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18 July 2019

16th Workshop on Social Economy for Young Economists

Workshop Giovani Economisti

The Workshop is intended to give young economists a chance to meet and discuss their work on Social Economy, and to stimulate interaction with peers and tenured scholars.

Theoretical, empirical and experimental papers on topics such as social capital, social norms, cooperative and social enterprises, social preferences, and relational goods are welcome.

The workshop will be hosted by the University of Bologna, Forlì Campus, and features a friendly atmosphere, which allows for discussing high quality research in a convivial environment. Regular sessions will be introduced by two opening lectures held by our keynote speakers: Loukas Balafoutas (University of Innsbruck) and  Marianna Belloc (Sapienza University).

The organization will sponsor the social dinner for the participants and accommodation for the speakers. No fee is required, but all participants are warmly requested to attend all sessions. At the end of the workshop, the most innovative paper will be awarded the 2018 Young Economists’ Workshop on Social Economy Award.

SESSION I,   Friday June 21st

14.00 – 15.00

Main lecture: “Field evidence on the decentralized enforcement of social norms

Loukas Balafoutas (University of Innsbruck)

Chair: Maria Bigoni, University of Bologna

Short break

15.15 – 16.45

  1. “Discrimination in the Agricultural Market: The Case of Bangladeshi Rice Farmers

Abu Siddique  and Michael Vlassopoulos

Discussant:  Yuki Takahashi

  1. “Inequality, corruption and cooperation: Evidence from Vietnam”

Thomas Markussen, Smriti Sharma, Saurabh Singhal and Finn Tarp

Discussant: Philipp Kerler

  1. Non-Bayesian Social Learning and the Spread of Misinformation in Networks”

Sebastiano della Lena

Discussant:  Tiziano Arduini

> Short break


  1. “The effect of a leniency rule on cartel formation and stability: experiments with open communication”

Maximilian Andres, Lisa Bruttel and Jana Friedrichsen

Discussant: Maria Bigoni

  1. “Conditional Cooperation under the Shadow of the Future”

Felix Kölle, Simone Quercia, and Egon Tripodi

Discussant: Ankush Asri

  1. “Employment resilience in worker-owned firms: evidence from Spain”

Jose Garcia-Louzao

Discussant:  Caterina Giannetti


SESSION II, Saturday June 22nd

9.00 – 13.00

Chair: Natalia Montinari, University of Bologna


Main lecture: “Les Liaisons Dangereuses: Politics and Wealth in the Florentine Republic” 

Marianna Belloc (Sapienza University)

> Short break


  1. Can Social Information Affect the Effectiveness of Financial Incentives?”

Jingnan (Cecilia) Chen,  Miguel A. Fonseca and Shaun B. Grimshaw

Discussant: Michela Boldrini

  1. “Fraud Deterrence Institutions Decrease Intrinsic Honesty”

Fabio Galeotti, Valeria Maggian  and Marie Claire Villeval

Discussant: Natalia Montinari

> Short break


  1. “Pairwise Imitation and the Evolution of the Social Contract”

Nicola Campigotto

Discussant:  Francesca Barigozzi

Best paper award.


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Organizing committee

Maria Bigoni (University of Bologna), Giulio Ecchia (University of Bologna), Caterina Giannetti (University of Pisa), Raimondello Orsini (University of Bologna), Paolo Venturi (AICCON)

Scientific committee

Francesca Barigozzi (University of Bologna), Maria Bigoni (University of Bologna), Stefania Bortolotti (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods), Davide Dragone (University of Bologna), Giulio Ecchia (University of Bologna), Raimondello Orsini (University of Bologna), Tommaso Reggiani (Masaryk University), Luca Savorelli (University of St Andrews)