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06 February 2023

Bocconi University

Job insecurity, savings and consumption: an Italian experiment

Seminar offered by Dondena Research Center (Spring 2023 seminar series) ------ 6 February 2023 12:45 - 14:00 (UTC+1) ------ CIVICA ERS can attend on...

Seminar offered by Dondena Research Center (Spring 2023 seminar series) ------ 6 February 2023 12:45 - 14:00 (UTC+1) ------ CIVICA ERS can attend only ONLINE: ZOOM Meetings link: https://unibocconi-it.zoom.us/j/91390369985 ------ SEMINAR DESCRIPTION Job insecurity has consequences outside of the labour market. Using the 2012 Fornero reform as a natural experiment, a difference-in-differences framework based on a firm-size discontinuity and individual data coming from the Italian Survey on Household Income and Wealth, our results suggest that greater job insecurity reduces consumption and increases savings. We also show that the changes in consumption and savings are a function of the family structure and of the rank in the household income distribution. Last, greater job insecurity reduces all types of consumption except food expenditures and the extra-savings are either invested in safe assets or kept on savings account. ------ BIO Anthony Lepinteur is a tenured Research Scientist at the Department of Cognitive and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Luxembourg. He is also a Research Affiliate at the Observatory of Well-being (CEPREMAP). Most of his research and publications revolves around the measurement of economic insecurity, its causes and its consequences on individual behaviours, both theoretically and empirically. The interplay between economic insecurity and public policy is also a key element of his research agenda. Anthony Lepinteur also published articles, mostly empirical, about different topics such as gender inequality, child development, income inequality and health. Moreover, he recently published a series of articles on the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anthony Lepinteur joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2022. He has received the 2020 Young Economist Award of the Austrian Economic Association and the 2021 IARIW Ruggles Memorial Prize.
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  • Anthony Lepinteur ()
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
06/02/23 - 06/02/23
Reg. deadline: 05/02/23
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

05 April 2023

Central European University

Learning by Design (YELC 6105)

Course description: https://elkana.ceu.edu/learning-design-yelc6105 “Learning by Design” is a semester-long, intermediate-level course focused on h...

Course description: https://elkana.ceu.edu/learning-design-yelc6105 “Learning by Design” is a semester-long, intermediate-level course focused on how students learn and how instructors can facilitate student learning. Building on Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education (which is a prerequisite), it shifts the focus even more firmly from the teacher to the student. In their roles as designer, facilitator (and assessor) of learning, course participants explore how they can guide students in their learning and how to make that learning longer lasting and more significant. During our sessions we will unpack assumptions that surround student learning, delve into theories of how students learn, and explore corresponding principles and approaches to teaching that seek to align learning, teaching, and assessment. We will discuss how to better understand your students, recognize several implications of student diversity for student learning, and explore how to support different types of learners and different types of learning. We will explore, at some length, how to assess student learning, including assessment design, grading, and feedback. Throughout all of this, we will constantly reflect on our own growth as scholars in the process of becoming facilitators of learning. This online course takes place on 11 Wednesdays, from 1:30-3:10 pm (Vienna time).
Teachers:
  • Tamara Kamatovic (Central European University)
  • Matyas Szabo (Central European University)
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Online
05/04/23 - 14/06/23
Reg. deadline: 26/03/23
Credits: 4
N° of Sessions: 11

16 May 2023

European University Institute

Antitrust Theory

Antitrust law is an undertheorized field. The absence of a theory of what antitrust laws are about, and how, why, and when they do what they do is pro...

Antitrust law is an undertheorized field. The absence of a theory of what antitrust laws are about, and how, why, and when they do what they do is problematic. Broad claims for and against antitrust law reform are aired every time a legitimacy crisis hits the field. There is no testable way to validate or invalidate the claims made about antitrust law reform. This intensive course seeks to lay the ground for the development of a more explicit theory of antitrust law. It studies antitrust laws’ principles of action (firm size, economic concentration, market power, etc.), function (rivalry, uncertainty), limits (error costs and division of labor), methods (facts and principles), metaphysics (a priori knowledge), epistemology (economics schools of thoughts), ontology (firm, market, coordinated and unilateral conduct, etc.), mobilization (private and public), legitimacy (expert and popular), norms (welfare, choice, justice), and remediation (prevention and restoration). The course’s ambition is mostly descriptive. The point is to describe the anatomy, biology and behavior of our antitrust laws. The course assumes that it is intellectually useful to break down antitrust laws in ways that describe their structure and parts, mechanics and chemistry, and actual operation. In so doing, this intensive course seeks to show many versions of antitrust laws are possible, in ways far more diversified than the binary policy reform options often vindicated in the public conversation. The focus is on US and EU antitrust laws.
Teachers:
  • Nicolas Petit (European University Institute)
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
16/05/23 - 18/05/23
Reg. deadline: 09/05/23
Credits: 3
N° of Sessions: 3