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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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Viruses and Digital Platforms: Bocconi Wins Two ERC Grants

Viruses and Digital Platforms: Bocconi Wins Two ERC Grants

by Fabio Todesco

Alessia Melegaro and Francesco Decarolis have obtained two ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council. One research project deals with the relationship between human behavior, vaccine hesitancy and the spread of viruses, and the other with competition on digital platforms, marking an expansion of the research fields in which Europe acknowledges Bocconi as a primary player  

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How Twitter Takes Votes away from Trump but not from Republicans

How Twitter Takes Votes away from Trump but not from Republicans

by Fabio Todesco

New research by Carlo Schwarz finds that, in the 2016 US presidential election, Twitter made independent voters less likely to vote for Donald Trump but did not affect other elections  

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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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How to Strike the Right Balance Between Health and the Economy

How to Strike the Right Balance Between Health and the Economy

by Jennifer Clark

Julien Sauvagnat and Basile Grassi are investigating the effect of business closures on GDP, firms' market value and COVID lethality  

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Working from Home Is for the Most Skilled

Working from Home Is for the Most Skilled

by Jennifer Clark

A study by Thomas Le Barbanchon found that information, financial activities, and professional and business services, along with agriculture, are the industries with the most hours worked at home  

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News

  • Marie Curie Funding to GREEN Activities

    Two young scholars will join the research center thanks to the European program aimed at helping researchers gain experience in different working environments while developing transferable skills  

  • Technology is Still a Boy Game: Italy is 25th out of 28 for Digital Gender Equality

    A study by Bocconi and Plan International Italia with the support of UniCredit Foundation photographs the digital gender divide in Italy  

  • Education and Innovation, a Glimpse of Hope for Africa

    Bocconi students on the seminars organized by IGIER. In the latest article of the series, Federico Scabbia reports on the work of Leonard Wantchekon and Nick Hughes  

  • Europe, Don't Give up!

    It is important for the EU to avoid relaxing its policies on competition, according to Chiara Fumagalli  

  • Helicopter Money in XVII Century Venice

    When a pandemic recession strikes, a mix of politics, excess of debt and helicopter money can occur. It was the case in the Republic of Venice, during the 1630 plague. Donato Masciandaro draws some lessons from La Serenissima  

  • Bocconi Is a Scientific Partner of B20

    Three faculty members are taking part in the dialogue forum with the business community organized by Confindustria to develop concrete actionable policy recommendations to the G20  

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  • Recovery Fund e Azioni per il Lavoro
    Labour Law

    Welcome address Marco Ventoruzzo, Università Bocconi Introduction and Chair Maurizio Del Conte, Bocconi University Guest Speakers Tito Boeri, Bocconi University Elsa Maria Fornero, Università degli Studi di Torino Marco Leonardi, Università degli Studi di Milano   Online registration required 

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  • International Oversight of Fiscal Discipline
    Political Economy Seminar - Joint with the Ettore Bocconi Department of Economics

    Fabio Franchino, Università degli Studi di Milano

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  • International Oversight of Fiscal Discipline
    Political Economy - Joint with the Department of Social and Political Sciences

    Fabio Franchino (University of Milan) Abstract

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  • From Blackwell Dominance in Large Samples to Renyi Divergences and Back Again
    Theory and Experiments Series

    Omer Tamuz, California Institute of Technology

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