Given the uncertainty on the ongoing pandemic and the difficulty of traveling, we plan to have online-only seminars at least until January 2021.In any case, we will always provide links for online attendance, also when we will be able to arrange in-person seminars
  • October 14, 2pm – Pablo Brañas Garza, Loyola Andalucia University

  • November 11, 2pm – Francesco Rentocchini, Università di Milano

  • November 25, 2pm – Friederike Mengel, University of Essex

  • December 9, 2pm – Rodrigo Basco, AUS

  • January 13, 2pm – Camille Landais, London School of Economics

  • January 27, 2pm – Simone Righi, Università Cà Foscari

  • February 10, 2pm – Sergei Guriev, Science Po, Paris

  • February 24, 2pm – Arne Uhlendorff, CNRS, Paris

  • March 10, 2pm – Fabiano Schivardi, LUISS Guido Carli, Roma

  • March 24, 2pm – Margherita Comola, Paris School of Economics

  • April 7, 2pm – Michele Ruta, World Bank

  • April 21, 2pm – Michael Koch, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • May 5, 2pm – Maurizio Zanardi, Lancaster University

  • May 19, 2pm – Emilio Calvano, Università di Bologna

  • June 9, 2pm – Corallo Ballester, Universidad de Alicante


  • September 25, 2 pm - Giacomo Calzolari, European University Institute

  • November 6, 2 pm - Matteo Bugamelli, Banca d'Italia

  • November 20, 2 pm - Michal Krawczyk, Warsaw

  • December 6, 2 pm - Giovanni Ponti, Alicante & LUISS

  • January 15, 2 pm - Alex Teytelboym, Oxford

  • January 29, 2 pm - Lola Collado, Alicante

  • February 5, 2 pm - Ennio Bilancini, IMT Lucca

  • February 12, 2 pm - Michael Lechner, St. Gallen

  • April 22, 2 pm [Google Meet] - Mattia Nardotto, KU Leuven

  • May 6, 2 pm [Google Meet] - Miklos Koren, CEU Budapest

  • May 20, 2 pm [Google Meet] - Antonio Nicolò, University of Padua


  • September 26, 2pm - Andreas Moxnes, University of Oslo

  • October 10, 2pm - Leonardo Boncinelli, Università degli Studi di Firenze

  • October 24, 2pm - Lorenzo Casaburi, University of Zurich

  • November 7, 2pm - Ignacio Monzón, Collegio Carlo Alberto

  • November 28, 2pm - Rosario Crinò, Università Cattolica di Milano

  • December 19, 2pm - Alexandra Roulet, INSEAD

  • January 9, 2pm Piero - Gottardi, University of Essex

  • January 23, 2pm - Marco Grazzi, Università Cattolica di Milano

  • January 16, 2pm - Beata Javorcik, University of Oxford

  • February 13, 2pm - Kalina Manova, University College London

  • March 13, 2pm - Michele Garagnani, University of Zurich

  • March 13, 3pm - Miguel Borrella Mas, University of Navarra

  • March 20, 2pm - Fabrizio Panebianco, Università Cattolica di Milano

  • April 3, 2pm - Johannes Boehm, Science Po Paris

  • April 17, 2pm - Glenn Magerman, Université Libre de Bruxelles

  • April 29, 11am - Pol Antràs, Harvard

  • May 8, 2pm - Patrick Legros, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Northeastern University

  • May 22, 2pm - Miklos Koren, Central European University

  • June 5, 2pm - Luigi Pascali, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • June 18, 5pm - Samuel Bowles, Santa Fe Institute

  • June 19, 2pm - Guillermo Noguera, Yale

Conferences & Workshops

8 luglio 2020, 10:20 am

Google Meet:

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy) and the Leuven Economics of Education Research Center of KU Leuven (Belgium) in collaboration with ARTES 4.0 jointly organize a webinar series on data science techniques for impact and policy evaluation.

In recent years, the ability of machines to solve increasingly more complex tasks has grown exponentially. The availability of learning algorithms that deal with tasks such as facial and voice recognition, automatic driving, and fraud detection (among the others) makes the various applications of artificial intelligence and data science a hot topic not just in the specialised literature but also in the media outlets. However, the bulk of data science studies resolves in application of new technologies to predictive tasks. The goal of this webinar series is to explore how data science techniques can be used and adapted to assess the impact of natural events, public policies, private interventions and so on. Ultimately the question that our speakers will (try to) address is: can the application of new data science tools in a causal perspective boost our understanding of the world and improve the way policy-makers and stakeholders design their interventions?


Fabrizia Mealli, University of Florence and Florence Center for Data Science

Chris Van Klaveren, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Massimo Riccaboni, IMT School

Rachel C. Nethery, Harvard University

Falco J. Bargagli Stoffi, IMT School and KU Leuven

For more information on the webinar topics, the detailed program and to proceed with the registration to the event, visit this link.

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca is honored to host 7th annual Workshop on Networks in Economics and Finance (NETEF 2018) to be held on Friday Sepetember 14th and Saturday September 15th in Lucca Italy. This workshop is organized jointly with CIRANO and the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and builds on the successful CIRANO Workshops on Networks in Trade and Finance that have taken place in Montreal and Fayetteville, Arkansas over the last six years.

The workshop gathers researches to share and discuss advances in theoretical and empirical analysis of social and economic networks. We welcome researchers working on various topics within economics and finance, including: trade, economic development, game theory, financial contagion, systemic risk, production networks, and network formation.

The keynote speakers of the workshop will be:

Yann Bramoullé (Aix-Marseille School of Economics & CNRS)

Sanjeev Goyal (University of Cambridge)

Vasco M. Carvalho (University of Cambridge)

Stefano Battiston (University of Zurich)


Brown Bag Seminars

Brown Bag occasional seminars are jointly organized together with other research units at IMT on multidisciplinary cross-cutting topics. Invited speakers or resident researchers may present ongoing works or research ideas that touches upon the diverse research interests of the IMT community.

June 6th, 2018. Italian Renaissance, pop culture and the video game industry: the case of Assassin's Creed. Invited speaker: Marcello Simonetta, Medici Archive Project.

March 13th, 2018. The Chinese Belt & Road Initiative: Security and Cybersecurity on the New Silk Road. Invited speaker: Alessandro Arduino, Shanghai Academy of Social Science & King's College London.

March 8th, 2018. Framing Effects and the Elicitation of Preferences in Social Dilemmas: the Role of (Mis)Perceptions. Invited speaker: Simone Quercia, University of Bonn.

January 30th, 2018. Blockchain and its economic implications. Resident speaker: Andrea Canidio, IMT Lucca.

July 17th, 2017. Global ownership and corporate control networks. Resident speaker: Armando Rungi, IMT Lucca.