The tentative first draft of the programme is shown below.

Details on the sessions at the end of this page.

All times are CEST, i.e., Rome time.

Most sessions will take place live on Zoom and virtual posters on Please check closer to the date for updates. Detailed links to the sessions will be sent via email on July 5.

Tuesday 6 July

13:50 – 14:00 Welcome
14:00 – 16:00 Ruben Durante: Lecture 1 (Zoom)
16:10 – 16:50 Coffee Break (
17:00 – 19:00 Stelios Michalopoulos: Lecture 1 (Zoom)

“Spatial & Ethnographic Data and Economic Applications”

Wednesday 7 July

14:00 – 16:00 Ruben Durante: Lecture 2 (Zoom)
16:10 – 16:50 Coffee Break: Virtual Poster Presentations (
17:00 – 19:00 Stelios Michalopoulos: Lecture 2 (Zoom)

“Census Data and applications”

Thursday 8 July

14:00 – 16:00 Ruben Durante: Lecture 3 (Zoom)
16:15 – 17:45 PhD Student Presentations: Session 1 (Zoom)
18:00 – 19:00 Keynote Talk: Christopher Pissarides

“Technology and Jobs in the Post-covid Economy”

Friday 9 July

14:00 – 16:00 PhD Student Presentations: Session 2 (Zoom)
16:10 – 16:50 Coffee Break: Virtual Poster Presentations (
17:00 – 19:00 Stelios Michalopoulos: Lecture 3 (Zoom)

“Folklore data and applications”


PhD Student Presentations (Zoom): Session 1, July 8, 16:15 – 17:45

Chair: Lorenzo Rocco (Padova)

1) Guglielmo Zappalà (Paris School of Economics): Climate-induced migration and environmental values
2) Afnan Al-Malk (Lancaster University): The Gravity of Distance: Evidence from a Trade Embargo
3) Alexander Copestake (University of Oxford): AI, firms and wages: Evidence from India

PhD Student Presentations (Zoom): Session 2, July 9, 14:00 – 16:00

Chair: Catherine Porter (Lancaster)

1) Ruzica Savcic (University of Cyprus): Conscription and Educational Outcomes: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the Republic of Cyprus
2) Isha Gupta (University of Padova): Castes, Perceived Discrimination and Human Capital Formation in India
3) Elisa Facchetti (Queen Mary University of London): Austerity cuts, police station closures and crime
4) Nigus Halefom (Maastricht) Markets and socially responsible behavior: Do punishment and religion promote social responsibility in markets?

Virtual Poster Presentations ( All posters both on July 7 & 9 @ 16:10 – 16:50
Barili E.: Do You Need Me? Evolution in the Supply of Healthcare Professionals in Italy
Biswal D.: Adoption and Impact of Crop Insurance in India: Evidence from India Human Development Survey
Caggiano E.: Forward Guidance: Measuring the Effects of European Central Bank Communication using Speeches
Chattopadhyay D.: Does a Longer Work Horizon Affect Offsprings’ Labour Market Outcomes?
De Pirro A.: Understanding Trade Disputes: When the WTO “met” China
Farnell A.: Special Ones? The Effect of Head Coaches on Football Team Performance
Farid M.: The Winners and Losers of Brexit: A UK Manufacturing Sector Analysis
Liu X.: Effects of maternal exposure to adverse shocks from in-utero to early adolescence on next generation’s childhood anthropometric outcomes in Sub-Saharan African countries
Martinez-Jimenez M.: The long-term health effects of parental unemployment
Medina D.: Life Pension and Parliamentarians’ Effort
Navarra F.: Platform pricing strategies when consumers web/showroom
Zhang Y.: Depression, Physical Health, Labour Market Exits and Entries of Older Informal Workers