Program: 1st day (10th June)

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:15 Opening:

  • Presentation of the Conference – Patrizio Tirelli – Director CefES

09:15-10:30 Room U6-01f: Keynote lecture:

  • The Bark is Worse than the Bite: Why Populist Foreign Policies are Doomed to Disappoint – Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University)

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-13:00 Parallel sessions 1

1. Room U6-01a Policy evaluation (chair: Unnikrishnan, V.*)
  • Nonparametric synthetic control method – Cerulli, G.*
  • Policy evaluation with interactive effects – Chan, M. K., Kwok, S.*
  • Do social assistance programs targeted on elderly in India impact household welfare? – Unnikrishnan, V.*
2. Room U6-01b Factor models (chair: Trapani, L.)
  • Testing for regime changes in large dimensional factor models – Massacci, D.*
  • A diagnostic criterion for approximate factor structure – Gagliardini, P., Ossola, E.*, Scaillet, O.
  • Determining the dimension of factor structures in nonstationary large datasets – Barigozzi, M., Trapani, L.*