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 Programme 


Preliminary programme

 
Day 1, Thursday May 11, 2017
 
12:30-13:00
Registration
13:00-13:15
Opening of the conference
Soros auditorium
 
Anders Paalzow, Rector of SSE Riga and director of BICEPS
 
13:15-14:15
Keynote address
Soros auditorium
 
Paul Radu, OCCRP
TBA
Chair: Inga Spriņģe (Re:Baltica)
 
14:15-14:35
Coffee
SSE Riga lobby
14:35-16:20
Parallel session 1*
Room: 303
Room: 311
 
Parallel session 1.1
Room 303
 
Lucia Rizzica, Bank of Italy
Persuadable perceptions. The effect of media content on beliefs about corruption
Tommaso Giommoni, Bocconi University
Exposition to Corruption and Political Participation: Evidence from Italian Municipalities
Pilar Sorribas‐Navarro, University of Barcelona & IEB
Government fragmentation and Political corruption
 
 
Parallel session 1.2
Room 311
 
Koen Schoors, Ghent University
Measuring revealed corruption with administrative data: Evidence from Russia
Gaygysyz Ashyrov, University of Tartu
Individual Attitudes Toward Political and Economic Systems and Impacts on Perceived Corruption: Econometric Analysis from A Cross-Country Household Survey
Fabio Padovano, University of Rennes 1
Perception vs. Experience: Explaining Differences in Corruption Measures Using Microdata
 
16:20-16:45
Coffee
SSE Riga lobby
16:45-18:30
Parallel session 2*
Room: 303
Room: 311
 
Parallel session 2.1
Room 303
 
Katerina Gradeva, European Central Bank
VAT Fraud in Intra-EU Trade
Irakli Barbakadze, PMC RC & BICEPS
The Effect of Participation in Shadow Economy on Firms’ Growth: Case of Latvian Firms
Andrea Minea, SciencesPo
How thick is the envelope? Worker-level estimates of undeclared earnings in Latvia and Estonia before, during and after the crisis
 
 
Parallel session 2.2
Room 311
 
Tommaso Orlando, Bank of Italy
Corruption and skills selection and allocation in the Public Sector
Sumeyra Atmaca, Ghent University
Public Procurement and Corrupt Reserve Prices
Giancarlo Spagnolo, SITE
Leniency, Asymmetric Punishment and Corruption Evidence from China
 
 
 
 
Day 2, Friday May 12, 2017
 
09:30-10:00
Registration
10:00-11:45
Parallel session 3*
Room: 303
Room: 311
 
Parallel session 3.1
Room 303
 
Anna Zasova, BICEPS
Tying benefits to earnings when tax evasion is high
Alari Paulus, University of Essex & Praxis
Measuring the fiscal and equity impact of tax evasion: evidence from Denmark and Estonia
Mihails Hazans, University of Latvia & IZA
Microenterprise tax regime in Latvia: a fiscal black hole or a job creation tool?
 
 
Parallel session 3.2
Room 311
 
Gilbert Mbara, University of Warsaw
Striking a balance: optimal tax policy with labor market duality
Marta Troya Martinez, New Economic School
Relational incentive contracts with collusion
Gilles Dufrenot, Aix-Marseille School of Economics
Power-law distribution in the external debt-to-fiscal revenue ratio: empirical evidence and a theoretical model
 
11:45-12:15
Coffee
SSE Riga lobby
12:15-14:00
Plenary session 1*
Soros auditorium
 
Zareh Asatryan, ZEW Mannheim
Responses of Firms to Tax, Administrative and Accounting Rules: Evidence from Armenia
Lucia Rizzica, Bank of Italy
The Real Effects of ’Ndrangheta: Firm-level evidence
Giancarlo Spagnolo, SITE
Whistleblower Rewards, False Reports, and Corporate Fraud
 
14:00-15:30
Buffet lunch
SSE Riga lobby
15:30 – 16:45
Keynote address - Alf Vanags Memorial Lecture
Soros auditorium
 
Erik Berglöf (LSE) with an introduction by Charles Chinedu Okeahalam (AGH Capital) 
TBA
Chair: Torbjörn Becker (SITE)
 
16:45-17:00
Coffee
SSE Riga lobby
17:00 – 18:30
Panel discussion
Soros auditorium
 
Participants:
Erik Berglöf, LSE
Petra Blum, Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Charles Chinedu Okeahalam, AGH Capital
Grace Perez-Navarro, OECD
Paul Radu, OCCRP
Moderator: Yuri Romanenkov (SSE Riga)
 
 
 
 
Day 3, Saturday May 13, 2017
 
09:00-09:30
Registration
09:30-11:15
Plenary session 2*
Soros auditorium
 
Gianmarco Daniele, Barcelona Economic Institute & University of Barcelona
Do politicians react to a big scandal?
Marc Sangnier, Aix-Marseille School of Economics
Political Connections and Insider Trading
Michele Valsecchi, University of Gothenburg
Corrupt Bureaucrats: The Response of Non-Elected Officials to Electoral Accountability
 
11:15-11:35
Coffee
SSE Riga lobby
11:35-12:35
Keynote address
Soros auditorium
 
Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago & Higher School of Economics
"Economic Transition and the Rise of Alternative Institutions"
Chair: Olesya Shmagun (OCCRP)
 
12:35-12:50
Closing of the conference
Soros auditorium
 
Anders Paalzow, SSE Riga & BICEPS

 

* Each presentation is 25 minutes, followed by a 10-minutes discussion


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