3rd Swiss Workshop on Local Public Finance and Regional Economics

Institute of Economics

Date: 29 October 2021 / 08:30 - 17:00

Room SI003 (black building), Università della Svizzera italiana, Campus Ovest Lugano

The workshop brings together leading scholars and young researchers working in the fields of local public finance, political economy, regional and urban economics with a special interest in Switzerland. The conference aims to stimulate the exchange of ideas among researchers and to contribute to the understanding of interactions between public policies and the geography of economic activity.

The workshop will be held in person.
Registration is compulsory (please contact tidiane.ly@usi.ch). 
The Covid-19 Certificate (or the EU equivalent) will be required.

Location: Room SI003 (black building), Università della Svizzera italiana, Campus Ovest Lugano


Thursday, October 28

18.00 Dinner @ Ristorante Moncucchetto (upon registration)
Departure: Università della Svizzera italiana, Via Buffi 13, Lugano.

Friday October 29

08.30 Coffee break

Morning Session 1 – Chair: Raphaël Parchet
09.00 Jérémy Zuchuat (Lausanne)
Commuting, taxes and income sorting: evidence from Swiss cities

09.30 Lorenzo Barisone (Lugano)
Traffic Exposure and Income Sorting

10.00 Gabriel Loumeau (ETH)
Fiscal Autonomy and Self-determination

10.30 Coffee break

Morning Session 2 – Chair: Mario Jametti
11.00 Mirjam Bächli (St. Gallen)
The Effect of Studying with International Peers on Location Choices

11.30 Costanza Naguib (Bern)
Income Taxes and Mobility of the Rich: Evidence from Foreign Households in Switzerland

12.00 Sergio Galletta (Bergamo)
On the Consequences of Fiscal Windfalls

12.30 Lunch break

Afternoon Session 1– Chair: Tidiane Ly
14.00 Roberto Brunetti (Rennes)
Residential Choice, Credit Market Imperfections and Persistent Inequality

14.30 Mathias Hoffmann (Zürich)
Growing Like Germany: Local Public Debt, Local Banks, Low Private Investment

15.00 Maxence Valentin (Penn State)
Heterogeneous Preferences and the Provision of Local Public Goods

15.30 Coffee break

Afternoon Session 2 – Chair: Maximilian von Ehrlich
16.00 Max Löffler (Maastricht) (online)
Welfare Effects of Property Taxation

16.30 Daniel G. Garrett (Wharton) (online)
Effects of International Tax Provisions on Domestic Labor Markets



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