Lisbon Meeting 2013

ICS University of Lisbon
and Museu do Oriente

May 30-31, 2013
Lisbon Meeting 2013


Day 1

Thursday, May 30th

Registration and Welcome

8:45 AM | Institute of Social Sciences
Chair: Hans-Joachim Voth (Pompeu Fabra University)

Session 1:
Persistent Attitudes and Cultural Change

9:00 AM – 12.00 PM

Forever Scrambled: Persistence of Informal Institutions within Partitioned Groups
Arcangelo Dimico (Queen’s University of Belfast)
Presenter: Arcangelo Dimico
Discussant: Danila Serra

Does Social Judgement Diminish Rule Breaking?
Timothy C. Salmon and Danila Serra (Southern Methodist University)
Presenter: Danila Serra
Discussant: Arcangelo Dimico

The Slave Trade and Polygyny in Africa
Lena Edlund (Columbia University) and Hyejin Ku (University College London)
Presenter: Hyejin Ku
Discussant: Paolo Pinotti

The Political Legacy of Commercial Television: Evidence from the Rise (and Fall) of Berlusconi
Ruben Durante (Sciences Po), Paolo Pinotti (Bocconi University), and Andrea Tesei (Queen Mary University)
Presenter: Paolo Pinotti
Discussant: Hyejin Ku

Lunch Break

12.00 PM – 1.30 PM
Chair: Benny Geys (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Session 2
Institutional Design and Political Accountability

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Keeping Politicians on Their Toes: Does the Way Parties Select Candidates Matter?
Benoit S Y Crutzen (Eramus School of Economics)
Presenter: Benoit S Y Crutzen
Discussant: Ivan Lyubimov

Mechanical and Psychological Effects of Electoral Reform
Jon H. Fiva (BI Norwegian Business School) and Olle Folke (Columbia University)
Presenter: Jon H. Fiva
Discussant: Federico Revelli

Tax limits and local democracy
Federico Revelli (University of Torino)
Presenter: Federico Revelli
Discussant: Jon H. Fiva

Extractive Institutions, Closed Borders and Economic Development
Ivan Lyubimov (Tinbergen Institute, Erasmus School of Economics)
Presenter: Ivan Lyubimov
Discussant: Benoit Crutzen

Coffee Break

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Chair: Nuno Limão (University of Maryland)

Session 3:
Economic Consequences of Policy Uncertainty

5.00 PM – 8.00 PM

Policy Uncertainty and Investment in Low-Carbon Technology
Silvia Albrizio and Hélia Costa (European University Institute)
Presenter: Hélia Costa
Discussant: Nuno Limão

Economic Policy Uncertainty, Trust and Inflation Expectations
Klodiana Istrefi and Anamaria Piloiu (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Presenter: Anamaria Piloiu
Discussant: Brandon Julio

Policy Uncertainty, Irreversibility, and Cross-Border Flows of Capital
Brandon Julio (London Business School) and Youngsuk Yook (Sungkyunkwan University)
Presenter: Brandon Julio
Discussant: Anamaria Piloiu

Policy Uncertainty, Trade and Welfare: Theory and Evidence for China
Kyle Handley (University of Michigan) and Nuno Limão (University of Maryland)
Presenter: Nuno Limão
Discussant: Hélia Costa


9:00 PM

Day 2

Friday, May 31st
Chair: Shlomo Weber (Southern Methodist University, Dallas, New Economic School, Moscow, and CEPR)

Session 4:
Diversity in Economics: Documentation, Measurement and Impact on Development and Institutions

9.00 AM – 12.00 PM | Institute of Social Sciences

The Communication Potential Index in Sub-Saharan Africa – an alternative and/or complementary diversity measure
Katalin Buzasi (Utrecht University)
Presenter: Katalin Buzasi
Discussant: Gunes Gokmen

Cultural Diversity as a Barrier to Riches
Gunes Gokmen (Bocconi University)
Presenter: Gunes Gokmen
Discussant: Katalin Buzasi

Optimal Patronage
Mikhail Drugov (Carlos III University)
Presenter: Mikhail Drugov
Discussant: Alexei Zakharov

Genetic Factors and Preferences for Redistribution
Alexei Zakharov (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) and Eduard Ponarin (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg)
Presenter: Alexei Zakharov
Discussant: Mikhail Drugov

Lunch Break

12.00 PM – 1.30 PM
Chair: Mário Centeno (ISEG-UTL)

Session 5
Labor Market Institutions: Dual Labor Markets, Minimum Wage and Unions

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Employment Duration and Shifts into Retirement in the EU
Ted Aranki (European Central Bank) and Corrado Macchiarelli (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Presenter: Corrado Macchiarelli
Discussant: Álvaro Novo

Paying for others’ protection: Causal evidence on wages in a two-tier system
Mário Centeno (Bank of Portugal and ISEG-UTL and IZA) and Álvaro A. Novo (Bank of Portugal and U. Lusófona and IZA)
Presenter: Álvaro Novo
Discussant: Christine Laabsch

The Effects of Dismissal Protection on the Hazard of Remaining Employed
Christine Laabsch (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg)
Presenter: Christine Laabsch
Discussant: António Antunes

The Effects of Credit Subsidies on Development
António Antunes (Bank of Portugal), Tiago Cavalcanti (University of Cambridge and PIMES-UFPE) and Anne Villamil (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and University of Manchester)
Presenter: António Antunes
Discussant: Mário Centeno
Keynote Address

Finance Fettered: Historical Lessons From An Experiment in Financial Repression
Hans-Joachim Voth

6.00 PM | Museu do Oriente


8.00 PM

Lisbon Meeting 2013

Organizing Committe

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