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Faculty of Economics and Management: Remarkable Success in Research Grants

Insights into the PRIN 2022 and PRIN PNRR 2022 funding. In PRIN PNRR 2022, researcher Paolo Roberti came second-highest in Italy and first as a young researcher under 40.

The Faculty of Economics and Management is celebrating the announcement of the PRIN 2022 (Progetti di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale) and PRIN PNRR 2022 (Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza) funding outcomes, which have been published between June and July 2023. In total, the funded projects will receive more than one and a half million euros (1.958.715 euros), with 602.500 euros going to the University of Bozen-Bolzano as external funding.

This achievement is marked by the acquisition of substantial funding for multiple groundbreaking projects that span various domains within economics. These underscore the institution’s dedication to high-quality research and will hopefully leave a lasting impact, shaping policies, industries, and communities for years ahead.

Apart from the commendable funding secured for all the projects, the recognition of young researchers from the Faculty of Economics adds an extra dimension to the positive outcome. Scholars like Jan Ditzen, Carlo Gallier and Paolo Roberti are poised to contribute significantly to their fields, benefiting from the financial support that will drive their innovative research endeavours.

Moreover, in the selection for PRIN PNRR 2022, Paolo Roberti resulted second in total in Italy and first in Italy as a young researcher under 40 (Macrosettore SH Social Sciences and Humanities – Settore SH1 Individuals, Markets and Organizations).

Below you will find a description of all the projects of the Faculty funded by PRIN PNRR 2022 and PRIN PNRR 2022.

Auctions: Theory and Applications (Prof. Federico Boffa)

This project investigates whether publicly owned companies behave differently when operating internally than when operating externally in relation to climate policy investments. The funding for unibz is 76.024 euros out of a total funding of 251.089 euros.

Tradition-driven Innovation: Historical and cultural heritage as a source of innovation for Italian firms (Prof. Alfredo De Massis)

The funding of the project for unibz is 69.120 euros out of a total funding of 288.955 euros. The universities involved are the Politecnico in Milan and the  Libera Università degli Studi Maria SS. Assunta LUMSA in Rome.

Unveiling Climate Risk Uncertainty in PRIN 2022 (Researcher Jan Ditzen)

The “Climate Risk Uncertainty” project has a grant of €204.439, of which unibz receives €66.060. This research initiative aims to provide insights into the complex landscape of climate-related risks, offering valuable information for effective mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Navigating Environmental Challenges with MNEMET in PRIN 2022 (Prof. Marta di Lascio)

The “Modelling Non-standard Data and Extremes in Multivariate Environmental Time Series” project has been awarded €253.775, with €91.368 designated for unibz. This research focuses on refining data modelling techniques to address environmental challenges more effectively.

Decoding Consumer Behavior in the Electricity Market with PRIN PNRR 2022 (Researcher Carlo Gallier)

The “Consumer Behavior, Digital Platforms, and Spatial Spillover Effects in a Dual Electricity Market” project, counts on €246.000 in funding. unibz portion of this grant amounts to €74.500. This research investigates the intricate dynamics of consumer behaviour and digital platforms within the complex electricity market landscape.

Analyzing Political Persuasion in PRIN 2022 (Researcher Paolo Roberti)

This project has obtained €291.197 in total funding, with €82.400 allocated to unibz. This research aims to shed light on the mechanisms of political persuasion and their implications for policy-making and governance.

Addressing Policy Demand in PRIN PNRR 2022 (Researcher Paolo Roberti)

The principal investigator secures €157.694 for the “A Remedy for the Demand of Bad Policies” project, with unibz receiving €54.194. This research focuses on identifying strategies to tackle the pressing issue of ineffective policies.

Enhancing Cyber Resilience with PRIN PNRR 2022 (Prof. Mirco Tonin)

The “Cyber Resilience: Markets, Investments, and Regulation” project receives €230.312 in funding, with unibz granted €60.281. This research delves into the intricate interplay between cyber resilience, market dynamics, and regulatory frameworks.

Exploring Incentives and Immigrant Decision-Making in PRIN 2022 (Prof. Steven Stillman)

The project “How Incentives Shape Decision-Making, Investments, and Outcomes for Immigrants” has a substantial grant of €286.343. unibz share of this funding amounts to €104.577. This research initiative aims to comprehensively understand how incentives influence decision-making processes, investments, and outcomes among immigrant populations.

Econometric and Macro-Financial Models of Climate Change: Transition, Policies and Extreme Events (Prof. Francesco Ravazzolo)

This project receives €243.866 in funding, with unibz granted 83.130.

Clinical trial data between privatization of knowledge and Open Science (CLIPKOS) (Prof. Ivo de Gennaro)

The project aims to investigate the interplay between the privatization of knowledge by pharmaceutical developers and OS for clinical trial data from multiple perspectives. The project receives €204.054,78 in funding, with unibz granted € 20.700.

Hierarchical clustering and abstracts making of case law decisions (Prof. Paolo Giudici, Researcher Peter Agstner)

The project receives €207.232 in funding, with unibz granted € 35.600.