How to Regulate the Introduction of Vaccines and Other Innovative Products

How to Regulate the Introduction of Vaccines and Other Innovative Products

by Fabio Todesco

The optimal mix of regulatory tools depend on the externalities of a new product, a model developed by Marco Ottaviani states. When it comes to COVID drugs and vaccines, approval should be fast and liability claims limited  

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Liquidity Risk Dries Long Term Credit and Hampers Investments

Liquidity Risk Dries Long Term Credit and Hampers Investments

by Sahana Subramanyam

Every Ramadan, Pakistani banks are subject to violent withdrawal and redeposit cycles due to the way a levy is calculated. Nicola Limodio observed what this means for credit supply

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Who Dreams of Working for a Bossless Company?

Who Dreams of Working for a Bossless Company?

by Fabio Todesco

Harsh Ketkar highlights the pros and cons of decentralization and finds the conditions that can potentially make it ineffective

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Quantitative History, Statistics, and Cryptography: 43 ERC Grants Managed at Bocconi

Quantitative History, Statistics, and Cryptography: 43 ERC Grants Managed at Bocconi

by Fabio Todesco

The University, thanks to Mara Squicciarini and Botond Szabo, has been awarded two grants for projects in quantitative history and statistics. Furthermore, Alon Rosen has just started his project on cryptography

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Why We Should Showcase Research Without Significant Results

Why We Should Showcase Research Without Significant Results

by Umberto Platini

Publishing practices tend to hide studies that lack statistically significant results, with negative side effects on the spread of false positives, replicability and inefficient research funding. Scott Williamson suggests how to overcome the issue

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Debt and Spending in Europe After the Pandemic

Debt and Spending in Europe After the Pandemic

by Fabio Todesco

When the COVID crisis is over, returning to the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact would be problematic. With a new paper Francesco Giavazzi, two scholars and an Economic Counselor at the Elysee suggest another way

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Gender Quotas Improve the Quality of the Entire Board

Gender Quotas Improve the Quality of the Entire Board

by Fabio Todesco

When quotas were introduced in Italy, a new study by Paola Profeta finds, improvements were recorded not only in female presence, but also in education and age of board members. With no costs in terms of firm performance and stock valuation

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Why Firms Smash Innovative Research and Development Projects

Why Firms Smash Innovative Research and Development Projects

by Ezio Renda

Understanding the biases that sneak into the decision making process can help companies make smarter choices about which innovations to fund, according to new research by Thorsten Grohsjean and colleagues

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News

  • Why Family Businesses Passed the Pandemic Test

    The decline in sales in 2020 was similar to nonfamily businesses, but the recovery in 2021 was stronger, with nearly double growth rates, according to data from the 13th AUB Observatory. This had not been the case in 2009. Renewed capital strength boosted the performance  

  • A Call for Female Political Participation

    African women tend to have more positive attitudes toward women's participation in politics if they own a mobile phone, while men's resistance is more difficult to overcome, according to a study by Carlotta Varriale et al.  

  • Banks: After Covid, the Challenge Is to Support Innovation in Companies

    Fundamental will be for Italy to be able to select and offer support to companies that stand out for their innovative potential in order to emerge from the socalled Great Financial Crisis  

  • Studying Social Dynamics

    Public policy, sociology, demography and welfare are the main areas of investigation of the Dondena Research Center directed by Marco Bonetti  

  • How to Anticipate the Needs of Companies

    The SDA Bocconi Research Division, directed by Paola Cillo, seeks not only to respond to the contingent needs of companies and institutions but to anticipate them. A difficult and stimulating challenge  

  • EU Cohesion Can Be Strengthened by the Principle of Health Solidarity

    According to a paper by Paola Mariani, the principle of health solidarity should be accepted and developed in case of an emergency situation  

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  • Do Health Risks Shape Firm Boundaries

    Adrian Lam, Imperial College Business School Job Market Paper

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  • Parenthood in Poverty

    Sarah Eichmeyer (Stanford University)

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  • Trust versus Rewards: Revisiting Managerial Discretion in Incomplete Contracts.

    Wenqian Hu (Georgia Institute of Technology)

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  • Disclosure Distance and Earnings Announcement Returns

    Ryan Erhard (University of Southern California)

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