BAFFI Centre on Economics, Finance and Regulation
IEP@BU Institute for European Policymaking @ Bocconi University
IGIER Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research

RPN on Geoeconomics 
RPN on  Preventing Conflict: Policies for Peace

The BAFFI CENTER, IEP@BU, and IGIER at Bocconi University, together with CEPR, RPN on Geoeconomics and RPN on Preventing Conflict: Policies for Peace, invite you to submit papers for potential inclusion in the double workshop, which is under the two RPN initiatives.
We especially encourage young researchers (from PhD students to postdocs and assistant professors) to submit papers for consideration in the geoeconomics, geopolitics and preventing conflict components.
The two main topics of interest are:
–    All the geoeconomic and geopolitical challenges the world is facing, with particular interest for papers that may have policy implications for Europe;
–    Economics of conflict and policies for peace that connect well with some of the geoeconomic and geopolitical transitions we are facing.

The conference, to be held at Bocconi in Milan, will start on 29 May and will end on 31 May 2024. The first two days will be mostly dedicated to the contributed papers that we are inviting with this call, and corresponding discussions, ending with a policy round table concerning at least one of the topics in geoeconomics that will have the largest number of presentations.
The last day will be instead devoted to the following presentations by members of the RPN on  Preventing Conflict: Policies for Peace, already invited and confirmed:

1.     Political Trenches: War, Partisanship, and Polarization
by S. Jha with P. Grosjean, M. Vlassopoulos and Y. Zenou
2.     Digging Deeper: Mining Companies and Armed Bands in the DRC
by E. La Ferrara, with D. Zufacchi
3.     Panic Politics in the US West Coast
by J. Laurent-Lucchetti with B. Brey and N. Berman
4.    If You Only Have a Hammer: Optimal Dynamic Prevention Policy
by H. Mueller with C. Rauh, A. Ruggieri and B. Seimon
5.     Pilgrims and Crusaders: Religion as a Persistent Double-Edged Sword
by D. Rohner with T. Colussi, A. Tesei and F. Valencia
6.     The International Transmission of Democratic Values: Evidence from the African Diaspora
by A.Tesei with M. Manacorda and J. Ponticelli
7.     The Gravity of Violence
by M. Thoenig
8.     Religion and Conflict: Evidence from China, 1860–1911
by F. Valencia Caicedo with Y. Huang and C. Ma
9.     Cooperation between National Armies: Evidence from the Sahel borders
by O. Vanden Eynde with M. Richard

Travel and accommodation costs incurred by presenting authors will be covered by the conference organizers.
To submit a paper please complete the SUBMISSION FORM (


Decisions of acceptance will be communicated within 4 weeks.

For any further info please contact [email protected]