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Synthesizing Big, Wide and Dirty Data to Predict Election Outcomes

Synthesizing Big, Wide and Dirty Data to Predict Election Outcomes

by Sirio Legramanti

An applied social science problem inspired Bocconi professor Omiros Papaspiliopoulos to investigate new scalable Bayesian computation strategies  

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Three New Professors Join Bocconi

Three New Professors Join Bocconi

by Fabio Todesco

Two full professors and an assistant professor have arrived to bolster the Bocconi faculty for the second semester of the academic year  

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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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Big Data as Gold. A Bocconi Professor Contributes to Faster Simulators

Big Data as Gold. A Bocconi Professor Contributes to Faster Simulators

by Sirio Legramanti

Simulators are increasingly crucial in decision making, but they can be time and memory consuming, hence they are often substituted by emulators. Emanuele Borgonovo has developed a faster emulation algorithm improving a technique pioneered by a South African statistician and mining engineer  

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How to Summarize Graphs and Hypergraphs

How to Summarize Graphs and Hypergraphs

by Sirio Legramanti

Large graphs and hypergraphs are increasingly common: Luca Trevisan has recently published an article about how to summarize these data structures in order to save memory and computational time while preserving their characteristic features  

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Statistics Shows That Early Lockdown Measures Are Our Best Weapons Against Covid

Statistics Shows That Early Lockdown Measures Are Our Best Weapons Against Covid

by Fabio Todesco

New study by Lu and Borgonovo, using sensitivity analysis techniques, demonstrates that policy variables are much more relevant than the intrinsic features of the pandemic in containing the number of infectious  

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News

  • A New Tool Detects Emotions in Italian Social Media Posts

    Federico Bianchi, Debora Nozza, and Dirk Hovy released a freely available package for sentiment analysis and emotion recognition in Italian, overcoming the linguistic and economic limitations of similar tools  

  • The Real Effects of Accounting

    Accounting is no more just about bookkeeping or double entry: it's about information. Reporting rules affect both managerial behavior and our lives, according to Annalisa Prencipe, KPMG Chair in Accounting  

  • Beyond the Selfie: COVID19 and the Museum Sector

    According to Alex Turrini, the pandemic acted as a digital transformation accelerator, as never before  

  • When the Pandemic Leads to Food Insecurity

    Two recent studies on food systems in Europe and the pandemic highlight just how vulnerable to disruption these systems are  

  • Real Time Maps of COVID Trends in Italy

    From the homepage of Bocconi COVID Crisis Lab readers can go to a mapping app developed by Marco Bonetti and Ugofilippo Basellini and monitor the epidemic in Italy  

  • Don't Fear Zombies. At Least, Not Yet

    New research by Guido Tabellini shows that the risk of creating a hidden subsidy for uncompetitive firms should not hold back governments and banks from providing firms with credit during the COVID19 pandemic  

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Seminars

  • Demand for Performance Goods: Import Quotas in the Chinese Movie Market
    Applied Microeconomics

    Marc Rysman (Boston University)

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  • The Effect of Online Competition on Local Newspapers and Politics: Evidence from the Introduction of Craigslist in the U.S.
    Political Economy - Joint with the Department of Social and Political Sciences

    Ruben Durante (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Abstract

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  • Bond markets in Spring 2020 and the response of the Federal Reserve

    Paper Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Berkeley Haas In order to receive the invitation link for the online streaming, please contact dip.fin@unibocconi.it  

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  • Enabling rapid financial response to disasters: Knotting and reknotting multiple paradoxes in inter-organizational systems

    Paula Jarzabkowski (Cass Business School)   For information or to receive the invitation link contact daniela.cereda@unibocconi.it

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