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Department of Economics

Announcement Research Slam

RESEARCH SLAM #2: You think you know what Economics is about?

Twelve PhDs, Post-Docs and Professors of the Department of Economics gave entertaining 5-minutes talks on a paper in their field in Economics. The slam wants to expose the audience to a great variety of policy-relevant topics that Economics is able to contribute to.

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Papers and presenters

Presenter and papers:


Research Paper



From Extreme to Mainstream: The Erosion of Social Norms” by Leonardo Bursztyn, Georgy Egorov, and Stefano Fiorin

Bruno Caprettini


Interpreting Signals in the Labor Market: Evidence from Medical Referrals” by Heather Sarsons

Dina Pomeranz


Mainstreaming an Effective Intervention: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations of ‘Teaching at the Right Level’ in India” by Abhijit Banerjee, Rukmini Banerji, James Berry, Esther Duflo, Harini Kannan, Shobhini Mukerji, Marc Shotland, and Michael Walton

Guilherme Lichand


The Abolition of Immigration Restrictions and the Performance of Firms and Workers: Evidence from Switzerland” by Andreas Beerli, Jan Ruffner, Michael Siegenthaler, and Giovanni Peri

Andrea Hofer


Maternal Depression,Women’s Empowerment, and Parental Investment: Evidence from a Large Randomized Control Trial” by Victoria Baranov, Sonia Bhalotra, Pietro Biroli, Joanna Maselko


Pietro Biroli


The impact of trade on intra-industry reallocations and aggregate industry productivity” by Marc J. Melitz

Federica Coelli


Power posing: brief nonverbal displays affect neuroendocrine levels and risk tolerance.” by Carney, D. R., Cuddy, A. J., and Yap, A. J.

Roberto Weber


Press Coverage and Political Accountability” by James M. Snyder Jr. and David Strömberg

Matteo Greco


The Environment and Directed Technical Change” by Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion, Leonardo Bursztyn, and David Hémous

David Hémous


Protests as Strategic Games: Experimental Evidence from Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement” by Cantoni, Davide, David Y. Yang, Noam Yuchtman, and Y. Jane Zhang

Sara Bagagli


Civic honesty around the globe” by Alain Cohn, Michel André Maréchal, David Tannenbaum, and Christian Lukas Zünd

Michel Maréchal


Killer Acquisitions” by Colleen Cunningham, Florian Ederer, Song Ma

Regina Seibel


Weiterführende Informationen

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