Financial Institutions and Development - prof. Nicola Limodio
Great Expectations: Macroeconomic Implications of Forecasting Behavior- prof. Luigi Iovino
Monopsony Power and Inequality - prof. Tito Boeri
ALL ONGOING PROJECTS
This project plans to study the political economy frictions behind financial regulation in Africa. Combining bank balance sheets and information on bank chief executive officers (CEOs), we will measure the ethnic connotation of banks and the co-ethnicity between CEOs and regulators.
The goal of this proposal is to advance the research frontier on expectations formation and their economic impact. The proposal consists of three related projects that, through the provision of novel empirical evidence and the design of a new theoretical framework, can guide future research and better inform policy decisions.
The project investigates how monopsony power, where employers hold significant market power over labor, contributes to increasing wage inequalities and other labor market inefficiencies. It aims to understand the sources of monopsony power, which can include anti-competitive labor practices such as "no-compete" agreements, as well as cognitive biases affecting workers' decisions to leave low-paying jobs. It also aims to assess how these factors affect various socio-economic groups within the workforce.
This project blends data and theory to improve the design of the mechanisms adopted by Research Funding Organizations (RFOs) to allocate research funds.
Throughout history racial and ethnic discrimination has represented a major social problem and still today many minorities fall victim to violent discriminatory episodes. Using evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiments, this project will study how society at large react to discrimination and whether groups not directly discriminated against take a stance pro-/ against these discrimination episodes.
Exploring the complexities of asymmetric information in diverse economic scenarios, this research project comprises three focused studies—Extracting Information from Adversaries, Self-Image and Information Transmission, and Application Markets—to investigate the feasibility of information transmission when parties have opposing interests.
The main goal of the project is to study the impact of financial frictions on economic performance with a special focus on asymmetric information and limited commitment
This project seeks to collect new data on the organizational economics of bank branches.
We plan to study theoretically and empirically the role of attention - shaped by selective memory and stimulus salience in economic decisions and policy interventions.
This project analyzes the economic consequences of the increasing use of algorithms in many different fields including search engines movie and music platforms and online marketplaces.