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MILLS Workshop 2012

The Quality of Politicians: Empirical Evidence from Italy

15 June 2012



“The quality of politicians: empirical evidence from Italy”


Friday, 15th June 2012


Economics Department, University of Milan - Bicocca

Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1 - Milan

Aula Consiglio di Facoltà, Building U7, 4° floor


The one-day workshop concludes, as usual, the MILLS seminars series. It was held on June 15th at Università Bicocca (Aula Consiglio di Facoltà). Six economists presented the following papers:



  • Marco Leonardi (University of Milan)
    “Gains from Early Support of a New Political Party” (joint with Battista Severgnini)
  • Francesco D'Acunto (University of California at Berkeley)
    “Election Outcomes with Pervasive Media Bias”
  • Gaia Narciso (Trinity College - Dublin)
    “Telecracy” (joint with Guglielmo Barone)
  • Massimo Bordignon (Università Cattolica - Milan)
    “Fiscal Federalism and Political Selection: Evidence from Italy” (joint with Gilberto Turati and Matteo Gamalerio)
  • Stefano Gagliarducci (Università Tor Vergata – Rome)
    “Tenure in Office and Public Procurement” (joint with Decio Coviello)
  • Tommaso Nannicini (Università Bocconi - Milan)
    “How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign” (joint with Francesco Trebbi) 

 The final programme of the event can be downloaded here.