June 17 & 18 2022 – Seventh Organizational Economics Workshop


Seventh Organizational Economics Workshop

The Haas School of Business (University of California-Berkeley), the Department of Economics and Management (University of Padova) and the Sorbonne Business School are organizing a series of workshops on Organizational Economics.

The seventh edition will be held at the  Department of Economics and Management (University of Padova). (See here the previous editions)



DSEA – University of Padova

June 16/17/18, 2022

Location: Barco Teatro, Via dell’Orto Botanico, 12


Friday, June 17, 2022

8:00 – 8:45 am: Registration and Light Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00: Welcome Remarks

Session I: 9:00-11:00am

Rules, Discretion, and Corruption in Procurement:Evidence from Italian Government Contracting (by Francesco Decarolis, Raymond Fisman, Paolo Pinotti, Silvia Vannutelli)

Speaker: Francesco Decarolis (Bocconi University)

Discussant: Stephane Saussier (Sorbonne Business School – U. Paris 1 Sorbonne)

Impress to sell: Lobbying in procurement (by Roberto Burguet and József Sákovics)

Speaker: Roberto Burguet (University of Central Florida)

Discussant: Edoardo Grillo (University of Padova)

Break 11.00 – 11:30

Session II: 11:30-13:30am

The Demand for executive skills (by Raffaella Sadun, Stephen Hansen, Tejas Ramdas and Joe Fueller)

Speaker: Raffaella Sadun (Harvard Business School)

Discussant: Alexia Delfino (Bocconi University)

The Management of Knowledge Work (by Wouter Dessein, Desmond (Ho-Fu) Lo, Ruo Shangguan, Hideo Owan)

Speaker: Wouter Dessein (Columbia University)

Discussant:  Lorenzo Rocco (University of Padova)

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

Session III – Young Researchers: 15:00-17:00am

Can White Elephants Kill? The Unintended Consequences of Infrastructure Development in Peru (by Antonella Bancalari)

Speaker: Antonella Bancalari (University of St. Andrew)

Discussant: Luigi Moretti (University of Bergamo)

Buyers’ workload and R&D Procurement Outcomes: Evidence from the US Air Force Research Lab (by Leonardo Giuffrida and Emilio Raiteri)

Speaker: Leonardo Giuffrida (ZEW Mannheim)

Discussant: Marian Moszoro (IMF)

Decentralization, Local Capture and Centralized Control (by Riccardo Camboni, Philippe Gagnepain, David Martimort, and Paola Valbonesi)

Speaker: Riccardo Camboni  (University of Padova)

Discussant: Matthew Grennan (Haas School of Business – University of California, Berkeley)

Platform Liability and Innovation (by Doh-Shin Jeon, Yassine Lefouili, and Leonardo Madio)

Speaker: Leonardo Madio (University of Padova)

Discussant: Stefano Galavotti (University of Bari)

17:00 – 17:30 Coffee break

17:30 – 18:30 KEYNOTE: Governance and Trust in Online Marketplaces

            By Steve Tadelis (Haas School of Business – University of California, Berkeley)

Saturday, June 18, 2022

8:30 – 9:00 am: Light Breakfast

Session IV: 9:00-11:00am

Organizational Spillovers: Evidence from Linked Training and Communications Data (by Miguel Espinosa and Christopher Stanton)

Speaker: Miguel Espinosa (Bocconi University)

Discussant: Pablo Spiller (Berkeley University)

Lobbying Physicians: Payments from Industry and Hospital Procurement of Medical Devices (by Matthew Grennan, Ashley Swanson ad Alon Bergman)

Speaker: Matthew Grennan (Haas School of Business – University of California, Berkeley)

Discussant: Alessandro Bucciol (University of Verona)

Break 11.00 – 11:30


Session V: 11:30-13:30am

Women in Economics. The role of gendered references at entry in the profession (by A. Baltrunaite, A. Casarico and L. Rizzica)

Speaker: Audinga Baltrunaite (Bank of Italy)

Discussant: Francesco Principe (University of Padova)

Individuals and Organizations as Sources of State Effectiveness (by Micheal Best, Jonas Hjort and David Szakonyi)

Speaker: Michael Best (Columbia University)

Discussant: Adriano De Leverano  (ZEW Mannheim)

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch


End of the workshop