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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

  • Ukraine War: The Price of Making More Countries Join Sanctions

    Kerim Can Kavakli sheds some light on how sanctions coalitions are built and how targets try to skirt them  

  • Why Family Businesses Are More Resilient

    Certain features of entrepreneurial families amplify the ability of top management teams to absorb and recover from shocks, according to an analysis by Bocconi, Unicredit and AIDAF  

  • A Map of Investment Attractiveness in Agribusiness Infrastructure

    A study by Stefano Gatti, chair of Antin Infrastructure Partners in Infrastructure Financing, charts longterm trends and compares various applications in an increasingly important sector  

  • Ukraine: Corporate Decisions in Wartime

    Andrea Colli prepared a reading, based on databases and scholarly literature, with three suggestions for companies whose operations are affected by conflicts  

  • War in Ukraine: Risk of Famine at Highest Point in Decades

    An analysis by Guido Alfani and Cormac O Grada examines the causes of past food shortages, with implications of great relevance for today  

  • A Software to Help New Local Energy Communities Emerge

    GREEN's Edoardo Croci and Annamaria Bagaini collaborate on a project that will help bring Europe closer to energy independence through small scale efforts  

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Seminars

  • ALEXANDER BLACK: Small Shadows of Lattice Polytopes
    Occasional seminars by Alexander Black

    ALEXANDER BLACK - University of California, Davis

    Room 3-E4-SR03 (Rontgen)

  • Eduardo Perez Richet: Fraud-proof non-market allocation mechanisms

    EDUARDO PEREZ RICHET - Science Po Paris

    Alberto Alesina Seminar Room 5.e4.sr04, floor 5, Via Roentgen 1

  • Alessandro Gavazza, London School of Economics: Refinancing Cross-Subsidies in the Mortgage Market

    ALESSANDRO GAVAZZA - London School of Economics

    Seminar Room 2-e4-sr03 - Via Roentgen, 1

  • The New Institutional Behaviouralism: Theory and Empirics

    ELEN M. IMMERGUT - EUI

    Room 3b3sr01-Roentgen 1