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At Least 500 COVID Cases in Lombardy Before Patient 1

At Least 500 COVID Cases in Lombardy Before Patient 1

by Ezio Renda

Alessia Melegaro, Raffaella Piccarreta and Filippo Trentini among the authors of a study, in collaboration with Fondazione Bruno Kessler, that sheds light on the rapid spread of the virus between February and March 2020  

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Unexpectedly Large Consensus on Vaccine Priorities in 13 Countries

Unexpectedly Large Consensus on Vaccine Priorities in 13 Countries

by Fabio Todesco

Age, occupation, risk exposure and income are considered key attributes by the public everywhere in prioritizing vaccine allocation, according to the Oxford COVID19 Vaccine Preference and Opinion Survey, with the participation of Alessia Melegaro  

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Rethinking Health Beyond Healthcare: A New Strategy for the Post Pandemic World

Rethinking Health Beyond Healthcare: A New Strategy for the Post Pandemic World

by Fabio Todesco

The Report of the PanEuropean Commission on Health and Sustainable Development, chaired by Mario Monti, calls for a disruptive change in the way we think about health, two scholarly comments argue  

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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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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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We All Lose When Immigrants Can't Access Health Care. Especially in a Lockdown

We All Lose When Immigrants Can't Access Health Care. Especially in a Lockdown

by Fabio Todesco

During the spring lockdown, undocumented immigrants' access to primary care in Milan halved and their housing conditions deteriorated, making it difficult to comply with COVID public health measures, according to research by Carlo Devillanova in collaboration with the NAGA association  

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No Compliance with COVID Measures Without Trust in Health Authorities

No Compliance with COVID Measures Without Trust in Health Authorities

by Fabio Todesco

Risk communication from the WHO was well trusted and acted upon during the first wave, but more emphasis on non enforceable hygiene measures and messages tailored to the less compliant are needed now  

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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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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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