An Overlooked Reason for the Gender Gap in Wages: Attitudes Towards Commuting

An Overlooked Reason for the Gender Gap in Wages: Attitudes Towards Commuting

by Jennifer Clark

Women are more willing than men to accept lower wages in exchange for a shorter commute, according to research by Thomas Le Barbanchon  

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Commuting Flows, Not the Transport Mode, Help COVID Spread

Commuting Flows, Not the Transport Mode, Help COVID Spread

by Fabio Todesco

Two Bocconi studies indicate that there would have been 2,300 fewer deaths between March and April 2020 if commuter flows in Italian cities were 10% lower. At flow parity, public and private transport are equally dangerous

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The Importance of Being Optimistic in Times of Crisis

The Importance of Being Optimistic in Times of Crisis

by Fabio Todesco

A study on 1,642 British firms highlights that optimistic entrepreneurs implemented more innovation and more organizational change than the rest during the COVID spring lockdown

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How Startups Decide When to Sell

How Startups Decide When to Sell

by Fabio Todesco

A model by Andrea Fosfuri suggests that startups with more capable founding teams can afford to wait until their idea has been developed into a proper innovation, while those with less capable teams have to commit to the early, less lucrative market

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Three New Professors Join Bocconi

Three New Professors Join Bocconi

by Fabio Todesco

Two full professors and an assistant professor have arrived to bolster the Bocconi faculty for the second semester of the academic year

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Why We Can Better Control Politicians in a Bipolar Party System

Why We Can Better Control Politicians in a Bipolar Party System

by Umberto Platini

When two distinct blocks are identifiable, incumbents can be easily sanctioned with the vote. When strong centrist parties exist, on the contrary, they can create multiple coalitions and remain in government despite electoral defeats, especially in proportional electoral systems, Anthony Bertelli explains in a new paper

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With the COVID Crisis, One in Four Family Businesses May Close

With the COVID Crisis, One in Four Family Businesses May Close

by Fabio Todesco

According to the XII AUB Observatory, 33% have inadequate capital and financial structure to face the pandemic and 25 or 30% could enter bankruptcy or liquidation processes if they do not resort to recapitalizations with equity

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Navigating Uncertainty: Why We Need Decision Theory During a Pandemic

Navigating Uncertainty: Why We Need Decision Theory During a Pandemic

by Sirio Legramanti

Massimo Marinacci, AXA Bocconi Chair in Risk, and Valentina Bosetti investigate how modern decision theory can assist policymakers in critical times such as the COVID19 crisis, in a paper coauthored by the Nobel laureate Lars Peter Hansen

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How Political Parties Bargain for Goods That Voters Can't Even See

How Political Parties Bargain for Goods That Voters Can't Even See

by Fabio Todesco

Lanny Martin observes that voters evaluate parties using readily available information on very visible aspects, such as the number of ministries in a coalition government. In order to make a positive impression on their supporters, parties with low bargaining power trade away less visible goods for ministerial positions, thus escaping accountability

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News

  • Marie Curie Funding to GREEN Activities

    Two young scholars will join the research center thanks to the European program aimed at helping researchers gain experience in different working environments while developing transferable skills  

  • Technology is Still a Boy Game: Italy is 25th out of 28 for Digital Gender Equality

    A study by Bocconi and Plan International Italia with the support of UniCredit Foundation photographs the digital gender divide in Italy  

  • Education and Innovation, a Glimpse of Hope for Africa

    Bocconi students on the seminars organized by IGIER. In the latest article of the series, Federico Scabbia reports on the work of Leonard Wantchekon and Nick Hughes  

  • Europe, Don't Give up!

    It is important for the EU to avoid relaxing its policies on competition, according to Chiara Fumagalli  

  • Helicopter Money in XVII Century Venice

    When a pandemic recession strikes, a mix of politics, excess of debt and helicopter money can occur. It was the case in the Republic of Venice, during the 1630 plague. Donato Masciandaro draws some lessons from La Serenissima  

  • Bocconi Is a Scientific Partner of B20

    Three faculty members are taking part in the dialogue forum with the business community organized by Confindustria to develop concrete actionable policy recommendations to the G20  

Seminars

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Seminars

  • Recovery Fund e Azioni per il Lavoro
    Labour Law

    Welcome address Marco Ventoruzzo, Università Bocconi Introduction and Chair Maurizio Del Conte, Bocconi University Guest Speakers Tito Boeri, Bocconi University Elsa Maria Fornero, Università degli Studi di Torino Marco Leonardi, Università degli Studi di Milano   Online registration required 

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  • International Oversight of Fiscal Discipline
    Political Economy Seminar - Joint with the Ettore Bocconi Department of Economics

    Fabio Franchino, Università degli Studi di Milano

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  • International Oversight of Fiscal Discipline
    Political Economy - Joint with the Department of Social and Political Sciences

    Fabio Franchino (University of Milan) Abstract

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  • From Blackwell Dominance in Large Samples to Renyi Divergences and Back Again
    Theory and Experiments Series

    Omer Tamuz, California Institute of Technology

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