Outline and Schedule

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Registration will take place on Monday 18 from 8.30 am to 10.00 am at the Fondazione Giacomo Brodollini (FGB) located in Rome, via Barberini 50 (near via Veneto).

The lectures will be organized in three days according to the following schedule:

Monday June 18

10.00 am - 11.30 am: Instrumental Variables in Constant Effects Models

11.30 am - 12.00 am: Coffee break

12.00 pm - 1.30 pm:
Instrumental Variables with Heterogeneous Potential Outcomes (basics)

2.45 pm - 3.30 pm: 
"On the Returns to Infrastructure for the Urban Poor and Politicians: Evidence from a Street Pavement Experiment", Climent Quintana-Domeque* (U. d'Alacant), Marco Gonzalez-Navarro (University of Toronto)

3.30 pm - 4.15 pm: "Fostering the Emancipation of Young People: Spain's Rental Subsidy", Ainhoa Aparicio-Fenoll (Collegio Carlo Alberto), Veruska Oppedisano* (UCL)

4.15 pm - 4.30 pm: Coffee break

4.30 pm - 5.15 pm: "In-work Benefits and Labour Supply Responses of Individuals Living Alone", Giacomo Damioli (FGB)

Tuesday June 19  

 9.00 am - 10.30 am: Instrumental Variables with Heterogeneous Potential Outcomes (additional topics)

10.30 am - 10.45 am: Coffee break

10.45 am - 12.15 pm: The Perils of Peer Effects

1.30 pm - 2.15 pm:
"Books are forever: Early life conditions, education and lifetime income", Giorgio Brunello, Guglielmo Weber, Christoph T. Weiss* (U. Padova)

2.15 pm - 2.55 pm: "Preliminary Evidence from the M@t.abel Teacher Professional Development Program in Italy", Gianluca Argentin (U. Milano Bicocca), Aline Pennisi (Tesoro), Daniele Vidoni* (INVALSI), Giovanni Abbiati (U. Milano), Andrea Caputo (INVALSI)

2.55 pm -3.00 pm: "One piece in a big puzzle: The role of resources for improving student achievement in Southern Italy", Patrizia Falzetti (INVALSI), Laura Palmerio* (INVALSI)

3.00 pm - 3.15 pm: Coffee break

3.15 pm - 4.00 pm:  "Average and quantile treatment effects of the American Folic Acid Fortification: an evaluation in a quasiexperimental framework", Elena Fumagalli* (University of East Anglia)

Wednesday June 20

9.00 am - 10.30 am: Regression Discontinuity Designs (RD theory)

10.30 am - 10.45 am: Coffee break

10.45 am - 12.15 pm: Regression Discontinuity Designs (RD applications)

1.30 pm - 2.15 pm:
"A Tale of an Unwanted Outcome: Transfers and the Local Endowments of Trust and Cooperation", Antonio Accetturo* (Banca d'Italia), Guido de Blasio (Banca d'Italia), and Lorenzo Ricci (ECARES - Université libre de Bruxelles)

2.15 pm - 3.00 pm: "Nuclear Power Facilities as Quasi-Experiments: Triggers for Local Economic Growth in Rural Japan", Michihito Ando (U. of Uppsala)

3.00 pm - 3.15 pm: Coffee break

3.15 pm - 4.00 pm: "The Impact of R&D subsidies on firms. A Case Analysis Using Regression Discontinuity", Letizia Borgomeo * (U. of Rome "Tor Vergata" and Warwick)

All participants are invited to join us for a Happy Hour together with Professor Angrist on Tuesday June 19 from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Enoteca Regionale Palatium in via Frattina 94.