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Why Antitrust Policies Matter More Than Trade Liberalization

Why Antitrust Policies Matter More Than Trade Liberalization

by Fabio Todesco

Analyzing more than 10mln companies in 90 countries, Nicola Limodio finds that international competition affects only 20% of the firms. For the remaining 80%, market regulation can be an effective way to avoid market power abuses  

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A New Model Says If an Infrastructure Asset Price Is Right

A New Model Says If an Infrastructure Asset Price Is Right

by Fabio Todesco

Research conducted under the Antin IP Associate Professorship finds a long run equilibrium price depending on a set of risk drivers and shows that deviations from equilibrium prices are temporary  

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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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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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How to Return to Work Balancing Public Health and Economic Needs

How to Return to Work Balancing Public Health and Economic Needs

by Fabio Todesco

Carlo Favero adapted a standard epidemiological model to the Italian COVID outbreak and extended it in order to consider the economic effect of the pandemic, along with Andrea Ichino and Aldo Rustichini  

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Why Equity Markets Go Up (Yes, Up) When There Is an Official COVID Announcement

Why Equity Markets Go Up (Yes, Up) When There Is an Official COVID Announcement

by Fabio Todesco

Croce, Farroni and Wolfskeil analyze the relationship between the diffusion of pandemic information and market trends and provide a predictive tool based on Twitter, useful to avoid being caught unprepared again by a financial collapse of this kind  

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The Economic Cost of Social Distancing

The Economic Cost of Social Distancing

by Fabio Todesco

Two Bocconi Professors estimate that French GDP could decrease by 5.6% due to the measures against COVID. The same measures would cost 6.6% of the GDP in Italy, 5.7% in Germany, 5.5% in the United Kingdom and 6.7% in Spain  

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Intensive Care Bottlenecks Explain High COVID19 Mortality in Lombardy

Intensive Care Bottlenecks Explain High COVID19 Mortality in Lombardy

by Fabio Todesco

The most widespread epidemiological model matches reality only if this hospital constraint is considered, and caution is advised for exiting from the lockdown, according to a study by Carlo Favero  

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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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