DEFAP Graduate School in Economics

Milan, Catholic University, 12-13 May 2014
The workshop goal is to bring together distinguished scholars to discuss the newest research topics in political economy. 

Topics of interests include:

      Autocracy and theory of conflicts


      Experimental political economy

      Political economy of culture/beliefs

      Political economy of fiscal federalism

      Political economy of media

      Theory of legislatures


The workshop will be organized in two parallel sessions with discussants. 


Scientific committee:

Paolo Balduzzi (Catholic University of Milan)

Massimo Bordignon (Catholic University of Milan)

Michela Cella (Università degli Studi di Milano—Bicocca)

Mario Gilli (Università degli Studi di Milano—Bicocca)

Giovanna Iannantuoni (Università degli Studi di Milano—Bicocca)

Valeria Maggian (Università degli Studi di Milano—Bicocca)

Francesco Sobbrio  (Catholic University of Milan)

Andrea Vindigni (IMT Lucca & Collegio Carlo Alberto)


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor James Robinson (Harvard University)


SUBMISSION:  Authors interested in presenting are kindly invited to submit a paper as pdf file to:  by March 1, 2014. Authors will be informed about acceptance by March 24, 2014

FEES AND FUNDING: Conference fee is 115 Euros (including social dinner, lunches and coffee breaks). No conference fee is charged for doctoral students and young researchers. Limited funding for travel and accommodation expenses is available (upon explicit request at the moment of the submission).


The workshop is partially financed with the contribution of Italian Ministry of University and Education and the Cariplo Foundation.