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If Politics Is in the Models, the Fight on Climate Change Is More Effective

If Politics Is in the Models, the Fight on Climate Change Is More Effective

by Sahana Subramanyam

Valentina Bosetti discussed on Nature how to improve climate policy models and participated in the Blanchard Tirole Report  

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Education: Tutoring Immigrants to Do the Right Thing

Education: Tutoring Immigrants to Do the Right Thing

by Sahana Subramanyam

Two Bocconi and one Harvard professors evaluated a counseling program capable of setting the aspirations of the best performing immigrant students at the same level of their Italian peers when it comes to choosing a high school track. Their results are to be published in Econometrica  

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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 Identikit of (Shakier than You Thought) Firms Connected to Mafia

The Identikit of (Shakier than You Thought) Firms Connected to Mafia

by Sahana Subramanyam

New research by Bocconi scholars Marra, Masciandaro, and Pecchiari jointly with Bianchi (Florida International) unveils that firms connected to organized crime have lower return on assets, higher debt, lower cash holdings and are more likely to default  

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Gender Pay Gap Means Fewer Female Candidates on the Ballot

Gender Pay Gap Means Fewer Female Candidates on the Ballot

by Ezio Renda

Thomas Le Barbanchon and Julien Sauvagnat, analyzing French electoral data, found that where gender pay gaps are larger, women candidates obtain fewer votes and are less often on the ballot. Parties candidate men in the most contested districts even if it comes with a financial penalty in public funding  

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Why to Care About Climate Change Even if It Won't Cause Our Extinction

Why to Care About Climate Change Even if It Won't Cause Our Extinction

by Fabio Todesco

This time around, it's much faster than in the past, it's caused by humans, and it threatens the wellbeing of billions, Valentina Bosetti explains in the latest episode of Clarity in a Messy World  

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The Backlash against Globalization

The Backlash against Globalization

by Fabio Todesco

International trade and inequalities after COVID in the latest episode of the Bocconi podcast, with Gianmarco Ottaviano  

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Political Mudslingers Hurt Themselves

Political Mudslingers Hurt Themselves

by Fabio Todesco

New study by three Bocconi professors presents field and lab evidence that electoral attacks on opponents backfire and, in multicandidate races, end up having positive spillover effects on third candidates  

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News

  • Research Supports the Case for Inclusion

    Bocconi endorses the International Day of People with Disabilities  

  • Gender Pay Gap, Still a Long Way to Go

    Gender pay gap is common to all European countries, but one size fits all policies are not always effective. A report by three Bocconi researchers, commissioned by the European Parliament, provides an indepth analysis and recommendations to eliminate pay inequalities  

  • A Greener Policy for Central Banks Bond Purchasing Programs

    IGIER Visiting Student Tanvi Goyal reports on the seminar by Monika Piazzesi (Stanford University): heavy bond issuers are likely to be heavy emitters  

  • How Counterterrorism Changed the World After 9/11

    A recent book, coauthored by Arianna Vedaschi, analyzes the complex and evolving interaction among international, supranational and domestic bodies in framing counterterrorism measures and policies  

  • Circular Economy Will Make Electric Buses the Best Economic Choice in Four Years

    A study by the Bocconi GREEN center with the collaboration of ENEL Foundation revisits the cost calculations, taking into account the possible revenues from the connection of batteries to the grid and their second life  

  • A Tale of Two Decades of the European Central Bank

    IGIER Visiting Student Simone Boldrini reports on a seminar by Massimo Rostagno (ECB), coauthor of Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis  

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  • The Bond Lending Channel of Monetary Policy

    Olivier Darmouni, Columbia   Link Paper

    Seminar Room AS02 - Via Roentgen, 1

  • Learning to Labor Like a Hard-working Immigrant
    SPS Seminar Series Fall 2021

    Michel Anteby, Boston University   For information: franca.assirelli@unibocconi.it

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  • Oil Prices, Gasoline Prices and Inflation Expectations
    Macroeconomics

    Lutz Kilian (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas)

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  • Does it Matter that an Ally is Democratic? Public Diplomacy and Attitudes Toward International Allies in Times of Crisis

    Andrea Ruggeri, University of Oxford Special Seminar

    Room 11 - Sarfatti 25, Floor 1