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Mario Pagliero Memorial Workshop

9 May 2024 - 10 May 2024



9 May 2024
10 May 2024
Event Category:
Academic Events

Mario Pagliero Memorial Workshop

Celebrating the life and work of Mario Pagliero
Turin, May 9th and 10th, 2024

Venue: Collegio Carlo Alberto, Piazza Arbarello 8, Torino




14:20-14:40 Paolo Ghirardato (ESOMAS Department, University of Turin and Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Francesco Devicienti (ESOMAS Department, University of Turin and Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Welcome address
14:40-15:30 Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College Business School and CEPR)
“Political Power and Market Power”
(with Bo Cowgill and Andrea Prat)
15:30-16:20 Alex Tetenov (University of Geneva)
“Constrained Classification and Policy Learning”
(with Toru Kitagawa and Shosei Sakaguchi)
16:20-16:50 Coffee Break
16:50-17:40 Maria Koumenta (Queen Mary University of London)
“Occupational Licensing and the Gender Pay Gap”
(with Mario Pagliero and Davud Rostam-Afschar)
16:50-17:40 Omar Bamieh (University of Vienna)
“Estimating the Returns to Occupational Licensing: Evidence from Regression Discontinuities at the Bar Exam”
(with Andrea Cintolesi and Mario Pagliero)
20:00 Workshop Dinner (by invitation)
9:30-10:20 Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva and CEPR)
“Quality and Selection in Regulated Professions”
(with Gaetano Basso, Eleonora Brandimarti and Giovanni Pica)
10:20-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:40 Pascal Courty (University of Victoria and CEPR)
“Support for entry in self-regulating occupations”
(with Mario Pagliero)
11:40-12:30 Alessandro Gavazza (London School of Economics and CEPR)
12:30-13:40 Lunch
13:40-14:30 Lorien Sabatino (Politecnico di Torino)
“Cultural Exception? The Impact of Price Regulation on Prices and Variety of Books”
(with Christos Genakos, Mario Pagliero and Tommaso Valletti)
14:30-15:20 Toomas Hinnosaar (University of Nottingham and CEPR)
“Pricing Novel Goods”
(with Francesco Giovannoni)
15:20-15:50 Coffee Break
15:50-16:40 Christos Genakos (Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and CEPR)
“Competition and pass-through: Lessons from the Greek islands”
(with Lydia Dimitrakopoulou, Themistoklis Kampouris, Blair Yuan Lyu, Mario Pagliero and Stella Papadokonstantaki)
20:00 Workshop Dinner (by invitation)


Talks are 40 minutes long. After each talk, there are 10 minutes for discussion.

Organizing committee:

Christos Genakos (Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and CEPR), Ainoa Aparicio Fenoll (ESOMAS Department, University of Turin and Collegio Carlo Alberto), Andrea Gallice (ESOMAS Department, University of Turin and Collegio Carlo Alberto) and Ignacio Monzon (ESOMAS Department, University of Turin, Collegio Carlo Alberto and CEPR)

Organizing institutions:

This workshop is jointly organized by the Collegio Carlo Alberto and the ESOMAS Department of the University of Turin

Mario Pagliero was Professor of Economics at the University of Turin and a Fellow at the Collegio Carlo Alberto.

Following his BSc in Economics from the University of Turin, Mario continued his studies with an MSc in Economics at the University College London, and a Ph.D. in Economics at the London Business School.

After a short period as an Assistant Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Mario came back to Torino, where he remained throughout his career.

Mario's research was in applied microeconomics, spanning across the fields of industrial organization, labor and public economics. He was a sharp and critical thinker, who brilliantly combined theory and empirical research to understand and explain real world phenomena. He also was a key player in the growth and development of both the ESOMAS Department and the Collegio Carlo Alberto. He enjoyed playing golf, skiing and mountain hiking.