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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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How Sunspots Help Us Understand the Role of Media in Resistance Movements

How Sunspots Help Us Understand the Role of Media in Resistance Movements

by Sahana Subramanyam

Coordination and tactical information, not propaganda, are the key of BBC radio influence on the conflict between the fascist regime and opposition partisans in WWII Italy, according to research by Guido Tabellini and colleagues. When sunspots impaired the BBC signal, partisan activity and regime retaliation would decrease  

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How Edutainment Can Bring about Social Change

How Edutainment Can Bring about Social Change

by Fabio Todesco

Innovative approaches to fighting poverty are centerstage in the fourth episode of the Clarity in a Messy World podcast, with Eliana La Ferrara  

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An Overlooked Reason for the Gender Gap in Wages: Attitudes Towards Commuting

An Overlooked Reason for the Gender Gap in Wages: Attitudes Towards Commuting

by Jennifer Clark

Women are more willing than men to accept lower wages in exchange for a shorter commute, according to research by Thomas Le Barbanchon  

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Navigating Uncertainty: Why We Need Decision Theory During a Pandemic

Navigating Uncertainty: Why We Need Decision Theory During a Pandemic

by Sirio Legramanti

Massimo Marinacci, AXA Bocconi Chair in Risk, and Valentina Bosetti investigate how modern decision theory can assist policymakers in critical times such as the COVID19 crisis, in a paper coauthored by the Nobel laureate Lars Peter Hansen  

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How Religion Can Hamper Industrial Development

How Religion Can Hamper Industrial Development

by Fabio Todesco

In France, during the Second Industrial Revolution, Catholic schools' curricula spurned modern science in the most religious areas of the country, and this prevented the accumulation of human capital according to a research article by Mara Squicciarini  

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News

  • ESG in Finance: A Trend, not a Fad

    Beltratti and Bezzecchi surveyed Italian asset managers and found that sustainability issues are center stage in their choices  

  • Why Firms Go Sustainable Even With No Financial Return

    Nicola Misani highlights the centrality of implicit contracts: invisible handshakes that are not legally binding, but grounded in mutual understanding of what parties expect from each other  

  • Knowledge and Scholarships: Bocconi Pays Tribute to Luca Attanasio

    On 15 June, a discussion on the Democratic Republic of Congo and the presentation of a scholarship fund in his memory  

  • Linking Executive Compensation and CSR

    The tricky part is defining CSR targets, Andrea Dossi explains  

  • Readable, Short and Focused: How ESG Disclosures Should Be

    ESG disclosures can be valueenhancing, but it is important to understand that not only what you disclose, but also how you do that will have an impact on investors  

  • LEAP: Careers in Research Start as Students

    The LEAP Virtual Alumni Reunion 2021 will showcase research by PhD students who have been affiliated to the Laboratory for Effective AntiPoverty Policies, as BSc or MSc students, in the past five years  

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  • Ideology and Innovation

    Brian Silverman, Professor and J.R.S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Biography   For information or to receive the invitation link contact daniela.cereda@unibocconi.it

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  • TBA

    Silvio Petriconi, Università Bocconi BROWN BAG SEMINAR

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  • SCIENCE AND JUDICIAL REASONING: THE LEGITIMACY OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ADJUDICATION
    International law

    KATALIN SULYOK, ELTE University, Budapest; ROGER O’KEEFE, Bocconi University   Registration is not required   Link

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  • Diseguaglianze nell'Italia fascista: nuove evidenze e vecchie questioni
    Progetti e Proposte

    Giacono Gabbuti, St Antony's College University of Oxford - Discussant Daniela Felisini, Università di Roma Tor Vergata for information: franca.assirelli@unibocconi.it, isabella. grassi@unibocconi.it

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