mainly focuses on the economic analysis (theoretical or empirical) of digital markets with particular emphasis on:
policy issues (antitrust and regulation) related to digital platforms and social media;
strategic behavior of firms operating in these markets;
use of big data and artificial intelligence as strategic tools for firms to compete.
The three main themes above are motivated by the challenges that policymakers face when dealing with the specificity of digital markets and by the need of an economic understanding (theoretical and empirical) of the driving forces and welfare consequences of firms strategies in the digital era.
Pasqualina Arca - Università di Sassari
Gianfranco Atzeni - Università di Sassari
Luca Deidda - Università di Sassari
Andrew Ellul - Kelley School of Business
Caterina Mendicino - European Central Bank
Ettore Panetti - Università di Napoli Federico II
Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics
The Financial intermediation session will focus on a number of themes, specifically the role of banking and non-banking financial institutions in the transmission of shocks and policies to the real economy, sustainable finance, financing of small and medium sized enterprises, and the interaction between fintech and traditional financial intermediation. To this end, the sessions will bring together researchers working on banking, corporate finance and financial regulation to discuss the most recent advances of the academic literature on these topics. Authors of both theory (micro and macro) and empirical papers are encouraged to submit their work.