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The Link Between Unemployment and Crime Has Been Measured

The Link Between Unemployment and Crime Has Been Measured

by Fabio Todesco

The probability of criminal prosecution increases by 23% for those losing a job and for their cohabiting sons, Britto, Pinotti, and Sampaio found in a paper on Econometrica  

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The Distribution of Costs Will Make or Break the Green Transition

The Distribution of Costs Will Make or Break the Green Transition

by Fabio Todesco

Studying a major ban on polluting cars in Milan, three Bocconi professors observed that those who went to the expense of changing their cars recorded a 55% higher probability of switching their vote to the populist, right wing Lega, which opposed the policy  

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COVID Restrictions Hit Women's and Young People's Mental Health Harder

COVID Restrictions Hit Women's and Young People's Mental Health Harder

by Andrea Costa

Researchers at Bocconi's Dondena Centre found that all the restrictions had negative effects on mental wellbeing in Europe, except for workplace closures. Eastern Europe fared worse than Western Europe  

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Digital Traces Disclosing Domestic Violence

Digital Traces Disclosing Domestic Violence

by Fabio Todesco

Google searches proved to be an effective tool to predict a surge in calls to domestic violence helplines in Italy at any time and a good predictor of calls to emergency numbers in time of crisis, according to new research by Selin Koksal and colleagues  

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Is Cutting Pensions a False Economy?

Is Cutting Pensions a False Economy?

by Ezio Renda

A new project by David Stuckler financed by the European Research Council will generate new evidence on the human costs of austerity measures in Italy and other European countries  

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Why We Think That Demography Is a Slow Thing, and Why We Are Wrong

Why We Think That Demography Is a Slow Thing, and Why We Are Wrong

by Umberto Platini

When we factor migration in, population change is much faster than commonly understood and can be affected by policy makers and socioeconomic factors, Francesco Billary writes  

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Family Planning: The Silence That Might Kill 27,000 People per Year

Family Planning: The Silence That Might Kill 27,000 People per Year

by Fabio Todesco

Kerim Can Kavakli and Valentina Rotondi estimate the effects of the US withdrawing foreign aid for NGOs that provide information on or access to abortion in developing countries. They show what happens under the Mexico City Policy, enforced by Republican administrations  

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The Corruption Gender Gap: Female Officials Fall into Temptation Less Often

The Corruption Gender Gap: Female Officials Fall into Temptation Less Often

by Pedro Adami Oliboni

Francesco Decarolis and Paolo Pinotti find that women bureaucrats are 22% less likely to be investigated in Italy and 81% less likely to be arrested in China. A defensive, risk averse attitude may be the explanation  

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News

  • Ukraine War: The Price of Making More Countries Join Sanctions

    Kerim Can Kavakli sheds some light on how sanctions coalitions are built and how targets try to skirt them  

  • Why Family Businesses Are More Resilient

    Certain features of entrepreneurial families amplify the ability of top management teams to absorb and recover from shocks, according to an analysis by Bocconi, Unicredit and AIDAF  

  • A Map of Investment Attractiveness in Agribusiness Infrastructure

    A study by Stefano Gatti, chair of Antin Infrastructure Partners in Infrastructure Financing, charts longterm trends and compares various applications in an increasingly important sector  

  • Ukraine: Corporate Decisions in Wartime

    Andrea Colli prepared a reading, based on databases and scholarly literature, with three suggestions for companies whose operations are affected by conflicts  

  • War in Ukraine: Risk of Famine at Highest Point in Decades

    An analysis by Guido Alfani and Cormac O Grada examines the causes of past food shortages, with implications of great relevance for today  

  • A Software to Help New Local Energy Communities Emerge

    GREEN's Edoardo Croci and Annamaria Bagaini collaborate on a project that will help bring Europe closer to energy independence through small scale efforts  

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  • ALEXANDER BLACK: Small Shadows of Lattice Polytopes
    Occasional seminars by Alexander Black

    ALEXANDER BLACK - University of California, Davis

    Room 3-E4-SR03 (Rontgen)

  • Eduardo Perez Richet: Fraud-proof non-market allocation mechanisms

    EDUARDO PEREZ RICHET - Science Po Paris

    Alberto Alesina Seminar Room 5.e4.sr04, floor 5, Via Roentgen 1

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    ALESSANDRO GAVAZZA - London School of Economics

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    ELEN M. IMMERGUT - EUI

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