ASREC Europe 2023 December 1-2, 2023

Program ASREC Europe 2023

December 1st, 2023

Bocconi University Via Roentgen 1, Rooms AS01 and AS02 (floor -2)

8:15 - 8:45 Registration and welcome coffee

8:45 - 10:45

Giovanni Prarolo (University of Bologna) Who Becomes a Populist? Proximity to Immigrants and Refugees and Individual Voting Behaviour

Avner Seror (Aix Marseille School of Economics), Trade Geography and Religion: Evidence from South Asia

Giulia Buccione (Brown University), Religious Messages and Adaptation to Water Scarcity: Evidence from Jordan

Kalle Kappner (LMU Munich), Geography and the Formation of Exclusive Communities in Europe: A Long Run View

8:45 - 10:45

Sebastian Ottinger (CERGE-EI), The American Origin of the French Revolution

Luca Repetto (Uppsala University), The lost generation: the effect of WWI deaths on innovation in Britain

Paula Gobbi (Université libre de Bruxelles, ECARES), Revolutionary Transition: Inheritance Change and Fertility Decline

Lakshmi Iyer (University of Notre Dame), Religion and Demography: Papal Influences on Fertility (via Zoom)

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:45

Gunes Gokmen (Lund University), Traditional Norms and Parental Investment in Human Capital

Stefano Gagliarducci (University of Rome Tor Vergata), Religious Schools and Immigrants’ Assimilation

Guillame Blanc (University of Manchester), French

11:15 - 12:45

Anne Sofie Beck Knudsen (University of Copenhagen), Modernization and the Rise of Individualism

Max Deter (DIW Berlin and Magdeburg University), The Church of Resistance

Felipe Valencia (University of British Columbia), Religion and Conflict: Evidence from China, 1860-1911

12:45 - 13:30 Plenary Session room AS02: Elias Papaioannou, “Private Colonialism in Africa”

13:30 - 14:45 Lunch Break

14:45 - 16:45

Jeanet Bentzen (University of Copenhagen), In the Name of God! Religiosity and the Emergence of Modern Science and Growth

Edgard Dewitte (Oxford University), Science under Inquisition: the allocation of talent in early modern Europe

Matias Cabello (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg), The Counter-Reformation, Science, and Long-Term Growth: A Black Legend?

Georgios Tsiachtsiras (University of Bristol), A Light Bulb Goes On: Religiosity and the Adoption of Electrical Technologies in 19th century France

14:45 - 16:45

Elisabetta Campagna (UCLA Anderson), Religious Beliefs as a Cure for Uncertainty: the Case of Pentecostalism in Africa

Alexsandros Cavgias Martins Fraga (Ghent University), Spoils of colonization. The impact of British colonial institutions on sexual prejudice: evidence from contemporary Africa

Sara Lowes (UC San Diego), Supernatural Authority and Political Power in the DRC

Jacob Weisdorf (University of Rome La Sapienza), Aid effectiveness in Africa and the offset of ethnic borders: Evidence from the benign activities of Christian missionary

16:45 - 17:15 Coffee Break

17:15 - 18:00 Plenary Session room AS02: Davide Cantoni, “Names, identity, and the use of natural experiments in history”

20:00 - 22:00 Dinner at Cantina della Vetra, Via Pio IV, 3, 20123 Milano 

December 2nd, 2023

Bocconi University Via Roentgen 1, Rooms AS01 and AS02 (floor -2)

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome Coffee

9:00 - 10:30

Massimo Pulejo (University of Milan and CLEAN), The Political Economy of Church Spending

Ahmed Ezzeldin Mohamed (Stanford University), Religious Cycles of Government Responsiveness: Why Governments Distribute in Ramadan

Daniela Solá (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), The Catholic Church and its effects on Redistributive Conflict in Brazil

9:00 - 10:30

Christoph Koenig (University of Roma Tor Vergata), The Political Effects of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Weimar Germany

Shaun Larcom (University of Cambridge), Do Religious People Cope Better in a Crisis? Evidence from the Pandemic Lockdowns in the United Kingdom

Tamar Matiashvili (Stanford University), Culture, Economic Stress, and Missing Girls: Evidence from the 1891-1892 Famine of the Russian Empire

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

Eva Raiber (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), Faith-Based Organizations as Platforms

Massimo Morelli (Bocconi University), Corruption and Extremism

Tommaso Colussi (Università Cattolica), Crusaders and Pilgrims: Religion as an Enduring Double-Edged Sword

11:00 - 12:30

Mohamed Saleh (London School of Economics), The Counter-Mission: Religious Competition and Provision of Public Goods (via Zoom)

Fabrizio Panebianco (Università Cattolica), Norms, guilt, and religion: public good contribution among Catholics and Protestants

Luca Bagnato (UCLA Anderson & University of Milan), From Taxation to Fighting for the Nation: Historical Fiscal Capacity and Military Draft Evasion during WWI

12:30 - 13:15 Plenary Session room AS02: Guido Tabellini, “Institutional and Cultural Bifurcation: The Great Divergence between China and Europe”

13:15 - 14:45 Lunch Break

14:45 - 16:45

Dean Hoi (University of Melbourne), Building Walls, Shaping Minds: Immigration Restrictions and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in the US

Diego Marino Fages (University of Nottingham), Migration and Trust: Evidence on Assimilation from Internal Migrants

Cem Ozguzel (Paris School of Economics & IZA), Corruption Exposure, Political Trust, and Immigrants

Melissa Rubio-Ramos (University of Cologne), Murphy’s Law or Luck of the Irish? Disparate Treatment of the Irish in 19th Century Courts

14:45 - 16:45

Miguel Alquezar-Yus (CUNEF), The Reversal of the Mission: The Influence of Religious Leaders on Sociopolitical Attitudes

Giampaolo Lecce (University of Groningen), Persistent Specialization and Growth: The Italian Land Reform

Stefan Nikolic (Loughborough University), Cultural diversity and firm performance: evidence from Yugoslav textiles, 1934-1941

Elona Harka (University of Bergamo), Dialects, human capital and labour market outcomes

ASREC Officers:
President: Jared Rubin
Executive Director: Jeanet Bentzen

Board Members:
Vicky Fouka
Rachel McCleary
Dan Hungerman
Mark Koyama
Avital Livny
Laurence Iannaccone
Jonathan Schulz
Mara Squicciarini
Sara Lowes

ASREC Local Organizers:
Francesco Cinnirella 
Laura Ogliari 
Mara Squicciarini

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