JUNE 25-27, 2018


















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Monday June 25


9:00 Bus departs from Hotel H Catalonia-Plaça Catalunya, Carrer Bergara 11, Barcelona.


13:00-14:00 Lunch at Hotel Hostal Sport (Carrer Miquel Barceló 4, Falset)


14:30- 19:00 Paper presentations at Hotel Hostal Sport


20:00 Dinner at Hotel Hostal Sport in Falset



Tuesday June 26


9:15- 13:30 Paper presentations at Hotel Hostal Sport


13:30-14:30 Lunch at Hotel Hostal Sport


15:00- 17:15 Paper presentations at Hotel Hostal Sport


17:45-20:00 Conference reception at Cellar Buil&Gine in Gratallops


20:00 Dinner at Restaurant Amics, Cellar Buil&Gine in Gratallops




Wednesday June 27


9:15- 13:30 Paper presentations at Hotel Hostal Sport


13:30-14:30 Lunch at Hotel Hostal Sport


15:00-16:00 Conclusions


16:00-19:00 Conference reception at cellar La Conreria d'Scala Dei, Escaladei


20:30 Dinner at Restaurant El Cairat in Falset


Thursday June 28


9:00 Bus departs from Hotel Sport to Barcelona







Monday June 25


14:30-16:45 Voters

Monica Giovanniello Echo Chambers: Voter-to-Voter Communication and Political Competition

Dana Sisak  TBA

Gilat Levy Persuasion with correlation neglect (with I. Moreno de Barreda and R. Razin)


16:45-17:15 coffee break


17:15-18:45 Taxation

Socorro Puy Incentives for progressive income taxation

Margherita Negri Electoral Systems, Taxation and Immigration Policies (with M. Morelli)


Tuesday June 26


9:15-11:30 Policy making

Marta Curto Policymaking when the educated govern: A study of close municipal elections (with A. Gallego)

Esther Hauk Optimal Policy with General Signal Extraction (with A. Lanteri and A. Marcet)

Adriana Piazza Dynamics of Environmental Policy (with H. Eraslan)


11:30-12:00 coffee break


12:00-13:30 Gender issues

Pamela Campa Can Candidate Gender Quotas Empower Women? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design (with M. Bagues)

Vera Troeger How much do children really cost? Maternity benefits and career opportunities of women in academia


13:30 Lunch


15:00-17:15 Miscelaneous

Galina Zudenkova Economic Voting of the Wealthy Hand-to-Mouth

Mariaelisa Epifanio Policy Demand following Terror Attacks (with M. Giani)

Maria Cubel Inequality in Conflicts


Wednesday June 27


9:15-11:30 Institutions

Sabine Flamand, A dynamic theory of secession (with J. Esteban, M. Morelli and D. Rohner)

Ascension Andina Institutional flexibility, political alternation and middle-of-the-road policies (with F. Feri and M. A. Meléndez-Jiménez)

Olga Shvetsova The heresthetic theory of constitution and treaty making (with B. Farrer, K. College and C. Mershon)


11:30-12:0 coffee break


12:00-13:30 Corruption

Amrita Dhillon Electoral Competition and Corruption: Theory and Evidence from India (with F. Afridi and E. Solan)

Pilar Sorribas Government Fragmentation and Political Corruption











Ascensión Andina, Department of Economics, University of Malaga

Enriqueta Aragones, IAE-CSIC and Barcelona GSE

Pamela Campa, Department of Economics, University of Calgary

Maria Cubel, Department of Public Economy Political Economy and Spanish Economy, University of Barcelona

Marta Curto, IEB and IPERG, University of Barcelona

Amrita Dhillon, Department of Political Economy, King’s College London

Mariaelisa Epifanio, Department of Politics, University of Liverpool

Sabine Flamand, Department of Economics, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Monica Anna Giovanello, Department of Economics, University of Verona

Esther Hauk, IAE-CSIC and Barcelona GSE

Gilat Levy, Department of Economics, London School of Economics

Margherita Negri, School of Economics and Finance, University of St. Andrews

Adriana Piazza, Business School, University Adolfo Ibáñez

Socorro Puy, Department of Economics, University of Malaga

Olga Shvestova, Political Science Department, Binghamton University

Dana Sisak, Department of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Pilar Sorribas, Department of Public Economics and IEB, University de Barcelona

Vera Troeger, Department of Economics, University of Warwick

Galina Zudenkova, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim



 This workshop has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 GA number 324048 _ APMPAL.