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Preliminary programme

Day 1, Thursday May 11, 2017
Opening of the conference
Soros auditorium
Anders Paalzow, Rector of SSE Riga and director of BICEPS
Keynote address
Soros auditorium
Paul Radu, OCCRP
Chair: Inga Spriņģe (Re:Baltica)
SSE Riga lobby
Parallel session 1*
Room: 303
Room: 311
Parallel session 1.1
Room 303
Lucia Rizzica, Bank of Italy
Persuadable perceptions. The effect of media content on beliefs about corruption
Tommaso Giommoni, Bocconi University
Exposition to Corruption and Political Participation: Evidence from Italian Municipalities
Pilar Sorribas‐Navarro, University of Barcelona & IEB
Government fragmentation and Political corruption
Parallel session 1.2
Room 311
Koen Schoors, Ghent University
Measuring revealed corruption with administrative data: Evidence from Russia
Gaygysyz Ashyrov, University of Tartu
Individual Attitudes Toward Political and Economic Systems and Impacts on Perceived Corruption: Econometric Analysis from A Cross-Country Household Survey
Fabio Padovano, University of Rennes 1
Perception vs. Experience: Explaining Differences in Corruption Measures Using Microdata
SSE Riga lobby
Parallel session 2*
Room: 303
Room: 311
Parallel session 2.1
Room 303
Katerina Gradeva, European Central Bank
VAT Fraud in Intra-EU Trade
Irakli Barbakadze, PMC RC & BICEPS
The Effect of Participation in Shadow Economy on Firms’ Growth: Case of Latvian Firms
Andrea Minea, SciencesPo
How thick is the envelope? Worker-level estimates of undeclared earnings in Latvia and Estonia before, during and after the crisis
Parallel session 2.2
Room 311
Tommaso Orlando, Bank of Italy
Corruption and skills selection and allocation in the Public Sector
Sumeyra Atmaca, Ghent University
Public Procurement and Corrupt Reserve Prices
Giancarlo Spagnolo, SITE
Leniency, Asymmetric Punishment and Corruption Evidence from China
Day 2, Friday May 12, 2017
Parallel session 3*
Room: 303
Room: 311
Parallel session 3.1
Room 303
Anna Zasova, BICEPS
Tying benefits to earnings when tax evasion is high
Alari Paulus, University of Essex & Praxis
Measuring the fiscal and equity impact of tax evasion: evidence from Denmark and Estonia
Mihails Hazans, University of Latvia & IZA
Microenterprise tax regime in Latvia: a fiscal black hole or a job creation tool?
Parallel session 3.2
Room 311
Gilbert Mbara, University of Warsaw
Striking a balance: optimal tax policy with labor market duality
Marta Troya Martinez, New Economic School
Relational incentive contracts with collusion
Gilles Dufrenot, Aix-Marseille School of Economics
Power-law distribution in the external debt-to-fiscal revenue ratio: empirical evidence and a theoretical model
SSE Riga lobby
Plenary session 1*
Soros auditorium
Zareh Asatryan, ZEW Mannheim
Responses of Firms to Tax, Administrative and Accounting Rules: Evidence from Armenia
Lucia Rizzica, Bank of Italy
The Real Effects of ’Ndrangheta: Firm-level evidence
Giancarlo Spagnolo, SITE
Whistleblower Rewards, False Reports, and Corporate Fraud
Buffet lunch
SSE Riga lobby
15:30 – 16:45
Keynote address - Alf Vanags Memorial Lecture
Soros auditorium
Erik Berglöf (LSE) with an introduction by Charles Chinedu Okeahalam (AGH Capital) 
Chair: Torbjörn Becker (SITE)
SSE Riga lobby
17:00 – 18:30
Panel discussion
Soros auditorium
Erik Berglöf, LSE
Petra Blum, Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Charles Chinedu Okeahalam, AGH Capital
Grace Perez-Navarro, OECD
Paul Radu, OCCRP
Moderator: Yuri Romanenkov (SSE Riga)
Day 3, Saturday May 13, 2017
Plenary session 2*
Soros auditorium
Gianmarco Daniele, Barcelona Economic Institute & University of Barcelona
Do politicians react to a big scandal?
Marc Sangnier, Aix-Marseille School of Economics
Political Connections and Insider Trading
Michele Valsecchi, University of Gothenburg
Corrupt Bureaucrats: The Response of Non-Elected Officials to Electoral Accountability
SSE Riga lobby
Keynote address
Soros auditorium
Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago & Higher School of Economics
"Economic Transition and the Rise of Alternative Institutions"
Chair: Olesya Shmagun (OCCRP)
Closing of the conference
Soros auditorium
Anders Paalzow, SSE Riga & BICEPS


* Each presentation is 25 minutes, followed by a 10-minutes discussion

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