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Real Men Dare Also in Times of COVID. And Put Themselves in Danger

Real Men Dare Also in Times of COVID. And Put Themselves in Danger

by Fabio Todesco

Men's attitudes and behavior may have contributed to their higher vulnerability and mortality. A survey in 8 OECD countries shows that they are less likely than women to consider the coronavirus a serious problem, less likely to agree with public policies and more likely to disregard them  

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A Tool to Evaluate Public Perception of Countries' Response to the Pandemic

A Tool to Evaluate Public Perception of Countries' Response to the Pandemic

by Tomaso Eridani

Alessia Melegaro and Francesco Billari collaborated in the international project COVID SCORE to help identify weaknesses in governments' responses to Covid19. The first results show that Italians have positively evaluated the international cooperation of the government and the information provided on the spread of the virus  

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We'd Better Listen to Cassandra Also in Times of COVID

We'd Better Listen to Cassandra Also in Times of COVID

by Fabio Todesco

Six EU countries banned short selling on their stock exchanges in the wake of the COVID outbreak in order to avoid a downward feedback loop. They had it wrong, according to Marco Ventoruzzo  

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Warning: Epidemics Are Often Followed by Unrest

Warning: Epidemics Are Often Followed by Unrest

by Fabio Todesco

From the Black Death to the Spanish Flu, history teaches that social tension accumulated over an epidemic can lead to significant episodes of rebellion, according to a study by Massimo Morelli and Roberto Censolo  

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The Young Perceive Higher COVID Risk than the Old. And Are More Cautious

The Young Perceive Higher COVID Risk than the Old. And Are More Cautious

by Fabio Todesco

A survey of over 1,500 Americans conducted by scholars from Bocconi, Harvard and Oxford shows that young people assess COVID mortality for their age group 10 times higher than it is; old people 10 times lower. And their behavior is consistent with such beliefs  

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The Trade off Between Health Measures and Liberal Norms

The Trade off Between Health Measures and Liberal Norms

by Jennifer Clark

Catherine De Vries investigates how much we are willing to give up in order to fight the virus  

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A Bocconi and Harvard Program Improved Middle School Students Performance and Wellbeing in Lockdown

A Bocconi and Harvard Program Improved Middle School Students Performance and Wellbeing in Lockdown

by Fabio Todesco

Eliana La Ferrara and Michela Carlana also raised disadvantaged pupils' aspirations, wellbeing and socioemotional skills through an online tutoring program that could be replicated on a larger scale  

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How to Strike the Right Balance Between Health and the Economy

How to Strike the Right Balance Between Health and the Economy

by Jennifer Clark

Julien Sauvagnat and Basile Grassi are investigating the effect of business closures on GDP, firms' market value and COVID lethality  

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Fertility is likely to decline in the wake of the Covid19 pandemic, a new study finds

Fertility is likely to decline in the wake of the Covid19 pandemic, a new study finds

by Tomaso Eridani

A new study from Bocconi University leverages historical social, economic and demographic evidence from natural events and pandemics as well as the latest techniques in demographic science to draw the conclusion that postCovid fertility will plausibly decline because of economic uncertainty and increased childcare burdens  

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  • Understanding the Consequences of the COVID19 Lockdown for Older People

    A large scale survey of elderly folks will explore the real effects of the lockdown in order to prepare for similar events in the future  

  • Labor Policy, the Real Trump Agenda Has Yet to Start

    The President's moves are generally anti labor and specifically anti Obama, according to Davide Zecca's analysis  

  • How Trump is Changing the Country's Legal Culture

    The US President is appointing likeminded ideologues to federal agencies and courts. His next target will be abortion, says Graziella Romeo  

  • Bocconi Always in Search of Talent on the Academic Job Market

    Seven positions are currently open at the Departments of Economics, Finance, and Accounting and more will follow  

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  • Marital Property Regimes and Investments: Evidence from Spain
    PhD JM Practice Talk - Applied Microeconomics

    Blanka Imre, Bocconi University

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  • Gender Equality

    Introduction: Paola Profeta, Bocconi University Keynote Speaker: Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University Winners of the Unicredit Foundation Best Paper Award on Gender Economics: Silvia Griselda University of Melbourne Lingwei Wu, University of Bonn Xinyu Fan, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) Conclusions: Laura Penna, UniCredit

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  • Start with the Cause: How Constructing Charity Portfolios Affects the Pain of Paying and Total Contributions Made

    Nazli Gurdamar Okutur, London Business School   Seminario Job Market  Per informazioni contattare dip.mkt@unibocconi.it

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  • Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? Rebel Constituencies and Civil War Alliances

    Laila Barcells, Georgetown University

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