PUBLIC CHOICE E POLITICAL ECONOMY

The positive foundations of public finance theory

Pavia, Giovedì 24 e Venerdì 25 Settembre 2009


Palazzo Centrale dell'Università

Corso Strada Nuova 65, Pavia


 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH 2009

MORNING SESSION

9.00  Registration

10:00

Alessandro PETRETTO, Presidente SiepAngiolino STELLA,Rettore dell'Università degli studi di PaviaGiorgio PANELLA, Direttore del Dipartimento di Economia Pubblica e Territoriale, Università degli studi di Pavia

10:15

FREY, Bruno S. , Political Economy of Happiness for Public Finance http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: Massimo BORDIGNON

11:15

WINER, Stanley ,Political Regimes, Institutions and  the Nature of Tax Systems http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: Silvia GIANNINI

12:15

General discussion

12:30

End of session

13:00

Lunch

Timing organizzativo 20' Relatori; 6' Discussant; 7' Discussione generale

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH 2009

AFTERNOON SESSION

14:00

LARCINESE Valentino, RIZZO Leonzio, TESTA Cecilia

Changing Needs, Sticky Budgets: Evidence from US Federal Budget Allocation to the State  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: PUGLISI

14:33

DE SIMONE Elina

The concept of budget transparency: between democracy and fiscal illusion  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: PEDONE

15:06

ERCOLI Riccardo

Effetti delle procedure di bilancio: tra miti e 'falsi' miti  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: MURARO

15:39

RODRIGUEZ-TEJEDO Isabel

The Determinants of the Structure of Rainy Day Funds  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: FONTANA

16:12

MONACELLI Daniela

Spesa pubblica e conduzione della politica di bilancio http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: BAVETTA

16:45

GALLI Emma, RICCIUTI Roberto

Sulla political economy del deficit pubblico nell’Italia liberale http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: BROSIO

17:18

End of session

 

17:18

Coffee break

14:00

GALASSO Vincenzo, NANNICINI Tommaso

Competing on Good Politicians http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: RICCIUTI

14:33

GAGLIARDUCCI Stefano, NANNICINI Tommaso

Do Better Paid Politicians Perform Better? Disentangling Incentives from Selection http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: REVELLI

15:06

BORDIGNON Massimo, TABELLINI Guido

Moderating Political Extremism: Single Round vs Runoff Elections under Plurality Rule  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: PADOVANO

15:39

FEDELI Silvia, FORTE Francesco

The Economics of the Political Class. An Analysis of the Italian Parliament  (1946-2008) http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: NAVARRA

16:12

SCAGLIUSI Cosimo

Raising the Voice: Reflexive Citizens, Media Political Pressure and the Market for Newspapers  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: LARCINESE

16:45

FINOCCHIARO CASTRO Massimo

ExperimentalPolitical Economy  (*)

Discussant: PIACENTINO

17:18

End of session

 

17:18

Coffee break

14:00

ESTELLER MORE Alejandro, RIZZO Leonzio

Identification of Vertical Tax Externalities In Consumption: An Application to the US Case http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: SCABROSETTI

14:33

CASTANHEIRA Micael, NICODEME Gaetan, PROFETA Paola, TRASBERG Viktor

On the Political Economics of Tax Reforms http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: MAZZA

15:06

LARCINESE Valentino, SNYDER James M. Jr., TESTA Cecilia

Testing Models of Distributive Politics Using Exit Polls to Measure Voter Preferences and Partisanship  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: D'AMICO

15:39

PROFETA Paola, PUGLISI Riccardo, SCABROSETTI Simona

Does democracy affect taxation? Evidence from developing countries http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: SABANI

16:12

DI GIOACCHINO Debora, SABANI Laura

The politics of social protection: welfare state versus markets’ regulation  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: DARDANONI

16:45

End of session

 

17:18

Coffee break

17:30

Assemblea dei Soci

17:30

Relazione del Presidente  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

20:30

Cena sociale

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH 2009

MORNING SESSION

Timing organizzativo 20' Relatori; 7' Discussant; 8' Discussione generale

 
 

8:30

AIELLO Francesco, IONA Alfonsina, LEONIDA Leone

Regional Infrastructure and Firm Investment. Theory and empirical Evidence for Italy http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: FLORIO

9:05

ASHWORTH John, GALLI Emma, PADOVANO Fabio

Government Decentralization and Public Spending Programs  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: ARACHI

9:40

PADOVANO Fabio

The drivers of Interregional Policy Choices: Evidence From Italy http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: TURATI

10:15

ANTONELLI Maria Alessandra, GREMBI Veronica

Decentralizing Central Targets: Empirical Evidence from Italy  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: Edoardo REVIGLIO

10:50

Coffee break

 

11:10

FIORILLO Fabio, ROBOTTI Lorenzo, SEVERINI Francesca

Standard di spesa e di entrata nella Legge Delega sul Federalismo Fiscale. Un’analisi con un modello CGE http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: ZANARDI

11:45

FIORILLO Fabio, ROBOTTI Lorenzo

Federalismo tra identità e accountability  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: GALLI

12:20

BISES Bruno, SACCHI Agnese

On the Size of Local Jurisdictions  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: PIACENZA

12:55

End of session

 

13:00

Lunch

 
 

9:05

AUTERI Monica, MARUOTTI Antonello

An Empirical Analysis of Health Care Utilizations: Waiting Times in the Italian National Health Service  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: LEVAGGI

9:40

BERRITTELLA Maria, LI DONNI Paolo

Macroeconomic Effects of Public Health Expenditure in the United States  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: PRETAROLI

10:15

CIASCHINI Maurizio, PRETAROLI Rosita, SOCCI Claudio

Health care services as an economic engine of total output change  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: BERRITTELLA

10:50

Coffee break

 

11:10

DARDANONI Valentino, LI DONNI Paolo

Reporting Heterogeneity in Subjective Health Measures: An Extended Latent Class  Approach  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: BIANCHINI

11:45

FERRARIO Caterina, ZANARDI Alberto

What happens to interregional redistribution as decentralisation goes on? Evidence from the Italian NHShttp://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: PARADISO

12:20

FEDELI Silvia, PARADISO Massimo

The impact of political variables on health care expenditure and deficits: The case of Italy (1982-2005)  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: FERRARIO

12.55

End of session

 

13:00

Lunch

8:30

RANDON Emanuela, SIMMONS P.

Strategic Consumption Complementarities: Can Price Flexibility Eliminate Inefficiencies and Instability?  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: D'AGOSTINO

9:05

D'AGOSTINO Elena

.Fine print and naïve buyers  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: VINELLA

9:40

KALMO Hent, SCOPELLITI Alessandro

Microsoft Europe Case: the Refusal to Supply Interoperability http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: FETZ

10:15

EUSEPI Giuseppe, WAGNER Richard E.

Enterprise-based Public Finance: Blending the Old and the New  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: SCIALA'

10:50

Coffee break

 

11:10

BENTIVOGLI Chiara, PANICARA Eugenia, TIDU Alfredo

Il project financing nei servizi pubblici locali: poca finanza e poco progetto?  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: Ilde RIZZO

11:45

DANAU Daniel, VINELLA Annalisa

Multi-agent contracting with countervailing incentives and limited liability  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: SCOPELLITI

12:20

End of session

 

 13:00

Lunch

 
 

8:30

COWELL Frank A., FIORIO Carlo V.

Inequality Decompositions - A Reconciliation http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: LIBERATI

9:05

CHECCHI Daniele, PERAGINE Vito, SERLENGA Laura

Income Inequality and Opportunity Inequality in Europe  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: PETRETTO

9:40

COCO Giuseppe, PIGNATARO Giuseppe

Violation of Equality of Opportunity in the Credit Market http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: FIORIO

10:15

CEPPARULO Alessandra, GASTALDI Francesca, LIBERATI Paolo, PISANO Elena

The distributional impact of inflation in Italy  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: Giuseppe PIGNATARO

10:50

Coffee break

 

11:10

BAVETTA Sebastiano, MAIMONE ANSALDO PATTI Dario, NAVARRA Pietro

Autonomy Freedom, Preferences for Redistribution and the Individual's Willingness to Work http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: CHECCHI

11:45

SCERVINI Francesco

Endogenous Party Formation and the Inequality-Redistribution Nexus http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: GIURANNO

12:20

GIURANNO Michele Giuseppe

Regional Income Disparity and the Size of the Public Sector  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: Leonzio RIZZO

12:55

End of session

 

13:00

Lunch

 
 

8:30

FERRARA Massimiliano, GUERRINI Luca

The Ramsey Model with Logistic Population Growth and Benthamite Felicity Function Revisited  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: FUMAGALLI

9:05

FERRARA Massimiliano, GUERRINI Luca

The Green Solow Model with Logistic Population Change http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: Damiano FIORILLO

9:40

FUMAGALLI Laura, FUMAGALLI Elena

Like Oil and Water or Chocolate and Peanut Butter? Ethnic Diversity and Social Participation of Young People in England  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: FERRARA

10:15

FIORILLO Damiano

Do monetary rewards crowding intrinsic motivations of volunteers? Some empirical evidence for Italian volunteers  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: CASTALDO

10:50

Coffee break

 

11:10

ARACHI Giampaolo, BUCCI Valeria

Taxes and financial reporting: new evidence from discretionary investment write-offs in Italy http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: MARRELLI

11:45

CASTALDO Angelo, CRUDO G.

Corporate Governance e Tax System: divergenza di interessi tra insider-outsider e rischio http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: DI GIACOMO

12:20

DI GIACOMO Marina, PIACENZA Massimiliano, TURATI Gilberto

Are "Flexible" Taxation Mechanisms Effective in Stabilizing Fuel Prices? A Fiscal Policy Evaluation Considering the Italian Fuel Markets http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: BUCCI

12:55

End of session

 

13:00

Lunch

 

8:30

BIAGI Federico, FONTANA Alessandro

Fabbisogni standard per l'istruzione: problematiche e stime  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: CASARICO

9:05

AINA Carmen, BAICI Eliana, CASALONE Giorgia

Time-to-degree: students’ abilities, university characteristics or what else?  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: GRAZZINI

9:40

CASARICO Alessandra, MICHELETTO Luca, SOMMACAL Alessandro

Intergenerational transmission of skills during childhood and optimal fiscal policy  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: PISAURO

10:15

DEPALO Domenico, FEDELI Silvia

Heterogeneity in Cultural Expenditures of the municipalities: Evidence from Italian Data (1998-2006) http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: GALIZZI

10:50

Coffee break

 

11:10

GRAZZINI Lisa, LUPORINI Annalisa, PETRETTO Alessandro

Competition between State Universities  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: GIORDANO

11:45

GIORDANO Raffaela, TOMMASINO Pietro, CASIRAGHI Marco

Behind public sector efficiency: the role of culture and institutions  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: GREMBI

12:20

DARDANONI Valentino, FORCINA Antonio, MODICA Salvatore

Secondary Effects in Education Transmission: A Finite Mixture Model http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: MARUOTTI

12:55

End of session

 

13:00

Lunch

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH 2009

AFTERNOON SESSION

14:00

MARCHIONNI Emilia

Devoluzione di risorse tributarie alle amministrazioni locali e strategie di rientro dal deficit  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: MONACELLI

14:35

BOETTI Lorenzo, PIACENZA Massimiliano, TURATI Gilberto

Fiscal Decentralization and Spending Efficiency of Local Governments. An Empirical Investigation on a Sample of Italian Municipalities http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: CAROZZA

15:10

GUCCIO Calogero, PIGNATARO Giacomo, RIZZO Ilde

The performance of local government in the execution of public works  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: Fabio FIORILLO

15:45

GENNARI Elena, MESSINA Giovanna

How sticky are local expenditures in Italy? Assessing the relevance of the flypaper effect through municipal data  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: PETRARCA

16:20

CAMBINI Carlo, FILIPPINI Massimo, PIACENZA Massimiliano, VANNONI Davide

The Influence of Corporatization Process on the Cost of Publicly Provided Local Utilities: Some Insights from Bus Transit Systems http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: LONGOBARDI

16:55

End of session

14:00

GRAZIANO Carmen

Analisi del personale nella sanità pubblica - ruolo delle risorse umane  nel SSN italiano http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: CIASCHINI

14:35

IEZZI Elisa, LIPPI BRUNI Matteo, UGOLINI Cristina

The role of GP’s compensation schemes in diabetes care: evidence from panel data http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: DE PALO

15:10

LI DONNI Paolo, PERAGINE Vitorocco, PIGNATARO Giuseppe

Behind The Atkinson Index: Measuring Equality of Opportunity in Health  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: ZOLI

15:45

FABBRI Daniele, ROBONE Silvana

The Geography of Hospital Admission in a National Health Service with Patient Choice: Evidence from Italy http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: GRAZIANO

16:20

GIARDINA Emilio, CAVALIERI Marina, GUCCIO Calogero, MAZZA Isidoro

Federalism, Party Competition and Budget Outcome: Empirical Findings on Regional Health Expenditure in Italy http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant EUSEPI

16:55

End of session

 

14:00

CARUSO Raul

Times of War and Peace. The Economics of Continuing Conflict and Production: Theory and Empirics  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: BONFATTI

14:35

GHINAMO Mauro, PANTEGHINI Paolo M., REVELLI Federico

FDI Determination and Corporate Tax Competition in a Volatile World http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: ZAPAL

15:10

BONFATTI Roberto

Foreign Influence and the China-Africa Trade in Natural Resources http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: GHINAMO

15:45

BORGHI Elisa, DEL BO Chiara, FLORIO Massimo

The New Public Enterprise: A Survey and Research Agenda  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: BERRITTELLA

16:20

ZAPAL Jan

A model of asymmetric FOMC directive  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: PANTEGHINI

16:55

BERRITTELLA Maria

Public Infrastructure Investment and Taxation: The Case of Transport Policy in the European Union  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: CARUSO

17:30

End of session

14:00

CASTELLUCCI Laura, D'AMATO Alessio, CASTELLI Annalisa

Technological lock-in and the shaping of environmental policy http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: CEPPARULO

14:35

COPPOLA Francesco Saverio, CARRERAS Consuelo

Risorse idriche e territorio. Risultati di un’indagine di dettaglio sulla programmazione degli investimenti nei piani di alcuni ambiti territoriali ottimali meridionali  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: PANARO

15:10

CIASCHINI Maurizio, PRETAROLI Rosita, SEVERINI Francesca, SOCCI Claudio

Le politiche per la produzione di energia da fonti rinnovabili  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: GERELLI

15:45

COPPOLA Francesco Saverio, PANARO Alessandro

Risorse idriche e programmazione 2000-2006. Analisi dei risultati e confronti territoriali http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: BRAU

16:20

BRAU Rinaldo

Combining minimum quality standards and emission trading in a product line competition framework  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: CARRERAS

16:55

End of session

 

14:00

FORTE Francesco, MANTOVANI Michela

Regime fiscale delle cooperative, composizione politica dei Governi e Rent Seeking http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: MARZANO

14:35

FIORINO Nadia, GALLI Emma

Corruption and Growth: Evidence from Italian Regions  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: TESTA

15:10

ALBANESE Giuseppe, SORGE Marco M.

The Role of Judiciary in Public Decision Making Process  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: FIORINO

15:45

SOBBRIO Giuseppe, D'AGOSTINO Elena, SIRONI Emiliano

New Disputes and Delay in Italian Courts  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: ANTONELLI

16:20

D'AMATO Alessio, ZOLI Mariangela

Waste Policy in the Presence of Illegal Disposal and Organized Crime  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: FINOCCHIARO CASTRO

16:55

End of session

14:00

D'AMICO Domenico

Merit Goods, Paternalism, and Responsibility  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: ACOCELLA

14:35

MINERVINI Leo Fulvio

Purchasing Public Goods at Auction Under Majority Rule http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: MAIMONE

15:10

ACOCELLA Nicola, DI BARTOLOMEO Giovanni

Convergenza di interessi, conflitto e coordinamento nella fornitura di beni pubblici http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: DA EMPOLI

15:45

MAIMONE ANSALDO PATTI Dario, NAVARRA Pietro

Solving Interstate Territorial Disputes: Autonomous Solution or International Organizations' Intervention? http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: MINERVINI

16:20

TACCONE Alessandra

Riforme economiche e scelte collettive  http://www.siepweb.it/siep/images/pdf.png

Discussant: BISES

16:55

End of session

(*) The paper has been removed by author’s request because it misrepresented the work of A. Schram (2004) “Experimental Public Choice” in “Readings in public choice and constitutional political economy”, eds C.K. Rowley and F. G. Schneider, Springer as being his

La Siep ringrazia per il sostegno la Banca d'Italia

Comitato scientifico XXI Conferenza

Silvia Fedeli, Università La Sapienza di Roma

Fabio Padovano, Università di Roma III

Coordinatore di sede

Giuseppe Ghessi,  Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria

Segreteria organizzativa

Angela Segagni, Dipartimento di economia pubblica e territoriale, Università di Pavia

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