Sustainability and Public policies

University of Milano – Bicocca (Italy)
September 17, 2020

The program of the XXXII SIEP Conference is available here

09:45 to 11:00 Parallel Sessions 1

11:15 to 12:30 General Assembly of SIEP Members (at the end SIEP Prize and Etta Chiuri Prize will be awarded)

13:30 to 14:45 Parallel Sessions 2

15:00 to 16:30 Keynote Lecture: “Multilevel Finance and Sustainable Employment Hubs —recovering from the Pandemic.”

16:45 to 17:45 Round Table: “Problemi e prospettive del sistema fiscale in Italia: dalla teoria alla policy”

Program Notes and Index of Sessions

Parallel Sessions 1A (September 17, 2020 9:45 to 11:00):

Externalities; environmental taxes and subsidies; climate change; international agreements 1.
Chair: Elena Lagomarsino

The paradoxes of Zero Emission vehicles in a regulated world: are estimates of electric vehicles
emissions misguiding? (Jérôme Massiani)

Ecosystem accounting for marine protected areas: A proposed framework (Elena Lagomarsino)

Does the quality of political institutions affect the effectiveness of environmental taxes? (Simona Scabrosetti)

Parallel Sessions 1B (September 17, 2020 9:45 to 11:00):

Public Policy Evaluation: Higher Education, Culture and Research. Chair: Giorgia Casalone
University students’ mobility and the role of need-based grants and accommodation services in Italy (Cristian Usala)

The impact of the Italian Space Agency on scientific knowledge: evidence from academic papers over thirty years (Davide Vurchio)

Is Europe privileged in UNESCO WHL? An analysis of colonial sites (Martina Dattilo)

Intensity of Workload per Exam and Academic Outcomes (Giorgia Casalone)

Does Scarcity of Female Instructors Create Demand for Diversity among Students? Evidence from
Observational and Experimental Data (Giulia Savio)

Parallel Sessions 1C (September 17, 2020 9:45 to 11:00):

Public choice, political economy; voting 1. Chair: Roberto Ricciuti
Asymmetric Policies. Pandering and State-specific Costs of Mismatch in Political Agency (Federico Trombetta)

The Words to Keep the People Apart. Official Language, Accountability and Fiscal Capacity (Roberto Ricciuti)

Gender Gap in Political Careers: Evidence from Competitive Elections (Davide Cipullo)

Immigrants, voter sentiment and local public goods: the case of museums (Chiara Dalle Nogare)

Parallel Sessions 1D (September 17, 2020 9:45 to 11:00):

Fiscal federalism, Asymmetric decentralization, Multi-level governance. Chair: Alberto Zanardi

Centralized standards and local taxation in municipal waste management (Giuseppe Di Liddo)

Asymmetric decentralization: distortions and opportunities (Fabio Fiorillo)

Public finance, government spending and economic growth: the case of local governments in Italy (Roberto Zotti)

Decentralization as a means to curb secessionist pressures. Does symmetry vs asymmetry matter? (Riccarda Longaretti)

Asymmetric Shocks and Intergovernmental Grants: an Empirical Analysis Based on Italian Municipal Data and COVID-19 Outbreak (Alberto Zanardi)

Parallel Sessions 1E (September 17, 2020 9:45 to 11:00):

Market structure, pricing and design; economics of regulation; antitrust issues and policies 1.
Chair: Alberto Cavaliere

User-generated Content, Strategic Moderation, and Advertising (Leonardo Madio)

Innovation, Competition, and Incomplete Adoption of a Superior Technology (Luca Sandrini)

Quality Misperception and Information Disparities in Pharmaceutical Markets: Reevaluating the Generics Competition Paradox (Alberto Cavaliere)

Parallel Sessions 1F (September 17, 2020 9:45 to 11:00):
Taxation: Theory and Empirics. Chair: Enrico Bertacchini

On the horizontal inequity effect of the erosion of the PIT base: the case of Italy (Stefano Boscolo)

Scared by Red Tape? Evidences on Administrative Barriers to Social Policies in Italy (Giovanni Gallo)

Happiness and Taxation (Enrico Bertacchini)

An evaluation of the ‘de minimis’ tax shift in Italy: distributional and evasion effects (Paolo Di Caro)

The concentration of personal wealth in Italy 1995-2016 (Salvatore Morelli)

Parallel Sessions 1G (September 17, 2020 9:45 to 11:00):

Public Policy Evaluation: Health 1. Chair: Rosella Levaggi

Lifestyle taxes in the presence of profit shifting (Rosella Levaggi)

Assessing relational coordination in the health sector: an experimental approach (Domenica Romeo)

The effect of test anxiety on academic performance: evidence from an RCT using biomarkers (Emanuela Macrì)

Parallel Sessions 2A (September 17, 2020 13:30 to 14:45):

Externalities; environmental taxes and subsidies; climate change; international agreements 2.
Chair: Angelo Castaldo

The economic impact of the space economy in Italy: a framework for empirical analysis (Paolo Castelnovo)

Optimal Environmental Taxation in the Presence of Pollution and Congestion: A General Equilibrium Analysis (Thomas Renstrom)

Reassessing the Kuznets Curve in a time of technological take-up (Angelo Castaldo)

Parallel Sessions 2B (September 17, 2020 13:30 to 14:45):
Macroeconomic policy-making; monetary policy. Chair: Silvia Marchesi

Bang for the QE Buck: Examining the Impact of ECB’s Corporate Bond Purchases on Firms’ Default Risk, Debt, and Investment (Lior Cohen)

Debt and private investment: does the EU suffer from a debt madiooverhang? (Willem Vanlaer)

Fiscal Policy Composition and its Transmission Mechanisms in Open Economies (Ivan Hajdukovic)

Parallel Sessions 2C (September 17, 2020 13:30 to 14:45):
Public choice, political economy; voting 2. Chair: Leone Leonida

How Do Politicians Respond to News and Data Disclosure? Evidence from the Opencivitas Project in Italy (Francesco Porcelli)

Could a virus outbreak hit refugees and migrants and help the rise of populism? A lesson from Italy (Roberto Zotti)

Regional spillovers and the culture–development nexus (Dario Maimone Ansaldo Patti)

Parallel Sessions 2D (September 17, 2020 13:30 to 14:45):
Law and Economics. Chair: Michele Giuranno

Does Money Laundering Inflate House Prices? Evidence from the Italian Real Estate Market (Riccardo Novaro)

Lending in Mafia’s Lands. Evidence from a Quasi-experimental Design in Italy (Marco De Benedetto)

Legality and firm efficiency (Michele Giuranno)

Parallel Sessions 2E (September 17, 2020 13:30 to 14:45):
Market structure, pricing and design; economics of regulation; antitrust issues and policies 2.
Chair: Piera Bello

Does concentration hinder (or helps) stability of the banking industry? (Eleonora Muzzupappa)

Does VAT remittance invariance hold? Evidence from E-commerce (Debora Assisi)

Gender price discrimination in the annuity market: Evidence from Chile (Piera Bello)

Parallel Sessions 2F (September 17, 2020 13:30 to 14:45):
Inequality & Income Distribution. Chair: Flaviana Palmisano

Is naturalization a passport for better labor market integration? Evidence from a quasi-experimental design (Yajna Govind)

Smart Cities and urban inequality (Chiara Del Bo)

Social support in Job insecurity in UE (Damiano Fiorillo)

The importance of family structure and family ties for the spread of COVID-19 (Francesco Porcelli)

Parallel Sessions 2G (September 17, 2020 13:30 to 14:45):
Public Policy Evaluation: Infrastructures. Chair: Jérôme Massiani

CGE analysis of mega events: 13 issues (and possible solutions) (Jérôme Massiani)

License Regulation and Road Accidents in Italy (Marco Nieddu)

Cost Benefit-Analysis and large infrastructures policy: The debate on the Turin-Lyon project (Jérôme Massiani)

Parallel Sessions 2H (September 17, 2020 13:30 to 14:45):
Public Policy Evaluation: Health 2. Chair: Cinzia Di Novi

Chronic diseases in Italy: Does socioeconomic status carry weight? (Giovanni Crea)

Older Patients and Geographic Barriers to Pharmacy Access: When Non-adherence Translates to an Increased Use of Other Components of Health Care (Cinzia Di Novi)

Italian workers at risk during the COVID-19 epidemic (Sergio Scicchitano)

Parallel Sessions 2I (September 17, 2020 13:30 to 14:45):
Intergenerational Social Mobility. Chair: Alessandra Michelangeli

The Political Economy of Inequality, Mobility and Redistribution (Ignacio Campomanes)

The bottlenecks of intergenerational mobility in Italy: looking for regional divides (Luca Bonacini)

Intergenerational Income Mobility in Sweden: a look at the spatial disparities across cities (Alessandra Michelangeli)