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Digital economics
1-2 July 2024


Elias Carroni - Università di Bologna

Leonardo Madio - Università di Padova

Dimitri Paolini - Università di Sassari

Michelangelo Rossi - Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris

The Digital  economics meeting 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.

Economic history
1 July 2024


Paolo Di Martino - Università di Torino

Giulia Mancini - Università di Sassari

Alessandro Nuvolari - Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

The relationship between economic history and economics has gone through phases of closeness and separation. The aim of this meeting is to present and discuss state-of-the-art works in economic history that are able to highlight the complementarities between the two disciplines, and contribute to the cross-fertilisation of the two fields. In the spirit of showcasing the span of topics and methods in economic history, the organisers welcome proposals on any historical period and geographical area, and espousing any approach, from “traditional” economic history, to cliometrics and historical economics. Authors are encouraged to submit a full paper, or alternatively a detailed abstract (about 1,000 words).

The meeting is supported by ASE (Associazione per la Storia Economica).


Economics of education
2 July


William Addessi - Università di Cagliari

Michel Beine - Université de Luxembourg

Bianca Biagi - Università di Sassari

Laura Ciucci - Université d'Artois

Marco Delogu - Università di Sassari

Claudio Detotto - Università di Corsica

Marta Meleddu - Università di Sassari

Keynote speaker
Maria De Paola - Università della Calabria

The meeting aims to bring together researchers to discuss recent advances in the Economics of Education. The meeting aims to investigate the determinants, impacts and welfare effects of education from different perspectives. In particular, but not exclusively, empirical and theoretical contributions on the role of Higher Education Institutions are welcome.

Political economy
3-4 July


Matteo Gamalerio - Universitat de Barcelona

Massimo Morelli - Università Bocconi

The political economy meeting will display a number of invited speakers, including Marco Tabellini from Harvard Business School, Edoardo Teso from Northwestern University Kellogg, Alberto Bisin from NYU, Karine Van der Straten from Toulouse and others. Thus, this year, a smaller fraction of the contributed papers can be selected for the final program, but we still would like to solicit applications, especially from scholars working on the political economy of institutional reforms.

Corporate finance, financial intermediation and macro-finance
3-4 July


Pasqualina Arca - Università di Sassari

Gianfranco Atzeni - Università di Sassari

Andrea Carosi - 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

Program commitee

Pasqualina Arca - Università di Sassari

Gianfranco Atzeni - Università di Sassari

Ramin Baghai - Stockholm School of Economics

Elena Carletti - Università Bocconi

Andrea Carosi - Università di Sassari

Amil Dasgupta - London School of Economics

Luca Deidda - Università di Sassari

Andrew Ellul - Kelley School of Business

Laurent Fresard - Università della Svizzera Italiana

Mariassunta Giannetti - Stockholm School of Economics

Dmitry Kuvshinov - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Alberto Martin - CREI

Caterina Mendicino - European Central Bank

Steven Ongena - University of Zürich, Swiss

Finance Institute

Ettore Panetti - Università di Napoli Federico II

Loriana Pelizzon - Università di Venezia and SAFE

Alessio Piccolo - Kelley School of Business

Vincenzo Quadrini - USC Marshall

Uday Rajan - University of Michigan

Julien Sauvagnat - Università Bocconi

Carola Schenone - University of Virginia

Merih Sevilir - ESMT Berlin, IWH Halle Institute for Economic Research

Rui Silva - Universidade Nova

Javier Suarez - CEMFI

Quentin Vandeweyer - University of Chicago Booth

The Corporate finance, financial intermediation and macro-finance meeting at the 13th IBEO Workshop is an event designed for researchers working on broad finance and macro-finance topics. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome.

In corporate finance, we welcome contributions that investigate firm decisions on investment and financing, firms’ interactions with various stakeholders, corporate governance and institutional activism, design of organizational structures, compensation and incentive mechanisms, corporate social responsibility, and implementation of ESG mandates.

In financial intermediation, we encourage contributions on the role of banking and non-banking financial institutions, the micro transmission mechanisms of financial shocks and policies, the financing of small- and medium-sized enterprises, and the interaction between fintech and traditional financial intermediation.

In macro-finance, we welcome contributions on the quantitative role of the credit channel and financial intermediation frictions for macroeconomic outcomes, the interaction between monetary and macroprudential policy, and the redistributive effects of financial policies and shocks. Particularly welcome are contributions emphasizing the microeconomic foundations via dynamic structural modeling, while being grounded in the data.

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