Domestic Politics and Global Economics

From Policy Convergence to The Rise of Populism

da Giovedì, 8 Novembre 2018 a Venerdì, 9 Novembre 2018
Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi (5° floor), Piazza Strozzi, Florence

Local Organizers

  • Manuela Caiani, SNS
  • Manuela Moschella, SNS

External co-organizers

  • Andrea Fracasso, School of International Studies, UniTrento
  • Nicolo Conti, Unitelma Sapienza




14:30 Welcome and Introduction

15:00 Donato Masciandaro (Bocconi University)
Populism, Financial inequality and central bank independence: a Political economics approach
Discussant: Niccolò Conti (Unitelma Sapienza)

15:45 Dorothee Bohle (European University Institute)
To pay or not to pay? Debt revolts and compliance on Europe’s periphery
Discussant: Bruno Marino (Scuola Normale Superiore)

16.30 Coffee break

17:00 Manuela Caiani (Scuola Normale Superiore) and PAOLO GRAZIANO (University of Padova)
Understanding Populism? Varieties of populism in Europe and economic and political crises
Discussant: Dorothee Bohle (European University Institute)

17:45 Carlo Ruzza (University of Trento)
The Impact of Populism on the EU (European Parliament, European Commission and EU-Level Civil Society)
Discussant: Nicolò Conti (Unitelma Sapienza)


9:15 Benedicta Marzinotto (University of Udine)
A revisited Varieties of Capitalism approach to euro area imbalances
Discussant: Luigi Burroni (University of Florence)

10:00 Mark Thatcher (London School of Economics)
Foreign investment and national industrial policies
Discussant: Manuela Moschella (Scuola Normale Superiore)

10:45 Coffee break

11:15 Manuela Moschella (Scuola Normale Superiore) and NICOLA MARTOCCHIA (Scuola Normale Superiore)
One Size Does Not it All. National Disagreement with the ECB Single Monetary Policy
Discussant: Donato Masciandaro (Bocconi University)

12:00 Lunch break

13:30 Mauro Caselli, Andrea Fracasso and Silvio Traverso (University of Trento)
Globalization and Electoral Outcomes: Evidence from Italy
Discussant: Guido De Blasio (Banca d’Italia)

14:15 Italo Colantone (Bocconi University)
We Were The Robots: Automation in Manufacturing and Voting Behavior in Western Europe
Discussant: Andrea Fracasso (University of Trento)

15:00 Giuseppe Albanese, Guglielmo Barone, and Guido De Blasio (Banca d’Italia)
Will the money stop the political drift? Evidence on the impact of cohesion expenditures on populism
Discussant: Italo Colantone (Bocconi University)

15:45 Nicolò Conti (Unitelma Sapienza), Vincenzo Memoli (University of Catania) and Bruno Marino (Scuola Normale Superiore)
A research agenda proposal: Euroscepticism and the Trend towards Defence of National Sovereignty
Discussant: Manuela Caiani (Scuola Normale Superiore)

16:00 Concluding Remarks