NASP-CCA Days - 20-22 June 2022


20th - 22nd June 2022
Collegio Carlo Alberto
Piazza Arbarello 8, Torino

This three-day in-person workshop will expose NASP students to a range of frontier methodological approaches, including experimental and quasi-experimental approaches, qualitative and mixed-methods, and survey data research.

Drawing on their own research, invited scholars will focus on how to go from research questions and hypotheses to selecting, and discarding, methodologies. These methodological choices will be explained in reference to a wide range of topics central to social and political sciences, such as social norms, conflict, intergroup relations, family issues, and education. 

NASP students are invited to present their own doctoral work and receive comments from attending scholars and students. Student presentations will last approximately 20 minutes, will be followed by a 10-minute interaction with an assigned discussant, and 15 minutes of open questions. Discussants will be selected from the attending doctoral students. 

The NASP-CCA workshop is jointly organized by the Collegio Carlo Alberto and the Ph.D. programs in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies (ESLS) and Political Studies (POLS) at the University of Milan. 




11:00-11:15  Introduction
                     Diego Gambetta (Collegio Carlo Alberto)

11:15-12:30  Keynote speech
                     Why and How to Study Social Norms
Cristina Bicchieri (University of Pennsylvania)

12:30-14:00  LUNCH BREAK

14:00-15:30  Institutions and Social Norms of Tax Payments: An Experimental Analysis of the Italian Case
                     Gian Luca Pasin (ESLS 35)
                     Discussant: Giulietta Zanga (ESLS 37)

                     The Paradox of Public Hiring: An Overview
                     Marta Ingaggiati (ESLS 37)
                     Discussant: Fabio Torreggiani (ESLS 36)

15:30-16:00  COFFEE BREAK

16:00-17:00  Cultures of Honour in the Laboratory
                      Aron Szekely (Collegio Carlo Alberto)




10:00-11:30  Social Mechanisms of Misinformation Perception. A Survey Experiment on
                     the Role of Social Norms and Anti Elitism
                     Fabio Torregiani (ESLS 36)
                     Discussant: Francesco Renzini (ESLS 36)

                     How Internet Memes Can Polarize the News Interpretation of Young Adults:
                     A Theoretical Hypothesis
                     Pietro Saccomanno (ESLS 37)
                     Discussant: Marta Ingaggiati (ESLS 37)

11:30-11:45  COFFEE BREAK

11:45-12.30  Automation, Globalization and the Perception of Occupational Risks: New Evidence from
                     Six Advanced Economies
                     Gregorio Buzzelli (POLS 36)
                     Discussant: Pietro Saccomanno (ESLS 37)

12:30-14:00  LUNCH BREAK 

14:00-15:00  Linked Lives: Research Approaches Through the Lenses of Family Research
                     Tiziana Nazio (University of Turin)

15:00-16:00  Quasi-experimental Methods and Non-participatory Observation in Policy Evaluation
                     Camilla Borgna (Collegio Carlo Alberto)

16:00-16:30  COFFEE BREAK

16:30-17:30  How can we Study Links between Cooperation and Conflict? The Case of Irrigation
                     and Riots in India
                     Krzysztof Krakowski (Collegio Carlo Alberto)



10:00-11:00  Perils and Pitfalls of a Survey Experiment on Gender Discrimination
                     Renzo Carriero (University of Turin)

11:00-12:00  Perspective-Taking in a Natural Setting
                     Effrosyni Charitopoulou (Collegio Carlo Alberto)

12:00-12.30  Student discussion

12:30-14:00  LUNCH BREAK

14:00-15:30  Achieving Coordination via Punishment in a Behavioral Network Formation Game
                     Francesco Renzini (ESLS 36)
                     Discussant: Gregorio Buzzelli (POLS 36)

                     Investigating Teachers' Bias in Grading Through Social Network Analysis
                     Giulietta Zanga (ESLS 37)
                     Discussant: Pietro Saccomanno (ESLS 37)

15:30-16:00  COFFEE BREAK

16:00-17:15  Keynote speech
                     Studying the Effects of a Generous Welfare Program for Disadvantaged Families
                     Chiara Daniela Pronzato (University of Turin)

17:15-17:30  Closing speech
                     Gabriele Ballarino (University of Milan)



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