ECARES PhD Workshop
9:30-11:00 : Introducing future, 1st year and 2nd year PhD students (8*10 min)
Clément Staner, Sisi Zhang, Louis Gosselin, Marie Romain, Umutcan Salman, Ilaria Natali, Baptiste Souillard and Charles Hoffreumon
11:00-11:30 : Long break to interact with the presenters
11:30-12:30 : PhD students in the middle of their thesis (3*20 min)
Salva Bertomeu, Stefano Falcone and Anousheh Alamir
12:30-14:00 : Lunch
14:00-15:15 : Gérard Roland, UC Berkeley
The Deep Historical Roots of Modern Culture: A Comparative Perspective.
Abstract: This paper presents evidence showing that since antiquity there have been two opposed types of institutional systems: one resembling central planning and present in ancient China, ancient Egypt, the Inca Empire and other territorial states, and another one with strong market institutions, protection of property rights present mostly in city-states not just in the Mediterranean but throughout the world. Evidence is presented that these institutional differences dating back to the antiquity, and shaped by special geographical conditions, can be seen to be at the root of the two cultural systems in today’s world: individualism and collectivism. These cultural differences have effects on economic performance and institutions in today’s world.
15:15-15:45 : coffee break
15:45-17:00 : Job market candidates (4*20 min)
Angela Capolongo and Mikhail Freer
After the market: Roberto Venturini and Lorenzo Trimarchi.
17:00-18:30: Drinks !