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Paolo Vanin

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/01 Economics

Curriculum vitae

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Current position (July 10, 2019)

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, Department of Economics

Eligible as Full Professor of Economics (13/A1 – Political Economy) according to the Italian Scientific Eligibility System (April 10, 2015 to April 10, 2021)

 

Education

2007 Ph.D. in Economics, UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA, Barcelona, Spain.

Final dissertation: "Industrial Organization, Trade and Social Capital"

2003 Dottorato di Ricerca in Economia Politica (Ph.D. in Economics), UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA Final dissertation: "Economic Growth and Social Development"

1998 Laurea in Discipline Economiche e Sociali (B.A. in Economics), UNIVERSITÀ BOCCONI

Thesis: "La dimensione relazionale dell'interazione economica: beni relazionali e capitale sociale" (110/110 summa cum laude)

 

Research interests

Social Economics (Social Capital, Social Interactions, Moral Values, Substance Use and Abuse)

Crime Economics (Social and Moral Enforcement of Law, Economic Roots and Political Consequences of Organized Crime and Terrorism)

Political Economy (Information Transparency, Historical and Political Roots of Development)

 

Teaching

Undergraduate

Macroeconomics: UPF 2005, Padova 2005-2007 (tutorials), Forlì 2014, Bologna 2008-2018

International Economics: Buenos Aires 2013, 2015-2017

Microeconomics: Padova 2005-2006 (tutorials), 2007

Game Theory: Padova 2006, 2007

Labour Economics: Padova 2006-2009

Personnel Economics: Padova 2008

Master and Ph.D.

Behavioral Law & Economics (Enforcement Mechanisms): EDLE and Ph.D. in Economics, Bologna 2011-2019

International Economics: M.Sc. in International Relations, Bologna 2017-2018, M.Sc. in International Politics, Bologna 2014, M.Sc. in International Relations Europe – Latin America, Buenos Aires 2015

Labour Economics: M.Sc. in Labour Law, Bologna 2011-2015

Principles of Public Economics: LM GIOCA, Bologna 2014-2016

Social Capital, Values and Norms: Ph.D. in Economics, UCA, Buenos Aires 2011, 2017

Game Theory: Ph.D. in Economics and Management, Padova 2008, 2009

Cultural Economics: Master of Art and Culture Management, Trento 2006

Mathematical Methods: Ph.D. in Economics and Management, Padova 2006

Game Theory (tutorials): M.Sc. in Economics, UPF 2003, 2004

Previous positions

Assistant Professor of Economics: 2005-2008, UNIVERSITY OF PADUA, Department of Economics, Faculty of Statistics; 2008-2014, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, Department of Economics

Visiting researcher, UNIVERSIDAD DE SAN ANDRÉS, Buenos Aires, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Visiting researcher, FREE UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN, 2012

Visiting researcher, UNIVERSIDAD TORCUATO DI TELLA, Buenos Aires, 2007

Research assistant for Antonio Cabrales, UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA, 2002-2005

Research assistant for Antonio Ciccone, UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA, 2002

EDP student, UNIVERSITÄT BONN, Germany, European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics, 2000-2001

Visiting researcher, UNIVERSITÄT OSNABRÜCK, Germany, supervised by Giacomo Corneo, 1999

 

Selected publications

On refereed journals

Crime and the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana (with D. Dragone, G. Prarolo and G. Zanella), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 159, 2019, 488-501

Social Closure, Surnames and Crime (with P. Buonanno), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 137, 2017, 160-175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.03.002

Terrorism Risk and Democratic Preferences in Pakistan (with F. U. Rehman), Journal of Development Economics, 124, 2017, 95-106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2016.09.003

Organized Crime and Electoral Outcomes: Evidence from Sicily at the Turn of the XXI century (with P. Buonanno and G. Prarolo), European Journal of Political Economy, 41, 2016, 61-74

Poor Institutions, Rich Mines: Resource Curse in the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia (with P. Buonanno, R. Durante and G. Prarolo), Economic Journal, 125(586), 2015, F175-F202

Economic Behavior under the Influence of Alcohol: An Experiment on Time Preferences, Risk-Taking, and Altruism (with L. Corazzini and A. Filippin), PLoS ONE, 10(4), 2015, e0121530, 1-25

Market Distortions and Government Transparency (with F. Albornoz and J. Esteban), Journal of the European Economic Association, 12(1), 2014, 200-222

‘Thou Shalt Not Covet’: Prohibitions, Temptation and Moral Values (with M. Cervellati), Journal of Public Economics, 103, 2013, 15-28

Crime and Social Sanction (with P. Buonanno and G. Pasini), Papers in Regional Science, 91(1), 2012, 193-218

Trade Protection and Industrial Structure (with F. Albornoz), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 10(1) (Topics), 2010, Article 57

Does Social Capital Reduce Crime? (with P. Buonanno and D. Montolio), Journal of Law and Economics, 52(1), 2009, 145-170

Social Capital Accumulation and the Evolution of Social Participation (with A. Antoci and P. L. Sacco), Journal of Socio-Economics, 36(1), 2007, 128-143

On refereed books

Social and Civil Capital, in L. Bruni and S. Zamagni (eds.), Handbook on the Economics of Reciprocity and Social Enterprise, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, 2013, 306-317

The Economics of Human Relationships (with P. L. Sacco e S. Zamagni), in S-C. Kolm and J. Mercier Ythier (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Giving, Altruism and Reciprocity, Volume 1, Amsterdam: Elsevier North Holland, 2006, 695-730

On the Possible Conflict Between Economic Growth and Social Development (with A. Antoci and P. L. Sacco), in B. Gui and R. Sugden (eds.), Economics and Social Interaction: Accounting for Interpersonal Relations, Cambridge University Press, 2005, 150-173

Book reviews

Goyal, S.: Connections: an introduction to the economics of networks, Journal of Economics, 95(1), 2008, 83-86

Recent working papers

Political Geography and Pre-Industrial Development: A Theory and Evidence for Europe 1000-1850 (with M. Cervellati, S. Lazzaroni and G. Prarolo), CEPR Discussion Paper N. 13719, 2019

Price Effects in the Short and in the Long Run (con D. Dragone),Price Effects in the Short and in the Long Run (with D. Dragone), University of Bologna, Department of Economics Working Paper N. 1040, 2015

 

Recent conferences, seminars and presentations

2019 Seminar of the Department of Economics, University of San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina ("Historical Roots of Conflict in Europe: A Disaggregated Millennial Perspective"); Economic History @ UdeSA Conference ("The Legacy of Historical Political Instability: Evidence for Europe")

2018 Seminar of the Department of Economics, University of San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina ("Sovereign Polities and Pre-Industrial Development"); Seminar of the Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy ("Sovereign Polities and Pre-Industrial Development")

2017 AL CAPONE, Santiago, Chile ("Crime and Marijuana Legalization"); RIDGE/LACEA-PEG Workshop on Political Economy, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil ("Political History and Growth in Pre-Industrial Europe")

2016 Brucchi Luchino Labor Economics Workshop, University of Bologna, Italy ("Price Effects in the Short and in the Long Run"); SIE (Italian Economic Association), Bocconi University, Milan, Italy ("Price Effects in the Short and in the Long Run"); Seminar of the Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy ("Political History and Growth in Pre-Industrial Europe"); GRASS (Social Choice Research Group), New York University, Florence, Italy ("Crime and Recreational Marijuana"); Seminar of the Department of Economics, University of San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina ("Political History and Growth in Pre-Industrial Europe"); Seminar at CIDETI, University of Bologna, Buenos Aires, Argentina ("Political History and Growth in Pre-Industrial Europe"); PET (Public Economic Theory), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil ("Price Effects in the Short and in the Long Run")

 

Conference and seminar organization

“Young Economists’ Workshop on Social Economics”, Forlì, 2009-2018 (member of the scientific committee)

Seminars of the Economics Department, University of Bologna, 2009-2011 (co-organizer)

Conference on “Economics of Culture, Institutions and Crime”, Milan, 20-22 January 2010 (co-organized with Alberto Bisin, Giovanni Prarolo and Thierry Verdier; supported by SUS.DIV, University of Padua, FEEM)

Seminars of the Economics Department, University of Padova, 2007-2008 (co-organizer)

ASSET (Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern European Economic Theorists), Padova, 1-3 November 2007 (member of the scientific committee)

Internal Seminars, Economics Department, University of Padova, 2006-2008 (organizer)

 

Research grants

Research Project “The legacy of institutions for long-term development”, PRIN, 2015 (coordinated by M. Cervellati)

Research Project “Geography, demographic shocks and political institutions: a cell level disaggregated analysis of long-term development of pre-industrial Europe”, EIEF, 2015 (coordinated by G. Prarolo)

Research Project “A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation of the Determinants of Civil Violence and Crime”, PRIN, 2012 (coordinated by M. Cervellati)

Research Project “Mafia and voting behaviour: theoretical and empirical insights from Sicilian elections”, EIEF, 2013 (coordinated by P. Buonanno)

Research Project “Mortality, conflict and development: a theoretical and empirical investigation of the interactions between demographic and economic development”, EIEF, 2008 (coordinated by M. Cervellati)

Research Project “A behavioral approach to social norms and intertemporal choices”, FIRB, 2008 (coordinated by M. Casari)

Research Project “Social capital, corporate social responsibility and performance”, PRIN, 2008 (coordinated by Leonardo Becchetti)

Research Project "Economic analysis of crime and social interactions", University of Padua, 2007 (principal investigator, grant CPDA071899, €45000)

 

Ph.D. advising

Giovanni Righetto, University of Bologna, Ph.D. in Economics

Jan Essink, University of Bologna, European Doctorate in Law and Economics (current advisor)

Giorgio Monti, University of Bologna, Ph.D. in Economics (current advisor)

Anastasia Arabadzhyan, University of Bologna, Ph.D. in Economics (current advisor)

Paolo Zanghieri, University of Bologna, Ph.D. in Economics, defense 14 May 2018

Maria Pia Sacco, University of Bologna, European Doctorate in Law and Economics (current advisor)

Faiz Ur-Rehman, University of Bologna, European Doctorate in Law and Economics, defense 14 December 2015

Ilaria De Angelis, University of Bologna, Ph.D. in Economics, defense 15 June 2015

 

Ph.D. dissertation committees

Catalina Gómez Toro, Argentine Catholic University, Ph.D. in Economics, defense 2019 (external reviewer of the dissertation)

Marina Bellani, Catholic University of Milan, Ph.D. in Economics and Finance, defense 13 February 2019

Thiago de Araújo Fauvrelle, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, European Doctoral Program in Law and Economics, tesi discussa il 10 Gennaio 2019

Ikram Ullah, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Ph.D. in Economics, defense 2018 (external reviewer of the dissertation)

Emiliano Tealde, University of Siena, Ph.D. in Economics, defense 21 December 2016

Sergio Mittlaender, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, European Doctoral Program in Law and Economics, defense 14 December 2015

Elena Reznichenko, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, European Doctoral Program in Law and Economics, defense 4 June 2015

Spyridon Boikos, Chiara Conti, Martina Sartori, Ali Sarzaaem, University of Milan, Ph.D. in Economics, defense 4 February 2013

Michel Alexandre da Silva, University of Siena, Ph.D. in Economics, defense 7 April 2010

Mauro Sodini, University of Pisa, Ph.D. in Mathematics for economic decisions, defense 2005 (external reviewer of the dissertation)

 

Refereeing for academic journals

Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Regional Studies and Urban Economics, Papers in Regional Science, Journal of Regional Science, Regional Studies, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Berkeley Electronic Journal of Theoretical Economics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Manchester School, Investigaciones Económicas, Southern Economic Journal, Political Behavior, International Review of Law and Economics, International Review of Economics, Revue d’Economie Politique/Political Economy, Journal of the Franklin Institute, Review of Economics and Institutions, Sociological Theory, Food Policy, QA

 

Affiliations

European Economic Association (2007-2015), Italian Economic Association (2012, 2016), Econometric Society (2007-2009, 2017-2019), American Economic Association (2008, 2009, 2017), Canadian Economics Association (2007), European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (2007, 2008), American Association of Wine Economists (2009)

 

Languages and computer skills

Italian (mother tongue) , English (excellent), Spanish (excellent), German (very good); Matlab, Stata, Mathematica, Latex, Office, Basic

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