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How Political Parties Bargain for Goods That Voters Can't Even See

How Political Parties Bargain for Goods That Voters Can't Even See

by Fabio Todesco

Lanny Martin observes that voters evaluate parties using readily available information on very visible aspects, such as the number of ministries in a coalition government. In order to make a positive impression on their supporters, parties with low bargaining power trade away less visible goods for ministerial positions, thus escaping accountability  

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Young, Temporary, and Low Skill Workers Worst Hit by the Pandemic

Young, Temporary, and Low Skill Workers Worst Hit by the Pandemic

by Fabio Todesco

Alessandra Casarico, in an analysis of the short term effect of COVID on the Italian labor market, confirms that the most affected are those that were already suffering the consequences of the previous recession. With a glimpse of hope for women  

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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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We All Lose When Immigrants Can't Access Health Care. Especially in a Lockdown

We All Lose When Immigrants Can't Access Health Care. Especially in a Lockdown

by Fabio Todesco

During the spring lockdown, undocumented immigrants' access to primary care in Milan halved and their housing conditions deteriorated, making it difficult to comply with COVID public health measures, according to research by Carlo Devillanova in collaboration with the NAGA association  

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What Public Policy Can Do for Women and What Women Can Do for Public Policy

What Public Policy Can Do for Women and What Women Can Do for Public Policy

by Paola Profeta

In the past century, a quiet revolution brought women to a new, more prominent role in the economy and society. In her new book, Paola Profeta, Director of the AXA Gender Equality Lab at Bocconi, analyzes the role of public policies in reducing the gender gap. Read an excerpt  

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OASI Report: 21 February, 2020, the Day That Changed the Italian Healthcare System

OASI Report: 21 February, 2020, the Day That Changed the Italian Healthcare System

by Fabio Todesco

In the tragic COVID months, the system has demonstrated a capacity for change, adaptation and digitization that must not be lost. The authors suggest to use the funds of Next Generation EU for capital investments, while setting a minimum threshold, for example 7.5% of GDP, for the financing of the NHS  

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No Compliance with COVID Measures Without Trust in Health Authorities

No Compliance with COVID Measures Without Trust in Health Authorities

by Fabio Todesco

Risk communication from the WHO was well trusted and acted upon during the first wave, but more emphasis on non enforceable hygiene measures and messages tailored to the less compliant are needed now  

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When a Superpower Barks, Dictators Bite

When a Superpower Barks, Dictators Bite

by Umberto Platini

Threatening to topple autocrats too often backfires, according to research by Livio Di Lonardo. Regimes react by investing more in security and crushing oppositions ideologically close to the foreign power. Ideologically distant oppositions, on the contrary, are spared  

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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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  • Emotions Power Public Administration

    Research by Turrini, Cristofoli, and Valotti finds a shared feature in the realization of COVID hospitals in Milan, New York, and Wuhan  

  • Fiscal Expansion: Spend as if You Have to Pay It Back

    Bocconi students on the seminars organized by IGIER. In the latest article of the series, Sviatoslav Tiupin reports on the work of Olivier Blanchard and John Cochrane  

  • Taxing Debt to Curb Irrationality Without Reducing Economic Growth

    Bocconi students on the economics seminars organized by IGIER. In the fifth article of the series, Daniele Goffi reports on the work of Ivan Werning, MIT  

  • Piketty's Road Map Towards Equality

    Bocconi students on the economics seminars organized by IGIER. In the fourth article of the series, Gael Blanchard reports on the latest book by Thomas Piketty and his work on growth and inequality  

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  • The Department of Finance will be interviewing and holding seminars with selected candidates on the following dates:   January 12th January 14th January 15th January 18th January 22nd January 25th January 27th February 1st February 3rd   Selected candidates will be contacted individually via e-mail. If you would like to follow the candidate's seminar you can contact the department administration office at dip.fin@unibocconi.it

  • Flexible Wages, Bargaining, and the Gender Gap

    Barbara Biasi (Yale)

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  • Ricerca/Ricerche: L'impresa preindustriale

    A.Colli (Università Bocconi), P.Lanaro (Università Cà Foscari), M.Doria (Università degli Studi di Genova e ASSI), M.Agostini (Università Cà Foscari), G.Favero (Università Cà Foscari), R.Cella (Università di Verona), I.Cecchini (Ist.Storia Europa Mediterranea,CNR,Roma), A.Caracausi (Università di Padova), L.Mocarelli (Università Bicocca), E.Demo (Università di Verona), G.Ongaro (Università Bicocca), F.Ammannuti (Università Bocconi), P.Pierucci (Università di Chieti Pescara), R.Rossi (Università di Salerno), V.Fava (Università Cà Foscari), M.Aymard (Ehess Parigi)

    Webinar joint with ASSI

  • A model of justification

    Sarah Ridout (Harvard University)

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