Neat seminars

Neat seminars
 North-Eastern Applied Theory

What is NEAT?

The NEAT (North-Eastern Applied Theory) Seminars invite scholars working in economic theory, or with an interest in theory-driven applications and experiments.

They are organised by faculty members based in Padua and Venice. The meetings rotate between Padua, Venice, and online

Any scholar (including post-docs and doctoral students) is welcome to attend. If you wish to contact us or show your interest you can reach us at 

NEAT seminars
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Università degli studi di Padova


Upcoming NEAT seminars

Location: University of Padua, Dept. of Economics.

Date and time: Friday October 22th12.15pm (Central European time)

External SpeakerAntonio Miralles (University of Messina)

Paper presented: "Access to Better Schools in Stratified School Districts" 

Internal Speaker (at 11.15am): Edoardo Grillo (University of Padua)

Paper presented:"The Perils of a Friendly Oversight"

Zoom link (for both talks)

Location: Online only 
Date and time: Friday November 5h, 5.30pm (Central European time)
Speaker: Alvaro Sandroni (Kellogg school of management, Northwestern University)
Paper presented: "The Evolution of Incompetence"
Zoom link

Location: Ca' Foscari, University of Venice, Dept. of Economics.

Date and time: Friday November 26th, 12.15pm (Central European time)

External SpeakerIna Taneva (University of Edinburgh)

Paper presented: "Organized Information Transmission"

Internal Speaker (at 11.15 am): Andrès Salamanca (Ca’ Foscari)

Paper presented: “Biased mediators in conflict resolution”

Zoom link (for both talks)

Location: University of Padua, Dept. of Economics.

Date and time: Friday December 17th12.15pm (Central European time)

External SpeakerLeonardo Boncinelli (University of Florence)

Paper presented: "Strategy Assortativity and the Evolution of Parochialism" 

Internal Speaker (at 11.15 am): Alessia Russo (University of Padua)

Paper presented: “TBA” 

Zoom link (for both talks)

Past seminars

Location: Ca' Foscari, University of Venice, Dept. of Economics.
Date and time: Friday October 8th, 2021 12.15 and 2.45pm (Central European time)
1st Speaker: Helios Herrera (Warwick University)
Paper presented: "Echo Chamber Elections"

2nd Speaker: Valerio Dotti (Ca’ Foscari)

Paper presented: "Consistent Flexibility: Enforcement of Fiscal Rules Through Political Incentives"

Date and time: Friday September 24th 2021, 5.30pm (Central European time)

Speaker: Roberto Serrano (Brown University)
Paper presented: "A Rationalization of the Weak Axiom of Revealed Preference"


Date and time: Friday May 7th 2021, 5.30pm (Central European time)
Speaker: Faruk Gul (Princeton)
Paper presented: "Lindahl equilibrium as a collective choice rule"

Date and time: Friday April 23rd 2021, 5.30pm (Central European time)
Speaker: Alessandro Bonatti (MIT)
Paper presented: "The economics of social data" 

Date and time: Friday April 9th 2021, 5.30pm (Central European time)
Speaker: Yusufcan Masatlioglu (Maryland)
Paper presented: "Progressive random choice" 

Date and time: Friday March 12th 2021, 5.30pm (Central European time)
Speaker: Nageeb Ali (Penn state)
Paper presented: "Voluntary disclosure and personalized pricing"  

Date and time: Friday March 5th 2021, 5.30pm (Central European time)
Speaker: Navin Kartik (Columbia)
Paper presented: "Improving information from manipulable data”

Date and time: Friday February 26th 2021, 5.30pm (Central European time)
Speaker: Guillaume Frechette (NYU)
Paper presented: "Beliefs in repeated games"

Date and time: Friday February 5th 2021, 12.30pm (Central European time)
Speaker: Jonathan Newton (Kyoto University)
Paper presented: "Deep and shallow thinking in the long run" 

Date and time: Friday December 11th 2020, 12.30pm (Central European time)
Speaker: Philippe Jehiel (UCL and PSE)
Paper presented: "Analogy-Based Expectation Equilibrium: Theory, Applications, and Beyond" 

Date and time: Friday November 27th 2020, 12.30pm (Central European time)
Speaker: Piero Gottardi (University of Oslo)
Paper presented: "Mediation design” 

Date and time: Friday November 6th 2020, 12.30pm (Central European time)
Speaker: Bard Harstad (University of Oslo)
Paper presented: "A Theory of Pledge-and-Review Bargaining” 

Date and time: Friday October 23rd 2020, 12.30pm (Central European time)
Speaker: David Levine (European University Institute)
Paper presented: "The Whip and the Bible: Punishment Versus Internalization" (with Rohan Dutta and Salvatore Modica) 

Date and time: Tuesday October 6th 2020, 1pm (Central European time)
Speaker: Alberto Bennardo (University of Salerno)
Paper presented: Acquisition and communication of hard information in a multitask principal-agent relationship"


Workshop "Economic choices under partial representations"

Venice, (new date to be announced)

(Tentative) Program

Invited speakers:

  • Vessela Daskalova (Toulouse School of Economics)
  • Andrew Ellis (London School of Economics)
  • Jeanne Hagenbach (SciencesPo Paris)
  • Paul Heidhues (University Düsseldorf )
  • Willemien Kets (Oxford University)
  • Paola Manzini (University of Sussex) or Marco Mariotti (Queen Mary University London)
  • Stefania Minardi (HEC Paris)
  • Heidi Thysen (London School of Economics)