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Sleep Disorders on the Rise in Italy

Sleep Disorders on the Rise in Italy

by Ezio Renda

A study published in Scientific Reports, coauthored by Nirosha Varghese and Simone Ghislandi, states that one in three people sleep too short hours and one in seven is dissatisfied with the quality of their sleep. Low education and low income exacerbate the problem  

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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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The Backslide of Liberal Democracy

The Backslide of Liberal Democracy

by Gabor Scheiring

Gabor Scheiring gives a new interpretation of the rise of a populist and authoritarian leadership in Hungary. An excerpt from his new book  

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Unemployment Leads to Crime. A Confirmation from Brazil

Unemployment Leads to Crime. A Confirmation from Brazil

by Fabio Todesco

An exceptionally rich database allowed a joint research team from Bocconi and University of Pernambuco in Brazil to estimate a 23% increase in the probability of criminal prosecution for those losing a job. The effect, due to liquidity constraints, applies to both economically motivated and violent crimes and spills over onto cohabiting sons  

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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 Mafia Infiltrates the Legal Economy and Builds Consensus in Times of Crisis

The Mafia Infiltrates the Legal Economy and Builds Consensus in Times of Crisis

by Fabio Todesco

Studying Italian provinces in the wake of the 2007 financial crisis, CLEAN Bocconi research highlights the existence of positive effects of Mafia territorial presence, thus providing an explanation for the persistence of such presence, and suggests how to overcome the issue  

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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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    Seven positions are currently open at the Departments of Economics, Finance, and Accounting and more will follow  

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    Introduction: Paola Profeta, Bocconi University Keynote Speaker: Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University Winners of the Unicredit Foundation Best Paper Award on Gender Economics: Silvia Griselda University of Melbourne Lingwei Wu, University of Bonn Xinyu Fan, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) Conclusions: Laura Penna, UniCredit

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    Nazli Gurdamar Okutur, London Business School   Seminario Job Market  Per informazioni contattare dip.mkt@unibocconi.it

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    Laila Barcells, Georgetown University

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