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Maria Elena Bontempi

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/01 Economics

Short Bio

Fellow of SEM - the Society for Economic Measurement

Organizer of the 27th International Panel Data Conference, June 16-19, 2022. This is the first time the Conference series, which started in 1977, has taken place in Italy. During the pandemic period, some selected young submitters to the IPDC presented their papers in the virtual seminar series of IAAE. The first presenter has been Jan Ditzen, the 10th of February 2021.

Since 2012, coordinator of the SIdE course Panel Data Econometrics: theory and applications

Author (with Michele Frigeri, Roberto Golinelli & Matteo Squadrani) of EURQ, the web searches based uncertainty index

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+39 051 20 9 2627

Other contacts


Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
Piazza Scaravilli 2, Bologna - Go to map

Online Resources

Office hours

Please send an email to for scheduling the appointment on Teams.



Potential outgoing students can have a look here

Incoming students should visit this webpage in order to acquire the necessary information about application, accommodation and other issues.

In case of inquiries, students are invited to write to the central office Exchange Student Desk:

  • E-mail (information, Check-out for on-site and virtual mobility)
  • Virtual Desk (information, Check-in for on-site and virtual mobility): On Teams, by appointment only:
  1.  Read how to download TEAMS (go to “Attending classes online - How to join a virtual classroom”);
  2. How to book an appointment: a) log in Studenti Online   b) go to "Bookings"  c)  filter “Assistenza e informazioni nuovi iscritti”   d) select “Exchange Student Desk - prenota un colloquio ONLINE/ book a meeting ONLINE”   e)   book for your preferred date and time.
  3. On the day and time of your appointment, log in to TEAMS with your Unibo username and wait for the call from the Exchange Student Desk. Availability of appointments will be added progressively. Each booking allows the Check-in of one student.
  4. Telephone Desk:  Tel +39 051 2091933 – 051 2082022    Office hours: Tuesday 14:00-15:00 and Thursday 13:00-14:00


_________ ERASMUS INFOMEETING !!!!!!! _______________


The call for Erasmus+ for study a.y. 2023/24 is available on the UNIBO website []. The deadline is February 9th!

  • On FRIDAY 13TH JANUARY 2023 there will be a general infomeeting with the International Relations Office about the call and how to apply, in Aula Magna, piazza Scaravilli 2, first floor. Since 11:30 to 13:30 it will be held in Italian; For those who do not speak Italian, there will be a dedicated meeting held in English the same day from 14:30 to 15:30, same room.
  • Students considering to apply for Erasmus+ for study 2023/2024 and specifically interested in exchanges coordinated by professor Luigi Franzoni and professor Maria Elena Bontempi are invited to join the INFOMEETING taking place:

Tuesday 24th January 2023 at 6 PM on Microsoft Teams - join the live event clicking here:

Tutors are available for questions concerning the exchange offers, the application procedure and the drafting scheme of temporary study plans.

Also students that have been selected for the 2023/2024 Overseas scholarship belonging to the Economics Department - Bologna campus are welcome to join this meeting.

The first part of the meeting will be held in Italian but there will be room for a Q&A session in English too.

Students are reminded that no individual office hours will be held for such purposes. Those who are not able to join the meeting could send precise questions or submit doubts about tentative study plans to this mailbox: []