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The Società italiana di economia pubblica (SIEP), together with the Associazione italiana economisti del lavoro (AIEL), the Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics (CHILD – Collegio Carlo Alberto), the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), announces the fourteenth edition of the prize in memory of Maria Concetta Chiuri, former Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Mathematics of the University of Bari, who passed away prematurely on September 15, 2009.

Maria Concetta Chiuri was a devoted teacher and a passionate and valuable scholar. Her research interests covered a variety of topics related to important policy issues, such as household decision- making process, housing market imperfections, illegal migration. Her scientific production was highly appreciated in the international academic community. In 2007, she received the Aldi Hagenaars Memorial Award from the Luxembourg Income Study for the article “Do the Elderly Reduce Housing Equity? An International Comparison,” coauthored with Tullio Jappelli, as the best LIS Working Paper written by an economist under the age of forty.

The prize amounts to € 2.500. It is intended for an outstanding unpublished paper, written by an author under the age of forty. In the case of a jointly written paper, all authors must comply with the age requirement at the deadline for submission. Each author may submit only one paper. Non-submitting authors of one paper cannot submit any other paper. The authors who have been awarded the price in past editions cannot participate.

Submitted papers, whether theoretical or empirical, should pertain to one of the research fields that Maria Concetta Chiuri was mainly interested in, namely:

  1. household and gender economics;
  2. labour economics;
  3. economics of taxation;
  4. redistribution and social policies;
  5. economics of migration.

The scientific committee in charge of the selection process is composed as follows:
a. the SIEP president;
b. the president of the Associazione italiana economia del lavoro (AIEL);
c. the president (alternatively, the director) of the Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics (CHILD – Collegio Carlo Alberto);
d. the director of the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF) or a delegate;
e. a member appointed by the “Comitato premio Etta Chiuri.”

The prize will be awarded during the XXXVI SIEP Annual Meeting, to be held at the University of Cagliari on September 12 and 13, 2024, and the winner(s) will have the opportunity to present her(their) paper at the Conference (information on the conference available at

Interested authors are invited to send their papers to the e-mail address by April 14, 2024. Applications should include a declaration that (each of) the author(s) is under the age of forty. Alternatively, copy of an identity document could be provided for (each of) the author(s).

February 12, 2024

The SIEP President

Prof. Rosella Levaggi


CERRUTI Gianluca,
Decoding Names, Decoding Bias: Unravelling Gender Perception through Toponymy in Italy
Tax Incentives and Return Migration
3BERG KristofferRevealing Inequality Aversion from Tax Policy and the Role of Non-Discrimination
4BERMAN Yonatan,
The Effects of Austerity on Mortality: Evidence from the United Kingdom
5CALABRESI Elisabetta“Be a Man”: Male Unemployment and Sexual Violence
6CAPOZZA Francesco,
Who Should Get Money?
7CARRER Luisa,
DE MASI Lorenzo
Municipal-level Gender Norms: Measurement and Effects on Women in Politics
8CELICO AndreaFacing the Populists: the Effect of Populist Challengers on Mainstream Parties’ Welfare State Positions
9FAVERO LucaSoftening up while Abroad. Soft skills and International Student Mobility
10FRANCONI Alessandro,
RELLA Giacomo
Monetary Policy across the Wealth Distribution
Time to care: Evidence on the Drivers for intra-household Care Responsibilities
12GONZALES Felipe,
MUNOZ Francisco,
Empowerment or Indoctrination? Women Centers Under Dictatorship
Place-Based Industrial Policies and Local Agglomeration in the Long Run
14KHEMKA AbhinavManipulating the System: Clientelism and Criminality in Politics
15KORN Tobias,
The Bankruptcy Express: Market Integration and Intra-sector Labor Reallocation in Industrializing Britain
16LANG Valentin,
Immigration and Nationalism in the Long Run
17LIPPMANN Quentin,
Does Access to Power Make Women as Newsworthy as Men?
18MALEVOLTI GiuliaCan Weather Shocks Give Rise to a Poverty Trap? Evidence from Nigeria
19MAURA FrancescoPartners Risk Perception and Couple Portfolio Allocation
20MURATORI CaterinaIs TRAP a Trap? The Impact of Abortion Access on Violence Against Women
21SCHUETZ JanaBeliefs about the Gender Pension Gap
22SEEBAUER Johannes,
TARGA Matteo,
KONIG Johannes,
LONGMUIR Maximilian
The Scarring Effects of Firm Shutdowns on Workers’ Wages: A Distributional Perspective
23SERRA-SALA ClaudiaBlowing in the Wind: Revenue Windfalls and Local Responses from Wind Farm Development
24SOMMERFELD Ann-MarieThe Effect of Schooling on Parental Integration
25TASSI AnnalisaVAT Collection only at the Retail Stage: Evidence on Tax Compliance
26TOPPETA AlessandroSkill Formation with Siblings
27VILLA CarmenAfter-school activities and crime: evidence from London’s youth clubs
28ZUAZU IzaskunStructural Change and Gender Sectoral Segregation in Sub-Saharan Africa


YearAuthor/sTitle PaperMotivation
2023Livia Alfonsi,
Mary Namubiru,
Sara Spaziani
Meet Your Future: Experimental Evidence on the Labor Market Effects of Mentors
2022Michele GiannolaParental Investments and Intra-household Inequality in Child Human Capital: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment

Giannola,  M., 2024. Parental Investments and Intra-household Inequality in Child Human Capital: Evidence from a Survey Experiment, The Economic Journal, 134(658):671–727.
2021Shmuel SanWho Works Where and Why? Parental Networks and the Labor Market
2020Yajna Govind Is naturalization a passport for better labor market integration? Evidence from a quasi-experimental setting
2019Sam Cosaert, Alexandros Theloudis, Bertrand VerheydenTogetherness in the Household

Cosaert, S., A. Alexandros and B. Verheyden, 2023. Togetherness in the Household, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 15 (1): 529-79.
2018Bernardo FanfaniTastes for Discrimination in Monopsonistic Labour Markets

Fanfani, B., 2022. Tastes for Discrimination in Monopsonistic Labour Markets, Labour Economics, 75, 102107.
2017Michele Di Maio, Roberto NisticòThe effect of parental job loss on child school dropout: evidence from the occupied Palestinian territories 

Di Maio, M., and E. Nisticò, 2019. Effect of parental job loss on child school dropout: Evidence from the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Journal of Development Economics, 141(C), 102375.
2016Lucia Corno, Alessandra VoenaSelling daughters: age of marriage, income shocks and bride price tradition
2015Francesca Carta, Lucia Rizzica Female employment and pre-kindergarten: on the unintended effects of an Italian reform

Carta, F., and L. Rizzica, 2018. Early kindergarten, maternal labor supply and children’s outcomes: evidence from Italy, Journal of Public Economics, 158, 79-102.
2014Ezgi KayaHeterogeneous Couples, Household Interactions and Labor Supply Elasticities of Married Women
2013Ylenia BrilliMother or Market Care? A Structural Estimation of Child Care Impacts on Child Development  

Brilli, Y., 2022. Mother’s time allocation, child care and child cognitive development, Journal of Human Capital, 16(2).
2012Eva Garcìa-Moràn, Zoe KuehnWith Strings Attached: Grandparent-Provided Child care, Fertility, and Female Labor Market Outcomes 

Garcia-Moran, E., and Z. Kuehn, 2017. With Strings Attached: Grandparent-Provided Child Care and Female Labor Market Outcomes, Review of Economic Dynamics, 23: 80-98.
2011Fabrizio Colonna, Stefania MarcassaTaxation and Labor Force Participation: The Case of Italy 

Colonna, F., and S. Marcassa, 2015. Taxation and Female Labor Supply in Italy, IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 4:5.