On-line Registration

Registration is open until December 18th, 2008 a reduced rate and until January 30 th, 2009 at full rate.

Secondt Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics

Universitā Politecnica delle Marche, Facoltā di Economia "Giorgio Fuā", Ancona, (Italy) Piazzale Martelli, 8, Ancona January 30-31, 2009

CIdE (Centro Interuniversitario di Econometria) organises the third Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics with the kind cooperation by the universities affiliated to the Centre

Scientific Committee

Local Organizer

Call for Papers

Economists, statisticians and econometricians are invited to submit theoretical and applied papers in all areas of econometrics and empirical economics for presentation at the Third Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics. There is no limitation on the number of submissions from each author.

Submission of papers is managed through EasyChair, a comprehensive conference paper management system. In order to submit you paper, you need to create your own account first, then login and follow the prompts to submit your paper for reviewing. Should there be any issues with submission, please email iceee2009@econ.unito.it.

The deadline for submission of contributed papers is October 15, 2008. Authors of submissions to contributed sessions will be notified regarding acceptance or rejection by December, 5th 2008.

Invited Speakers

Carlo Giannini Prize

The best conference paper written by a young scientist in Econometrics and Empirical Economics is awarded the Carlo Giannini Prize. For a paper to be eligible for the prize, all its authors must be

The scientific committee has short listed the following papers, among those eligible for the prize:

  1. Federico Martellosio
    Testing for Spatial Autocorrelation: the Regressors that Make the Power Disappear
  2. Giovanni Mastrobuoni and Alessandro Barbarino
    The Incapacitation Effect of Incarceration: Evidence from Several Italian Collective Pardons
  3. Anna Simoni
    Regularized Posteriors for Asset Pricing Functionals in Rational Expectation Models
  4. Riccardo Colacito and Mariano Croce
    Risks for the Long Run and the Real Exchange Rate
  5. Alessandro Bucciol
    Estimating Preference Parameters from Liquid and Quasi-Liquid Wealth Holdings

The 2009 winner of the Carlo Giannini Prize is:

Giovanni Mastrobuoni and Alessandro Barbarino
The Incapacitation Effect of Incarceration: Evidence from Several Italian Collective Pardons

The motivation for the prize is: “this paper has all the desirable qualities of an outstanding piece of empirical work. It addresses a well-defined and policy relevant issue, presents a sketchy but insightful theoretical model, and carries out methodologically sound econometric work on a carefully collected data set. Also the results are interesting and the policy implications well spelled out. In particular, the Program Committee praises the authors for their attention to the relevance of the identification problem in econometrics and their innovative solution”.

The winning paper will be awarded 2500 Euros generously given by the journal Giornale degli Economisti.

Special Issue of Giornale degli Economisti

Giornale degli Economisti publishes high-quality papers on the Italian and European economies and solicits submissions by ICEEE authors of empirical papers on these topics.

The chair of the scientific committee, Alessandro Sembenelli, has agreed to act as guest editor of a special issue of Giornale degli Economisti, collecting ICEEE empirical economics papers that deal with the Italian/European economies.

Queries and expressions of interest should be sent to the chair. The deadline for formal paper submissions is 28th February, 2009.

Programme Overview (Final)

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Friday, January 30th

8:00-8:45 - Registration

8:45-9:15 Aula Magna: Opening

9:15-11:00: Parallel Session I

11:00-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-13:15: Parallel Session II

13:15-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:45: Aula Magna: Plenary Session I (Invited Lectures)

15:45-16:15: Coffee break

16:15-18:00: Parallel Session III

20:00: Social dinner

Saturday, January 31st

9:00-10:45: Parallel Session IV

10:45-11:15: Coffee break

11:15-13:00: Parallel Session V

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-14:45: Aula Magna: Plenary Session II (Carlo Giannini Prize)

14:45-16:30: Parallel Session VI

16:30: Adjourn


Applications to the conference must be submitted using the On-line Application Form. Please read below first.

A deadline for early registration at a reduced rate is December 18th, 2008. The general reduced fee is EURO 100,00. From December 19th , 2008 until January 30 th, 2009, the full registration fee is EURO 120,00. Doctoral/PhD students are offered a reduced fee of Euro 60,00 for registering in the conference.   Fees can be paid by:

  1. Bank transfer until January 23 th, 2009 on the account number: IBAN: IT 36 V 05387 67721 000001207961 (BIC:BPMOIT22XXX to be added for abroad payments), in name of:
    "Centro Interuniversitario di Econometria Via Frangipane, 6 47032 Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena) Italy."

    The following description should be specified by the bank issuing the transfer:

  2. "Third Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics. Registration fees for (first name and surname of the involved person). "

    The above description is essential for the payment identification.

  3. Credit Card to be paid out the opening day at the congress secretary desk. (January 30th, 2009).
  4. Cash to be paid out the opening day at the congress secretary desk. (January 30th , 2009).

Independently of the payment mode chosen, the On-line Application Form should be submitted within  January 23th, 2009.

Registration fees cover admission to all scientific session, lunches and coffees during the meeting and congress package. Registration fees do not cover the costs for accommodation. A congress dinner is organized for the evening of January 30th, 2009. A contribution of EURO 30,00 is requested to participate and the amount should be added to the registration payment. A contribution of EURO 30.00 is also requested for each accompanying person.


The contributed and invited sessions will be held at the Faculty of Economics, Piazzale Martelli, 8 - Ancona



location: Via Rupi di Via XXIX Settembre, 14
single room: € 90,00
double, single use: € 110,00
double: € 130,00
phone +39-071-201171 -
fax +39-071-206823
distance: about 15 minutes on foot


location: Via Thaon De Revel, 1
single room: € 115,00
double, single use: € 140,00
double: € 185,00
phone +39-071-31307
fax +39-071-32856
distance: about 20 minutes on foot


location: Lungomare Vanvitelli
single room: € 100,00
double, single use: € 130,00
double: € 150,00
Phone +39-071-201813
Fax +39-071-2074832
distance: Town centre; about 10 minutes on foot


location: Via Leopardi, 1
single room: € 59,00
double, single use: € 75,00
double: € 95,00
Phone +39-071-202007
Fax +39-071-2074736
distance: Town centre; about 5 minutes on foot


location: Via Matteotti, 112
single room: € 57,00
double, single use: € 72,00
double: € 92,00
Phone +39-071-2070949
Fax +39-071-2070949
distance: Town centre; about 3 minutes on foot


location: P.za Rosselli, 15
single room: € 52,00
double, single use: € 62,00
double: € 75,00
Phone +39-071-42663
Fax +39-071-42662
distance: Main train station; about 10 minutes by bus


location: P.za Rosselli, 3
single room: € 58,00
double, single use: € 68,00
double: € 90,00
Phone +39-071-41388
Fax +39-071-41388
distance: Main train station; about 10 minutes by bus


For information please contact:

The Organizing Secretariat:
Alessandra Picariello
tel. 051/2092628

The Chairman of the Programme Committee:
Prof. Alessandro Sembenelli

The Local Organizer:
Prof. Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti

Administrative Secretariat:
Dott. Fabrizio Zanotti