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Job Market Seminar Mario Quaranta (European University Institute, Florence)

"Citizens’ political behaviour and attitudes in changing contexts" Aula lignea Abstract Research has often underlined the importance of studying political behaviour and attitudes to capture the extent to which democracies are responsive to citizens’ preferences and needs, and thus the legitimacy of democratic regimes. Within this field, scholars have pointed at the role of contexts…

Job Market Seminar Steven Van Hauwaert (University of Mainz)

"Public opinion and the macro-polity: Italy in a comparative perspective" Aula lignea Abstract The politics and economics of public opinion are a major and expanding field of research and teaching in the social sciences. Yet, while public opinion and collective political behaviour have become an established research area in the USA, systematic work on other…

Job Market Seminar Davide Morisi (University of Vienna)

"Choosing the risky option: information and risk propensity in referendum campaigns" Aula lignea Abstract Direct democracy has enjoyed increased popularity worldwide. Despite the complexity of most of the issues subject to a direct-democratic vote, in referendum campaigns voters generally face a simple choice between an uncertain Yes for a change and a safer No for…

Job Market Seminar Sarah Carol (University of Cologne)

"Ethnic and Religious Discrimination in the Wedding Venue Business: Evidence from Two Field Experiments in Germany and Austria"  Aula lignea Abstract Various studies have investigated the discrimination of ethnic minorities on the labour and rental market, in the education system as well as in public administrations. While many of these studies found support for discrimination,…

Job Market Seminar Aron Szekely (Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm)

"Cooperation and conflict in social systems" Aula lignea Abstract Cooperation and conflict are classical topics in the social sciences. Key questions include how cooperation arises and how conflict is avoided. Drawing on theoretical and methodological developments, I will present research that explores three mechanisms underlying cooperation and conflict. Using experiments and agent-based simulations, I test the role of group reputation and credible signalling in…

Job Market Seminar Julien Penasse (University of Luxembourg)

"The Missing Risk Premium in Exchange Rates" Job Market Seminar Abstract It is well known that the interest rate differential (the forward premium) predicts currency returns. However, we find that the real exchange rate, not the interest rate differential, is the main predictor of currency returns at longer horizons. We relate this finding to other…