Research Seminar Series on “Global Challenges”

Research Seminar Series on “Global Challenges”

Since September 2011, LdA has been organising a new research seminar series on “Global Challenges” jointly with the Paolo Baffi Centre (Bocconi University), the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (University of Milan), the Dipartimento di Economia, Metodi Quantitativi e Strategie di Impresa of (University of Milan Bicocca) and the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale (Politecnico di Milano). In 2022, the Department of Economics of the University of Insubria joined the GC research seminar series.
From 2011 to 2023, 77 seminars + 8 international workshops have been organised.  In 2020, 2021 and 2023 the Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods of the University of Milan and Bocconi University were selected to organise the CEPR annual workshop in international trade: “European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT)” – together with the “Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (CURE)” in 2023. These important events have been included in the activities of the “Global Challenges” network.
The initiative is supported by UniCredit Foundation and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and it’s coordinated by Anna Rosso (University of Insubria).


23 May 2024, seminar: Josef Sigurdsson (Stockholm University) on: “The Economic Burden of Burnout”

9 May 2024, seminar: David Yang (Harvard University) on: “Emigration during Turbulent Times”

14 March 2024, seminar: Silvia Prina (Northeastern University, IZA and J-Pal) on: “Public Opinion, Racial Bias, and Labor Market Outcomes in the United States”

17 January 2024, seminar: Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics and Université of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne) on: “From Paris with Love: Cultural Remittances and Modern Fertility”


16 November 2023, seminar: Lise Rochaix (Paris School of Economics and UniversitĂ© of Paris 1) on: “Into the Far West? Investigating Health Policy-Makers’ Willingness to Adopt Decrementally Cost-Effective Innovations Using a DCE Approach”

26 October 2023, seminar: Emma Tominey (The University of York) on: “First generation elite: the role of school social networks”

21 September 2023, seminar: Lucia Rizzica (Bank of Italy) on: “Women in Economics. The role of gendered references at entry in the profession”

22 June 2023, seminar:  Silvia Vannutelli (Northwestern University) on: “The political economy of stimulus transfers”

5-8 June 2023, Fondazione Collegio Carlo Alberto: “European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT)” and “Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (CURE)”

18 May 2023, seminar:  Owen O’Donnell  (Erasmus University Rotterdam and Tinbergen Institute) on: “Aversion to Health Inequality – Pure, Income-Related and Income-Caused”

13 April 2023, seminar: Anna Raute (Queen Mary University London) on: “Hiring Subsidies and Female Employment”


24 November 2022, seminar: Sule Alan (EUI) on: “Nurturing Childhood Curiosity to Enhance Learning: Evidence from a Randomized Pedagogical Intervention”

4 November 2022: Global Challenges International Workshop: “Are Economic Sanctions Effective? Russia and Beyond”

9 June 2022, seminar: Edoardo Acabbi (Carlos III): “A Labor Market Sorting Model of Scarring and Hysteresis”

5 May 2022, seminar: Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale): “Growing Like India: The Unequal Effects of Service-Led Growth”

3 March 2022, seminar: Alexia Delfino (Bocconi University): “Female Entrepreneurship and Trust in the Market”f


2 December 2021, webinar: Camille Landais (LSE): “Child Penalty Atlas”

4 November 2021, webinar: Julia Cajal Grossi (The Graduate Institute): “Buyers’ Sourcing Strategies and Suppliers’ Markups in Bangladeshi Garments”

20-22 October 2021, European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT)

30 September 2021, webinar: Vasiliki Fouka (Stanford University): “Racial Diversity and Racial Policy Preferences: The Great Migration and Civil Rights”

6 May 2021, webinar: Mathias Thoenig (University of Lausanne): “The Refugee’s Dilemma: Evidence from Jewish Migration out of Nazi Germany”

29 April 2021, webinar: Jeanet Sinding Bentzen (University of Copenhagen): “In Crisis, We Pray: Religiosity and the COVID-19 Pandemic”

18 March 2021, webinar: Fadi Hassan (Bank of Italy): “Trade Shocks and Credit Reallocation” 


3 December 2020, webinar: Mounir Karadja (Uppsala University): “Mass Migration and Technology Change”

29 October 2020, webinar: Anna Gumpert (LMU – Munich): “Firm organization with multiple establishments”

21-23 October 2020, European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT)

24 September 2020, webinar: Diego Battiston (London School of Economics): “The Persistent Effects of Brief Interactions: Evidence from Immigrant Ships”

2 July 2020, webinar: Francesco Amodio (McGill University): “Labor market power and informality in Peru”

11 June 2020, webinar: Olle Folke (Uppsala University): “Sexual harassment and gender inequality in the labor market”

11 February 2020, University of Milan Bicocca: Alexander Moradi (Free University of Bozen): “Land reform, public goods, and poverty reduction in the long-run: Evidence from Kenya’s million-acre settlement scheme”


28 November 2019, University of Milan: Santiago PĂ©rez (University of California, Davis): “Southern (American) Hospitality: Italians in Argentina and the US during the Age of Mass Migration”

7 November 2019, University of Milan: Gordon Hanson (University of California, San Diego): “Importing Political Polarization? The Electoral Consequences of Rising Trade Exposure”

25 October 2019, Unicredit Foundation: Global Challenges International Workshop 

24 October 2019, University of Milan: Valerie Smeets (Aahrus University): “Heterogeneous Globalization: Offshoring and Reorganization”

17 May 2019, Politecnico di Milano: Alan Deardorff (University of Michigan): “Comparative Advantage in Digital Trade”

5 April 2019, University of Milan: Luigi Pascali (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): “Wars, Local Political Institutions, and Fiscal Capacity: Evidence from Six Centuries of German History”

31 January 2019, University of Milan: Ran Abramitzky (Stanford University): “Did Immigrants in the Past Assimilate Faster than Today?”