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Maria Elena Bontempi

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/01 Economics

Short Bio

Organizer of the 26th International Panel Data Conference, June 16-19, 2022. The Conference series, started in 1977, will be in Italy for the first time. During the pandemic period, some selected young submitters to the IPDC will present their papers in the virtual seminar series of IAAE. The first presenter is Jan Ditzen, the 10th of February 2021.

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

Maria Elena Bontempi, Roberto Golinelli, Michele Frigeri and Matteo Squadrani defined a new indicator of economic and political uncertainty (EURQ [], economic uncertainty related queries) based on the "big data" of internet searches for specific keywords. The indicator has been included in the Economic Policy Uncertainty Index [] website edited by Steven Davis (Chicago University), Nick Bloom (Stanford University) and Scott Baker (Northwestern University), the most influential in the world for the literature studying uncertainty. EURQ is available for US and Italy; under construction for France, Germany and UK.

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Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
Strada Maggiore 45, Bologna - Go to map

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INTERNATIONALIZATION & INFO: CLICK Department of Economics - International

The International office of Economics, Management and Statistics departments will hold an info-meeting for students interested in the Erasmus+ for study 2021/2022:
Monday 18th January 2021 2-4 PM on Microsoft Teams - in Italian - join the live event clicking here

Monday 18th January 2021 4.30-5.30 PM on Microsoft Teams - in English - join the live event clicking here

Students considering to apply for Erasmus+ for study 2021/2022 and specifically interested in exchanges coordinated by professor Luigi Franzoni and professor Maria Elena Bontempi are invited to join the INFOMEETING taking place:
Tuesday 26th January 2021 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 2021/2022 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: []