Reading Group

The reading group has been organized by Marco Tabellini, former Visiting Student and now Faculty at HBS, since 2019. Meetings are typically held every three weeks, and are open to any student who may be interested to join.

The meetings involve either the discussion of papers from the political economy/applied micro literature or the presentation of projects by students or junior faculties (within and outside Bocconi University). The goal of the initiative is to get students exposed to cutting edge research in political economy, economic history, and labor, discussing together research ideas in a friendly and constructive environment.

Here is the list of seminars presented:

  • Ernesto Tiburcio – “The Local Reaction to Unauthorized Mexican Migration to the US” (with Kara Ross Camarena)
  • Mattia Bertazzini - "The Economics of Civilian Victimization: Evidence from World War II Italy" (with Michela Giorcelli)
  • Leonardo D'Amico - "The Real and Financial Effects of Capital Mobility. Evidence from the Development of the US Money Market" (with Maxim Alekseev)
  • Yuri Filippone - “Economic Reforms and Child Mortality: Evidence from Greece”
  • Adriano De Ruvo - "Exporting Autocracy: Chinese Trade Expansion and Democratic Retreat"
  • Martina Uccioli - "Workplace Flexibility and Gender Equity" (with Ludovica Ciasullo)
  • Gabriele Romano - "Economic Shocks and Hate Crimes: Evidence from Chinese Import Competition in U.S. Local Labor Markets"
  • Andrea Bernini - "The Voting Rights Act: Black Political Mobilization and White Counter-Mobilization" (with Giovanni Facchini, Marco Tabellini and Cecilia Testa)
  • Marcus Nagler - "ICT, Collaboration, and Science-Based Innovation: Evidence from BITNET" (with Kathrin Wernsdorf and Martin Watzinger)
  • Clemence Tricaud - "Gender, Electoral Incentives, and Crisis Response: Evidence from Brazilian Mayors" (with Juan-Pablo Chauvin)
  • Francesca Miserocchi - “Memory and the Persistence of Gender Discrimination”
  • Marguerite Obolensky - "Migration and Climate Similarity" (with Marco Tabellini and Charles Taylor)
  • Zhengyang Zhou - "Culture and Corruption: Evidence from Chinese Subnational Leaders" (with Yongwei Nian and Cindy Xinyi Shen)
  • Tanvi Goyal – “Hate, Pray, Vote”
  • Giulia Caprini  - “Strategic media”  (with Andrea Mattozzi)
  • Claudia Maragon - Unraveling Gender Differences in Media Representation of Homicides: Evidence from Italy
  • Marco Panunzi - The Impact of Immigration on Local Policies: Evidence from German Reunification 
  • Giulio Schinaia (PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Oxford) - Impact of Market Information on Cashew Producers in Guinea-Bissau, with Brais Álvarez Pereira, Adewusi Mendonça, Dayvikson Raiss Laval Tavares, Sebastian Schäber  
  • Gabriele Tori "Reserve Requirements and The End of the Geographic System: An Empirical Analysis"

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