EDGE Jamboree, September 10-11, 2011 at Bocconi University

The meeting takes place in Room AS01 (floor -1) in the new building of Bocconi University in Via Roentgen. You will find instructions about how to get to this room at the entrance of the building.

Saturday, 10th September 2011

9:30-11:00 Session 1: Industrial Organization and Game Theory

Chair: Pierpaolo Battigalli (Bocconi)

  1. Patrick Andreoli-Versbach (München)  Collusion through delayed pricing: Evidence from the Italian petrol market
    Discussant: Oliver M. Latham
  2. Emiliano Catonini (Bocconi) Non-binding agreements in dynamic games with complete information
    Discussant: Ulrich Hendel (München)
  3. Linda Gratz (München) Can Naked Exclusion Be Procompetitive?
    Discussant: Michel Mandy (Aix-Marseille)

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Keynote Lecture

Speaker:   Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University) 
Title: Social norms, kinship and development

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30–15:00 Session 2: Macro and Growth

Chair: Eric Girardin (Aix-Marseille)

  1. Gitte Yding Salmansen (Copenhagen)  The Government Expenditure Multiplier in an Endogenous Switching Model    

     Discussant: Maja Ferjancic (Bocconi)


  1. Maty Konte (Aix-Marseille)  A Curse or a Blessing? Natural Resources in a Multiple Growth Regimes Analysis 

    Discussant: Marie Gaarden Gaardmark (Copenhagen)

  1. Søren Hove Ravn (Copenhagen) Asymmetric Monetary Policy Towards the Stock Market: A DSGE Approach 
          Discussant:  Jian Hua (Aix-Marseille)

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:30 Session 3:  Trade and Finance

Chair: Vincent Hogan (Dublin
  1. Marie Gaarden Gaardmark (Copenhagen) Gains from trade? Time series analysis for the US

     Discussant: Selma Telalagic (Cambridge)

  1. Jian Hua (Marseille) Foreign Share Discount on the Chinese Stock Market: Evidence for A- and H-share markets   

     Discussant: Weiwei Yin (Bocconi) 

  1. Yvonne McCarthy (UCD) Behavioural Characteristics and Financial Distress 

     Discussant: Emiliano Catonini (Bocconi)

  1.  Sarra Ben Yahmed (Aix-Marseille) Gender Wage Discrimination and Trade Openness
           Discussant: Gitte Yding Salmansen (Copenhagen)

20:00 Dinner (details tba)


Sunday, 11th September 2011

9:00–11:00 Session 4: Political Economy and Public Economics

Chair: Kerstin Roeder (Munich) 

  1.  Robert Gillanders (UCD)  Corruption, Institutions and Regulation

     Discussant: Sarra Ben Yahmed (Aix-Marseille)

  1. Gunes Gokmen (Bocconi)  Clash of Civilizations: Impact of Culture on Militarized Interstate Dispute

    Discussant: Manasa Patnam (Cambridge) 


  1. Ulrich Hendel (München)  The Influence of Altruistic Preferences on the Race to the Bottom of Welfare States 
          Discussant: Maty Konte (Aix-Marseille) 
  1. Oliver M. Latham (Cambridge) Lame Ducks and the Media: Does the Press Turn on Unpopular Governments?

          Discussant: Lara Lebedinski (Bocconi)


11:00–11:30 Coffee Break


11:30-13:00 Session 5: Applied Microeconomics

Chair: Aytek Erdil (Cambridge)
  1.  Lara Lebedinski (Bocconi) Equal access to education: An Evaluation of the Roma Teaching Assistant Programme in Serbia
           Discussant: Yvonne McCarthy (UCD)
  1.  Manasa Patnam (Cambridge) Corporate networks and peer effects in firm policies: Evidence from India
           Discussant:  Linda Gratz (München)
  1.  Selma Telalagic (Cambridge) Optimal Treatment of an SIS Disease with Two Variants
           Discussant: Søren Hove Ravn (Copenhagen)

13:00 Lunch


13:45 EDGE Committee Meeting


Rules for Presenters:

Each presenter has 20 minutes for the presentation, followed by 5 minutes of discussion by the discussant and 5 minutes for general discussion. We have a computer, which is connected to the projector. Bring a powerpoint or pdf file with the presentation slides or email them to Matthias Messner by September 8th at the latest.

Copies of the papers will not be provided by the local organization. Each participant should download the papers before coming to the Jamboree and each presenter should bring a few copies of his or her paper to the conference.


Presenters should send a copy of their paper to their assigned discussant as soon as possible and certainly before August 31st.

Local Organizer: Matthias Messner, Tel: +39 349 50 64 152

Last edited: August 15 2011.