• Economic Analysis Seminar April 27 Irene Rodenas (UCM) April 28, Antonio Nicolò (Padova)

  • Start: Tuesday, 27 April 13:00
    End: Wednesday, 28 April 14:30
  • UCM Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Campus de Somosaguas, Pozuelo de Alarcón, España

    Dept. Economic Analysis

    Research Seminars

    Dear all,
    Next week, we'll have a double header on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, with a Thesis Seminar and a regular talk.

    The following  virtual seminars will take place next week.



    Department of Economic Analysis & ICAE Research Seminars:


    TUESDAY,  April 27th, 2021

    Irene Ródenas (PhD UCM- Thesis Seminar)

    Title: Análisis de políticas de empleo en un entorno de modelos de búsqueda y crecimiento endógeno





    WEDNESDAY, April 28 th, 2021, 13:00 h

    Antonio Nicolò (Universitá degli Studi de Padova)


    Title: A Commitment Theory of Populism (joint with Massimo Morelli, Bocconi; Paolo Roberti, Bolzano)

    Abstract: We propose a theory of populism as simplistic or unconditional commitment. Economic crises as well as social and cultural threats may be responsible for increased demand of simple credible policies, and reduced trust in the ability and reliability of representative politicians without policy commitments. We show under what conditions politicians choose to supply simplistic commitments in equilibrium and how this choice interacts with competence, antielite rhetoric and complementary fake news strategies. Whenever an equilibrium exists with one party choosing populist commitments and the other choosing delegation to experts, the former is always the one displaying lower moral universalism. Nationalism, closed border policies and protectionism are examples of commitment demands that reflect reduced moral universalism. When the desire for simple commitments increases, there can be also low political information when uncommitted politicians win.




    You can join both  seminars through Google Hangout Meets at the following link:

    @ucm accounts are granted immediate access to the webinar. External accounts require explicit approval by the moderators.

    You can find the recording of the talk  as well as previous sessions, papers, and the schedule of upcoming seminars at the seminar’s webpage

    Hope to see you all there.
    Jimenez-Martin, Juan-Ángel 
    Rodríguez Álvarez, Carmelo 
    Rodríguez Hernández, Juan Gabriel
    Sartarelli, Marcello