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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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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 raised disadvantaged pupils' wellbeing and socioemotional skills through an online tutoring program that could be replicated on a larger scale  

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  • Emotions Power Public Administration

    Research by Turrini, Cristofoli, and Valotti finds a shared feature in the realization of COVID hospitals in Milan, New York, and Wuhan  

  • Fiscal Expansion: Spend as if You Have to Pay It Back

    Bocconi students on the seminars organized by IGIER. In the latest article of the series, Sviatoslav Tiupin reports on the work of Olivier Blanchard and John Cochrane  

  • Taxing Debt to Curb Irrationality Without Reducing Economic Growth

    Bocconi students on the economics seminars organized by IGIER. In the fifth article of the series, Daniele Goffi reports on the work of Ivan Werning, MIT  

  • Piketty's Road Map Towards Equality

    Bocconi students on the economics seminars organized by IGIER. In the fourth article of the series, Gael Blanchard reports on the latest book by Thomas Piketty and his work on growth and inequality  

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  • The Department of Finance will be interviewing and holding seminars with selected candidates on the following dates:   January 12th January 14th January 15th January 18th January 22nd January 25th January 27th February 1st February 3rd   Selected candidates will be contacted individually via e-mail. If you would like to follow the candidate's seminar you can contact the department administration office at dip.fin@unibocconi.it

  • Flexible Wages, Bargaining, and the Gender Gap

    Barbara Biasi (Yale)

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  • Ricerca/Ricerche: L'impresa preindustriale

    A.Colli (Università Bocconi), P.Lanaro (Università Cà Foscari), M.Doria (Università degli Studi di Genova e ASSI), M.Agostini (Università Cà Foscari), G.Favero (Università Cà Foscari), R.Cella (Università di Verona), I.Cecchini (Ist.Storia Europa Mediterranea,CNR,Roma), A.Caracausi (Università di Padova), L.Mocarelli (Università Bicocca), E.Demo (Università di Verona), G.Ongaro (Università Bicocca), F.Ammannuti (Università Bocconi), P.Pierucci (Università di Chieti Pescara), R.Rossi (Università di Salerno), V.Fava (Università Cà Foscari), M.Aymard (Ehess Parigi)

    Webinar joint with ASSI

  • A model of justification

    Sarah Ridout (Harvard University)

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